Saturday, August 1, 2015

Feeling Sketchy challenge #126

Hello !

What about a birthday card to start this month ?
This month challenge at Feeling Sketchy, we had a sketch with circles :


I had the perfect set of stamps (Inkadinkado) for that... It's the same I used for this layout. The technique of this card is not complicated, you just need to be careful. Take a look first :


So you probably are asking yourself how I cut the design to match the stamp, hum ?
First you need to stamp with an ink who can stay wet a long time. I used the Mix'd Media inx by Donna Salazar Design in dark gray. When it's still wet, place your already cut paper (the blue one for me) over the stamped one (the white in the picture) and press gently. The stamp will reversed on the back of your paper so you can easily cut it off ! But be careful to dry the stamp paper before doing anything else or you will have ink everywhere...

Isn't it a cool technique ? I should probably make a video out of it...
If you like the pattern papers, they came from the Coral and Navy stack by DCWV (I was lucky to receive them in my guest DT kit...), and the small birthday sticker is by Heidi Swapp.

So if you want to play with the sketch, you can upload your project to the Feeling Sketchy blog. We have a great sponsor this month : Lacy Sunshine !

See ya !


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Scrapping Clearly July sketch challenge

Hello there !

It's been a while ! I bet you had a great summertime so far, and me too. That's why you didn't see much of me...

Today I have a layout to show you, made for the Scrapping Clearly sketch challenge. Here is the sketch :



And here is my layout :


I use a very old paper kit from Heidi Swapp, along with Silver Sugar and Black Magic glimmer mists even some High Impact White Metallic paint by Tattered Angels, plus resist letters and small banner by Heidi Swapp (those two were in my DT kit).


I don't know if you can see it, but I used a Prima Marketing stencil that match the black paper...


You still have few days ahead to upload your layout and enter the drawing...

Have fun playing with your scrap goodies ! And see you soon...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Feeling Sketchy challenge #125

Hello !

We are mid July, and we have high temperature in the South of France since beginning of June ! This hot weather inspire me to create this card for the new Feeling Sketchy challenge :


I use, more or less, the provided sketch


and a digistamp from our sponsor Polkadoddles, along with a card and some papers from the Boutique Vintage stack by DCWV.

Upload your project before the end of July to enter the drawing...

Have a great summer !

Monday, July 13, 2015

DCWV layout sketch challenge

How about something very girly for this challenge ? Pink, pastel colors, flowers here they are :


Papers from the Little Miss stack (even for the title I cut with my cutting machine), flowers by I Am Roses, lace from Hobby Hobby, and some vintage photo distress ink (Ranger).

How cute are they ? I really really love this picture, it's not the first time I scrap it...

You have until the end of July if you want to play with this DCWV sketch :

July page v1

Have fun with it !

Friday, July 10, 2015

DCWV card sketch challenge

I know it's a little too late for a 4th of July card, but I made one for the DCWV sketch challenge and it's on the blog today...soooo, here it is :


It's my Texan 4th of July card ! Can you see the lonely star ? Now compare it to the sketch :

july card v1

I switched a little bit things (what a surprise...) : two tags instead of one ; no pocket but I kept the circle pattern and made a rosette out of it ; I kept the twine but not the banners.

Of course I used DCWV papers (Old world stack), the Sizzix/ Tim Holtz rosette die, blue twine (Maya Road) and some white lace found at Hobby Lobby.

Give this challenge a try, youll have until the end of July to send your project.
See you Monday to take a look at my layout for this challenge...

Have a great week end !

Thursday, July 9, 2015

C'est Magnifique Kit July challenge layout

No kids today, so time to play for me... I used the July sketch from the C'est Magnifique Kit blog to create this layout :


The picture was taken inside the Grand Baazar in Istanbul, it's the front of a spice shop.

I started by building the background : I mixed gloss gel medium with Tattered Leather glimmer mist, and sprayed it over a Prima Marketing stencil. I sprayed  Olive Vine and Tattered Leather glimmer mists randomly over the paper, as well as white Dylusions spray. Then I applied Vintage Photo distress ink (Ranger) on the edges and distressed them with scissors.

You can see a lot of different papers in the center, I sprayed them with the previous mists, added sometimes stamps, and distressed the edges also.
The metal embellishments were covered with gesso, then sprayed with Sun Sisters, Tattered Leather, Olive Vine and Baby Santa mists.



And another page for my never ending Istanbul album...

Cheers !

Monday, July 6, 2015

An altered box with matching tea bags

Summertime !

School finally ended in France ! I did a little something for my youngest daughter's teacher that I gave her on Friday. It's an altered tin box filled with homemade tea bags :


The tin was olive green, so I decided to start with a matching paper I found deep in my stash (very old Colorbok kit) to cover the box. I used a Sizzix die for the brown design, lace from Hobby Lobby (yes, I still have some even if moved 2 years ago...) and flowers (I Am Roses, Petaloo, Prima Marketing) sprayed with Tattered Leather and Olive vine glimmer mists (Tattered Angels).
I filled myself each tea bag with Turkish Apple Tea and made the tag with a punch (Marvy Uchida).
I stamped each tag with Martha Stewart alpha stamp.


I hope you had a great 4th of July week end. see you soon for more scrap projects !