Once Upon A Sketch June Challenge

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Hi everyone! Wow my poor blog has been neglected in my moving house but all that is about to change I promise. I am happy to say that my studio is unpacked to the point of being able to work in there YAY. Not ready for classes yet but I have too much to catch up on to worry about that this week anyway.

I hope you are all well and having a fabulous day wherever you are in the world. Today I wanted to quickly come share my entry for this month’s Once Upon a Sketch Challenge. I am super late with the deadline being midnight tonight but there is still time for anyone eager to get their entries in. The challenge this month is to use the sketch below and to incorporate the theme “My Guilty Pleasure”.

Ok so my guilty pleasure is probably Pepsi Max because I really cannot live without it but coming close for second place would be my love for Scrapbooking Supplies but mainly FLOWERS! Yes I have way too many yet I never seem to have the right one for the task LOL. The photo is an instagram pic that I took while I was packing up my studio for the move and I was a little shocked when I unpacked my flowers into these giant bags.

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The fabulous papers that I have used are from the Prima Marketing Art Journal 12×12 Paper Pad. I am just in love with these fabulous papers at the moment and they worked well with the layout that I had in mind although I added a couple of extra layers that weren’t in the sketch LOL I just couldn’t help myself.

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After layering all the paper together with my photo I decided that I wanted to machine stitch around all the edges which of course is a lot easier BEFORE you layer things together but I think I pulled it off LOL. I then went to town with a sewing pick to rip up some of that stitching to give a more aged shabby look. I also kept all the loose threads from the machine stitching so I could add to the flower clusters.

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The Scalloped Chipboard piece was cut from the A2Z Scraplets Nested Scalloped Squares. To decorate these I have simply added some Mother of Pearl Modelling Paint over the top roughly and then stamped with my Stampin Up Polka Dot Wood Mounted Background Stamp. Just love the effect it created and I then added some Glossy Accents to help the Prima ABC letters adhere properly to the chipboard piece.

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The background paper was also given some smeres of the Viva Decor Mother of Pearl Modelling Paint over the Prima 12×12 Static Stencil. I just adore this stencil and I am sure it will be my new favourite.

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Last but not least was a bunch of fabulous Prima flowers, a Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourish cut up,  some journalling, inking with distress inks on the shabby resin, and Distress Staining the flower edges with White then voila!

I hope I have inspired you all to get creative and don’t forget that the Once Upon A Sketch Challenge ends midnight tonight and you can view the website here.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

The Color Room Palette #152

Hi everyone! I am back today to share the latest Color Room Palette which is absolutely amazing! Seriously loving this palette of colours and want to play over and over again with this one.. Check out the Color Room website here and the Facebook Page here to join in the fun and get in with a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

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Here is my take on this amazing palette. I was planning on using the fabulous sketch as inspiration also but alas I got carried away in my own creativity.

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The background White Cardstock has been decorated using some PanPastels and Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Mists.

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Next step was to add a doily and my photos. I have distressed the edges of my photos using a nail file and added a super cute Studio Calico Paper Clip, some Washi Tape, Heidi Swapp Buzz Word and an awesome Prima Shabby Resin Frame. I have added some colour to the frame using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

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I then went to town adding some flowers. Yes I usually go overboard but is there such thing as too many flowers? LOL I have also added some yummy Flourish with a Bling flourish pieces around the cluster and to the left, there is some lace and Heidi Swapp Banners poking out from underneath.

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I then decided to add some Washi Tape, Pink Paislee Artisan Element Circl and a Prima clock to the bottom corner. The Pink Paislee Artisan Element was distressed with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

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Some added journalling, Prima Baubles, Studio Calico Stars & Sequins and my layout was complete. I added some colour to the Wood Veneer stars using some more Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Well that is it from me today, I am moving house today YAY so I will be quiet for a few days but don’t forget to check back next week for the announcement of my giveaway and maybe a new giveaway announcement 🙂

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Can You Please Smile

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Hello there! So lovely to have you all here. I hope you are all well and in good health. My poor little family has suffered from a nasty virus this week and we are slowly getting back to the land of the living. Not fun at all. Unfortunately this means I have rested and cared for my babies all week long and haven’t had a chance to scrap much. On Monday however, I did get this layout finished that I wanted to share…

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To create this layout, I have used various elements from the Prima Marketing Tea Thyme Collection. I just adore this collection of whimsy pretty patterns, I mean who doesn’t? Girly girl lines are always a huge fave of mine and I especially love the flowers used on this collection.

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The background paper I chose was already so perfect however I wanted to add more texture using a stencil and some machine stitching. I have simply used some Texture Paste with the Donna Downey Prima Stencil to create the most subtle effect. The edges have been distressed a lot using a nail file.

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The hidden journalling outlines the story of this too cute photo and is nestled under a gorgeous Satin Seam Binding Bow. The chipboard bird is, of course, from A2Z Scraplets and has been embossed using WOW Embossing Powders in 4 different colours and then finished off with white embossing powder followed by some Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray. The textured effect was created by simply sponging on some Gesso to prime the chipboard before I applied any other products. Flourish with a Bling pearls finished off the flower centres just perfectly!

Well that is it from me today as I go off to finish cleaning up my house from the lovely week that was. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Prima BAP April

Howdy everybody! Today I wanted to share with you all my entry for this month’s Prima BAP Challenge. You can view the April Challenges over on the Prima Marketing Blog HERE and here is the sketch…

I have changed it up a bit because I just love to add lots of yummy layers but you can still see that my inspiration comes from the sketch.

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I have used the gorgeous Zephyr Collection along with a Prima Donna Downey Stencil, Gesso, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays and some Glimmer Mists.

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I have added some Gesso to the tips of the gorgeous bright flowers to subdue them a tad. I just love the Shabby Style of this layout but with such bright vibrant colours.

Well that is it from me today, be sure to head on over and checkout my big Giveaway over here.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx