Thursday, April 28, 2011

Heart Canvas Mini Album

I enjoyed creating this canvas mini album for PaperMarket.

The canvas mini's from Prima and I had fun altering it with acrylic paints and mediums. I covered all the pages with acrylic paint in yellow and green, a colour combination I don't often work with but something compelled me to try it out this time. 


The cover page - bordered with Prima's new ecru lace and a strand of pearls. A floral vine trails down the left of the album in one of my favourite lemony shades. A chipboard from Prima's Botanical collection houses the title and is further adorned by some Prima pearl swirls.

Page 2 - a photo of our little puppy sits on the corner of an all-yellow page, to which I added lots of texture using mediums over a Prima bird stencil.

Page 3 - Prima Botanical papers, flowers, leaves, lace and a pearl swirl that echoes the shape of the heart.

Page 4 - Stamping on canvas using Prima's large foam stamps, and more yellow and white flowers from my stash.

Page 5 - A sweet photo which calls for just a simple floral and pearl cluster in the corner. I painted the canvas half yellow, half green and stamped the right side with some subtle script images.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you on Saturday for Creative Escape with Donna Downey. Get ready to have your fingers all inky and painty! :D

Canvas mini album, flowers, leaves, pearl and crystal flourishes, patterned paper, chipboard and alpha are all from Prima Marketing.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Zva Blog Hop Winners announced

We'd like to congratulate the FIVE March Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Zva Creative April DT Blog Hop

Zva Creative and the Design Team welcome you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special!

As you know, Zva offers so many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project. 

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on FIVE of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, April 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, April 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, Apeil 27th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

Here's my Zva creation. This month I'm showcasing Zva's purple crystals and flowers.

I was looking through my stash for some purple patterned paper to use for my layout and found some Basic Grey Wisteria in purple and pale green. What a lovely colour combination.

Some of the beautiful new flowers and leaves from Zva Creative, mixed in with some from earlier collections.

The lovely butterfly crystal in purple crystal and pearl.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Tara Orr

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us.

Materials Used:
Crystals - Zva Creative butterfly crystal PEB-03CB-109
Flowers - Zva Creative FL-04CA-105, FL-04CA-136 & bulk flowers
Leaves - Zva Creative
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey Wisteria collection
Chipboard flower - Basic Grey Wisteria collection
Chipboard frame - My Tattered Angels Framed Fonts
Alphas - PaperMarket AlphaBites

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stickles Sign

This is another store signage I created for PaperMarket's new store at Clementi Mall. It's a 12x12 layout to showcase how you can use Stickles.

I used Rangers distressed stickles and regular stickles on Prima Madeline and Melody patterned papers.

Lots of dimension by way of water distressing technique and layering of fussy cut details.

Gold stickles carefully applied on the filigree pattern on the Prima patterned paper, blue stickles outline the butterflies, and distress stickles in walnut stain and peeled paint on the water distressed edges and the chipboard.

Icicle stickles accent the detailed cut outs from the Prima Madeline flowers and leaves.

Stickles, inks, distressing and layering - my favourite kind of layouts. :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fly High

Here's a layout that's full of butterflies. I created the background using my favourite butterfly stencils from My Tattered Angels, Patina glimmer mist and Tide Pool glimmer glam.

I hand-dyed some seam binding in shades of Tattered Angels Bahama Blue and Trunk Bay glimmer mists, then crinkled them.

A beautiful crystal butterfly swirl sits atop an olive flower, both new from Zva Creative. And btw, the new Zva crystals are available at PaperMarket and Laines now. So pretty!

I cut out the butterfly motifs from GCD Studio's Spring In Bloom papers, folded them up for dimension and had them flitting around on the layout.

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fluffy Love

Here's a layout that's a little different from my usual colour scheme. I created this for my guest DT spot on GCD Studios, using papers from GCD Studio's Fun House Collection and crystals and flowers from Zva Creative. In keeping with the bright colours, I went with a fun layout and the title strung from banners across the page.

The lovely flowers and crystal flourish fom Zva Creative.

The title on banners strung on twine. See the torn edge? I had someone ask me if my puppy had inadvertently got to my layout. ;)

A heart-shaped border for the circle mat, punched out from border punches, inked and distressed. 

Oh, Zva Creative crystals are now available at Laines Papeterie and PaperMarket All the beautiful butterfly ones in many pretty colours. :)

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Guest Designing for GCD Studios

I'm guest designing at GCD Studios!

A couple of weeks ago, I received a big box of some of the new CHA releases from GCD. I'd just broken my bone and scrapping was slow, if at all, so I only managed to put together a few layouts.

Here's my first one: Puppy Love, a layout I created using the Antiquities collection.

I love the vintage look of this collection and the colour palette of rich reds with weathered browns. I layered the layout using a combination of fabrics, such as burlap and muslin to create lots of texture and dimension. 


I created a floral cluster using Prima flowers, leaves, pearls and lace, as well as some hand-crinkled seam binding.

The title work, using PaperMarket's Alphabite chipboard alphas with more seam binding.

Love the shabby-chic feel of the layout. :) Check out the GCD blog for more of my creations and thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

PaperMarket Store Decor

Things have been slow for me on the scrapping front as I've fractured my bone and am in a bit of pain. So I'm taking it easy. In the meantime I thought I'd share with you something I created a few weeks ago for PaperMarket for their brand new store in Clementi Mall.

I used some neat wooden frames, Basic Grey's Curio papers, Webster's Pages WaterFall papers and foam and chipboard alphabet from PaperMarket's AlphaBite collection.

Happy shopping and scrapping!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I just heard, my Treasure Box classes at PaperMarket and Laines Papeterie are all full! Thanks so much for your support. Looking forward to seeing you at my class. :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Have you heard?

PaperMarket is opening another store at Clementi Mall. The grand opening's tomorrow and to celebrate, PaperMarket and Laines Papeterie will be having VIP specials all through April. (see the poster below). How fun! See you there!