Monday, June 3, 2013

Favorite Quotes Album


Thanks for stopping by today! Dana here sharing a mini album for the Zeus and Zoe June Challenge. This month's challenge is inspired by the lyrics of the Julie Andrews song "My Favorite Things." We all have those favorite little things that we just can't help gravitating to and maybe even collecting. So this month the Zeus and Zoe Team wants to see projects highlighting YOUR very favorite things. I took this opportunity to assemble some of my favorite quotes from my favorite novels. My vintage ladies are back along with words from Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Jodi Picoult and Leo Tolstoy.



Donna Salazar is the sponsor this month and this album features her gorgeous Natural Beauty collection. I used several shades of Mix'd Media Inx to add color to these chipboard letters.



I made this small charm with a facet, some Glossy Accents and a piece of dictionary paper from the Mix'd Media Stax.



I sprayed these flowers with Clearsnap Smooch Spritz and covered them with a coat of Fairy Dust Glitter for some extra sparkle.



The inside pages of this album are variations on the same theme; gorgeous Natural Beauty patterned papers and embellishments, May Arts Ribbon, Couture Creations dies and the fabulous vintage ladies that I love so much from my Zeus and Zoe Kit. Sprinkled throughout the album is some random stamping and bits and pieces from some of Donna's other paper collections.







All the text for this album was created by running strips of label paper from the Mix'd Media Stax through my Dymo label maker. The adhesive backing of the label paper made adding text to this album fast and easy. I highlighted the embossed letters with Mix'd Media Inx.




The quotes are hard to read from the photos so here they are:

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. I have loved none but you." - Jane Austen

"He is more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." - Emily Bronte

"I loved him very much. More than I could trust myself to say. More than words had power to express." - Charlotte Bronte

"Beware. I am fearless and therefore powerful." - Mary Shelley

"If you meet a loner. No matter what they tell you. It's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before and people continue to disappoint them." - Jodi Picoult

"No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself," - Virginia Woolf

"Not one word. Not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget." - Leo Tolstoy

We hope that you will enter the June Challenge.  There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs, one of which is autographed by Donna Salazar!  How cool is that?!

Main Prize: 
Donna Salazar


Donna Salazar is a wife, mom, grandma, artist, designer, teacher and kid at heart. Her playful nature tends to come across in her products and classes because she believes that art should be fun. Donna is known for blending contrasting elements to create what she calls her “Girlie Grunge” look. Donna's style is especially appealing to mixed media artists, however her love of flowers and all things sparkly seems to appeal to crafters of all types and styles. 

Donna is a licensed designer and has product lines with 5 different companies: Clearsnap, GCD Studios, Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Zutter. Donna offers free video tutorials, e-classes and a LIVE webshow, called Tuesday Tutorials, where she gives away lots of prizes from her partner companies and/or original artwork created during the show!

Random Prize:
Couture Creations
http://couturecreations.com.au


An Australian owned and loved brand, Couture Creations is the culmination of 20 years experience in the scrapbooking industry. From its final inception in 2010, Couture Creations has been devoted to producing expertly designed, high quality products overseen by veteran designers and crafters for a result that is both simple and elegant.

Couture Creations is part of Artdeco Creations growing collection of quality craft brands available worldwide. Distributed through a network of the best industry representatives in scrapbooking and craft internationally, Artdeco Creations has the ability to test and meet global expectations for quality and precision beyond local trends and markets.
 


You have until the end of the month to link up your newly created project for a chance to win! Thanks for stopping by today!

5 comments:

Pallavi said...

Love this idea.Your emebellishing is great too.Cute little banners.My fav quote out of all these would be the one by Virginia Woolf.Thanks for the inspiration

Riikka Kovasin said...

Great idea and beautiful album! The vintage ladies go well with Jane Austen and like :)

Jennifer Waugh said...

Gorgeous album, the detailing on your work is just amazing!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous album Dana...and love the quotes! Fabulous!

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful album Dana! I love those shimmering flowers and the quotes are great too :D