Monday, November 6, 2017

Always (7 Dots Studio)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm sharing with you today my latest layout created for 7 Dots Studio. It is called «Always».


I started my layout with the Fortune paper from the Fortune-teller collection.


I love that paper. I created a mixed media background on it, using, paints first, and then stencils. 


I chose the Letters Stencil from the Writers Block collection. I used it with graphite texture paste. 


I then selected the Squares Stencil from the Soulmates collection. I used it with black heavy gesso.


Next step was stamping. I used the Hazy Days Clear Stamps with black Archival Ink.


To mat my picture, I used the Fortune-teller 12x12 Tags and pieces of the Tarot paper, also from the Fortune-teller collection. 


I used die-cut shapes here and there on my layout, to create some texture.


I used some of the 6x12 Word Stickers from the Fortune-teller collection in three key places on my layout.


 7 Dots Studio products used:

Writers block - Letters Stencil
Soulmates - Squares Stencil
Words Stickers 6x12 - Fortune-teller 

I hope you like my layout. 
Have a great day.

Karine
xx

Monday, October 30, 2017

Just Love our Story (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm here today to share another layout I created for Prima Marketing.


I created with the beautiful Zella Teal collection.


I recently discovered Impasto Paints. I find they are the perfect medium to add color to any layout. 









Prima products used:
848163 - Floral Stories 
848132 - Stone Rose
961466 - Art Basics - Clear Gesso
964610 - Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint - Bottle Green
588830 - Color Bloom 2 - Dragonfly Blue
990091 - Cartographer stamp
595524 - Zella Teal Cling Stamps
961442 - Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White
964085 - Art Alchemy - Sparks - Mermaid Sparkle
579890 - Fluttering Flowers 6x6 Stencil
597122 - Flowers « Grand Adventure » 
597146 - Flowers « Teal Love » 
964276 - Art Alchemy - Opal Magic Wax - Turquoise Satin
595531 - Zella Teal - Decorative Tapes
964672 - Art Ingredients - Mega Art Stones
963705 - Art Ingredients - Art Stones

I hope you like my layout.

Have a nice day.
Karine
xx



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Magical (Prima Marketing)

My dear crafty friends,

I feel like it's been a while since I got the time to write to you. Work is just crazy these last few weeks and I'm buried under papers to grade. Have I ever told you that I teach French in high school? Anyway, I'm very busy lately, so my creating time is very limited. Let's hope I get to see the end of the grading soon!

I take a little grading break to share with you a layout I created for Prima's Pinspiration feature of last week. I love this feature! I created a layout called Magical. Here it is.



I was inspired by this beautiful image, from Pinterest.


I felt instantly in love with the colors. They reminded me of the Sunset Sunrise collection, designed by Finnabair.







Prima products used:
960063 - Corona 12x12 paper (Sunrise-Sunset Collection)
960025 - Sunbeam 12x12 paper (Sunrise-Sunset Collection)
960032 - Aura 12x12 paper (Sunrise-Sunset Collection)
961466 - Art Basics - Clear Gesso
961428 - Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
961442 - Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White
961411 - Art Basics - Modeling Paste
961459 - Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - Black
960179 - Checker 6x6 Stencil
960841 - Read to Me Stamps
960865 - Checkered Stamps
990091 - Cartographer stamps
963187 - Art Alchemy - Metallique Paint - Pure Sunshine
963194 - Art Alchemy - Metallique Paint - Fresh Orange
964573 - Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint - Crimson
584047 - Parisian Lace Die

Come again tomorrow for another share.

Have a great day,

Karine
xx



Friday, October 20, 2017

Family (2Crafty Chipboard)

Dear crafty friends,

My second layout for 2Crafty this month is called «Family» and it features my two kids with their cousin.


This time, my focal piece is the title.


I embossed the «Family» title with a turquoise embossing powder, to go with my mixed media background.


I decided my picture needed some kind of framing, si I choose one of the 6'' Circle Revolution Frames and embossed it a deep teal color.


Just peeking from underneath my flowers clusters are the Mini Branches, also embossed with a deep teal embossing powder.


I love the effect against the background.


I then selected the Leafy Silhouettes, embossed the same turquoise embossing powder than before and scattered them around my flowers clusters.


I love the delicate shape of those Leafy Silhouettes.


2Crafty chipboards used:

Family

Leafy Silhouettes

Mini Branches

6” Circle Revolution Frames


Have a nice day,

Karine
xx

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Love (2Crafty Chipboard)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm here today to share my first layout for 2Crafty Chipboard. It's called «Love» and it features my brother's family.


I love this picture of them. My brother seems so happy and in love, that I wanted to show that in my layout.


To do so, I started with the Lave Heart Frames, that I embossed with a dark brown embossing powder. It was my focal piece.


To give more texture to my layout, I used pieces of the Grid Panel, embossed in copper. I placed those pieces here and there, behind my embellishments clusters.


I also used one of the Fine Heart Borders and cut it in pieces.


I embossed them with a gold embossing powder and placed them here and there, over my flowers, in a curved shape. I love the effect.


My title piece is the word «Love» from the Line Words - Happiness Borders. I used the same copper embossing powder than before to emboss it.


Some other close-ups...



I created a video tutorial for this layout. Enjoy.


2Crafty chipboards used:

Grid Panel

Fine Heart Borders

Lace Heart Frames

Line Words - Happiness Borders


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

Karine
xx