Saturday, December 27, 2014

~A Vintage Noel~

The 'Vintage/Rustic look' seems to be the 'in-thing' this year. I'd say I was just following the trend, but the truth is the whole look/feel is a choice I made for the new decor in my own living room. When it came to choosing a table set to go with my new sofa and chair, I went with what I liked, what felt warm and natural, what made me feel happy.

For my project this month I knew I wanted to make a Christmas banner, and it was easy once I decided to use the canvas banner pieces that came in my Zeus and Zoe   Design Team Package as a base.

I coffee-dyed some curtaining fabric and doilies, then covered the banners with the curtaining lace fabric to give the piece added texture and dimension. I cut a large doily in wedges to use as the last layer of the fringed edge of the banner topped with four different vintage laces, including a lovely traditional tatted trim edged in a nice festive green color.

 A smaller doily added to the centers of the banner pieces then topped with red glittered chipboard letters spelling "Noel" that I altered with some Donna Salazar Pralines and Cream fine glitter and some Lindy's Stamp Gang Steampunk Sepia Starburst Spray to give it a darker, more vintage look.

I alternated little white felt snowflakes and green holly leaves on the tops and bottoms of the banner for an added embellishment as well as tiny ribbon carnation flowers added to each top corner that I sprayed with some Lindy's Café au Lait Flat Fabio Spray and dabbed with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink to get them close to the Fig Brown color of the seam binding used to string the banner pieces together.

I absolutely LOVE the striking effect this beautiful banner has against the dark red color of my living room walls, it was the perfect touch to my decor and will become a lovely vintage piece that can be cherished for generations to come.

I hope you enjoy my project and I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with health and happiness!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Vintage wedding album

hello everyone
It's kimberly here to share a easy fun wedding album,

I used tons of beautiful lace and flowers you can find at Zeus and Zoe shop! 

I used five large 12 x12 Kraft envelopes and I slid a 12x12 piece of chipboard inside the two outer envelopes to make my book firm .  Thou can also do the same using smaller size envelopes , I wanted my large so I can add. Lots of pictures and have pickets to add special cards and notes ! 

I slid them inside each other then I taped  it shut by moistening the sticky part of envelope.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

CHARLLIE's Wicked and Rebellious POST (HAHAHA IT"S LATE)

Hi Everyone Charllie Here !! Oh it's nice to be back around here!

It’s been a while since I blogged and crafting , I absolutely  busy with school and health ( actually I’m not feeling well , I have stomach pains and I hardly didn’t sleep. I hope you guys can pray for me, and help me to cure this stomach or abdominal pain)  Oh well Merry Christmas to all of you 

This 2 project is for my DT , I made a scrapbook album and a Cover of a Photo-album . First I created a christmas tree ornament , You can hang this on a tree as well as it will serve a fun way to put your photos , I used ornamental beads and chipboard  from ZEUS AND ZOE . and stamped it up using Lapitite Frnacais stamps ,  and the next one is a  Replica of my favorite novel and favorite Webisode which is Ever after HIGH ( I know it's girly yet its fantastic) I made this photo-album cover using paints and chipboard form Zeus and Zoe as well as I stamped the background with LPF stamped and added golden  handmade embellishments , This 2 project was given to afriend of mine  for our exchanging of Christmas Gift , I got a Digital media magazine that is suitable for scrapbooking it sort of mixed media using Photoshop

I made this scrapbook album Using the newest Mood board I created for ZZ , Its all bout the red and browns .. which  is mostly cute and catchy even if its winter   :)

The next project is about Recreating or try to make the storybook of legends real (sort of ) LOL I made this one without using the mood-board and give it to a friend during our class christmas party .. It was fun and PARTEEEEYYY.

The Original book sorry it's kinda Blury ( No time to take photos )

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Book of 2015 by Tusia Lech

Hello :)

Here is Tusia Lech with a small book, I created using Zeus & Zoe kit.

I was inspired by mood board created by DT member - Charlie: I have used burlap, beautiful flower and some glitter.

At first I cut 2 rectangles for covers - I used plain, thick chipboard. I embellished both covers with burlap and flowers. 

On the front cover you can see also gorgeous doily in a shape of heart and wonderful, reach purple crystal framed with metal. All these items come from one of Zeus & Zoe gorgeous kit.

Back cover:

My book is an accordion book. I have cut 12 inches long paper strip and folded it forming an accordion. Than I glued down small envelopes. I put tags and some ephemera into envelopes - I will write on them all the most important to me things in next year.

The edges of the inside covers are covered with small pieces of paper from old book (glued down with Gel Medium) and than inked with Archival Ink.

Thank you for visiting our blog today - I hope I inspired you a little bit :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

A night before Christmas

Today I have a layout inspired by our beautiful winter moodboard. It's hard not to get in a creative mood when seeing it!

 I used a Prima paper as a base and a bunch of the vintage items from the Zeus and Zoe kit. Old newspaper, cotton lace, buttons and metal decorations. The main decorative element are the gorgeous burlap Prima flowers.
I have also added some stencil pattern with a modelling paste, gesso and some accents of gold paint (media from my personal stash)

Here is the inspiring moodboard created by Charlie:

Thanks for stopping by,  I hope you will come around and play with out moodboard this month!

DT Zanka

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brave The Storm

Hi! Dana here today sharing a layout that was inspired by the Winter Mood Board fellow designer Charllie created.

I pulled several of my favorite elements from the Mood Board and created a festive embellishment cluster. I found many of these inexpensive adornments in the holiday decor section of a local store.

My favorite item on this page is this vintage image, which came in my Zeus and Zoe Kit, entitled "Two Sisters." They look like they could brave a storm together just fine.

I finished my layout with a snowflake trinket, vintage button and a small piece of pom pom trim for a fun pop of blue.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Year's inspiration

Hello friends! With you today Elena Smoktunova. Soon New Year's holidays also need to be given gifts! I have for you some ideas as it is possible to decorate a gift envelope or a casket!
I made this envelope completely itself. It turned out rather festive and New Year's!

It will serve as an excellent gift as it is possible to place certificates in the field of it, theater tickets or banknotes!

Or here such casket in the form of the New Year's fir-tree can serve for jewelry.

Friends, I hope to you it will be pleasant! I wish you inspiration and festive mood!

Friday, November 28, 2014

A captured fairy, vintage coin purse and a Christmas ornaments

Vintage jewelry has always been a part of my life. As a little girl I used to go through a jewelry box full of vintage pieces that my mother got from an old aunt. I'd hold them piece by piece, examine them and imagine where they might have been worn and on what occasion. I can think of no better way to do them justice than to showcase them in a new piece of jewelry and given new life!

In my first piece I captured a fairy sunning herself near her favorite tree! A couple of vintage doily pieces in the background accent the charm pieces that I added to small recycled tin. Then I added a couple of the vintage jewelry pieces to a chain with jump rings. It's a fun piece to wear and will make a great little gift for someone to appreciate.

My second piece is a plain fabric coin purse that I altered by adding a doily adorned with half-back pearls, a piece of dangling beaded trim and a lovely cameo piece to the closure, giving an overall vintage feel to a functional piece.

And finally, I recycled a small wooden tray to make a  Christmas scene ornament. First I lined the tray with a GCD Authentic paper, then I added some vintage ephemera, buttons, jingle bell, small wooden spool, thread bobbin, and a tiny doily.

 I also glued a wooden frame with a vintage image to which I had applied some Ranger Crackle Accent for that 'shattered glass' look. Finally, a little glittery trim, some Stickles and a little Sno-Tex were added for a finishing touch.

A strip of paisley print ribbon was tucked in behind for a tie/holder and  I wove two strips of burlap ribbon to cover the entire surface on the back of the tray, framing it with that natural element. I hope you enjoyed these simple little projects!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Frame! Great gift idea!

Hello friends!

 With you today is Elena Smoktunova and I want to show you Christmas or Holiday Frame or a souvenir card. With this project, I was able to add layers and decorate with laces, vintage images, and decorative papers.

This many magnificent jewelry and shop Zeus and Zoe!

Laces create special mood... New Year's or any special holiday!

Friends, I hope to you will like my project and that you can get some ideas to create your own handmade holiday gifts! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

sweet memories box by Tusia Lech


Here is Tusia Lech today with altered box. As a base I have used a box in a shape of beautiful flower. I covered it with Distress Paint and then I cut out flowery shape from scrapbooking paper, that was meant to be cover the lid. I stamped it with 7 Dots Studio stamps and StazOn ink. Then I glued it down and on all edges I applied Prima Chalk Ink - Old Rose.

Than I started embellishing. In my Zeus&Zoe kit I have found beautiful, pink ribbon, that I have used to embellish the box - I placed it around the cover.

When I embellish an object, that is meant to be useful, I try to avoid too much elements - because I like when my altered objects can be easily cleaned and are easy for using. So on the top of the box I glued down using hot gun glue two wonderful, fabric flowers (fabric flowers are much more sturdy, than paper ones) and have added some metal embellishments.

All used products come from Zeus & Zoe etsy store

My daughter felt in love with this cute box and uses it as a keepsake box.
Have a great day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Make your gift personal - by DT Zanka

I'm popping in today with a quick and simple inspiration - it's all about giving and making it personal!
If you just spend few minutes on decorating the present bag, you can turn the most ordinary brown present bag into something personal and really special.
I have a set here, a small card and a matching bag, where I decorated the front.

It really doesn't require a lot of supplies, quite a contrary-you can use bits and pieces from your 'nice to have, perhaps I can use it again ' bin.
I decorated my object with some awesome background vintage paper, which was to thin to hold a LO, but works perfect as a layer. I have added some die cuts in contrasting emerald green, plus the flowers, pieces of lace, cotton strips, chipboard and pearls.
All of above comes from Zeus and Zoe etsy store.

Hope you had a good time here today!
DT Zanka

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tara Lipad Tayo ~Charllie

Hi guys Charllie HERE !! What's up !! ME ?? well I am just playing with fall colors eventhough we don't have fall and prima sketches and busy at school !! we have loaded schedule  7:00am - 7:00pm (every weekdays including saturday )  Busy right LOL

 Well , It's time for a new build a page creation I have for prima  using some prima stuff I got from my DT  Zeus and Zoe and guess what we have released  a Christmas kit , tons of red and ready to go vintage !! So the Prima Bap is so vintage so I guess the balloon will fit on the colors and the prima BLING and then I rotate the sketch to add grace on my placement of the balloon

SO the Title says "Tara Lipad Tayo" it's a Filipino term which means let's go and fly  .Sometimes in life we need to fly high like always we do in our living . we soar , we believe and aim to that high top we always wanted .. I had so much fun with the inks but my bad my chalked edger slipped out while I am using it to this project and turn out it was broken (still I fixed it )

So here is it ! More photos to my BLOG