A Creative Process – YouTube Video from start to finish

Hi everyone! Just a quick share from me today sharing my recent Youtube Video Upload. This time I have recorded my complete creative process. How I create a layout from start to finish. The video is 43 minutes long but shows every aspect of a page from picking papers through to final journalling. Hope you enjoy.

This is the layout that I have featured in the video…

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Products used for this layout include…
Crate Paper Pier Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Compass
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet
Reeves Modelling Paste
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays
Faber Castell Gelatos
Kaisercraft Texture Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink Coffee & Jet Black
Ranger Crackle Accents
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Prima Marketing ABC Stickers
My Minds Eye Frame
Charms Creations Chevron
Machine Stitching
Helmar Scrap Dots
X-Press IT Foam Tape
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
Natural Twine

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

The Color Room Palette #158

Hi everyone! I am back today with the latest palette from the talented Lydell over at the Color Room. Have you liked their Facebook Page? Be sure to checkout their website here too for the full reveal and the rest of the Design Team inspiration posts…

The Palette…

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…and here is my take on the palette. These colours were definately out of my comfort zone but I just love how this turned out.

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Of course some closeups…

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The background has been lightly sprayed with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine Spray over the A2Z Scraplets Broken Gate 12×12 Mask. Very subtly. I have then cut and distressed all my patterned paper pieces and mounted them onto Brown Cardstock and distressed.

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To decorate the A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Clock with Cogs, I have painted it with Brown Crackle Paint, allowd to dry, then sprayed with various Brown Shimmery Sprays and dried with my heat gun making sure lots of puddles of brown formed to create a more aged look.

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When the layout was complete, I decided to add some pearls and drops around the page randomly. I have also painted the edges of all the flower petals and the Sweet title with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.

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Products used include…
A2Z Scraplets Sunrise-Sunset Kit
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Clock with Cogs
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet Mask Broken Fence
Prima Marketing Finnabair Sunrise-Sunset Patterned Papers
Flourish with a Bling Jack Vine Olive Green
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold self adhesive pearls
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray in Bronzer and Gold
Tattered Angels Suede Glimmer Mist
Lindy Stamp Gang Chocolate Truffle Starburst Stain Spray
Manor House Creations Flowers & Feather
Prima Marketing Flowers
Green Tara Flowers
Charms Creations Heart
Prima Marketing Enamel Dot
Pink Paislee Artisan Word
Kaisercraft Flowers
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Runner
Machine Stitching in White & Green
Ranger Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Antique Linen

Well that is it from me today, until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

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

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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

Giraffe Baby Shower Invitations

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Hi everyone! I wanted to come by and quickly share some more super cute baby shower invitations that I have recently made. We have 2 fabulous ladies at church who are due to have babies only a couple of weeks apart so when I made the uber cute duck invitations for Leanee, well Ailish wanted some too LOL. Ailish loves Giraffes so I went and found the cutest Giraffe svg file from http://www.svgcuts.com and got started.

I had to create a card shape for the giraffe to be mounted on and although it isn’t perfect, it did the trick.

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I made 45 of these with the help of my fabulous friend Nicole. I actually cut a few corners and ended up having to recut a lot of these. I definately think SVG cuts needs to work on the elements on this file more but overall Ailish was super happy which is all that matters of course.

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Product Used include:
Bazzil Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo Machine
SVG Cuts Giraffe File
Yellow Satin Seam Binding
Ranger Glossy Accents
X-Press IT High Tack Foam Tape
Helmar Scrap Dots

Well that is it from me today, 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