Have you seen the Clearance sale?

16 Jan

Hi Everyone,

The AZZA Pacific Newsletter will have informed everyone about the Clearance Sale on until 31st January.   If you haven’t had a look at it yet, you definitely should!  My favourite product has to be the Fragrances of the South boxed kit.   The theme is Provence, but as with all the stencils, you can use it for any subject.  The kit includes a ring-binder album, but the stencil is unique – not sold separately. I know the kit has been out for a while and many of you will have it already, but the remaining stocks need to be cleared, so what was good value at $142 is now $69.  The inspiration book is beautiful.  What a great gift for a scrapping friend!  Of course, there’s a lot of other products available in the clearance, at 30%, 40% and 50% discount.

Besides the clearance sale, the other reason for this post is to reminder everyone about the 10th Birthday retreats being held in various venues across Australia.  They will be held in Victoria, Tasmania, near Perth and in Queensland, where we have 2 venues, Townsville and Bribie Island.  If you can possibly make it to Bribie Island from 22 – 24 February 2019, we have a couple of vacancies still available.  Contact your consultant or me at anita.azza@me.com for more information and a booking form.

Some of the ladies in my classes have been doing some truly remarkable pages so check back in next week to see some of them.

Happy scrapping

Anita

Getting ready for Christmas

4 Dec

Hi All,

The new AZZA Stencil CELESTIAL has inspired many with pages for Christmas.  Remember that it can also be used for other subjects and this is one of my travel pages. 

The papers have been decorated with ink and the Silent Night texture stencil.

Making Christmas decorations with the grandchildren is always a fun (but messy) activity and I have a ‘tree’ ready for them to decorate.  In fact this is a stick from a fallen branch, painted in house paint.  The deer and stockings are the MDF ones in the Christmas catalogue.  Check it out on our website   http://azzaworld.com.au .

 

The stamp kit I_TAM 1026 Oh Deer was used for the stockings.  I used the stamp plate (without the sponge insert spacer) for the stockings as I did multiple stampings to get the intensity of ink I wanted.  For the deer I used silver ink (brushed on), printed paper and some glitter tape around the neck, but the stamp looks good on the deer as well.  You may just notice dark shading on the back of the neck and legs, plus the black pen for the hooves, nose and eyes.  These make all the difference and bring the deer to life.

As I had some spare time last week (a noteworthy event) I decided to get my pages ready for the Christmas Photos.  I decided on the blue and silver theme this year and prepped 2 facing double pages (in Blue Jean) for a large fold-out.  I also played with the Silent Night dies.  The round decorations are the snowflakes punched and placed on circles decorated with the Silent Night texture stencil.  The decorations are just attached to the ‘holed’ section of the page with removable tape for safe keeping until they are used.

Enjoy the Christmas break.  My next class in Maleny is Saturday 12th January 2019 and I hope to see you there! (please book in, anitas.azzaworld@gmail.com).

Anita

Scrapbook Convention, Brisbane 7-10 June

2 May

AZZA Pacific will again have our stand at the Scrapbook Convention In Brisbane 7-10 June.  Make sure you call in and see what we have.  Our features for the show will be the new releases for June, so make sure you get to see them!  They are fabulous.  Rachel, Robyn, Kay, Sandra and Geni will also be there so make sure you call in.

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Since my last post I have been able to finally get some scrapping done.  Here is one using the AZZA OBJECTIVE stencil.  When the ‘Lily Fishing’ stamp came last year I couldn’t wait to get the photos to use it – I knew it was just so like grand-daughter Emily, so this one is called Emily Fishing.

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The other page/s to show you is a multiple series using the April stencil, Alizé.  I also used the AZZA Alizé texture stencil with ink and chalk to create the interesting design for the decoration.  The series starts with a page showing ‘getting there’, then a ‘title page’, followed by a single and a double page.

 

Here’s the ‘title page’ …………………..

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Here’s the double page closed ……………..01011119.jpg

The left side when the double page is opened ……………………

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The right side (inside) when the double page opened ……………….01011120.jpg

Check out the full series when you come for a class.

Have photos like these?  If you need help to make this layout, contact me (anita.azza@me.com).

Cheers.  Anita

MOVED TO MALENY

2 Feb

My craft room is now set up in beautiful Maleny and I am looking forward to meeting all the contacts from this area that I have met at the Scrapbook Convention in Brisbane, as well as making new scrapping friends.  This has always been an area with very active scrapbookers and the style of an AZZA page is something unique.

Those new to the Azza Style will start off with 2 introductory classes.  The first shows the ins and outs of page layout – how to arrange your photos on the page to best effect, and to show your photos to their full advantage.  The second class begins your decoration journey, where you discover why certain arrangements and colours look better than others.

We then progress to refining your techniques and introducing you to the marvels of chalks and inks.  What a difference a small application can make to the overall effectiveness of the page!

Experienced scrappers may wish to blunge into the deep end and begin straight off with a more advanced class.  Just tell me your needs and we’ll get you started.

To begin our journey together, I am canvassing the best times and days of the week to suit those in the local area.  I am proposing a Tuesday and a Thursday class for those available during the week, as well as a Saturday class.  Contact me by phone (0416 091 108) or by email (anitas.azzaworld@gmail.com).  Check the dates of classes on the right side of this website.

I have been having some fun with the latest stencil, MARINE, which was released on 1st February.  With back-to-school happening, it was a good opportunity to celebrate the first day in Prep of Grandson Jack.

This stencil duo contains a layout stencil and a tool stencil.  You can see on my ‘work-in-progress’ (still taped together) where I have used the tool stencil to shade the ink on the page.  This is an effective technique.  The page I am using is one of the new die-cut double pages specifically designed to work with the Marine stencil.  SBZDdmxeSKiiwQaw3TkXjw_thumb_7a60

You can see the completed work when you come to a class in Maleny!

If you are unable to attend a class but would like more information about AZZA products or techniques, just phone or email me and I will be pleased to help.

Here’s the MARINE stencil.GAB732

I look forward to meeting you all in Maleny!

Special Class in Mudgeeraba

30 Mar

Those who have seen the page below have marvelled at its construction and expressed a desire to complete it themselves.  Therefore I will be holding a special class on Tuesday 11th April, 2017.  This class is definitely for those who have had some experience with the Azza technique and would like to extend themselves a little.  (If you have not attended a class before, please contact me to arrange a techniques class on some other day).

While the layout below looks tricky, don’t be intimidated.  We will be going through the construction step-by-step.  You will have the ‘original’ to touch and understand how it works.

The page/s to be completed involve a double page and a single page.  The single page is cut into a circle to attach to the front of the double page.  The stencil used is Bilbao-Macau.

The first photo shows the double page closed – the white circle is attached on the front and swivels as shown in the second photo.  The third photo shows it swivelled completely flat.  The lower two photos show the inside of the opened double page.

Photos you need to bring:

The sample shown uses 5 photos on the front and 4 photos inside.  You can see that you can very easily add more photos if you like, but this would be the minimum.  Check out your photos and think about you design beforehand.  Note the use of horizontal and vertical photos, though the actual layout can be varied.  This layout could be used with ANY theme – children, travel, special event.

Requirements for the page:

The page uses one double page, 1 single page and 2 sheets A4 paper (one sheet A4 paper is the same colour as the single page used to make the circle, the other is background decoration).  If you do not have your own pages to bring, these are available for sale (double page $4.60, single page $1.75).  Please decide on your colours before the class and let me know when you book, so all is ready for you.

The stencil used is Bilbao-Macau.  Bring this with you if you have it, or purchase for $29.50.

Duration and Cost:

In order to be able to get close to completing this project, this class will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm, with a short break for lunch (bring a sandwich, coffee/tea provided).  Cost of this extended class is $40.00.

This should be a really fun class so make sure you email me (anitas. azzaworld@gmail.com) or text me (0416 091 108) to book in.  All classes are stress-free! and you are sure to go home with a fabulous page for everyone to marvel at and tell you how clever you are!

 

April update

13 Apr

How the year gets away from you!

Finally, here is my favourite from this year’s Christmas layouts.  This one uses Fiji – the studio kit that was released in February.  It’s a multi-page layout and took a while to complete because it’s actually 6 pages.  It was fun, though.  The pages used are a double page in Mist plus a single page in Mist.  This isn’t as tricky as it looks and probably better viewed than seen in a flat photo.  The scalloped edge was drawn with the Fiji stencil then cut with tweezer scissors.  I hope you can get the gist of the layout in flat photos.

Christmas 1

First viewing – pages closed.

Christmas 2

First page opened to the left – inside left page

Christmas 5

Right hand page before being folded out.

Christmas 4

Inside right page, after right hand side opened out..

Christmas 3

Inside centre page

Back page

Back page

The frieze is from Ethnics, coloured with yellow and orange ink.  The stamps are the Swedish Christmas stamps – a great favourite of mine.

The new studio kit, Bilboa-Macau, is proving very popular as it has just that right combination of curves and circles.  More on this later.

Please note the new class dates on the right hand side of this blog.  There will be no classes in May and will resume on Tuesday 16th June.  This is after the Brisbane Scrapbooking Convention from 6-8 June.  Also, don’t forget to get your entries in to the scrapbooking section of the Mudgeeraba Show, 27/28 June.

More later ………….

Anita

January sale a great success

17 Jan

Hi everyone,

The January sale has been a great success and so quite a few products have already sold out.  You can tell at a glance if that is the case, as the box at the bottom of the product photo says ‘READ MORE’ rather than ‘ADD TO CART’.  We would like to have a more visible indication and will work on this!

Please check the website http://www.azzaworld.com.au any time you need product information or for more layout ideas.

My photos have arrived and I have started making some fun pages!  I will show them to you on 1st February – because I have used the new stencil due to be released on 1st February and I can’t show if before then!  Needless to say the pages are about Christmas with the family, which is what most people are scrapping now.

If you need to get photos printed, I have seen an ad about Harvey Norman having their 9c prints again.  I don’t have shares in Harvey Norman but this is a good deal.  They still use the good quality printing techniques so deserve some recognition.

I hope to see more of you in classes this year – I know some have been meaning to get into their scrapping!  Remember that you can contact me (or any Azza consultant) if you want to acquire products.

Cheers

Anita