We have big stuff planned for you this week, and we are so excited to get things going! Bella Blvd is teaming up with Petaloo for a week full of inspiration. We have a group of our Bella designers that have mixed Petaloo fun flowers, ribbons, and brads into our projects. And the Petaloo designers have been busy mixing Bella's collections and embellishments into their projects. We have loads of projects to share with you, and we are going to start the week off with projects from designers Diane Payne and Jenny Evans!
“Friend” card, by Diane Payne.
For a quick and easy I layered the flowers onto small squares and arranged them in a grid. The bright colors of the Sunshine & Happiness collection created the perfect background for my grid.
Sunshine & Happiness: Popsicle Kisses, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers, Red Flowers, Gulf Squares, Outdoors
“Loves Me” card, by Diane Payne.
To create this card, I layered two flowers in different shades and topped them off with one of our crocheted flowers. I cut a few petals off the flower and glued them to the bottom of the card to tie in with the "loves me, loves me not" theme.
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Cotton Candy; High Five Alpha Stickers: Piggy Punch; Crochet Flowers: Poppy
“My Happy Place”, by Diane Payne.
I thought it would be fun to create a banner with the flowers so I cut some in half and layered them under my patterned paper and photo. To give them a finished look I added buttons and a crocheted heart to the center. For the title, I chose a variety of letter stickers and chipboard pieces in varying colors, sizes and styles.
Sunshine & Happiness: Popsicle Kisses, Petal Power, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Boy: Just a Note; Birthday Girl: Chipboard Icons; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Saltwater; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Punch, Ice; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue, Green, Yellow; Designer Tape: Pink Flowers, Yellow Chevron, 12mm Combo; Button Market: Bursts, Blues, Hot Pink Flowers; Crochet Hearts: Bell Pepper, Punch
Canvas Floral Art, by Diane Payne.
For the floral art piece I selected the beautiful wood grain paper from the Love and Marriage collection for the background. I wanted my canvas to have a natural organic look so I transferred the wood grain pattern to the back of a piece of canvas with adhesive. To transfer the paper, lay the pattern you want to transfer onto the sticky side of the canvas and rub it with a bone folder or credit card - press hard and be sure to rub the entire surface. Next, lightly score lines into the paper and then spray with water. Begin rubbing the paper until it comes off the canvas. Continue spraying with water and rubbing the paper until all the paper is removed. Set it aside to dry.
Once my canvas was dry I hand-stitched around the edge of the canvas and inked the edges to distress it before adhering it to a sturdy board with glue. To give the flowers some dimension, I layered them in three sizes and topped off each one with a button in a coordinating color. To finish the piece off I added a banner and greeting and placed it directly below the flowers.
Love and Marriage: Smokeys In Love; Sunshine & Happiness: Petal Power; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; Button Market: Feminine Mix, Pink Flora, Masculine Mix, Red Flowers
"Amazing Birthday" card, by Jenny Evans.
I know I am going to sound repetitive, but the Petaloo flowers match up so well with Bella! Look how gorgeous these flowers are with the Birthday Girl collection! I can't wait to give this beautiful card away!
Birthday Girl: Dancing Queen, Borders, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Button Market: Purple Flowers
"Happy Mother's Day" card, by Jenny Evans.
For this card, I decided to make the flowers the focal point. I added the chevron paper and then the trim and banner piece. I then added the Petaloo flowers, topped with Bella Blvd Buttons, and then the sentiment sticker. I just love the look of the flowers with the buttons in the center!
Spring Flings & Easter Things: Egg Hunt, Borders, Miniatures; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers
"Now and Forever" card, by Jenny Evans.
As soon as I saw these flowers, I knew I would mix them with some of the new Bella Blvd Feathers! So gorgeous together! The sentiment in the paper is subtle enough to let the beautiful feathers and flowers stand out!
Love and Marriage: Cute Cuts; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Oreo; Feathers: Cream Feathers
"Springtime" card, by Jenny Evans.
How cute are these little flowers?! I just love them paired with the Spring Flings and Easter Things collection. A sweet and simple card ready for Spring!
Spring Flings & Easter Things: Mom's Bouquet, Cute Cuts
"On A Sunny Afternoon", by Jenny Evans.
These Petaloo flowers were perfect for the Sand and Surf collection! I layered them and topped them off with some Bella buttons. They were just right for my favorite photo of my niece!
Sand & Surf: Surf's Up, Flying High, GPS, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Miniatures; Button Market: Outdoors; Flags: Vacation
We are also going to start off this week with our giveaway! One of our lucky readers will be receiving the Love and Marriage collection, including patterned papers, cardstock stickers, chipboard icons and alphas, and flags. Just leave a comment on today's post to be entered to win. You have until Thursday evening to enter, and we will announce a winner on Friday.
Now, head on over to the Petaloo blog and check out what their Design Team has created using their embellishments and our fun Bella products! They will also be hosting giveaways as well, so you won't want to miss out on those. You can also follow them on the Petaloo Facebook page. Keep coming back to both blogs all week long, because we have a ton more projects to share with you.