Thursday, May 19, 2016

A colorful card with DCWV

Hello !

A quick post about a card I made a while ago (but didn't show I don't know why...) with the Little Miss stack by DCWV. Unusually, I made this card blank. No sentiment at all. Open for any kind of occasion.

It's a 6"x6"card, with a 1/4" border, papers outlined with pink gel pen, few cut out designs, and two doilie dies by Sizzix. 

As it's blank, I could use it for a baby girl, a birthday, friendship or else.

Thanks for stopping by, and see you soon for another project !

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Stateside collection travel book with DCWV

Hi crafters from the world !

Today is all about my traveling into the States, apart from my life in Texas few years ago. I did travel a little bit, sometimes by plane, sometimes by car, even by RV once ! 
I made an album, not with all the pictures taken during these trips (too many to count), but with those I liked the most in the different places I visited. And it's not a complete album either because I will (or I hope I will) be traveling in the USA again in the future. 

For this travel book, I use the 6"x 8" Stateside travel journal by DCWV, with other products from this collection, as postcards, sentiment stack, pin and stickers set, die cut tag stack, cork word stickers, and stamp stickers.

Love, love, love these cork stickers ! And the small pins look like the ones from google map, that's really cute !

Can you guess the towns on the map ? Let me help you...From left to right : Anaheim CA, Las Vegas NV, San Antonio TX, Galveston TX, New Orleans LA, New York NY, Toronto ON

The travel journal comes with premade pockets, where you can slip whatever you want. Above I put a postcard, and below some tags.

Here again the cork sticker... and you probably recognize this picture of me from some of my profiles(love this picture, my daughter took it in Vegas). I added washi tape from the journal kit on the picture on the right.

Grand Canyon, Joshua trees on the Highway 40 (near Lake Havasu), and balconies in New Orleans...

Some around the edges journaling with outlined cork stickers...

I cut the black and white designs from a sentiment sheet, it really pop from the black this way.

I need to complete this book, so I 've got several options to do so :
1- I live again in Houston and travel from here in the US
2- I become a famous designer and a company hire me in the US
3- You love my work so much that you invite me for a workshop in the US.

Which one it's gonna be ?

See you soon... (I will probably not have the answer next time)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mixed Media altered canvas

Hello !

This month I decided to participate to the Berry71bleu moodboard challenge :

 I went to the dark side to create this altered canvas... All the embellishments were covered with black gesso before adding small brushes of Antique Gold and Rose Gold High Impact paints.
I glued some teared book pages to the 5"x7" canvas before covering it with white gesso, then spray Gold and Festival glimmer mists.

The mesh came from a Christmas roll, cut, painted with black gesso and spray with the same mists than the background.
I add white gesso to lace and fabric before spray them with Crocheted doily mist.
The butterflies (Maya Road) and the wood word had the same treatment than the flowers.

Gold microbeads are the final touch to this canvas. I glued them with gel medium, and all the other embellishments with Fabri-Tac (Beacon Adhesives).

Thank you to take some time to review this post. I hope you like what you saw.

See ya !

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gorjuss Birthday card

Today my lovely daughter is 15 ! The least I could do was to create a card for her...
So I pulled out an old but cherished paper pad by K&Company, a beautiful Gorjuss stamp and my Copic markers to wish her an happy birthday...

I also made a killer vanilla cheesecake with a ginger cookies crust, and I will give you the recipe if I have enough comments asking for it on this post !

Have a great day !

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

DCWV May challenge card

Bonjour !

I'm so late to show you this card ! I made it for the DCWV sketch challenge of May, and it was super easy and super quick to do so !
I use a pretty dark pink cardstock to make the 6x6 card base, cut a 5 1/2" square in yellow cardstock, and adjust a 6x6 In Stitches paper into a 5 1/4" square. I trace a faux stitches circle with white gel pen, and add faux stitches around the edge of the square too. Some Recollections stickers and I was done !

Compare this card to sketch :

You will have until the end of this month to play with this sketch and send your card to DCWV.
Have fun and see you soon !

Monday, May 9, 2016

Canvas Corp Crew 4x4 canvas

Hello fellows !

You maybe noticed a blinking logo on the left column of this blog ? It's my DT member blinkie form Canvas Corp Brands ! CCB gather differents brands, including Canvas Corp, 7Gypsies and Tattered Angels.

For the second lucky year, I'm part of their incredible crew, and like last year I was challenged to create a small 4x4 canvas to represent me. The one I created is very different from last year's canvas (see it there), it got a baroque/shabby look with vibrant colors :

Of course I used Canvas Corp Brands on it ! The canvas itself is from Canvas Corp, the chipboard are from a 7Gypsies collection, and the paints/inks from Tattered Angels : Antique Gold high impact paint on the angel (Prima Marketing), Silver Sugar glimmer mist on the chipboards, Merlot Gold glimmer mist for the canvas, Leaf baseboard paint and Sun sisters glimmer mist on the metal leafs, plus Gold Antique high impact and White high impact paint over stencils (Art is and Grid by TCW) on the background.
Take a closer look at the the textures :

You can see all the lovely canvas the Crew made on the CCB blog. It's gonna be another fun year playing with the CCB products !

Thanks for stopping by !
See you soon with new projects...

Friday, May 6, 2016

Prima Marketing DT call 2016 : my application

It's not a secret, I do love Prima Marketing products, since I started scrapbooking ages ago. It's not a secret either that I would love to be on their DT...
So today I will show you several Prima based projects I made during the year (I did use Prima products on a bunch of creations, but I cannot show all of them in one post...), and this will be linked to my application email !

I'm very proud of this one : this layout was featured on the Prima's blog 

Few different projects :

and here is my last project, made for the May Build-a-Page challenge (see my blog's post here) :

Flowers, papers, ribbons, laces, stamps, dies, beads, metal or wood or resin embellishments, stencils and masks, crystals, pastes, ATC... I love and use them all !

Thanks for stopping by and taking some time to review this post ! I hope you enjoyed what you saw and please wish me luck for this application...