30 days before Christmas projects

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's day !

Hello craft lovers !

I wanted to share with you a Valentine's card I made with few DCWV papers and my Copic markers :

You know my love of fussy cutting, and I must say that I found a lot of pleasure in the Color&Create stacks... Flowers and title are one piece cut out and colored ! Background paper came from the stencil stack and cardbase from bright cardstock stack.

I wish you a great Valentine's day. Take time to do what YOU love.

See ya !

Monday, February 13, 2017

DCWV February challenge card

Hi everyone !
Did you stop by the DCWV blog recently ? They have a sketch challenge every month, one layout and one card. You already saw my layout, so now it's time to show you my card !

I used the Modern Metallic stack by DCWV, a small heart punch and a golden ribbon. The black flowers are just cut out from a sheet and adhered with 3D foam squares.

You'll have until the end of the month to create a card (or a layout) based on the sketch :

 Have fun cardmaking and see you soon for another projects !

Friday, February 10, 2017

Shabby altered bottle for February Prima challenge

Things are a little bit different on the Prima blog this month. Instead of having PPP, BAP and CAT, it's only one big challenge with a moodboard, mostly with pink colors, hints of shabby and touches of gold. 
As we are in February, and only few days from Valentine's day, I decided to create the perfect bottle for a love potion !

A lot of Prima products there ! I started with a small (empty) bottle of wine and some old book pages with gel medium. Gesso all over it, and then white crackle paste. Once dry, I apply pink chalk plus black gelato mixed with water to give the grey shadows. Some light brushes of gold crackle paste and crosses stamped with black distress ink and the bottle was ready to be decorated.

I created the clay embellishments with IOD molds, then painted them with Colorations sprays in Raider, Barbie and Valentine (Art Anthology) before adhering them with gel medium. I added Prima flowers and few other embellishments and added light brushes of gold crackle paste before adhering gold flakes and gold microbeads with gel medium.
Text created with alpha stickers from the Tales of You & Me 12x12 kit.

As always when I try this style, the result is a little bit brighter than the usual shabby chic...

Thank you for reading this post today, I hope you like what you saw... Let me know if you think this project has some chance to win this new challenge !

Have a wonderful day !

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Stamped card with La Compagnie des Elfes

Hi you !

A quick post today to show a card I made recently, for no reason. Who need a reason to play with stamp anyway !

I used the stamp "Lettre a mes parents" (script in French) and the stamp "Lutine" (elf) with black Stazon. I first stamped the elf on the card, then stamped it a second time on another paper. I cut out the second image and adhere it on the top of the 1st one with removable glue. Then I stamped the text all over the card and remove the 2nd stamp once done.
The elf is colored with Copic sketch markers (E00, E11, E13, G00, G02, Y00, Y11). Sentiment is laser cut wood words, colored with the G02.

Thank you for taking some time to take a look at my card. I wish it will inspire you to play with stamp too today !

See you soon for another project and have a great day !

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February More than words challenge layout

New challenge on the More Than Words blog means new layout for me ! 
I choose a picture of my daughter and me, sharing the same love of snowboarding and having fun together on the snow.

I used DCWV papers from the Minty lace stack (yes, I know, I already used it few days ago...), Sizzix Alterations die for the branches and the word "together", script stamp by Prima Marketing, TCW stencil with black distress ink (Ranger), and alphas stickers by Echo Park.

Here is the inspiration board for the challenge :

Thank you for stopping by today. I have few more projects in line for you to see for the next days, don't hesitate to come back tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after...

Have a great day !

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mixed media brushes canvas with Art Anthology

Good morning (or afternoon, or night),

I wanted to create a mixed media canvas with my old brushes since a while now, and I cleared some time to do so recently... To escape these gloomy days, my canvas is a burst of warm colors !

I used heavy and light gesso, white crackle paste (Prima Marketing), stencil (blocked) and Colorations sprays (Timeless, Plush, and Patience) by Art Anthology, flowers and leaves by I Am Roses and butterflies die cuts by Maya road.

You will find additional pictures and the complete tutorial to create this canvas on the Art Anthology blog. You can also go to my YouTube channel, I have several mixed media tutorials there...

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon for another project...
Have a great day !

Monday, February 6, 2017

DCWV February challenge layout

Hello everyone !
Time for a new layout with the February challenge on the DCWV blog !
For once, I choose a picture of mefor my page, to go with the title I found first in the Royal Gypsy stack...

Of course I had to cut out the title, but also the gorgeous floral designs of this stack !

It's pretty rare for me to have a good selfie. I love this one in particular, taken few years back in my Texan kitchen, and simply filtered in Instagram...

If you want to play , here is the layout sketch :

You will have until the end of the month to send your layout to DCWV !

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week !