June/July giveaway winners!

Hi everyone! Well I’m back to announce the winners of my giveaway. How exciting! Thanks so much for everyone sharing and commenting I have loved visiting you all too. Without further ado our winners are as follows…

Handmade Halo prize winner- mommabuttercup

Flourish with a Bling prize winner- marybeth

A2Z Scraplets prize winner- Wisher

Congratulations girls please email amy_prior AT live DOT com with blog winner in the subject and including your address please 🙂

Because I love you all so much I have another couple of little RAK prizes for the following 2 ladies- Lizzy Hill & Donna O’Connell

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Pure Love – July A2Z Scraplets New Release Chipboard – Clock with Clogs

Are you here for my June/July Giveaway? Click here for more info after you have read this post of course :)

Hi everyone! Today I am here to start sharing my creations for the fabulous A2Z Scraplets July Releases. Now you can see the first lot of releases on the A2Z Scraplets blog here but full details of other product inclusions will be on my blog in the coming days, one project at a time.

First up is a fabulous canvas that I have created using the new A2Z Scraplets Clocks with Cogs. This canvas was 100% inspired by the infamous Finnabair. Not sure who Finnabair is? Where have you been? LOL you can check out her blog here. She is one of my fave idols in this industry.

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To create this canvas, I have first adhered tonnes of fun embellishments including the chipboard clock with cogs to the canvas using Gel Medium. I have applied thicker layer of the Gel Medium in some sections and then scraped away with this fabulous little artsy tool that I have which I don’t know the name but a plastic fork would do the trick also LOL.

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I wanted to add more texture to the clock with cogs before I began to pain the canvas so I have painted a thick layer of Tim Holtz Ranger Crackle Paint over the clock and allowed to dry. I have then painted the entire canvas with Black Gesso including painting some of the elements like buttons etc that were too pale for the palette that I chose.

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I have then adhered my photo which was fussy cut out, then have covered the photo as best as I could with some baby wipes ready to start spraying!

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I have used 3 different shades of Heidi Swapp Color Shine to spray the entire canvas. To avoid muddy colours, I have dried each colour layer in between. When I had achieved the colours that I was happy with, I have then used Inka Gold from Viva Decor in Gold, to rub all over the raised surfaces to show up the dimension better.

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I was pretty stoked with how this canvas turned out although I am far from being anywhere near as good as Finn.

Other Products used to complete this project include…
Matisse Gel Medium
Matisse Black Gesso
Tim Holtz Ideaology various
Handmade Halo Charms
Prima Marketing Flowers Various
Prima Marketing Metal Flowers
Prima Marketing Branch
Punchinella
Handmade Halo Resin
Helmar Scrap Dots
Helmar 450
Masking Tape

Check back tomorrow to see another new release A2Z Scraplet creation.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Some recent publications

Hi everybody! I am super busy catching up on all of my fabulous design team work which I cannot share just yet but I wanted to come and quickly share some recent publications from both Scrapbooking Memories magazine as well as Creating Keepsakes.

First up was a fabulous Hunter Leisure Challenge that I was invited to participate in for the Mother’s Day Special edition of Scrapbooking Memories back in April.

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Next are my first ever publications in Creating Keepsakes, eek I was so excited.

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Well that is it from me today but don’t despair, I will be back tomorrow hopefully.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

June-July Blog Giveaway

Hi everyone!
I hope you are all well. I am back with a new giveaway this month and this time I have 3 prizes up for grabs!!!  yep that’s right 3 prizes!!!!!

First prize is an Handmade Halo Pack valued at over $50!

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Next prize pack is from Flourish with a Bling valued at over $40!!!

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The third and final prize pack is from A2Z Scraplets and is valued at well over $30!!!! WOW!

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To enter all you need to do is follow me here on the blog PLUS follow my Facebook page here. When you are following both, please leave a comment on this blog post to enter. You can also gain additional entries by spreading the love via social networking just be to sure to link me in a blog comment wherever you have shared.

This giveaway will be open for entries until midnight on the 31st July 2013 AEST (Sydney time).

Be sure to help spread the love for multiple entries. Until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx

Giveaway Winner Announced

Hi everyone! Well we have moved house and my studio is well and truly half way through being unpacked. I hope to get into it this weekend and get it all finished. For now I have to announce the winner of my fabulous May Giveaway! Here is the prize pack that was on offer….

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I have been over to Random.org and the winner of this fabulous prize pack is…

May Blog Giveaway Winner

Congratulations Megan Bylsma. Please email me at amy_prior AT live DOT com with May Blog Winner as the email subject. Please include your address and I will get your prize posted shortly.

Because I am feeling extra generous, I also have an A2Z Scraplets pack of goodies here for a second place prize so Congratulations LisasCreativeNiche, email me at amy_prior AT live DOT com with you May Blog Runner Up as the email subject. Please included your address and I will get your prize posted shortly.

Check back tomorrow for the announcement of my June-July Giveaway!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Flourish with a Bling Design Team

Hi everyone! So sorry I have been so quiet but I am moving house tomorrow YAY and I will have a fabulous studio set up hopefully next week so double yay. I just wanted to come by and announce some exciting news that  some of you might know already and that is that I am one of the new designers for Flourish with a Bling yay. Click here to visit the Flourish with a Bling website and did you know that they now sell retail as well as wholesale? How cool is that.

Here is the full list of fabulous designers that I will get to work along side for the next year…

Amy Prior – Aus (YAY)

Barbara Turner – Aus

Chloe Nielsen – Aus

Evgenia Sokolinskaya – Russia

Helen Tilbury – South Africa

Irit Shalom – Israel

Judith Armstrong – Aus

Kim Kendell – Aus

Laura Gilhuly – Canada

Linda Thompson – Aus

Tatiana Yemelyanenko – Ukraine

Tracey Fowler – Aus

Here are some of my recent layouts using FWAB goodies…

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Ok well that is it from me today, be sure to check back tomorrow for the next Color Room Palette Release.

Oh and don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about my giveaway, stay tuned next week for the winner announcement once I am settled in and find the box that has the gift packed inside 🙂

Until next time, happy scrapping.

Amy Prior xx

Treasure Box Altered Tin

Howdy everybody! I’m back today to share with you another gift that I created for my darling niece. For this project I wanted to alter a tin that I recently received some Natio Spa goodies in for my birthday. Every girl needs a treasure box so of course Aunty Amy made one for miss Skye’s 3rd birthday. I hope she will treasure it forever and my girls even created some beaded jewellery to start off her treasure collection.

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Firstly I had to prime my surface as the tin would repell almost all my water based paint mediums that I wanted to work with. To do this, I have coated a layer of Multi Medium (Gel Medium would work too) and I have then cut up the A2Z Scraplets Starburst Large to fit my tin lid and also adhered with the Multi Mediuim. I added some Multi Medium to the surface of the chipboard too and because I was in a rush, I have used my heat gun to dry really quickly after each wet step. I allowed the Multi Medium to boil and bubble so it would create some added texture to that fabulous starburst. I then added some fabulous lace from my stash around the base of the tin using the Multi Medium also.

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The next step was to finish priming and because the Multi Medium dries clear, I had to add some regular Gesso to cover the printing on the outside of the box. Again, after drying with my heat gun, I have painted the entire base and lid with some Antique White Paint from Kaisercraft.

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Once the paint was dry, I have rubbed a heap of Viva Decor Inka Gold over all that fabulous texture to help it pop! A golden treasure box for my niece how special! If you don’t have Inka Gold, grab an ink pad and use your finger to add some colour softly to the raised texture.

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Now that my tin was painted and ready, I have added some Cheese Cloth and a tonne of Prima flowers, Birds Nest, Handmade Halo Charms and some wire swirls. I also had this fabulous bird in my stash that looked perfect on top and to help blend the project together, I have added some Inka Gold to the tips of all the flowers and onto the Bird roughly as well.

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I am so stoked with how this turned out and I really wanted to keep it for myself LOL.

Well that is it from me today, I hope I have inspired you to get altering for your next handmade project. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx