30 days before Christmas projects

Monday, November 13, 2017

Let it snow : a layered layout

Howdy !
I've had some news from France recently, and ski season has already begin there !I'm so jealous, here we still having 80 something degrees ! This French snow inspired me to create a new layout with a picture of my favorite mountain place that I took few yeas ago...

We have few layers in this layout... First white gesso on the wooden background, then blue embossed snowflakes, ink over stencil, white gel pen, papers and snowflakes lace paper...
I added some black distress ink to the edges as a reminder of the shadows in the picture.
The title is an white embossed stamp.

I'm gonna use this layout as a base for my next workshop (once again contact me if you are interested in one in the Houston area).
Here are some of the products I used :

I will enter this layout in the More than Words challenge, where you have to use woodgrain and outdoors as inspiration. Woodgrain is my background, and the picture is one of my favorite outdoors.

Are you already under snow ? I don't think we gonna have any here soon... And if so, is a snowy landscape your favorite one ?

Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see you very soon...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Create Bookmarks with Art Anthology

Hello crafters !

I hope you are also readers, because project of the day is... bookmarks ! If you're not, just create them, it will make a great gift to somebody else...

Bookmarks are a fun and quick way to create !All you need is some paper, few inks and paints, stamps, a stencil can help, and you are just playing around with them ! Stamps are Inkadinkado and Heidi Swapp, but all other materials came from Art Anthology.

You can find more about these bookmarks and how I created them on the Art Anthology blog, and watch the video too. 

Thank you for your time, I hope you like what you saw...
See ya !

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Blue and black are a good fit !

Hello !

Back with a new mixed media layout with 2 pictures of my daughters :

The black paper has already grungy look, so I continued with same look with white gesso and texture powder (you will see what kind of products I used at the end of the post), and added a crackle stamp (Prima) with black ink.

Then I added cheesecloth, some blue inks  by Art Anthology (Colorations sprays in Sky and Indigo) and silver microbeads before layering distress papers. And I added my personal touch by layering fussy cut swirls too !

Title is some wood words covered with gesso and inks and distress with black ink.

Did you notice the swirls matching the coat of my daughters ? I had this Colorbok paper in my stash forever and knew I had a good  reason to keep it !

Here are some of the products I used :

Thank you for stopping !  I wish you a great day and hope to see you soon !

Monday, November 6, 2017

My 78 Christmas cards review

Do you know there are less than 50 days left until Christmas ? Are your cards ready to be send ?
If you're still missing some or need a good start at them, here is my review in video of the cards I made for the 30 Cards before Christmas over these last 4 years !

The 30 cards before Christmas giveaway will begin like each year on the 25th of November, with as usual a fantastic prize to win ! So mark your calendar, but don't wait until the 25th to come back...

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon !

Friday, November 3, 2017

Art Anthology DT package

Hi everyone !

As you may know, I am on the Art Anthology Dream Team since a year now, and I will have the pleasure to continue in this team for another term ! Isn't it wonderful ?

So I received this incredible DT package yesterday and I want you to discover with me what's inside this box... Aren't you curious ? Lost of yummy mediums and stencils in there... But shhh, you must see the video to know !

Thanks for stopping by today, you bet I will have a project with these goodies very soon !
Have a great week end !

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween witches card

OMG ! Only 5 days before Halloween and I haven't show you a card yet ! No way ! Let me show you one right away !

While tidying up my scraproom, I found an old Halloween paper pad, Haunted Hallow by teresa Collins, that I used a lot in my previous Halloween project. I still loved it very much I decided to create a card with it (again).

Take a look at these previous card I made in October 2013 and September 2013. The same year, I made another one with a manga-like stamp.
Last year, I made a tag for the Tim Holtz challenge with this very same paper pad !

Maybe it's time for me to buy a new Halloween paper pad. Or maybe it's too late anyway and I just have to wait until next year...

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you soon for another project ! And have fun this week end !

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It's all about stamps... on my new layout !

Hello scrapbookers !

Other crafters are welcome too, but today I have a layout to show you...

Lot of stamps here ! The flowers, doilies, phrases and words... I choose to have a flashy background with light embellishments. I just added some watercolors to the flowers.

Love layering fussy cut images ! 
I sure digged into my stash to find all these stamps...

Lot of the text stamps were discontinued, the doilies are Inkadinkado stamps, the flowers a Stampendous one (find a similar here). Here are some of the other things I used in this layout :

This layout was designed for a workshop (beginner to intermediate) with a French association in Houston, to work on layering, stamping and hand cutting. Contact me with the form on the left column if you are interested about my workshops for your store or association in the Houston area. I create workshop for all levels, suitable for your needs.

Thank you for your time reviewing this post. 
May your day be wonderful !

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mixed media altered sketchbook with Art Anthology

Hi there !
How about a stunning mixed media project to start the week ?

I created embellishments with clay and moulds, add also flowers, buttons and metal embbellishments, covered everything with black gesso and add new colors with Vegas Gold and Wisteria Sorbet, and Rose Velvet, then added some Gilded Gold Fairy Dust and Plush Colorations spray by Art Anthology

You can go to the Art Anthology blog to see more close-up pictures and the tutorial I made. And watch the video tutorial here :

Here is a list of other products I used :

Thank you for your time reviewing this project, I hope you like it. See you soon and have a gret week !

Friday, October 20, 2017

Card with layout's leftovers

Good morning (or afternoon, or night) !

Do you remember the layout I blogged about earlier this week ? I called it de-light-ed, and it was made with tiny inked squares... 
I had bits left from this design, so I decided to make a card in the same spirit :

And as I was into leftovers, I use two old pieces of patterned paper to create the background and the sentiment. Two stamps with brown ink, a white gel pen, and I was done !

As in the layout, the squares were inked with Art Anthology products (see my previous post).
Stamps by Heidi Swapp and Spellbinders. Papers are so old, I think it's Prima.

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day and see you soon !

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One stamps set, Four cards

Hi there !

I did tell you that I missed creating...so here I am again creating a birthday card set this time !

I had this banner card set in my stash forever and I tought it was time to use it... So I took some funny birthday stamps and just create...

The ribbons and laces were in my stash for too long too... Good way to use them !

The inside of the card is in blue stripes, you can see them peeking from the bottom where the opening of the card is.

Love this last saying... Huge fan of July Child, especially because she knew there is never enough butter...

Stamps set is Funny Birthday by Hampton Art and blue banner cards by American Crafts. Here are the other products used :

This set was super quick to create and fun ! Are you creating birthday in advance too? Or you just pop one when nedded ?

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day and see you soon !