Saturday, May 25, 2013

Get in the Mood, Spring is Here!!!

Mood Boards, have you tired them yet?  This mood board posted at the Zeus and Zoe blog totally got me loving the mood and I could not stop.  I am sharing one of my happiest layouts created today on this  beautiful spring day with leading manufacture's in our paper craft industry.  Share a cheer with them all to say how magically they can contribute to a layout as a collaborative team.
starting out with the mood board
While you are at Zeus & Zoe's look at their kits for sale.
My layout features some of their May Arts ribbon and Ruby violet flower packages.
 May Arts ribbon and Couture Creations are sponsoring the May mood board.
 What did i just say?  Well look closely, I love their products.

This was a beautiful baptism day for my niece.  The spring magnolia tree had started to bloom and the white of her dress and bonnet made the photo so enjoyable.  Starting with the embellishments from the Zeus Zoe Kits, I used gesso and ink on the flowers to give them the white washed look to match the paper collection from Core’dinations Cardstock.
To continue with the spring feel to the layout I painted gesso on the chipboard by ScrapMatts and heat embossed my stamped image and sentiment  with jasmine inx/powder.  I am loving the Couture Creations embossing folders from the fresh and fun collection.  They are so natural with a tropical flair which suits my collection of photo’s

 ScrapMatts has a perfect challenge where they have asked to have stamping on your project along with their chipboard.  See how beautiful and delicate the ScrapMatts chipboard blends with my photo.  Unity Stamp Co., had the perfect stamp set for this layout, hence the title of the layout.  I am entering the color challenge at Unity, check it out.
Dream with Your Heart

Did I mention that Core'dinations Cardstock has endless possibilities?  Give yourself a treat and visit their website and blog.  Core'dinations has a library of video's and a wonderful gallery of creative artwork.  It's all about the colored core which gives you layers of texture to all of your projects.

Let me know what your favorite part is about this layout and please do visit these leader's within our industry and become members of their community.

I will be playing along with
Unity Stamp Co. monthly challenge- color challenge # 4
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Favorite Ink...a hard one to choose ...but I think my  favorite for  the type of creations I am making at the moment is ClearSnap Inks! 

Zeus and Zoe Kit embellishments:  Prima Ruby Violet & May Arts frayed floral ribbon
Core’dinations Cardstock:  Pastels,Sugar & Spice; Spotted Tillie Dots, white
Core’dinations Cardstock Whitewash collection; Basic Grey Ornate collection Mud Mask
Core’dinations Sand it set
Unity Stamps Co.
Couture Creations, Fresh & Fun Collection, Smooch
ScrapMatts: Arch Window Frame 04, Leaf Spray 01
Clearsnap, mixed media Inx Jasmine, fairy dust glitter, jasmine embossing powder
Stampendous Rose colored fragment frantage
Gesso, tulle, feathers


  1. Oh Ava what a pretty lo. Love the shabby chic feel of it!!

  2. WOW!!! Pure eye candy here! What an elegant page! It's absolutely brilliant the way you've torn the edges creating a pattern, just brilliant! The soft coloring and flowers is just wonderful, and the soft inking provides great shadow. Thank you for getting inky with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  3. What a beautiful layout Ava! Perfect interpretation of the board!!

  4. This is so precious, and utterly beautiful .... love your interpretation of the challenge, thanks for joining in Zeus and Zoe...

  5. Stunning layout! Love the subtle, delicate layers and textures! Really fantastic work! Thank you for joining us at Zeus and Zoe!

  6. Super, gorgeous page, with such gorgeous embellies and details! Sweet photo too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Zeus and Zoe! ;-)

  7. Fabulous page! I love all the little details. Thanks for joining the challenge at Zeus and Zoe!

  8. Love it, Ava. The spirit of the LO and the photo are so in sync. -Vivian

  9. Such a pretty page! Love the sweet blooms and textures. Totally captures the mood board! Thanks for joining us at Zeus and Zoe!

  10. Ava, I love your layout! All of the texture and layers are gorgeous!! You really did a fabulous job with the mood board. Thanks so much for joining us in the June Zeus and Zoe Challenge :D

  11. Hello Ava
    This is such a beautiful and special card that will be kept for many years to come. Your textures are of a different sort to mine and Oh so beautiful - I see you like working in layers also!
    Thank you for visiting and leaving a sweet comment!

  12. your layout is sooo, so pretty! love how you used that angie girl and the sentiment. CONGRATS!!! you are the winner from this Unity Challenge. Check it out:

  13. I wanted to say again, swooooonnnn. Love your style!!!!