I have seen so many beautiful close-ups of these decorations used on AZZA pages that I thought I would share a few with you.
The AZZA New York stencil was released with the Home Sweet Home themed products. These products are beautiful and can be used with so many themes, they would be a great range to have in your supply.
The Home Sweet Home A4 Sketch sheet above is lovely for quick decoration on the page and the words ‘Home Sweet Home’ are in English!! As you can see these can be used with almost any theme on the page. Below you can see one of the images mounted on the Home Sweet Home Seasonal paper then wrapped with the new Linen ribbon and finished off with an AZZA pearl. Thanks Christine for this beautiful page.
Celine has also used the AZZA Home Sweet Home seasonal papers and a Figure mounted on one of them. As you can see the Sketch sheet images look good mounted on both the plain and patterned papers.
The large AZZA Home Sweet Home stamp shown above creates lovely decorations on your page, both directly onto the page or stamped, coloured, cut out and placed onto the page.
How clever is this decoration above. Stamped onto the page so that it just falls behind the beautiful Home Sweet Home Die Cut, connected with black and white dots to the die cut. The image is then coloured with Chalking pencils.
The same image has been used in the corner of this wedding themed page. Stamped in brown and highlighted in white, just as beautiful.
Yet another fun creation with the stamped images and the Decoration duo stencil image (3D). They have been used together with the Embossing folder Gnarled wood seen below. This was also used on Christine’s page above. Note how the Embossing folder has only been used on half the paper cut out.
This lovely page above also used a few of the stamps and the AZZA Decoration duo stencil. I love the idea of the little line from which the light bulbs and the clock hang. So easy when you know how! Note how the collection of bottles have been ‘grounded’ with a little decoration. These little bottles and the light near the Title are created with the Decoration duo stencil and pens as an outline.
The decorations above have also been created using the AZZA Decoration stencil, this time with chalks and inks. Note how the pot can have two different succulents placed on top of it.
The Rustic Clock is a must in your collection, it is timeless (sorry, but it is true!!). It can be used in ANY colour and of course you don’t have to use the whole image. I loved this multi-page layout by Patricia in Europe.
Another lovely set of pages from AZZA Europe with the New York stencil and the Home Sweet Home themed products. Note how the clock below has been highlighted with a Resin pellet.
Both the AZZA Cutting Dies have been used in this set of pages:
These little windows bring fun to the page!
Two more examples using the Home Sweet Home Figures:
Lastly, a beautiful card created with the Home Sweet Home products:
Celine has used the AZZA Structure/Texture paste as her background, then coloured it.
This structure works beautifully with all AZZA Decoration and Texture duo stencils, more on this in another blog.
The Home Sweet Home texture stencil has two very different sides to it. One very delicate and the other I think is more of a Cobble stone look.
Herewith the video of Dominique working with the Home Sweet Home products and the New York stencil. I love her work with the Rustic clock!
Now its over to you to play with the AZZA Home Sweet Home products and your New York stencil.
The new AZZA Stencil ORLANDO reminds me so much of the old Paris-Istanbul stencil everyone loved. Many have asked over the years if they can order it; I think this is the closest you will come to getting something similar. For the page above I have used the Orlando stencil and a few of the products from the Theme Park range: Washi tape, A4 Sketch sheet, papers and the Stamp set. I used AZZA Cord and Glitter tape to finish off my decorations.
When placed together on a double page you get a lovely layout.
The double layout above has used the Home Sweet Home Texture stencil and the red decorations are from the old Geometric Theme – they are quite striking.
These products are still available and are great to have in your stock as they can be used with any theme.
If you have them and haven’t used them, set yourself a challenge to use them on your next page.
I’ve also created a page with the new Birth themed decoration products AZZA released in Australia this month:
Having done the last blog on the smaller stencils, I’ve used the ‘I love you’ card stencil recently released to create this page. I’ve highlighted part of a photograph by using a smaller section of it:
I’ve also used the stencil for the inking of the heart shapes. The decorations were cut out of the AZZA Birth Seasonal papers. There are both pink and blue papers in the pack.
The Birth cutting dies are fun to play with. You can cut the 1, 2 and 3 off the ‘Baby’ and the shapes can be coloured to suit your page.
The smaller blue and white circles are from the centre of the dummy. Below is a close-up of the decoration.
Two beautiful cards above created with the AZZA Birth products. The Micro Elephant and Giraffe stamps are just too cute!
How beautiful is this decoration below by Helene Le Corre; don’t stick to pink and blue!
One of our Consultants had a baby this month so I created a card for her with the new products.
I used the beautiful cutting dies from the AZZA Home Sweet Home range, together with the Birth theme products. And for the inside….
Hilary Hamilton, AZZA Team Leader in Victoria created the following cards. They are beautiful. Hilary used both sets of AZZA cutting dies from the Birth products.
With the Birth themed products I created a page with an AZZA Accordion sheet to add a few more photos to the ‘story’ on the page. I used the AZZA Berlin Trio which is 15x15cm so will also fit a standard card. Note this is a different size to the previous AZZA Trio sets.
As you can see I have used the AZZA Birth Sketch sheet, Birth papers, Pink cord, AZZA Wooden frame, Theme Park texture stencil, Glitter tape, AZZA Pearls and the Stamps from the ‘I love you’ and ‘Birth’ range. What I wanted to show you with the Sketch sheet is that even if it has French words on it, you can mask them out on your page. I have done this with Glitter tape, pearls and a little stamped image. I then mounted it inside a frame. Note how I used the ‘I love you’ stamp on the frame, the frames stamp beautifully.
The larger heart was stamped with Versamark ink. I used Chocolate for the smaller heart and the wording. Note how I have highlighted the stamped image ‘love’ with both a white gel pen and a chalk pencil.
On the Accordion sheet I have used both AZZA Birth Cutting dies. Note how I have used two of the ‘Baby’ cutting die to create a darker shadow. The other die cut-out I have cut in half and mounted onto some of the ‘Birth’ paper. I used the Birth Stamp to incorporate my little title…….
I have used the AZZA Cecile Alphabet stencil for the wording, one of my favourite as the smaller size is cursive writing so you can fit it into a small space.
Those ladies that get the AZZA Mail-Out will be receiving this Alphabet stencil for the July Mail-Out together with ideas on how you can use it on your Scrapping pages. If anyone is interested in receiving the AZZA Mail-Out please contact me.
I’ll finish off with a few more AZZA Orlando layouts to inspire you.
Lastly on AZZA Orlando, something a little more challenging for you to try from “Scrap de la Lutine” in Europe….
Note the two middle sections have extra leaves to them.
Now it’s over to you to create your own beautiful pages.
I thought I would showcase our smaller stencils in the range. The SHELL stencil has been released this month which is a 25 x 25 stencil, but we have had our TRIO BERLIN and two new card stencils which have been recently released.
Trio Berlin is available as a stencil set on its own or with a book full of instructions. Berlin is 15cm x 15cm which is a different size from our previous Trio stencil sets. Being 15 x 15 these stencils fit easily onto your scrapping page in any compilation as shown below.
AZZA has released 15 x 15 Accordion pages to match Berlin so that you can add many more photos to your page.
Céline BERNARDO has created the lovely page below using the AZZA Berlin and the Art and Creation decoration themed products. She has used the Accordion pages but cut them into two sections. Trio
I love the way she has threaded her die cuts through her figures. The lovely hat cut-out on the top of the right-hand photo is an AZZA stamp, one of my favourites. There are a few left in stock.
An amazing page by our very own Jennie Banks in Townsville, Queensland. Jennie has also used the Berlin stencil and the Art and Creation decoration products. Jennie’s decorations are beautiful; do look at the detail she has managed to get and her highlights with a white gel pen.
And a lovely page by our New South Wales Consultant, Sue Talbot. Beautiful in its simplicity. Sue has used the Big Shot Starter kit 2 for her decorations.
The samples above show how many ways you can use the Accordion pages. If you still need a little help, below is a video you can watch to see how to construct a page with the AZZA Berlin Trio stencils. You will see Dominique has used our new ‘Under the Sea’ products for her decoration.
The AZZA ‘I love you ….’ range is suitable for so many occasions. There is the card size stencil, a die cut, papers and a stamp.
Here is a card created with the paper and the cutting die shown above. The die cut has been foiled.
Lovely, fun-filled card created by myriad using pens to colour the card.
The card above has been made by folding the AZZA paper to highlight the ‘I love you ….’ and the stamp.
Below are three beautiful pages created using the Boston stencil and the ‘I love you’ range of AZZA decoration products. The first was created by Christine Houbrechts of Belgium. I like this AZZA stamp collection as the three decorations at the bottom of the stamp can be used for a border, or a strip decoration.
And think outside the box, you don’t have to use the whole die cut as seen on the page below by Robin Francoise.
Lastly, a page by Celine Henchoz using a single Wedding photo.
The second AZZA Card stencil: Let’s Party
Once again, a stencil that can be used for all occasions. Herewith a few card samples I have found to share with you:
I have a few more cards to show you using AZZA die cuts and decoration products.
How sweet is the card below made with the ‘Winter Song’ products.
The card above is one of my favourites. A beautiful, simple design with any message placed on top of the ‘Sewn Squares’ Frames. Honorine has used the AZZA ‘Sewn Squares’ cutting die, AZZA Texture stencil with inks, AZZA Cord and an AZZA stamped image. Similar products have been used on the card below.
Below, the same ‘Sewn Squares’ frames have been used, this time with the new AZZA Butterfly stamp.
The AZZA Lilies stamp can be used for many occasions too. It can be used on a monochrome card for sad occasions or coloured brightly for celebrations:
Or think outside the box and only use one or two of the flowers:
Lastly, I couldn’t go past this spectacular card created with the AZZA Home Sweet Home products …..
That should keep you busy. I’m sure you can all whistle up a few cards in the next few weeks to send to someone special. Not everyone sends cards these days, but I can assure you that folk still feel LOVED when they receive one in the post, especially if it is handmade.
Why not surprise someone in the next few weeks and send out a little love.
With winter here and the onset of the Cricket World Cup I am so excited as this means more scrapping hours for me. My husband will watch all the cricket and I can go scrapping for hours …… bliss!
The AZZA Australia June Catalogue is out, the new SHELL stencil is now available. This is a 25 x 25 stencil and not the normal 30 x 30 stencil. Having said this, the stencil is easily used on a 30 x 30 page.
The SHELL stencil does not come with pre-cut pages but these pages are easily cut with the stencil. This is what was showcased at our 10th Birthday Retreats, so now the stencil has been released, we can show you what the Ladies achieved. If you were unable to attend a Retreat and are interested in creating your own pre-cut pages, do get hold of your Consultant and she can arrange a class.
The JUNE Monthly basket on offer has a collection of the ‘Under the Sea’ products.
Below is a lovely page by Christine created with the AZZA Boston stencil and the ‘Under the Ocean’ and ‘Art and Creation’ decoration products.
The page above has been created with the AZZA New York stencil and the ‘Under the Ocean’ themed products.
This is one of my favourite by Dominique Spirlet, it is such a ‘clean’ page.
Another lovely layout incorporating some of the AZZA cord and the ‘Under the Ocean’ die cuts.
Isn’t this an AMAZING card created by Carole using the ‘Under the Ocean’ themed products. The seaweed is the Texture stencil in the range.
Hilary’s decoration above and Muriel’s decoration below are created using the AZZA stamp set.
Lastly, here are the three layouts that were voted the best of the pages created by the Consultants at our Annual AZZA Conference, using this 25 x 25 stencil on a 30 x 30 page.
Note how Jill has extended her photos onto the page with chalks/inks. If you are interested in learning this technique, contact your Consultant.
If you have a single photo, you can still use this stencil.
That’s a little overview on the new June products.
I am so happy as my Scrapping room is now ready and I have actually managed to spend time at my table and create a few pages! I hosted my first WA class (sorry, forgot to take photos). It was really good to meet new Ladies and do some AZZA scrapbooking with them.
Below is my Scrapping room all set up.
With so much product to play with, the first page I worked on was with the AZZA Boston stencil created by the lovely Christine Houbrechts in Belgium.
I worked on a page with my daughter’s graduation photos. The ‘Winter song’ theme was perfect as they released doves on the steps of the chapel.
I have used the AZZA Chestnut chalks to frame my page at the top and also on the embossed paper at the bottom of the page to bring out the texture of the bricks.
I love the little Silhouette figure birds on the Winter song sheet, I coloured them using the AZZA brushes as these give lovely strokes, just like feathers. Don’t forget to give your little birds eyes and a beak in a darker colour as this brings them to life instantly.
Below are a few more samples with Boston and the Winter Song theme, by Audrey in Europe.
My next page was using the AZZA Verlaine stencil with some Family photos. The lovely ‘Heart’ texture stencil is out of the AZZA Scrap PLUS, which is the ‘add on’ decoration kit for the AZZA Scrap Kit – Family. I used the thin AZZA daubers for the inking of the texture decoration and then the thicker dauber for the line of inking on the paper. Note how I have used two colours on the Texture stencil, the darker blue on the lighter page and moved into Frost blue/white on the darker paper. I finished off the page with AZZA Glitter tape, pearls, ribbon and a Die Cut from the AZZA cutting dies: Vintage friezes. This set of cutting dies is well worth adding to your stock as they are timeless.
With all my old family photos having just been unpacked, I moved on to a set of pages using the Verlaine pre-cut pages and the AZZA Vintage themed products. Wow, now that I have begun, I am going to continue to get them all into an album so I can show the rest of the family.
If you don’t have a lot of photos, the AZZA 25 x 25 Albums would be ideal to use. The pages are smaller, we do have a few 25 x 25 stencils now, but the 30 x 30 stencils can always be adapted to suit the page size.
Above is the set of pre-cut Verlaine pages as they sit in the album. I chose not to keep the pre-cut pages one behind the other in the centre of the page but dropped the front Title page and had the maroon page opening from the opposite side. This ensured that sections of the photos on the pages behind would be seen from the start.
It is always important when using a set of the pre-cut pages to work out what photos are going to be on which page before you begin to work on your pages and MOST importantly, what you can see when they are put together as a set. You don’t want to see a few legs or half a face peaking out from behind the pages, try and make sure it all looks good together. Remember, you do not have to use all the pages in the set either, I chose not to use one of the pages and will save it for another time.
On the back of the Title page I used one photo and kept the decoration simple.
The maroon page I decided to have opening on the opposite side of the back page as the photos suited this layout. I have used the Cutting dies: Vintage Friezes throughout. On this page I used AZZA Vintage ‘Seasonal’ patterned paper which comes in a lovely green and dusky pink. The large Burgundy ink pad that was brought out at the same time blends well with papers, I have used the ink on the second piece of cut paper instead of cutting it into two, as I did with the one above, to vary the look. For the decoration I used a clock face off the Silhouette figure sheet Vintage together with AZZA glitter tape. The way to do this is to place a few strips of the glitter tape along side one another on a piece of card until you have a big enough area for the clock face to sit on.
Punch out the circle for the clock to sit upon.
… and I finished it off with a Resin pellet. The back of the Maroon page can be seen below. I coloured 2 small wooden frames to match the photos, used the AZZA pink cord and the keys were from the Vintage figurine sheet. For the inking I used the new colour: Powder pink.
Finally the back page. The decoration in the centre of the page I used inks and chalks to get the paper to the correct tone and then used the texture stencil and stamp from the AZZA Vintage products. I made sure the thin, black border line matched up with the front page as it can be seen when the pages are closed.
I can’t believe it is May already. The AZZA May Catalogue is out so pop along to the website if you have not seen it already.
This month AZZA released the ‘New York’ stencil and the ‘Home Sweet Home’ themed decoration products. A new range of Wedding products were also released, teamed up with some ‘I love you’ products which are perfect for so many occasions.
The New York stencil was released with pre-cut pages and a 2 beautiful die cuts. Hilary Hamilton, our Team Leader in Victoria created the following set of pre-cut pages:
Hilary has used the ‘Home Sweet Home Windows’ cutting die on her front page, with a stamp behind as you can see below. This is also perfect to add a smaller photo onto your page.
Hilary’s inside and back pages using the second AZZA die cut released this month: Home Sweet Home.
This cutting die makes beautiful cards too. Don’t feel you have to use the full length of the die, various sections can be used along the same place of the matching New York stencil. This is a beautiful little card created with circles of chalked colour upon which the decoration sits.
The new Decoration stencil ‘Circles’ would be perfect to create this decoration:
These Decoration stencils are also available in Squares and Ovals, they are very versatile and can be used with any themes.
I thought I would end my blog with this beautiful page I found on the net created by Ann in Europe using the Bilboa-Macau stencil and the Circle decoration stencil. There is a link below it so you can see the ‘workings’ of the page.
Below is a close-up of the beautiful chalking of the bubbles and a little scene behind her circular photo which is a replica of the photo on the other side. Note how she has used a white pen to add a little character to the decoration.
Below is a sample of where I have used the Circle Decoration stencil on a page.
Hopefully that is enough to give you some ideas for future pages. Do take a look at the AZZA website and our gallery were you can see pages created by the Australian Consultants.
AZZA Boston stencil has been selling very well and I have some beautiful layouts from our Australian Consultants to show you.
The first page was created by Theresa Dean, one of our Consultants in Tasmania. Theresa has created a beautiful border using the AZZA Chalks. She has used both chalks and inks on her page.
Theresa has used AZZA Chalks with the Weather texture stencil on one set of her papers and the other she has coloured her Mustard paper with the new AZZA Chocolate ink and chalks. Her circular decoration is a combination of an image from the AZZA A4 Sketch sheet, AZZA paper(shown below), ribbon and cord.
Hilary created the page above using the Boston stencil and the AZZA Cruising paper. Note the way she has incorporated the little anchors into her decoration with a white pen.
The next two pages were created by Fi McKay our Western Australia Team Leader. Fi has used two colours in her chalking (note how the darker colour is kept to the points of the shapes) and has used the beautiful Winter Song Die that came out with the Boston stencil. She has placed little birds and a bird house from the Winter song Silhouette figures sheet onto the branches and a few pearls. Fi has cut a little circle out of the Mustard paper to give her bird a ‘background’ to sit upon in the first page, she has also used the AZZA Classic printed papers in the chocolate.
Both Fiona’s layouts were created with the AZZA Boston stencil but they are quite different on the page. Note the detail on her Silhouette figures to bring them to life on the page.
These classic papers are available in a large range of colours, the colours above were released with the Boston stencil.
The Silhouette Figure sheet above is a lovely one as it can be used on a page with almost any theme. Fi has used the little birds and bird cage on her pages above and Jennie has used the little bird ‘just sitting’ on her page below. When colouring your Silhouette figure always remember it is easier to colour it on the sheet and only cut it out once you are finished and ready to place it onto your page.
The page below was created by Jennie, our Consultant in Townsville, Queensland. She has used the paper I have shown you above and the Winter Song dies, but this time she has used the branches and not the wreath. I always love sand on a page, Jennie has used the AZZA Winter Song Decoration duo and two colours of AZZA sand.
To use two colours of sand, first cut out the shape you require with the AZZA double-sided adhesive paper and stick it onto your page. Peel off the top sheet and now you are ready to place your sand onto your page. Below I have used the AZZA stencil Water Fun to show you how to work with two colours of sand.
You can see the different colours by clicking on the ‘arrow’ in the box under colour.
This is a beautiful die as it can be used in so many ways. You do not have to use the ‘wreath’ as a complete circle as seen in the lovely layout below by Scrapmoum, Europe.
I will show you a few more creations from the Ladies in Europe with the AZZA Boston stencil.
Once again a beautiful double border which has been chalked and the use of the Silhouette figures and the cutting die for decoration. Note the cutting die has been used on a photo so the tones are perfect.
To bring the blue of the bird onto the page, Anne-Nathalie used a blue Woody pen on her white paper. Note how she did not keep the circular image of the AZZA A4 Sketch sheet, but has cut it straight on the bottom for a different look. I love the way she has extended the branches in the middle photo with her own little die cut branches.
On the page below Valerie has used the new AZZA Chocolate ink on her Mustard page. Note how she has used strips and punched out little circles from similar photos or off-cuts in her decorations. She has mounted her images off the A4 Sketch sheet onto Chocolate paper to make them stand out on the page.
The next page is a double page on the new AZZA Mustard colour and chalked in Chocolate. The texture stencil used is from the AZZA Zoo theme. The following two sets of pages were created by SoScrap RJ2S in Europe. If you want to create a page that is a little more challenging, these are for you.
The second set by SoScrap, this one is a little easier. Note her brown chalking/inking to outline her Title on the paper – this makes it stand out beautifully.
And for something a bit more challenging from Scrap Toinon in Europe. An interesting fold on an AZZA double page with a flippet to keep it closed. I love her use of the AZZA Jute on the decorations. She has used the AZZA Snowflake die as well as the Winter song.
Those sample pages of Boston should keep you going for a while, but I will share with you a few pages using two other AZZA stencils that I like and wanted to share with you for inspiration.
This page by idscrap using the AZZA Rosette stencil is lovely. You can see the paper is the same as used with the Boston pages above, but in the green. She has also used her cutting dies on photographs, great to keep the tones on the page perfect. I love the inking to finish off the shape of the stencil, note how she has carried it onto the paper.
Sue Talbot in New South Wales sent me a lovely layout she has done using the AZZA Rosette stencil and the Big shot Starter kit 2, the branches are very similar to the Winter Song cutting die.
For those of you that loved Paris-Istanbul the new Scrap Kit ‘Unique Moments’ is very similar. A great single stencil that is just so easy to use!
The page above was created by Hilary using the AZZA Scrap Kit – Unique Moments. Hilary has used AZZA Sand as part of her decoration.
Once again, the decoration has been made with products from the AZZA Zoo theme.
A lovely page, the stamp used on the papers is from the AZZA Scrap Kit Plus -Souvenir.
This is a very simple page, using AZZA papers, pens and the Typewriter stamp and die set and Scrolls from the AZZA Vintage theme. Note how the stamped image has been enhanced with pens.
Lastly a simple page not using a stencil at all but created in the AZZA style. The AZZA wooden frames have been used, the Weather texture stencil, Silhouette figures, AZZA pearls and the little stamp used came with the Scrap & Moi magazine. Once again, you can see a few colours were used together in the chalking/inking.
As you can see, the AZZA Weather texture stencil has been very popular. A great one to add to your collection.
The new AZZA Stencil available is BOSTON. This has been released together with the themed products ‘Winter Song’. Two beautiful colours have come into the range, I am so pleased to see Chocolate back, the other colour is Mustard. These two colours go beautifully together and are perfect for Autumn photographs.
The BOSTON Studio Kit:
Christine Houbrechts in Belgium has created some beautiful pages using the Boston stencil:
This layout shows the AZZA Boston stencil with a beautiful winter theme to go with the Winter Song products.
Chris has applied her white ink with Pom-poms to make it look like snow. AZZA Australia are now selling these pom poms in 2 different sizes.
The lovely little branches are cut with the AZZA Winter Song cutting die and can be used with almost any theme on the page.
Note how Christine’s ‘corners’ are facing outwards instead of inwards on this page. Chris has used various colours of inks/chalks to blend with the photographs. The stamp she has used with the string of lights will be released in Australia later in the year.
I always like to show you a page created with the stencil using only one photo. Pages can be created with all AZZA stencils using only one photo, but you must be prepared to put a little more effort into your decorations. On the page above Chris has used lovely inking on her papers, following the lines of the stencil. The ‘love’ and ‘heart’ images will be released a little later in Australia. We are often a little behind on products released in Europe as we have to allow for delivery and of course the hold up in Customs from time to time. If you see any AZZA products that you would like to order but are not in our catalogue please contact your Consultant to find out when they will arrive in Australia.
The AZZA Australia 2019 Catalogue has been uploaded onto our website. This is our new catalogue for the year.
All products in our 2019 Catalogue should be available until at least the end of the year. If there are any products that you cannot find, please use the ‘Search’ button in our shop to look for them, they may be in our ‘End of line’ section. If numbers are low on products and we can no longer re-order them from Belgium they are not included in our 2019 Catalogue as we know they will run out before the end of the year.
Verlaine continues to produce some wonderful pages. Christine created the page below, again using only one photo in the Vintage theme. I know many of you have old family photos you have been meaning to scrap for years, this will surely inspire you to get them out and into an album.
I found a set of pages created by Celine using the pre-cut set of pages I wanted to share with you. Celine has decorated her page using the AZZA products from the Vintage theme: texture stencil, embossing folder and cutting dies. She has also used the little ‘Flipetts’ to hold her pages closed.
This month 2 more chalk collections have been added to the AZZA collection: Bordeaux and Pale Green
Chalking is a lot of fun and so delicate on the page. It fills corners and gaps and is perfect to lay a foundation for your decoration. It completes the page in so many ways without taking your eyes from the photos. If you would like to learn more about Chalking contact your Consultant and ask about classes.
Estelle has used the green chalks on her page above. The uninterrupted lines can be obtained by using the tool stencil that is part of the Boston set.
Chalking can also be used to create a frame on your page as shown on the page below by Nolwenn. She has used the AZZA Rosette stencil with the Water theme products to complete her page.
Chalking and chalk pens can be used to enhance your decoration. As you can see below the chalks have been used to complete the stencil shape on the left, on paper to the right and around and within the actual decoration to tone it into the page.
Chalks are best used on lighter coloured papers and pages, for the darker pages I would use inks.
I couldn’t resist showing you this page by L’escrapade in Belgium with the AZZA Frog die and stamp. Chalks have been used for the background and some of the decoration together with pens.
These little stamp/die cuts sets are very affordable at $16.00. Lastly on chalking, don’t forget to use your chalk on papers. This is especially useful when the tone of the paper isn’t quite right. The page below by Floscrap using the AZZA Aqua stencil is a great example of bringing the colour of the photos onto the paper.
On looking for Chalking samples to share with you I came across this calendar which shows some lovely layouts using the AZZA Chalks.
Hopefully, we don’t skip through the year quite as fast as it took us to scroll through the calendar, although time seems to be flying by.
I am settling well into Western Australia and have almost completed my Scrap room so can get back to creating some of my own samples to show you.
All Birthday Retreats will soon be over and I will share with you some of the fun that was had by all across the country. Victoria and New South Wales are still to hold theirs and there are places available for both. Sue Talbot is holding the NSW retreat so do go along to the AZZA website to get her details or contact me. Hilary Hamilton will be running the AZZA Victoria retreat in the Dandenong Ranges.