Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NEW DT for Meg's Garden

The new DT for Meg's Garden has been announced. I am so excited and thrilled to be able to stay for another 6 months.  I love being on this DT with Meg. (Owner of Meg's Garden). It is an honour to be amongst such a talented group of ladies. Designing projects using Meg's garden beautiful embellishments and the beautiful papers designed by Denise Ann.

Check all the details here at website and blog
Meg's Garden website    http://megsgarden.com/
          Meg's Garden Blog      http://megsgardenblog.blogspot.com/

the new design team for the next six months are :

Denise Boddey (Ann)    http://passionscrapping.blogspot.com/

Gayle Price                 http://blissandgesso.blogspot.com/

Sandie Edwards           http://delightfullycrazytoo.blogspot.com/

Me: Adriana Bolzon      http://abinspirations.blogspot.com/

Eila Sandberg              http://dollopsofscrap.blogspot.com/

Heather Jacob             http://heatherartandlife.blogspot.com/

Yuka  Hino                  http://nsnlso.blogspot.com/

Gabrielle Pollacco         http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.com/

Vicki Alberto                http://simplypaperandcreativity.blogspot.com/

Cathy Cafun                http://cathycafun.blogspot.com/

Can't wait to create and hopefully inspire others to find their creative passion.
Now, I must go and complete my projects for the next DT challenge.........
Can't wait to see what the rest of the team create.

Thanks for looking and taking the time to leave any comments.
Cheers Adriana XXXX

Monday, February 27, 2012

OUAS - Feb 2012

I have been trying to get time to play along with Nadia's gorgeous sketches
for such a long time, but never have the time.. but this weekend I had time to create a page using her sketch and journalling ideas for the theme of the page.
The Theme is scrap a holiday event or place you wish to go for holiday.

I dream that one day I will be in Paris,
Paris is far more than a city.
It is an irresistible, enthralling source of inspiration
and fascination.  It is a magical, whimsical and memorable city.

One day I will be in Paris, but for now I can only scrap other peoples'
images of this beautiful city.
The image is from a vintage postcard.
Here is the sketch from "Once Upon a Sketch" 
check out the OUAS DT creations here

Here is my take on the sketch

PARIS - My dream is that one day I will be in Paris.
Paris is far more than a city.
It is an irresistible, enthralling source of inspiration and fascination
It is a magical, whimsical and memorable city.

Alphas are "Imaginarium Designs" Capital letters

PS note added on the 4th March:
 I just found out this layout was featured on "once upon a Sketch"
Thanks so much for voting for my layout.
check out other wonderful layouts on their blog.

Have a great day..........................Cheers Adriana XXXX

Sweet Nothings - Kasiercraft Feb#4

I just love the Sweet Nothings paper collection from "Kaisercraft".
The sketch, from Kaisercraft Feb#4 was a great opportunity to use
more of these pretty papers.
Here is the sketch from "Kaisercraft blog"

And here is my take on the sketch using DD as the main star.

Kaisercraft Sketch Feb#4

"Her smile beams like sunshine, which fills our hearts with LOVE"

Kasiercraft papers - Sweet Nothings and
Die cut collections

Thanks for looking
Have a great day XXXXX Cheers Adriana XXX

Saturday, February 25, 2012

TCR#99 - BOY

Hi everyone
The Color Room new palette of colours are:
Caramel Sand, Sky Blue, Burgundy Beach Hut, Deep Sea Blue
Check all the details here and other members projects,

I loved the sketch and the colours are awesome.
I had another photo of my nephew, which I wanted to scrap
so I used this opportunity to scrap with these colours.

Here is my layout

TCR#99    BOY
The journal message reads:
"Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity
of manhood, we find a delightful creature of a BOY".

"Imaginairum Designs" Chipboards used are

ID Alphas -  IDAUC0001
Flourish - IDFL0002

Don't forget there are only a few days left to enter for the competition at
"Imaginarium Designs" you can win some great chipboards check out all the details here:

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.
Cheers Adriana XXXX

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Magical Fairy Garden - TCR#98

Hi everyone, just a quick post, over at "The Color Room"
the next palette colours have been posted they are
Lovely Lilac, Sage Green, Very Violet and Darkest Navy.

Gorgeous colours, love these combinations of colours. 
Here is the sketch if you want to follow it but not necessary.

Here is my layout of my DD dressed in her favourite Princess Fairy custom.
I used an "Imaginarium Designs" butterfly chipboard for her wings.

Magical Fairy Garden - TCR#98
Material used:

"Imaginarium Designs" chipboards are

Flowers & Birds IDS0026   (top right - negative with texture paste)
Butterflies IDS0001 (wings on fairy)
Capital alphas  IDAU0001A
Lower case Alphas IDALC0001A

Meg's Garden Papers - "Bird of Paradise - garden of blue"

The 2 top left lilac flowers are from "Funtoolas"

PS. Just found out my layout was featured at TCR#98, many thanks for all your
lovely comments and for Solange for voting for my layout.
I had so much fun creating it :)

Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

Friday, February 17, 2012

Heart - BITW

"Bird is the word" new challenge word is "HEART".
your can find their blog here 
I wanted to do a boy page for such a long time, 
something different from flowers and bling.
Sometimes I scrapped some pictures of my nephew 
this one is when he was three years old.
When I do scrap him I give these pages to my sister, 
she is not the least bit interested in scrapbooking. 
She has now a collection of pages which I have 
created of her beautiful boy.  
By the way, he loves them too and is very proud 
he is featured on a page which I then put on my blog. 
I think he loves his special Aunty. (ME)

The inspiring sketch is from "Funtoolas"
they have a challenge on their Ning site
check it out here Funtoolas

I (HEART) YOUBird is the Word - Challenge - HEART
Funtoolas Sketch for Feb 2012
Imaginarium Designs Chipboards
"Imaginarium Designs" chipboards used are
Railway track border  IDB0006
Clogs IDT0004
Large Alphas IDAU0001A
Flourish IDS0013
the negative of Clouds IDS0027

You might say what is the negative, well, 
once you have used the chipboards of the clouds
on a project, keep the outside area of the chipboard
and used it as a stencil with texture paste.
You achieve a great texured, 3D embellishment on your project 
and this is 
inspired by Louise Nelson, she has some great techiniques on using
 the negatives of chipboards on her projects.

Other material used:
Tim Holtz card stock, stamps, distressing inks, paint,
metal embellishments, martha stewart heart punch.
gloss accents.

Don't forget to visit "Imaginarium Designs" blog and enter
the competition to win some wonderful chippies.
visit the blog here Imaginarium Design Blog for details.

Have a great weekend everyone.
thanks for looking.
Cheers Adriana XXX 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Imaginarium Designs - DT Project Feb 2012

It is now my turn at "Imaginarium Designs" Blog to show 
my Design Team projects for this month.
February is the month of LOVE, so I decided to 
create 2 projects around this theme.
My 1st project is a Mini-book & stand.
It's called,
"To my Valentine - together, forever, LOVE"

This is an altered art project which I have enjoyed making.
It is a chipboard stand with a matching mini book cover,
The Imaginarium Designs chipboards are the mini or "tinies" range
available from Imaginarium Designs website.
Lots of techniques -  with distressing, embossing and stamping.

"Mini Book & stand - Available from "Imaginarium Designs"
Together, forever LOVE"

Imaginarium Designs Chipboards are
ID mini words "together,forever" IDW0007
ID mini word - "LOVE" IDW0036
ID MINI book and Stand - (new release)
ID Mini Skelton leaves - (new release)
ID Mini frame - IDT0002
ID Vine leave flourish - (new release)
other materials used are
G45 papers- Curtain call, Fashionista, Botanicabella
Meg's Garden vintage image
Seam binding ribbon
Distress stains and  distress inks
Prima flowers, mini flowers
Diecut - spellbinders fancy tags,
Martha Stewart vine leaves punch, fancy doily edging.
Kaisercraft script wrinting stamp
Tim Holtz embossing folder
Embossing powder,
gesso, gold paint.
Glossy accents

Back of mini book is embossing & distressed.
I wanted to create a textured cover, produced with
a Tim Holtz embossing folder, embossing powder and
distress inks and stains
Corner framed on stand are so to be available -new releases

Mini Stand is painted, distressed inked and stamped.

ID Mini Frame - IDT0002 (green inked)
ID Mini Skelton Leaves  (new  release item)
Die cut - Spellbinders fancy tags (brown distress inked, under the green frame)

My 2nd project is dedicated to the City of Love - PARIS
I call this project
"A room with a view - Paris"

My dream is to visit PARIS one day, I want to experience
this beautiful city and experience this view from my hotel window.
OHH....one day !!!! my dream will come true........but for now
I can only look at this page I have created.

"A Room with a View - PARIS"

ID Chipboard - window with lattice & shutter - IDS0016
ID Mini alpha chipboards - IDA005

Painted the chipboard with gesso, then applied texture paste
to give a rustic texture to the chipboard,
inked the edges with chalk inks.
The alphas are inked with Bamboo & Brown chalk inks
and glossy accents on top.
Imaginairum Designs chipboards are
Window shutter and lattice - IDS0016
Mini Alphas IDA005

other materials used
Papers - Prima Pixie Glen collection
Kaisercraft blossoms,
May arts Vine ribbon
Prima - Vine flowers
Tim Holtz die cut - Tattered florals
Lace, Film slides, cream card stock,
distress inks, glittermist.
Vintage image of Paris (old postcard)

I wish you all a Happy Love Day - Happy Valentine's Day.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and 
have found some inspiration.
Don't forget to check out "Imaginarium Designs" blog
there is a great competition for this month to win some great
"ID Chipboards".
Join the NING site and leave comments on the ID Blog and facebook
for your chance to win win win........
thanks for looking and have a great happy day.
Cheers Adriana XXXX

Monday, February 13, 2012

Meg's Garden DT Feb - Vintage Valentine

Design Team Project for Meg's Garden for Feb 2012
Check out all products from Meg's Garden Website here
and visit Meg's garden Blog here. Check out all the other
DT members projects for this month.

My DT Projects for this month were so much fun to create.
The theme was anything "Victorian" or "Vintage".
I decided that since February is the month of LOVE,
with Valentine's Day on the 14th,
I based my projects on this and call them
"Vintage Valentine".

I created a Valentine Frame, a Mini Vintage Valentine Book &
a Vintage Valentine Tag.

My Vintage Valentine - Frame, tag and Vintage Valentine Mini Book
Feb 2012

Cover of Vintage Valentine Mini Book

Inside pages  2 & 3

Inside  pages 4 & 5

Back cover & Front cover

Text inside the book reads
" I feel like you and I were made for
each other and the universe always intended
for out paths to cross. I love you
more than anything
Happy Valentine's day.
You've helped me through the rough times,
been there to share in the joys,
Cheered me up when I've felt sad
and supported me in everything I do.
Thank you for being the wonderful man that you are
I love you so very much.

Wishing you a very
Happy Valentine's Day
I'm so glad that you are mine."

Meg's garden material used for MINI BOOK:
La belle Jardin mini paper stack
German gold scrap & gold corners .
Ornate mini chipboard frame
Lace round doilies.
Mini pink & white roses, Pink paper roses,
Velvet flowers , Forget me not flowers.
Vintage lovers collage images,
Lace, Music collage ATC sheets,
assorted ribbons available from meg's garden.

The book I made myself using chipboard and a 
Tim Holtz die - Distress Doily.
for the edges.

My next project is a Vintage Valentine Frame

I'm so glad that you are mine
Happy Valentine's Day.
Meg's Garden materials used for VINTAGE FRAME:
La Belle Jardin papers available from Meg's garden.
Lace round Doily
Meg's Garden Ornate Chipboard frame.
Meg's garden vintage lovers image
Transparency - cherish,
Beaded Hat Pin,
Mini pink & white roses, velvet flowers,
forget me not flowers,
Lace, Ribbons, Pink paper flowers,
German scrap corner gold.
Other items: Kaisercraft wooden frame,
Melissa Frances ornate flourish.
muslin and white paint.

My Vintage Valentine TAG.

Meg's garden materials used

Meg's garden - Le Bell Jardin papers
Lace, ribbons, paper roses, Lace Round Doily,
String of pearls, Velvet ribbon.
Other items: Cardstock, Kaisercraft blossoms
& diamontes.

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day.
Thanks for looking at my creations and
hope that you have found some inspiration
to create something special for your Valentine.
Cheers Adriana XXXX  

Saturday, February 11, 2012

TCR#97 - To Paris with LOVE

Hi there!!!  Bonjour!!!!
"To Paris with Love"
The Color Room palette is now out  #97.
                                                              The Color Room Blog

Here is the sketch and colours are 
Chocolate Brown, Dusty Burgundy, Royal Blue & Cool Cream.
I just love these colours, so vintage & so beautiful.
I followed the sketch a bit  and created a Paris theme.
One day I will visit this beautiful city -
the city of LOVE.

Imaginarium Designs chipboards used:

check it out here  Imaginarium Designs Blog

ID frame -  IDFR0001
Effiel Tower - ID (new product)
Embellishement IDS0013

Images are from Magic Moonlights,
flowers and lace from my stash of many
lace, seam binding.
distress stains and inks 

Have a great weekend everyone.
Enjoy the love.
Cheers Adriana XX

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kaisercraft Sketch Feb #1

Your Journey has just begun

Using the beautiful papers of "Sweet Nothings"from  Kaisercraft. 
I just love these papers
so vintage, with precious tones of apricot / pinks and browns. 

Here is the sketch for inspiration from kaisercraft.

I haven't play for a long time at Kaisercraft, their gallery blog doesn't work, 
I can't seem to load my pictures in the members gallery, so I haven't play. 
I do believe they know about this problem.

I have also entered this page in 
"Bird is the word" - Challenge - "Journey"
I just love their challenged words,
great inspirational words.

Thanks for looking,
have a great week everyone.
Cheers Adriana XX :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Winner at Bird is the Word - Promise

Some great news, I just found out my layout
for the word - PROMISE
was pick for the winner prize.
Thankyou for all who voting for my layout.
This is a nice surprise.
Please check out the other layouts who are also featured
so many wonderful layouts

Bird is the word

Here is my layout of my DD

Winner of "Bird is the word" - Promise Feb 2012
Thanks for looking :)
Adriana XXX

Imaginarium Designs - Competition Feb 2012

Competition time at Imaginarium Designs

We have THREE great prizes to give away in February!
1st prize is AU$50 worth of Imaginarium Designs chipboard
2nd prize is AU$25 worth of Imaginarium Designs chipboard
3rd prize is AU$25 worth of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.


*** Head over to our NING SITE and become a member.
***Put our ID NING BADGE on your blog
***Like us on FACEBOOK
Leave a comment on this ID POST letting us know that you did it with
a link to your blog.

The more things from the list above that you can do, the more chances
you have to win!

Share the love - tell your friends
We love to giveaway ID Chipboard!

Check out the DT new projects on the Imaginarium Designs Blog
and leave comments on their projects also.
Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects

Thanks for looking :)
Adriana XXXX 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Kaisercraft projects

Just a quick post to mark the 1st anniversary of my blog. WOW. Time flies.
12 months ago I decided to create my blog,

1. - it is a great way to show and tell your projects to everyone around the world.
2. - it is a great way to meet creative and talented.

Thankyou to all my loyal followers and for joining my blog.
Life would not be the same without this electronic form of communication.
It is taken me around the world, meeting so many talented creatives.

I have created the following items for the "Kaisercraft" store in Adelaide.
using the range - Sweet Nothings"  I just love this range of papers. so gorgeous. 
Kaisercraft projects -"Sweet Nothings"

also created this bird cage,

Thanks for looking, also Many thanks to my loyal followers and
to the followers who leave comments on my blog
I truly appreciate them all.
Have a great week everyone. :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

Friday, February 3, 2012

"White with 1" Feb 2012

"White with 1" challenge this month is

3 photos + Yellow + white

Here is my take on the challenge

 Please check out the other DT members layouts here

Remember - WW1 - Feb 2012

"Imaginarium Designs"  chipboard flourishes (IDFL0011)  and word (IDW0007) "remember"
Images are from "Meg's Garden"Vintage French girls collage sheet.
Big Yellow (4) flower blooms are from "Funtoolas"

Thanks for looking and 
have a great weekend.
Cheers Adriana XXXX