Preschool Pic 2013 Berry71Bleu September Challenge

Howdy everybody. I am back today to share a fabulous layout with you all that I have recently created for the Berry71Bleu September Sketch Challenge. The extra requirement for this month’s challenge is to use Mixed Media and you can view the challenge details here on the Berry71Bleu Challenge Blog...

This layout I have created using one of the awesome kits available from A2Z Scraplets which you can find here.

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To create my background, I have covered my white cardstock with random shaped and sized paper doilies. I wanted to add lots of subtle texture to the background and I have covered them completely in Mod Podge Matte.

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Next I have sprayed some various Lindy Stamp Gang sprays using a Prima Marketing Static Mask. I only sprayed very small sections randomly in 3 different colours. I have then swiped an embossing ink pad over the entire background gently so I grabbed some of the texture and not just covered the lot and then I have sprinkled some Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder over the top and heat set.

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The papers that I have used are from the Firefly Collection from Prima Marketing and the flowers are a combination of Flourish with a Bling, Green Tara, Kaisercraft & Prima Marketing. When layering my distressed patterned papers, I have included some ripped and torn cheescloth in between.

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I have finished off the layout using some of the torn pieces of cheesecloth placed over my flower clusters and then added some random sequins to match the drips on the sketch.

Here is the sketch from Berry71Bleu this month. Don’t forget to head on over and have a go there are awesome prizes up for grabs always.

Products Used Include…

American Crafts 12×12 White Cardstock
Random Sized & Shaped Paper Doilies
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays in Delphinium Turquoise, Hottie Patottie Pink & California Poppy Gold.
Mod Podge Matte
Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder – Aurora Amethyst
Prima Marketing Firefly Collection Papers
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin Bird
Sequins
Cheesecloth
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Runner
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink Pad
Flourish with a Bling Flowers
Pink Paislee Artisan Mistables Butterflies
Flourish with a Bling Rose Pink Pearls
Various flowers including Kaisercraft, Green Tara & Prima Marketing.
Green Tara Turquoise Lace

Well that is it from me today, I hope I have inspired you to get creative with this month’s challenge on the Berry71Bleu Blog. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Lindy Stamp Gang Color Challenge + DT application & Prima PPP

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Hi everyone! I am back today to share a quick layout with you all that is also my entry into this month’s Lindy Stamp Gang Color Challenge plus the Prima PPP for July. Ok so I cheated a little cause the palette is almost identical but my main entry is for the Lindy Stamp Gang Design Team. After my time with Passion 4 Paper, I was introduced and quickly obsessed with Lindy products! Seriously I own over 50 of their sprays plus a few dozen magicals, shots, and embossing powders to say the least. My obsession grew rapidly and my favourites became evident. I have literally gone through 8 x Creme Brulee Cream Sprays, 6 x Cotton Candy Pinks & 3 x Delphinium Turquoise Blues in the space of a year LOL.

So here is the color challenge for July. I am so excited that Lindy’s now doing challenges cause it’s even more of an excuse to use my lindy stash and buy more yummy goodies. Click here to view the Color Challenge Post on the Lindy Stamp Gang Blog. You can also click here to view the Design Team Call details.

Here is the July Prima PPP Challenge also and you can view the Prima Post here

Here is my layout that I created. This photo is actually a fun christmas day photo which is nice to use such an unusual color palette with.

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The background cardstock has had a few layers of yumminess added. Firstly I have added some Plasters Joint Tape that was cut into random upside cloud like pieces followed by some Modelling paste using an A2Z Scraplets Stencilet randomly and quite thick. Besides the fact that I was in a rush and impatient, i just love how the modelling paste bubbles up when heated with a heat gun. It actually raises even more!

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I have then sprayed some various Lindy Stamp Gang Mists including Starburst Colours, Whale Watch Blue, Autumn Maple Crimson, Delphinium Turquoise, Rudolph’s Nose Red & Flat Fabio Caribbean Blue. I just went a little crazy randomly spritzing colour everywhere until I was happy with them.

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I have then embossed the arrows with Lindy Stamp Gang Angel Wings Jade Emboss Powder. The powder is clear with a fabulous shimmer so it’s hard to see on the photo over the white arrows but it’s soooo much prettier IRL.

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I have folded a large doily in half and sprayed it entirely with Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Mist Ghostly Gargoyle White. How could I resist adding Lindy’s to everything LOL I often cannot resist.

Next up, I have coloured a bunch of Prima Marketing Flowers using the mists that I had already used on the background and doily. Some of the mists I created pools on my craft sheet, then dipped in the white flowers, some I have  misted and  some I have used a paintbrush and just coloured the tips of petals.

I then decided that I wanted to add some black to the layout so I have used a Sharpie marker and added black to the edges of all the petals randomly and I have coloured some of the background arrows to help them pop.

The patterned paper that I have used for this layout are from the Prima Craftsman Collection. Totally grungey masculine papers but this layout still has the girly soft feminine feel which I love.

I am very excited to have a new tripod in transit with courier today so I can finally start bringing you some fabulous videos! I am very excited and you will have to stay tuned for my regular tutorials.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

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The Color Room #150

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Howdy everybody! I am so very excited to be sharing this layout with you all today as my first week designing for the Color Room. I am so over the moon, these ladies have been setting the benchmark for amazing designs for so long so I am completely honoured to be included in the team.

Although I was too late to get in this week’s release, I have played along anyway with this fortnight’s palette. Here it is…

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What a fabulous palette for either a boy or girl layout. Click here to view the Color Room Website and click here to visit their Facebook Page and join in the fun. You have until May 24th to get your entries uploaded either using the linky tool on the Color Room Website or by uploading or linking on the Color Room Facebook Page. There are so many amazing prizes up for grabs!

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Now onto some closeups of course. The patterned paper of choice for this layout was a combination of Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico. The background was given more textured layers by adding some Kaisercraft Paint mixed with Texture Paste using a Crafters Workshop Stencil. When the paint was still wet, I have sprinkled some Orange Micro Beads over the top and then splattered some random spots of Perfect Pearls Mist. Next I have used some Punchinella with Distress Ink to create the circles randomly and followed by some random stamping using my Stampin Up Background Stamp and some WOW Embossing Powder.

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The easiest way to create such a random embossed effect, is to stamp the entire surface using embossing adhesive, followed by pouring the powder over like normal. Before you heat set it, grab yourself a paint brush and brush away random sections of the powder including very solid blocks and lines etc. This gives a more natural feel and some of the embossing powder stuck to the micro beads which I thought was a cool effect.

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The Banners and Brace Shape Chipboar pieces are of course from A2Z Scraplets. The Banner has been covered with some super cute Washi Tape that I found at my local Kmart store last week. I have then added some White Pearl Strips and sprayed with Lindys Stamp Gang Fabio Spray. The Brace shape was first covered with a red patterned paper and then some orange striped washi tape was used over the top. I didn’t have much Tangerine so figured this was a good way to create it but it just turned out Orange so I went ahead and sprayed some Orange Perfect Pearls Mist over the top anyway. Gotta add that sparkle!

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Lots of other beautiful elements to this layout including Handmade Halo Mulberry Flower that I have coloured using Lindys Stamp Gang Fabio Spray, Charms Creations Page Runner, My Minds Eye Printed Chipboard Piece as well as some Studio Calico Tags.

Overall I was really happy with how this layout turned out as these colours are definately out of my comfort zone. Be sure to head on over to the Color Room website here and play along for your chance to win some fab prizes.

Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for reading and don’t forget to leave me a comment so I can come visit you as well.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx