Cést Magnifique October Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! I  hope you are all well. Today I am back to reveal the full layout that I shared last week over on the Flourish with a Bling Blog. This layout was created also using the Cést Magnifique Kits October Sketch Challenge along with the October kit from Cést Magnifique. I just love their kits and they are so fun to receive every month even though I sometimes get impatient waiting for the mail to arrive from the US. LOL it never takes more than 2 weeks but it always seems like years when i know there is pretty stuff on the way. Click here to visit the C’est Magnifique Blog and see the challenge details.

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The only extras that I have added to this kit for this project are the white lace, Black Crackle Paint, Flourish with a Bling Swirls, A2Z Scraplets Chipboard flower stem and cogs and the Black Satin Seam Binding. Everything else including the fun Christy Tomlinson Mask was in the kit and the addons and they are so fun I think this new doily stencil is my new favourite what do you think?

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Some of the papers strips have been misted with some Dylusions Ink Sprays to add more pops of colour into the 7 Dots Studio papers and the fabulous A2Z Scraplets cogs were sprayed with some Heidi Swapp Black Color Shine while the A2Z Scraplets Flower was hand painted using a tiny paint brush and various shades of Ranger Liquid Pearls. I am seriously loving playing with my liquid pearls they just never get boring!

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The background masking was created by rubbing some fabulous Blue Ink Gold over the doily mask randomly on the edges around the page. I am just loving this super shiny waxy shimmer effect. Love love love.

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My background was also splattered with lots of fabulous Dylusions sprays to tie in the crazy amount of colour that I wanted to add to this layout in flowers etc and I just love how much colour there is colour is definately my friend lately i cannot get enough of it.

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I have also added some doodling around some of the details of the background masked doilies. The Inka Gold is actually a wax based medium so obviously pen markers are not their best friends so I had to be careful to doodle around the Inka Gold and not over it otherwise I would have just ruined my favourite Project Life pens.

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Aren’t the gorgeous flowers just fabulous? They are a combination of Petaloo, Prima & Manor House Creations and they are just so fun I am in love with these gorgeous Petaloo Textured flowers I definately need lots more of these!

Products used for this layout include…
Flourish with a Bling Elise Flourish, Kate’s Corner Flourish, Bella Rhinestone Flourishes & Individual Self Adhesive Rhinestones,
A2Z Scraplets Floralette – Butterfly 09, Shapes – Cogs & Spinners,
Ranger Liquid Pearls in various shades,
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist in Black, Mint  & Teal,
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Frame,
Dylusions Ink Sprays in Dirty Martini, Pink Bubblegum, Calypso Teal, Funky Fuschia, Crushed Grape,
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Black Soot,
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave Finnabair Designed papers,
Tilda Patterned Papers
We R Memory Keepers Coloured Staples,
Various flowers from Petaloo, Prima, Manor House Creations,
Various trim and laces,
Viva Decor Inka Gold,
Christy Tomlinson Doily Mask,
Helmar Scrap Dots,
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner,
X-Press IT Double Sided Tape,
X-Press IT Double Sided Foam Tape.

Well that is it from me today, I have been very busy behind the scenes with a crazy amount of new releases coming from A2Z Scraplets so make sure you stay tuned for that and check back in a a few days for the new Color Room & WW1 challenges as well as the November PaperHaus Magazine and A2Z Scraplets challenges coming up. So much fun and so many chances of free stuff yay!

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.

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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

Things That Make Me Smile Always Start With You

Hi there everybody! I hope you are all well, I have a quick random just because layout to share with you all today using the fabulous Echo Park Here & Now Collection but the 6×6 size! Yep I had so much fun just layering the 6×6 patterned papers together for this one and it looks so fabulous and how fun are the miniature versions of the printed papers eeekkk.

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Ok so my title needs to be outlined with Silver I have decided after editing these photos but the title is an A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Title that I have simply covered in some Black Ranger Stickles and I have layered the title over some Heidi Swapp Color Magic Banners which have been sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays. How fun are all the Heidi Swapp Color Magic stuff seriously I don’t think I will ever not love them they are so versatile and fun!

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My background was created using Dylusions Ink Sprays splattered and dripped and then I have finished off the background by inking the edges with Ranger Archival Ink and then added lots of random large circles with some Ranger Black Soot Tim Holtz Crackle Paint. To do this, you have to have the newer runnier versions of the Ranger Crackle Paint as the old versions were never runny and simply all I have done is used the lid paint brush that is included and dribbled circles over and over again and until I was happy. You could do this with regular acrylic paint easily also or ink but I wanted the cool Crackled effect.

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The fabulous Feather is from Manor House Creations and I am thinking that I need to purchase more of these aren’t they just divine? I have layered a few Flourish with a Bling goodies over the top of the feather and finished it off with a huge Donna Downey Prima Marketing Flower.

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The Live in the Moment Banner was fussy cut from one of the 12×12 Echo Park Paper Co Here & Now Papers and then I have inked the edges with the Ranger Archival Black Ink.

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Before I have layered all my papers together including some vellum, I have inked all the edges again with Ranger Archival Black Ink and using my Ranger Blending Tool.

Products used for this layout include…
Echo Park Paper Co Here & Now Collection 6×6 & 12×12 Papers
Bazzil Double Thick 12×12 White Cardstock Smooth
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Banners
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays including Delphinium Turquoise Blue & Californian Poppy Gold
Dylusions Ink Sprays including Bubblegum Pink, Funky Fuschia, Calypso Teal, Vibrant Turquoise & Crushed Grape
Ranger Stickles Black Diamond
Ranger Archival Ink Page Black
Ranger Crackle Paint Tim Holtz Black Soot
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title
Flourish with a Bling Elise Flourish Silver, Luke Flourish Black & Jasmine Puffy Flourish Teal
Prima Marketing Donna Downey Design Flower
Various Random Sequins
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape

Well that is it from me for now but check back later today for a sneak and a link to my next PaperHaus Magazine blog post and video tutorial! Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet? Click here to view my YouTube channel and subscribe today so you never miss the inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Totally Love This Chickie – July A2Z Scraplets New Release

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Hi everyone! So glad to have you here to share another fabulous layout using the new July Release gorgeous A2Z Scraplets chipboard. Checkout the first release blog post on the A2Z Scraplets Blog here and keep checking back here for more how tos from me.

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To create this layout, I have used the fabulous papers and stickers from Echo Park Here & Now Collection along side some super cute My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico & Pink Paislee Elements.

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The awesome chipboard LOVE word was embossed using Tim Holtz Sizzix Embossing Folder and then painted using some Acrylic paints ombre style, followed by some inking with Ranger Black Archival Ink on the raised dots. I just love this title it is so fun and has so many possibilities.

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Some doodling, layering and thickers added to the title then voila! She was finished and was a super quick layout because of the lack of paint mediums. The chipboard always dried really quickly with water based paints if you are sparing which is awesome.

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Well that is it from me today, be sure to check back tomorrow for some more A2Z Scraplets July New Releases 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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Love U Always

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Hi everyone! I am back to share a quick layout with you all today featuring a pic of my fabulous husband Joel.

To create this layout, I have used various Heidi Swapp papers from both the Sugar Chic collection and the No Limits Collection. I just adore Heidi’s ranges and I was so happy to be able to use some of the super girly range Sugar Chic in a more masculine way.

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Now I never pretend to be very good at male themed layouts but I think I have done my hubby justice here with lots of manly features alongside bright colours and a ray of sunshine feel. To decorate the background, I have used the Harlequin Crafters Workshop Stencil with a mixture Teal Bombay India Ink and some Texture Paste. I also used the negative from 2 A2Z Scraplets cogs packs to add some cog shapes around the border and before they had a chance to dry, I have quickly sprinkled some Silver Micro Beads to add some metallic effect to the cogs. I still wasn’t 100% happy with the cogs so I have gone and coloured some A2Z Scraplets Cog Chipboard pieces using some Dylusions Ink Sprays and Perfect Pearls Mists. Gotta add some sparkle in there hehehe.

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I wanted to add this fabulous A2Z Scraplets Starburst to the layout as well and decided I would layer it with lots of fun papers. I simply sprayed it with some Yellow Perfect Pearls Mist and allowed to dry before I stuck everything down and slotted the starburst in between layers.

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Lots of final touches included some Heidi Swapp Buzz Words, Charms Creations Super Star along with some doodling and journalling. I also decided to add some washi tape and Heidi Swapp Phrase Stickers as well. Doesn’t it look fab? How awesome are Heidi’s product? She is definately an idol of mine. 🙂

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Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to say hello so I can come visit you too. Also don’t forget about my giveaway, only 4 more days left to enter. click here to see the giveaway post.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx