Buddies ScrapFriends & Feeling Sketchy

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well, I have been so very quiet this week because my family has been very very ill and it has knocked me about for all my commitments so any work I have been doing, I was unable to share just yet. I did quickly get this layout completed for the current Feeling Sketchy Sketch #71 Challenge as well as the ScrapFriends Colour #17 Challenge.

  

Here is my take on these 2 challenges combined. I have simply titled this layout “Buddies” because I was really struggling to label the photograph as anything other than a celebration of good buddies.

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The papers that I have used for this collection are mainly from the Studio Calico Sundrifter Collection but I have added some random papers from Heidi Swapp and My Minds Eye into the mix as well. The background paper has been misted using a 12×12 Crafters Workshop Template with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists in Black, Chartreuse & Mustard.

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I am loving the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements lately and honestly don’t think I will ever get sick of using them they are just so fun to add to any project and so easily alterable. I have left them plain white for this layout and added some Black Flourish with a Bling Rhinestones to the centres of the circles on the circle border strip.

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The watermelon coloured flower is from Manor House Creations and just worked perfectly with my subtle hints of black for this layout. The other 2 flowers are from Flourish with a Bling and include 1 White Maddison Flower that I have coloured using Heidi Swapp Chartreuse Color Shine Mist and then heat dried until it  melted a little. The other flower is a gorgeous little Elise Flower that I have left unaltered.

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The last touch was adding some Machine stitching and some black Heidi Swapp Color Shine Drops. My sewing machine was not playing nice and all my zig zag stitching was disastrous but still I love the messy effect of it.

Products used for this layout include…
Studio Calico Sundrifter Collection Papers & Stickers
Various Patterned papers including Heidi Swapp & My Minds Eye
Flourish with a Bling Maddison & Ellise Flowers
Flourish with a Bling Kate’s Corner Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Single Self Adhesive Black Rhinestones
The Crafter’s Workshop 12×12 Burst Stencil Template
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists Chartreuse, Mustard, & Black
Manor House Creations Flower
Prima Marketing Alpha Stickers
Machine Stitching
Helmar Scrap Dots
X-Press IT Double Sided Tape

Well that is it from me for today, but check back soon for some more inspiration and until then, 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.

Have you checked out my YouTube Channel? I am regularly uploading tutorials from basic scrapbooking knowledge through to advance techniques and product uses so click here to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe today!

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

Daughter True Romance Shabby A2Z Scraplets

Hi everyone! I am back to share a quick layout with you all that I had featured over on the A2Z Scraplets blog late last week.

This layout is titled Daughter and features lots of products from the September Cest Magnifique Kit including the fabulous Kaisercraft True Romance Collection. If you haven’t heard of Cest Magnifique Kit Club then I definately recommend checking them out here. The kits are always stunning and I am always so very happy with the postage time all the way to me in Australia. I get so excited waiting for each kit to come and have been a subscriber on and off for a few years now.

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The background piece of Kaisercraft paper has been decorated using an A2Z Scraplets Leaf Stencilet along with some Modelling Paste. The stencil is actually just over 6 inches so I had to do the masking in 2 stages, first I have masked the top right corner and the bottom left corner and dried with my heat gun. I have then masked the remaining two corners and all without any smudging. Drying the Modelling Paste with the heat gun also creates a much nicer clean 3D puffy effect as I heat it till it boils and bubbles. Please be careful if you try this at home as I am certain that it would pop and not be pleasant if you don’t be careful.

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While I had my modelling paste out, I have smeared a random amount onto my craft sheet and then I have pressed my A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title down into the modelling paste and lifted up quickly and roughly. This has left a fun texture on the title and was really so very simple, easy and looks super shabby!

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The A2Z Scraplets Paisley Chipboard Flourishes have been given a simple misted coat of Heidi Swapp Chantreuse Color Shine Spray which just helped bring out those greens in the beautiful die cut pieces. I just adore the fabulous Kaisercraft True Romance Die Cuts Package and I have used tonnes on this layout but the best part is that I still have literally double if not triple this amount left over for other projects. Love a good value for money product!

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The kit from Cest Magnifique Kit Club included these fabulous Melissa Frances Vellum Envelopes and Tags so I have added a satin seam binding bow to the tag and have journalled on before inserting back into the hidden envelope behind my clusters of die cuts.

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Amongst the gorgeous layers there are also some A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Hearts that have been smeared with a good peanut butter style coating of modelling paste and then sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Plumeria Pink Flat Fabio Spray. There is also one of the fabulous A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Doilies that I have simply covered with some of the Kaisercraft True Romance Papers and then finished it off by sanding the edges back.

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I have added even more dimension to my layout by popping up some of the butterfly die cut wings making it look like they are about to take flight.

Products used for this layout include…
Cést Magnifique September Kit
Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
A2Z Scraplets Leaves Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title, hearts, paisley flourishes and doilies
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Plumeria Pink
Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope & Tag
Heidi Swapp Chantreuse Color Shine Spray
Reeves Modelling Paste
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape
Satin Seam Binding White

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with Modelling Paste & A2Z Scraplets Chipboard & Stencilets. I will be back tomorrow with some more inspiration just for you!

Until next time, happy srapping!

Amy Prior xx

A Creative Process – YouTube Video from start to finish

Hi everyone! Just a quick share from me today sharing my recent Youtube Video Upload. This time I have recorded my complete creative process. How I create a layout from start to finish. The video is 43 minutes long but shows every aspect of a page from picking papers through to final journalling. Hope you enjoy.

This is the layout that I have featured in the video…

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Products used for this layout include…
Crate Paper Pier Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Compass
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet
Reeves Modelling Paste
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays
Faber Castell Gelatos
Kaisercraft Texture Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink Coffee & Jet Black
Ranger Crackle Accents
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Prima Marketing ABC Stickers
My Minds Eye Frame
Charms Creations Chevron
Machine Stitching
Helmar Scrap Dots
X-Press IT Foam Tape
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
Natural Twine

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Cherish Flourish with a Bling

Hi everyone! I have a couple of recent Flourish with a Bling Projects to share with you today, both funnily enough are titled Cherish LOL.

This first layout you can view on the Flourish with a Bling Blog here.

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Products Used include…
Prima Marketing Finnabair Sunrise-Sunset Patterned Papers
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet & Chipboard Pieces
Prima Marketing Flowers
Silhouette Cameo Machine
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold Pearls
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sprays Black & Gold
Tim Holtz Ideaology Crinkle Ribbon
Washi Tape
Sequins

This next layout again titled Cherish was on the Flourish with a Bling Blog over here.

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Products used on this layout include…
American Crafts White Cardstock
Prima Marketing Firefly Patterned Papers
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet & Chipboard Border
Flourish with a Bling Flowers & Pearls
Tattered Angels Rose Tea Glimmer Mist
Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine Spray
Modelling Paste
Ingvild Blome Shabby Resin
Pink Paislee Artisan Word

You may have also seen this layout featured over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog here also.

Have you had a chance to check out the amazing new flowers from Flourish with a Bling? Man they are divine I cannot get enough of them at the moment. You can check them out on the Flourish with a Bling website here.

Did you see my post about the new A2Z Scraplets Kits that are available for sale designed by yours truly? Yep they are awesome and very limited so hurry and get yours fast before they are all gone. Check them out on the A2Z Scraplets website here.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Blessing Box Altered Tin with Flourish with a Bling

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Hi everyone! I am over on the Flourish with a Bling blog today. Click here to see the post and here is a little sneak peek.

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

Amy Prior xx