September sees the release of the Pretty Shoots stamp and die set. These are beautiful on both cards and the scrapping page.
On the card below I placed 3D mousse behind the two leaves that I had coloured with Chalk pencils to raise them off the card. I completed the card with the AZZA Words stamp set: Special Words. These sets are designed to mix and match for numerous options on the scrapping page or cards. I completed the card with the lovely grey cord and the silver Writer/Dot pen.
The card above shows the lovely patterned paper Nature’s Footprints that will be released next month. The colour tone on this page is all about Nutmeg and Steel, the two new colours in the AZZA range. I used the double-sided paper to print my image on, and cut it out with the corresponding die. I then stamped one image on the patterned paper, added the cut-out image to the card and completed it with the new Beige coloured cord, Nutmeg Resin dots and Satin ribbon. The word set I used on this page is Romantic Words 1 seen below.
The Pretty Shoots stamp and die set are available in a Bundle and Save, with a saving of 10%.
In the layout below I have used the AZZA Brisbane stencil and the new colours Nutmeg and Steel for decoration. I have used the Daydream embossing folder for texture on the plain printed paper and both inks for the edges. The grey looks green in the scan, but it is the new Steel ink. I completed my page with a few extra dots created with the Writer/Dot pen.
The image below shows you the Writing Marker and Dot pens. They are perfect with the Pretty shoots images as the images already have quite a few different sized dots on them. With the Writing Marker and Dot pen you can change the colour of the dots on the leaves and add a few more keeping the flow of the design on to the page or background paper. Check out the different metallic colours in the online shop.
Sue has created both pages, above and below. She has used the AZZA Brisbane stencil, Daydream embossing folder and the Nutmeg/Steel Classic essential papers on the page above. Below Sue has used the AZZA Montmartre stencil, Daydream embossing folder and completed the decorations with AZZA pearls. The stamped image is quite large, note how you can use smaller parts of the stamped image on the page.
Below is a very simple layout on the page using the new product which I thought I would share with you. The background decoration can be created with either Chalk pencils or an Aqua brush and inks.
Lastly, a fun card by Julie Kecskes. Julie has used the AZZA dies to cut out a circle in the front of the card. She has used the stamped images to frame most of the card and the Writer/Dot pens to complete the design. Lastly, a little AZZA Satin ribbon tied in a bow. This would surely improved anyone’s day.
Click on the image below and scroll through the September catalogue.
In the image below Hilary shows how easy it is to colour the Pretty Shoots image with Alcohol pens and the Aqua brush and inks.
With the release of the new colours we have created a Sample pack. This enables customers to receive a selection of product in the new colours, without having to purchase complete packs. A document with ideas on how to use the product is included.
The second theme to be released in Australia this month was all about friendship and love. A set of Concentric Heart dies and a lovely Texture stencil duo was released. On the page below I have used both. I have shown how the Texture stencil can be used in three different ways. I have used it with the AZZA iZink paints, AZZA inks and to emboss paper. I completed the page with Resin dots and 6mm Satin ribbon in the new colours. I used a 5 x 7 photo for this layout.
If you do not know how to use the Texture stencils to emboss paper, please contact your Consultant.
The second page I created was with the AZZA Brisbane stencil. I find the Petrol coloured pages work so well with most water themed photos. Once again I used the new colours as decoration products. The nutmeg colour blended beautifully with the pinks of the sunset. On this page I added a little grey AZZA cord. If you do have a large piece of paper on the page, a little texture decoration over the top breaks it up.
Sabine has created a beautiful card using the Concentric Heart dies. She has added a few AZZA die cut images and a strip of 6mm satin ribbon and smaller strip of AZZA paper.
Now to a few layouts with some of the older AZZA stencils to give you some inspiration to dig them out and create a layout with them.
Sue Talbot created the layout below with the AZZA Galapagos stencil. She added a few extra photos in circles, mounted on a circle of plain paper. The AZZA Circle dies are perfect for this.
Using the AZZA Around the World stencil:
Using the AZZA Noisette stencil:
Using the AZZA Sherwood set of stencils and the To the Beach embossing stencil.
Using the AZZA Verlaine Stencil:
Using the AZZA Casablanca stencil and Arabian Nights decoration products:
Using the AZZA Cancun stencil:
Using the AZZA Melbourne stencil and Material and Texture decoration products:
Using the AZZA Brisbane stencil following a layout in the recent Scrap and Moi magazine:
And a few single photo layouts which I thought were lovely:
The AZZA Circle tool stencil is wonderful for decorating using full circles.
Scrap & Moi No 64 is now available. This edition has samples with Barcelona, Cannes, Loire, Brisbane, Montmartre, Discovery stencils. This beautiful layout is based on Dominique Spirlet’s sample on page 42 using Brisbane stencil and the beautiful Flower Field cutting die.
Cards are also included, Valerie has recreated one of the samples below.
A big thank you to all the ladies that stopped in to visit with Jeni and I at the Craft show in South Perth. As soon as I have a venue for classes south of the river I will be in contact.