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

Cherish NEW Flourish with a bling flowers

Hi everyone! I am over on the Flourish with a Bling blog today sharing a layout using the fabulous new FWAB flowers! Click here to check it out.

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Other products used for this layout include Prima Marketing Firefly Collection Papers, A2Z Scraplets Stencilet & Chipboard Border, Flourish with a Bling Flowers & Pearls, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist, Glimmer Mist, Ingvild Blome Shabby Resin, Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Word.

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

Mothers Day Cards

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Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. Today I have 2 cards to share with you that I have made for my mother and mother in law for this upcoming Mothers Day on the 12th May. Now my lovely mother needs to stop reading now if she is reading this blog post hehe.

I have created both these cards using the Prima April Challenge Palette which you can view here. Here is the palette full of beautiful spring colours…

And here is the first card that I have created. For both cards, I have used the Prima Donna Downey Designed Firefly collection which is probably one of my all time fave collections ever. I just love the vibrant colours and artistic style of these papers.

I have simply layered various pieces of patterned paper along with a Prima Chipboard Accent here. All the Patterned Papers were distressed using my Prima Ingvild Blome Distress Tool.

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I have finished off the card with some beautiful Prima flowers that I have shabbied up with some Gesso, followed by a gorgeous Prima Resin and some Prima Font. The trim I have used is the only non-Prima product and this trim is from Melissa Frances. I just adore her lines!

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Now for the next card, I have used my Silhouette Cameo Machine to cut a Doily from the Firefly papers as well as using a regular paper doily.

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I have machine stitched the edges of the paper as well as around the doily centre.

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The card was simply finished off with an array of amazing Prima flowers, Prima Shabby Resin and a Prima Heart on top! Again I have shabbied these flowers up with some Gesso. I would usually use white acrylic paint but somehow I have ran out! Eeeekkk

Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for reading along and don’t forget to leave me a comment 🙂 I would love to checkout your blogs too.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx