Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sharing is a Key to Happiness (7 Dots Studio)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm here today to share with you my monthly layout for 7 Dots Studio. It is called «Sharing is a Key to Happiness». Let's look at it.


I started out with the Starlight paper from the Northern Lights collection. I covered it with a coat of clear gesso and some white gesso on the center to tone down a bit of the pattern where I planned to built my layout.


Next, I used the Writers Block Letters Stencil with Art Alchemy Ice Queen Metallique Acrylic Paint by Finnabair. I used the new stencil brushes also by Finn to apply the paint through the stencil. The effect is soft: I like it.


To add even more texture to my background, I used the Dreamscapes Geometry Stencil with White Sand Texture Paste. When everything was dry, I used a mix of watercolors to achieve this purpulish color that I applied over the dried paste. I love how it makes the texture of the paste more visible. 


After that, I stamped with the Lost and Found Clear Stamps and the Writers Block Clear stamps. I used brown archival ink, to get a softer look to match the layout.


I used pieces of the Celadon and White Plank papers from Verano Azul along with the 12x12 tags from Verano Azul to build my paper cluster. I even chose to cut this beautiful quote from the White Plank paper and make it my layout title. I thought it matched the picture perfectly. 


I also used the Cold Country Word Stickers 6x12 here and there in my embellishments clusters.

7 Dots Studio supplies used: 
Cold Country - Word Stickers 6x12
Writers Block - Letters Stencil
Lost and Found - Clear Stamps
Thoughts Keeper - Clear Stamps

With this layout, I would like to enter the January Mixed Media and Art challenge. I was inspired by the colors of the moodboard.


Have a nice day.

Karine
xx


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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bloom Where You Are Planted, a layout mixing old and new collections (7 Dots Studio)

Dear Crafty Friends,

I'm happy to share with you the layout I created for the first moodboard from 7 Dots Studio.


I was inspired by this beautiful moodboard created by Tusia.


The colors, the vintage feel, the pretty picture of a girl blowing on a dandelion, everything on that board was inspiring!


My layout has lots of texture and layers.


I used my last bits and pieces from the Dreamer Collection. The colors were a perfect match for that board.


My background paper is the Sweet Dreams paper.


I also had a piece of that same paper left from another old project, so I used it to cut tags and die cuts. The aqua tags come from the Cotton Candy Dreams collection.


My words stickers come from the Nature Walk collection.


I used the Geometry stencil from the Dreamscapes collection.


I stamped with stamps from the Dreamscapes, Hazy Days and Northern Lights collections.


I love mixing collections like I did on that layout. It gives another life to older collections!


My flowers are from the beautiful Love Story collection from Prima Marketing.


I hope my layout inspires you to join the challenge.

Supplies used:
Sweet Dreams 12x12 paper, Dreamer Collection
Tags 12x12, Cotton Candy Dreams Collection
Word Stickers 6x12, Nature Walk Collection


Have a nice day.
Karine
xx


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Tin Man with a Treasure in his Chest (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

When I saw those shutters in my DT box, I was wondering what I would do with them. They were beautiful, but I really didn't have any idea on how to make them special enough.

I looked closer and I couldn’t help but thinking of a rib cage. So there it was : I’d make a puppet. I named him The Tin Man with a Treasure in his Chest after the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.



After adhering everything together, I covered everything with black gesso.


I used lots of Art Alchemy Metallique paints. to get that metallique finish. I just love how it turned out.


I used cheap sponge brush to make his arms and legs.


Here is his chest. On the outside, I used paper flowers and a paper clay shape, along with old metal letters.


Inside his chest, I used lots of Mechanicals and chipboards (gears), all covered with black gesso and waxes.


I heard people at Creativation loved him.


I hope my projects inspire you to think outside the box!

Prima supplies used:
993696 - Memory Hardware - Venetian Shutters
965129 - Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallique Rustic Brown
597269 - Amelia Rose Flowers - Scribbles

Have a nice day.

Karine
xx


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sweet, a layout made with the Cherry Blossom collection (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm quickly stoping by today to share with you this layout I created with the beautiful Cherry Blossom collection from Prima.


When I saw this paper, the Floral Memories paper, I knew I had to use it with this picture of my daughter. What a perfect match.


The flowers from this collection are so pretty and delicate.


One of my favorite item to be released this winter by Prima are those tags. I just love how they can go everywhere!


More flowers!


Supplies used:
848446 - Cherry Blossom Collection - Floral Memories 12x12 paper
848439 - Cherry Blossom Collection - Unwritten Messages 12x12 paper
848392 - Cherry Blossom Collection - Cherry Blossom Garden 12x12 paper
597825 - Cherry Blossom Collection - Journaling Cards 3x4
597863 - Cherry Blossom Collection - Tags
597832 - Cherry Blossom Collection - Tickets
631154 - Cherry Blossom Flowers - Lylah
631123 - Cherry Blossom Flowers - Blossom
631130 - Cherry Blossom Flowers - Thea
631086 - Cherry Blossom Flowers - Arya
631062 - Cherry Blossom Flowers - Mae Ella
631147 - Cherry Blossom Flowers - Braylinne
631079 - Cherry Blossom Flowers - Briella
597849 - Cherry Blossom Decorative Tape



This collection is another must have!

Have a great day.

Karine
xx


Monday, January 15, 2018

Beauty, a layout with the brand new Lavender collection (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm so happy to get to share with you my first layout created with the brand new Lavender collection from Prima. I love this collection.


I love purple. I know some people are afraid by this color, but for me, purple is easy. When I saw the Lavender Collection, I was so happy! I created a romantic layout with lots of texture to frame my daughter’s picture.


Here are some detailed pictures:






Supplies:
848804 - Lavender Collection - Communication Trhough Love 12x12 Paper
848774 - Lavender Collection - My Last Note 12x12 Paper
848798 - Lavender Collection - Constantly Growing With You
630119 - Lavender Collection - 6x6 Paper Pad
582555 - Clear Stamp - Royal Menagerie
965228 - Dabbing Brush Set
965181 - Art Alchemy - Metallique Acrylic Paint - Frozen Berries
630225 - Lavender Collection - Quote Stickers
630195 - Lavender Collection - SIIC
630218 - Lavender Collection - Tickets
630201 - Lavender Collection - Stickers
630188 - Lavender Collection - Ephemera
631222 - Lavender Flowers - Haydee
631208 - Lavender Flowers - Julienne
631178 - Lavender Flowers - Milane
631277 - Lavender Flowers – Ophelia

Have a great day!
Karine
xx


Perfect Moment (Words & Paintery)

Dear crafty friends,

It's already January 15th, so it's time for a new challenge over at Words & Paintery. This month challenge is sooooo dramatic! Love it! Let me show you my layout.


I LOVE purple, and when paired with black and charcoal grey, it gets so intense!


I chose this picture of my dad and me because of the words in the challenge. My father always thought me to be myself, strong and proud. It was the perfect fit.


Papers are from the new 7 Dots Studio Northern Lights.


Flowers and mediums are from Prima Marketing.


Some pretty texture.


I hope you join us for the challenge!

Have a great day.

Karine
xx