All About Scrap August Sketch Challenge with my sketch!

Hi everyone! I am so very excited to share with you all the August Sketch Challenge over at the All About Scrap Magazine. All About Scrap is a Swedish Magazine packed full of the most amazing inspiration and talented ladies ever. I was lucky enough to create a sketch this month for the challenge and I decided to incorporate a challenge for myself also. That is, fitting more photos into a page.

So here is my sketch using 6 photos and you can click here to view the website and enter the challenge. 

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I had originally intended on going completely Shabby Chic and had a layout all planned in my head but I then decided to show a more flat easier version still using this very over the top sketch.

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I have used the fabulous Echo Park Paper Co Picnic Mini Theme Papers and stickers. 

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The super fun photos were taken at a recent birthday party for a boy from church and this donut eating competition was so funny to watch and the kids had such a good time trying to eat without using their hands LOL.

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The background splatters were created using Tim Holtz Distress Stains literally just splattered down.

I also have a little RAK on offer for anyone who enters the challenge and also visits my blog and leaves a comment. Checkout the prize…

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Be sure to check out the magazine All About Scrap and join in the fun of this month’s sketch challenge.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Blog Hop announcement! & Love You Layout – A2Z Scraplets July New Release

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Hi everybody! Before I share my next A2Z Scraplets July New Release Layout with you all, I have to let you all know about an exciting event! A2Z Scraplets is having a BLOG HOP! YAY!!!! Not sure what a blog hop is? The rules are simple. Hop along and visit all of the lovely blog posts that have been linked in the blog hop blog post, leave a comment on each blog post and become a follower of those blogs. Then you simply come back to the original A2Z Scraplets blog post and let us know your favourite project! So simple and there is lots of fabulous prizes up for grabs not only from A2Z Scraplets but also from the fabulous Design Team myself included! Yep so many chances to win goodies just for browsing our blogs and telling us what you think.

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Be sure to come visit the A2Z Scraplets blog here on the 27th July 2013 at 8.30am to join in the fun. We have also extended this month’s Quote Challenge “Days Like This”. To coincide with our fabulous Blog Hop, there are some fabulous new release A2Z Scraplets designed with this challenge quote and therefore even more challenge inspiration for you all! Be sure to check back on July 27th.

Now onto the layout. I have created this fabulous layout using the new A2Z Scraplets Love You Chipboard title. You can see the first installment of new releases over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog here.

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To decorate the chipboard title, I have sprayed the chipboard with lots of Heidi Swapp Color Shine Teal and then allowed to dry completely before adding some Helmar Crackle Medium Step 1 & 2. I wanted the cracks to show up better so I have rubbed some Yellow Ranger Liquid Pearls into the cracks and then wiped most of it from the top layer so the cracks stayed yellow.

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The papers that I have used for this layout are from the Echo Park Paper Co Beautiful Life Collection. I just adored layering these beautiful patterns together and lots of fabulous stitching details added that extra definition to each layer.

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The background was created with a simple piece of White 12×12 Bazzil cardstock and a fabulous 12×12 Heidi Swapp Stencil alongside 2 shades of her Color Shine, Peach & Mustard. To create this ombre effect, I have simply sprayed over the stencil, first the peach into the centre, then the mustard on the outter edges then spraying each colour toward each other until I had the desired effect. You could do this with lots of different contrasting colour sprays also.

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A few extra touches including doilies, tags, tickets, twine, Pink Paislee Artisan Elements, Studio Calico Ephemera and a fussy cut banner from one of the papers and I was finished.

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I decided to do hidden journalling under one of the layers which you can see here pulled out.

Well that is it from me today, be sure to check back tomorrow for some more fabulous inspiration and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

One Heart, One Love, One Destiny – New A2Z Scraplets July Release Chipboard

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Hi everyone! I am back today to share another fabulous new release chipboard from the awesome July A2Z Scraplets release. Check out the first release blog post here. I will be sharing my projects here on my blog also 1 at a time so keep checking back for the rest of my creations including how tos.

The layout I have to share today is titled One Heart, One Loev, One Destiny and is using the fabulous new A2Z Scraplets title “One Love One Heart One Destiny”. I have cut up the title to spread around my page and I have used the always fabulous, Maja Design papers for this layout and to create the background, I have added some texture paste over a Heidi Swapp Stencil and then done some random stamping using a Stampin Up Background Stamp and Ranger Coffee Archival Ink.

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I decided that I wanted to cut some pretty elements out using my Silhouette Cameo so after choosing some fabulous cut files, I have cut out a gorgeous frame and some swirls and foilage with the Maja Design Papers. I also cut some banners and layered them together with a doily and did some machine stitching.

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The chipboard title was simply covered with a thin layer of Gesso and then stamped with the Stampin Up Background stamp that was used for the background, using some Coffee Ranger Archival Ink.

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To finish off this fabulously shabby layout, I have added some lace from Green Tara and other random lace I had in my stash, plus a tonne of fabulous Prima Marketing Flowers alongside some yummy Ingvild Blome Shabby Resin.

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I have added some texture paste to the ends of the flower petals to help shabby them up a little more and then I decided to add all my sewing threads to the cluster.

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I decided at the last minute to add some blue Tim Holtz Distress Ink to my Chipboard titles to help try make them pop more and I have done this simply with a wet paintbrush straight from the Distress Ink Pad.

Thanks so much for reading along and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another new release share from A2Z Scraplets.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

My Minds Eye June Sketch Challenge

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Hi everyone! I decided to do some more challenge playing before the month’s end and this time I have played along with the fabulous My Minds Eye June Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch and you can see the challenge on the My Minds Eye Blog here.

And here is my take on the sketch. I have added a few layers which of course is what I seem to do too often LOL. I have used the My Minds Eye Unforgettable Collection Papers for this layout on some Kraft Cardstock.

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I have ripped and sliced various pieces of the My Minds Eye Unforgettable Papers and then doodled randomly on some as well.

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I have added some Pink Paislee Mist-a-bles Arrows to the layout which I have coloured using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a paint brush to create an ombre effect.

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I have also added a Black Sequin Heidi Swapp arrow as well as a piece of an A2Z Scraplets Scalloped Chipboard banner which has simply been coated with white paint and then doodled on.

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I decided to add a Pink Paislee Artisan Element circle over the photo which has been coloured slightly with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink and then I have added some American Crafts Chipboard Thickers which I have sanded back to create a more distressed look.

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Final touches included some Black Dylusions Ink Splatters, Some very random machine stitching and doodling then voila!

Well that is it from me today. Hopefully I can still fit in one more challenge entry before the month’s end. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Flourish with a Bling June Sketch Challenge

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Good morning everybody, I hope you are all well and rested after the lovely weekend. Some of you in other countries are still in the middle of your weekend so to of you lucky peeps enjoy! Today I am here to share this month’s challenge over on the Flourish with a Bling blog. This month it was my turn to create a challenge and because I was moving house and I only just found out about the challenge the first week of June, I went ahead and created a sketch from an old layout of mine that has Flourish with a Bling goodies used on it. I have love Flourish with a Bling since their beginning so of course I had plenty of older layout to choose from.

Checkout the Flourish with a Blog post here to join in the fun and go in the running to win a fabulous FWAB prize pack eeekkk yummo!

Here is the sketch that I have created…

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…and here is my example layout…

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Be sure to head on over here and checkout the challenge details so you can be in it to win it! Awesome pack of goodies up for grabs for the winner and still plenty of time to get your entries in.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Prima May BAP & Scrapbooking from Scratch May Quote Challenge

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Hi everyone! I am back to share another quick layout with you all today that I have based on this month’s Prima Marketing BAP Challenge and I have also incorporated the Scrapbooking From Scratch May Quote Challenge  also. Click here to view the Prima May Challenge Blog Post and click here to visit the Scrapbooking From Scratch Gallery to see all this month’s challenges.

Here is the Prima BAP Sketch for the month of May and the Quote over at SFS is “Girlfriends are the sisters we pick out for ourselves”

So here is my take on the sketch and the quote. I actually mucked up the quote a little whoops but it still works. I have used the fabulous Prima Marketing Firefly Collection papers.

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To add more texture to the background, I have added some Gesso using the Prima Donna Downey Random Dots Stencil and I smudged it a little so I decided to scrape the circles down the page to add a more smeared effect. There is never any mistakes in art LOL. When this was dry, I have dripped some Chalkboard Mists & Lindys Stamp Gang Mists down the page and then stamped some random areas with a Tim Holtz Texture Stamp using some Turquoise Perfect Pearls Powder.

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I have used a bunch of Prima Shabby Resin, Flowers, Bling & Alpha for this layout as well as some Prima Donna Downey Canvas Script Flags that I have sprayed with some Chalkboard mists.

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I have then added some Gesso to the edges of the Flags, and threaded through some Twine to add the banner over my layout.  I then grabbed some American Crafts Thickers to spell out Amigos and stuck them down to my Ranger Craft Sheet so I could easily sand them back a tad before adhering to my flags using some Ranger Glossy Accents.

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I just love how this layout has turned out. Some random smearing of Gesso onto some of the Prima Alpha and a Pink Paislee Mistable Arrow added then my layout was complete. As you can see I have twisted and added to the original sketch a little (the banner was added) .

My adhesives by choice are always Helmar including Scrap Dots, 450 Glue & others.

Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for reading and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

The Color Room Palette#151

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Hello everyone! I am back today to share a layout created using this fortnight’s The Color Room palette. Click here to visit the Color Room website to join in the fun…

So here is this fortnight’s palette. Perfect for boy layouts and very out of my comfort zone so was a fun challenge.

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Here is my layout using these colours. Yum…Icecream in Nelson Bay.

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I had fun creating my background using 7 Dots Studio Patterned Paper and some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays. I have also used strips of various papers from BoBunny, Heidi Swapp, Prima, as well as some old book paper.

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Washi Tape was also added with some lace and an A2Z Scraplets scalloped piece which was actually a scalloped nested frame trimmed. I have simply coated this with some Perfect Pearls powder.

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Above the strips of Washi Tape and Paper, I have added an A2Z Scraplets Heart & Swirl 7 Chipboard that has been simply coated with a layer of Cardboard Simply Jane Mist from Tattered Angels, and then some Stickles on the little hearts. I didn’t focus any details on the large heart because I knew I wanted to cover that with my photos.

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Some old book paper was used to mount the photos and then some Helmar Scrap Dots helped me add them to my layout with a little height. Lots of fabulous flowers from Prima, Kaisercraft, Manor House Creations & Green Tara are nestled on top of a beautiful Flourish with a Bling Pearl Flourish.

Finally some alpha for the title and a little doodling/journalling then voila! my finished page. I have used Ranger Coffee Brown Archival Ink for all my distressing as well.

Well that is it from me today, Be sure to check back tomorrow for another layout share. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx