Thursday, June 28, 2012

Altered Box by Rebecca

Hi Everyone, 

I am back again to share with you an altered box I made from one of my wonderful Zeus and Zoe kits. Now I am not usually a pink kind of girl, however this kit jumped right out at me and it was love at first sight. The kit was full of wonderful and GORGEOUS items. I adore the antique brooch and the stunning Berry71Bleu ballerina tag. This box has been put together nearly entirely out of Zeus and Zoe items, all I added myself were the Tim Holtz box feet and corners.

Did you know that Marivic can make you a custom kit order? let her know your color choices and budget and she will be able to put something simply amazing together for you too. Please send her an e-mail for all custom orders.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I wish you all a happy and creative week. 

Rebecca








Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Another Inspiration for our Mixed Media Challenge..

Hi this is Marivic..

This is something I made for one of my clients and I thought it fits perfectly well with Mitra's challenge this month...Mixed Media.

This is my first try at making Canvas Art..So here it goes..




All items I used in this canvas is from Zeus and Zoe custom kit...Old papers as background..Chicken wire stencil which I gessoed and misted.

The woman's image is from my 2012 calendar. Well, I had to cut my calendar to use it. Good thing 2012 calendars are now 75% off..I got another one!


Don't forget that I do custom Kit orders..Just email me and let me know what you are looking for..Here are a couple of kit samples that I made as requested and one "grab" bag (surprise me kit)



I can work with any budget. You just have to email me and let me know what you are looking for
berry71bleu@att.net.

Don't forget to join our challenge:

Our challenge for June 15th:  Create a project that includes Mixed Media. You can drag out your mists, glitter, paint, fabric, markers, inks and anything else to create something amazing. Please gather inspiration from this image when you are creating your project. You don't have to USE the image, but certainly can if that tickles your artistic spirit.



Our plan with our monthly challenges is to support other artists by promoting their hand make embellishments, so you are interested, please let us know!


1. You are allowed to make a card, layout or altered/off the page 
project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the 
sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your 
entire blog.

3. You may submit as many entries as you want
and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you 
are playing along at Zeus & Zoe TOGETHER with a link 
back to our blog. 

5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the

15th day of the month the challenge was posted.


6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the

sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the 

comments section please.

Information about our Challenges:

1. Zeus & Zoe Challenges are open to anyone, 
anywhere in the world.

2. Our Design Team do their best to comment 
on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF 
your word verification.  Try it and if spam is a problem 
you can always enable comment moderation.

3. Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are
chosen.  One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote 
for 
the project they consider to be the best, while another 


winner is 
chosen by random draw.


4. Challenge winners will always be announced within a week
of the challenge closing and winners are then required to
contact Marivic. 

5. Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing 
will be forfeited.

6.  The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured


in the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage

of their blog.


7.  Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post
on their blog..full bragging rights included!



So, are you in to play along!? Sure hope so! 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Once Upon A Sketch Challenge Inspiration from DT Members

Since Zeus and Zoe is sponsoring  Once Upon a Sketch this month. Our DT members made beautiful projects using this sketch.

Thanks to Nadia for featuring our DT members at Once Upon A Sketch...







The theme of this challenge is BIRTHDAYS

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "BIRTHDAYS" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine. 

Ideas for Journalling:most memorable birthday celebration for you or anyone in your family, the last birthday you celebrated and tell us your thoughts on turning this age, your child's/other family member's birthday and your thoughts on their age, a birthday that was a turning point in your life and your excitement/fears or other thoughts you had, an upcoming birthday for you or anyone and your thoughts, the best birthday present you ever received/gave and why?. You can also base your layout on a non - person birthday. This means your birthday theme can be based on : a pet, a business venture, a milestone anniversary etc etc. Its up to you how you interpret "BIRTHDAYS


Make sure you link your project to their BLOG and follow the instructions.

You can win this Kit from Zeus and Zoe...



Here is what our DT members made for Once Upon A Sketch...

Marivic


Mitra


Jaz


Rebecca


Sandi


And from our Sponsored DT Member....

Nadia Cannizzo


Monday, June 18, 2012

Altered Box by Jaz


Hello there once again,

It was wonderful to see so many friends during our recent Blog Hop. It was a blast and so Thank You everyone for the fun!

This is the altered box that I did for the hop. For those of you that have missed it, this was the project I shared, once again featuring the beautiful trinkets and embellishments from Zeus & Zoe Kits.

This is an altered box (a recycled cake box), now a treasure box ;) Love the butterfly !!!

I hope you enjoy creating your projects too and enjoy your week..

Love,
jaz



Friday, June 15, 2012

Zeus & Zoe Monthly Vintage Image Challenge: Mixed Media


Greetings!

I am posting this from the sleepy town of Potsdam NY. We are considered "Upstate" which means I live in the middle of nowhere yet upstate from New York City!

Anyhow, I love my little town and when Marivic (proud owner of the Zeus & Zoe) asked me to post our first ever challenge, I thought I'd like to share this vintage image with you.

It appears to be a graphic from an Art Studio located long ago here in Potsdam, NY.

I thought it would help me set up a challenge that would be fun.

Our challenge for June 15th:  Create a project that includes Mixed Media. You can drag out your mists, glitter, paint, fabric, markers, inks and anything else to create something amazing. Please gather inspiration from this image when you are creating your project. You don't have to USE the image, but certainly can if that tickles your artistic spirit.

The Zeus & Zoe kits are designed to have many vintage elements and lovely new papers to inspire you. You don't have to use a kit from Zeus & Zoe to play along. Although it might help you to be inspired!

Here is a page/photo flip book I created to go along with this challenge.

List of items used from the Zeus & Zoe Kit I had to work with:

Pink Paislee Mistable Parisian Paper 
Vintage Doily 
Vintage Daris White Iris Glitter
Silver Key
Pink Letters
Assorted Flowers and Lace
Green Shimmer Stick Pin






































Here is another photo so you can see what it looks like when I slide the little flip book out of the clear holder. That shimmery heart shaped doily came in my kit and I used the vintage glitter to make it shimmer.

This is also a good shot of that lovely knitted flower below.





























That flower was designed by Irini who makes Get Creative Embellishments and she has graciously offered us two of her flower packages to offer as a prize!


For the second prize winner, you can win these brass and metal skeleton keys from Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop.



Our plan with our monthly challenges is to support other artists by promoting their hand make embellishments, so you are interested, please let us know!

And, a quick word about rules:

1.You are allowed to make a card, layout or altered/off the page 
project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.


2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the 
sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.


3.You may submit as many entries as you want

and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.


4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are
 playing along at Zeus & Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our blog. 


5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST 
on the 15th day of the month the challenge was posted.

6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the
sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the 
comments section please.

Information about our Challenges:-

1.  Zeus & Zoe Challenges are open to anyone, 
anywhere in the world.
2.  Our Design Team do their best to comment 
on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF 
your word verification.  Try it and if spam is a problem 
you can always enable comment moderation.
3,  Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are
chosen.  One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote for
the project they consider to be the best, while another winner is
chosen by random draw.
4.  Challenge winners will always be announced within a week
of the challenge closing and winners are then required to
contact Marivic. 
5.  Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing 
will be forfeited.
6.  The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in 
the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage
of their blog.
7.  Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post
on their blog - full bragging rights included!



So, are you in to play along!? Sure hope so! 


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Blog Hop Winners

Thank you to everyone who left us lovely comments and had become new followers of our blogs.

We welcome you to our blog with open arms and we hope that you will join us for our upcoming challenges.

Without further ado.....

Drum roll pls....

The winner of the Flower Pack from My Glittered Coated Life is...Tina Suitella!

The winner of the kit from Zeus and Zoe and Berry71bleu Etsy Shops is.....

.......Lizzy Hill!

Congratulations ladies!

You have 1 week to claim your prizes. Pls. email your address to berry71bleu@gmail.com

Thank you again for joining and please come back in a couple of days. We will be having a new challenge here at Zeus and Zoe.


Friday, June 8, 2012

BLOG HOP STARTING HERE..RIGHT NOW..

PLS. FOLLOW RULES TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES..

Hi Everyone!  Isn't this exciting?!  We are having a Blog Hop at
Berry71Bleu and Zeus and Zoe, starting NOW!  This is it!!


This is your first stop....next stop, you need to be
hopping off to Marivic next!  If you have just come
to visit and weren't aware of the Blog Hop you need to go back
to the first name on the list if you would like to join the hop!

Your first stop on the hop is the Zeus and Zoe blog HERE.
Thereafter the list is as follows :-

Marivic Clifton {Zeus & Zoe and Berry71Bleu Owner} HERE
Jaz Lee {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Rebecca AKA Bexta76 {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Mitra Pratt {Zeus & Zoe & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Sandi Taloumis {Zeus & Zoe Designer} HERE
Jennifer Snyder {Guest Designer} HERE
Lisa Novogrodski-Lead {Alumni} HERE
Agnieszka Bellaidea {Berry71Bleu Designer & Sponsor Co-ordinator} HERE
Amanda Aveiro {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Cathy Cafun {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE 
Channa Suitella {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Helen Tilbury {Berry71Bleu Designer & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Karola Witczak{Guest Designer Berry71Bleu}HERE
Keren Tamir {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Renea Harrison {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Vicky Varvadouka {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE

Ending up at Berry71Bleu Blog HERE.

Yup, that's 17 blogs you need to visit!  But we have certainly made it
worth your while as we have TWO GRAND PRIZES TO BE WON!
Our main prize has been donated by Zeus and Zoe & Berry71Bleu.


Click into the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop HERE.


Click into the Berry71Bleu Etsy shop HERE.


We also have another fantastic sponsor! -

Click into the Reneabouquets Etsy shop HERE.


Renea is offering this VERY BEAUTIFUL prize pack!



To have a chance of winning one of the GRAND PRIZES you need
to visit EACH AND EVERY BLOG in the hop, become a follower
and leave a comment!

 When you reach Berry71Bleu at the very end of the hop you
MUST MENTION that you have visited ALL THE BLOGS IN THE HOP
 for a chance of winning one of the 2 main sponsored prizes!

You have FOUR FULL DAYS to hop!
Our blog ends at midnight EST on Monday 11th June 2012.
We will be announcing the winners a few days later so keep checking back
on all the blogs for the winners' announcements.
Winners have ONE WEEK ONLY to claim their prizes,
if left unclaimed we will redraw and announce new winners!

 We know our friends
in the Northern Hemisphere are wanting to enjoy the Summer so
we are making it EASY FOR YOU TO WIN in June!

We will be announcing a new challenge once the hop is over,
in the middle of June, as we have been blessed with a fantastic
new sponsor -  Wycinanka Chipboard from Poland!

Keep a look out on the Berry71Bleu blog!
Wycinanka have donated a great prize, a pack
 FULL  of amazing chipboards.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Upcoming Blog Hop on June 8th: Mark your calendar!



Hey there! Just popping in with a BIG HUGE announcement!

Please mark your calendars!

We are having a HOP on FRIDAY!!!

AND seriously? The prizes are amazing!!!! You don't want to miss this!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Lilac Treasure Box from A Zeus and Zoe Kit



Hey there out there in blog land!

I just wanted to pop over to the Z & Z blog and wish you happy a June!

I wish I had a before photo of this box. It came along with a kit that Marivic sent me in a Zeus and Zoe kit.

That lovely vintage postcard also came along and made me smile!

I love lilacs and an early warm spring with a cold snap made my lilac bush decide not to bloom!

So, it was like Marivic was reading my mind by adding that postcard to my kit!

Have I mentioned she sends happiness in the mail? ;-)

She also sent along some cream colored vintage muslin material which I thought would add a really cool texture to the top of my box.

It was pretty straight forward, I just used modge podge to glue it down and a Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress stain gave me me the purple color. Cutting it to fit only took a few minutes.

Here is a more angled view of this box. I should add that everything here with the exception of the feet, wooden molding, and the pink metal flourish are all from the kit.

The doilies, flower, metal leaf, flower and pink medallion were all included WITH the box I used.



Let me show you the inside which I did not alter.
























I am so happy with this box!

Thanks for a sweet as a Lilac kit of Goodness, Marivic!

Mitra