Online Class Update...

We say Farewell to Kim....

Hi everyone,
It is with sadness that we at Scrapping Outback say farewell to Kim Kendell as a member of our Design Team. Kim has been with us for for just over 1 and a half years - wow time flies!!! and has been a valuable part of our team, but it is now time for Kim to move on and devote more of her time to all her other Design Team ventures.

Kim is on quite a few other Design Teams and has produced some stunning and very creative work for them too, so you won't miss her altogether - you can still follow Kim and her beautiful work through her BLOG. I am sure she would love for you to continue to support her other ventures.

As a reminder of Kim's work for us here at Scrapping Outback we would like to share with you some of her projects from the past 19 months, and I am sure you all would agree that Kim is a very talented lady who has inspired us all to create some amazing projects of our own :)

Kim, we will miss you, but we know that you will love the little extra time on your hands to create some amazing work for your other Design Team commitments - WE WISH YOU HAPPINESS, GOOD HEALTH, AND LUCK WITH ALL THAT YOU DO!!!

Thank you so much for your support and commitment of SCRAPPING OUTBACK.
Rachelle and the SO Team xxx

August 13 Challenge!


It is time to reveal our Challenge for August 2013:

"Use chipboard, texture, layers and masking on your project, it can be a layout, a card or OTP"

Rules: After you have created a LO/card or OTP  for the challenge please upload it to your blog, online gallery or Facebook page then link and add your info into the correct Mister Linky on the right hand side of our BLOG.
Once you have done that just pop over to the SO FaceBook page and let us know you have entered our challenge - you can then link back to your own blog or FB page as well so we can all go and check out your creation.
Out of courtesy, please link your challenge entries back to the Scrapping Outback BLOG challenge or be sure to give credit to the Scrapping Outback challenge and if there is a sketch to follow please give credit to the sketch artist as well.
Please use your creation for our challenge only - it is not to be used in other challenges.
If you are winner be sure to grab your Challenge Winners Blinkie to add to your blog.Thank you.
Due Date: 31st of August 2013 11.59pm
Prize:  $15 shop voucher to spend in our store for the winning layout chosen at RANDOM by Mr Linky. 

And of course we have some inspiration to get you started!

First up we have a gorgeous canvas by talented Tina Connolly:

 This is Tina's tip: "When creating with texture, I like to use a combination of rough and smooth, and gloss and matt. This gives interesting contrasts on your creation and allows each element to show rather than get lost. On my canvas I left the "Live, Love, Dance" title smooth to contrast against the detailed background."

 Next is Sandrine's  Layout:

''Priceless Love"

 Sandrine's tip is a mini tutorial to create texture on chipboard:

If you are a hoarder (like me), you would have a collection of rhinestones in all sorts of colours. A little idea sprouted in my mind, what if I used them to create texture on chipboard? Well why not? The great thing is that you can use any colours you want as they will get painted!
I am not using them for the bling effect but rather for the beautiful texture effect.
Rach gave me this gorgeous chipboard piece to play with a while back and it was going to work perfectly with this layout :) So I started by covering the areas where the rhinestones would fit, when satisfied with the look, I covered the lot with  a thick coat of Gesso, you will need Gesso to prime, paint will not stick to plastic rhinestones.

 When Gesso is dry, you can apply the colour of your choice over it, you can use mists, paints etc. How easy and cheap is that? Use different size rhinestones for extra interest.

Lastly I added "Vintage Photo" Distress Stickles on the raised areas, it has a lush golden effect, that was perfect with my colour scheme, I also love the rough feel it gives. This is the final result:

Next is Julie's LO
Julie has used texture paste and a WOW Template to add texture to her background then sprayed over the top with Glimmer Mists and then added metallic rub ons ,she has also used  Rachelle's Metal Effect Technique on her chipboard to add more texture.
Tip: don't be afraid to layer your chipboard, different sizes of chipboard is perfect to achieve the layered look just like the cogs and squares on Julie's LO.

I hope you enjoyed our Design Team's samples and we can't wait to see your take on our challenge!!!

Happy Scrapping!

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