February in Australia and ‘The Australian Open’ begins.
To celebrate a month of Tennis in Australia all orders over $100.00 placed in the online shop during the month of February will go into a draw to win one of five Tennis stencils. (This means you have FIVE chances of winning) These are not available for purchase, they are a special edition.
These lovely layouts created with the Tennis stencil from the Ladies in Europe.
The second competition is advertised in the Scrap & Moi No 58 on page 67. The next layout competition has the theme: Texture stencils.
This competition, in keeping with the AZZA 20th Anniversary celebrations, has the prize of 150E instead of the normal 50E and every one who enters will receive a Texture stencil. Your entry needs to be sent to Azza Belgium by the 15th of February.
Please ensure you let them know you are from Australia and whether you are a Consultant or a Client. Do let your Consultant know if you send in an entry. When you scan and save your page please put your name/Australia on the scan (name/Australia.jpeg) as this makes it so much easier for the Ladies in Belgium to keep a track of which layout belongs to you!
All entries are to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get out your Texture stencils and have a go. Here are a few beautiful pages to give you some ideas:
This is one of my favourite pages I created with the Loire (A4) template. I have used the Texture stencil on both paper and my page contrasting the inks I used to the paper/page colours.
For the decorations on the Dallas layout above two different Texture stencils have been used.
Another beautiful Dallas layout with the Feathers Texture stencil from Europe, I do apologise as I could not find who created this lovely set of pages.
A lovely page created by Christine Houbrechts using the AZZA Melbourne stencil and the Material and Texture Texture stencil.
The page above created by Johanna using the AZZA Cancun stencil and the Texture stencil Silhouette that was released at the same time. Below AZZA Zurich stencil using the Snowflake Texture stencil in the centre behind the decoration.
An older layout of mine using the AZZA London Special edition template and a Texture stencil. This shows how you can either use your Texture stencil along the lines of your photos on the page or pull your layout to the corner of your page by using the Texture stencil and ink or chalk in your penned corner.
Deb Byrne has done the same in her layout below using the AZZA Neptune template for the layout.
In the page above created with the AZZA Nairobi stencil Christine shows how the Texture stencil can be used with ink and can also be used to emboss the paper, keeping the decorations on the page similar but different. I have highlighted how to do this in an earlier blog.
Another lovely sample of a Texture stencil used on paper on a page created with the AZZA Nairobi stencil. If you have the AZZA Rosette stencil, the page below will give you some inspiration. The texture stencil used is beautiful – this Texture stencil is still available.
Now for a few close-up looks at the Texture stencil used on the page:
Once again a close up of using the Texture stencil to emboss paper on your page. Christine has highlighted a single feather in each section beautifully.
In the decoration above I have used the Texture stencil to emboss my paper and below Jennie Banks shows how you can use just part of your Texture stencil for decoration.
A Texture stencil has been used to create a background for this lovely decoration.
A layout with an older template Noisette, I have always liked:
Mosaic Texture stencil duo still available.
As seen in the layout above using the AZZA Scrap kit Promenade, you can lift your Texture stencil decoration with the AZZA Resin dots, now available in the normal shine or matt.
The Weather Texture stencil is still available.
Jill has used the Secret Garden Texture stencil below, I know I have shown you before but this page deserves a second showing. I love it and this stencil remains one of my favourite. Jill used the Dallas template to create the page.
To finish, a more recent layout I created using the AZZA Scrap kit Vacation and the Scrap Plus kit’s Texture stencil and stamp. I finished off the layout with the ‘Thongs’ die which can be found in the AZZA Australiana section. I used the Texture stencil to create a background for my decoration.
Christine has also used the AZZA Scrap Kit Vacation for her layout above. Note how she has highlighted the little birds she has inked onto the paper with the same Texture stencil I used on the page above (Obviously the other image)
Bring your Texture decorations to life with a little pen work.
I haven’t had time to create my own page for the competition yet, so hopefully in the next blog I will be able to show you my page plus plenty more that have been sent in.