A2Z Scraplets October Sketch Challenge & CSI Case File #91

Hi everybody! I am back today to share the awesome new challenge over at the A2Z Scraplets blog this month. Caz has chosen a fabulous PageMaps Sketch for us to play along with this month and I um strayed a lot from the sketch in the end because I printed my photo too big and other reasons totally beyond my control but you can still sort of squint and see the original sketch inspiration in my layout LOL. I also decided to tie in with the current CSI Challenge Theme and colours so check out that case file at the end of my blog post and all the details for that challenge. Click here to visit the A2Z Scraplets Blog Post outlining the October Challenge details.

Here is the Sketch…

Here is my take on the sketch using lots of fabulous A2Z Scraplets products including Brickwall Stencilet, Shapes – Speech Bubbles, Just Hangin Out Title, Doodlet 20 & Doodlet 26.

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The background paper is from 7 Dots Studio and I have added some Artichoke Shimmerz Texture Paste using the A2Z Brickwall Stencil. I am so in love with these Shimmerz Texture pastes and I definately need to get my hands on some more colours. They are so fun and grainy and chunky so they look perfect with the A2Z Scraplets Brickwall Stencilet. I have also splatters some little droplets of Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists over the background as well to add a touch more colour.

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My Chipboard title “Just Hangin Out” from A2Z Scraplets has also was covered with the awesome Arti Choked Texture Paste from Shimmerz. I have smeared some of this on my Craft Mat and then dipped the Chipboard title face down into the texture paste. I have then outlined the letters in black permanent texta so you can read it a little easier.

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The fabulous Doodlets from A2Z Scraplets have been layered on top of each other for a fabulous fun effect but before I have layered them together, I have sprayed them randomly with various Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists keeping one in cool colours and one in warm colours, Teal, Mustard, Sweet Cherry, Chantreuse & Primrose. Spraying in random spots adds texture without adding texture if you get what I mean? LOL Don’t you love my technical way of describing things?

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My paper layers are randomly layered pieces varying from Crate Paper, Studio Calico, My Minds Eye & 7 Dots Studio. The only piece of paper that I really put a lot of thought into was the Crate Paper Pier Collection Giant Chevron pattern. The original patterned paper had various colours including lots of shades of blues, pinks etc and they did not all match with the colour palette from the CSI challenge so I have fussy cut out the pieces of chevron that had the right colours and then stuck them back together to perfectly match my layout.

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There are lots of fabulous Printed Chipboard pieces on this layout also including some from My Minds Eye & Teresa Collins.  I had lots of fun doodling all over this layout when it was finished and decided at the last minute to add some Clear Epoxy Dots to the background paper as well. I have used Prima Marketing ones alongside some Tim Holtz Bottle Cap Clear Stickers.

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My journalling was written on the A2Z Scraplets Speech Bubbles that have been covered with coordinating papers from my layout. I have then doodled around them and journalled about this awesome day hanging out with the kangaroos at the Reptile Park.

Products used for this layout include…
A2Z Scraplets Brickwall Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Title Just Hangin Out
A2Z Scraplets Doodlets 20 & 26
A2Z Scraplets Shapes – Speech Bubbles
Various Patterned Papers including 7 Dots Studio, My Minds Eye, Crate Paper & Studio Calico
Project Life Black Pen Size 03 & 05
Printed Chipboard from My Minds Eye & Teresa Collins
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists in Chantreuse, Teal, Mustard, Sweet Cherry, Primrose & Black
Various Washi Tapes
Shimmerz Arti Choked Texture Paste
Paper Doily
Sequins
Prima Marketing & Tim Holtz Enamel Clear Sticker domes
Helmar Scrap Dots
X-Press IT Double Sided Tape

The Evidence I have used for the CSI Case File include wet medium, Something Irridescent, Stripes, Speech Bubbles, & flags.

Click here to visit the CSI Site and join in the current case file. There are 20 hours left to enter this challenge but 2 new challenges have already been announced including the fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Well that is it from me today, until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Scrapbooking from Scratch September Quote & Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone, this is just a quick post with a couple of challenge entries before the month ends tonight. Man can you believe that it is October in 15 hours sheesh I seriously don’t remember how this year has gone so fast but it has flown by.

Yesterday I posted a layout that I wanted to enter into the Scrapbooking From Scratch Sketch Challenge but alas I did not read the rules properly and I was supposed to do an exclusive layout for the challenge but I was naughty and combined the Jot Mood Board challenge with it so I have done a new layout with the same awesome sketch. Here is the sketch again and checkout all the September Challenges on the Scrapbooking from Scratch Blog here.

Here is my new take on the sketch titled Explore Pretty Beach.

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The layout is featuring a gorgeous photo of my 2 girls recently as we were watching the millions of Soldier Crabs scurrying across the sand next to the warf. They are so fascinating to watch and the girls just love going there especially with the awesome park that is across the road.

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I have used the Crate Paper Pier Collection papers for this layout as well as some of the Ephemera Die Cuts Pack.

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The background has been masked with some Modelling Paste and a Crafters Workshop Template and I have finished it off by adding some Prima Marketing Enamel Dots.

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Other bits that I have added include Heidi Swapp Polaroid frame, Acetate Border&  Buzz Words as well as some stickers from My Minds Eye

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Other little bits I have added include the peg, vellum, burlap trim and some Charms Creations Banners.

Next up is the Quote Challenge set by Charm this month and the quote was  “Life is Good”

Here is my take on the challenge titled 4 Wheel Fun.

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I have used the Studio Calico Sundrifter Collection for this layout as my patterned papers and then I have added lots of fabulous other details including lots of Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist in the background as droplets.

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The stickers are various from My Minds Eye, BoBunny, Studio Calico & Jilibean Soup.

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I have added a gorgeous Charms Creations Heart & Cloud to my layout and some Burlap trim behind the layers also.

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I have used the quote Life is Good numerous times over the layout including in stickers and Tim Holtz Tiny Chat stickers.

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Products used for these layouts include…
Crate Paper Pier Collection Papers, Stickers & Epehemera
Studio Calico Sundrifter Collection Papers & Stickers
Various Stickers including My Minds Eye, BoBunny, Jilibean Soup Studio Calico
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Embellishments
Charms Creations Banners, Clouds & Hearts
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in colours Sweet Cherry, Georgia Peach, Mustard & Tropicana Teal
Heidi Swapp Acetate Banners, Polaroid Frames & Buzz Words
Prima Marketing Clear Acrylic Enamel Dots Various Sizes
The Crafters Workshop 6×6 Stencil
Modelling Paste
Burlap Trim
Vellum
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner

Well that is it from me for now, 2 posts within 2 hours of each other how good am I? Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

A Creative Process – YouTube Video from start to finish

Hi everyone! Just a quick share from me today sharing my recent Youtube Video Upload. This time I have recorded my complete creative process. How I create a layout from start to finish. The video is 43 minutes long but shows every aspect of a page from picking papers through to final journalling. Hope you enjoy.

This is the layout that I have featured in the video…

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Products used for this layout include…
Crate Paper Pier Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Compass
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet
Reeves Modelling Paste
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays
Faber Castell Gelatos
Kaisercraft Texture Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink Coffee & Jet Black
Ranger Crackle Accents
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Prima Marketing ABC Stickers
My Minds Eye Frame
Charms Creations Chevron
Machine Stitching
Helmar Scrap Dots
X-Press IT Foam Tape
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
Natural Twine

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Some Sneak Peeks…

Hi everyone! Ok I have been so super busy scrapping my little butt off this week and I feel like I have done nothing because I am not allowd to share any of it yet eeekkk. That makes the anticipation building up even more exciting yeah? Ok if you aren’t a follower of me on Instagram (feel free to look me up amypriorcom is my username) then you would not have seen all the sneak peeks that I have been posting. This week I have created not 1 not 2 not 3 but 12 yes 12 layouts so here is a quick sneak peek at each one just to tease you until I am allowd to share…

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Hehehehehe I am such a tease aren’t I? Be sure to check out the A2Z Scraplets Blog here on the 15th & 16th September to view all the amazing new releases for this month and awesome inspiration from our fabulous Design Team.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Scrapbooking Memories Colour Challenge 16.1

Hi everyone! I am back today to share a layout that I have finished for the current Scrapbooking Memories Colour Challenge. Have you given this challenge ago? The colours to use are Kraft, Teal, Red & Yellow.

Here is my take on the challenge. I have also got a video of the start to finish process of this layout so check back on my youtube channel soon.

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The papers that I have used for this layout are from Crate Paper the Pier collection.

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I have also used the Pier Ephemera & Die Cuts Pack and some stickers.

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The background paper has been masked with an A2Z Scraplets mask using some Modelling Paste as well as using some Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Mists.

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The discover word is from Pink Paislee Artisan Range and I have used some Gelato to decorate this.

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The chipboard Shape Compass is from A2Z Scraplets and I have decorated it using Gelatos and then some Ranger Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

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The background also has some stamping using Ranger Coffee Archival Ink and I think they are Hampton Stamps but not 100% sure so don’t quote me on that one LOL.

Products Used Include…
Crate Paper the Pier Collection Papers, Stickers & Ephemera
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Compass Chipboard
Faber Castell Gelatos
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays
Pink Paislee Artisan Word
Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint
Prima Marketing Alpha Stickers
Machine Stitching
Natural Twine
Charms Creations Chevron
Ranger Archival Ink Pad Coffee
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape

Have you played along with this colour challenge? I would love to see it, share your links in the comments below.

That’s it from me today, Off to church I go, happy Sunday everyone and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx