Friday, September 28, 2012

Use your chipboards for Mixed Media projects

Hello, my dear A2Z friends! Irit is here again and this time I want to share my non scrappy projects, but with great A2Z shapes used.
The first one is this altered Mixed Media canvas and as  you can see this chipboard, painted with shiny paint is just a perfect add on to this stamped and masked piece.

My second project  is a mini album in  a tin and I used this Pregnancy shape for the fancy  album cover, inked and glazed and glued with 3d foam glue.

So as you can see A2Z chippies are not for scrapbooking only. All of you who are deeply in Mixed Media or altered art: go  to our shop and pick some great titles and chipboards for your OOP projects and then share them with us here!
See you next month!

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Well scrapbookers after a few of months of winter, I am well and truly ready for the warmth of SUMMER so here are a few layouts to share in anticipation of those lovely beach/pool photos that you'll want to scrapbook.....also, visit the a2zscaplets website to view the amazing selection of titles and shapes that will shore make your BEACH/POOL/SUMMER layouts extra special:)

Till next month, HAPPY scrapping,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Guest Designer Challenge + some colourful grungey inspiration

A2ZGuest Designer Challenge

Would you like theopportunity to Guest Design for A2Z Scraplets for 1 month? Would you like toreceive a package full of fabulous Chipboard Scraplets to play with? All youhave to do, is enter the below challenge this month, and you could be our GuestDesigner for January 2013! Please read through all details before entering.

Our challenge for this month will actually be going over 6 weeks. Yes you read right, you will have until the end of October to get your entries in for this challenge. And what is the challenge I hear you all ask? Well the challenge is simple. We have a fabulous Sketch here designed by Becky @ PageMaps. Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by this sketch (feel free to twist, flip, rotate, etc) PLUS we would love to see your use of Chipboard on the layout. Of course A2Z Scraplets are preferred, but we will accept all entries including those without chipboard.

All entries into thechallenge must be submitted using the Link it tool on the A2Z Scraplets Blog.If you do not have your own personal blog, please email your entry to entries must be received before the 31st October 2012 atMidnight AEST (Brisbane Time). 

This is a game ofskill and the winner will be chosen by a select panel based on skill and use ofchipboard products or similar. Chipboard is not a requirement to be usedhowever is greatly appreciated and will help in the judging process.
The winner of thischallenge will earn a fabulous Guest Designer Spot for the month of January2013. As a guest designer, the winner will receive a large array of A2ZScraplets Chipboard products mailed out promptly. The winner will then be required to complete a minimum of 4 projects and share across 2 blog posts onthe A2Z Scraplets Blog during January. The winner will also be required to advertise their Guest Designer Position wherever possible online (personalblog, Facebook, Twitter, etc) during their guest designer month. A GuestDesigner Blinkie will be offered to those with personal blogs wanting toadvertise. The winner will also be permanently linked as a Guest Designer onthe side bar of the A2Z Scraplets Blog.
RAK prizes may alsobe offered if more than 25 entries are received. The winner will be announcedvia the A2ZScraplets Facebook Page here around the 7th November approximately. Be sure to become a fan to avoid missing the announcement as wewill require contact from the winner urgently so that the prize package can besent.

Before I go, here is some quick grungey inspiration by Amy Prior.

Mel's 30th - Blue Tongue Brewery

This fabulous textured layout has so many layers but was super fun to create using lots of Gel Medium, Glimmer Mists & Embossing Powders. 

The A2Z Scraplets pieces are a little hidden from view at first but there is 1 piece of Ngaire's Barbed Wire that I have cut up into smaller lengths plus there is the larger post from the Street Signs pack of 2.

The style of this layout was very much inspired by the fabulous and famous Finnabair

Another closeup where you can almost see the barbed wire poking out from one of the clusters. I have taken dozens of closeups for this layout and still I do not believe you will ever see all of the fun details without having this one in front of you.  

Stay tuned for a video tutorial coming soon for this layout. As soon as I figure out how to edit and get good lighting for home videos LOL

Goodluck to everyone entering the challenge this month.

Until next time...happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xxx 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Blog Challenge Winners ...

Finally we are here to announce the winners from the July and August Blog Challenges.

July was a sketch challenge 

and the winners are ...

Belinda Scott 

 Karen McLaughlin 

 & Kerry Pace

Congratulations ladies. 
Your entries are awesome and it was fantastic to see the use of Scraplets on your layouts. 

Augusts challenge was a "recipe" supplied by Samantha Bailey.

and the winners are:

Shauna Arnold

Monica Brady

 & Michelle Hodges

Congratulations ladies !! 
Please send your postal details through to me at 
& I will get prizes in the mail to you.

We are making a few changes with the monthly challenges to try and mix things up abit. More information coming soon so stay posted.

... Until Next Time ... 
Happy Scrappin' !

Friday, September 14, 2012

Some DT inspiration from Caz

Hi fellow crafters,
caz with you again today to share a wedding layout with you using the versatile candelabra. I have used this stunning candelabra on so many different kinds of creations and today I am sharing another with you. I hope you enjoy it and it sparks a little inspiration from within you :)

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Thanks for stopping by the A2Z blog.
Big hugs
Caz xo

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Art Journal

I have recently decided to do an art journal as I have a lot of products that I have bought and have never even used so the decision to make an art journal seemed like a smart one. I have been toying with what to do for the cover for a while because it seems like a fairly crucial part of an "art journal". I have just received an order of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and they helped inspiration strike. 
I have had the A2Z floralettes 11 in my stash for a while and I really love this particular scraplet. 

I really had heaps of fun playing with this page this morning and it started out with covering the cover of my art journal with canvas and then giving it a nice coat of white gesso.  I have then glued down the Scraplet which I have then applied glue over the top of the scraplet and layed some tissues over the top messily. I have also glued down some paper flowers in a random order and allowed all of the glue to dry.  Once the glue was dry I gave it all another coat of white gesso and allowed that to dry.

I then used Lindy's stamp gang sprays over the entire page.  I dried it off with the heat gun and then using templates I randomly applied some modeling paste which I allowed to dry. 

I also randomly stamped around the edges with black archival ink. I have used some metallic rub to bring out some of the texture and to just make the scraplet "pop". 

I rummaged through my stash and found a title that I thought fitted an art journal wonderfully.  The title stood out far to much as it was so I distressed it a bit with some distress ink and some glimmer mist which I then heat dried and glued down.

I think that I have covered everything I have done to this page but most importantly it was all very random and I just had fun doing it.  Oh I also spritzed the page a bit when I was finished with it all.

I hope that you have all enjoyed my post as much as I have enjoyed creating this page. I hope I have inspired you to just have a "play".

Have a wonderful day xx