mercredi 16 août 2017

Believe in your Dreams (Words & Paintery)

Hi creative souls,

I'm here today to share my layout for the new Words & Paintery challenge.

Here is the board:

I used the White Apron paper from the Domestic Goddess collection, by 7 Dots Studio.

To mat my picture, I used pieces of the Torn paper, from the Writer's Block collection (7 Dots Studio) and tags from Dreamscapes (7 Dots Studios).

I used also 6x12 Die Cut Elements, Stickers Elements and Word Stickers from Dreamscapes (7 Dots Studio) to embellish. My badge is from Accent Scrapbooking, and flowers are from Prima.

Come join us for this challenge: it's so fun!

mardi 15 août 2017

Happy (Guest Designer for Accent Scrapbooking)

Dear crafty friends,

I finally get to share my first layout for Accent Scrapbooking. Here it is.

I created it based on the beautiful moodboard for August:

I was inspired, of course, by the colors, but also by the gold glitter arrow, by the black and white stripes and by the soft and romantic feeling of the board.

I used one of the Grunge 1" badges on the right side of my picture, amongst my Prima flowers.

On the bottom left corner of my picture, I used two badges. The one with an arrow comes from the White Gold Metallic set, and the striped one comes from the Black and White set

I also used some 2Crafty Chipboards on the layout, to embellish everything.

Accent Scrapbooking supplies used:

I hope you like my first share for Accent Scrapbooking. Come again in one week to see another layout.

lundi 14 août 2017

Love (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

Today, I'm sharing my very first layout for Prima Marketing.

One of my all time favorite products from Prima, after the gorgeous flowers, is the Crochet Doily Die. I just love the texture it adds to every layout. 

I often use a coordinating paper (in this case, from the Vintage Emporium collection) to cut my dies, to be sure it goes well with the rest of the layout. 

I also used two of the Forest Leaves dies to add behind my flowers. 

I love the vintage feeling of this layout. 

I also used two Accent Scrapbooking badges on this layout. The one shown above is from the Badges 1" - Mushrooms set

This one is from the Badge 1" - Forest Animals set

Prima products used:

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.
Karine xx

mardi 8 août 2017

Guest DT for Accent Scrapbooking

Dear crafty friends,

I'm here this morning to let you know that for the month of August, I'm a guest designer for Accent Scrapbooking. My friend Kareen made me the honnor to invite me and I said yes. Read more about me on their blog:

dimanche 6 août 2017

Today's Moments (7 Dots Studio)

My dear crafty friends,

It's my turn, today, to share a layout over at the 7 Dots Studio blog. I started my layout with the beautiful Twilight paper from the Hazy Days collection. I just love the blue and the yellow tones on that paper.

Those colors were the start up point of my layout. After a coat of clear gesso, I chose different colors of mists to go with the colors in the background. 

Next, I used the Chevron stencil, also from the Hazy Days collection, to add brown paste. I love the contrast I got.

To mat my picture, I used papers from the Hazy Days 6x6 paper pad and some tags from the Hazy Days 12x12 Tags. I love how you could mix and match papers and tags in a cluster to create something dynamic!

I used some 2Crafty Chipboard pieces also on that layout. They are called the Corner Rosie's and I embossed them with brown embossing powder. 

Adding finishing touches with Die-cut Elements 6x12, Word Stickers 6x12 and Elements Stickers 6x12 here and there around my layout. Those little pieces add so much to any layout.

7 Dots Studio supplies:

jeudi 3 août 2017

Frog (Shimmerz Paints)

My dear crafty friends,

I'm here today to share my last creation for Shimmerz Paints. This will be my last share for this team, as I'm stepping down. I've been a member of this team for more than two and a half years now, and I learned a lot. I'd like to thank Stacey and Samantha for their generosity, their trust and their support. The Shimmerz Paints family will always have a warm place in my heart.

For this "grande finale", I created a painting for my niece. It's a 3' x 4' wood panel that goes in her room to hide the electrical box.

To color the frog, I used a lot of Shimmerz Paints products.

The green is made with the new Jolly Green Giant Creameez, a touch of I'm not Limon Inklingz and Peas Be Mine AcriTonez.

For the red eyes, I didn't have any red watercolor, so I used My Bleeding Heart and Scarlet's Fever Coloringz, along with Shimmerz Tar, Tar AcriTonez. I also used a little bit of 3 Sheets to the Wind AcriTonez for highlights.

For the frog's body, I used mostly Shimmerz Tar, Tar and My Bleeding Heart AcriTonez, diluted with lots of water. I used a touch of I'm not Limon Inklingz.

To make some shadows, I mixed the black Shimmerz Tar, Tar AcriTonez with In the Navy AcriTonez. 

For the orange portions, I used My Clementine Creameez with Freshly Squeezed Coloringz. I added some Shimmerz Tar, Tar AcriTonez to make some shadows.

To make some dimension on the frog's skin, I used some paste. I used some Salt of the Earth Paste-Eez and I planed to use some Jelly Bean Green Dazzelerz, but when I reached for it, I discovered that the lid on my jar wasn't properly closed, so my paste dried! I needed something, so I mixed some Tidy Widy Texturez with Jolly Green Giant Creameez. It gave me the perfect green color textured paste.

I made some splatters with the colors I used to paint the frog. I added some Jiven Jade AcriTonez near the arm of the frog, diluted with water, and to make some more splatters.

Finally, I embellished with moss and flowers.

Shimmerz Paints products used:
My Bleeding Heart, Freshly Squeezed and Scarlet's Fever Coloringz
3 Sheets to the Wind, Peas Be Mine, Shimmerz Tar, Tar, In the Navy and Jiven Jade AcriTonez
Salt of the Earth Paste-Eez
Tidy Widy Texturez
Jolly Green Giant and My Clementine Creameez
I'm not Limon Inklingz

I really hope you like it.
Thanks again Stacey and Samantha for your trust and for all those wonderful years in the Shimmerz Paints family.


mercredi 2 août 2017

Be Yourself (Shimmerz Paints)

My dear crafty friends,

I'm up today on the Shimmerz Paints blog to share my first layout this month. I went for a dark color scheme on this one, to match this picture of my girl. She's only 7 and she's already got some attitude!

After a coat of clear gesso all over my background paper, I used Lava Flow Paste-Eez through a checkered stencil. 

To add some color, I used two mists: Plum Pudding and Bamboo Leaf Spritz. The Bamboo Leaf Spritz just leaves a subtile touch of green to the background. You can see it on the picture above, mostly on the top.

As usual, I used a paintbrush to make drops with the colors, making sure to dry with my heat tool between colors.

I used Plum Pudding Spritz to color some lace that I placed here and there in my embellishments cluster. It matches perfectly the lowers I've chosen for this layout.

I've used Shimmerz Tar, Tar AcriTonez diluted with a few drops of water to make black drops in the background.

I also colored my chipboard title piece (fron 2Crafty Chipboard) with my Plum Pudding Spritz.

Shimmerz Paints products used:
Lava Flow Paste-Eez
Plum Pudding and Bamboo Leaf Spritz
Shimmerz Tar, Tar AcriTonez

I hope you like my layout.
Have a nice crafty day,
Karine xx