Thursday 28 March 2013

DT Project #2 featuring Prima Sunrise/Sunset Collection (posted by Lesley)

Hi again lovely Snazzy visitors!

I'm back with my second project using the fabulous Sunrise/Sunset Collection, designed by the equally fabulous Anna Dabrowska for Prima.  I have never dipped a toe in the water with regard to journaling but as part of the DT kit this time was a gorgeous journal I decided it was time to make a start.  So far, I've only got to the point of decorating the front cover but ........... it's a start right?  Lol!  Seriously though, this is a lovely journal and I hope I can get a page done once a little while.

I decided to take a few photos as I went along with this project.  Not exactly step-by-step but they do show a few of the stages.  First of all I applied white acrylic paint to the whole of the front cover and I followed this with blending light touches of Melon, Sand, Rose and Clay Eco acrylics, sometimes using a wet wipe if I got the colours a little too heavy.  I finished off with just a little black in opposite corners top left and bottom right.

I tore two pieces from one of the paper designs in the A4 pad, inked the torn edges with Adirondack Peach Bellini ink and adhered them to the cover with Cosmic Shimmer glue.  I followed this with some random stamping of the tiny flower background stamp from the collection, again using the Peach Bellini.

Before starting to add my embellishments I used a flourish mask and applied some texture paste which I then left to dry.  I was going to use some metallic wax on the raised areas but decided against it as I liked the subtlety of the white .

I then adhered some Grungepaper to the back of metal tape, die cut the letters using my Wordplay die and then put the letters through an embossing folder before applying black acrylic paint.  I rubbed some of the paint off with a wet wipe before it was quite dry and then sanded the letters to take off more of the paint.  I painted some Artemio lazer cut wood leaf sprays with New Grass Eco acrylic paint and when dry highlighted areas with metallic gold wax.  I cut a few words from the flower packaging from last month's kit and then decided what other embellishments I was going to use.  At this point I so wished I had ordered some of the wonderful Prima embellishments that are from this collection but I had left it too late so raided my stash instead.  I hope Snazzy's have some of the Sunrise/Sunset goodies left by the time I get round to my order because they are lovely!

I found the bits of lace in my bit box already dyed to colours that were perfect for this project so that gave me a feel good factor ;D!  I arranged all the embellishments, moving them around until I was happy and then stuck them down to the cover.  I added a bit of pencil shadowing around the little words. 

Finally I gave the flower arrangement (the flowers are from last month's DT kit) a spritz of black shimmer spray which was very nerve wracking, lol! 

When my back cover is decorated I will add some ribbons and lace to the wire binding but for now this is the completed front cover.

I will be using some more of the gorgeous paper designs from the A4 pad for the Snazzy's DT Blog Challenge coming up very soon and I hope to order a few more goodies from this beautiful collection before then ;D!   I hope you'll join in as you could be in with a chance of winning this absolutely fabulous journal by showing us how you are inspired by the talented Anna Dabrowska.

Next week Nicky will be sharing her projects which are always wonderful.  Don't forget to pop back!  Oh yes, and don't forget to leave a comment on Gillian's post HERE to be in the draw for this awesome DT kit!

In the meantime

Monday 25 March 2013

DT Project #1 featuring Sunrise/Sunset Collection (posted by Lesley)

Hello again lovely Snazzy's visitors!

Wow, are we a lucky bunch on the Snazzy's DT!  We have more fabulous products from the Bosses to work (ahem) with this month and this time they are from the gorgeous Prima Sunrise/Sunset Collection designed by the Oh! so talented Anna Dabrowska (aka Finnabair).

For my first project I've decorated a wooden door hanger and I apologise in advance for the quality of the photos. They were taken in two lots and the weather wasn't good for either of them but the second lot (which has all the leaves added) were taken when we were having a snow blizzard so I had to use the flash because it was so dark.

I covered the front of the hanger with one of the designer papers from the A4 pad then sanded the edges to get a neat finish before edging with a gold Pen Touch pen.   I inked round the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

I found this lovely image in my stash and did an image transfer onto sticky backed canvas and then adhered the canvas to some medium weight card before using an oval Nestability die.  I then edged with the gold PenTouch again.  I drew an oval using the inside of the die onto the hanger and then used one of the little doily stamps from the Sunrise/Sunset collection to create a lacy frame with Dusty Concord DI and then adhered my image over the top using Cosmic Shimmer glue.

I did a little random background stamping using a lace stamp (Chocolate Baroque) and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and also a little inking through a couple of masks (a birdcage and a leafy branch) using Dusty Concord DI.

I cut several spiral flowers in two sizes from the same background paper and some flourishes from plain card which I co-ordinated with DI.  When I was assembling the flowers, I poured some clear micro beads into the centres while the glue was still wet  and then I inked the edges of the flowers with Shabby Shutters DI then with glue using Cut'n'Dry foam before dipping them in clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter.  On the photo below you can see the relected shine of the flash on the micro beads but I don't think the glitter shows which is a shame because it's such a pretty sparkle in artificial  light.

I gave the leaves (from my stash) some shape before adding them to my hanger with dimensional glue and then finished off with ties of ribbon and the butterfly at the top.  I used the butterfly from last month's kit again ..... love it ...... onto some of the Sunrise/Sunset paper stamped in Dusty Concord and clear embossed before cutting out and adding to the hanger.  The final embellishments were the lace and teeny die cut butterfly at the bottom.

I'll be back later in the week with another project when I hope you can drop by again.  In the meantime, don't forgot to leave a comment on Gillian's first post HERE to be in the draw for this fabulous kit.

Till next time

Thursday 21 March 2013

DT Project #2 Sunrise/Sunset Collection ....

Good morning everyone .... Gillian here, hope you are all braving the ever changing weather elements that we seem to have right now in the U.K!

The design team are soooo lucky to be working with this amazing collection this month ....

For today's project I have used the #12 size tag from Ranger along with various papers from the Sunrise/Sunset collection.

I've used Distress Ink (Wild Honey and Walnut Stain) through the "Checker" 6x6 stencil to build up the layers in the background along with Dylusion Spray Ink (Cherry Pie)

The paper flowers from my own stash have been spritzed with Dylusion Spray Ink (Cherry Pie, Black Marble & Dark Chocolate). The "Checker" wooden border has been inked with Distress Paint (Wild Honey) and spritzed with some Dylusion Spray (Dark Chocolate).

I've used Archival Ink (Jet Black) to stamp the circles and the "Checker" stamp from Clear Stamp No 4 and then highlighted the circle with an Epoxy Sticker. I've added some metal bits n bobs to the flowers and some Ideaology findings too. The wording on the tag is from the Ideaology Chit Chat sticker book.

Included in this months kit is *squealllll* this Finnabair Mixed Media Journal

To say it is a beauty is an understatement .... to see what I've been doing with this join us for our challenge on the 8th of April and show the design team how Anna Dabrowska's style inspires you .... one lucky person will win this Journal!

Until next time ..........

Monday 18 March 2013

DT Project #1 Feat Sunrise/Sunset By Anna Dabrowska For Prima

Good morning everyone .... Gillian here with my first project for this month using the GORGEOUS Sunrise/Sunset Collection by Anna Dawbrowska for Prima. This month the design team have been given the A4 Paper Pad, Finnabair's Mixed Media Journal and an assortment of stamps (Cling 1,2,3 & 4). from the collection.

This months Random Comment Winner is .......

No 15 .... Ria Gall! Congratulations please email Snazzy's to collect your prize. 

My 1st project is a 5x7 canvas board which I have covered with paper (X-Radient) from the A4 Paper Pad. I've then used Distress Ink (Walnut Stain & Wild Honey) through Anna's new 6x6 stencils (Checker & Doily).

The "little girl" image is from a previous Somerset Studio issue. The words "Laughter of the Soul" is from the Ideaology Chit Chat Sticker book. The Grungeboard Crown has been coloured with Treasure Gold (Spanish Topaz & Onyxite). I've then highlighted the "inked" circles using the Sunrise/Sunset Clear Epoxy Stickers.

{Cling Clear Stamp1 - Doily Stamp}

Next I painted the Sunrise/Sunset Wooden Icon Borders with Wild Honey Distress Paint and edged using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

{Cling Clear Stamp 4 - Mini Flower Stamp}
These paper flowers have been spritzed with Dylusion Sprays (Black Marble, Pure Sunshine & Dark Chocolate). The wooden leaves were painted with Distress Paints (Bundled Sage & Mowed Lawn) then lightly spritzed with Dark Chocolate again. I've then added some Ideaology embellishments. 

Between the grey/dull weather and my phone camera, the pics are not ideal, but hope you get the jist of things.

To be in with a chance of winning the A4 Sunrise/Sunset Paper Pad simply leave a comment HERE on the first post of the month. I will be back on Thursday with another Sunrise/Sunset make ... until then!

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Find Delight - DT Project by Hels

Gooodly Morning Snazzyfans!  I am back again with another taggy offering using the gorgeous Prima Engraver Collection that we DT girlies have been using this past month.  Before I waffle on, please do remember that Snazzy's very kindly offer a discount on the DT Kit that we are using... so  you can grab yourself the same kit we have used... and get a bargain into... erm... the bargain!  HERE are all the deets how to snaffle one for yourself :O))

Another tag from me, this time a smaller one.  This is a normal size 8 manila tag from Ranger.  I used Distress Inks to colour the tag:  starting with Antique Linen, I blended over the entire tag and then added Frayed Burlap DI around the edges.  Around the very edgy bits I added Brushed Corduroy DI - this colour tones perfectly with the Engraver collection.  Next I did a bit of stamping for the background using the Engraver stamps and Ochre Archival Ink.  I added a smidge more interest using a clock stencil and Frayed Burlap DI.

Next I used some of the offcuts of paper from my previous project and made a little banner piece... adding stickyback metallic pearls for a bit of bling and then sticking it directly to the tag base.  I had a Grungepaper diecut hinge kicking about on my desk, so I coloured that with Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain DI and popped that onto the bottom of the tag.  The flowers in the kit are to die for so I had to use those aswell... spritzing them with Black Marble Dylusions and Cosmic Shimmer Ancient Copper to add a bit of sparkle.   The sentiment was made up using Idea-ology Chit Chat Stickers and popped onto 3d foam to make the sentiment pop a little more.  In the kit are some little pearly swirls so I stuck those on after adding a smidge of gilding wax to them to tone them in... how pretty!

Anyways, that's all from me for now... don't forget you could be in with a chance of winning the fabby DT Kit that we have been using too... simply leave a comment on this post HERE.   Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Monday 11 March 2013

Memories - DT Project by Hels

Goodly Morning Snazzyfans and a very happy Monday to you all!  If you have been following the blog this past month you will have seen some gorgeous creations from my teamies using the fabby Prima Engraver Collection of papers, stamps and flowers.  CLICK HERE to see the collection we have been working with and also... remember you can grab yourself a goodly bargain because our DT kit is for sale at a bargain price too :O))  

My first offering this month is a mahoosive Size 12 tag from Ranger.  The tag base is manila in colour and to make it match with the colour theme of the Engraver papers, I used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI's to blend around the edges.   I cut the tag into two pieces so I could then attach it back together with eyelets and a bit of hemp.  I cut some of the papers (they are so gorgeous... almost too difficult to cut them lol) to fit onto the tag in layers... making a focal point on the bottom half of the tag with the clockface.  I added a Tim Holtz Fragment to the centre of the clock to make it pop more.

The cut papers were all edged with Walnut Stain DI and I scruffed up the edges to make it a little more shabby looking.  I added a couple of pieces of the ruler papers so the top bit of the tag as an arty addition.

The sentiment was stamped onto an offcut of paper using Jet Black Archival Ink and then edged with Vintage Photo to make it blend in nicely.   One of the papers has some fabby circle designs on it... and it just so happened that I had three more Fragments that fitted over the circles perfectly... so they were glued on with Glossy Accents and when cut out, edged with more Vintage Photo just so there weren't any white cut bits showing.

The embellishing was fun indeedily... the flowers in the Engraver collection are stunning... the larger ones have a broken glass style of glitter attached to the petals, once I had given them a good spritz with Black Marble Dylusions and Ancient Copper Cosmic Shimmer they really came to life.

The butterflies are also from the stamp set... stamped onto the papers again, using Black Archival and Walnut Stain DI to edge them around to make them match in... and I added some metal spinners to the middles for bodies.

Don't forget that you can still win this fabby collection - just CLICK HERE for the details... easy peasy!   Please do scroll back to see the other beautiful creations that the team have made with this fabby collection...

Thanks for looking... have a fabby day!

Saturday 9 March 2013

DT Project # 3 by Astrid ....

Hi everyone Astrid here sharing my 3rd and final project this month using the beautiful Prima Engraver Collection.

 This project was ideal in using up the last little snippets of the wonderful paper collection we have been working with.

I used a Paper Mache Hanging Board and covered it with random strips of paper left over from my previous two projects. Next I added some texture paste (plain old Polyfilla) through a stencil from my stash and when it was dry I covered it all with some thin washes of white acrylic paint to make the different papers blend together. I mixed two different colours of Dylusions Spray, Black Marble and Melted Chocolate in a mini mister with some water and sprayed it here and there over my hanger. I then stamped the numbers stamp in random places in Coffee Archival, added a vintage image from Land of Nod Studios, to be the vocal point and added the word "Memories" which I had stamped in Black Archival on a piece of scrap card. The last step was to add some flowers from the Collection, I also highlighted the raised bits and edges of my hanger with some Treasure Gold.

Here are some close ups:

I shaded around the image with a charcoal pencil to make it "pop" a bit more.
Well, that's it, - hope you liked my hanger and don't forget to come back on Monday to see what the wonderful Hels will do with this collection!

Don't forget to leave a comment HERE to be in with a chance of winning this months Random Comment prize. 

See you next time!

Wednesday 6 March 2013

DT Project #2 by Astrid, Featuring:

Hello everyone and welcome again, - so nice to see you. For my second project I am going to show you another little mini album. Minxy showed one last week, if you haven't seen it yet, make sure to scroll down, she even made a fab video on how she made it. Unfortunately I have neither a video camera nor the skills to make a video, so this is just going to be a boring photo post.

I made my book using the so called meandering book technique. It's very similar to Tim Holtz "W" book, just larger in size as I used 2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper. Here is a diagram of how to make it:
Take two bits of spare 12 x 12 paper (don't use the Engravers Collection papers, they are far too beautiful, just some old papers, you are not going to see them anyway).
Score each one in half one way and then every 4" the other way. Tape them together using washi or any other kind of tape and cut to the center fold as shown in the diagram. Then fold and tape it just as Tim shows in his W book video, HERE is a link.
So now you have a little book with six pages and pockets and the fun of decorating them can begin.
I created the cover with elements from the collection and embellished further with a little rusty heart and a piece of metal string from my stash.

I then covered all the other pages with parts of the papers and embellished with cut outs and stamps etc as shown in the photos:

I stamped the word "memories" in Versamark and then embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder. The ephemera is cut from the papers and the pen and postage stamps were stamps from my stash.

Here I added some stenciling, a rusted up die cut key and a key stamp that is part of the collection but not the DT kit, it is a clear stamp set. (I'll put a link at the bottom of this post).

Papers and stamps as before, this time all part of the DT Kit
Here are the next 4 pages, all done pretty much in the same way. For the bottom right hand one I added a few bits from the Prima Printery collection (the stamp and the tag)

Below are the last two pages:
{crown and pen stamp from my stash}.

{Words cut from the packaging that comes with the flowers in the collection.}

Well that's it. I am still going to make tags for all the pockets to do journaling on and will take this along as a little travel journal when I go off at the end of the month to visit my Grand daughter in Australia ☺
Hope you liked my little album, - I'll be back with one more little project on Saturday.