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 


  1. Ohhhhhhh I am soooooo going to do this one :D :D :D

  2. Stunning LO!!!
    How exciting about the GDT Sketch challenge!!

  3. Wow, this is so thrilling!!! I sure will give it my best try, off to the drawingboard :)

  4. Mine's Up! This was such a fantastic sketch, & so excited about the chance to be a Guest Designer for A2Z!

  5. ah yes Amy, Anna D. she has the most creative mind and it can be seen in all of her creations. Wonderful layout you have made Amy!!!
    ava g

  6. What a fun sketch!! Love your chipboards! Whew! I finally was able to get my LO posted!!
    With all of us being sick and photo program trouble I barely made it!!
    Thank you for the chance for the GDT for A to Z Scralets!

  7. a beautiful sketc
    shosh from israel