30 days before Christmas projects

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thank You card with layered stamps by Altenew and Precision Press

Hello !

I'm sure you know the beautiful layered stamps manufactured by Altenew ? I had a hard time layering them until I decided to purchase a stamp press. I had a great deal on the Precision Press (We R Memory Keepers) and it change my stamping life !
No more "I missed an ink spot" image ! And the layering is now so easy !

Look at the card I created today with these tools :

Beside the Precision Press and the Altenew stamps, I used Colorbox inks, DCWV papers ans a yellow Souffle pen by Sakura..

Want to know how I created it ? Here is a tutorial video for you !

Thank you for stopping by. It really make my heart blossom to see all these visitors on my posts ! 
I create for me, but I'm sharing for you ! 

Have a nice day and see you soon...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother layout for the MTW challenge

Hello !

I hope you had a great week end, with your mother or as a mother, and you had time to craft too...
It wasn't Mother day in France(will happen soon), but I was inspired by all the crafting I saw for this day in the US, so I decided to create a layout with a picture of my mother (which is a rare thing to find, she doesn't like to be pictured...).
I also was inspired by the More Than Words main challenge : Mother and Flowers ! 

The papers I used came from an old collection of My Mind's Eye, The sweetest thing.
For the background, I work with three different stencils by The Crafter's workshop (honeycomb, Art is, and mini tiles) and three different mediums : gold crackle paste (Prima Marketing), pink ink (Colorbox), and black distress ink (Ranger).

I also add washi tape (Tim Holtz and MME) and a cross stamp by Prima Marketing.
Flowers are fussy cut from one of the papers.

For the final touch, I outlined the washi tapes with a black and a pink Artist pen by Faber-Castell, and add the title made with Webster's pages alpha stickers.

I really was a great week end, I hope the week will be as good !
Have a nice Monday, see you soon...

Friday, May 12, 2017

Gorjuss girl 16th birthday card

Hello !

Yesterday was the 16th birthday of my oldest daughter (!) and I had to create a card for her, as I did last year...
I choose a Gorjuss girl stamp (DoCrafts), she looks so cute and fierce at the same time !
For the cuteness, I also choose the Meet me in Paris paper stack by DCWV, it's a perfect match with the powdered pink and the vintage map of Paris.
The girl and the horse were colored with Copic markers. Do you know how I create the horse's hairs ? With gray N0 and N2 and yellow (Y00) !

Now why the ride ? Because in France she can now drive. But I prefer the sweet (and safe) ride behind her... Ok, I'm the only one smiling at this joke...

I hope you like this sweet card. I will enter this card into few challenges :

Take it, Make it challenge from Craft Stamper magazine : Anything goes stamping challenge

Simon Monday challenge : theme is "it's a frame up"

MFT card challenges for the nice color board :

Thank you for your time. Have a wonderful day and see you soon !

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mixed Media Art Journal Spread with Art Anthology

Hello !

I'm on the Art Anthology blog today with a new mixed media project : an art journal spread ! 
I'm in need of sun and warmth and its reflects in this pages spread...

Lots of inks, paints and stencils by Art Anthology, and some Inkadinkado, Deep Red and Heidi Swapp stamps to complete the project. You will find the video tutorial on the Art Anthology blog. Please visit my YouTube channel too for more tutorials... And find more of my Art Journal pages here.

Now about the theme of this art journal spread... I helped my daughter with one of her literature home work, about happiness and way to obtain it. The main idea of 17th century philosophers was humanity always looks above to reach another level of satisfaction despite what is already at hand. I think it's only part true. One of the important thing to be happy in life is to have and make choices. Taking actions, decisions, imagine what you want and act accordingly is part of happiness. It's not always about having something more. It's also about keeping what you have.

So imagine your life. Be aware of what you already have. And change what you don't like.

You can now go back to your life, the philosophy class is over ! Thank you for your time, and see you soon for another project !

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Beach mixed media frame for the Make it Prima May challenge

Hello !

I hope you had a crafty week end and a lot of fun with the NSD ! I've been crafty myself, enough to fiish a project made for the May Make it Prima challenge... Few things inspired me in their mood board : yellow and blue, the navy stripes, the Julie Nutting doll stamp, and the flowers !
And I came up with... a mixed media photo frame :

I started by covering the cardboard frame with blue paint (Reef Velvet dimensional paint by Art Anthology), stripes of French Riviera paper (Prima Marketing) and a mix of white gesso with Texture Powder (Prima Marketing). It gave to the frame a sandy beach look.

I dived into my stash to find these old flowers by Prima Marketing. With few touches of the mix gesso-powder, they looked covered with sand too.

As you can see, I used some IOD molds too... They are painted with Art Anthology dimensional paint (Reef for the tag, Portobello and Mardi gras for the flowers).

This is the Julie Nutting doll stamp Betsy. Outfit is painted with the same color than the frame and tag (Reef).
Don't forget the fussy cut shells from the French Riviera papers...

Thank you for stopping by today ! Keep the good scrappy juice flow, you don't have to stop being creative because the week end is over...
See you soon (like tomorrow...) for another project...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mixed media black and copper mask

Hello crafters !

Sometimes I created for a challenge, an event, or for a DT project. And sometimes I created just for me. The project I will present you today is like that, result of joy to create without limits.
It's a masquerade mask, created from a papier mache/cardboard form, black gesso, lots of embellishments and copper paint :

The Spring light made the paint appear more gold but it is really painted with Copper metallic paint by Prima Marketing. Glass beads and microbeads are in copper too (Prima Marketing too).

I use IOD mold with air dry clay to create lots of the embellishments, but you could also find metal flowers and butterflies, papers flowers, a black lace and a beads string painted in copper too.

Love, love, love the result ! Very different from the previous mask I made in turquoise...
I think I should propose this project for a workshop... Would you come in a class with me to create this project ?

Thank you for reading this post, I hope you liked what you saw and you will come back soon for another project...

Have a great day !

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thank you card with La Compagnie des Elfes stamps and DCWV

Hello ! 

I have a new card for you today, made with flower stamps by La Compagnie des Elfes and papers from the Coral Couture stack by DCWV.

The flowers were stamped (Fleurs du Japon) and colored with Copic markers.
The frame was cut with Elegant Edges cratridge and Cricut Expression.
The central circle is a Sizzix embossing folder on cream cardstock, cut out and colored with markers.
The sentiment Merci means Thank you in French) is made with Thickers alpha stickers in glitter aqua.

Love the fresh and bright look of this card ! I hope you like it too !
Have a great day and see you soon...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ATC with stamps from La Compagnie des Elfes

Hello !

It's been a while since I made ATCs ! Luckily, La Compagnie des Elfes (French stamps company) has a challenge for April : made ATCs with at least one of their stamps. You can find this challenge on the blog here.

This is my take as a DT member :

I used not one but three of their stamps on these ATCs : flowers (Fleurs du Japon), scriptures (Lettre a mes parents) and ATC (etiquette ATC).
The ATC stamp was previously used, you can find the result on this post.

I used also Avocado Colorations spray, Shamrock Sorbet dimensional paint and Wild Orchid Colorations spray (Art Anthology), a stencil by TCW and a small fern punch.

Thank you for taking some time to read this post. I'm on my way to complete recovery (back surgery), so you will see more and more projects... Come back soon and, meanwhile, have a great day !

Monday, April 24, 2017

Butterfly chipboard album with Art Anthology inks and crackle paste

Hello !

I'm on the Art Anthology blog today with a new mixed media project, an inexpensive chipboard album transform with crackle paste and paints into a gorgeous mini :

Stop by the Art Anthology blog to see more detailed pictures and the video tutorial.
You can also find more project tutorials on my YouTube channel : BonjourScrapValerie so don't forget to subscribe and you will not miss new videos !

Thank you for stopping by today and see you soon for more...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April Make it Prima challege - A mini album

Hello beautiful people !

I hope you have a great week end (maybe you're on a day off tomorrow too), and ready for my new project for the Prima challenge... I made a mini album with the Tales of You & Me 12x12 kit and a En Francais ribbon :

I cut the album with the Minibook cartridge and my Cricut in size 3 1/4". I distressed the edges and the inside of the album with Black Sooth distress ink by Ranger.

I used few big punches (EK Success, McGill) to cut some frames, or envelopes to decorate the album. The other embellishments are stickers from the Prima kit or flowers fussy cut from the papers.

Those papers are full of image to cut, I had a lot of fussy fun...

This is blank and ready to be filled with small pictures or journaling :

And the last picture is for the back of the album.

I will now go eat some chocolates before my children make them disappear...
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you liked my mini. 

See you soon for another project...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring decoration tutorial with Art Anthology

Hi everyone !

I'm on the Art Anthology blog today with a mixed media project for Spring ! It's filled with texture, dimensions and blue...

I made a video tutorial for you so you can learn how I created this Easter or Spring panel, you can watch it on the Art Anthology blog or on their Youtube channel.

If you didn't already, please follow my YouTube channel to be aware of all the new tutorials, hauls, tools tricks or project showcase I'm uploading... It's all on BonjourScrapValerie channel !

Thank you for stopping by today ! I wish you a wonderful week and see you in a snap for more projects...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Distress Oxide ink on black cardstock - Tag tutorial

Hi there !

I know it's been a while, but my back required more rest than I expected (had surgery last month)...

I did play again with my distress oxide ink by Ranger, but this time I applied them on black cardstock and cream cardstock, so you will see the difference :

I use Distress oxide inks in Broken China, Cracked pistachio, Fossilizied amber and Wilvet violet.
Dies are from Tim Holtz / Sizzix, and I used a white gel pen to outline the tag.

You can watch the complete tutorial on my YouTube channel (I will be super happy if you follow me...) or here :

Thank you for stopping by today, see you on Monday for another mixed media tutorial for the Art Anthology blog !

Have a great week end...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March Make It Prima challenge

Hi there !

It was not possible for me to let the Prima March Make It challenge without creating something !
So I said to my back to be strong while I was making this tag, with rich chocolate cream and pastel pink colors, layers and fun !

shabby chic Prima Marketing tag with dies, flowers, embossing and chalk

As required, my tag is filled with Prima products... Flowers, of course, but also dies (for the leaves and doilie), papers (Ledgers from the mint and the chocolate, Tales of you&me for the flowers and butterflies), the tag (aquarelle tag pad), the ribbon (old collection), stickers (Tales of you&me), chalks in old pink and teak wall, and the fabric butterfly !

close-up shabby chic tag with Prima Marketing flowers, dies, papers, embossing and fussy cutting

Only two things are not Prima : the Sizzix embossing folder I use on the pink tag, and the clay heart.

shabby chic tag with Prima Marketing products

I missed the different challenges from Prima... Having three challenge increased my chances to win... Besides, I always loved using their sketch for layout and card...
But hey ! I'm not giving up on winning one day ! After all I've been featured several time, including last month...

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you liked my new tag...
See you soon (probably next week now because my back makes me pay this work...) !

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flowery Hello card with La Compagnie des Elfes

Bonjour !
I have a "Hi" card for you today, made with stamps from La Compagnie des Elfes and papers from DCWV :

CAS card with flower stamp and DCWV papers

I started by stamping the flowers and the leaves on the card base, using the masking technique to make clusters. Then I cut three panels from the Minty Lace stack by DCWV. I adhered first the black one.
I stamped on white cardstock the flowers and leaves, fussy cut them, before adhering few in clusters over the edges of the black paper. I repeated this step with the wood paper, and at the end, I adhered the journaling card.

So Hello to you and have a great day ! Stay connected with friends and relatives and... make cards.
Bye !

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shabby chic altered box with Art Anthology

Hello !

It took me forever (due to my back issue), but I was in time for my Art Anthology's post !
This time I created an altered box, with shabby chic style using mixed media techniques... Take a look :

shabby chich mixed media wood box with Art Anthology paints and Prima Marketing flowers

To add Spring colors to this box, I used the Colorations sprays by Art Anthology in Avocado and Wild Orchid.
For the embellishments, I used Prima Marketing flowers and dies, lace, half-pearls, metal embellishments, and Martha Stewart molds with air dry clay for the corners, central frame and cameo.

You can see additional close-up pictures and the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology's blog.
For more mixed media tutorial, you can go to my YouTube channel too...

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope to see you soon for another project...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Did you try the new Distress Oxide inks ?


I had a LOT of free time laying down in my bed after back surgery, and while looking at thousand of pages on the internet, my fingers must have hit an "order now" button by mistake and someone delivers the 12 new Tim Holtz distress oxide inks by Ranger to my home today ! What can I do ? These babies were in need of a new home and I will not be the one to send them back to a cold box somewhere in a dark warehouse !

So I took them out the package and gave them a place to stay in my scraproom... Better, I tried them ! And I made a card with a video tutorial for you (find the link at the end of this post) !

distress oxide ink tutorial to create a card with stamps

Take a closer look at the oxide effect :

effect using distress oxide ink by Tim Holtz and Ranger

One thing surprised me : the texture of these inks... they looks like chalks ! But they really react differently with water...

effect using distress oxide ink by Tim Holtz and Ranger

Besides the oxide, I used stamps by Inkadinkado, Heidi Swapp and Prima Marketing, black Stazon ink, and DCWV cardstock with Square Glue Dots to adhere the different panels.

Take a look at my video tutorial to learn how I created this card :

Thank you for stopping by today. I'm getting slowly back to crafting so please be patient and come back soon for my next project...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

DCWV March challenge card

Hello !

Here is my second project for the DCWV March challenge, a card created with the Boho style stack :

Gypsy orange and turquoise card with DCWV papers

Borders, flower, feathers and tag are fussy cut. Turquoise ribbon by May Art Ribbons. Sentiment Stamp by Maya Road.

Here is the sketch from the DCWV Facebook page :

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Have fun with it. I will now rest a bit, my back has said to me "too much standing in front of your computer !". I will hopefully be able to scrap again next week.
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon !

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

DCWV March sketch layout

Hi everyone !

Each new month comes with two sketches from the DCWV challenge : one for a layout and one for a card. This month you can find the challenge on their Facebook page !
Today I will show you what I have done with the layout sketch !

Shabby / vintage country scrapbooking layout with DCWV papers

I choose to use the Country Floral stack to create a vintage look on this page, to go with the style of one of my favorite 's picture, taken when my daughter was 18 months old...
I create the title with the Graphically Speaking cartridge by Cricut.
I glue around a 7" circle a white lace easily with Fabri-Tac , and add alpha stickers by Sticko to the small frame punched with a McGill punch.
Everything else came only from the Country Floral paper stack by DCWV.

shabby vintage country scrapbooking layout close-up on fussy cut roses

Did you really imagine I will not cut out these beautiful roses ?... Or this ampersand ?

shabby vintage country scrapbooking layout close-up with DCWV papers

Here is the sketch I use from the DCWV Facebook page :

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Have fun playing with it !
Thank you for your time and see you tomorrow to present you my card for this challenge...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Japanese style bookmarks with Art Anthology

Hello everyone !
It's time for a new tutorial on the Art Anthology blog ! My project was inspired by some recent buying, but you will have to look at the blog's post to know more...

Japanese style bookmarks with Art Anthology paints, stamps and mixed media techniques

I did use, of course, Art Anthology products : Juicy, Timeless and Barbie Colorations sprays, Coral Sorbet Dimensional paint, Retro and Blocked stencil.
The base is a Ken Oliver bookmark, and stamps came from the Asian Umbrella set by Stampendous.

You will find more pictures and the video tutorial on the Art Anthology's blog, as well as on my YouTube channel.

Thank you for stopping by today. See you tomorrow for a scrapbooking layout to showcase !

Friday, March 3, 2017

Published card with Prima Marketing

Hello folks !

Some of you may know that I had back surgery few days ago. I will not be able to play with my scrap goodies during a while, as I cannot sit at all, or stay stand for long. But it doesn't mean I can't share my projects with you ! I may have few in my pocket I've waited to show you because they were published and not available for posting...

Let's start with a cute card published in the June 2016 issue of Craft Stamper...
The theme was French Fancy, so I'd popped up my En Francais 6x6 paper pad and the Julie Nutting Merci stamps set by Prima Marketing.

Prima Marketing card with Julie Nutting doll stamp

You can see my own French Touch here by the cut out flowers and leaves from one of the papers... The dress was stamp in the flowery paper too and cut to dress up the doll.
Copic markers to color the doll and highlight the flowers, laces and ribbon on the left of the card, plus Walnut stain distress ink by Ranger and I was done...

As I said, I have few projects to show you before getting back to crafting, so please be patient and come back soon...
Thank for stopping by today !

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mixed media card tutorial with La Compagnie des Elfes stamps

Hello !
I created today's card with one of my favorite technique : stamping into gesso to create texture !
I started with a white cardstock, gesso, a stamp Texture by la Compagnie des Elfes and Colorations spray in Waimea Bay by Art Anthology. Branches are drawn with the inside tube of Colorations spray in Warm, and flowers are stamps (La Compagnie des Elfes) colored with Copic markers.
mixed media card tutorial with texture and flowers stamps

If you want to see how I created this card, you watch the quick video tutorial on my YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, and see you soon for a new project !

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Scrapbooking layout with Art Anthology inks

Hello you !
I have a stunning but surpringsingly simple layout to show you today, created with papers from the Coastal stack by DCWV, two Colorations sprays by Art Anthology (Waimea Bay and Warm), three dies by Sizzix, and square Glue Dots :

Mixed media scrapbooking layout with Art Anthology inks in green and turquoise tones

You will find the complete video tutorial and products details on the Art Anthology blog. You can also go to my YouTube channel to watch plenty of tutorials...

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon for another project...

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 !

mixed media altered wine bottle with Prima Marketing, Iron Orchid Designs, and Art Anthology

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.

crackle paste and Art Antology inks on this close-up of my altered bottle

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.

IOD mold used to create these clay embellishments, plus Finnabair crackle paste

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 !