Friday, July 27, 2012

Mixing it Up!!

Hi Everyone, 

Rebecca back again to share a mixed media canvas with you all. It is a modern canvas with a touch of Zeus and Zoe vintage. The Zeus and Zoe elements include buttons, laces and book text. This all combined with gel medium, pan pastels and texture paste created this interesting 3D OTP effect.





Did you know the Zeus and Zoe Etsy store is now selling Scrap FX chipboard? Yes!! all the way from my home country of Australia. You need to get your hands on some of this, it is brilliant and very versatile and comes in brilliant array of different styles. 

Have you joined our challenge yet? my super talented DT sister Jaz has set the challenge for this month.

Our challenge for July 15th: 
Create an altered project that is OTP (Off the page). You can be creative and design anything ie jewelleries, cigarboxes, mini albums, altered bottles, just anything that inspire you. Entries must be received by AUGUST 15, 2012.

Thank you for stopping by, wishing you a happy and creative week.

~ Rebecca ~  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Create beauty lo by Sandi

Hi everyone! Sandi here, we're so glad that you could stop by! We want to thank everyone that entered our first challenge and was able to dabble a little with mixed media. We were in awe at the entries that we received...wow...all of them were so inspiring!!! Thank you, thank you! We invite you to our second challenge, an altered project, and can't wait to see what you create!

Today I'd like to share a lo that I did using many of the gorgeous goodies from my Zeus and Zoe kit. 


Don't you just love that tag! Yup, every kit includes one of those beautiful tags that we all love! And now at the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop there is all kinds of goodies to purchase to create with including chipboard! Yeah!

Please be sure to share your creations with us...we love seeing them!

Thank you for stopping by! See you soon for more inspiration!
Hugs!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Winner of the Mixed Media Challenge

Hey there blogland!

I'm so excited to announce our winner of our Mixed Media Challenge! It was our first ever challenge and I feel so excited to be a part of it.

Didn't get time to play the first time? We have our second OTP challenge thought up by Jaz and you have a little less than a month to get your item created! Plenty of time!

Anyhow, back to our winner!

Linda Brun really impressed us with this piece she made. The light and the dark paint with the little bits of texture and the colors peeking through here and there. Add in a snippet of music note paper for extra umph!


Linda, please send your address to Marivic so we can get your prize mailed to you. You have won two packages of flowers designed by Irini at Get Creative Embellishments!



The second prize random winner goes to Handgathered who made this lovely birthday card with gentle colors. 



I am sure she will put these brass and metal skeleton keys from Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop to very good use! I know I love them myself. 


And since I am writing this post, a quick shout out to a few of the really cool things I saw while cruising through these entries. 


I love love love this funny girl sketch by Marja! Daphne's flowers on this page are amazing! And Jean, thank you so much for picking us to be your first foray back to blogland!! Love your booklet you made!


Have a good rest of the day Blogland!

Mitra

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July Challenge with Jaz


Hello there friends from near and far,

I am so very excited to be hosting my very first challenge at the beautiful Zeus & Zoe Blog.

Once again I am so inspired by the beautiful embelishments that comes in the kit, I am so in love. The vintage fabric feather that comes together with the peacock feather is just ooo-lala !!! and the pretty lil' butterfly just makes my heart go aflutter.

With such a pretty set of embellishments, I have created a pretty lil' hairband for my darling girl, Faith and also an altered old Enid Blyton hardcover storybook. I had so much fun and I would like you to play along with us here;

Our challenge for July 15th: 
Create an altered project that is OTP (Off the page). You can be creative and design anything ie jewelleries, cigarboxes, mini albums, altered bottles, just anything that inspire you. Entries must be received by AUGUST 15, 2012.


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


1. You are allowed to make a an 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!

I can't wait to see everyone's beautiful creations.

Love,
Jaz





Winner will receive beautiful embellishment packs from 







A package of vintage-style buttons from 
 (You will receive similar buttons as pictured)


And we will pick a random winner who will receive a set of vintage-
style set of skeleton keys from Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop


We hope to see your beautiful projects!!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Birthday Box for Becca



So, a long while ago I put together this box for my niece and held off posting it until well after her birthday.

See her on the front there in a pretty pink dress?

This box truly was a labor of love.

It started life as a hand me down from Marilyn.


I was inspired to cover it with a pile of sheet music that came along in my Zeus & Zoe kit. Interestingly enough, the lid WAS lose enough to cover the seams with Tim Holtz music washi tape. I was pretty pumped!



Sprayed the inside with some silver spray paint and some black mist and let it run...It's a little bit of drama on the inside of the box, lol.



And do you see the handle on the top of this box? That is off the bathroom vanity downstairs. I replaced it when we moved in and really had the urge to keep it. It was pretty easy to poke a hole through the cardboard and install it.

Lots of fun bling on the top from my Zeus and Zoe kit, although the yellow mesh is from a bag of onions. Love to recycle. ;-)


























And check out the card on the top? That too came in my kit and I wrote it out for Becca!


And here is a side view of the box. 


And, a close up of the awesome tag that came in my Zeus & Zoe Kit

Have you played along with our first challenge? Our Mixed Media challenge is open until the 15th! Please come play! 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mixed Media Challenge page by Sandi

Hi everyone, Sandi here. Today I have a mixed media project that I'd like to share with you, as inspiration,  for the mixed media challenge that we now have going on. We are so excited by everyone that has entered the challenge so far... such wonderful creations!!! And for those of you that have not had a chance to enter yet, you still have time.


here's the vintage image to use or draw inspiration from:


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!

                                         We can't wait to see what you come up with!
                                             

Friday, July 6, 2012

Vintage album "July" by Jaz Lee




Hi once again my friends,

Time flies, we're in the month of July already. I have been busy in my scrapping room, what about you girls?

I am attending a birthday party this thursday, it is my friend's birthday and her name is July !! How sweet!

Here is an album that i have created for her, which I am using lots of papers and pretty bellies from Zeus & Zoe. Vintage buttons and look at the golden key!! Just heart them!!

I realy hope that July will like this album and I hope that you have been inspired.

love,jaz

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hanging Open Album by Rebecca

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for taking time to stop by our blog today for a look at one of my new projects. I love OTP and this month I thought I would try something a little different. I automatically seem to gravitate towards boxes and decorating boxes, this month I decided to try a hanging open album. This album has been decorated with wonderful metal keys and vintage lace which were part of my Zeus and Zoe kit. 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, have a fabulous week.

Rebecca