A2Z Scraplets October Sketch Challenge & CSI Case File #91

Hi everybody! I am back today to share the awesome new challenge over at the A2Z Scraplets blog this month. Caz has chosen a fabulous PageMaps Sketch for us to play along with this month and I um strayed a lot from the sketch in the end because I printed my photo too big and other reasons totally beyond my control but you can still sort of squint and see the original sketch inspiration in my layout LOL. I also decided to tie in with the current CSI Challenge Theme and colours so check out that case file at the end of my blog post and all the details for that challenge. Click here to visit the A2Z Scraplets Blog Post outlining the October Challenge details.

Here is the Sketch…

Here is my take on the sketch using lots of fabulous A2Z Scraplets products including Brickwall Stencilet, Shapes – Speech Bubbles, Just Hangin Out Title, Doodlet 20 & Doodlet 26.

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The background paper is from 7 Dots Studio and I have added some Artichoke Shimmerz Texture Paste using the A2Z Brickwall Stencil. I am so in love with these Shimmerz Texture pastes and I definately need to get my hands on some more colours. They are so fun and grainy and chunky so they look perfect with the A2Z Scraplets Brickwall Stencilet. I have also splatters some little droplets of Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists over the background as well to add a touch more colour.

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My Chipboard title “Just Hangin Out” from A2Z Scraplets has also was covered with the awesome Arti Choked Texture Paste from Shimmerz. I have smeared some of this on my Craft Mat and then dipped the Chipboard title face down into the texture paste. I have then outlined the letters in black permanent texta so you can read it a little easier.

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The fabulous Doodlets from A2Z Scraplets have been layered on top of each other for a fabulous fun effect but before I have layered them together, I have sprayed them randomly with various Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists keeping one in cool colours and one in warm colours, Teal, Mustard, Sweet Cherry, Chantreuse & Primrose. Spraying in random spots adds texture without adding texture if you get what I mean? LOL Don’t you love my technical way of describing things?

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My paper layers are randomly layered pieces varying from Crate Paper, Studio Calico, My Minds Eye & 7 Dots Studio. The only piece of paper that I really put a lot of thought into was the Crate Paper Pier Collection Giant Chevron pattern. The original patterned paper had various colours including lots of shades of blues, pinks etc and they did not all match with the colour palette from the CSI challenge so I have fussy cut out the pieces of chevron that had the right colours and then stuck them back together to perfectly match my layout.

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There are lots of fabulous Printed Chipboard pieces on this layout also including some from My Minds Eye & Teresa Collins.  I had lots of fun doodling all over this layout when it was finished and decided at the last minute to add some Clear Epoxy Dots to the background paper as well. I have used Prima Marketing ones alongside some Tim Holtz Bottle Cap Clear Stickers.

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My journalling was written on the A2Z Scraplets Speech Bubbles that have been covered with coordinating papers from my layout. I have then doodled around them and journalled about this awesome day hanging out with the kangaroos at the Reptile Park.

Products used for this layout include…
A2Z Scraplets Brickwall Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Title Just Hangin Out
A2Z Scraplets Doodlets 20 & 26
A2Z Scraplets Shapes – Speech Bubbles
Various Patterned Papers including 7 Dots Studio, My Minds Eye, Crate Paper & Studio Calico
Project Life Black Pen Size 03 & 05
Printed Chipboard from My Minds Eye & Teresa Collins
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists in Chantreuse, Teal, Mustard, Sweet Cherry, Primrose & Black
Various Washi Tapes
Shimmerz Arti Choked Texture Paste
Paper Doily
Sequins
Prima Marketing & Tim Holtz Enamel Clear Sticker domes
Helmar Scrap Dots
X-Press IT Double Sided Tape

The Evidence I have used for the CSI Case File include wet medium, Something Irridescent, Stripes, Speech Bubbles, & flags.

Click here to visit the CSI Site and join in the current case file. There are 20 hours left to enter this challenge but 2 new challenges have already been announced including the fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Well that is it from me today, until next time, 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

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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Daughter True Romance Shabby A2Z Scraplets

Hi everyone! I am back to share a quick layout with you all that I had featured over on the A2Z Scraplets blog late last week.

This layout is titled Daughter and features lots of products from the September Cest Magnifique Kit including the fabulous Kaisercraft True Romance Collection. If you haven’t heard of Cest Magnifique Kit Club then I definately recommend checking them out here. The kits are always stunning and I am always so very happy with the postage time all the way to me in Australia. I get so excited waiting for each kit to come and have been a subscriber on and off for a few years now.

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The background piece of Kaisercraft paper has been decorated using an A2Z Scraplets Leaf Stencilet along with some Modelling Paste. The stencil is actually just over 6 inches so I had to do the masking in 2 stages, first I have masked the top right corner and the bottom left corner and dried with my heat gun. I have then masked the remaining two corners and all without any smudging. Drying the Modelling Paste with the heat gun also creates a much nicer clean 3D puffy effect as I heat it till it boils and bubbles. Please be careful if you try this at home as I am certain that it would pop and not be pleasant if you don’t be careful.

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While I had my modelling paste out, I have smeared a random amount onto my craft sheet and then I have pressed my A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title down into the modelling paste and lifted up quickly and roughly. This has left a fun texture on the title and was really so very simple, easy and looks super shabby!

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The A2Z Scraplets Paisley Chipboard Flourishes have been given a simple misted coat of Heidi Swapp Chantreuse Color Shine Spray which just helped bring out those greens in the beautiful die cut pieces. I just adore the fabulous Kaisercraft True Romance Die Cuts Package and I have used tonnes on this layout but the best part is that I still have literally double if not triple this amount left over for other projects. Love a good value for money product!

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The kit from Cest Magnifique Kit Club included these fabulous Melissa Frances Vellum Envelopes and Tags so I have added a satin seam binding bow to the tag and have journalled on before inserting back into the hidden envelope behind my clusters of die cuts.

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Amongst the gorgeous layers there are also some A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Hearts that have been smeared with a good peanut butter style coating of modelling paste and then sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Plumeria Pink Flat Fabio Spray. There is also one of the fabulous A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Doilies that I have simply covered with some of the Kaisercraft True Romance Papers and then finished it off by sanding the edges back.

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I have added even more dimension to my layout by popping up some of the butterfly die cut wings making it look like they are about to take flight.

Products used for this layout include…
Cést Magnifique September Kit
Kaisercraft True Romance Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
A2Z Scraplets Leaves Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title, hearts, paisley flourishes and doilies
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Plumeria Pink
Melissa Frances Vellum Envelope & Tag
Heidi Swapp Chantreuse Color Shine Spray
Reeves Modelling Paste
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape
Satin Seam Binding White

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with Modelling Paste & A2Z Scraplets Chipboard & Stencilets. I will be back tomorrow with some more inspiration just for you!

Until next time, happy srapping!

Amy Prior xx

Preschool Pic 2013 Berry71Bleu September Challenge

Howdy everybody. I am back today to share a fabulous layout with you all that I have recently created for the Berry71Bleu September Sketch Challenge. The extra requirement for this month’s challenge is to use Mixed Media and you can view the challenge details here on the Berry71Bleu Challenge Blog...

This layout I have created using one of the awesome kits available from A2Z Scraplets which you can find here.

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To create my background, I have covered my white cardstock with random shaped and sized paper doilies. I wanted to add lots of subtle texture to the background and I have covered them completely in Mod Podge Matte.

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Next I have sprayed some various Lindy Stamp Gang sprays using a Prima Marketing Static Mask. I only sprayed very small sections randomly in 3 different colours. I have then swiped an embossing ink pad over the entire background gently so I grabbed some of the texture and not just covered the lot and then I have sprinkled some Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder over the top and heat set.

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The papers that I have used are from the Firefly Collection from Prima Marketing and the flowers are a combination of Flourish with a Bling, Green Tara, Kaisercraft & Prima Marketing. When layering my distressed patterned papers, I have included some ripped and torn cheescloth in between.

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I have finished off the layout using some of the torn pieces of cheesecloth placed over my flower clusters and then added some random sequins to match the drips on the sketch.

Here is the sketch from Berry71Bleu this month. Don’t forget to head on over and have a go there are awesome prizes up for grabs always.

Products Used Include…

American Crafts 12×12 White Cardstock
Random Sized & Shaped Paper Doilies
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays in Delphinium Turquoise, Hottie Patottie Pink & California Poppy Gold.
Mod Podge Matte
Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder – Aurora Amethyst
Prima Marketing Firefly Collection Papers
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin Bird
Sequins
Cheesecloth
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Runner
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink Pad
Flourish with a Bling Flowers
Pink Paislee Artisan Mistables Butterflies
Flourish with a Bling Rose Pink Pearls
Various flowers including Kaisercraft, Green Tara & Prima Marketing.
Green Tara Turquoise Lace

Well that is it from me today, I hope I have inspired you to get creative with this month’s challenge on the Berry71Bleu Blog. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

The Best Thing About Memories Is Making Them

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Hi everyone! I hope you are all well, as I busily try to catch up on my Design Team Commitments after the chaos of moving house, I decided to have a quick play with the Scrapbooking From Scratch Quote Challenge this for June hosted by Charmane from Charms Creations.

The Quote is “The Best Thing About Memories Is Making Them”

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I decided to use the fabulous Modern Romance Line Papers from Websters Pages and I have used the Clean and Simple sides for my backgrounds and then have fussy cut lots of fabulous flowers to use in my clusters.

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In the bottom left corner, I have added some fussy cut flowers alongside a Charms Creation Lollipop, Prima Marketing Ingvild Blome Light Bulb and a fabulous Heidi Swapp Buzz Word.

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I have used some American Crafts Thickers alongside some Prima Marketing ABC Stickers for creating my title.

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The Background has some subtle masking using Texture Acrylic Paint and the Brocade 12×12 Crafters Workshop Template. I applied the paint with a natural sponge to get an interesting effect.

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A Prima Marketing Resin Window, some Prima flowers alongside some Pink Paislee Artisan Elements and the layout was complete.

Overall I would have to say I am not a fan of this layout LOL. I am my own worst critic I know but I went way off track with my original plan and the page suffered.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog and don’t forget to leave me some love .

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Berry71Bleu Guest Designer for May

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Hi everyone! Today I am back to share a layout that I have created as a Guest Designer for Berry71Bleu this month. The challenge was to use the May Once Upon a Time Sketch Challenge as well as incorporate some chipboard so of course I used some A2Z Scraplets on my page. Checkout the Berry71Bleu blog here.

The challenge this month was to play along with the Once Upon A Sketch Challenge but also using some chipboard. Here is the sketch.

I decided to use some 7 Dots Studio Patterned Paper and elements for this layout. To start I have added some texture to a white 12×12 piece of cardstock. To do this, I have used an A2Z Scraplets Masklet with some Viva Decor Pearl Modelling Paste. When this was dry, I have doodled around a couple of the arrows. As you can see, I have used the stencil 2 different ways for a more interesting visual effect.

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To decorate the birthday present A2Z Scraplet Chipboard piece, I have used 4 different shades of Perfect Pearls Powder that were all mixed with some Texture Paste. I made the paste really thick so it would create some fun texture on the chipboard. When this was dry, I have inked the top with some Black Archival Ink.

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Before I started layering my elements down, I decided I wanted some colour on the background. To do this I have simply splattered some Pink Dylusions Ink as well as some Blue Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray. To create splatters easily, I spray some of the mist into the lid of the bottle and then hold above my page about 30cm and drop. If you want to create a bigger splash go a little further and vice versa.

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The Birthday Girl Chipboard title was trimmed to fit my layout better and I have coated the letters with some Pearl Viva Decor Modelling Paste very roughly to create lots of texture. I then inked the top with some Black Archival Ink and moved onto the Cupcake Chipboard piece that I had removed. To decorate this I have simply sprayed some Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray over.

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The last chipboard element, the double photo frames, were coated with some of the fabulous 7 Dots Studio co-ordinating papers and then the edges were sanded back roughly. I have also sanded back the edges of all my layers of paper to add some more white distressing but then I decided to ink around the edges of some of the stickers and embellishments with Archival Black Ink to add some more black distressing to the page.

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