Monday, June 18, 2018

Polarized effect scrapbooking layout

Hi everyone !

Summertime is here, you will have a lot of pictures to scrap with your sunglasses on. Why don't you try to add a sunglasses look to your layouts ?
The picture I choose for mine is one of my daughter with polarized sunglasses. The picture itself was a little bit neutral, and the only focal point was the polarized sunglasses, so I tried to add the same touch of colors on my page...

As this layout was for the Art Anthology blog, I used their products to recreate this polarized effect... 
On a resist paper, I sprayed first Sandcastle Colorations to create the base, followed by a coat of Kona Velvet medium
Can you see the green glare on the sunglasses ? I used the Mermaid Sorbet in the center of the brown for it. And the gold is made with the Vegas Gold Sorbet as a top layer.

Surprisingly, even using the same products, the effect is different on metal and on paper/chipboard !

I really like this technique and I think it really look like a polarized effect. If you like it too, I made a video tutorial on how I worked on the chipboard "Summertime":

Thank you for your time, I hope you like this new technique. You will have to wait two more weeks to see the tutorial I made for a new video hop and the prize that goes with it... Meanwhile, I have more project for you, so don't forget to stop by soon !

Have a great week...

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Black and gold Hello card with DCWV papers

Hello crafty friends !

I really have escaped the heat of Houston, I'm back in Spring with the South of France temperatures ! I can finally breathe outside and enjoy a cup of coffee near the pool without desiccating.
I didn't bring any scrap stuff in my luggage, but I did work in advance before leaving... Here is a card I made with the Modern Metallic stack by DCWV, nothing fancy and paper cutting only. Just a simple and elegant card to say hello...

Six different papers and a gold pen is all I used for this card. Those papers are great for cardmaking ! I have another card in my sleeve, but while waiting for it to come on my blog, take a look at the one I made last year with the same stack for a different theme : You&Me card.

I will have a new project on Monday, with a new technique to create a polarized effect with paints (video tutorial too !), so have a great week end but don't forget to stop by on Monday to discover my new project !

Take care.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Boho Longhorn card with Deep Red stamp

Hello there !

Summer is already in full swing here in Houston, but how is yours ? Are you ready for a hot summer ?

I did fall in love with this Boho Longhorn stamp and found it perfect for a card made in Texas !
The background is create with a crackle stamp with ink in yellow and orange. The wood frame is a stamp with brown ink and kraft paper
I stamped the image several time to cut out the flowers to add on the frame.

So many fussy cut and coloring ! This longhorn is just a cutie !

Well, today I'm escaping the Texas heat by plane to spend the summer in my country, France. I have already made my homework, and have plenty of projects for you during these following weeks... I have video tutorials, cards and layouts, bookmarks and tags, and a special event for the 4th of July : a video hop with a prize !

So don't melt away, stay close to see what's coming and have a great week !

P.S. : here are some affiliate links to products I used for this card...

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mixed media Friendship card

Happy Monday to all !

I'm back with a Friendship card for the Art Anthology blog  :

This is card I made during the Art Anthology cruise, using the new Shine mediums that Stayce has brought with her. Look how bright they are  !

The colors I used are Ruby Red, Canary Yellow, Sunrise Orange and Kelly Green.

The background is create with Sandcastle Colorations spray one white cardstock, followed by a layer of Sandstone mediums over the new Twinkle Lights stencil.

Flowers and sentiment came from the new Dearest Friend stamps set by Altenew.

If you want to see me create this card, just watch my video, you will see me do somme fussy cutting (very rare on video !) :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope to see you very soon for another project...
Have a great week !

P.S. : Here are some affiliate links to products I used :

Friday, June 1, 2018

Home is where the heart is...

Hello there !

During my scrap cruise, I made few cards during our crop sessions, so here is one of them :

I did bring with me few paper pad, as the Coral Couture Stack by DCWV. I used 7 different papers on this card ! It's not showing well on the picture, but cut out flowers are gold on cream cardstock. The last panel and the flowers are mounted on 3D foam to give some dimensions to the card.

School is over for my daughters, we will be heading France soon... But don't you worry ! I made plenty of projects during this cruise, some with video tutorials, some not, so I will have projects to share even if I'm not home...

Thank you for stopping by today, I wish you a great week end to come !

Monday, May 28, 2018

Bliss : an ink resist layout

Hello ! 

Believe it or not, I was on the Art Anthology cruise just few days ago ! Luckily, I did a project before living (with a video tutorial), so I can show this layout I made for the Art Anthology blog, featuring an ink resist technique !

I used the Glass Sorbet medium over the Retro stencil to create the resist effect. Once dried, it protect the cardstock from the ink, so it stays white.

I sprayed Granny Smith and Clover Colorations over the stenciled part of the layout. As the Glass Sorbet protect the paper from getting inked, the design reveals himself when you wipe the excess of ink.

You can found Glorious Colorations, Gold Dust Minx and Gilded Gold Fairy Dust spray on this layout. I just added few flowers and dies, and some chipboards (UmWowStudio) to complete the layout.

I made a video tutorial for you to follow my creative process :

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a thought for those  who die in active duty and have a good  Memorial Day.

See you soon...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

U.S. National Poppy Day card

Hello !

You might not be aware of it but tomorrow is the US National Poppy Day. Poppies are usually wear for Remembrance Day on November in different countries, it is on the 6/25 in the US to honor those who have fallen for their country. So I made a CAS card for this particular day. 

The poppies came from a stamp by Technique Tuesday, colored with COPIC markers, and fussy cut to be adhered on a white cardstock cut on the upper left corner with a Alterations die (Sizzix). The sentiment is cut from black cardstock with a Tim Holtz word die (Sizzix). 

Let’s have a thought for those who gave their lives for our liberty. And we can do that more than a day by year. 

Have a great day and see you soon for another project !

Here are some affiliate links to products I used to create this card :