This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Layout and Card - Zeus and Zoe

Hello Everyone

Happy Friday! I am sure that you are looking forward to the weekend, as much as I am! Roll on weekend!

I hope you have been checking all the wonderful projects for May. There has really been some super inspiration from the Zeus and Zoe DT.

I have a page and a card to share with you. Let's start with my layout.

This page is about me and only "Denise".  This is not about me the mother of Joe, or the wife to Johann, this is just about me! Sometimes I have to remind myself that there is a Denise and not just a mother and wife, and that Denise needs to exist also. So this page is to remind me to care for myself too, because if I don't nurture myself, then I will almost certainly just fade away! Do you sometimes feel like that too?

I used the beautiful trim from May Arts, it really is so versatile.

I really experimented with my background and first applied a thin layer of gesso. Then I stuck down some of the wonderful oldsie pages from the Zeus and Zoe kit, and then spritzed with 3 different colours over it. On top of that I threw course salt and allowed it all to dry.  Once dry, I removed all the salt and was left with a wonderful palette to work with. Maybe give this a try sometime...

For my second little project, I created a card using Couture Creations.

I used an embossing folder as well as a diecut. Here is a close-up for good measure.

Don't forget to enter the May Challenge for your chance to win prizes from May Arts and Couture Creations!

Have a great Friday and weekend!!


  1. Hello Lady :D
    That layout is so cool... love what you did on the background page.. will have to give it a try... looks amazing.
    The card is just so beautiful and the flowers are gorgeous...
    Two fabulous projects... love them both.

  2. Beautiful layout Denise & stunning card!! You sure are on a roll!!!

  3. both of your projects are so stylish and elegant! you added so many beautiful details on your LO!

  4. Wow beautiful lo and card. I love how you framed your photo in the lo.

  5. Fabulous work! Love the design on your layout! Very clever!

  6. Gorgeous projects Denise! Such a pretty photo of yourself! Love all the sweet blossoms!

  7. Beautiful layout and card Denise.