Sunday, April 15, 2018

You Are my Sunshine (Words & Paintery)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm here today to share my monthly layout for Words & Paintery, as today is the 15th and it's time for a new challenge.

I used the Heaven Sent II collection by Prima along with some elements from the Lost and Found collection by 7 Dots Studios to match the color combo of this month.

I must admit I had a really hard time incorporating this bright green with those soft pastels! I just didn't seemed right at the beginning.

I thought of leaves, under the flowers, to incorporate the green on the layout.

And when the leaves were in place, I kept adding a little green touch here, and another right there until I was pleased with the way it looked.

Like always, Marie has a challenging combo that pushed me out of my comfort zone. Come play with us at Words & Paintery. You have until May 14th to enter.

Have a nice day.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Tu es unique (7 Dots Studio)

Dear crafty friends,

It’s my turn to share my monthly layout for 7 Dots Studio. For this layout, I wanted to create something sunny and bright. I thought of yellow, and went for the Dreamscape collection. 

I selected the Twinkle paper. I created a mixed media background with the new Plaster Paste from Prima and the Wonky Halftone Stencil from the Lost And Found collection. 

I selected a bright blue paint (the Deep Water Metallique paint from Art Alchemy line, by Finnabair) to color over that pattern, and once dry, I stamped with the Lost And Found clear stamp with blue ink and with Paint Chips clear stamps in brown ink. 

I then used the Dreamscapes 6x6 paper pad and a tag from the 12x12 tags to create a photo mat. 

After that, I embellished with flowers and with the Dreamscapes Die-cut Elements 6x12 and Element Stickers 6x12. 

I used a lot of Prima flowers from the St. Tropez line, along with some Ephemeras from the same collection. I also used some pebbles from their Melange jar. I painted the bottom with my blue paint before sticking them down. A also added my staples: some Mini, regular and Mega Art Stones. I just love the texture!

One strip of the Dreamscapes Word Stickers 6x12 and a flair from the Oh So Dreamy Flair from UmWow complete my layout.

7 Dots Studio Supplies:
Dreamscapes - Word Stickers 6x12
Lost And Found - Wonky Halftone Stencil
Lost And Found - Clear Stamps

I really hope you like my layout.
Have a nice day.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Let Life Surprise You (7 Dots Studio)

Dear crafty friends,

I’m so happy, today, to get to share with you a mixed media scrapbooking tutorial I created for 7 Dots Studio. Let's look at the layout I created.

I selected my favorite paper from the Paint Chips collection as my base for the layout. I just love the colors on this paper!

I used a ton of mediums over it to get the right shade of deep teal/greenish color I wanted. I also wanted a few spots of dark blue and some with aqua colors. You’ll see about that if you watch the video tutorial.

I went a bit crazy with stenciling and stamping to get a very textured background. I used the stamps from Dreamscapes, Hazy Days and Paint Chips, as long as stencils from Soulmates and Dreamscapes collections.I love the result.

A few papers from the 6x6 paper pad from Paint Chips to mat my picture, embellies, stickers and die-cuts and everything came out pretty simply. 

7 Dots Studio supplies used:

Soulmates - Squares Stencil
Dreamscapes - Triangles Stencil

With this layout, I'd like to enter the Accent Scrapbooking challenge for this month. The moodboard is just too gorgeous! I've used 5 different flairs on my layout.

I hope you like my layout and my video.
Have a nice crafty day.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Capture the Fleeting Reality (7 Dots Studio)

Dear crafty friends,

I hope this post finds you well. I'm here today to share my monthly layout for 7 Dots Studio. Let's look at it.

When I was thinking about my layout, I thought of stepping out of my comfort zone. That's what I did, using two pictures on my layout. I can't remember the last time I included more than one picture on a layout.

I started out with the Hazy Days - Twilight paper. To make it my own, I used some Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Paint with the Dreamscapes - Geometry Stencil.

When everything was dry, I used some black Archival ink to stamp with the Hazy Days - Clear Stamps, the Dreamscapes - Clear Stamps and the Thought Keepers - Clear Stamps. I just love to add texture with stamps.

After that, I started to build my two paper clusters. I used the Hazy Days - Tags 12x12 and papers from the Hazy Days - pad 6x6, along with pages from an old book and some velum.

I used pieces from the UmWow Home Grown MASH chipboards, which I painted with Prima Art Alchemy Metallique paint amongst my clusters.

To embellish, I used pieces from the Hazy Days - Die-cut Elements 6x12 with some Hazy Days - Word Stickers 6x12.

I also used two flair from the UmWow Sepia Film Reel Count Down Flair kit.

I hope you like my layout and it encourages you to step out of your comfort zone.

7 Dots Studio products used:
Thought Keepers - Clear Stamps
UmWow Home Grown MASH chipboards
UmWow Sepia Film Reel Count Down Flair

Have a great day.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Leaves Inspired Tags (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

I don’t know about you, but here, winter has been rough. We had all kind of crazy weather: lots on snow, then rain, then snow again... I’m so ready for spring. And what better way to await spring than to create with green and leaves? That’s the theme for today on Prima’s blog.

I created a set of tags for this inspiration. I started out by cutting two tags shapes in corrugated cardboard. I peeled off some of the top paper to reveal the beautiful texture. Then, I added a light coat of white gesso, with a dry brush technique.

After that, I added some white crackle paste and left it to dry for a few hours.

I chose a lot of different leaves from my stash: some die-cut leaves from a previous project (using my favorites 584092 - Prima Dies - Forest Leaves), some maple leaves from a box (the 586676 - Box Flowers - Crisp Foliage) which I painted with Art Alchemy Metallique paint in Golden Moss and Rustic Brown. I also added leaves from the 594794 - Prima Flowers - Chesley.

Next step was adhering all my embellishments.

I colored some cheese cloth using a Prima Color Bloom 2 (Golden Oregano).

A few Art Stones and Mega Art Stones along with Bronze Micro Beads were glued to add some texture.

I really love those colors together.

Prima products used:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Canevas with Shutters (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm here to share with you a canevas I created for Prima.

I used a watercolor panel as my base. I'm not a watercolor artist, so I decided to use this panel to make a canevas.

My focal point in the gorgeous Memory Hardware Wood Shutters by Frank Garcia.

I put a picture of my kids inside it.

I've decorated my canevas with a vine and some flowers.

To create texture, I used modeling paste with a stencil and white crackle paste.

To create the illusion of stones around mu shutters, I cut some cardboard pieces, which I covered with white gesso, then White Sand texture paste, and then a mix of modeling paste, texture paste white sand and mini Art Stones.

I used a few colors of Color Bloom to create this soft feel: Cotton Candy, Soft Teal, Golden Walnut and Stormy Sky.

I used some moss for added texture.

I love the texture on that piece.

I created a video if you'd like to watch how this piece came together.

Prima products used:

I hope you like it.

Have a great day.