Saturday, August 27, 2016

Prima August CAT challenge card

Four days left to create something for the Card, ATC or Tag (CAT) challenge of Prima's blog ? No problem, let's do a card... Here is the sketch :


From Prima I used the En Francais 6x6 paper pad and blue lace, stamp from the Merci July Nutting set, damask stencil with gold crackle paste, a wood embellishment (hot balloon) and flowers :


I just add a ribbon, two metal leaves and drops of glimmer mists (Tattered Angels) to complete this card.

Let's have a closer look :



I applied some navy blue glimmer mist over the crackle paste once dried to emphasize the crackles.

Let's hope this card will please the Prima team...
See you soon (school start next week in France so more crafty time !) for other projects !

Friday, August 19, 2016

Mixed Media Altered Bottle with Tattered Angels

Hello crafters !

While explaining what mixed media could be to my sister-in-law, I took the example of a bottle of champagne (we did have a celebration this day...) to talk about the process of altering it, and with one more glass of this champagne, I did promise to create one for her living room... And this beauty is now at her home !


Some close-ups :


The great thing about mixed media is that you can finally use long forgotten embellishments what ever color they are ! You will see in the video (yes I made a video tutorial...you will find the link at the bottom of this post), that the flowers are in different kind of colors : orange, silver, white... And I didn't need Gesso at all for this project !


The microbeads are in fact originally used for home decor, so don't forget to check all the craft store's aisles, you never know what you will find for your next project...



Materials :
- Decor & DIY paint - Zinc (Tattered Angels)
- Festival, Black Magic and Silver Sugar glimmer mists (Tattered Angels)
- Gerber baseboard (Tattered Angels)
- wine bottle
- old book page
- glue (Fabri-Tac/Beacon Adhesives)
- laces
- mesh
- flowers
- metal and/or handmade clay embellishments
- microbeads
- buttons
- Kraft butterflies (Maya Road)
- gel medium
- black distress ink (Ranger)

Tools :
- heat gun
- paint brushes
- stencil (TCW)

You can find a video tutorial to create this bottle on my YouTube channel :


Thank you for stopping by ! I hope you like this project and you will come back to see what I am crafting next...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Every day bright pink card

Hello everyone !

I am very frustrated these days because I cannot sit at my craft table (or any table) to create projects to share with you, due to an awful back ache. 
But I do have few projects in my sleeve that I've made before, so I can still keep running my blog...

For today it's a bright everyday card that I will show you. You know my love for bright color... And this one is pink ! The cardbase came from a card stack by DCWV, full of bright canvas card. I made another card with the same base a while ago.


Materials and tools used :

- paper back canvas card in bright pink by DCWV
- denim sheet from 12x12 Premium DCWV stack
- papers from the Ocean Breeze stack by DCWV
- half pearls (Want2Scrap)
- white lace (Hobby Lobby)
- Fabric-Tac (Beacon Adhesives)
- Cricut Expression with Flower Shoppe cartridge

Cross your finger for me, I will see the doctor this afternoon, and maybe with few chiropractic sessions I will be able to craft again...

Have a great day !

Saturday, August 13, 2016

DCWV Peacock coloring page and Chameleon pens

Remember the Chameleon pens I received last month in my DCWV DT package ? Well, I did use them while on vacations, relaxing with a nice coloring page from the Birds and Butterflies Color&Create stack by DCWV !


I just mat the finished page with purple and green cardstock (DCWV) to make the peacock pop out the black.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you will have a great week end !

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August DCWV DT package unboxing

Hello !

I received a new package from DCWV and I had to wait a little bit before sharing the goodies inside with you... but here it is ! My new haul video is on YouTube :


See you soon for new projects with these new paper stacks !

Monday, August 8, 2016

August Prima BAP sketch challenge layout

How did I end up with a shabby layout ? I have no idea but that's what the new sketch of the Prima's blog inspired me :


Well, a lot to explain in this page... I started by applying some watercolor in pink and violet randomly, then some scripture stamp on a paper from the Tales of You&Me collection.
I found in my stash rub-ons from a very old collection (Dizon and Lyon) for the center of the page. I think it matches very well this sheet of paper.


The ephemeras are from the same kit then the paper, just distressed with ink and gesso.
I fussy cut the flowers and the butterflies. Metal flowers are covered with gesso and pink paint (Tattered Angels). All the paper flowers are Prima ones.
A little bit of lace and I had all I wanted for this layout !


Will you play with the sketch too ? It was fun to do so !

I wish you a wonderful day, and hope to see you soon for another project...

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August More than Words challenge layout

Hello !

Another layout to share with you, made for the More than Words main challenge. The word should be "friends" and the creative part should be "circles". 


Here is what I created for this challenge :


I started with a white and yellow DCWV paper (Marquee), sprayed with Topaz baseboard, Black Magic and Denim Blue glimmer mists by Tattered Angels. I then applied paste (Shimmerz Paints) in Muddy puddy and foiled again over a TCW stencil. The stamp around the layout is a honeycomb stamp by Prima Marketing.


The washi tapes (We R Memory Keepers, Recollections) give some direction for the eyes in this layout, along with hand draw lines (Faber-Castell pens).
Blue paper came from the Copper Blues stack and the black one from the Jet Black stack (DCWV).


Did you notice I've got circle on my layout AND on my picture ? 
These two girls are best friends (and one of them is my daughter). 
So I did complete the challenge, don't you think ?

Have a nice Sunday and see you soon !