Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Ezee Pzee Design Team Project Reveal

The January Ezee Pzee kit consisted of several die-cuts, with some extra items which included a die-cut of wheat, a piece of slate and a feather. There was a caveat attached that we had to use all the items in our kit.

Lovely wooden album covers were included with our kits and I took my cue from that, thinking that we had to make a photo album.

Now, I must admit I am not a scrapbooker so this project was a real challenge for me. Also, we are not big "picture takers", except when we are on vacation and then they are usuallly scenic shots. I went through the pictures on my computer and selected several that I liked, resized them and printed them.

Project #1
This is the cover of the album. Since it is wooden I did not want to do too much to it. All I did was paint  it with some wood stain, added some colour to the lettering and attached the  Ezee Pzee leather Maple Leaf and a little piece of ribbon that is in the shapes of maple leafs.


My first page is of Lily (a Dachshund) and Tigger the cat. Neither of these are our pets but we agreed to babysit them while their "parents" were away.

The background is done withClearsnap's Fluid Chalk inks, the Word stamps are by Hero Arts, the paw one-unknown. The little bone is a button that I had in my stash. The curlicue and the circle are Ezee Pzee die-cuts. The curlicue is coloured with Smooch ink and the little circle is covered with Glitter Ritz to simulate a ball.
The second page I used the colours from the picture to make the background. I stamped and embossed the Impression Obsession stamp with white ink and embossing powder, went over the whole surface with Fluid Chalk ink and sprayed it with Adirondack spray, then ironed it between two sheets of newsprint to remove the embossing powder. I attached the picture to a piece of red cardstock, then to a piece of white cardstock and stamped the Inkadinkado "kisses and hugs" with Versfine ink. I coloured the paper lace to coordinate with the page and attached it to the left. The Ezee Pzee die cut flourish was embossed with Distress embossing powder and dusted with Perfect Pearls.
Page three is my son and I on a day out when we went out for supper. The background is done with pigment inks on which I stamped the flourish background with Adirondack dye ink. I then framed the picture with a coral coloured Cuttlebug embossed piece then with a blue piece and stamped a Hero Arts script stamp around the edge with Brilliance frost white.

I stamped the Inkadinkado Word Stamp with Versafine ink, added some coral fluid chalk around the word, edged it with a blue marker and attached it to the page. I took some paper flowers and stamped over them with the HA script stamp and set them aside. I coloured the Ezee Pzee flower shapes with Smooch ink then stamped them with the script stamp and Brilliance Ink and added a little pearl as the centre.
 Page four is my Husband Joe in his truck while on a visit to my Sister.  The background is fluid chalk inks, and I stamped some hearts in alabaster white to give a soft background. After placing the picture on the page, I stamped the words in white ink and embossing powder then went over them with fluid chalk ink.  The words happiness and sweet are by Inkadinkado, Ride is individual Hero Arts Alphabets and the word MY is Tim Holtz die-cuts which I embossed with red pigment ink and clear embossing powder. The final touch was to add the beautiful Ezee Pzee leather leaves from a previous kit.

Page five, another fluid chalk ink background done in the 'stamp smoosh' technique I learned from the wonderful Cathie Allan. The pictures are of myself and my cousin-in-law who has been become one of my best friends. The frames are some from my stash. The Ezee Pzee flourish was embossed with Judikins Twinkle embossing powders. I used the piece of shale on this page because it made me think about the beautiful Rocky mountains in Jasper and Banff National Parks. 


Page six is the newest addition to my family-my great-great nephew Cohen. The background is a resist done on white glossy cardstock with watermark and Big and Juicy ink brayered on top.  The large C is a Hero Arts stamp that I stamped, cut out and embossed with Judikins Twinkle embossing powder; the other letters are chipboard pieces covered with Glitter Ritz.

The little buggy is a Cuttlebug embossed piece that I rubbed Tsukineko Versamagic Ink over to highlight the raised portions. The Ezee Pzee photo corners were painted with acrylic paint and Smooch ink and a gem added. The little rattle was an item I had in my embellishment container. 

Page seven is from a camping trip to Jasper and yes it really did snow in July!
The background is iridescent paper that I embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I punched out the border with a Martha Stewart punch and added it to the top and bottom. The letters are a Tim Holtz die cut that I covered with Stickles. 

The Ezee Pzee tree was coloured with Smooch ink and the little pearls added. I used my labeler machine to print out Jasper National Park.
 In August 2010 we had a family reunion with my Sister, Brother-in- Law, their children and grandchildren. This picture is their 3 daughters and oldest son. The background is another resist page with the Big and Juicy ink brayered on glossy white cardstock. The letters at the top of the page and the jewelled flourish are stickers that I found at the dollar store. Instead of framing the image with cardstock I took a mica tile and stamped and embossed a Magenta butterfly on the edges. I adhered it over the photo with glossy accents.

 I coloured some glossy cardstock and stamped the Hero Arts stamp on it and punched it out to add to the bottom left. The Ezee Pzee flower die-cuts were inked with pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder, and the same Hero Arts stamp was used to add the words. I coloured three buttons with a Krylon leafing pen and glued them to the flowers.
Every year we spend the September Labour day weekend with my Husband's side of the family. We play games and share lots of good times with them and our extended family.

For this page I chose a shaving cream background and stamped a Magenta Flourish stamp with Versafine ink. The Lost and Found frames and PSX and Inkadinkado words were stamped and embossed with gold ink and embossing powder.  The Ezee Pzee die-cut was coloured with Smooch ink and the flower portion covered with Adirondack paint and a flower brad inserted in the middle.

  
Page 10.  My beloved nephew Jamie passed away suddenly in October 2010 and I  wanted to do a page in his memory. He truly loved his family and was so loved in return and we all miss him so much-we have very large holes in our hearts.

For this page I did the background in orange tones and greens. It was not until I had done it that I realized orange was one of Jamie's favourite colours.  The picture is one that my niece sent of her with Jamie and it so reflects how I think of him; smiling and joking. 

The Hero Arts words were stamped and embossed in black then fluid chalk inks applied over the top, and edged with a marker.  The frame is a piece of yellow cardstock that was embossed with a cuttlebug folder, and  fluid chalk inks applied over the top.

The Ezee Pzee tree die-cut was coloured with smooch inks and then I added some Glitter Ritz on the trunk and branches. To complete it I printed off "Jamie" and the dates on my labeler machine and attached them to the leaves.
Page eleven is a picture of my great niece and great-great nieces from Scotland and was taken at the Valley Zoo when they came for a visit.

The background was stamped with a thistle stamp and Alabaster fluid chalk and sprayed with Memories mists. I then stamped the thistle again around the bottom with green fluid chalks.  

I stamped and embossed the Sunshine Designs flower stamps several times and coloured them with coloured pencils and Smooch ink. I added a sequin to the centre of each flower. The little punch out flowers are from a piece of cardstock that I had covered with glitter. 

The word at the top is a portion of a Paper Inspirations stamp, stamped and embossed in green then covered with coral fluid chalk ink.  The Ezee Pzee die-cut was embossed with opal embossing powders and stamped into with a stamp while hot to give it dimension.

The final page is our Christmas tree taken a few years ago. I did the background with a Hero Arts pine needle stamp and fluid chalk inks. The frame is done with pigment inks and a snowflake stamp. Both were edged with markers. The chipboard letters were painted with white acrylic paint, added frosted lace Stickles then covered them with Cool Highlights Glitter Ritz. The three small snowflakes are white brads covered with Diamond Stickles. The large snowflake is an Ezee Pzee die-cut which I painted with white acrylic paint and added the Diamond Stickles over the top.
Project #2 and3  As I said at the beginning of this post, we had to use all the items in our kit so I had to come up with something to make with the remaining two items, the feather and the wheat die-cut.

The feather became an Artist Trading card. I took a ATC background piece that I had made a  year ago as the base. I stamped a Canada Goose postage stamp on glossy cardstock and placed it on the background, I attached a Maple Leaf brad and placed the feather under it and across the stamped image.

The wheat die-cut was made into a pendant. I took a pendant blank and stamped onto it with Stazon white ink. I then took the wheat die-cut and covered it with yellow pigment ink, added some Opals embossing powder and heat set it. I added Fantasy Film over this layer and clear UTEE embossing powder. Repeated this step twice and stamped into it while hot. This gave the piece a little bit of definition. I glued a gem to the top and glued the die cut to the pendant blank.


34 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOOKS GREAT!

echo143 said...

Loving all the beautiful projects!!!

Amber said...

very nice

katmac said...

Oh Rena...Welcome to "being a scrapbooker" It is beautiful! It looks like you have been doing this forever! I love the detail! Thanks for sharing...

Jen said...

Beautiful album and I love that necklace!

Stationery by Mona said...

oh what fun your project turned out to be ... good use of the Ezee Pzee package

Shelley said...

Wonderful! I particularly love the simplicity of the cover and the final pendant project. Great use of the products! And I'd never guess you weren't much of a scrapbooker

Autumn Light Designs said...

Rena, great new directions for you! Love the die cuts.

Missusg said...

fantastic job..love how you used the slate and the feather!!!

Raeven said...

WOW, you have been very busy. All of your pages are fantastic!

Meg said...

Beautiful work!

Joanne said...

Great job. Love that you included the pets too!

Carol said...

Wow you've been busy. The projects look great and the die cuts will be lots of fun.

Lisa said...

Great job!

Phyl said...

Wonderful work as usual lady. Love your happy feeling of the album.
Glad you participated
Phyllis
phylinvegas@earthlink.net

Katie said...

Beautiful work Rena! Like Dana, I am LOVING your Ezee Pzee trees! They are certainly my favorite part of your album. I just love an Ezee Pzee tree lol

Vic said...

Your projects are great. I love the wheat pendant.

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Beth Anne said...

Lovely work -- good use of the product.

Kathy's daughter said...

Great job! The Cohen page is my fav!

Kathy's daughter said...

I love the Cohen page! Very Beautiful

Liz Whitty said...

Looks great!!!!

Penny said...

Your brown and white kitty looks just like my Big Old Ben! Your project is beautiful. It looks complicated, but I want to give it a try!

april crann said...

wow you were very creative and used you item in many projects!
april waxybaby@yahoo.com

Ann said...

Some great techniques on these pages! And cool pendant!

jennypooh624 said...

Very nice work!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome Rena!! For a first time Scrap Booker......you got what it takes...You did a fine job:)
Thank you for sharing:)

cathy said...

Great job on your projects, Rena.

Anonymous said...

Rena,
Congrats on making the design team. Thanks for sharing your project!
Kathy
Scrap & Bean

Therese said...

Great job on the scrapbook!! Would never know you were not a scrapbooker!! Great projects!!!

Therese

www.tmalakart.blogspot.com

lisa said...

Beautiful, love it!!!

Lilyteaka said...

Gorgeous.

promisefaith said...

Love all the ideas!

Hugs,
Trish

Kelsey said...

Great work, lots of great inspiration here!

Debbie said...

really like the techniques that you used! TFS!