Baby Shower Invitations

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Hi everyone! I am back to quickly share some invitations that I just made this week for a fabulous lady at church who is expecting her 3rd bubba. With moving etc I thought I wouldn’t get these done in time but alas, I started Thursday night and got them finished yesterday thanks to my beautiful friend Nicole who was here for lunch yesterday and helped me sew the buttons together.

To create these invitations, I have used my Silhouette Cameo to print the details on the inside then to cut the duck shape out. The duck shape came with the beak as a seperate cutout but I decided that I wanted to use it as a wing instead and you can hardly tell it was meant to be a beak right? LOL love improvising as I go.

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The cute eyes are some fabulous Flourish with a Bling Pearls in Chocolate and the patterned paper I have used is from Simple Stories Baby Steps Collection. I chose these papers because they are super cute and fun but also because they are gender neutral. Although there is pink and blues it is very subtle and the gender of this particular baby is not yet known.

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The final touches on the ducks was to add some inking around the edges using Ranger Coffee Coloured Archival Ink and then some buttons and twine and voila! 30 gorgeous little ducky Baby Shower Invitations ready to be handed out.

Aren’t they just too cute? I already have another order for Giraffe Baby Shower Invites so keep an eye out for those.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Treasure Box Altered Tin

Howdy everybody! I’m back today to share with you another gift that I created for my darling niece. For this project I wanted to alter a tin that I recently received some Natio Spa goodies in for my birthday. Every girl needs a treasure box so of course Aunty Amy made one for miss Skye’s 3rd birthday. I hope she will treasure it forever and my girls even created some beaded jewellery to start off her treasure collection.

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Firstly I had to prime my surface as the tin would repell almost all my water based paint mediums that I wanted to work with. To do this, I have coated a layer of Multi Medium (Gel Medium would work too) and I have then cut up the A2Z Scraplets Starburst Large to fit my tin lid and also adhered with the Multi Mediuim. I added some Multi Medium to the surface of the chipboard too and because I was in a rush, I have used my heat gun to dry really quickly after each wet step. I allowed the Multi Medium to boil and bubble so it would create some added texture to that fabulous starburst. I then added some fabulous lace from my stash around the base of the tin using the Multi Medium also.

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The next step was to finish priming and because the Multi Medium dries clear, I had to add some regular Gesso to cover the printing on the outside of the box. Again, after drying with my heat gun, I have painted the entire base and lid with some Antique White Paint from Kaisercraft.

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Once the paint was dry, I have rubbed a heap of Viva Decor Inka Gold over all that fabulous texture to help it pop! A golden treasure box for my niece how special! If you don’t have Inka Gold, grab an ink pad and use your finger to add some colour softly to the raised texture.

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Now that my tin was painted and ready, I have added some Cheese Cloth and a tonne of Prima flowers, Birds Nest, Handmade Halo Charms and some wire swirls. I also had this fabulous bird in my stash that looked perfect on top and to help blend the project together, I have added some Inka Gold to the tips of all the flowers and onto the Bird roughly as well.

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I am so stoked with how this turned out and I really wanted to keep it for myself LOL.

Well that is it from me today, I hope I have inspired you to get altering for your next handmade project. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Mirror Mirror on the wall…

Good morning, good day and good night everybody!

 Amy here to share a fabulous off the page project that I recently created using some fabulous A2Z Scraplets Chipboard pieces. Did you know A2Z Scraplets sells retail now and at crazy affordable prices? Seriously click here to go shopping after you read my post of course LOL.

My neice’s birthday party was yesterday and unfortunately I had completely forgotten about it until Saturday afternoon. In all fairness, my whole family has been sick for over a week AND I held a huge Alice in Wonderland Themed Birthday party joint for me and my daughter on Saturday so I have been seriously preoccupied. Anywho, I was out of funds and out of time and all I could do was make some fabulous gifts for her to enjoy.

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I had this fabulous giant Kaisercraft Mirror that I have literally been hoarding for about 3 years. I just knew it would be perfect especially because my brother and his partner are just about to buy their first home and will be able to decorate to their hearts content (as opposed to rentals where it seems you aren’t allowd to put a nail in the wall anywhere).

To start off this creation, I wanted to add lots of different texture. To create the texture, I have added random strips of masking tape, some gel medium that I have swirled a pattern into, as well as 2 A2Z Scraplets Floralette 4 Flourishes. I turned one around so they are mirrored on either side and adhered with some Gel Medium.

The next step was some pretty lace around the inside of the frame and followed by a couple of coats of Gesso to prime my surface. I used a really thin Gesso because I didn’t want to lose my texture but because it was thin, I needed a couple of layers.

Because I was short for time, I have heat dried with my heat tool in between each and every step. I literally created this and one other project in less than 3 hours which is great because I am impatient! The next step was to spray lots of beautiful coloured sprays over the surface. I went with a mixture of Pink, Yellow, Blue & Purple and used a variation of Dylusions Ink Sprays, Lindys Stampgang Starburst Sprays as well as some Glimmer Mists. I didn’t want the colours to mud up too much but blend a tad so I have only sprayed 1 colour at a time in random spots and then heat dried, then repeat etc etc.

Again I have heat set all that beautiful colour when I was happy and I then wanted to highlight the beautiful texture and detail but it in a subtle and pretty way. I decided to mix some Texture Paste with White Acrylic Paint and then, using my finger, I have highlighted all the raised areas including the chipboard, lace and along the edges of the entire mirror. I added some green Liquid Pearls to the leaves on my chipboard to bring them out a little and to add some more green to the mix.

The final additions were lots of beautiful Prima Marketing Flowers shabbied up using my finger and paint/texture paste mix just on the tips of the flowers.

The result was really breathtaking and I was so proud that I got both this and another amazing gift completed  in such a short time for my niece. Luckily I have a box here of cards already made because I forgot to make a card in my creative session LOL. Anywho, I will be back in a few days time to share the second fabulous Off the Page Project that I made for my beautiful Neice. This time, a treasure box!

To view and purchase the A2Z Scraplets Floralette 04 Chipboard Flourish click here or on the image below. 

 

For adhesives, Helmar is always my first choice including my everyday friends Scrapdots, 450 & Decoupage.

Don’t forget to check out this month’s colour challenge¬†post here¬†and tune in in a few days time to see the next handmade gift for my darling niece. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Sisters Canvas for Great Nanna

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Howdy everybody! I am over on the A2Z Scraplets blog today sharing this fabulous canvas. Click here to see the full post.

This fabulous canvas was not only created using the A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title, but also lots of Handmade Halo Antique Brass Charms, Prima Flowers and a Flourish with a Bling Laser Flourish. I have added lots of Inka Gold to the Flourish and flowers as well as the edges and stenciled damask.

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I also have some super exciting news to share! Eeeekkk I am over the moon thrilled to be a member of the amazing Design Team over at the Color Room! I cannot believe it because the talented ladies on the Color Room team always blow me away and so I am feeling very honoured to work alongside them. Be sure to checkout the Color Room website here and the Facebook page here to keep up to date. If you aren’t aware of the Color Room, it is a challenge site with a new and fabulous Color Palette and sketch each week to inspire. I have actually printed each palette out for as long as I can remember and kept them in a folder because they always inspire me to work with colours I would usually avoid.

Well that is it from me today, hopefully I will be back with some more inspiration over the weekend but until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx