September White with 1 Challenge – Pistachio

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be sharing this layout today along with some very exciting news. I am on the fabulous new White with 1 Design Team starting in October. I did get the chance to play along this month’s challenge also and man it is awesome! Not only have they gone back to being simply white with 1 challenges but also this month EVERY single person who enters the challenge gets a free set of flair from A Lil Somethin no joke! I couldn’t believe it and all us DT gals got some to play with too. Click here to visit the White with 1 Blog and enter today.

So the colour this month is Pistachio and wow the design team did an awesome job with this one. Here is my take on the the challenge…

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I just adore this photo of my eldest Mia. Both my girls had just finished rolling down a huge hill local to us called the skillion. It was their first time rolling down a hill and they thought I was so silly for suggesting it until they got to the bottom. They were so full of energy getting back up and running back up the hill to come roll back down it was such a fabulous day. Our whole church had just finished walking up the skillion with a cross for Good Friday and it truly was a magnificent day.

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The background was created using Modelling Paste and a Heidi Swapp stencil over some White Cardstock. I have heat dried the modelling paste using my heat gun which created lots of bubbles and interesting texture. I then went to my stash and found whatever papers that I could find with either white neutral patterns or pistachio coloured. Man it was hard cause I found about 50 odd pieces of paper and then I had to sort out which ones to use LOL.

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The papers are from various brands including My Minds Eye, Basic Grey, Websters Pages, Echo Park Paper Co, Stampin Up, Authentique and the polaroid frame on my photo is from Heidi Swapp.

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I had some patterned glassine bags from Fancy Pants that I thought was close enough for me to use to hide my journalling tag in so I have layered that underneath and my tag pulls out to reveal the description of the day pretty much just as I outlined in my above comments.

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I have added lots of yummy goodies to the layout including Flourish with a Bling flowers, Prima Marketing Flowers, Flourish with a Bling Individual pearls, flourishes and vines, Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin and some stickers from various companies including Jillibean Soup, My Minds Eye & Echo Park Paper Co. The finishing touch was my a Lil Somethin Flair badges and some extra pearls here and there then I was done. I was so happy with how this layout turned out I really love creating white with 1 you should definately all try it.

Products used include…
Various old patterned papers from brands Websters Pages, Basic Grey, Stampin Up, Echo Park Paper Co, My Minds Eye & Authentique
Fancy Pants Wonderful Day Decorative Bag
Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Self Adhesive Pearls
Flourish with a Bling Green Jack Vine
Flourish with a Bling Maddison & Elise Flowers
Heidi Swapp 12×12 stencil
Heidi Swapp Instaframe
Prima Marketing old flowers
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin Fairy
Various stickers from My Minds Eye, Jilibean Soup & Echo Park Paper Co
A Lil Somethin Exclusive Flair
Modelling Paste

Well that is it from me today and don’t forget to go on over and enter the white with 1 challenge here so you too can you get your pack of free flair badges!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx

Scrapbooking Memories Colour Challenge 16.1

Hi everyone! I am back today to share a layout that I have finished for the current Scrapbooking Memories Colour Challenge. Have you given this challenge ago? The colours to use are Kraft, Teal, Red & Yellow.

Here is my take on the challenge. I have also got a video of the start to finish process of this layout so check back on my youtube channel soon.

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The papers that I have used for this layout are from Crate Paper the Pier collection.

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I have also used the Pier Ephemera & Die Cuts Pack and some stickers.

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The background paper has been masked with an A2Z Scraplets mask using some Modelling Paste as well as using some Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Mists.

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The discover word is from Pink Paislee Artisan Range and I have used some Gelato to decorate this.

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The chipboard Shape Compass is from A2Z Scraplets and I have decorated it using Gelatos and then some Ranger Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

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The background also has some stamping using Ranger Coffee Archival Ink and I think they are Hampton Stamps but not 100% sure so don’t quote me on that one LOL.

Products Used Include…
Crate Paper the Pier Collection Papers, Stickers & Ephemera
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Compass Chipboard
Faber Castell Gelatos
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays
Pink Paislee Artisan Word
Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint
Prima Marketing Alpha Stickers
Machine Stitching
Natural Twine
Charms Creations Chevron
Ranger Archival Ink Pad Coffee
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape

Have you played along with this colour challenge? I would love to see it, share your links in the comments below.

That’s it from me today, Off to church I go, happy Sunday everyone and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop! Comment to win!

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

Welcome to my blog for the A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop. Not sure what a Blog Hop is? Checkout the original Blog Post here on the A2Z Scraplets Blog for more details.

We are happy that you can join us for this fun filled event.

You should have arrived to my blog from A2Z Scraplets Blog. If that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the A2Z Scraplets Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing!

All the Designers will showcase their take on July’s Quote Challenge which is “Days Like This”.

A few things to remember to join in and be eligible for prizes

You must be a follower of A2Z Scraplets, visit all the blogs on the list and comment on every blog at least once through in the 8 days in order to be entered to win the fantastic Grand Prize! You will also get an extra entry if you share this post on your blog/facebook page (leave a link in comments) and an extra entry if you enter this months quote challenge.

You have until Sunday night 28th July 2013 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We will draw the winners of the prizes and will be announced by Julie.

This is my take on the quote challenge…………….

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and a couple of closeups…

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I have used the new release Days Like This Title and I wanted to create my own background with this fabulous title for a change. To do this, I have simply place my chipboard title raw, over the cardstock (Bazzil Bling Yellow) and then sprayed with Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine, moved the chipboard title around and sprayed again and again and again. This has created a fabulous gradual tone of black to yellow and an awesome graffiti looking custom background to match my title.  I also wanted to add a little bit more colour to my background so I have splattered some Teal & Primrose Pink Color Shine randomly.

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I have then added some Yellow Tim Holtz Crackle Paint to the words “LIKE THIS” and decided to spray some Mustard Yellow Heidi Swapp Color Shine over the top to allow some glimmer to soak into those cracks. Then I realised how silly I was doing a yellow title on a yellow background, so I started to scrape some of the crackle paint off to leave the fabulous yellow glimmer cracks showing only with a few chunks of messy crackle paint left here and there. This is definately a fun technique that I will try again because Crackle Paint needs tooth and the Color Shine mist didn’t create that tooth for it. I then outlined the DAYS word with some Pink Flamingo Ranger Liquid Pearls and cut my title up to use as I wanted on the layout.

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The papers and stickers that I have used for this layout are all from the Echo Park Paper Co Here & Now Collection which is a new favourite of mine! I just adore the fun bright colours and fabulous patterns.

Here is the list (click the names to visit their blog, your next stop is Carolyn Zabel’s blog here.

A2Z Scraplets START HERE

Amy Prior

Carolyn Zabel

Holly Connors

Michelle Hodges

Monica Burns

Tracey Thorne

Belinda Scott

A2Z Scraplets FINISH HERE

Because I just love having all you lovely people checking out my blog, I too am having a little giveaway to coincide with the Blog Hop! Yep just a little RAK from me and this is open to everyone internationally. To gain an entry into my personal Blog Hop Giveaway pictured below, simply head on over to my Facebook Page here and LIKE. Simple. Are you on Instagram? Follow me here. Are you on Twitter? Follow me here. For each time you follow me on a social media site you will gain 1 entry into my giveaway. Share the giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and you will gain an additional entry per share. Please make sure you leave me a comment on THIS blog post with links to where you have shared for your extra entries. Don’t forget also to go ahead and comment on my June/July giveaway while you are here so you can be in the running to win even more! My June/July giveaway ends Midnight July 31st AEST but so hurry.

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Yep all this could be yours and YES open internationally postage is on me! RAK includes…

A2Z Scraplets Plastic Sturdy Stencilet
2 Packets of Flourish with a Bling goodies as pictured
4 A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Designs as pictured
2 Packets of Prima Marketing Flowers

All for you liking me! LOL Well that is it from me today, don’t forget to head on over to Caz’s blog here to keep hopping along with us and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

CSI Case File No 78

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

Hi everybody! I am currently on my way to the fabulous Hunter Valley Gardens to enjoy the Snow Time fun as well as the chocolate festival mmmm chocolate. Ok so I might come back a few kilos heavier but I promise the diet starts next week LOL.

Today I wanted to quickly share a layout that I created for the current case file over at CSI Color Stories Inspiration. You can click here to visit CSI and join in the fun too.

Here is the details for Case File No 78

Now the idea of this challenge is to use all the colours, at least 2 pieces of evidence and at least 1 of the testimony options in your journalling.

Here is my take on the challenge using papers from Carta Bella & My Minds Eye…

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The evidence that I have used includes Heidi Swapp Color Shine Paint Splatters (paint), Tim Holtz Ideaology Film Strip  (transparent object), Alpha Stickers (stickers) and My Minds Eye Enamel Dots (something glossy).

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To create the background effect, I have used Heidi Swapp 6×6 Polkadot Stencil with 2 different shades of Distress Inks and a Blending Tool. I have then sprayed some Mustard Color Shine into the centre and dripped a few splatters in 2 corners.

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Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and I would love for you to leave me a comment so I can come visit you too.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

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