Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tags for Imaginarium Designs

Hello friends on this eve of the year 2013...!

Today I bring you a short post with two Tags that I created as birthday gifts.
On both Tags I used stencils and texture paste to add some interest, they were inked using several colours of Distress Inks.

I used the embossing powders from the Industrial Chic set from Lindy's Stampgang on the Balloons. I first embossed them with the embossing powders and after heat setting I misted with a grey and a black mist.

Small Balloons
IDT 0010

IDP 0079

Kerry Flourish Tiny
IDT 0028


I painted the corners with Distress Paints, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge and a little Black Soot.

The flowers and flourishes were painted with Bundled Sage, Forest Most, Black Soot and a little Fire brick on the flower Heads. I also covered it all with a coat of Glossy Accents.

Flowers and Birds
IDS 0026

S Swirl Corners
IDC 0004

Denise's Small Flourish 3
IDDD 003

I would love to take the importunity to thank  Jane, Natalie and all my Team mates for all the love and support they have shown me during the past year! May I wish you all a prosperous New Year hoping all your dreams will come true! Be save and I will see you all again in 2014!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Decorations with Tresors de Luxe

Hello dear friends on a very chilly and wet 'summers' day in South Africa! With Christmas nearing us at an alarming speed, I just had to dress up some X-mas decorations with some delicious laces from the Tresors de Luxe etsy shop...

First up is this adorable little penguin who looked very lost and alone without any festive clothes on...after a party hat and some laces and flowers, he is now ready to welcome friends and visitors on my shelve with all the other X-mas characters!

I used two different laces on him, the links will be at the end of each project. Also added some rhinestones for some added bling.

This is one piece of it is nearly 5 ' broad, it created a perfect coat for Mr Penguin...

The flowers were layered using different appliqués cut from the lace...

The first layer of this flower was created by using the bottom scallops as seen in the next photo...

More flourishes from the lace and some Acrylic flowers with white Pearls add the finishing touches to his hat...

White fabric lace trim 
GL 003

Venice lace trim
LA 113

White Acrylic flower spray with white pearls
PF 028


Next up are two wooden X-mas trees that were also adorned with various Tresors de Luxe laces...

I opted to leave the laces the original white colour, thinking that it looked like snow on my 'African' tree...I also pulled the curved lace taut resulting in the loops having some dimension.

Added tear-drop shaped pearls to the lace.

Again used pink and white fabric flowers together with a few strands of white fabric flower sprays with white pearls.

The base was also covered with pieces of lace.

Dusty Shabby Chic Roses
PF 018

White Shabby Chic Fabric Roses
PF 016

White Fabric Flower with white pearls
PF 026

White Venice Lace
LA 023

White Venice Lace 
LA 040

My favourite...On this red tree I used the soft pink lace and some of the dangling flower lace that I coloured with some Lindy's Stampgang mist A Bit of Bubble.

A few fabric flowers and leaves were all that was needed, for me a very elegant looking tree....

Again it just needed a few Rhinestones to add a little bit of sparkle!

Pink Venice lace trim
LA 123

Ivory Venice Trim
LA 025

I hope you enjoyed my posting for today...please be sure to visit Lucy's etsy shop for her amazing laces, flowers and embellishments....

Greetings from Patricia Basson.

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~Author Unknown

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Altered Tissue Box for Tresors de Luxe

Good Morning Friends...

Hope to find you all doing well and ready for my next project done for Tresors de Luxe! I have altered a Tissues box for my kitchen...and this is how it turned out. I had three different laces out to use, but in the end only used one, as this lace is about 7 " broad, I was able to cut out so many appliqués and trims that I did not have to use any other lace...

{ Double click for closer look}

I used Maja Design Papers that I layered and different resin products from Prima as well.

I sprayed all my laces with Lindy's Stampgang Starburst, Clam Bake Beige. Also added the half Pearls and did some lacing on the corners.

This is the top of the lace that I cut of and placed opposite the layer making it look as if the paper 'grows' from the lace.

Side two...also with various appliqués. The rose buds are all from Lucy's store and are just the most amazing fabric flowers. 

The brown flowers were actually two white Carnation Flowers that I took apart, sprayed with LSG, Long John's Silver Moon Shadow Mist and layered behind the Prima embellishments.

One short side of the box, again with the top trim of the lace and some added appliqués...

The Prima pieces were all misted with LSG  Starburst, Wild Honeysuckle Coral and Moon Shadow Mist, Treasure Island Turquoise.


This is the lace and flowers that I used from the Tresors de Luxe etsy shop...For today only there is a 15 % discount on all purchases, make sure you take advantage of this will be worth your while! The shop is stocked on a regular basis with new and exciting items and when you see what is on offer, you will understand why Lucy's laces will be adorning the costumes of Disney-worlds characters!!!!

Ivory Fabric Lace trim
GL 010

White Carnation Flower
FL 053

Maja Papers:
Fika, Kaffe Tack

This is me, Patricia Basson saying thank you for your visit...till a next time...

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

~ Smiles ~ A LO for Zeus and Zoe...

Hello Zeus and Zoe friends...

Today's post is bitter sweet for me as it will be my last one as a member of Zeus and Zoe...I would love to thank Marivic and the ZZ team for having me on-board these past few months! I have had to think out of my comfort box a few times to showcase items from my Design Team package resulting in some interesting off the page items! It was such a joy to work with some amazing vintage products. I will be keeping a close watch on what the remaining and new team will be creating and wish them one and all the very best for the future!!!

This page of my son Francois, was made with papers that came in my kit...I used a sheet as background, after slapping some medium onto it and also used the amazing book pages that I received...They, together with the vintage post cards must have been the highlight of my package for me...I used them as the strips, matting and also cut the Pediments with them.

The words 'Smiles and Happiness' as well as the Die-cut paper Rosettes, come from one of the patterned papers from my kit as do the brown flower, 'believe' and the jewel embellishment.

What I loved most about the book pages was that they were naturally aged and distressed! Apart from the little bit of black stamping, I did not add any colour to it, it's all 'natural'!

To add some extra texture to the page, I first used a stencil and Picket Fence Distress Stain to create the first layer of paints...after drying it I used another stencil and texture paste. Leaving the stencil in place, I sprayed over the texture paste with Lindy's Stampgang Starburst spray, Screaming Banshee Black which has a beautiful Blue undertone...I used the residue on the stencil on various areas of the background as well! I did some stamping with Black Soot Distress Paint...I prefers using Distress Paint for it gives a good coverage and after drying, does not smear should you use more wet medium on the page.

This then is it for me...I hope that in a small way I may have encouraged you to visit the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop and have Marivic custom design a package for you...

Patricia Basson saying Goodbey with these words...

Don't be dismayed at goodbyes.
  A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.  
And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, 
is certain for those who are friends. 
~Richard Bach~
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