Inspiration Sketch April 2018

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Sometimes the most ordinary days can turn into a GRAND Aventure!  This happened to Frans and Susan in December 2016 when they went for what they thought, would be a very uneventful cruise on a quiet lagoon.
They day turned into a Grand Adventure when they lost their balance and the canoe capsized!  Lucky for them there were a few avid photographers nearby and these moments were captured forever!
Cariena used the Celebr8 2018 Core Ranges to create this layout. 
If you click on the layout you can download the FREE class from Create with Cariena.
Life is a Grand Adventure Sketch

2018 Updated National Event Schedule


We are in the second quarter of 2018 and our Events until June 2018 are all fully booked!

THANK YOU for your support!

Based upon feedback from our clients attending our Events as well as other Events, we have decided to reduce the number of seats available this year.  We would like to concentrate more on personal attention and detail.  Large groups make this really hard.  We also promise that you will have enough time to finish all your projects at the Event - that is if you attend to scrap and not to chat!  There will be time to chat - for sure!

We still have seats available for our Secret Events taking place this year in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Bookings for these Events will close end of June 2018.

Make sure you don't miss out!

Just click on the images or the names of the Event of your choice to book your seat.


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Inspiration Sketch March 2018

We have been inundated with requests for another inspirational sketch - here is a sketch based on a layout Cariena created.
Remember to share your layout based on the sketch with us on our Friends of Scrapbook Studio Facebook Group or email it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You never know if you might be rewarded for sharing!
Cariena Life is better with friends 2018

Step by Step Tutorial - You are Loved

Michele Paul from Isa-Bella Studio in Natal shared another GORGEOUS and fun tutorial for a layout she created using the beautiful Prima Zella Teal Paper Collection, Scrapbook Studio's Just Because Stencils with some Nuvo Mousse as well as some other items available from Scrapbook Studio and other craft stores.

We love the soft and ethereal look of this layout - Zella Teal has been one of our firm favourites at the shop and we still have lots of these papers!

Thank you so much for this, Michele!

Enjoy this and remember to share your projects using some of our Papers and other products you have purchased from Scrapbook Studio!

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The white card stock was prepared Dina Wakley clear gesso (a thin layer and allowed to dry)

For my paper I used the Prima Zeal Teal collection

Prima flowers mini Daisy white and Aqua

Melange Art pebbles

White flower stamens

Celebr8 - You are Loved chipboard word

The Nuvo mousse was used with a pallet knife and applied as is thru the stencil. You get a beautiful shimmer on the stencil colour. I used Pure Platinum

Stencil Nuvo

The background was created using the Nuvo mousse.

Colours used Aquamarine, Pure platinum and Cosmic brown

Nuvo mousse is water soluble so you can add to water to form a spritz

I used a small pallet knife of each into a 3-separate small spray bottles the more you use the stronger the colour, shake very well. (the colours are very pastel)

You will get an incredible shine once the spray dries on your background.

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Nuvo Crystal Drops- Ivory Seashell was used to create pearls on the stencil twirls

Nuvo Drops

I have used natural fibre behind the flower and coloured it with K-craft product glimmer mist. Metallic silver

Fibres Mist

I cut the roses from the paper and glued to the back of the melange art pebbles with Tombow

Melange Pebbles

Below are some more close ups of the layout.  Hope you will be inspired!

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Step by Step Tutorial - Friends for Life

Michele Paul from Isa-Bella Studio in Natal sent us this GORGEOUS and fun tutorial she did using our Just Because Paper Collection with some Prima and other Mixed Media Products.

We love how she incorporated the Mixed Media products on the layout. 

Thank you so much for this, Michele!

Enjoy this and remember to share your projects using some of our Papers and other products you have purchased from Scrapbook Studio!

Friends for life

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Products used:

Finnabair Art Basic Heavy Gesso Black

Finnabair Rust Effect Paste

Nuvo mousse – cosmic brown

Distress paint Tim Holtz- broken China

2x celebr8 -fishing net die cut

4x Just Because-Futterby paper

2x Just Because- Measured blooms

1x Just because-Elements

1x just because- let’s talk

2x Just Because – In season

1x Just because -Flourishing

6X Black foam core strips cut 3cmx29.5cm

1x Celebr8 word Friends for life (I cut the twirls of either side at the top of the word)

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Techniques used

Painting the word

Painted the word with black gesso and then did the rust effect paste I used a paint brush with the white bristles (Stiff brush) waited for it to dry and added a bit of the broken china distress paint

To Create the wood effect:

I used 12 strips of masking tape about 36 cm long

(Please note I like to use my packaging plastic packets and then I can throw away)

I adhered the strips onto my plastic bag.

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Painted with black gesso and waited for it to dry

step 2 gesso

Then did the rust effect first the brown leaving bits of the black

step 4 rsut paint and yellow of the rust effect

Then the rust and yellow

Then adhered 2 strips to the 3cmm strips of foam core lengthwise

rust effect strips adhered to foam core

I used 3 strips of each side of the layout

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Painting the fishing net

I painted the fishing net in back gesso and waited for it to dry.

The used Nuvo Mousse cosmic brown on my finger and rubbed onto the net randomly.

Hope you enjoyed this Tutorial.


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