Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DCWV~Lady Couture

I’m loving this new paper stack “lady couture” by Die Cuts With a View. 


I used the sheer flowers I made last week, Prima butterfly, say it in crystals as well as the packaging that it came on, Webster’s ribbon, my vintage doily and HO3 bling for the center of my flower.  Of course, this is Gabby in the dress I made her with cross stitching on the collar that spells ‘MUSIC’ with different instruments.


Have a great week and thanks for looking!  Hugz, Z

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sheer Flower Tutorial~Something Special

I have been playing with sheer fabric to make these gorgeous flowers.  All you need is sheer fabric cut into several size circles, I used 3 inch and 2 inch circles.  Once you have cut the circles I layered them in 2’s and 4’s to create the flowers.   


You then take a tea light candle and pick up your sheer circles with tweezers and hold it over the flame.   The closer you get to the flame the more curl you can have.  Now remember you are working with FLAMMABLE fabric!  It CAN catch fire!  I blow it out but if you are not comfortable with blowing it out keep a small bowl of water next to you that you can drop the lit fabric in, safety first.  Here are some samples I have created:


You can add buttons, gems, pearls or anything you like in the centers.  I used Jolee’s bling and House of 3 gems.

Now I made this 6 x 6 page for someone very special.


This is the front with a special message inside~love how my flowers came out.  Then this is the back:


Love my bears!  The extra thick mulberry paper really makes them pop.  I added stickles to the dress made with a junkitz flower.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Hugz, Z

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Let’s Get Shabby Challenge~21

This month’s Challenge is Blue Jeans and Lace.   Be sure to visit Let’s Get Shabby blog to see the other DT samples.


I took the lace and glimmer mist with Bell Bottom Jeans and a sizzix butterfly die cut in the upper right hand corner, then I made the zipper flower and with the left over trim the picture and wrapped it around the jean hook.  I got the cute button at Joann Fabric’s~doesn’t it look like Gabby…lol


I cut off the corner to create the leaf behind the flower.  Here is a closer look:


Here in the corner you can really see the lace using the glimmer mist.  Then I use the new Midnight blue stickles.  Have a great weekend.  Thanks for looking.   Hugz, Z

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Webster’s Mini Album~Life is Beautiful

Here is a mini album I did using Webster’s collection Life is Beautiful:


I used my Tim Holtz packaging from grunge board for the front cover.

IMG_4225IMG_4226IMG_4244IMG_4229IMG_4230IMG_4231IMG_4232Here I added a clear 6 x 6 page protector.


I love doing mini albums~Thanks for looking!  Hugz, Z

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Jillibean Soup~Dutch Mustard Soup Collection

Here are samples I did for Scrappers Cove using the new collection from Jillibean Soup:


Gabby loved her Dalmatian dogs, she always carried one around with her.  Love the new stickles Paprika, now if they would only come out with a brown I would be happy!  ;o)


I glimmer mist the doily with wheat grass and sun kissed peach.  Aren’t the corrugated die cuts cute.  I need some googalie (sp?) eyes for my owl…lol  Thanks for stopping bye!  Hugz, Z

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Best Creations~St. Patty’s Banner

Gabby loves St. Patrick’s Day and I made her this banner with pictures of  Holly.  I would have like to have strung it from side to side but her dorm is small and it was better to have it hang straight down instead.  I wish I had some more of the “O” rings as I would have like more separation between them.  But, hey I even had them in green to match….lol


Here are some close ups:


Do you see the bullion flower I made…can you guess what that is from???


Yes, it is made from a baby’s sock!  I got these at Joann Fabric’s for a dollar.  I have one more picture I added the Leprechaun at the top. 


Thanks for stopping bye.  Hugz, Z