Thursday, September 18, 2014

canvas and video tutorial from Tusia Lech

Hello everyone :)

I love creating canvas, because I can hang it later on the wall and enjoy its message and energy. I love bright colors and light - so it is surely not a surprise, that I created light canvas in pink and green with uplifting message and an angel :)

I have used amazing pieces of lace for creating some texture on the background (the whole process you can watch in my video below).

All beautiful flowers and vintage elements, together with tulle and lace come from Zeus&Zoe etsy store. I love feminine and vintage touch of all these elements!

Below you can see also a handmade flower created by Marivic Clifton herself (the big one). Isn't it beautiful!?

As you can see, I covered most of metallic (golden) pieces with gesso and then I added some colour.

I created a video - especially for you :) Enjoy :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Beautiful - mixed media canvas by Zanka

Hey there:)
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
In my last DT post I hinted that I might continue playing with a self-made background and so I did :)

Today I have a mixed media canvas to show, with the background made from scratch, that is using pieces of vintage papers and magazines which I found in my Z&Z kit.
I adhered the pieces randomly to the canvas using modpodge and I sealed the surface with matte medium.
Then I white-washed the whole background with gesso and added some splashes of colour, coordinated with the colours of the picture wanted to use.

I particularly like the authentic vintage laces which were also included in my kit, here I used pieces of it to add some dimension.

Here you can see the 'work in progress' shot, when the bacground was ready and waiting for the rest of embellishments to arrive:)

Thanks for stopping by at our Zeus and Zoe blog!
DT Zanka

Thursday, September 11, 2014

D.C. by Dana Tatar

Hi! Dana here today sharing a layout today. I moved just outside Washington D.C. about a year ago and have been slowly exploring our Nation's capital. I had a lot of fun pulling vintage papers and embellishments that brought to mind our Founding Fathers from my Zeus and Zoe Kit to pair with this photo of my daughters and their cousins that I took on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

This piece of paper is dated June 24, 1921! This is by far my favorite element on the page. This piece of paper is naturally aged and has a fantastic old paper smell.

I had a lot of fun playing with texture, adding layers of muslin, burlap and whipped spackle.

I tucked chipboard feathers, brass buttons and ribbon around these gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers. This embellishment cluster is reminiscent of cravats, vintage military uniforms, and quill pens. I added plenty of black ink splatters to finish the page.

Thanks for stopping by today! Please check out the Zeus and Zoe social media sites for more inspiration. If you'd like to pick up a one-of-a-kind Zeus and Zoe Kit for yourself, stop by the Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop or email Marivic Clifton for a personal order.

Monday, September 8, 2014

August Giveaway Winner!

Hello Everyone!

I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner. Back to school is always the busiest time of the year for us.

 Our lucky winner was randomly drawn... Kathleen White! 

Thank you all for sharing our August prize on your blogs, FB, and pinterest! Please be on the lookout for new prizes coming out.

Kathleen, please email me your address: Marivic(at)zeusnzoe(dot)com

Sunday, September 7, 2014

TOJOURS a before and after layout CHARLLIE


Last year I shared an old layout pertaining to TOJOURS it was a very wonderful layout and it was entered at OUAS Yet I managed to overcome and altered the layout into a marvelous one and added magic to it my using ZEUS AND ZOE ITEMS (mostly vintage one LOL) so....


okay  here is the old layout . It was a bit dusty when I removed all the embellishments and  spider webs are also hanging  lol !!!

 I wanted the layout to be natural and colorful .. I used some prima and Tim Holtz papers from Z&Z STORE and also mixed media supplies ,some flowers and chipboards.. ZEUS and ZOE ALSO HAVE lots of Maya road chipboards and canvas banners . The layout was built for a memory of A college party . It was very fun and I wear a very wonderful clothes and also added some fun fabric flowers and charms from ZEUS AND ZOE... You sure love the look of it LOL!! 



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Kimberly's Burlap Banner

Hello it Kim here!

I'm  so excited to share...

I've created a banner using the gorgeous vintage  items from Zeus and Zoe's store, she has some amazing vintage items.  I also used a little burlap and canvas. 

Tomorrow we will announce the winner of our giveaway! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Believe In Your Dreams

Bonjour everyone! I am so excited to share with you my first project(s)  for the Zeus and Zoe design team.

As soon as I received my kit filled with beautiful papers, flowers, vintage lace, trims and awesome embellishments, I was inspired to begin creating!k

For a quick vintage-feel project, I used an empty Pringles chip can, a beautiful sheet of designer paper from the GCD Authentic stack, some pretty flowers, pearl trim and velvet ribbon from the Zeus and Zoe online shop.
 After die-cutting a decorative oval shape I added a vintage image and lovely flowers to tie into the "Tea Time" theme, but the crowning piece, I think, is the lovely decorated cap with its huge pink gardenia from Zeus and Zoe's, A doily die-cut, cherry blossoms and other tiny blooms and embellishments, including a teapot stick pin.

The inside of the cap is simply decorated with a crocheted doily and tiny acrylic dot. The matching tag is bordered with a couple of different lace trims, bright crocheted flower and tiny mulberry roses and flower stem.

For my second project, I recycled a box that I thought would make a great little shadow box. I lined the inside of the box and back side of the box with paper from the Prima Princess collection, added some tiny rosette trim to the inside ends of the box, and just behind the clear plastic front I added a shimmery piece of tulle.

Next I used some Lindy's Flat Fabio in Raspberry Lemonade and Glam Pink Stickles to cover the chipboard word 'Believe'. I added some beautiful velvet ribbon and pink beaded trim and tiny flowers from my DT package which I added to the outside of the shadow box. A gorgeous flowery vine textured with SnoTex also wraps around the left side of the box to the top on the outside.

To the inside of the box I added a decorative doily topped with an inked wood veneer piece topped with a chipboard piece, a chandelier drop charm. Pearl and iridescent acrylic medallion stems hang down in each top corners of the box and a glittered ballerina sits in a bed of Spanish moss that lines the bottom, giving the piece an ethereal, dreamy feel.

 I hope you enjoy my projects, they were so much fun to make!