As the seasons change, the world continues on in the grip of COVID without any holidays, family gatherings or overseas trips. In Australia, our borders have been closed for over a year now and compared to the rest of the world we have been very lucky in being able to move freely within our own region. Today as Perth goes into a 3 day lockdown, we are again reminded how many of our family and friends have lived for over a year with masks and strict restrictions as the norm.
Spring in the Northern Hemisphere brings out the beautiful Cherry trees in Kyoto. As you can see from the photo below, AZZA has celebrated the colours of Fuji and Sakura Blossom in the month of April.
The April release is a full release of a stencil, new colours and the Rising Sun themed products.
The AZZA Kyoto Studio can be seen above with the new shades of pink and blue. Heather Fields, an Azza consultant in Queensland, shared these beautiful layouts below using the new products.
A double page layout above and below.
Heather has used the Embossing folder from the 20th Anniversary Birthday box for her papers on the two pages above. This embossing folder goes perfectly with the Rising Sun papers.
Sue Talbot has also sent in a few pages to share with you. Sue has used the Kyoto stencil to create the page and Rising Sun texture stencil on her papers below.
Then, a little closer to home, Mount Tomaree. Don’t think these products are only for photos taken in Asia, most of them can be used with a wide range of photos. Sue has used the dies from the AZZA 20th Birthday Box Big Shot set too.
I created the page below for a friend of mine using the Kyoto stencil, framed it and gave it to her for her birthday.
I used the wonderful MAGIC Themed products released last year.
Deb has used Embossing powder on the little shapes cut out with the Rising Sun dies and used the Rising Sun texture and decoration stencil with inks on her page.
As you all know Scrap & Moi magazine ran a competition where the AZZA Texture stencil had to be used on the page. This was Christine Ronsin’s winning page using the new products.
Christine used the Rising Sun texture stencil on the ‘Stork’ from the Figures sheet and on her page she then completed the decoration with her pens.
Christine used the Rising Sun Decoration stencil for the image above, again finishing it off with pens. Note how she has varied the colour of the birds.
Both Hilary and Francine have used the AZZA Kyoto stencil, AZZA Ring dies and Resin dots on their page.
AZZA Australia has the Texture stencil that Francine used above on her page, the paper and the decorations as part of a bundle on sale at the moment. The Fishing Texture stencil can be purchased on its own.
Herewith a video on creating a page with the AZZA Kyoto stencil:
I rather liked this fun page above by Sandra using the new Rising Sun papers and Decoration stencil on her page of Disneyland. These storks would be perfect for a birth or baby page.
Sue Talbot has used the Decoration stencil on the page below beautifully. Page created with the AZZA Kyoto stencil. Sue has used the Rising Sun texture stencil to emboss her paper.
Lastly, a few detailed decorations by L’escrapade in Europe for inspiration.
Here, she combines a stamped image and images, created with the Decoration stencil beautifully.
Again, you can see how the 20th Birthday box embossing folder goes so well with the Rising Sun themed products.
The Ladies of WA had a fantastic Scrapping weekend together, but sadly I cannot show you any of the pages as they were working on ‘Pre-released’ products. The products were received very well and a great time was had by all. These products will be released in June in Australia.
Many of you will know Ros McQueen; Ros is now down in Esperance. Although Ros has been working with AZZA product for many, many years her inner Seamstress surfaces from time to time!!
Ending on a happy note, one of the highlights of the weekend were the Eccles cakes we were served for Sunday morning tea!