Cést Magnifique October Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! I  hope you are all well. Today I am back to reveal the full layout that I shared last week over on the Flourish with a Bling Blog. This layout was created also using the Cést Magnifique Kits October Sketch Challenge along with the October kit from Cést Magnifique. I just love their kits and they are so fun to receive every month even though I sometimes get impatient waiting for the mail to arrive from the US. LOL it never takes more than 2 weeks but it always seems like years when i know there is pretty stuff on the way. Click here to visit the C’est Magnifique Blog and see the challenge details.

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The only extras that I have added to this kit for this project are the white lace, Black Crackle Paint, Flourish with a Bling Swirls, A2Z Scraplets Chipboard flower stem and cogs and the Black Satin Seam Binding. Everything else including the fun Christy Tomlinson Mask was in the kit and the addons and they are so fun I think this new doily stencil is my new favourite what do you think?

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Some of the papers strips have been misted with some Dylusions Ink Sprays to add more pops of colour into the 7 Dots Studio papers and the fabulous A2Z Scraplets cogs were sprayed with some Heidi Swapp Black Color Shine while the A2Z Scraplets Flower was hand painted using a tiny paint brush and various shades of Ranger Liquid Pearls. I am seriously loving playing with my liquid pearls they just never get boring!

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The background masking was created by rubbing some fabulous Blue Ink Gold over the doily mask randomly on the edges around the page. I am just loving this super shiny waxy shimmer effect. Love love love.

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My background was also splattered with lots of fabulous Dylusions sprays to tie in the crazy amount of colour that I wanted to add to this layout in flowers etc and I just love how much colour there is colour is definately my friend lately i cannot get enough of it.

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I have also added some doodling around some of the details of the background masked doilies. The Inka Gold is actually a wax based medium so obviously pen markers are not their best friends so I had to be careful to doodle around the Inka Gold and not over it otherwise I would have just ruined my favourite Project Life pens.

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Aren’t the gorgeous flowers just fabulous? They are a combination of Petaloo, Prima & Manor House Creations and they are just so fun I am in love with these gorgeous Petaloo Textured flowers I definately need lots more of these!

Products used for this layout include…
Flourish with a Bling Elise Flourish, Kate’s Corner Flourish, Bella Rhinestone Flourishes & Individual Self Adhesive Rhinestones,
A2Z Scraplets Floralette – Butterfly 09, Shapes – Cogs & Spinners,
Ranger Liquid Pearls in various shades,
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist in Black, Mint  & Teal,
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Frame,
Dylusions Ink Sprays in Dirty Martini, Pink Bubblegum, Calypso Teal, Funky Fuschia, Crushed Grape,
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint Black Soot,
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave Finnabair Designed papers,
Tilda Patterned Papers
We R Memory Keepers Coloured Staples,
Various flowers from Petaloo, Prima, Manor House Creations,
Various trim and laces,
Viva Decor Inka Gold,
Christy Tomlinson Doily Mask,
Helmar Scrap Dots,
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner,
X-Press IT Double Sided Tape,
X-Press IT Double Sided Foam Tape.

Well that is it from me today, I have been very busy behind the scenes with a crazy amount of new releases coming from A2Z Scraplets so make sure you stay tuned for that and check back in a a few days for the new Color Room & WW1 challenges as well as the November PaperHaus Magazine and A2Z Scraplets challenges coming up. So much fun and so many chances of free stuff yay!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

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

PaperHaus Magazine Blog October Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be sharing the fabulous October Sketch Challenge with you all today from the PaperHaus Magazine Blog. Click here to visit the blog and the full reveal. Here is the sketch designed by the fabulous Jules…

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and here is my example layout created using Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, die cuts & stickers…

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I have masked my background paper using the Prima Marketing Static 12×12 Stencil and some Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence White. I cannot believe that I have never tried this before cause it looks so cool using the crackle paint eeekk a new favourite technique perhaps…

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Most of the fabulous elements used for this page were from the September Cést Magnifique Kit including the fabulous Melissa France Vellum Envelope & Tag that is snuck behind the little birdie doily here…

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as well as the fabulous Prima Marketing Say it in Pearls & Crystals Bling Circles. Aren’t they super cute? The flowers vary from Manor House Creations, Kaisercraft, Prima Marketing and Petaloo and the gorgeous double layered buttterflies are also from Petaloo and were also included in the kit.

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The chipboard chicken wire is from A2Z Scraplets and has had a very rough coat of Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence White. I just love adding these chicken wire/hexagon shapes behind details on my layouts and the best part is that I have used it so much on this layout yet I have only used 1 piece of chipboard so it is sooo worth the $2.50 price tag! Click here to visit the A2Z Scraplets website and order yours today, I usually order in quantities of 10 cause well I love it and use it often LOL.

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Some other fabulous details on this fun shabby layout include the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Square Frame that I have trimmed to fit my rectangle photo and I also had these beautiful Maya Road Vintage Pearl Trinkets that I have tucked under a couple of the Flower Clusters aren’t they divine?

Products used for this layout include…
Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
Various flowers/leaves  from Manor House Creations, Kaisercraft, Prima Marketing & Petaloo
Prima Marketing Say it in Crystals & Pearls Circles
Prima Marketing 12×12 Static Template
Petaloo Butterflies
Maya Road Vintage Pearl Trinkets
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Square Frames
A2Z Scraplets Chicken Wire Chipboard shape
Ranger Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Picket Fence White
Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope & Tag
Satin Seam Binding
Paper Doily
Prima Marketing Ingvild Bolme Distress Tool
Helmar Scrap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner

Well that is it from me today, be sure to click here to visit the PaperHaus Magazine Blog to see the rest of our fabulous design team’s inspiration for this sketch.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

White With 1 October Challenge – Watermelon

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be here to share my first official challenge as a White with 1 Design Team Member. White with 1 is a super fun and popular scrapbooking challenge blog where the aim of the challenge is to include only white and 1 colour in your entire layout. A tiny bit of black is allowd for journalling distressing etc but that is it!

The challenge colour for October is Watermelon. You can check out the White with 1 blog here or the Facebook page here.

Here is my take on the challenge.

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The sponsor for this month’s challenge is 2Crafty chipboard so the Design Team all got lots of little chipboard bits to play with.

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I have had these photos of my eldest daughter Mia with her bestest buddy Tayla for a while and really thought they were perfect to use with this colour palette.

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The background paper is Heidi Swapp Color Magic and has been sprayed with a mixture of Heidi Swapp Sweet Cherry & Primrose Color Shine Sprays randomly. I have then added a drippy crackle paint circle over and over again around the entire background which added lots of fun white texture.

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The patterned papers vary as I raided my entire stash to get this watermelon variety but some brands include Fancy Pants Designs, My Minds Eye, BoBunny, Websters Pages, Kaisercraft and many more.

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Lots of other gorgeous elements were included in this layout including the super pretty Jasmine Puffy Flourish in white from Flourish with a Bling.

Products used for this layout include…
Various Patterned Papers including brands like My Minds Eye, Fancy Pants Designs, Kaisercraft, BoBunny,Websters Pages and many more.
Heidi Swapp Color Magic 12×12 Paper
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sprays Black, Sweet Cherry & Primrose
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Heart
Manor House Creations Flowers
Flourish with a Bling White Jasmine Puffy Flourish
American Crafts Mistable Thickers
Ranger Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint
Various stickers from brands like Jilibean Soup, My Minds Eye, Echo Park Paper & BoBunny
Flair Metal Button
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape
2Crafty Chipboard Filmstrip, Chevron, Arrows & title
Ranger Enamel Dots White
Ranger Glossy Accents
Washi Tape
Punchinella
Faber Castell Gelatos in White & Metallic Melon

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can come and visit you too. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Berry71Bleu April Challenge

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Hi everyone! I hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely Friday where ever you are.

Today I am here to share with you my entry into April’s Berry71bleu Challenge which you can view here.

This month’s challenge is “April Showers bring May Flowers”. Of course here in Australia we are gearing up for Winter but in the US the flowers are in bloom and this fabulous picture board was actually created of photos from the Berry71bleu Designer Debbie’s garden! How awesome! I wish my garden looked this pretty.

So the challenge is simple, show off some beautiful flowers and I certainly hope I have done the challenge justice with this gorgeous layout…

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How precious is my girl Mia? This was the hospital photo taken by the professionals who go around the local Maternity Ward. This photo was so large that I wanted to frame it but thought it was too plain and white with the terry toweling background she was laying on.

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As you can see, I decided that Mia was going to be laying in a bed of flowers, literally. I fussy cut out the picture of her sleeping and then using some gorgeous Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics Papers I got to work. First off I have layered some Cheesecloth that was ripped and torn up using some Ranger Studio Multi Medium. When this was layered, I have added a very VERY thick layer of Helmar Scrap Dots into the centre of the back of the photo and stuck into place lightly so it is raised about 1 inch from the layout.

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While the scrapdots were still wet, I have gone to town literally with flowers galore out of my stash. Brands include Handmade Halo, Manor House Creations, Prima, Green Tara, Kaisercraft & more. When all the flowers were in place, I have cut up some Flourish with a Bling flourishes to suit the layout and then adhered some single pearls around the page  also.

The final touches were to add some white paint to the tips of the flowers to shabby them up a bit, and then to add some of my fave embellishments, of course, the Handmade Halo Antique Brass Charms. How perfect are they as an addition to any layout? There is literally hundreds and thousands of different types.

The Original Photo had a frame printed on in white and at the bottom of the frame was the information “Mia Tiana Prior Born on 23rd May 2007”. I didn’t want to overwhelm the layout more with a massive title so I decided to cut this strip of information out and trimmed the ends to look like a banner. Finally a little touch of Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink (which I also used around the edges of the layout) and voila! Another completed layout in a suprisingly short amount of time.

This will of course have to be framed in a shadow box I think and put on display as it is just too pretty (not to mention 3Dimensional) to go into an album.

Don’t forget to head on over to www.handmadehalo.com.au and pickup some fabulous Antique Brass Charms and mulberry flowers.

Until next time, happy scrapping.

Amy Prior xx