Monday, July 23, 2018

Today, a layout for the Color Challenge (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

We have a brand new Color Challenge over at Prima. I created a layout for it. Here it is.

It was inspired by those colors:

Prima has so many lines that can be used to fit those gorgeous colors: the brand new Santa Baby line, Havana, Zella Teal, Love Letter, etc. I decided to go with Zella Teal because, you know, I love teal and because I wanted to use the beautiful paper with the roses print.

Since I used the B side of the Offset Dots paper, I dedided to add texture with crackle paste to match those white areas on the paper. Finnabair Texture Paste - White Crackle is just sooooo amazing!

I used lots of embellishments on that layout: flowers, die-cuts, lace, trims, moulded pieces with Paper Clay, Art Stones...

In the end, I created a sort and flowery layout, and I love it.

I really hope you give this Color Challenge a try.

Prima supplies used:
586423 - Salvage District Flowers - Grand Garden
586430 - Salvage District Flowers - Royal Hall

Have a great day.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sweet Moments, a layout with a process video (Prima Marketing)

Dear crafty friends,

Summer is blooming and, where I live, we are having a lot of sun and warm weather. The last week was so hot, I was inspired to use the Havana collection! 

I decided to create this layout.

The warm pink and the cool aqua colors were a perfect match to my happy feeling and to the hot summer sun. 

I always say I have trouble working with pink while creating, but this layout came together very easily: the collection is so versatile!

I also created a video tutorial for you to enjoy.

Have a nice day,


Friday, July 6, 2018

Twirl in the Field, a Canvas (7 Dots Studio)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm here today to share with you a step by step photo tutorial I created for 7 Dots Studio. I decided to create a canvas. Here it is.

I was inspired by the moodboard from Mixed Media & Art.

Since I received my DT package, I had this idea of creating a fairy project because of one of the images from the Knotty paper. It's the one on the bottom left corner. 

To me, it looks like a little fairy house. 

Let me walk you through my process.

Step one:
I chose an 8x10 canvas. I applied some 3D Matte Gel through the Soulmates Squares stencil and dried everything with my heat tool.

Step 2:
I applied my first layer of color using the green paste from the Military Rust Paste set and a Stencil brush. I used some water here and there to make a variation in color. 

Step 3:

Second layer of color, using the yellow paste, also from the Military Rust Paste set. This time, I applied it with a palet knife.

Step 4:
Adding yet another color. This time, I selected Jade Impasto Paint and applied it with a brush.

Step 5:
Another color for highlight: Green Apple Impasto Paint, applied with a palet knife.

Step 6:
It was very intense, so I decided to apply a mixture of Texture Paste White Sand and White Gesso through the Dreamscapes Geometry stencil. I love the texture added and the white just tone down the colors. 

Step 7:
I stamped a butterfly and a ladybug from the Garden Party Clear Stamps set and fussy cut them. I painted a light coat of green paste on my butterfly to match with my fairy (you'll see later). I also fussy cut a few images from the Garden Party Knotty paper.

Step 8:
I'm building my composition with pieces of the Knotty.

Step 9:
I'm beginning to add layers with chipboards and cut pieces.

Step 10: 
Adding rope, burlap, lace and Prima flowers, along with my little fairy house die-cut and my «fairy». Have you noticed that I used my stamped butterfly as her wings?

Step 11:
I've added some gold flower lace from Prima and my cut out butterflies and fly. I also added some Melange Art Pebbles.

Step 13:
Adding my favorite finishing touches: Die-cut Elements, Element Stickers and Word Stickers from the Garden Party collection.

Step 14:
Some Art Stones, Mega Art Stones, Micro Beads and flakes, just for added texture.

I forgot to take a last picture, but I stamped just a little bit on my background with the text stamp from the Garden Party Clear Stamps set and black Archival Ink. 

And voilà!

A few close-ups!

7 Dots Studio supplies used:
Dreamscapes - Geometry Stencil
Soulmates - Squares Stencil

I really hope you like my project. 

Have a nice day.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Wild at Heart (7 Dots Studio)


I'm almost done sharing my latest creations. This time, I'd like to share my layout created for 7 Dots Studio July challenge. Here it is.

I was inspired by the teals and greens of the moodboard.

I created a video tutorial, to share my creating process.

7 Dots Studio supplies used:

I really hope you get the chance to play along with us! All you have to do is to create a 7 Dots Studio based project inspired by the moodboard and share it with us on the blog.