Wednesday, June 30, 2010


So did you have fun with the Zva Creative Blog Hop on Monday? I'm sure you found lots of inspiration from all the DT blogs you visited! I know I certainly did!

This is yet another layout I did for Zva Creative, using papers from GCD Studios' Ella Blue Collection. I cut out the frame from the Peggy Sue paper, and pasted it onto black cardstock. I then pasted the reverse of the Peggy Sue paper which I had cut out (and inked and distressed) inside this frame, leaving a corner free for me to peel back to reveal the black cardsock for a contrast of colours.

Next, I hand cut the flowers from the Savannah paper and used pop-up dots to adhere it to the frame. For some texture and sparkle, I then used Ranger's Distress Stickles to outline the cut-out flowers and leaves.

I had some leaves peek out from behind the rolled back corner, and added some lovely Zva Creative flowers to the stickled cut-outs, to give them even more dimension.

Some gorgeous Zva Creative flourishes are then added to the cut-outs. I used three different flourishes here to get the desired effect.

The Maya Road chipboard butterflies were altered with a combination of distress inks, glimmer mist, and stickles. I first applied a combination of Weathered Wood and Broken China distress inks to them and then sprayed Tattered Angels' Jazz Blue mist over them. Stickles were then applied to the bodies of the butterflies, for even more sparkle.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - GCD Studios Ella Blue by Melody Ross Collection - Peggy Sue - Lacquer, Hallie, Savannah - Glitter, Grace - Lacquer
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics - Black
Flowers - Zva Creative
Flourishes - Zva Creative Self-Adhesive Pearls - Serenity Swirls in Taupe, and Fire and Ice in Taupe
Chipboard Butterflies - Maya Road Butterflies Mini Chipboard Set
Journaling Tag - Maya Road Kraft Mini Tickets
Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Nutmeg Chipboard Letter Stickers in Black
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, Weathered Wood, Broken China
Stickles - Ranger Distress Stickles in Antique Linen and Rock Candy, and Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Jazz Blue
Adhesives - Beacon's 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, 3D Dots


EileenMV said...

Gorgeous layout! I love how you rolled the paper back - I'm definitely going to copy that!!! The flowers and embellishments are beautiful!

Lisa Andrews said...

Wow, beautiful layout! You have such great attention to detail.

scrappychic said...

Thanks so much ladies, both for your lovely comments and for dropping by!

Scossie Jane said...

Stunning, totally stunning, you are sooooo talented - sorry it has taken me so long to find you.....Hugs xx

scrappychic said...

Thank you Jane! And thanks for dropping by. :)

Patty said...

What a beautiful layout! Love everything you did with it!