Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spellbinders DT Contest Projects Revealed!

Here are the projects you've been waiting for! OK, maybe not, but look at them anyway! {grin} These are the projects I created for the Spellbinders Design Team Contest, Rounds 1 and 2. For Round 1 we could make a card, a layout, or an altered item. I, naturally, chose to make a card.

It's a thing of beauty, right?! I love how this card turned out, but I'll never be able to mail it to anyone! It's like a superstar card that will live on my desk!

I started out with the little stamped bird cage (My Cute Stamps). I colored it with Copics and then cut it out with Spellbinders circle Nesties. So simple, but how was that going to be a winning entry?!

I had just purchased the Basic Grey Curio papers and the Spellbinders Nestie lacy squares dies, so decided to use those for the card. I also had a bit of matching twill from Really Reasonable Ribbon that I wanted to use. But the card still wasn't a winner!

I found some roses in my stash, which matched the colors, and added those, plus some Stickles for a bit of glitter. Then I found some matching pearls in a bin. I decided to add the oval sentiment to give the card some balance.

I decorated the inside with another lacy square and a Hero Arts stamp. And gobs of cardstock!

So there you have it, my Round 1 project! {cue angel choir}

For Round 2 we were instructed to make a 12x12 page layout. Yikes! I have not scrapped much in the last year, so I started to panic. I finally made a page, but I was not 100% happy with it. I showed it to my dh and my BFF and they both said, "Great page, but it's not a Spellbinders page." Oh boy! So, I went back to the drawing board and came up with this page.

I used Spellbinders Nestie circles, lacy circles, and scallop circles for the banner and journaling blocks. The paper is Pink Paislee Queen Bee. I have to thank my dh who suggested the photo. He took this photo when we were in Paris in 2007, and it goes perfectly with the papers. And yes, I do make my pages first and then add photos! Don't ask me why, but that's how I scrapbook! I always get the page idea first, and then need to find a photo to fit! I always say, "This scrapbooking thing would be so much more fun if I did not have to add photos!"

The "wow" part of this page is the flowers. I made the "newsprint" flowers by using the Spellbinders Blossom 2 dies to cut old book pages, in various sizes. I then created flowers with the die cuts. I sprayed each flower with glimmer mist, and added some Stickles. All of the other paper flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I added some glitter to those as well. I placed a few pearls here and there to finish it off.

There you have it! My entries into the contest. I cannot show you my final projects, but hopefully you will see them at some point in the future! Hope you enjoyed looking!

14 comments:

  1. absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. Wow! It's so elegant. I love it!

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  3. these are exactly why you are now on the DT!!!!
    they are so lucky to have you girlfriend :)

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  4. soooooo beautiful....woot woot....you my dear are a talented chickie!

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  5. Beautiful work. You are amazing.

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  6. congrats Gloria. These are wonderful and I am blown away by the newsprint roses. Never thought about scrapping then adding the pictures, might give it a go!
    Linbyx

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  7. Wow!!! No secret why they chose you is there? Amazing projects -- I love them both!!

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  8. Oh my these are wonderful and I do hear the angel choir =:) you are so goofy! Glad you are keeping both feet on the ground and I want to see more!! Can't wait!

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  9. So elegant and beautiful, I love this card, the colours...gorgeous.
    I have not scrapped for ages...this is beautiful, and I love the spray of flowers..stunning.
    I award you 1st place
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  10. magnifique carte, magnifique page, et les fleurs wow !!!!!

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  11. Absolutely stunning! I know why they picked you!

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  12. Gloria,

    You did an AMAZING job with this entry! You definitely get your use out of your Spellbinder's dies...and what a COMMERCIAL for them! This layout makes me want to go out and buy them all! (oh AND go to Paris, lol).

    Congrats, girlfriend!

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  13. Beautiful and it makes me want to go but the spellbinder blossom die, so to me that's a winning project. I think you're extremely talented and wish you the best of luck. I'll miss seeing your lovely/rebellious creations over at 365 cards.

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  14. Oh Gloria - congrats girlfriend! Your card and layout are both amazing. Of course, I knew they would be. I am so happy for you. You are so talented - you definitely deserve it! You know what I love? I love that you don't have false modesty. I love that you loved your card and admitted that it was so good that you want to keep it on your desk! Your honesty is so refreshing! I hope I get to see what else you made for Spellbinders sometime soon. Have fun with all your DT endeavors! Blessings!

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