Monday, May 30, 2011

Zva Creative May 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, May 30th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, May 31st and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 1st 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:

I used a large maroon flower (FL04CA108) from Zva Creative, accented with several leaves, also from Zva. At the opposite corner, a little cluster of a pink Zva flower (FL04CA132) atop some hand-dyed seam binding and more leaves from Zva.

I just picked up this pretty Basic Grey Hello Luscious collection pack from PaperMarket and I'm really liking the look of it. And of course those pretty crystal swirls from Zva (CR03CA116).

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Camilla Ekman

Thank you so much for joining us

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tattered Angels Certified Designer

Woohoo! I'm now a Tattered Angels Certified Designer!

And here's something I did today. It's a Tattered Angels chip tile which I painted with all four TA mediums - glimmer mist, chalkboard mist, glimmer glaze and glimmer glam.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Class Sneak

Here are a couple of sneaks of the class I'll be conducting next month at PaperMarket and Laines.

You'll be creating two lovely shabby-floral layouts with lots of detailed cutting, layering and distressing. As always, I'm embellishing the layouts with lots of Prima flowers, lace, fabric, trims, pearls and the beautiful new butterfly crystal swirl from Zva Creative as well as a pretty metal trinket. We'll also be working with the beautiful Laced with Grace papers from Glitz Design.

The class details and dates will be up on the Laines and PaperMarket blogs soon and I'll be sending the layouts to PaperMarket in the next couple of days.

Hope to see you at my class!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Prima Flowers

I just realized I haven't shared this layout I created as a store decor for PaperMarket's new store at Clementi Mall.

It's a signage for the Prima flower section of the shop. And obviously I went to town with Prima patterned papers and flowers. :)

Some close-ups:

Lots of detailed fussy cutting, layering and I even used some Prima packaging. :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Play Time

I played along with this month's Prima BAP and here's my take on it.

I created a layout using Prima's Madeleine collection.

I trimmed strips from both sides of Ste Marie to form the vertical blocks in the background. I fussy cut the borders from the patterned paper and used my border punches, then inked and curled the edges up for some dimension.

I used two smaller photos instead of the one photo shown in the sketch and added some softness between them with a Prima crystal flourish.

The edges of the base patterned paper, Parkway, were distressed and torn and layered over another patterned paper, Parsley Place.

I was also rather happy to find that my layout was featured on Prima's blog among some other April BAP entries. And that quite a few of the featured entries were from Singapore scrappers. :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Art Journal - Sing

This is another mixed media page from my Art Journal for Tattered Angels.

I misted a pink glimmer mist over the entire page followed by Patina glimmer mist over a Prima leafy screen. I outlined the edges with a calligraphy pen to define the leaves then painted some glimmer glam in Private Meadow around the perimeter of the page.

I experimented with an image transfer of a bird and had fun with some musical print tissue tape. Both the tissue tape and the transfer had a translucent quality which allowed the misted background to peek through. Fun!

More misting fun on the chipboard bird cage which was then embellished with hand crinkled seam binding, a string of pearls and a mini Prima rose.

These art journal pages are fun to create and quite addictive too. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Art Journal - Fly

This month, the Tattered Angels design team is showing off some pages from our art journals. I use my art journals for experiments and trying out new ideas and techniques. There's a lot of hit and miss on these pages but that's the fun behind art journals.

Here's one of the pages - a canvas one.

It's another green page - lots of green mediums from Tattered Angels - mists, glams, glazes, green acrylic paint, green flowers...

An assortment of embellishments, mediums and ephemera brought together using a Tattered Angels framed font.

Another cluster at the top of the page.

A fun collage of wings, buttons and flowers. And trying out a bit of glimmer glam drippage in Organic Green.

The best thing about art journalling is that you can try out different techniques with wild abandonment and not worry too much about how things turn out. Perfection is NOT part of the game. :)

Thanks for dropping by.

Basic Grey Gallery

My Adore layout featuring Basic Grey's Wisteria collection and Zva Creative's flowers and crystals is featured on the Basic Grey Gallery.

For details on the layout, please go to this page: Adore close-ups

Sunday, May 8, 2011

TA Sneak

A close-up of a mixed media page I created for Tattered Angels. This month the TA DT is showing off pages from their art journals. I'll share more  here and on the TA blog tomorrow.

Happy Mothers Day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

So Fun

A layout with lots of Prima goodies.  I created a shadow box using patterned paper from Prima's Botanical collection popped up with dimensional foam. The background sheet is a piece of canvas, on which I created my own background using a Prima mask and Tattered Angels' glimmer mists. I love the way mists work on canvas. The misted fabric pulls in a little and gives the canvas a little more dimension.

I cut out the leaf motif from Prima's Mistables sheet and misted that with Tattered Angels' Olive Vine mist. Love the way the mist curls the edges of the leaves.


The layout is adorned with a garden of peach, powder blue and clover flowers. That vine in that pale green is one of my favourite shades. I used a variety of fabrics on the layout - canvas, burlap, muslin, lace...

Thanks for dropping by.