You Sparkle You Shine

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Hi everyone! I am going in for surgery on Friday which hopefully will be just minor but it could end up being a major surgery so I might be out of it for a while. I did get a chance to play last night however and created this fabulous layout using My Minds Eye & Rhonna Farrer Designs Spread your wings and Fly Collection. Seriously can I just say that I have always loved Rhonna and her designs but man she still blows me away each and every time she releases something and My Minds Eye and Rhonna are simply a match made in heaven.

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I have also used some fabulous Heidi Swapp goodies for this layout including a 12×12 stencil and 2 shades of Color Shine Mist. I have to say that Color Shine is my definate favourite mist. Yes yes I hear you all saying that I say that about everything but no joke, Heidi’s line is above and beyond all my expectations. The Colour is incredible and vibrant and the shimmer is over the top and so much more than others out there on the market I just adore them! Think Dylusions inks mixed with Perfect Pearls Mists x20! LOL

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To create the background on white cardstock, I have simply sprayed the centre of the page with Pink Color Shine (over the stencil) and then I have sprayed the edges with Yellow Color Shine. I then sprayed some more pink and yellow to help blend and create an ombre effect towards each other. When this was dry I have added a few spritzes of water to my palm and flicked the water over the top to create this cool bleached effect on the color shine. This technique is so fun and easy to use with Water Based paints that are not water proof.

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I have fussy cut my photo for this layout because I just thought it was such a cute pose and it was wanting to be leaned on some pretty papers. I have distressed the edges and machine sewn around the border before adding some washi tape, enamel dots, doilies and the paper layers.

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I have then added some stickers from the My Minds Eye Spread your wings and fly collection and to help distress them up to coordinate with my layout, I have simply scratched the surface with a nail file.

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

Amy Prior xx

Berry71Bleu June Challenge

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Hi everyone can you believe I squeezed in another last minute challenge entry for June? Yep the Berry71Bleu Challenge for June was Summer Theme and I had these fabulous photos of my girls rolling down the grassy hill at Terrigal that were dying to be scrapped.

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I was lucky enough to purchase the June A Piece of Cake Designs Kit and additional kit which I have used for this layout.

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I decided to challenge myself to go back to an older technique that I haven’t used in a while. Tearing. I decided I wanted to tear everything and I have torn the papers, photos and elements which were parts of patterned papers that were included.

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I also thought the black background was such a fun contrast and I cannot remember the last time I used a black background.

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I am so happy with how this layout turned out for such minimal effort. All the wooden veneer Basic Grey Hipster pieces were coloured using the Crayola Watercolor Paints that came in the kit and I have added lots of random stitching the layout to finish it off alongside some fabulous star sequins that came in the kit also.

Thanks for looking and don’t forget to leave me some love so I can come visit you too.

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

The Color Room Palette #152

Hi everyone! I am back today to share the latest Color Room Palette which is absolutely amazing! Seriously loving this palette of colours and want to play over and over again with this one.. Check out the Color Room website here and the Facebook Page here to join in the fun and get in with a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

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Here is my take on this amazing palette. I was planning on using the fabulous sketch as inspiration also but alas I got carried away in my own creativity.

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The background White Cardstock has been decorated using some PanPastels and Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Mists.

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Next step was to add a doily and my photos. I have distressed the edges of my photos using a nail file and added a super cute Studio Calico Paper Clip, some Washi Tape, Heidi Swapp Buzz Word and an awesome Prima Shabby Resin Frame. I have added some colour to the frame using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

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I then went to town adding some flowers. Yes I usually go overboard but is there such thing as too many flowers? LOL I have also added some yummy Flourish with a Bling flourish pieces around the cluster and to the left, there is some lace and Heidi Swapp Banners poking out from underneath.

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I then decided to add some Washi Tape, Pink Paislee Artisan Element Circl and a Prima clock to the bottom corner. The Pink Paislee Artisan Element was distressed with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

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Some added journalling, Prima Baubles, Studio Calico Stars & Sequins and my layout was complete. I added some colour to the Wood Veneer stars using some more Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Well that is it from me today, I am moving house today YAY so I will be quiet for a few days but don’t forget to check back next week for the announcement of my giveaway and maybe a new giveaway announcement 🙂

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

Scrapbooking From Scratch May Sketch Challenge

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Hi everyone, just a quick share today from me. I have entered the Scrapbooking From Scratch Sketch Challenge this month with only a couple of days to spare before closing date.

Here is the sketch and you can visit the Scrapbooking From Scratch Website here.

So here is my take on the sketch. As you can see, I have changed it a little to suit the layout that I wanted and I went with some Banners instead of Chevrons.

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The Patterned Paper, stickers & embellishments are from Heidi Swapp and there is also a Yellow Charms Creations Embellishment used.

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To create the background, I have randomly coated a piece of Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Papers with some Gesso. I then decided that I wanted to cut the strip down the side so out came the Silhouette Cameo Machine and a Princess Crown Border file.

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When the Gesso was dry, I have adhered some lace, tickets and some more Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic paper to make the layout 12×12 again and then I have randomly stamped some Chicken Wire over the entire page using the Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp along with some Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee.

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The chicken wire Chipboard is from A2Z Scraplets of course, and was cut to suit my layout. I have covered the chipboard with a layer of Metallic Pink Acrylic Paint from Viva Decor and then have spraying some Hot Patootie Pink Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray over the top letting it pool up a little for a more interesting textured colour.

I have then simply layered lots of fabulous papers from Heidi Swapp’s Sugar Chic collection, added some Doodling and stickers and Bob’s your uncle, I was finished.

That’s it from me today, be sure to check back regularly for more inspiration and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Berry71Bleu Guest Designer for May

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Hi everyone! Today I am back to share a layout that I have created as a Guest Designer for Berry71Bleu this month. The challenge was to use the May Once Upon a Time Sketch Challenge as well as incorporate some chipboard so of course I used some A2Z Scraplets on my page. Checkout the Berry71Bleu blog here.

The challenge this month was to play along with the Once Upon A Sketch Challenge but also using some chipboard. Here is the sketch.

I decided to use some 7 Dots Studio Patterned Paper and elements for this layout. To start I have added some texture to a white 12×12 piece of cardstock. To do this, I have used an A2Z Scraplets Masklet with some Viva Decor Pearl Modelling Paste. When this was dry, I have doodled around a couple of the arrows. As you can see, I have used the stencil 2 different ways for a more interesting visual effect.

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To decorate the birthday present A2Z Scraplet Chipboard piece, I have used 4 different shades of Perfect Pearls Powder that were all mixed with some Texture Paste. I made the paste really thick so it would create some fun texture on the chipboard. When this was dry, I have inked the top with some Black Archival Ink.

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Before I started layering my elements down, I decided I wanted some colour on the background. To do this I have simply splattered some Pink Dylusions Ink as well as some Blue Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray. To create splatters easily, I spray some of the mist into the lid of the bottle and then hold above my page about 30cm and drop. If you want to create a bigger splash go a little further and vice versa.

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The Birthday Girl Chipboard title was trimmed to fit my layout better and I have coated the letters with some Pearl Viva Decor Modelling Paste very roughly to create lots of texture. I then inked the top with some Black Archival Ink and moved onto the Cupcake Chipboard piece that I had removed. To decorate this I have simply sprayed some Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray over.

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The last chipboard element, the double photo frames, were coated with some of the fabulous 7 Dots Studio co-ordinating papers and then the edges were sanded back roughly. I have also sanded back the edges of all my layers of paper to add some more white distressing but then I decided to ink around the edges of some of the stickers and embellishments with Archival Black Ink to add some more black distressing to the page.

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