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 :

Friday, May 18, 2018

Lavender and gold mixed media layout

Hello !

I wanted to show you a new layout before leaving for a scrap cruise tomorrow... Yes, such thing does exist, isn't it wonderful ? Anyway, here is my layout :

It took a while to create it, as you can see there's a lot of embellishents... and I wanted them to match in colors, so I had to re-color everything !
First I used a sheet from the Vintage Emporium paper pad (Prima) and applied Spiced Marmalade distress ink over a frame mask (Prima) in the center. Then I applied crackle paste over the Lattice stencil (Prima).

To highlight the crackles, I applied Sparks paint in Ginger Magic and Iris potion mixed with water (Finnabair Prima) with a brush on and around the crackles. Once dried, I started to add layers of embellishments !

You can found metal (as the Prima Mechanicals Trinkets leaves or flowers), chipboard (flourishes by Umwow Studio), fabric (flower Grand Dame Jubilee by Prima), paper flower (Traveler's Journal by Prima or small roses), acrylic pearls (Doodlebug Design), die cuts (wildflowers by Tim Holtz) and paper clay with moulds.

Before adhering everything, I covered most of them with white gesso before painting them with the Sparks paints. I added some Marmalade to the clay frame before painting.

I forgot : I also add laces and paper doilies to this layout ! That's a lot of embellishments ! But it was really fun to add all of these alyers !

I will enter this scrapbook page in the More Than Words Challenge. This month you have to use the word Memories (in my title) and use frames (I got this cover too...). Here is their challenge's picture :

See you soon for another project. I will maybe post few things from the cruise on Instagram, you can follow me there : Bonjourscrap
Have a great week end !

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Oh La La ! chipboard mini album with Craft Smith papers

Hello !

I'm back with a quick-to-make mini today !

I have few inexpensive chipboard album in my stash, some from Michaels  (there like $1 or $2 on sale), some from shows, and they are all waiting for me to be pull out and decorate... Well I did that for my class today, as an example of what you can do with these album and an inexpensive paper pad, the Oh La La paper pad by Craft Smith. In fact, that the same paper pad than last month's class (I made a layout with it). If we had more time, I would have made few cards for my class, but today is the last day for this (school) year. Well, I probably will make some anyway...

So I started by adhering paper on each page, trimming the excess with a knife. Then I cut out few designs, like flowers, the Eiffel tower, drinks and bottles as embellishments for the album. For the front cover, I use few word dies for the title (Sizzix/Tim Holtz).

The challenge here was to create the album with only one paper pad. So no flower, ribbon or embellishments ! I just add some black ink on edges of papers. This album is ready to be filled with pictures, or maybe could be used as a gift.

You can create easy pockets by adhering paper just by the edges of the album. Here I cut a large strip with bottle with edge scissors. It left an opening where you can slip journaling tags.

And you can make this pocket in any directions. Here after, I made the pocket on the left side. I adhere the strip of green paper and the circle on the edge of my paper strip before adhering it on the edges of the album. On the right page, I made a flip journaling tag by just scoring a long strip in half.

That was a quick and fun to make mini ! Having coordinate papers really save my time to decorate this chipboard album... so it can easily be made in less than 3 hours, drying time and chatting included !

Thank you for stopping by. See soon for another project...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Altered pencil case with Art Anthology

Hi there !

I am on the Art Anthology blog today with a new altered project ! 

I have several layers on this canvas pencil case, mostly done with stencils and mediums. I use the Diamond Grunge 6x9 stencil with Indigo Colorations spra for the first layer.

The orange pattern was drawn with the Meridian stencil and a black pen, then painted with Tango Velvet and Fiesta Velvet with a brush. I drawn some pattern inside the pink areas and some of the diamonds with white and black paint pens by Dylusions.

I added some dots with the Dottie stencil and Limeaid Velvet medium before adding the sentiment, made with two stencils, Expressions and Inspired.

If you like layering, you should watch the Art Journal online classes with Dyan Revealey. They are free, and perfect for a beginner to start or just as reminder of mixed media layering possibility.

As all my project for Art Anthology, I made a video tutorial for you to follow my creative process step by step :

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project !

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ATC with new Adornit mini book and TCW stencils

Good morning !

I recently received from Adornit an adorable mini coloring book called Just Folksy and cannot resist to use it with bright colors...

This was at start one coloring page that I cut in half. I get rid of the white border and use two Balzer Designs TCW stencils (for a selection of TCW stencils, click here) to spice up the background, using a fine black pen to draw the design behind the flowers and bird. After that, I just had fun coloring with my Copic markers.

Here is an affiliate link for a selection of these coloring book : Adornit mini. The pages are the size of a 4x6 card, but you can use them anyway you want. I of course plan to cut the designs out...

Thank you for stopping by. In France, today is Labor Day. We usually offer some lilies of the valley to family, friends, co-workers, neighbors... as a good luck charm. Here is mine for you... Have a great day !