Monday, June 3, 2019

Vintage Friendship card

Hello !

May is such a busy month, not very a good time for crafting... This year, I had finals for both of my daughters, college organization for one, farewells and summer parties every week end, readings for my new training, planning for my France trip...
But I had to create a very special card for a friend of mine, going back to France after 7 years living in Houston, and I'm sharing it with you now !

I knew I had to use an Eiffel Tower somehow, so I dug into my stash and found this piece of paper with a tower  and the word Paris on it (Glimpse of Paris kraft paper). The rest of the papers came from the Prima Ledger paper pad and few other scraps.

I used a lot of different things to create my cluster : Spellbinders leaves die cuts with an old Prima paper (Second Wind collection), Prima Bedtime Story and other brands flowers, metal flowers with gesso and Art Anthology ink (Siesta Key), and few metal dots.

You can also spot a chipboard word found at Michaels, air dry clay lace, small white doilies (Bo Bunny), another doily cut with a Prima die, and a tiny Cosmo Cricket tiny text.

I "aged" everything with Vintage Photo distress ink and added splash of ink and gesso to finish this card.

I will spend the summer in France too. Maybe I will let you have a glimpse of the scrap products we can find there... maybe even a project "made in France" !

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day !

P.S. : find here after affiliate links to some of the products I used :

Monday, May 13, 2019

18th birthday card with Gorjuss stamp

Hi there !

Mother's day was not the highlight of my week end... Saturday, my baby turned 18 ! I swear, I just turned back for a moment, how is it possible ? Anyway, I had to create a card for the occasion, of course...
I choose one of my Gorjuss girl stamp for it and the nice Ooh La La paper pad by Craft Smith :

I use few dies (stitched circle and globe) and my Brother Scan-n-cut (yes, I bought one ! Finally...) to cut the "Eighteenth", but cut the girl by hand (after stamping with my stamping platform...).
 It was nice to go back to Copics (look there for the colors used) and spend hours to color this sweet girl !

If you like the Gorjuss girls, take a look at the previous cards I made with few of them : Gorjuss cards

I hope you had a great week end too. See ya for another project...

Monday, April 29, 2019

ATC with attitude...

Hi everyone !

I have a fun project to share with you today... I created ATCs as my last project for the Art Anthology DT. It has been two fantastic years with a great team and a wonderful owner, Stayce, but I have so many things to handle this year to come beside my cratfy time that I decide to take a break from DT work... Do not worry, I will still be crafty and share my project with you, I just don't want to add stress of meeting deadlines...

Back to the current project :

I started with white cardstock, covered with white gesso to protect the paper from ink and water. Once dried, I apply Waimea Bay Colorations spray over it, and add drops of water immediately absorbed with paper towel, to create white spots.

I drawn circles with a black pen with the Bubbles stencil and colored them with the Ocean Shine medium. I also used the Flamingo Sorbet over the Diamond Pattern stencil in this background.

I added randomly a dot circle stamp (Circular Texture by Bo Bunny)before cutting the paper into TACs (2.5"x3.5").
I cut the the flowers (Seaflowers by Spellbinders) in black cardstock with a die, then paint white cardstock with the Summer Sorbet to make a shadow.
And finally stamped the journaling (Dylusions Quote bubbles by Ranger) and cut it to adhere on the ATCs.

You can watch the whole process in this video tutorial :

I will have soon another project to share with you. I will juggle with the agenda of my daughter's finals, the planning for college, summertime in France, and the new feather I add to my cap that I need to put in practice, hypnosis...

That will be an interesting summer ! See you soon !

Friday, April 19, 2019

Red and blue family layout

Hello !

I'm back from my trip to France and ready to share my new project for the Art Anthology blog with you !

Having teenagers smiling and cuddling is rare on pictures, I couldn't let this one unscraped...
The choice of colors was obvious, I went for red, blue and black...

I started by stamp a chicken wire design around the page with black ink, and a distress texture stamp from the same set (Distress Texture Bo Bunny) with grey ink too.

Then I used the Beyond the Reef medium and the Desire Velvet over the Wheel stencil to create the two round design on the page.

I also used the Beyond the Reef to color few of the tags. The color differ with the thickness of the medium...
Few spot of Raider ink to finish the background before layering my journaling cards and tags, and epoxy words for the title...

Here is the video tutorial you can follow if you want to create this layout (or just watch me create it...) :

If you change the title, it could be a perfect layout for your 4th of July pictures... Any way, don't wait Summer to create something!

I wish you a fantastic day, and see you soon for another project...
Take care...

Friday, March 15, 2019

Art Nouveau daffodil card

Hi there !

Still inspired by Spring for this new project for the Art Anthology blog ! I added a touch of Art Nouveau as it's my favorite artistic movement...

I cut every part of the card in white cardstock : a card base (5 1/2 x 4 1/4"), a mat (5 3/8" x 4 1/8") and different elements from the Art Nouveau cartridge that I cut with my Cricut.

I cut the frame with the image <vase3> in Font 2-s in 4 3/4" and use the center to drawn and cut a slightly larger piece. I sprayed it with Glorious Colorations and once dried, I applied Glass Sorbet over the Art Nouveau stencil on it. Once dried, I sprayed Avocado Colorations all over and wiped the excess.

The flowers are <dafodil1>, <dafodil1-s> with its layer 1s and layer 2 in 3 1/2". The base of the flower is painted in Shamrock medium as well as the frame. Stems and card base are painted in Kelly Green. Flowers and mat are painted in Canary Shine and the center of the flowers in Dayglow Yellow.

I stamped the sentiment (from the Oriental Orchid set by Altenew) on a 1/2" strip painted in Kelly green.

Here is the video tutorial I made for you :

Thank you for your time and see you soon for another project !
Have a great day...

Monday, March 4, 2019

Asian cherry blossom art journal spread

Hello everyone ! 

I don't know for you, but Spring is in the air in Texas ! Trees are blossoming everywhere and it inspired me to create my new art journal spread for the Art Anthology blog...

After covering my pages with white gesso, I glued some teared paper from a Chinese journal and sprayed with Peacock Feathers and Waimea Bay Colorations.

Then I stamped cherry blossom flowers (Stampendous) and round design (Hampton Art) in black ink, before using the Floral Tile stencil with Gold Metal Effect.

The cherry blossom branches were cut with my Cricut from the Home Decor cartridge in white paper, and then painted with Onyx Shine and Cotton Candy Velvet.

I wrote the journaling on a strip of white paper and painted it with Cotton Candy too.
Here is the video tutorial just for you !

Thank you for your time on this Monday ! See you soon for another project...

Monday, February 25, 2019

Bright colors and black stenciled design for your scrapbook page !

Hello fellow !

Here I am, on a Monday morning, with a new layout I created for the Art anthology blog, using the new goodies I received in my DT package !

From the new collections, I used some bright Velvet mediums and the Double Flower stencil. From my old stash, I used (finally !) the Spring Fever Script paper (Fancy Pants) I had since forever (it's discontinued but you can see it here)... 

So I draw the lines of the stencil inside and out with a black pen, and then fill the lines with a black Sharpie.

Then I painted the leaves with Gecko Green, and the flowers in Taffy and Beyond the Reef. Pistils are painted in Dayglow Yellow, and I use this color for two corners of the layout and one of the photo mat.

I used black alpha stickers and very old black alpha rub-ons for the title, and drawn two line in black around the page for the final touch.
Here is the video tutorial to re-create this layout. You will see, it's very easy !

Thank you for stopping by today ! I wish you a sensational week...
See you soon !