Sunday, October 21, 2018

A Proud Moment - Karen McLaughlin

Hi A2Z Fans.  Karen on the blog today to show you a page using the Squiggle Flourish Set of 3.  I have also used this delightful Floral Heart which is placed behind the photo.  It is such a pretty piece.  I love it.   There is also the great title - a proud moment -  all of which has been painted and some texture paste added to it.  I cut up the Squiggle Flourish a bit to place around the heart.  Thank you for looking.

Saturday, October 20, 2018


Hello Everyone. I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Today I am sharing a rustic page.

My husband took this photo while out cycling; the things that you can discover on the back roads.

Keeping with the rustic theme, I have added the barb wire border. 

Have a great Crafty Weekend. We would love to see your challenge entries.

Walk on the Beach

                          hi Heidi here today sharing with you my page of our son years ago at the beach in                                          Forster which we holiday there at least once a year .
                             The page has a lot of texture so I kept the title walk on the beach
                                       very simple and raw with a splash of blue inka gold...          

Friday, October 19, 2018

A perfect moment by Anne

Hi it's Anne here (Gorgeiss Art by Anne)

You could call this layout "Mixed media" and is made with

I first made the background. The sheet in the centre of the layout is heavy weight watercolor paper that I colored with Brusho's in purple and reds. After this was dry, I stamped the design, then applied gesso around the stamping. I followed this up with stenciling using purple Nuvo paste. When dry, this entire piece was trimmed to 12 inch x 7 inch and placed on black cardstock.
I followed up with more stenciling, this time with white texture paste. This of course I didn't like and colored over the white with a purple Gelato.  I also added more stamping and heat embossed that in white. The background was then finished.  

My A2Z Scraplet Torn Mesh shape was  cut then painted in pink, purple and white.

The A2Z Scraplet A perfect moment was also painted in purple and white, but I didnt like it. As you can see, I ended up painting the entire title in white.

From scraps from the trimmed watercolor card that I had colored, I stamped and cut images to use as elements on my page. 

I then assembled it all together along with the photo, and the page was complete!


Monday, October 15, 2018

Blowing Out The Candles by Brenda Caldow

Hello and a big welcome to the A2Z Blog. Brenda here with you today and I would like to share with you my page today of my sons Sweet 16th Birthday. Yes he decided that if a girl can have a sweet 16 then why couldn't a boy. He likes to challenge things and people. He decided that a Sweet 16 Slumber Party was what he wanted. 

The patterned papers and word stickers I have used on my page are by Kaisercraft. If you pop on over to the A2Z Store you will find a large range of products including some great patterned papers. The fin of shopping on line is being able to sit at home and craft away while you wait for the postman. 
 My title chippie I coloured with a Posca Paint Pen - Blue with glitter.

I hope you have enjoyed popping in to see what us Design Team girls have been up to. Please keep scrolling to see some other great ideas and wonderful creations.
Don't forget to hop on over to Facebook and join in this months challenge with us.
Happy Crafting xxx


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle - Karen McLaughlin

Hi Karen with you today with a very cute baby page.  The A2Z Chipboard I have used is of course the title "Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle" which I painted black and then covered in crackle accents.  The other piece of A2Z chipboard is the wonderful Star background which I painted black used some kindy glitz and also some blue prills. Thank you for looking.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The great outdoors

Hello all, Carolyn here. Today I am sharing a double layout using some title chipboard by A2Z Scraplets.

One of our cats - Tootsie - just loves to escape from the house and roll in the sand. 

The title chippies I inked in dark brown with some rust accents.

The background was created with texture paste and a brick stencil. I then misted over the paste with a few autumn toned inks.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

celebrate today

                 Hi Heidi here today sharing with my page at the park its the simple things in life
                                                   and to enjoy each day with your family.
                                               my background is very busy lots of stamping
                                                        so I kept the title celebrate today
                                                  very simple I used permanent black ink ...

Friday, October 12, 2018

Always be you by Anne

with my take on this months sketch challenge.
You can enter the challenge through the link HERE.

My layout was first made by preparing the background which was made by stenciling with Nuvo paste.

I then prepared my chipboard by painting first in gesso, and then applying pink gelato in two tones. The word You had glue applied then dipped in microbeads.

I then added my photo and embellishments including flowers, die cuts, flair, half pearls and bakers twine and the layout was complete!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Champagne Time

Happy Tuesday everyone
Tanya here to share another layout using more lovely chipboard. 

I love the font used for this chipboard title Champagne Time. On the title I have inked the 
top half of the word champagne using a blending sponge and brown ink. It kind of gives it an 
ombré kind of look. The bottom half of the word and the word time has just been left natural.

I have done a similar thing with the Small Intricate Clock. I have inked the edges with the 
brown ink and blending tool and left the centre of the clock the natural chipboard.

Monday, October 8, 2018

This Is What Awesome Looks Like by Brenda Caldow

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the A2Z Scraplets Blog, Brenda here with you today to share my latest page using three A2Z chippies. 
My page photos are of my youngest son Harley which were taken on a resent family day trip away. 

To create my title I have used a paint pen and coloured it with Slate Grey and then used a dark gray ink on the bottom half to give the two shades. This was all I did to create my title. 

For my torn mesh shape I coloured it with a Distress Marker - Hickory Smoke. This was all I did but I wanted it to stand out on top of the background I had created. 

The other chippie I used was from an arrow set of which I just used one of the arrows. 

For this chippie I firstly coloured it with athe Hickory Smoke Distress Marker. Once this is done I then used the glue stick to dab glue here and there on the arrow. I then sprinkled Tinby Designs _ Metallic Melts (Carbon) over the top and then tapped off the access. I then heated it with my heart gun. When using this method it creates a bubbly patchy type effect that you can see in the photos. It really adds a great texture to your chippie. 

I hope you have enjoyed popping in and seeing how I created my chippies and that I have been able to inspire you a little with my whole page. 
We would love to see you at our Facebook challenge page this month and maybe you will be our lucky winner.
Please keep scrolling down as the rest of the Design Team have some wonderful creations to share with you. I'm sure you will find loads of great ideas and techniques.
Happy Crafting xxx