Sunday, May 31, 2009

Artz de Scrap Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peak of one of the projects in Artz de Scrap. I played with different colors of UTEE, stamps and ink to make this. I am now a certified UTEE addict!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mother's Day Card

I know, I know. I forgot to upload my Mother's Day Card. I am not a card maker really. Hence, when we recently had a scrapping session with friends here, a friend of ours, Alby, challenged us to make one. It gave me an excuse to make a card for my mom for the first time in what, 20-30 years?!!! Of course, the effort was well worth it because my mom was very surprised to find out that it was handmade by me.

I decided to use a number of stamps for both the card and the envelope. I wanted to use one of my "virgin" stamps, a BG Grow-a-Garden clear stamps of branches. By combining it with the leaves of the Stampin' Up Wild Rose, plus the En Francaise script, I was able to make a scene that turned out very feminine especially with the colors I used.

Materials: misc. card + envelope, miscellaneous paper flowers & leaves, Ancient Page Plum Wine, Color Box Moss Green, StazOn Olive Green, StazOn Brown. Stamps used: BG Grow-a-Garden, Stampin' Up Wild Rose, Stampin' Up En Francaise.

Techniques Used: Stamping, blending, dry embossing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Artz de Scrap Altered Birdhouse

These are the photos of my Artz de Scrap Birdhouse, inspired by Bree Tetz's tutorial. Hope you'd all try making one because it really is fun!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sneak Peak Artz de Scrap Altered Birdhouse

I've always wanted to alter this birdhouse decor someone gave me last Christmas. It's not that the wooden birdhouse is ugly. It's just too brightly colored in yellow and green so I decided to make it look more vintage. Co-DT Bree's tutorial for Artz de Scrap gave me the perfect opportunity to finally get it done.

Since I'm currently into making eggs, I decided to make empty quail egg shells as part of the decor, with a chipboard bird in front of the birdhouse. To make the egg shells sparkle, I glued clear glitter all over the egg. A chipboard bird and branch, plus real branches complete the look.

Do check out Bree's tutorial in the Artz de Scrap blog here, as well as the other DT's take, including mine. I hope many will get challenged to make their own birdhouse as a decorative accent in the home.

Later, I'll reveal all the close-up photos of the birdhouse.

Materials: Basis Grey Aged&Confused Phresh&Phunky Phlordilee, Basic Grey Wassail French Hens, Daisy d's Moda, Maya Road chipboards, sunflower, branch and bird, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Deep Plum, Carolina's flowers and leaves, Carolina's lace, mm Scrapbook Colors chocolate, Gelly Gems, Leeho clear glitter, miscellaneous bleached branches, quail egg shells, black felt for bottom of base.

Techniques: Painting; masking bird and branch chipboard on the birdhouse walls; adhering sunflower chipboard around the hole as a frame; punching holes on the sunflower chipboard petals; using glitter on quail eggs; using bleached branches to make a nest for the eggs.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Artz de Scrap Clear Mini-album "Party Girls"

For May, Artz de Scrap asked its DTs to come up with clear mini-albums using the acetates given to us. The acetates were shaped in brackets so I decided to accentuate the shape with layers of red, brown and white StazOn ink all around. Aside from the photos, pps and flowers, I used a lot of rub-ons.

I decided to use the PS-SE Madhatter's Costume Party for the album. This is so apt since I used the Confetti "Party Girls" Clear Tag as a title. I managed to cut the tag into the bracket shape to conform to the side of the album.

I also cut 2 pieces of the album shape of the Hambly Screen Print. I wanted to have a cover to the album without using any of the acetate in order to protect the photos and pages inside.
Materials: Artz de Scrap Kit: misc. acetate sheets in bracket design, Cratepaper Blue Collection Sky, DejaViews Teal, Bohemia "Love of My Life" 12" Acrylic Borders, Hambly Screen Print "Squiggle," Confetti "Party Girls" Clear Tag, Fashion Angels Bracelet beads; mm Sky brads,mm Springtime brads, DCWV matchmakers mini-brads, Creative Imaginations Allison Connors metal flower brads, Carolina's various ribbons, Hot Off the Press Chocolate Flowers, StazOn (olive green, red, brown, white). Stamp used: Stampin' Up's En Francais. Techniques used: stamping, inking edges of acetate in several layers of colors, masking using flower on acetate, layering, beading, cutting acrylic borders and tags into shape.