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 !

Monday, February 11, 2019

Shabby altered heart box for Valentine's day !

Hello !

I'm back from my Winter break in France with a new mixed media project just in time for Valentine's day ! I will show you (video tutorial at the end of this post) how to create it, and you can fill it with whatever you want... chocolates, candies, cash, lingerie... Be creative...


I started with a cardboard box and used the Lotus stencil with Mud paste (or texture paste or heavy gesso). Once dried, I glued clay laces I prepared in advance on the box, and then covered everything with white gesso.


I then painted the box with Rose Velvet medium and set it aside to prepare my embellishments (flowers, clay lace, metal flowers, clay letters)...


I covered every embellishment with white gesso before paiting them with Rose Velvet or Portobello Velvet mediums. To give some dimension to them, I added touches of Kona Velvet or Fiesta Velvet.


Once everything was dry, I glued the embellishments in clusters on the box and added a cute pink lace (Webster's Pages) around the lid.


I made a video tutorial if you need some step-by-step guidance for create your own box, to watch here or on my YouTube channel :


Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see you very soon on my blog !
Have a great day !

Monday, January 21, 2019

Snowy scrapbooking layout

Hi everyone !

I'm so in Winter mood right now ! In few days I will travel to one of my favorite place on Earth and right now it looks exactly like the picture I scrapbooked ! Small French village in the Alps, waiting for me to grab my snowboard ! 
Well, with this snowy feeling, I had to create a page, so I made one for the Art Anthology blog :


I started by building my layout with a Craft Smith paper pad from last year, Warm Colorations spray to ink the edges and Mud paste to create the snow effect. Also used the Mud paste with the Gothic stencil to add dimension to the background.


You know my love of fussy cutting...So yes I cut the snowflakes and the branches by hand for the pad... The doilie is an element cut with a die.
The title is made with Silver Metal Effect medium and Expressions stencil.


If you want to know more about my creative process, you can watch my video tutorial here or on my YouTube channel (BonjourScrapValerie) :



I will be quiet for some times (unless I broke a leg and came back earlier...), but I already have a new project in my sleeve for you. So be patient, I will be back anyway !

Thank you for your time, I wish you a good Monday !

Monday, January 7, 2019

2019 : Happy New Year card

Hello everyone !

I finally made a card for the New Year card and it's my new project for the Art Anthology blog :


I embossed a white cardstock with the Basket Weave embossing folder (Sizzix), and then sprayed it with Sterling Fairy Dust 


Stars were made with the Twilight stencil and the Silver Metal Effect medium. I created splatters of ink with Stargazer Minx and Sterling Fairy Dust all over the cardstock.


I stamped the big stars with Dina Wakley star stamps, in gray ink, and embossed them with silver embossing powder.
I added white twine colored with the same blue and silver inks than before and a tiny jingle bell to finish this card.

You can watch the complete process in this new tutorial video :


Thank you for stopping by today, and once again : Happy New Year !
Have a great day...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Let's play with Kelly Creates !

Hello everyone and Happy New Year !

If you are one of my follower of my YouTube channel (BonjourScrapValerie), you maybe saw the video I made before Christmas about a package I received from Scrapbook.com... It was filled with goodies from different brands, and I will try to play with all of them !

But for now, I gave a try to the hand lettering tools from Kelly Creates. I'm a complete beginner in hand lettering, and what was in the package was perfect for practicing !
So if you want to see what I received from Kelly Creates and how to use it, watch this video here or on my YouTube channel :


Thank you for stopping by today !
My best wishes for 2019 !


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