Who can resist a little boy with blonde curly hair? Please be aware of Tobey...when watching this piece of Buzz and Bloom. You need two canvases. Put them together with some kind of lock. Paint the canvases and start choosing your pictures. For my little angels I used the adorable wing and cloud from Heavenly -Rainbows,Wings & Things. I also used the small flower from Arboretum: Up the Garden Path - Multi Pack.
As for the ugly part of this piece I used a naughty picture of Tobey. LOL. I used the following chipboard: Pointers: Spikey Spiders Room With A View, and ABC: Distracted Schoolgirl Alphabet I used a Pointer Spikey Spider to make the tail of my little boy, first paint it with gesso. Then push it onto another paper and rip it off again. You get the structure and can paint the tail green now. The alpabet is doodled with a black fine liner. I used a little heart from the Room With A View theme. First painted with gesso and then paint softly with some red paint. There is still time to write some text or stamp on the art work.
So finally we are here, I hope you could use some of my ideas and I hope to see you some time on my weblog at creamama.blogspot.com for some more B&B ideas. I will be using it a lot lot more. Take care you all, bye Mascha, the Netherlands
With this being my last post for Buzz and Bloom, it's been a wonderful experience for me to be part of 2008 Buzz and Bloom design team. 2008 has been a tough year for me, hoping 2009 will be a much better year to come.
Here I would like to wish everyone a wonderful 2009!
Product used : Buzz and Bloom Arboretum : Seedlings chipboard shapes
This layout uses the Be Mine : Love mirror accent as a title and gives it a modern twist of sparkle ! One of the current trends in scrapbooking is the use of woodland animals and flora in pattern papers and the cutest mushroom from the Room With a View chipboard pack are perfect for use on a layout or project to add a touch of lighthearted whimsy.
The details :
I love the fact Buzz and Bloom chipboards are sturdy and can withstand numerous layers of mediums in the process of alteration. I've coated the mushroom with red acylic paint and dotted it with white dimension glaze
The Love accent was glued to a patterned paper, and then on to a cardstock tag.
The Totally Too Tweet acylic bird is really a fun, quirky design guaranteed to bring a smile to any project you use it on ! This time I've added it to the front of a gift bag for a personalised touch to present giving.
I stamped the words Celebrate on the acrylic with a permanent ink.
Buzz and Bloom products have always impressed me with their originality and quality and, with the products available in more stores as well as in online scrapbook sites, getting your hands on these beautiful accents will not be a problem. Owners Helene and Devorah have consistantly valued the feedback from their customers and work really hard to provide designs that are truly fresh and appealing.
Happy scrapping and a very merry Christmas to everyone !!
hi! Hope the Christmas period went well for you ! Here's one of the gifts I made for my little baby cousin: this is a double-sided monogram with the initial of her name, Elsa.
I started to cover the edges with newspaper. Then I cut out 2 "E" in papers and glued them on the monogram. And we are already arriving to the decorating part: I tied ribbons, stamps here and there, added some rub-ons, buttons, and the Arboretum Retro Vine Chipboard, painted and adorned with glitter. Here are a few close-ups:
Here's a tea box I made for Christmas: First paint the whole box with gesso Paint all around the top of the box and stamp over Adhere pieces of paper all around the box and cover with gel medium to protect it. Glue a piece of paper on the top of the box. Decorate your box ! Simple isn't it? I used the Large Diva Alphabet, and covered the letters with 2 layers of glitter.
With this being my final design team project for Buzz and Bloom, I wanted to make something that expressed my ongoing journey with art. For me, this expresses the beauty of art and its interaction with nature. And, that through all experiences we continue to explore and grow. It is like the hummingbird who flutters on to the next flower for its continued nourishment.
To make this "hanging" piece, I cut a tri-fold tag. I stippled the white background with chalk inks, and stamped it with a flourish design. I added bird and floral images. I made my "journey" flower from Buzz and Bloom'sReflections mirrored acrylic, and Buzz and Bloom'sArboretum: Seedlings chipboard.
To make the "flower", I used both mirrored pieces (frame and inner piece). I used alcohol inks to color the frame yellow. I added "journey" to the center mirror using rub ons. The stem of the flower is a chipboard seedling that was colored with ink and accented with colored pencils. The main stem was covered with dimensional Diamond Glaze.
The title "artful" was made with Buzz and Bloom's chipboardABC: That 70s Alphabet - Mini. I colored the chipboard with markers and finished with a layer of Diamond Glaze.
I embellished with ribbon and beaded trim. A wire hanger finished my project.
I hope that you have enjoyed my projects over the past 3 years. I have enjoyed sharing them with you, and will miss this creative outlet. Hopefully I have given a bit of inspiration to those visiting this blog. And, thank you to Buzz and Bloom for this wonderful opportunity and experience. It has been a pleasure. Please welcome the new 2009 design team.
I continue My Artful Journey and am on to the next flower.
For my December project, I created a "Flower Photos of 2008" album. I love taking pictures of flowers, just about as much as I love planting, and caring for them! I ended up with quite a variety of photos from this year, and wanted to put them all in one place for people to see! The Buzz and Bloom Stripes board book was the perfect choice for my album!
For the "Flower Photos of 2008" album, I used the following Buzz and Bloom products:
For the cover of the board book, I painted it yellow. I then cut strips of patterned paper, and glued them into some of the grooves. I made a title or faceplate of what the album was presenting, and adhered it to the front square. I embellished it with painted chipboard Buzz and Bloom Retro Vines.
For each page, I either painted them a complementary color, or covered them with matching patterned paper. The colors I chose were shades of pinks, yellow, and olive green. I printed my photos with the name of the flower included, and mounted them on patterned paper, or cardstock. Some of them I used corner punches on, and some of them I overlapped!
For each photo, I stamped an image to chronicle the date and type of flower, using the Buzz and Bloom clear stamp set, It's A Date. I stamped it, punched it out, and mounted it. I then wrote the date and any other pertinent information on the embellishment.
I also painted and added extra embellishments such as Buzz and Bloom's Round Corner Flourish, and On the Grapevine chipboard pieces.
On some of the pages I added Buzz and Bloom's Diva Chipboard Alphabet painted white. I also used some stamps to embellish my pages, including Buzz and Bloom's clear stamp sets--Double Dutch, and Fancy Free.
To finish off the album, I tied it all together with random strips of ribbon, and tied them in bows!
I hope you like the album I created, and that I spark some ideas about different themes you can come with to use with this board book.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the readers of this blog for visiting and supporting me these past years. Thank you to Helene and Div for a great 3 years, and for such a valued opportunity and learning experience. It will be in my heart forever!
Well, this is it. My last post for Buzz and Bloom. It's been an interesting year on a personal level. Crafting wise it's been a poor year for me. Hopefully 2009 will be more productive.
I'm breaking with my self invented 'tradition' of creating one Christmassy decorative item each year. Faced with my 10th Christmas here in New Zealand I am still not used to celebrating it in the summer. It just doesn't feel right, decorating the tree and playing Christmas music when all this lovely summer fruit is in abundance. The traditional holly and berries just seem out of place when my kids are running around in the back yard in their togs and we're settling in for a big long summer holiday. I figure the acrylic Fruit Salad is more appropriate for a summery Christmas Wreath.
Start with a plain (plastic) wreath. I picked mine up from Spotlight.
Wrap around some bright coloured ribbon
Knot some beads with regular intervals on nylon (practically invisible), thread and weave it through the branches.
Using a hot glue gun attach the acrylic fruit pieces to the wreath
Finish off with some flowers or other embellishments of your choice and voila! All done.
Wind As you may know, we do have a lot of storms over here in the Netherlands. These pictures were made on New Year's Day. A big storm, but we got free tickets for the zoo and we Dutch guys are so picky. We don't wanna spend tickets, money etc. I used for the windmill two pieces of chipboard - The Butterfly Effect http://www.buzzandbloom.com.au/cb-tbe.htm. I cut out two big pieces and placed them beside each other. Glued them down on the paper and cut out their outlines. Then decorate the chipboards with red paint and give them a glossy finish. Put a big button in the middle of the windmill. Bye Mascha