Good evening everyone! I hope you are all well. It has been such a long time that I bet you all thought I had fallen off the face of the planet. Well I have had some major health issues that have kept me away from my fabulous hobby and jobs but I have undergone some serious healing and on the side I have been creating a new Blog for myself to go with my whole new attitude on life. Please head on over to www.amyprior.com and become a follower! Of course there will be a big giveaway to celebrate the launch of the new blog which I hope to launch in the next week. I am very happy to be returning to A2Z Scraplets Design Team and will have some creations to share with you tomorrow.
Until then, happy scrapping!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Hi everyone! WOW it feels like forever since I have blogged here and that is the whole truth. I am so sorry to everyone for my absense lately but I have unfortunately had a very sick household with upper respiratory issues and, of course, I got the worst end of the stick because as a mother, I take after myself last, and now I am paying the price. I am on the mend and the worst is over I hope but I still have a case of Pluricy and other issues and I just seem to be soooo tired ALL the time LOL. Beyond just the busy mum tiredness that I usually feel. What this means is that I went almost a whole month without scrapping eeekkkkkk I know right scary and yes I was having withdrawels. So I have tried to play catch up this week with my DT commitments etc but in 7 days I officially have made 2 pages LOL. I need a jumpstart to the mojo I think but I will keep soldiering on of course.
I have 1 layout to share with you today and this layout was created using the fabulous Woodland Park papers by October Afternoon. I have also used the Stickers & Chipboard Embellishments from this collection too. The fabulous charms and resins are of course from Handmade Halo.
A few closeups show the yummy details. This resin frame had the centre removed using a metail file and I have then added some WOW Embossing Powder Cable Car Red over the top.
There is no rules when it comes to charms in my eyes. Here I have just added this birdie charm from Handmade Halo, over the top of a picture of a bird that was on the Chipboard Embellishment.
This closeup shows the background a little more. Here I have sprayed White Mr Hueys over a Mr Huey Mask and then I have dripped some other shades of My Huey sprays all over the place.
Also on the background, I have made some large rips and I wanted to really rough them up so I have adhered a piece of washi tape over the crack and then ripped it up which would rip a lot of the top layer of the paper off. A few staples and voila! Fab new way of distressing.
And now I have some winners to announce from my massive giveaway!!!!!!! Thank you so much to all my fabulous new likers and to everyone who shared, a huge thank you as well. Here are the winners. ..
First we have the major prize winner who gets ALL OF THIS and the winner is.....
Congratulations Donna! Send me an email to ausscrapbookingdiva AT live DOT com DOT au with your postal address details!
The next prize to give away is the huge pack of Chipboard Goodies and the winner is......
Congratulations Kristal! (I think you shared the giveaway the most amount of times LOL) Send me an email to ausscrapbookingdiva AT live DOT com DOT au with your postal address details!
The last prize pack that I had on offer for the giveaway was a mammoth pack of Handmade Halo goodies and the winner is...
Congratulations Jasmine1485! Send me an email to ausscrapbookingdiva AT live DOT com DOT au with your postal address details!
Now because I have been so thankful for the lovely new fans and comments I have been receiving, I just could not leave it there. So I have 2 more small gifts to giveaway to the following people....
Congratulations Scrapbookit! Send me an email to ausscrapbookingdiva AT live DOT com DOT au with your postal address details!
Congratulations Tina Mayo! Send me an email to ausscrapbookingdiva AT live DOT com DOT au with your postal address details!
And here is the top of the randomised list showing the top 5 winners and so forth.
Thanks again to all of my new followers and the oldies too LOL, stay tuned for a new giveaway shortly but for now, anyone who leaves a comment on this post congratulating the winners, will go into a draw to win a small RAK from me! You have until 30th September to leave a comment here on this post.
Lots of love
Amy Prior xxx
Friday, August 24, 2012
Hi everybody!!! I am back to share the 2nd half of my layouts for the A2Z Scraplets August Release. Don't forget you can view the new releases on the A2Z Website here plus you can view all of the amazing DT creations with the new releases on the blog here.
First up is a fabulous layout titled Daily Routine, using the awesome new Butterfly Shape from A2Z Scraplets.
The fabulous papers I have used for this layout are from the My Minds Eye Bright Side of Life Collection
The fabulous chevron patterned paper has been fussy cut to show off the awesome zig zags better plus I trimmed some arrows from a similar paper from the same collection but red.
The fabulous Chipboard butterfly was coated with a thin layer of Platinum Liquid Pearls and I have then added a Rubon over the top. I have a few of these old Background Rubons in my stash but not sure if they are still around. I do think they are fabulous for covering chipboards but! The last touch was some rough inking using Archival Ink and then topped off with a Charms Creations Lollipop.
My next project is actually a canvas. Some of you may remember that I have been making canvases (whenever there is time) to hang on my scraproom wall to help inspire myself and others who come here to create in my space. Each canvas I choose things that inspire me creatively or in other ways and I just go to town creating and having fun and going with my mood. Love is, of course, one of my biggest inspirations and I instantly wanted to create a canvas when I saw this new Chipboard Title.
First off I coated my canvas in a layer of PVA glue and started to add some A2Z Chipboard Hearts as well as some spiralled twine.
Once all the twine & chipboard was in place, I have added some more PVA glue and layered some white tissue paper over the top. I tried to move it around a bit to create lots of creases and folds for more texture before it dried.
Once the tissue paper was dry, I could start to add colour. I chose to use my Dylusions Ink Sprays and started spraying randomly to get a pattern of colours that I liked. I then dabbed with paper towel and dried between layers of more added colour until I got the intensity I liked.
When my colour was making me feel happy, I dried for the final time and got out my archival ink pad and just rubbed it over the entire canvas. The black ink highlighted random raised areas and I kept going until I could see the amount of texture clearly that I was wanting.
The next step was to add some embossing ink and to do this I just rubbed the ink pad over the entire surface randomly as I did with the archival ink. I then sprinkled some WOW Ultra High Gold Rich Embossing Powder over and heated to watch the magic begin. Of course some areas had the powder adhere better than others so I repeated the process very lightly until there was enough thick shiny gold on the canvas.
The final step was to decorate my title chipboard using some Archival Ink and WOW Ultra High Gold Rich Embossing Powder. I also stamped over the top of the title with a script type stamp from my stash. A couple of fabulous Charms from Handmade Halo and voila! A fabulous canvas that brightens my spirit every time I glance at it.
Next up is a layout using the fabulous new title Dream like there is no tomorrow.
For this layout I decided to use a pic of my gorgeous girl that almost shows her in her dreamy mood she gets in. She is such a dreamer with the most amazing imagination and her creativity inspires me regularly. I don't ever want her to forget to Dream.
The papers I have used for this layout are from the My Minds Eye Collection Miss Caroline and I just the strips/banners I have created here.
Lots of fussy cut butterflies that have been sewn on and all the edges have been sanded back using an emery board.
The last layout I have to share today is of my beautiful girl using the new A2Z Scraplets title Pretty In Pink. I truly adore these photos of Mia in her pink outfit on Christmas Day 2010.
I have used a relatively older collection papers for this layout, Chloe Collection from 3 Bugs in a Rug.
The fabulous Chipboard title has been decorated using different Liquid Pearls and some patterned paper stuck behind the stenciled section.
Lots of fussy cutting, ripping and sanding on this layout and I just love that doily details sticking out here and there. I also dropped some White Mister Hueys Spray on the background.
Well that is it from me for now, don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know your favourites.
Until next time...happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xxx
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Hi everybody? I hope you are all well. We have a beautiful sun shiny day for a change here on the Central Coast of NSW Australia. Spring is definately starting to show her face and I am ever so thankful as I am sick of the flu season this year. This morning I am off to the Book Week Parade at Mia's school which is very exciting and I am about to pack up my camera and lenses ready to go but for now I wanted to share a few of my layouts that I created for the August Chipboard Release over at A2Z Scraplets. Oh my there is some amazing chippy goodness released this month and I had the chance to play with 8 pieces from the new range. For now I will share 4 out of the 8 and I shall be back tomorrow with the rest...
You can view all the new releases on the A2Z Website here as well as the other fabulous DT creations on the A2Z Blog here.
This first layout is using the new Doodlet Butterfly Chipboard and I have used the Scrap Cake Bright Side of Life Collection Papers.
Lots of yummy details on this one including some beautiful Manor House Creation Flowers.
I just love banners at the moment. I always have but I love how big of a trend they are right now.
The chipboard butterfly was decorated using some Gesso randomly and then sprayed with Pink Lindys Stamp Gang Stain Spray.
This next layout is created using the new Just Me Title from A2Z plus I have also used cut up pieces from the Chicken Wire which is also available from A2Z.
The papers I have used for this layout are from the 7 Dots Studio Wonderland & Dreamer Collections.
Lots of yummy colour on this one that was created using Dylusions Ink Sprays, Perfect Pearls Sprays, Black Cracle Paint & some Glimmer Glaze.
Love all my descriptive word using the good ole Dymo Labeller.
Can you see the little crown on top of my head? LOL of course this is an Antique Brass Charm from Handmade Halo.
Next up is a layout using another fabulous new title, Her Smile Says it all. Chloe has this silly smile she does regularly so to document it in a layout was a must LOL
I have used the fabulous Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon Collection for this layout along with lots of machine stitching.
The beautiful chipboard was simply coated with some Diamond Stickles.
Loved the die cut elements from this collection and used the flags a little differently.
My last share for today is using yet another fabulous new A2Z Scraplets title, Imagine. For this layout I wanted to extend the title using various alpha stickers. The full title, I cannot imagine life with you two is exactly what this photo says to me.
The papers for this layout are from the Scrap Cake Collection One Moment in Time and these are available from Handmade Halo.
I recently bought some fabulous bauble stems from a local feather shop and I just cut some pieces off to use around my Prima Vine here.
The chipboard word was sprayed with some Dylusions Ink Spray as well as some Perfect Pearl Mists. I then added some Thickers and Prima ABC stickers to finish the rest of the title work. The beautiful doily underneath was a bargain op shop find!
Well that is it from me for now, I better run out the door but I hope I have inspired your crafty endeavors for the day!
Until next time...happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xxx