Monday, January 15, 2018

Voir la vie en rose : an Art Journal page spread

Hello !

The project I will present to you today was inspired by two things. First, looking on the technique side, by Birgit Koopsen. Love her bright and cheerful work. On the other hand, by the sight we should have on our lives. The past year was pretty full. Good and bad. Like for everybody else. And this year will be too, even if I hope for the best. What I can change is how I see things. Like seeing the world through rose colored glasses. That is the title of my art journal spread : voir la vie en rose...

I started by spraying ink on the pages, then built the background with stencils (Art is... , tatting, In love),stamps (water droplets, hearts...)and more inks...When I was done, I draw the flowers and the title with a black pen and then use heavy white gesso to cover everything but the designs.

As you can see, there a lot of pink here ! Distress pink, pigment ink, fushia too... I even use a silver gel pen to color the droplet.

I've could use black gesso or opaque dark color paint instead of white gesso, but I wanted to let the background peek a little bit through the coverage, so...

Voir la vie en rose see through pink glasses) is not sugar coat things. It's about choosing to see the good, bright side of life. How will grab 2018 ? Do not let the dark side insinuate in you...

Here is some of the affiliate products I used in this journal spread. I wish you a wonderful day and see you soon for another project !

Friday, January 12, 2018

Purple mixed media canvas about Maths !

Hello !

I'm on the Art Anthology blog today with a new mixed media project : a canvas celebrating the Maths !

How did I end up with a maths oriented project ? No idea... I just wanted to included rulers (Prima Sunrise borders), numbers (Prima Sunrise numbers) and squares, so the maths thing seams obvious...
I used the gorgeous mediums by Art Anthology with their stencils to create the background, and you can also see some tissue tape (Tim Holtz) under the purple.
I added metal gears, wood arrows, circles and diamonds, a metal circle and an acrylic protractor !

You can go to the Art Anthology blog to see more pictures and the moodboard I used to choose my colors, as well as the video tutorial of this project. You can watch the video there too :

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a great week end !
See you soon...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Gorjuss Valentine's card

Hello there !

It's been a long time since I played with my Gorjuss stamps and my markers... So I just pulled out one and made a card with it :

So I colored the Gorjuss stamp The Hatter with my Copic Sketch markers before cutting the stamp out. I found in my stash some old paper from DCWV and Webster's pages matching perfectly the colors I choose.

The frame and the sentiment were cut with the Cricut machine and the Home Decorations solutions cartridge.

Are you working on Valentine's cards too ? I think I will make a couple more before it arrived...

See you in few days for a mixed media project for Anthology with a surprising theme...
Thanks fpr stopping by and have a great day !

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year !

No I'm not late... In France, we have until the end of the month to wish everyone a good year... What is the reasonnable date to stop sending wishes in the U.S. ?

Anyway... Happy New Year ! I hope you did follow me during my journey through Christmas cards, have a wonderful time during the Holidays, and are now ready for full year of creativity !
So Ok I'm done with Christmas cards, but let's have one more card for the New Year's wishes :

I use a sketch from the DCWV Stack-a-holic challenge and papers from the Elegant Holiday stack by DCWV. Kinda look like another card I made for Christmas, huh ?! Same stack, but different colors...

The sentiment is surprisingly made with a label maker (Brother) ! I just choose the italic outline feature to have the hollowed letters. I have to buy the clear label instead of the white next time...

Once again, my best wishes for 2018, I'm really looking forward this new year to share my projects with you !
See you soon !

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas winner !

Merry Christmas everyone !

First of all thanks for following me during this long month of Christmas cards ! It's always a real challenge to create 30 different projects in such a short time ! Seeing you visiting my blog and encouraging me with your comments help me going through it !

Now are you ready to discover the name of the winner ?

Congratulations Jennifer !  You surely have Lady Luck on your side with 11 comments on my Christmas cards ! I hope you will have fun with these goodies !

I will now have a small break from crafts. I will resume my posts probably the first week of the new year...
Once again, I wish you Happy Holidays, enjoy friends and family and let your creativity roar !
See ya !

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Snowman Christmas card

Hi there !

This is the last card I will share this year ! Can you believe these 30 cards before Christmas went so fast ?

I used once again the paper pad by Craft Smith, cutting out the poinsettia and the tag, layering the papers, and wishing you will like it...

I hope you enjoy spending some times during this past month, looking at my cards, and maybe commenting on them. It's not too late to enter my giveaway if you didn't do it already. It's very simple : just comment on my Christmas cards and be a follower of my blog ! But hurry, this is the last day to do it... Winner will be chosen tomorrow... Take a look at the prize and start commenting like crazy !

I wish you a wonderful Christmas Eve, come back tomorrow for the result...

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas car

Hello !

Almost the end of my 30 cards before Christmas ! Time to show you the card matching the snowy house one, made with the other half of DCWV paper...

 I saw few cards on Pinterest with a cute stamp looking like this car. And as I didn't have it, I found that the car that I cut out from the papers was pretty close.

Speaking of Pinterest, did you ever visit my Pinterest page ? Beside my own cards, I pinned a lot of others to inspire me and other people. Don't hesite to follow me...

Thank you for stopping by today, see you tomorrow for the last card of 2017 !