******First Id like to say that Im the type of crafter that likes what she likes and goes to the beat of that drum. I cannot tell you which company makes the paper that I use or whose name is on my inking sponges. So with that in mind the only name dropping in my blog will be that of Ezee Pzee ~OF COURSE~and my favorite scrapbooking stop APOS. *****
So lets begin my journey:
I opened my box and was so excited with everything that I found! The first thing I did~after my picture with "the box" was to light the apple scented candle in my orange room and was inspired by apples. So I started with my apple project. I began with a glass vase. I painted the Ezee Pzee apples with acrylic paint and used my favorite markers and glitter glue to finish the detail. I didnt use the basket and saved the tree from this collection for a different project. I added a picture of my daughter playing in the farm room at Kid City in Middletown Connecticut. The perfect apple picture :) I backed the picture and my Ezee Pzee's with red cardstock and stuck them on the back of the vase with adhesive. I also adhered 2 apples to the front of the vase. Then I took a beaded red Christmas garland and an apple bouquet from the dollar store to fill the vase. As a last touch I added a little red glitter glue to the rim of my project for a little extra sparkle <3
Then I began work on my birch bark basket. I took a piece of birch bark and cut it to the size that I wanted for my basket. I wrapped around a pillar candle to shape it. I used weldbond glue and clamped it overnight to dry with clips. I did the same for the lid of the basket. Then I cut the bottom and top of the lid to size from the birch and glued them together. I used a book for weight and let it dry overnight as well. I cut a piece of leather the same size to line the bottom of the basket when its finished. In the morning I soaked sweetgrass that I had picked a couple of years ago in my tub to make it pliable and easy to work with. Once it was wet and smelling sooo good I tied it with red string and adhered it to the top and bottom of my basket. Then I adhered a small strip of leather to the top and a little wider one around the middle. Then I adhered my leather maple leaf Ezee Pzee to the center of the basket. Its sooo beautiful!
Next is my first canvas!!!! I LOVE this one!!!!! My Tree!!! I used acrylic paint, brown and black, and painted it to make my canvas look like a tree trunk. Then I added pictures of my family backed with cardstock, the Ezee Pzee tree from the apple collection~which I colored with my favorite markers, Ezee Pzee leaves~both chipboard and leather~, some rubbery leaf stickers, and a couple of vellum stickers too. Last I added diecuts I made with my cricut machine. This one is hanging in my orange room!\
Next was a 12x12 layout. I used corkboard as a background on this one to match the Ezee Pzee Dezign Team badge in the box. I decided it would be a good idea to share some of the Ezee Pzee projects that I had already completed on this layout. Not forgetting to ink all my edges, I backed some of my pics with cardstock and some with leather.
This next one is a canvas. I apologize, I forgot to take pics along the way on this one. I painted the canvas with shiny acrylic paint and also painted my Ezee Pzees at the same time. I also used my favorite markers and glitter glue to decorate them. On the Radio Flyer wagon I used google images and printed a picture to cut the logo off of it and adhere it to my Ezee Pzee. Its too cute! I included the Ezee Pzee gift box from a different collection and a little doll that I got at the DS for a $. I added a picture of my daughter sleeping in her castle bed, and backed it with cardstock after inking the edges. I added a few stickers and voila~ Dreaming a Christmas Dream was complete!
Next was my refigerator magnets. I had been making sooo many Christmas cards that I was wanting something different. So I decorated 2 Ezee Pzees with acrylic paint, my favorite markers and glitter glue. I adhered magnets to the back and stuck them on the fridge!
Now I have two 12x12 layouts left to share!!! I split the movie collection into 2 projects~
The first, I drew a filmstrip on my 12x12 cardstock. painted my Ezee Pzees, with metallic black acrylic paint and added photos and stickers! I inked the edges of my page and Love it!!!!
My last project includes my Grandson Jaxson. On Wednesdays he comes to my house and always enjoys popcorn and movies! I cut the popcorn box that was in "the box" and backed my pic with cardstock. I painted the popcorn with acrylic paint, and the same with the little Ezee Pzee popcorn box. I added my photo and stickers!!!
I had so much fun creating these projects and using my Ezee Pzee's in some new ways. I just cant wait till the next one and my next big Reveal!!!! See you all soon!!!!