Monday, May 24, 2010

ZVA Creative and Swirlydoos

I was ecstatic to see that Zva was in June's Swirlydoos Kit. In my past layouts I always mix the two. They work perfectly together!!!

This is my 12 year old daughter Nefferteari. She doesn't mind having a camera pointed at her face all the! Hopefully as she gets older it doesn't change.

Time will tell

I handmade the roses and added faux vintage glass for that shabby feel.

This beautiful clock is from Dusty Attic, included in the main kit. I ink the clock with pigment ink then dusted with Perfect Pearls. It's super sparkly IRL.

I punched a 12 inch striped of the pp and used a paper crimper to get this paper lace look around the circle. It's the same technique that Lisa used on the CHA make-in-take flowers for Swirlydoos only on a way bigger circle. You can find that tutorial here.

Here is a close up of the lovely Zva pearl flourishes and crystal ribbon (I'm not sure if that's what it's called) Both gorgeous!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

♥♥♥ Angelica

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Some exciting news!!!

I am so excited and honored to announce that I am now part of the Swirlydoos Kit Club Design Team!!!! YAY!!!
Starting in July I will be working along side Tina Marie. She is an awesome swirly sister. Congrats to you also Tina!!!
There is so much talent at Swirlydoos. If you haven't had a chance to visit, please do!!! We are one big happy family and a bunch of Swirly Savages!!!!

Thank you Krissy!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More from ZVA

Seriously, I could never get tired if using Zva products!! They have something to match just about any page.

I saw these pattern papers at my LSS by Moxxie. They are totally cute!! I love bunnies and I thought the mama and the baby are too precious!!

This is Delilah and me. She was about 9 weeks old in this photo.

Some bunny loves you

I used one of the corner flourishes and made the flower. I added a big pink pearl to the center.

I bought 2 sheets of the papers. I knew that I wanted to make the bunnies 3 dimensional. I cut the bunnies and the leaves out from one of the paper and used pop dots to place over the other images. I used cotton balls for the tails...heehee....and the little pearls for necklaces. I cheesy...but I wanted this page to be playful!!

I used the cricut for the butterflies and used little pearls again for the bodies.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Prima Picks Berry Sprinkles

Celebrate a month filled with gorgeous blooms with May's beautiful picks!
You will find a huge assortment of Prima's top-notch flowers-all in lovely shades of lavender, as well as a few sparkly centers and gorgeous leaves to finish off any project with style.

Selections shown above include:

  • Symphony Flowers-gorgeous flowers which include 6 different sparkly flowers in the same package
  • Melange Flowers-check out the detail on these lovely blooms.
  • Calcutta Blooms in Pink-so much texture, so many uses!
  • Pearl Panache-sheer fabrics and glitter add so much to these tiny blossoms.
  • Winter Roses in Purple-fully-formed roses with glitter and crustal shavings on the curled edges.
  • Temple Leaves in Lavender- amazing bendable leaves that will add a stunning effect to your projects.
  • Love Story polka-dotted rose-sigh! Just so romantic.
  • Pearl Panache Purple flowers-each flower comes complete with a sweet pearl center.
  • Madrigal Blooms in purple-amazing fabric flowers that will be stunning on your layouts!
  • Fairytale Roses in Purple-sweet, tender small roses that come on our creative clear packaging.
  • Mini-Bouquet-lily in pink-a whole mini-bouquet that is perfect for altered projects or cards.
  • Dynasty Centers-these babies are fabulous! So rich and detailed. Use on the center of a flower or as an accent on your page.
  • Zazi flowers-soft, feminine flowers in fabric with sequins and sparkles that put a smile on your face.
  • Exotic Gardenia-tropical flowers that are perfect for vacation layouts!
  • Petite- Mums-multi-layered flowers with complete pearl centers. So amazing on a project!
I ♥ Prima
I ♥ Purple
I ♥ to win Purple Prima!!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Layered Flower Tutorial

As promised, here is the layered flower tutorial. It's really easy to do and fast to get done.

Here are the supplies. I know that the cricut has a cartridge that has these similar shapes.
You'll need to punch out 3 of the big flower, 1 of the "leaves" and 2 retro flowers.

Ink all the edges. I like to ink the back also because it will help with the curling.

Score the back of the petals of the 3 flowers

With 1 of the flowers, snip of one of the petals. Curl the edges with a toothpick or whatever you have around.

Put glue on the bottom of the snip and clip the two petal together. Overlapping just a little.

While that is drying curl the tip of the petals of the other 2 flowers and fold the petals in so you have a flat center.

Pinch the ends of the petals at the score lines to give a crease.

Layer one flower on top of the other. Be sure to alternate petals.

Now, with the retro flowers curl the petals in.

Layer them on top of each other, again alternating the petals.

Take the snipped flower and glue it on top of the other two.

Then, the retros on top. You can put whatever you want in the center..brad, button, crystal.

For the leaves I just pinch the tips.

Glue the bottom piece on and you're all done!! You can fluff it up more once it dries, add stickles or glimmer mist for the final touch.

See, simple to do!! Hope you try it out!!!

Thank for stopping by!!!