Autumn is with us and all the trees are slowly donning their Autumn shades before their leaves fall to the ground. AZZA has beautiful Autumn products to go with your photos with Autumn themes for the colours.
This is a beautiful set of stamps. If you look carefully you will see that not only are there Autumn products but also lovely spices and a little teapot that can be used on so many pages. The stamped images can be completed with an Aqua brush, Alcohol pens, inks or chalks. Look how beautifully they come up on a page.
I created the double page below with the AZZA Burano stencil to showcase the Autumn products. The die set is irresistible and works perfectly with the stamped images. Deb has used the pumpkin die on the page above with the Botanical Scrap kit stencil. I have kept the decoration quite simple as the pages are busy. Note how I have used some of the off-cuts from the double page and embossed them with the AZZA Lace embossing folder and used them in the smaller areas that I needed to fill. By using the page off cuts and embossing them, I have added texture but have not added a further ‘colour’ to the page, again keeping it simple so the eyes go to the photos.
On the page above created with the AZZA Burano stencil, Deb has used both the Autumn dies and the the stamp set. She has used the lovely new Copper colour AZZA cord for a little texture.
The Autumn leaves die set is also beautiful on the page:
The AZZA Autumn SALE is on at the moment. Most of the AZZA products in Autumn hues are on sale for the month of March together with previously released Autumn products. Do pop along and have a look.
The stencil Java released this month in Australia is a new concept: FOUR stencils each 15cm x 15cm. These four stencils can be placed on the scrapping page in so many different ways and you can see that the lines will always match to give a lovely layout. They are also perfect to create a 15 x 15cm card.
When it came to actually sticking the photos and papers to the page, I found it was easier to work with one stencil at a time, gradually building the page up.
Remember to overlap the frames of the stencils when you use them on the page. This is to ensure you only get a 5mm gap between your photos and papers, and not a 1cm gap. (See below)
Once the photos were on the page and I looked at the photo bottom right, I just saw two other AZZA stamps and couldn’t help but use them. I used the Web texture stencil, this is only available in a Mail Out edition. So all in all I used a stamp and die from the AZZA mini combo kit Beauty released this month, the new Autumn dies and stamps, the older AZZA Autumn leaves die, the River stamp set and the Art & Craft mini stamp.
Funnily enough, Jeni and I had used the same stamp set in class earlier in the week. Jeni is creating an A4 Album for her brother and these are his fishing mates. We coloured in the fish with chalks and the blending stamps. The texture stencil used for the water was Alpes Maritimes. I just love these fish, great for masculine pages and cards.
The stencil comes in a basket with an AZZA Accordion page, this allows you to add so many more photos to your scrapping page. The Java stencil and book can also be purchased without the Accordion page.
Speaking of baskets, if you would like to make a 20 x 20 disc album, there is now a basket to purchase the product without the stencil.
I did like this page above, part of an album created by an AZZA Scrapbooker in Europe (apologies will attach the name when I find it). The Alpes Maritimes embossing folder is perfect on the page and the I like the AZZA Sticker circle and Resin dots decoration.
I too have been working on a 20 x 20 Disk album, this was a title on one of my pages showcasing the new ‘In the Kitchen’ sets of stamps. There are both ‘Salt’ and ‘Sweet’ sets with the Sketch sheet and papers having both themes on them.
These sets of stamps are designed to incorporate them into a scene for your decorations. Below I have used the AZZA Opio stencil, the ‘In my Kitchen’ patterned papers and the Tropical texture stamp in the top corners to complete my frame.
I used the same Texture stencil on the page below as it worked perfectly with my Mum making marmalade. We always put her to work in the kitchen when she visits as no-one makes marmalade, crunchies (they taste just like Anzac biscuits) or Yorkshire puddings like Mum does!! On this page, again created with the new Burano stencil, I have used the ‘In my Kitchen’ patterned papers and set of dies – oh they are just perfect for all your cooking/baking pages. With the patterned papers being quite ‘white’ they are easily inked or chalked to blend in with the page colour and photos tones. I am busy making a Family recipe book that I can give to my kids, with all the family favourites. Watch this space.
Speaking of family, the other side of the Texture stencil can be used on pages with any theme. It makes for a great background for a title or to fill in a space on the page. The first page below I created with the AZZA Dallas stencil, one of my favourite and the second page is created with AZZA Kyoto stencil.
This Nesting tags die set is perfect for titles or journalling. I used it on the page with my Mum cooking. As you can see above, it looks nice with two different sizes using the smallest Resin dots as the little ‘nails’ holding the frame up.
The new AZZA Word stamp sets work well with all the AZZA tags and frame die sets. These Word sets have been made specifically for AZZA, a size that suits both Scrapbooking pages and cards. Below I have used them on my Title page for a special 20 x 20 Disk album I am creating. There was a large truck parked below the tree in the top photo and I did not want it on the page. I decided to create a title which would takes its place and used a few words from one of the sets of stamps.
Another sample of how to use the word set above:
Do look at the full selection in the AZZA online shop.
A second page from Jeni’s album showcases the AZZA Word stamp sets. Although it is an A4 page Jeni adapted AZZA Dallas stencil to fit the page, a great outcome.
Lastly, the two new Mini Combos released this month, something for both the Gals and the Boys: Motorbike and Beauty.
Another of Jeni’s pages from her album. The bike tyre was created using the ‘O’ from the large Alphabet set and the middle of the tyre are the two circles from the middle of the large number 8. It was based on the AZZA decoration below:
Deb Byrne also created a lovely page with the Burano stencil and using this set for her decorations. She has also used the AZZA Words set stamps for her title.
Well, I think that is enough to keep you going. A few tips to end.
If you don’t want to get fingerprints on your layout whilst working, use a strip of re-positional table to protect your page: Sticky side up so it moves easily over where you are working.
Many of you struggle to catch the end of your re-positional tape when you have inked or chalked on your page. I saw this tip this week and cannot believe I didn’t think of it before: Fold a small tab on the one end!!!
Keep your pieces of pumpkin together with re-positional tape on the front, whilst placing the double sided tape on the back, saves a lot of frustration.
The AZZA Burano stencil has a ‘tool’ stencil, don’t forget to use it for all your inking and chalking. Match the numbers on the main stencil and the tool stencil.
If you are in Bendigo, don’t forget to pop on over and see Ruth at the AZZA stand