Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sketchabilities sketch #103

Still scrapping with a very limited stash, but with the help of an old Sketchabilities sketch, I did another layout :

No challenge this time, just for the fun of creating...
I use an old but cherished Recollections pad (butterflies and flowers are cut out of one of the papers), Prima Marketing acrylic stamp, We R Memory Keepers and Recollections washi tapes, gesso and pink chalk by Prima Marketing.
I didn't have space in my luggages for alpha stickers, so I had to think about how to make the title, and I found an old ruler with alphas (the kind we use in school) in my French house, and I used it for the title : upper case for ART, lower case for "iste" (artiste is artist in French. See French is not so hard...).

I LOVE this picture of my daughter... She still love to paint, but mostly to draw. I will try to found a manga-drawing activity when school will start. She's very talented.

See you soon...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

C'est Magnifique Kit July challenge

I was away this past week, with no internet connection, and having so much fun in the mountain, blogging was out of range...
I'm back in the South of France now, with only my rolling tote and a small bag of scrapbooking stuff, but I did manage to create a layout for the July C'est Magnifique Kit challenge :

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So I use my favorite K&Company paper pad, I Am Roses Flowers, washi tapes by Tim Holtz, Recollections and We R Memory Keepers, vintage photo distress ink by Tim Holtz, Finnabair stencil by Prima Marketing, a tiny MME stickers, and modeling paste with acrylic paint :

I hope you have a great summer time, and you can find so time to scrap !

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Color-Me-Scrappy challenge #66

Hello everyone !

Did you like to play with color on your layout ? Because the color board of the Color-Me-Scrappy challenge is perfect for your summery layout !

Here is my layout with these colors :

It's another picture from my vacation in Istanbul. I used black chalk cardstock by DCWV, a Tim Holtz stencil with green paint and modeling paste mixed together, a Prima Marketing with white paint, Want2Scrap pearl flourishes, Prima Marketing flowers, Freckled Fawn and Sticko enamel dots, some fiber made with ribbon (see my video on how to make it), some scraps of papers, Recollections stamps, MME sticker and Elle's Studio journaling tag.

You have through June 28th to link up your projects for this challenge and also for challenge #65. You may just be the winner of the "Public Library" prize pack from our July sponsor, October Afternoon!! So upload your project on the CMS blog...

Feeling Sketchy challenge #96

Another lovely sketch for the new Feeling Sketchy challenge :

And I came up with this :

I finally used the 6x6 paper pad (Farm House Paper Company) I got as a gift from my ticket to Scrapbook expo Dallas last year ! The sentiment is a sticker I bought long ago at Tuesday Morning.
The flower are a stamp from our sponsor's collection : Orchid corner by Aurora Wings stamps, colored with Copic markers.

Our sponsors offer two prizes for the month : $30 chipboard and bling package from Molossi and $10 voucher from Aurora Wings Stamps.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Feeling Sketchy inspiration post : How to make fiber with satin ribbon

Hi there !

I will share a quick video today showing you how to use a simple satin ribbon to make fiber you can use on layout. Here are some exemples of the result :

So if you want to know how to create these fibers, just watch this small video :

I did share this video as my inspiration post for the Feeling Sketchy blog. We have cards and layout challenge, so go there take a look !

Have fun with this technique and see you soon !

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

K.I. Memories lace as a stencil

Hi everyone !

Waoh ! A week without blogging ? Where was I ? In France ! Yes ! It's summer and I back in the south of France, but not only for vacations.. I will stay the entire following year !
You should have see my family and me at the airport... 1 husband, 2 daughters, 1 dog and 8 luggages... We had to rent the biggest car we found because no one would have took us in a cab...
I found jungle in my yard, but it's so good to be home ! So few days here, and no time to scrap, but I have to show you a layout I made in Aberdeen.

I used the white lace cardstock by KI Memories in two ways : as a stencil with frayed burlap distress ink by Tim Holtz, outlined with a black fine pen (Copic), and few cut pieces as embellishments.

The background is a blue polka dot paper, and I add few strips of paper, covered with gesso, modeling paste and ink, using also an acrylic stamp (Prima Marketing), with some spray of coffee bean ink (Inkadinkado). Two I Am Roses flowers, few buttons (Recollections), and a home made embellishment with gold paint (Martha Stewart mold). Title cut with Cricut Expression in black cardstock.

That's one more for my Istanbul scrapbook. The picture was taken on the Burgazada island. The title say it all, I didn't feel like adding journaling.

See you soon for more French news...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Feeling Sketchy layout challenge #95

Hi there !

These Feeling sketchy challenges really helps me create more pages ! Here is the layout sketch for July :

I ended up with this layout about my daughter's sweet smiles, or should I say sugary smile... :

The background is a Bella Blvd paper, with some vanilla paint under the doilie, made with Recollections paper and a Mini 8 punch.
The title "Life" is a cut made with my Cricut a long time ago, when the file was free for a week. The rest of the title is made with KI Memories alpha stickers. The border on the right side of the picture is a KI Memories as well.
The dark pin doilie is a Sizzix die (BoBunny paper), matted with a light pink paper (Making Memories).
You can also find a KI Memories chipboard, an Heidi Swapp mat, and an American Crafts marker on this layout.

You can win prizes from Molossi & AuroraWings Digi Stamps this month, so grab your stash and play !

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Scrap Lifting challenge for July

We have another beautiful layout to lift this month :

and I'm so happy with the result :

I reverse the sketch and use different sizes of pictures, but it's pretty close to the original.
Bella Blvd green paper, gesso, modeling paste, coffee bean Inkadinkado spray ink, Autumn Leaves and Maya Road stamps with Stazon brown ink, metal embellishements from Istanbul, Recollections paper for the green words, meadow ink by Adirondack, Vintage photo ink by Tim Holtz, washi tape by Webster's Pages and We R Memory Keepers, wood word by Plaid, alpha stickers by Making Memories.

Here are some close-ups :

You could see the effect with modeling paste and ink.

Come and play on the Scrap Lifting blog to win the sponsor's prize !

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Color-Me-scrappy challenge #65

Hello everyone !

I know for US folks summer has already began, but for us, European people, summer came along with the end of school in July ! So it's officially summer now for me, and I want it filled with party and friends !
That is exactly what I choose for my new layout for CMS. The twist this time was to highlight a celebration in the project. Here is the color scheme :

I choose a farewell party as a celebration, one of the many we have in Houston. Farewells are part of our expatriate life, they are joyful and sad at the same time, but they're always fun. In texas, we know how to party : pool and BBQ ! And don't forget the frozen margarita's machine. That's my favorite. I really need a big one. I only have the Margaritaville blender, and you can only make 3 Texas size drinks at a time...

So here is my layout :

I love this color combo, perfect for July celebration and it matches a pool party. I only used Webster's Page papers for this layout, the ones who came from my warehouse box from last year !

This month we have a great sponsor...October Afternoon!!! This wonderful company has donated some get "Public Library" papers and stickers for one lucky participant this month. So come play at CMS !