Thursday, June 25, 2015

Designer inspired CCB project

The Canvas Corp Brands team challenged the DT designers to create something inspired by another designer, from fashion to furniture, with original techniques, colors or patterns.
I'm often inspired by fashion designers and this time I choose Dolce&Gabana to create a frame :

Lace, flowers, golden accents... so beautiful ! I was this close to choose Christian Lacroix (another favorite) but D&G win my heart with the big red roses...

I used a cardboard photo frame with a damask paper (Canvas Corp Brands), leaves and white roses (I Am Roses)  sprayed with red glimmer mist (Tattered Angels, Baby Santa), black paint and gold microbeads.

Can you see the gold shimmer on the roses ? Love this effect !

Stop by the CCB blog to see which other designers had inspired the crew !

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Scrapping Clearly June moodboard

Hello scrappers !

I'm here to show you today how I played with the Scrapping Clearly June moodboard :

Gorgeous colors and great designs ! I think those are my favorite colors... oh and feathers ! Look what I did...

You can find a Heidi Swapp paper for the background, 3 sheets of Color Magic resist pattern papers by Heidi Swapp, some mists by Tattered Angels (find your favorites here), Maya Road doilies, feathers dies by DoCraft, and Say-it-in-crystal centers (Prima Marketing), some beads and fibers...
I created the center doilie with a Lucky8 punch (We R Memory Keepers) and other small punches.

By uploading your project on the Scrapping Clearly blog, you could win an Heidi Swapp mini Memory files album !

So grab your stash and play with us !
See you soon...

Monday, June 22, 2015

DCWV June sketch challenge layout

Hi there !

Did you see the card I made for the June DCWV challenge ? The above layout came straight from the same stack, Vintage Boutique, who was perfect for the picture I took in Paris in March :

You can recognize the Sacre-Coeur and the Pyramide du Louvre, and the small picture on the right is a part of an old famous theater being dismantled.
I did loved this pink Tour Eiffel for the background, really perfect for the vintage look I add to the pictures via Instagram.

Use the above sketch and upload your layout to the DCWV blog to enter the drawing...

June sketch 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June Prima BAP sketch challenge

Hello !

If you follow me a little, you know I have a habit to change circles into flowers... OK my bad... But I did it again with the new Prima sketch :

June 2015 BAP keren

For this layout I use a flower stencil by Prima, their Say-it-in-crystal flower centers, watercolor pencils, Faber-Castell pen and American Crafts alpha stickers :

Few close-ups...

I hope you like it and I wish you an happy day !

Monday, June 15, 2015

Feeling Sketchy challenge #123

Hello everyone !

I made a (kinda) steampunk card for the second Feeling Sketchy challenge of this month with a digistamp from our sponsor Kenny K :

I use DCWV cardstock in blue and gray, a Sizzix Alterations embossing folder, some Webster's Pages metal ribbon (colored in brown with a marker), Copic markers and Velocitia digi stamp, along with this sketch :

You'll have until the end of June to upload your project following this sketch to enter our drawing...
Good luck to all !

Monday, June 8, 2015

May Arts Ribbons DT audition

Hi everyone !

Today I will show you few projects in which I used ribbons and laces as I want to apply to the May Arts Ribbons DT call...
You may have seen few of their ribbons in my projects (as I received some as a DCWV GDT member), like this mini Insta Fun album :

I used the ribbon as a border for the entire album, keeping a small piece I colored in red to decorate one of the card.

You did see another May Arts ribbon in this card, where I create a ribbon flower as a nest for a paper flower :

And another card where the MA ribbon added dimensions to the background :

But what else can I do with ribbons and laces ? Just take a look !



and few layouts where ribbons or laces were the perfect accents...


For the last black one, I used a satin ribbon in a different way, as fiber ! You can watch there how I did it.

And if you still need more inspiration on how to use ribbons, watch this small video (in French but with english captions) about making flowers with satin, lace or mesh (and don't laugh at my accent).

Thanks to everyone patient enough to reach the end of this post, and wish me luck !

Friday, June 5, 2015

DCWV June card sketch challenge

Hello !

I'm glad I've done this card before, 'cause right now I cannot hit my scraproom, it's like a hundred degree in there. It's in the attic, and I haven't put the AC yet so I will be stuck downstair for a week or two until the temperature get down a little bit.

So, I've use the new DCWV sketch to create my card :

june card sketch 2015_1

And I went crazy Frenchie with the Boutique Vintage stack...

I did fussy cut the mustaches and made a small banner with the punched letters U, R and Z (like a French saying "you are the").

This was a fun card to create ! I did a layout too with the same stack, can you spot it on the DCWV blog ? What will you create for this challenge ?

See you around (if I did melt already...)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

DCWV altered gift box

Most of you are probably done with teacher and staff gifts as the school has ended in the U.S., but it haven't started here in France, so I'm not late for this.

We all have this I-can-do-something-with-this box that we keep in case we have an epiphany about creating something with it. In fact, I got several of them... I finally had an idea for this old phone case gift box I kept for like 3 years !

I use my Coral and Navy stack to cover it, add some cherry blossom and blue leaves (I Am Roses), Webster's Pages pink alpha stickers, and I'm now the owner of a beautiful gift box ! I just have to find the perfect gift to put in it...

Did you notice it matches perfectly the card I made few days ago ?

OK, one done. How much to go already ?

Have a nice day, mine will be busy...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Scrapping Clearly giveaway !

The first of the Scrapping Clearly random giveaway competitions begins and will be drawn on 27th June

You will need to go to the online store and collect the answers to two questions ! Super easy, right?
If you would like extra chances to win - Enter our June Moodboard Challenge (which will earn you another entry ) and our June Sketch  Challenge  on the Blog (which will earn you another entry) - you must enter our challenges by June 20th!!

The prize will be the amazing Heidi Swapp Mediums !!

Here they are in the shop!

So answer the questions in the comments section of the post, and if you invite a friend to the Scrapping Clearly blog you will have an extra entry - let them know who sent them in the comment section of the Blog!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Feeling Sketchy card challenge #122

Hello everyone !

June already ! It's summertime for a bunch of you, I'm thinking at my Texan friends by the pool or near a BBQ...
We will have one more month of school here in France, so one more productive month for me before being overwhelming by kids...

Time to bring you the new sketch from the Feeling Sketchy blog :

I get my hand on the beautiful Coral and Navy DCWV stack recently (Thanks Megan !), and want to play with it so badly I found a way to use it with this sketch. In order to do that, I transformed circles into... flowers ! See by yourself :

Creative Embellishments is our sponsor this month !

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard,wood, rubber stamps and flair products. We have been in operation since September 2013. It is our mission to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as acrylic and stencil embellishments. We also custom cut for individuals orders and also have a wholesale store for retailers, kit clubs and classes. 

The prize would be a $25.00 gift voucher to our store.

So grab your scrapbook supplies and create ! You have until the 15th to upload your project to the Feeling Sketchy blog...