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
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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

A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop! Comment to win!

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

Welcome to my blog for the A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop. Not sure what a Blog Hop is? Checkout the original Blog Post here on the A2Z Scraplets Blog for more details.

We are happy that you can join us for this fun filled event.

You should have arrived to my blog from A2Z Scraplets Blog. If that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the A2Z Scraplets Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing!

All the Designers will showcase their take on July’s Quote Challenge which is “Days Like This”.

A few things to remember to join in and be eligible for prizes

You must be a follower of A2Z Scraplets, visit all the blogs on the list and comment on every blog at least once through in the 8 days in order to be entered to win the fantastic Grand Prize! You will also get an extra entry if you share this post on your blog/facebook page (leave a link in comments) and an extra entry if you enter this months quote challenge.

You have until Sunday night 28th July 2013 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We will draw the winners of the prizes and will be announced by Julie.

This is my take on the quote challenge…………….

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and a couple of closeups…

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I have used the new release Days Like This Title and I wanted to create my own background with this fabulous title for a change. To do this, I have simply place my chipboard title raw, over the cardstock (Bazzil Bling Yellow) and then sprayed with Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine, moved the chipboard title around and sprayed again and again and again. This has created a fabulous gradual tone of black to yellow and an awesome graffiti looking custom background to match my title.  I also wanted to add a little bit more colour to my background so I have splattered some Teal & Primrose Pink Color Shine randomly.

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I have then added some Yellow Tim Holtz Crackle Paint to the words “LIKE THIS” and decided to spray some Mustard Yellow Heidi Swapp Color Shine over the top to allow some glimmer to soak into those cracks. Then I realised how silly I was doing a yellow title on a yellow background, so I started to scrape some of the crackle paint off to leave the fabulous yellow glimmer cracks showing only with a few chunks of messy crackle paint left here and there. This is definately a fun technique that I will try again because Crackle Paint needs tooth and the Color Shine mist didn’t create that tooth for it. I then outlined the DAYS word with some Pink Flamingo Ranger Liquid Pearls and cut my title up to use as I wanted on the layout.

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The papers and stickers that I have used for this layout are all from the Echo Park Paper Co Here & Now Collection which is a new favourite of mine! I just adore the fun bright colours and fabulous patterns.

Here is the list (click the names to visit their blog, your next stop is Carolyn Zabel’s blog here.

A2Z Scraplets START HERE

Amy Prior

Carolyn Zabel

Holly Connors

Michelle Hodges

Monica Burns

Tracey Thorne

Belinda Scott

A2Z Scraplets FINISH HERE

Because I just love having all you lovely people checking out my blog, I too am having a little giveaway to coincide with the Blog Hop! Yep just a little RAK from me and this is open to everyone internationally. To gain an entry into my personal Blog Hop Giveaway pictured below, simply head on over to my Facebook Page here and LIKE. Simple. Are you on Instagram? Follow me here. Are you on Twitter? Follow me here. For each time you follow me on a social media site you will gain 1 entry into my giveaway. Share the giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and you will gain an additional entry per share. Please make sure you leave me a comment on THIS blog post with links to where you have shared for your extra entries. Don’t forget also to go ahead and comment on my June/July giveaway while you are here so you can be in the running to win even more! My June/July giveaway ends Midnight July 31st AEST but so hurry.

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Yep all this could be yours and YES open internationally postage is on me! RAK includes…

A2Z Scraplets Plastic Sturdy Stencilet
2 Packets of Flourish with a Bling goodies as pictured
4 A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Designs as pictured
2 Packets of Prima Marketing Flowers

All for you liking me! LOL Well that is it from me today, don’t forget to head on over to Caz’s blog here to keep hopping along with us and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

You Brighten Up My Day

Hi everyone! I am over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog here today to share some last minute inspiration for this month’s A2Z Scraplets challenge. Have you entered yet? You can view the details here.

The challenge this month was set by the fabulous Belinda and is a quote challenge. The quote to use is “You Brighten Up My Day”.

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For my layout I have used some fabulous bright Echo Park Papers  along with some white cardstock and Dylusions Ink Splatters.

The A2Z Scraplets I have used on this layout is the fabulous Starburst 2 – Large which comes in 2 pieces. I have used this piece so many times and I still have so many more ideas to use it.

For this layout I have trimmed the starburst inner piece to create random length banner looking starbursts. To decorate I have used a sponge and very roughly added some thin White Gesso followed by 3 different shades of PanPastel Colours. I started on the edgesWhite, then the middle with Diarylide Tint, followed by Diarylide Yellow in the very centre. Each time I added a darker colour, I have swept th Sofft Sponge outwards to create the gorgeous Gradual tone. To finish it off I have sprayed some Fixative and Laquer over the top.

You can checkout the Large Starburst 2 Shape on the A2Z Scraplets website here.

Don’t forget to head on over to the April Challenge here and enter before Midnight on the 30th April!

Also don’t forget to head on over to my Giveaway Blog Post here to enter to win!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx