The AZZA Consultants in Australia gathered together for their annual conference which took place in Ballarat. This year Christine Houbrechts, a member of the AZZA Creative Team in Belgium, came out to Australia to train the Consultants. Consultants were shown new ideas out of Belgium and trained on the latest techniques so they can then pass on this information to their Clients.
The Consultants worked hard, but also had fun.
…. and some scrapped well into the night …..
After the conference Christine went straight onto Masterclasses in Ballarat, Sydney, Launceston, Hobart and Perth. Poor Christine climbed onto the plane homeward bound a few hours after the last Masterclass but we had managed to give her a wonderful evening on the beach in Perth with a perfect sunset the evening before.
Our Consultant conference featured the AZZA Scrap Kit – Promenade, now available. All the Consultants received the same squirrel photos and were asked to make a page – we wanted to show was just how versatile AZZA stencils are.
Jill used the ‘full’ stencil with a small decoration in the middle using the figurines that came in the kit and a few AZZA pearls.
Rachel’s page is a beautiful example of AZZA chalking on both the page and the paper – it fills the space but does not take your eyes off the photos. Her decorations are created with the products in the kit.
Jackie placed her decorations within circles using the new Sticker circles in the copper colour that matched the page so beautifully. Jackie has also used AZZA glitter tape, pearls and a few figures from the kit.
Once again a completely different page, Theresa completed her page with a strip of paper upon which she placed her decoration. I love the way her chalked line has continued off the paper onto the page. Theresa has used AZZA glitter tape, cord and ribbon. Love the little acorn in the punched out circle.
Below, a page by Anita Day. Anita Day is one of the Australian Directors but is also a Consultant and runs classes in Maleny, a beautiful part of Queensland. Anita has used a stamp from the AZZA Scrap Kit PLUS: Promenade and then given it character with the new Chameleon pens. If you would like to know more about how to use the Chameleon pens contact your Consultant for a lesson. Anita then used the AZZA Wow transparent ink pad and Clear embossing powder to give the image a different texture on the page. She finished off the page with a border of Chalks.
The following pages are mine. On the first page I wanted to use product from the AZZA Scrap Kit: I have used the decoration stencil and a few of the figures too. Note how I have extended the photo with Chalking pencils to the right of the top photo. Do remember you can cut outside of your lines as long as you have a solid line; I have shown you this in the top photo to the left and with the decoration stencil on the paper shape at the bottom of the page.
On the next page I have used the A4 Sketch sheet, paper and stamp from the AZZA Scrap Kit PLUS: Nature.
If you use the stencil this way remember you will have to have the photos top or bottom and on either side a little shorter (or both) to fit onto your page.
Lastly, Christine’s page with the squirrel photos. Christine has used the AZZA glitter tape on her page together with strips of the AZZA Kraft paper. She has inked her Copper and Kraft paper and used the same ink on her page. I just love the lines of the paper, glitter tape, ink and pens on this page.
The AZZA Scrap kits are wonderful gifts (thought I’d remind you this time of year) as you have all you need to begin an album. It is a great gift for someone new to AZZA Scrapbooking or anyone beginning a new album.
Below, using a single photo.
The AZZA Scrap Kit: Travel (above) creates beautiful pages. Here is one I saw recently uploaded onto Facebook created by Jacqueline Tamborini in Europe.
With Christmas in mind – do pop along to our November/December catalogue.
You will see all the beautiful Christmas products to make Christmas cards as seen below:
A very elegant card by Atelier Scrap’Emotions, Europe.
Have fun with the Festive Branches embossing folder, it is a new size for AZZA embossing folders, it is 15 x 15cm to fit the AZZA cards:
The Christmas branches cutting die used above are beautiful and most of them can be used throughout the year for both cards and pages.
Once Christmas is over, you can use the same products to scrap your Christmas pages:
On Christine’s page below note how she has used the snowflake on her paper as well as in the 3D decoration. The decoration on the paper creates interest but it is still gentle on the page.
A beautiful page above by Anita using the Christmas products, but the page is not Christmas at all. This shows how versatile these products are.
The decoration below shows how the AZZA products can be used together. The AZZA die, stamp and decoration stencil have been used together to create this decoration.
Christine created this beautiful Christmas page whilst we were scrapping together. She used the AZZA Scrap Kit Promenade and both the Frosty Lake decorative and texture stencil seen below.
I always talk about bringing your image to life. Christine has done this so beautifully both above and below. Note how the basic image is also not just one colour; give it character with different shades or colours. Once you have your basic image you then need to bring it to life with finer details.
December Mail Out is all about using the AZZA Decoration stencils. I tried to show the ladies the many, many ways to use the decoration stencils and how to bring them to life.
Having looked at the new products, don’t forget to pull out last year’s products too; use them in a different way. Here are a few ideas I have seen in cyberspace this year and through I would share with you. The first selection from Celine Capelle, AZZA Europe.
The lovely little stamp/die sets from last year (shown above) are still available to order in Australia. The card below combines last years star shape with this years products.
And below, the same combination of last year and this year’s Christmas products with a little bit of colour from Virginie Spicher in Switzerland. Celine (above) was inspired by these creations.
On that beautiful note, I’ll sign off and leave you browsing the AZZA Christmas range. Do get your orders in soon if you want to play over the Christmas season as AZZA Australia’s last orders will be packed on Wednesday 18th of December. This means your orders will have to be in Monday 16th by the latest.
AZZA will be open for business again on Monday, 13th January 2020.