A big box full of Zva Creative blings and flowers arrived for me a few days ago and here's a layout I came up with using some Zva goodies and Pink Paislee Queen Bee papers.
Lots of handcut details. The lovely pearl flourishes are from Zva. I combined two corner pearl flourishes to create this more elaborate swirl. The larger flower is also from Zva, and I was quite happy to see that it complemented the Queen Bee papers perfectly.
More Zva pearl swirls. That little flower is also from Zva, originally a pristine white. I spritzed it with Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Lemon Zest to get it to the shade I wanted to match my layout.
In case you're wondering, Basil's the name of the beautiful grey horse.
Pearl flourishes: Zva Creative Flowers: Zva Creative Patterned Papers: Pink Paislee Queen Bee collection - Queen Bee, Worker Bee, Honey Comb, Honey Bee Mist: Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Lemon Zest Border Punches: Martha Stewart Alpha: American Crafts
Look at what's in store in My Scrapbook Nook's June Kit. Beautiful papers from My Mind's Eye So Sophie papers and coordinated embellishments from Webster's Pages, Prima, 7 Gypsies and American Crafts.
Included in the kit are: 13 My Mind's Eye So Sophie double sided papers 2 My Mind's Eye die cut papers
2 My Mind's Eye alphabets
1 American Crafts Thickers alphabet
Trim from Webster's Pages
Ribbon from American Crafts
Lace from Prima
several journaling cards and die cuts from My Mind's Eye
and some great metal clips from 7 Gypsies.
Mine's on its way to me now. So looking forward to it. :)
This is my take on Prima's May Build-A-Page sketch. It's a layout of my daughter with one of the school's horses, Sunshine, a pretty and good-natured chestnut gelding.
I used a mix of brand new and older Prima patterned papers and flowers on the layout, selecting a colour palette of pale pink, mint and green. The pale palette allowed the silhouette-cut photo to stand out amidst the cluster of flowers.
A close-up showing the cluster of flowers from Prima's new and older collections. The Petite Fleur Vine Cherry Blossom is from Prima's first vine collection a couple of seasons ago, as is the Wild Wood Collection. I love the rustic look of these flowers. Mixed in are flowers from this season's CHA: Calcutta, Athena flowers and De Vines.
The layout features patterned papers from the Flights of Fancy collection. To add lots of texture and contrast, I created a ruffled edging on the bracket shape, using border punches and patterned paper from a past collection, Flirty Little Secrets, which is one of my favourite Prima collections to date.
My favourite things about this layout? The ruffled paper edging, the silhouette photo, the dimension and layering, and using up some of my older stash with my new.
List of materials used: All material used are from Prima Marketing.
Patterned Paper: Flights of Fancy Faith and Blooming Happiness, Flirty Little Secret Memoir; Flowers: Calcutta Flower Blush, De Vines, Wild Wood Collection Mushroom, Petite Fleur Vine Cherry Blossom, Athena Flowers Aurora Pink; Chipboard: Journalling Stickers Flights of Fancy; Alpha: Prima; and Lace: Prima.
I created this Hot Air Balloon two weekends ago on a whim. I had a couple of hours free and thought I would make something different. And so I came up with this whimsical hot air balloon, adorned with my favourite embellishments of flowers, crystals, pearls and butterflies.
There was quite a bit of experimenting because my original idea didn't work out. But I'm pretty pleased with the final product and it all came together very quickly once I got going. The hot air balloon is for my daughter's room, where it'll float amongst the blue skies and fluffy clouds in her garden-themed room.
The hot air balloon is created using mostly Prima products. Lots of Prima lace, flowers, crystal and bling swirls, and of course that butterfly. I like the idea of a butterfly perched on a hot air balloon. :)
A view from below to show more pearl and crystal flourish on the underside of the hot air balloon:
I created the hanging basket from scratch using Prima's Watercolor Rainbow patterned paper, lots of lace, flowers and a pearl strand. The basket is remarkably sturdy and can hold quite a lot in it. Here the basket is filled with a surprise and topped off with a large Prima bloom.
This project was a difficult one to photograph. Photographing the hanging hot air balloon near an open door for sunlight meant it was spinning around in the light breeze. So I had to wait for it to spin to the angle I wanted then quickly snap a photograph and wait for it to spin around again. All this done with single hand photography because I had to hold up the balloon with my left hand. The last time I did something like this was when I was photographing my butterfly mobile.
I had lots of fun making this. Best of all, it makes me happy looking at it. :)
List of materials used:
Patterned Paper - Prima Watercolor Rainbow Tropical Lagoon Flowers - Prima Cameo Roses Turquoise, Cameo Roses Mandarin, Fairytale Roses Teal, Fairytale Roses Baby Pink, Caboodles, Athena Flowers Powder Puff Butterfly - Prima Jewelbox Butterflies Pink Topaz Crystals - Prima Say It In Pearls Mixed Crystals Blue and Cream Lace - Prima
Trying something different again with this layout. The photo is of my daughter having a go at archery and I thought it would be interesting to reproduce the target on my layout. I used the patterned papers from October Afternoon's Fly A Kite paper plus some red and black cardstock to create the target. The theme of circles is echoed in the background patterned paper, the journalling spot and the dew drops.
The title of the layout is Focus, which I kept small and created using alpha stickers from October Afternoon which I added glossy accents to. I don't know if you noticed this, but the arrow from the photo is aimed at the title and phrase cluster. That's my idea of a subconscious visual direction. :)
Patterned papers: October Afternoon's Fly A Kite
Journalling stickers: October Afternoon
Alpha stickers: October Afternoon
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Stamp: Tim Holtz
Others: Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Rangers Distress Inks
Here's a layout in a style that's slightly different from my usual. I played with October Afternoon's Fly A Kit collection from My Scrapbook Nook's May kit. What a fun cheery kit this is, lots of bright colours and cute elements.
I love layouts with lots of dimension and I use foam dots in a lot of my layouts. But this time I wanted to see if I could create a flattish layout, no foam dots and minimal 3D elements. The October Afternoon stickers were great to play with. I could layer them to create interest without the bulk.
Border punches and trimming the edges of patterned paper are a great way to create dimension without too much bulk. Here I layered the border-punched edges one on top of the other for a fun lacey effect. The punched out butterflies add just that touch of dimension as well.
So there's my non-3D layout but one that still has some dimension. And one that I can slip easily into my album, unlike some of my bulkier ones. :)
I had so much fun creating this altered canvas, trying out different techniques and playing with My Tattered Angels products and my new Tim Holtz dies.
I wanted a grungy feel so first off I misted the canvas with my all time favourite, Olive Vine, and a new favourite Chocolate Covered Cherries.
I especially love the effect I created with the Tattered Angels compass glimmer screen. The shipping tag next to the compass was misted with Candlelight and Suede. I then stamped on a new stamp from Tattered Angels' Rockin' Renaissance collection, which I then heat embossed. The quote stamp next to it is from Tim Holtz.
I used lots of chipboards on this canvas, which I colored to my satisfaction using glimmer mists. I wanted to create a rusty, oxidised look on the pocketwatch chipboard frame from Tattered Angels, so I misted it with Patina and Coffee Shop. The key chipboard is from a Tim Holtz die. This I coloured with Olive Vine.
That clear little postage stamp is a glimmer glass from My Tattered Angels' Travellers collection. I applied Glimmer Glaze in Emerald Cove to the back of the glass and was impressed with how shimmery the glaze. But as I was going for a grunge look, I took my sanding block to the glaze and distressed it.
To see more of my Tattered Angels creations, visit the Tattered Angels blog here: May Creations.
Thanks for looking and leaving your comments. They're much appreciated. :)
A couple of days ago I received a fantastic email from Zva Creative informing me I'd made it on the Zva Creative Design Team. What a thrill! Zva makes some of the most gorgeous crystal and pearl flourishes, flowers and brads.
Here are the members of the new design team; lots of talented scrappers and many familiar faces. Veron is a good friend and what a wonderful coincidence that we're both on the Zva DT. Camilla is a really talented scrapper and my DT mate from My Scrapbook Nook.
This is a clean layout I created for Tattered Angels. I wanted the focus to be on the photograph, so I kept a fair bit of white space, highlighted by a light misting of Patina glimmer mist for the background. I like that the light turquoise background allowed the Prima Pastiche patterned papers, flowers and chipboard embellishments to be highlighted.
I love layering my flowers and embellishments over the ever-versatile Tattered Angels chipboard Framed Font. I misted the chipboard with Old Lace, then coated it with glitter.
Pretty butterflies from the Pastiche patterned paper, cut out and stickled.
A clean look but still lots of dimension.
Thanks for dropping by!
Patterned Paper: Pastiche Seaside (841201) Glimmer Mists: My Tattered Angels - Patina and Old Lace Chipboard: My Tattered Angels Framed Fonts Alphas: My Tattered Angels Framed Fonts Flowers: Prima Marketing - Songbird Vine Blue (539023), Symphony Blend Accesso Red (537838), Cameo Roses Mandarin (538699), Athena Flowers Powder Puff (537753) Leaves: Heirloom Paper Leaves Blue Ice (532239)
Others: Rangers Stickles
A big thank you to everyone who came by my blog on the Nook blog hop and left such lovely comments. They're really appreciated.
This is a layout I created using Prima's March BAP. It's one of my current favourites, not least because everything on the layout is from Prima. The layout uses the Pastiche collection which is one of my favourites from Winter CHA.
The layout was also given a mention on the Prima blog: March BAP .
Thanks for coming by!
Patterned Paper - Prima Pastiche Collection : Quirky (841195), Love Letter (841171); Prima Tropics Collection: Blooming Love (840921)
Flowers - Prima : Cancan Flirt (539467), Tea Roses Sweet Teal (537494), Symphony Blend Accesso Red (537838), Cameo Roses Turquoise(538736).
Pebbles: Prima Belle Artes Butterfly (539320)
Leaves: Prima Rose Leaves (540455)
Chipboard: Prima Pastiche Journalling Stickers (536695)
Pearl Swirls: Prima Say It in Pearl
Welcome to My Scrapbook Nook's Blog Hop! If you've come from Leah's blog, you're on the right track. If not, start off at Leah's blog and begin your blog hop there.
We've got a few great prizes lined up for you. The grand prize winner will receive the entire So Sophie line from My Mind's Eye as well as their other release, Meadowlark. I've seen both these lines in real life and they're gorgeous. Two runner-ups will receive a fantastic Jenni Bowlin kit and an SEI prize package.
In order to be entered for these prizes, all you have to do is to leave a comment on each Nook's DT blog you visit. It couldn't be simpler. :)
One DT blog will be chosen via random number generator to have three winners chosen from it, also via random number draw. The blog hop will take place on 1st and 2nd May so make sure you post your comments during these two days. The draw will take place on May 3rd and results announced on the Nook message board.