Friday, December 9, 2016

A shabby Christmas card for the Prima CAT challenge

I was waiting for this Card and Tag challenge from Prima blog ! In fact, I even started to work on my card before the challenge was up ! And you know what ? The sketch was almost exactly the one I had in mind ! So it was easy to finish this one...

I started by choosing papers from the Fairy Belle collection, distressing the edges with scissors and Black Sooth ink (Ranger).
I used a crackle stamp (Prima) with jet black ink (Stazon) on the gray paper.
I applied some pink chalk (Prima) on the last paper, then Platinum crackle paste (Prima) over a damsk stencil (Prima). When the paste was dried, I rub some silver gelato (faber-Castell) over the paste.
The metal embellishments were gessoed, then cover with Platinum crackle paste, and silver gelato too. I just add some pink chalk over it.
The resin frame (Prima) has gelato on it, it makes the design pop up.

Flowers are from different collection by Prima. I assembled the pink one from 4 hydrangeas. The gray poinsettia is cut out from one Fairy Belle paper and decorate with platinum paste over a crackle stencil (Prima Marketing).
Some lace distressed with black ink and pink chalk, Say-it-with-Pearl swirls (Prima) and my card was done !

I almost forgot the sentiment ! It's a stamp from the Julie Nutting Merry Nice stamp set.

So, this shabby project make my 15th Christmas card !Waoh ! We are half way ! You have 15 days left to comment on any of my Christmas 2016 cards to enter my giveaway. Don't forget to follow my blog to validate these entries !

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. See you tomorrow for another card !

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Trimming the tree - Christmas card with Kaisercraft

How about a change of style ?  Today it's gonna be layering and Vintage !
As you can see, I still have this old 6x6 Christmas collection paper pad by Kaisercraft... I made 5 cards with it in 2013 ! But the papers are screaming in my closet to come out and be used for a card so I couldn't resist... 

This card is made only with the rest of the pad (Could you believe I still have sheets left ?), except for the wood tree (Studio Calico) in the middle and distress ink in vintage photo (Ranger).
I will entry this card to the Kaisercraft Christmas card challenge, I think it's pretty accurate, don't you think ?

I'm working on a card for the Prima CAT challenge, I'm letting the paste dry (yes it means mixed media...) while typing this post... and of course it's gonna be a Christmas card ! But no traditional colors... You'll have to come back tomorrow to discover it !

Thank you for stopping by. Double thank you if you left a comment and follow my blog to enter the giveaway...
See you tomorrow !

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mixed media ornament with Art Anthology

Time for my post on the Art Anthology blog
If you are not done with decorating your tree, I have an idea for upcycling your old ornaments with paints...
Take a look at what I used to transform an old and scratched blue ornament into a gorgeous red or white new one ! 

You can spot the red one on the right, and here is a close-up of the white...

You will find more pictures of the ornaments and the complete tutorial on the Art Anthology post.
You can also find the video on my YouTube channel as well as other tutorials.

Have fun creating for your tree !
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day !

Joyous Noel - a Christmas card with DCWV

Hello !

Today I used the same stack than yesterday's card, the Gift Decor DIY stack and the Elegant Holidays stack by DCWV, but with a different shine. Yesterday was more rose gold or copperish, this one is pure gold ! The card base is an embossed gold cardstock (DCWV... I told you I received a lot of Christmas papers from them...). 

I really love these acrylic snowflakes ! The snowflakes were tags I trimmed a bit to make them circle.
Very classy don't you think ?

Tomorrow you will see a more vintage card, but you'll have to wait for it. Meanwhile, you can review the cards I made so far and comment on them, and if you are a follower of my blog, by commenting you will have an entry for each commented by you in my Christmas giveaway ! See the top left post for details...

Have a nice day !

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Golden snowflakes Holidays card

Hello !

Did you decorate your Christmas tree already ? We did it this week end, and this year it's a monochromatic one : gold !
That's inspired me for my card today this morning, a golden snowflakes Holidays card !

I found these acrylic snowflakes in the Gift Decor DIY stack , the gray paper in the Elegant Holidays stack, and the card base paper in the Boho Style stack (so not Christmas theme stack!). All these stacks are by DCWV.
I use the twine from a treat Megan from DCWV sent me last year, and a metal dove by PaperBliss painted with Copper by Martha Stewart.
To preserve the transparency, I used mini Glue Dots on the snowflakes.

Thanks for taking some time to see my card today.
Thanks to those who already left comments on my Christmas cards to enter my giveaway. Don't forget to follow my blog too if you want to validate your entry(ies) !

Have a great day and see you tomorrow !

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mixed media textured Christmas card

Hello crafters !

I hope you had a great week end, and you are more than ready for the December marathon... This is a such crazy month !
We gonna start the week with a mixed media card I'm super proud of, filled with textures and ideas :

I started with a white cardstock, sprayed with Warm Colorations spray (Art Anthology) and distress inks in Firebrick and Tea Dye (Ranger), added some gesso.
With paper left overs (BoBunny), I made strips, distressed the edges with same inks and adhered them in a vertical mosaic pattern. I added more gesso and imprint a honeycomb stamp (Prima Marketing) over it.
The card base is a green cardstock by DCWV.

I punched out a ton of small branches in two shades of green (DCWV cardstock) and display them in the center. I added splatters of gesso all over the card.
I found the perfect stickers in my stash, glass crackle square alphas by Sticko. I just added inks on the edges.
The "Christmas" word is cut with the Christmas/Noel Cricut cartridge in the same BoBunny paper.

I hope you like it as much as I do !
Thank you for stopping by on your busy Monday. Don't forget to follow and comment to enter my Christmas giveaway...

See you tomorrow !

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cheer Christmas card

Hello !
Here we are again on a sunday with a new new card !
This one was made with DCWV papers from Christmas Creations stack and the wood stickers by Recollections (can be found at Michaels), plus a small white and red twine.

This card can be made in a snap, perfect for these last minute handmade card you'll need to send ASAP...

Don't forget to follow my blog and comment on one or more cards to entre my Christmas giveaway (see post on the top left column for details), and see you tomoroow for a new one !