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

Cracking up over on the PaperHaus Magazine Blog

Hi everyone! I am so very excited to back over on the PaperHaus Magazine Blog today sharing a fabulous tutorial that will have you all cracking up. Here is a little sneak peek.

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Click here to visit the PaperHaus Magazine Blog for more and to see the video tutorial.

Products used for this project include…
Raw wood trinket box from Lincraft
A2Z Scraplets Starburst 12×12 Chipboard
Tim Holtz Ranger Picket Fence Crackle Paint
Tim Holtz Ranger Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Ranger Antique Linen Distress Stain
Teresa Collins Flower
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray Creme Brulee Cream
May Arts Pearl Ribbon String
Antique Brass Charms
Matisse Medium White Gesso
Helmar Crackle Medium Step 1 & 2
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Scrap Dots/Silicone Adhesive
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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

Lindy Stamp Gang Color Challenge + DT application & Prima PPP

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Hi everyone! I am back today to share a quick layout with you all that is also my entry into this month’s Lindy Stamp Gang Color Challenge plus the Prima PPP for July. Ok so I cheated a little cause the palette is almost identical but my main entry is for the Lindy Stamp Gang Design Team. After my time with Passion 4 Paper, I was introduced and quickly obsessed with Lindy products! Seriously I own over 50 of their sprays plus a few dozen magicals, shots, and embossing powders to say the least. My obsession grew rapidly and my favourites became evident. I have literally gone through 8 x Creme Brulee Cream Sprays, 6 x Cotton Candy Pinks & 3 x Delphinium Turquoise Blues in the space of a year LOL.

So here is the color challenge for July. I am so excited that Lindy’s now doing challenges cause it’s even more of an excuse to use my lindy stash and buy more yummy goodies. Click here to view the Color Challenge Post on the Lindy Stamp Gang Blog. You can also click here to view the Design Team Call details.

Here is the July Prima PPP Challenge also and you can view the Prima Post here

Here is my layout that I created. This photo is actually a fun christmas day photo which is nice to use such an unusual color palette with.

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The background cardstock has had a few layers of yumminess added. Firstly I have added some Plasters Joint Tape that was cut into random upside cloud like pieces followed by some Modelling paste using an A2Z Scraplets Stencilet randomly and quite thick. Besides the fact that I was in a rush and impatient, i just love how the modelling paste bubbles up when heated with a heat gun. It actually raises even more!

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I have then sprayed some various Lindy Stamp Gang Mists including Starburst Colours, Whale Watch Blue, Autumn Maple Crimson, Delphinium Turquoise, Rudolph’s Nose Red & Flat Fabio Caribbean Blue. I just went a little crazy randomly spritzing colour everywhere until I was happy with them.

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I have then embossed the arrows with Lindy Stamp Gang Angel Wings Jade Emboss Powder. The powder is clear with a fabulous shimmer so it’s hard to see on the photo over the white arrows but it’s soooo much prettier IRL.

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I have folded a large doily in half and sprayed it entirely with Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Mist Ghostly Gargoyle White. How could I resist adding Lindy’s to everything LOL I often cannot resist.

Next up, I have coloured a bunch of Prima Marketing Flowers using the mists that I had already used on the background and doily. Some of the mists I created pools on my craft sheet, then dipped in the white flowers, some I have  misted and  some I have used a paintbrush and just coloured the tips of petals.

I then decided that I wanted to add some black to the layout so I have used a Sharpie marker and added black to the edges of all the petals randomly and I have coloured some of the background arrows to help them pop.

The patterned paper that I have used for this layout are from the Prima Craftsman Collection. Totally grungey masculine papers but this layout still has the girly soft feminine feel which I love.

I am very excited to have a new tripod in transit with courier today so I can finally start bringing you some fabulous videos! I am very excited and you will have to stay tuned for my regular tutorials.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

P.S. Checkout the Lindy Stamp Gang Category here to view all my recent projects using these fablous products.a

Love U Always

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Hi everyone! I am back to share a quick layout with you all today featuring a pic of my fabulous husband Joel.

To create this layout, I have used various Heidi Swapp papers from both the Sugar Chic collection and the No Limits Collection. I just adore Heidi’s ranges and I was so happy to be able to use some of the super girly range Sugar Chic in a more masculine way.

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Now I never pretend to be very good at male themed layouts but I think I have done my hubby justice here with lots of manly features alongside bright colours and a ray of sunshine feel. To decorate the background, I have used the Harlequin Crafters Workshop Stencil with a mixture Teal Bombay India Ink and some Texture Paste. I also used the negative from 2 A2Z Scraplets cogs packs to add some cog shapes around the border and before they had a chance to dry, I have quickly sprinkled some Silver Micro Beads to add some metallic effect to the cogs. I still wasn’t 100% happy with the cogs so I have gone and coloured some A2Z Scraplets Cog Chipboard pieces using some Dylusions Ink Sprays and Perfect Pearls Mists. Gotta add some sparkle in there hehehe.

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I wanted to add this fabulous A2Z Scraplets Starburst to the layout as well and decided I would layer it with lots of fun papers. I simply sprayed it with some Yellow Perfect Pearls Mist and allowed to dry before I stuck everything down and slotted the starburst in between layers.

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Lots of final touches included some Heidi Swapp Buzz Words, Charms Creations Super Star along with some doodling and journalling. I also decided to add some washi tape and Heidi Swapp Phrase Stickers as well. Doesn’t it look fab? How awesome are Heidi’s product? She is definately an idol of mine. 🙂

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Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to say hello so I can come visit you too. Also don’t forget about my giveaway, only 4 more days left to enter. click here to see the giveaway post.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx