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.


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.


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:

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!

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.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Complementary Colors (7 Dots Studio)

My dear crafty friends,

First, I'd like to wish you a happy new year 2018! I wish you peace, health, joy and time to spend with your loved ones!

I'm glad to be back for another term here, with the 7 Dots Studio team. Thanks Tusia and Nick for your confidence.

My first layout for this year features the Paint Chips collection. It is called «Complimentary Colors». Here it is.

I'm sorry about the bad reflection on my picture: we don't get a lot of daylight, here, in Quebec, lately, so I had to use my light box to take a picture, and I couldn't avoid the light reflection.

I primed it with clear gesso and created a mixed media background. First, I used the Soulmates Squares stencil with Graphite Texture Paste. I also used Paint Chips Clear Stamps and Northern Lights Clear Stamps with Archival black ink. A few splatters of gold and silver paint along with black and white ink and my background was done. 

Under my picture, I used some of the Paint Chips 12x12 Tags and papers from the Paint Chips Pad 6x6.

Here and there, in my embellishments clusters, I used some of the Paint Chips Element Stickers 6x12.

I also used the Paint Chips Word Stickers 6x12 here and there on my layout.

One of those Word Stickers acts as my title piece. I love those words, as they describe perfectly my relationship with my mother (on the picture with me): she complements me. I love her so much!

Products used:
Soulmates - Squares stencil

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