Hi everyone! Natasha here with my Industrial ATC for the month of March over at The Dusty Attic. I have used Cogs, Mini Cogs and Cyclone Wire chipboard elements. The 'rust' on the cogs was created by dabbing copper paint over the inked areas. The grommets and clip (from my Clip it Up LOL) were also 'rusted' in this same manner. I attached little bits of corrugated card and staples because I just like it! :o)
Hope you like it!
Chipboard: The Dusty Attic: Mini Cogs DA0689 The Dusty Attic: Cogs #1 DA0001 The Dusty Attic: Cyclone Wire DA0737 Ink: Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle Color: Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cadbury Milk Chocolate Brown Tattered Angels: Charcoal Paint: Adirondack: Hazelnut Adirondack: Copper Tools/Machines: We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite Other: Grommets The Dusty Attic: Corrugated Card Muslin Adhesive: Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue Helmar: Zap Dots
Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our March blog hop! We are excited about this month's hop and look forward to sharing our new work with you!
Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! Be sure to head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.
Today I have a Spring card to share with you made with Pion Design's Fairytale of Spring collection.
I used an olive-colored Leafy Branch by Zva Creative to embellish my floral cluster. I also cut apart a peach pearl Basic Line and scattered the pearls onto my card.
If you would like to play along with our design team, 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!
The Blog Hop starts today, March 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 26th.
Hidden on FIVE of the designers' blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 27th on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva's facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like follow us there!
Hi everyone! Zva Creative and Authentique have teamed up and their designers have created some beautiful projects using their gorgeous products! Be sure to visit the Zva Creative blog and the Authentique blog to find links to these designers blogs and details about how to win prizes! And don't forget to comment along the way!
Here is the layout I made for you titled, "Spring Beauty".
This layout was made with Authentique's beautiful Hope Collection.
These flowers are my Romantique Blooms. You can find the tutorial HERE.
Authentique's Hope Collection has a coordinating sticker sheet. That is where I found this sweet sentiment. The chipboard flourishes are by The Dusty Attic.
I cut flowers from the patterned paper using Rose Creations dies and stitched them to the background.
The chipboard letters are also from The Dusty Attic. The 'spring' sticker is from the coordinating sticker sheet, and the cute little bling is by Zva Creative.
I love Zva flourishes! I adore the designs and how they add beauty to a project without overpowering it.
Thanks for taking a peek at my layout! Have a beautiful day!
Hi everyone! Today I have a canvas that I would like to share with you. I decided on this quote because I thought it would be a good reminder for myself and for others. Everyone has a story, and everyone has gone through something that has changed them. So it's a good reminder that we shouldn't judge people. :o)
All of these flowers were handmade (with the exception of the teeny flowers and the metal ones). The large flowers were made from watercolor paper that I inked with Distress Stains in three different colors. I then followed a tutorial by Mistra that can be found HERE. The smaller flowers are made from Bitty Blossoms dies.
For my quote I used the Dusty Attic Typewriter ABC Set and Dymo labels.
I accented my flower clusters with Leafy Scrolls...
... and Swirly Vines by The Dusty Attic.
The background of my canvas is made up of many layers. The first layer is printed tissue. Above that there are layers of gesso, muslin, Distress Stains, ink, paint, textured medium, and embossing powder. I love to get messy with a canvas!
Hope you like my canvas! Have a beautiful day!
Paper: Advantus: Tissue Wrap - Terminology Chipboard: The Dusty Attic: Swirly Vines #3 DA0751 The Dusty Attic: Leafy SCroll DA0764 The Dusty Attic: Typewriter ABC Set DA0143 Ink: Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy Sky Inkssentials: Emboss it Embossing Powder: Stampendous: White Color: Ranger: Distress Stains - Tumbled Glass Ranger: Distress Stains - Stormy Sky Ranger: Distress Stains - Weathered Wood Paint: Folk Art: Sky Blue Medium: Liquitex: Natural Sand Ranger: Multi-Medium Matte Liquitex: Gesso Masks/Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Swiss Dot Dies: Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms Spellbinders: Rose Creations Tools/Machines: Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Dymo: Labeler Other: Artist’s Loft: Canvas Muslin Adhesive: Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Hello again! It's time to share another tag from the 'My Life' Art Tags project!
This week, Mistra pulled out the word 'Inspire' from our special jar. So we had to create a tag about that word and journal about what it means to us on the back.
Here's my tag! I used the Alma's Sewing Room collection by Pion Design for this one. I took a Dusty Attic dress form chippie and created a little dress for it out of fabric and Pion papers. All of the flowers along the side were handmade using Donna Salazar's Bitty Blossoms dies. The border of the tag was hand stitched, and the champagne pearls are by Zva Creative.
Below are a few close-ups...
Thanks for checking out my tag! Feel free to play along with us if you'd like. :o)
Paper: Pion Design: Alma’s Sewing Room - Blue Fabric 6x6 PD3505 Pion Design: Alma’s Sewing Room - Blue Room 6x6 PD3502 Pion Design: Alma’s Sewing Room - Blue Fabric PD3408 Chipboard: The Dusty Attic: Wire Dress Form DA0228 Pearls: Zva Creative: PEW-03CB-110 Zva Creative: 05CB-121 Glitter: Clearsnap: Fairy Dust Glitter Dies: Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms Tools/Machines: Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Other: Manila Tag Stamp Anna Designs: Seam Binding Metal Charms Adhesive: Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue Helmar: Zap Dots
Hi friends! As you may have heard, Google Reader will be shutting down in July. There are several other feed readers that you can use to follow your favorite blogs such as Bloglovin. I just wanted to provide you with a link in case you would like to follow me using Bloglovin. :o)
Hello, my sweet friends! Today I have a layout to share using Donna Salazar's Fun & Funky collection. I love the bright colors and fun patterns of this collection! I decided to use a photo of Donna because she is both Fun AND Funky... and very sweet. :o)
The bar code chippie is by The Dusty Attic. I inked it with Stormy Mix'd Media Inx by Clearsnap.
Isn't she adorable? LOL. I tied hemp cord around the photos and placed them on top of layers of punched paper, torn paper, die cuts and chipboard elements.
The beautiful black bling is by Zva Creative. The circle elements are layered die cuts made with Spellbinders dies.
The chipboard alpha stickers are also designed by Donna. Each of her latest collections have a coordinating set of alphas.
I LOVE my Bitty Blossoms dies... as you have probably noticed LOL. I use them on almost EVERY project!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Paper: GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Funky Dots GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Funky Tie GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Paper Dolls GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Recycle GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Yellow Polkas GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Die Cut Shapes Chipboard: The Dusty Attic: Cyclone Wire DA0737 The Dusty Attic: Bar Codes DA0624 GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Chipboard Alphas Bling: Zva Creative: Fancy - Jet Crystal [CRB-05CA-114] Ink: Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy Paint: Adirondack: Black Masks/Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Swiss Dot Punches: EK Success: Binding Edge Dies: Spellbinders: Postage Stamp Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms Tools/Machines: Spellbinders: Grand Calibur We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite Other: Eyelets Adhesive: Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive Sketch: scrapfriends.com.au