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

PaperHaus Magazine Blog October Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be sharing the fabulous October Sketch Challenge with you all today from the PaperHaus Magazine Blog. Click here to visit the blog and the full reveal. Here is the sketch designed by the fabulous Jules…

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and here is my example layout created using Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, die cuts & stickers…

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I have masked my background paper using the Prima Marketing Static 12×12 Stencil and some Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence White. I cannot believe that I have never tried this before cause it looks so cool using the crackle paint eeekk a new favourite technique perhaps…

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Most of the fabulous elements used for this page were from the September Cést Magnifique Kit including the fabulous Melissa France Vellum Envelope & Tag that is snuck behind the little birdie doily here…

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as well as the fabulous Prima Marketing Say it in Pearls & Crystals Bling Circles. Aren’t they super cute? The flowers vary from Manor House Creations, Kaisercraft, Prima Marketing and Petaloo and the gorgeous double layered buttterflies are also from Petaloo and were also included in the kit.

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The chipboard chicken wire is from A2Z Scraplets and has had a very rough coat of Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence White. I just love adding these chicken wire/hexagon shapes behind details on my layouts and the best part is that I have used it so much on this layout yet I have only used 1 piece of chipboard so it is sooo worth the $2.50 price tag! Click here to visit the A2Z Scraplets website and order yours today, I usually order in quantities of 10 cause well I love it and use it often LOL.

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Some other fabulous details on this fun shabby layout include the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Square Frame that I have trimmed to fit my rectangle photo and I also had these beautiful Maya Road Vintage Pearl Trinkets that I have tucked under a couple of the Flower Clusters aren’t they divine?

Products used for this layout include…
Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
Various flowers/leaves  from Manor House Creations, Kaisercraft, Prima Marketing & Petaloo
Prima Marketing Say it in Crystals & Pearls Circles
Prima Marketing 12×12 Static Template
Petaloo Butterflies
Maya Road Vintage Pearl Trinkets
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Square Frames
A2Z Scraplets Chicken Wire Chipboard shape
Ranger Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Picket Fence White
Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope & Tag
Satin Seam Binding
Paper Doily
Prima Marketing Ingvild Bolme Distress Tool
Helmar Scrap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner

Well that is it from me today, be sure to click here to visit the PaperHaus Magazine Blog to see the rest of our fabulous design team’s inspiration for this sketch.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

A2Z Scraplets September Blind Challenge – Believe to Achieve

Hi everyone! I am back today to share with you all my example layout for the A2Z Scraplets September Blind Challenge. Did you see it? Click here to visit the A2Z Scraplets blog post to find out how to enter. You have until midnight tonight so hurry!

What is a Blind Challenge I hear you say? Well a blind challenge is very simple. All participants are given the exact same set of basic instructions including measurements etc to create a scrapbook layout from and email to the Challenge Coordinator. How each person interprets the instructions is the truly amazing part, no 2 projects ever look the same and some vary so drastically which is so very exciting to see.

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All entries and examples have been left a secret until today, the last day of the month so no one could copy layouts etc. You can see some more inspiration from our Design Team on the A2Z Scraplets blog right here. We all had so much fun playing along with this and even I, the one who wrote the instructions, couldn’t keep to my own directions and have added and changed bits LOL. The whole point is to have fun and get inspiration in a new way.

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One of the very first instructions was to mask the background in 2 corners and add splatters. The instructions only mention one colour also but I was trying to go for the Chalkboard effect and wasn’t happy so needed to add some Colourful Splatters LOL. I have used the A2Z Scraplets Checkerplate Stencilet for it.

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The white masking and droplets were created using Dylusions White Ink Spray and I have then sprayed my A2Z Scraplets Believe to Achieve Title with the White Dylusions as well. When I was splattering my background with colour using some Heidi Swapp Color Shine, I have also splattered lots of tiny droplet of colour onto the A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title and I have then dooled around the edges using a black pen.

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The fabulous papers and stickers that I have used are from the Fancy Pants Wonderful Day Collection and I have added lots of doodling and random stitching for added interest around these. Another part that was not in the instructions was the photo matting that I have done with the Red Paper from Fancy Pants LOL I know I am so naughty, I can’t ever follow directions especially my own haha. How fun is that cork paper?

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My flowers were created using left over papers and I will have a video up in the next couple of days showing how I did these so stay tuned.

Have you checked out my YouTube Channel? I am regularly uploading tutorials from basic scrapbooking knowledge through to advance techniques and product uses so click here to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe today!

Products used for this layout include…
A2Z Scraplets Checkerplate Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Believe to Achieve Chipboard Title
Fancy Pants Designs Wonderful Day Collection Papers & Stickers
Flourish with a Bling Black Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Glitz Design Finnley Large Rhinestones
Dylusions Ink Spray in White & Black
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sprays in Sweet Cherry & Tropicana Teal
Project Life Black 03 Marker
My Minds Eye Bakers Twine
Helmar Scrap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape

That’s it from me today, can you believe that it is 1st of October tomorrow? Sheesh can someone tell me where this year has gone honestly it’s basically over and I feel like it has just begun. My baby Chloe starts Big School in February which is scaring me a little as it gets closer and closer.

Until next time, happy  scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

The Color Room Palette #160

Hi everybody! I hope you are all having a blessed day. The sun is shining here on the sunny Central Coast of NSW Australia and after the mini heat wave yesterday, it’s a perfect Spring day today.

Today I am back to share a quick layout with you all created for the new the Color Room challenge that has just been posted today. Remember you now have 2 WEEKS to get your TCR entries in which is super exciting! Checkout the Color Room website here or the Facebook page here to checkout this fortnight’s palette and enter for your chance to win some fabulous prizes from our sponsors!

Here is the palette. A fabulous bright palette for #160

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Here is my take on the palette titled Fun Moments…

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I have lots of closeup shots for you of course. Checkout the background detail. I have used a Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 mask in each corner and then doodled and watercoloured some of the circles. Doesn’t it look fun?

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The papers are all random from my stash and include brands like My Minds Eye, BoBunny, Websters Pages, Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants & Authentique. I have also fussy cut the butterflies from an old piece of Kaisercraft Specialty Patterned Paper. How fun is the glitter on the butterflies!

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The kite sticker is from an old Echo Park collection and the Chalk frame is from the new My Minds Eye Chalk Studio Collection. I just love the contrast of the black on the frame as well as on the Heidi Swapp Acetate Banner.

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I have cut up a Flourish with a Bling Jasmine Puff Flourish and added it randomly plus I have added some flair from Lil Somethin & Fancy Pants.

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The watercolour on the background circles was actually created using Faber Castell Bubblegum Pink Gelato. The fabulous title is from the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Words which are so fun to play with!

Products used for this layout include…
White Bazzil Double Thick Cardstock
Random Patterned Papers from Websters Pages, Kaisercraft, BoBunny, Pink Paislee, My Minds Eye, Authentique & Fancy Pants
Crafters Workshop Circle Explosion 6×6 Template
Reeves Modelling Paste
Faber Castell Gelatos Bubblegum Pink
Project Life Black 03 Pen
Flourish with a Bling Hot Pink Jasmine Puffy Flourish
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Words
Lil Somethin Flair Button
Fancy Pants Memories Captured Flair Button
My Minds Eye Chalk Studio Frame
Heidi Swapp Acetate Banners
Flowers from Prima Marketing & Manor House Creations
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
Plasterer’s Tape
Twine

Well that is it from me for today, be sure to check back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Daughter True Romance Shabby A2Z Scraplets

Hi everyone! I am back to share a quick layout with you all that I had featured over on the A2Z Scraplets blog late last week.

This layout is titled Daughter and features lots of products from the September Cest Magnifique Kit including the fabulous Kaisercraft True Romance Collection. If you haven’t heard of Cest Magnifique Kit Club then I definately recommend checking them out here. The kits are always stunning and I am always so very happy with the postage time all the way to me in Australia. I get so excited waiting for each kit to come and have been a subscriber on and off for a few years now.

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The background piece of Kaisercraft paper has been decorated using an A2Z Scraplets Leaf Stencilet along with some Modelling Paste. The stencil is actually just over 6 inches so I had to do the masking in 2 stages, first I have masked the top right corner and the bottom left corner and dried with my heat gun. I have then masked the remaining two corners and all without any smudging. Drying the Modelling Paste with the heat gun also creates a much nicer clean 3D puffy effect as I heat it till it boils and bubbles. Please be careful if you try this at home as I am certain that it would pop and not be pleasant if you don’t be careful.

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While I had my modelling paste out, I have smeared a random amount onto my craft sheet and then I have pressed my A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title down into the modelling paste and lifted up quickly and roughly. This has left a fun texture on the title and was really so very simple, easy and looks super shabby!

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The A2Z Scraplets Paisley Chipboard Flourishes have been given a simple misted coat of Heidi Swapp Chantreuse Color Shine Spray which just helped bring out those greens in the beautiful die cut pieces. I just adore the fabulous Kaisercraft True Romance Die Cuts Package and I have used tonnes on this layout but the best part is that I still have literally double if not triple this amount left over for other projects. Love a good value for money product!

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The kit from Cest Magnifique Kit Club included these fabulous Melissa Frances Vellum Envelopes and Tags so I have added a satin seam binding bow to the tag and have journalled on before inserting back into the hidden envelope behind my clusters of die cuts.

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Amongst the gorgeous layers there are also some A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Hearts that have been smeared with a good peanut butter style coating of modelling paste and then sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Plumeria Pink Flat Fabio Spray. There is also one of the fabulous A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Doilies that I have simply covered with some of the Kaisercraft True Romance Papers and then finished it off by sanding the edges back.

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I have added even more dimension to my layout by popping up some of the butterfly die cut wings making it look like they are about to take flight.

Products used for this layout include…
Cést Magnifique September Kit
Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
A2Z Scraplets Leaves Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title, hearts, paisley flourishes and doilies
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Plumeria Pink
Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope & Tag
Heidi Swapp Chantreuse Color Shine Spray
Reeves Modelling Paste
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape
Satin Seam Binding White

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with Modelling Paste & A2Z Scraplets Chipboard & Stencilets. I will be back tomorrow with some more inspiration just for you!

Until next time, happy srapping!

Amy Prior xx

PaperHaus Magazine Shabby Tips

Hi everybody! So happy to have you here reading along my blog, keep your eyes out for a new giveaway happening really soon right here! 

I am over on the PaperHaus Magazine Blog today sharing my top tips to add Shabby to any project and I have also got a little video to show you how. Click here to view my post on the PaperHaus Blog. Here is  the layout that I have created using these shabby tips…

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This layout is also my entry into this month’s Once Upon A Sketch Challenge. The criteria for the challenge this month was to use the below sketch designed by the fabulous Nadia and then the theme was luck. 

 

One of the main criteria for Once Upon a Sketch is to include proper journalling not just a title. I have extended my title with a little journalling on the bottom of my layout but then have more detailed journalling on the tag that is inside the Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope tucked into the left. My journalling reflects how lucky I am in love to have found a husband who is just as dorky and nerdy as I am LOL. The photo is a silly pose we did at our wedding in the midst of professional photos and smiling lots haha.

Don’t forget to head on over to the Once Upon a Sketch Blog here to enter your interpretation of the challenge also. You have until Midnight tonight.

Don’t forget to also head on over to the PaperHaus Magazine Blog here to check out the rest of the details for this layout along with my top shabby tips video tutorial.

Products Used for this layout Include…
Cést Magnifique September Kit including
ScrapBerry Colorful Dream Papers
Kaisercraft True Romance Die Cuts
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Banners
Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Medium
Crafters Workshop Damask Mask
Gesso
Distress Ink Antique Linen
Flowers from Flourish with a Bling, Manor House Creations & Kaisercraft
Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope & Tag
Prima Marketing Shabby Resin & Say it in Pearls
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin
Prima Marketing Butterflies & Alpha Stickers
Maya Road Vintage Trinkets
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray Creme Brulee Cream

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

A2Z New Release – You Are So Beautiful Title

Hi everyone! Have you seen the awesome new release over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog this week? Eeeekkk the inspiration is incredible from our fabulous Design Team and there are tonnes of new goodies available in the A2Z Scraplets store for ridonkulous prices! Click here to visit the blog and see them all.

Today I wanted to share this layout that I have created with the new Speech Bubbles from A2Z. You can view and purchase all the new releases on the A2Z website here.

While you are there, don’t forget to check out the awesome A2Z Scraplets Kits available on the website here. They are all $15 and under CRAZY PRICES!

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Products Used for this layout include…
Prima Marketing Delight Collection Patterned Papers including some fussy cut
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin Angels & Junkyard Findings Typo Zippers
Prima Marketing Flowers Various
Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Copper Grace Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Elise Flowers in Pink, Dusty Pink, Cream, Latte & White
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Title
Acrylic Paint
Ranger Glossy Accents
Gesso
Fancy Pants Decorative Glassine Bag
Maya Road Manilla Shipping Tag
White Satin Seam Binding Ribbon
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape

Tune in tomorrow for another new release creation for A2Z Scraplets and until then, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior