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!