Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo:
This year the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo in Brisbane held two competitions which attracted more than 70 entries. Visitors stopped in their tracks as they walked by, taking time to enjoy the range of techniques and ideas on display. The challenge was judged by the visitors with a Viewers’ Choice vote.
Card making challenge
Our card making challenge saw around 50 entries arrive at our doorstep! All cards had to be no larger than A5 when folded. Winners of each category are listed below and received a $100 cash prize.
Winner 1: Stamped. Congratulations to Deb Friend, QLD. Her piece titled ‘18 Degrees of Grunge’ inspired plenty of voters at the show and has won her first prize in the ‘Stamped’ category. (Image below)
Winner 2: 3D or Paper Tole. Congratulations to Lorraine King, NT. Lorraine used stamping, die cutting and embossing to create ‘Aquarium’ and was awarded 1st prize in the ‘3D/Paper Tole’ category. (Image below)
Winner 3: Cut out. ‘Sugar N Spice’ by Patricia Vella, QLD. The use of flower shaping, inking, cutting, assembling and colour coordination all caught the attention of voters. (Image below)
Winner 4: Mixed Media. ‘Joy to the World’ by Trudy Taylor, New Zealand. Trudy has demonstrated a high level of skill in this mixed media piece and is the deserving winner of the ‘Mixed Media’ category. (Image below)
For our second competition at the Expo, we invited entrants to create a nature themed layout. Once again the winners were determined by a Viewers’ Choice vote.
1st prize: Congratulations to Julie-Anne Creswick-Jackson of QLD. Julie-Anne impressed voters with a variety of techniques including die cutting and mixed media to produce this eye-catching layout and received a $300 cash prize. (Image below)
2nd prize: Maree Murphy, NSW. Maree created her ‘nature’ layout using an extensive list of techniques including die cutting, stamping, smudging and distressing to win $100. (Image below)
3rd prize: Krisy Podolak, Qld. Krisy wasn’t just an entrant in our competition, she was also holding classes and inspiring all of her students. Thanks for all the support and hard work Krisy! We love this layout and it earned a cash prize of $100. (Image below)
A big THANK YOU goes out to all our entrants who took part in the competitions. Your work provided a great spectacle at the show and you were an inspiration to many. We look forward to holding more competitions next year.