Mind the Scrap Summer Challenge: Week 1

Hello again!

So, if you saw my last post, you’ll know that the Mind the Scrap summer challenge is in full swing over on the Facebook group. Today I’m sharing my layouts from the first properly scored week. The criteria this time around, as set by team one, were to include:

  • Only black, white and one other colour
  • Washi tape
  • Stars
  • More than one photo
  • A one-word only title.

I’m pretty please with what I did for this week overall.


For my first layout, I thought this set of photos from a black tie charity dinner earlier in the year were perfect to pair with a black, white and gold colour scheme. The big star on the background was just done using a Heidi Swap stencil and a gold inkpad (I just use a hobbycraft own brand one). I think the rest of it is pretty self-explanatory; the monochromatic criterion helped to keep it simple, and it ticked all the other challenge boxes too πŸ™‚


My second layout for this challenge documents another part of our holiday to Japan earlier in the year, when we had a go at the famous Shibuya scramble crossing in Tokyo (which I actually found a little smaller and less scary than I was expecting!). I started with some simple white Heidi shine splatters on a black background to add some interest to what would become blank space. I then chose a monochrome patternedpaper as a sort of grounding strip for the photos to sit on. The washi in this one is subtle and sits under the curled-up edges of this strip. I chose blue as my colour to pick out some of the lights in the photos, and used it for the photo matting and other details. I still need to print one of the photos, but this one came to 25 points too.

Another one using blue as my third colour, though a different shade this time. Considering I did this layout in a hurry using a partly made background, just to try and get some more points for the team before the challenge rolled over, it turned out quite nice! I love the texture paste background, put gosh it was a pain to get anything to stick to. As I’ve only used one photo, this one was just 20 points.


Lastly for week one was this, documenting my obession with anything green tea/matcha flavoured whilst I was in Japan. Gotta be honest, I don’t love this one! It was only 10 points in the challenge and the colours make me feel a bit ill… I think I went a overboard on the pink, I’d only wanted to pick out the tiny pink details in the photos. But, I was pleased to use the ‘Oh joy!’ chipboard thicker, which is from a pack that’s been in my stash for years.

So that was week one of the Mind the Scrap summer challenge! Weeks two and three have in fact already passed, so I’ll be posting about those soon too.

Take care and thanks for reading,



Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.