Pure Love – July A2Z Scraplets New Release Chipboard – Clock with Clogs

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

Hi everyone! Today I am here to start sharing my creations for the fabulous A2Z Scraplets July Releases. Now you can see the first lot of releases on the A2Z Scraplets blog here but full details of other product inclusions will be on my blog in the coming days, one project at a time.

First up is a fabulous canvas that I have created using the new A2Z Scraplets Clocks with Cogs. This canvas was 100% inspired by the infamous Finnabair. Not sure who Finnabair is? Where have you been? LOL you can check out her blog here. She is one of my fave idols in this industry.

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To create this canvas, I have first adhered tonnes of fun embellishments including the chipboard clock with cogs to the canvas using Gel Medium. I have applied thicker layer of the Gel Medium in some sections and then scraped away with this fabulous little artsy tool that I have which I don’t know the name but a plastic fork would do the trick also LOL.

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I wanted to add more texture to the clock with cogs before I began to pain the canvas so I have painted a thick layer of Tim Holtz Ranger Crackle Paint over the clock and allowed to dry. I have then painted the entire canvas with Black Gesso including painting some of the elements like buttons etc that were too pale for the palette that I chose.

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I have then adhered my photo which was fussy cut out, then have covered the photo as best as I could with some baby wipes ready to start spraying!

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I have used 3 different shades of Heidi Swapp Color Shine to spray the entire canvas. To avoid muddy colours, I have dried each colour layer in between. When I had achieved the colours that I was happy with, I have then used Inka Gold from Viva Decor in Gold, to rub all over the raised surfaces to show up the dimension better.

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I was pretty stoked with how this canvas turned out although I am far from being anywhere near as good as Finn.

Other Products used to complete this project include…
Matisse Gel Medium
Matisse Black Gesso
Tim Holtz Ideaology various
Handmade Halo Charms
Prima Marketing Flowers Various
Prima Marketing Metal Flowers
Prima Marketing Branch
Punchinella
Handmade Halo Resin
Helmar Scrap Dots
Helmar 450
Masking Tape

Check back tomorrow to see another new release A2Z Scraplet creation.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Some recent publications

Hi everybody! I am super busy catching up on all of my fabulous design team work which I cannot share just yet but I wanted to come and quickly share some recent publications from both Scrapbooking Memories magazine as well as Creating Keepsakes.

First up was a fabulous Hunter Leisure Challenge that I was invited to participate in for the Mother’s Day Special edition of Scrapbooking Memories back in April.

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Next are my first ever publications in Creating Keepsakes, eek I was so excited.

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Well that is it from me today but don’t despair, I will be back tomorrow hopefully.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Flourish with a Bling Design Team

Hi everyone! So sorry I have been so quiet but I am moving house tomorrow YAY and I will have a fabulous studio set up hopefully next week so double yay. I just wanted to come by and announce some exciting news that  some of you might know already and that is that I am one of the new designers for Flourish with a Bling yay. Click here to visit the Flourish with a Bling website and did you know that they now sell retail as well as wholesale? How cool is that.

Here is the full list of fabulous designers that I will get to work along side for the next year…

Amy Prior – Aus (YAY)

Barbara Turner – Aus

Chloe Nielsen – Aus

Evgenia Sokolinskaya – Russia

Helen Tilbury – South Africa

Irit Shalom – Israel

Judith Armstrong – Aus

Kim Kendell – Aus

Laura Gilhuly – Canada

Linda Thompson – Aus

Tatiana Yemelyanenko – Ukraine

Tracey Fowler – Aus

Here are some of my recent layouts using FWAB goodies…

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Ok well that is it from me today, be sure to check back tomorrow for the next Color Room Palette Release.

Oh and don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about my giveaway, stay tuned next week for the winner announcement once I am settled in and find the box that has the gift packed inside 🙂

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

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

Love You Nanna Canvas for Mothers Day

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Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and ready for National Scrapbook Day tomorrow! Yay I am so excited and hoping to get my scrap on and join in lots of online crops happening over the weekend especially the Live with Prima and the Scrapbook.com crops.

I am over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog sharing this canvas that I have made for my mother in law for Mothers Day.

This canvas is 12×12 and to create the background, I have used a variety of masks and some Helmar Textured Effects.

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I then had fun with lots of different mists including Glimmer Mist, Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays as well as Dylusions Ink Sprays. When these were dry, I have added some white gesso to shabby it up a little more. Bright and shabby is a serious favourite style of mine at the moment LOL.

The fabulous A2Z Scraplets Heart has been simply embossed with some WOW Embossing Powder. I have attached it over a beautiful cluster of Handmade Halo & Prima flowers along with some beautiful Handmade Halo Charms, Fabric Stickers and Flourish with a Bling goodies.

Behind the photo is a darling doily that I have cut using my Silhouette Cameo and some Prima Marketing Firefly Papers. I have also framed the photo with a fabulous A2Z Scraplets Nested Scallop Chipboard piece. Again I have embossed this piece using WOW Embossing Powder but I have done a very random spotty job so I would have lots of the raw chipboard shining through still. I then added some Viva Pink Glimmer Mist to that and allowed it to dry. I just adore all of the nested chipboard packs that A2Z Scraplets has to offer. They are so versatile and you get so many pieces for your money!

The title was created using the A2Z Scraplets Nanna Title Chipboard. To get this effect, I have added very small random amounts of Blue Tim Holtz Crackle Paint and allowed to dry completely. Then I have simply sprayed some White Mister Hueys Spray over the top to mute it down a little and add some more shabby.

Here are those fabulous A2Z Scraplets that I have used. Click on the images to view and purchased them on the website.

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Well that is it from me today, I hope I have inspired you to get creative with Mothers Day gifts this year. Don’t forget to checkout this month’s Challenge where you can win lots of A2Z Scraplets Chipboard WOOHOO! Click here to view the challenge this month.

 Also don’t forget to head on over to the Handmade Halo website here to grab yourself some gorgeous unique embellishments.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Mothers Day Canvas Gift

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Howdy everybody! I hope you are all well and I hope the weather is lovely wherever you are. Today we have a beautiful sunny day here and it definately is not feeling like the end of Autumn!

Today I have a canvas to share with you all. I have created this canvas for my dear mum or mother in law for Mothers Day. I am making a second one too that I will share with you on Friday that will be a little different.

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This canvas was also created using the fabulous Photo Inspiration Challenge over at Flourish with a Bling.  Here is the photo that I got my inspiration from…

And now for some closeups…

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The beautiful flowers are a mixture of Prima, Kaisercraft, Green Tara & Handmade Halo. Among the Flower Cluster, I have some fabulous Prima Shabby Resin as well as some Green Tara Beaded Stems.

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To create the textured background, I have first covered the entire canvas with texture paste using a Prima Stencil. I have then sprayed the background with various Mists after placing some doilies randomly. I then have removed the doilies, splattered some acrylic paint, and then masked again, this time using WOW Embossing Powders.

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To finish off the backgroun, I have glooped some Embossing Ink Refill and allowed to dry overnight. When it is still tacky, I have then embossed using various WOW Embossing Powders.

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I had lots of fun creating this canvas and was definately inspired by Stacey Young’s Prima Canvas Creation.

Thanks so much for reading along, don’t forget to leave me a comment so I can come visit your blog too.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx