Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's gift : an altered wine bag with Canvas Corp Brands

What sound more romantic than sharing a bottle of wine in front of a wood fire ? 
So I decorate a wine bag to hold a two-glasses bottle for Valentine's day !


I found a kraft and chipboard bag in shape of a bottle and covered it with Red and White Mini Hearts paper (Canvas Corp Brands). The edges are distressed with Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger). I added some journaling tags from Sending Love Words on ivory (CCB).
The bow is made with burlap fringe in ivory, sprayed with Barn Red glimmer mist (Tattered Angels).
The flowers are velvet flowers by 7Gypsies with Barn Red and Tattered Leather glimmer mists. I made knots with jute cord as flower's center.

I hope it gaves you some inspiration for your own Valentine's gift.
see you tomorrow for another card...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

You & Me : a DCWV Valentine's card

I didn't notice I have so many Valentine's card in my stash I didn't show you ! 
Here again one I made with the Coral and Navy stack by DCWV, but with a very different look than the one I show you two days ago...


I just add two corners made with a Sizzix die and a ribbon (Celebrate it) I got for years (you never know when you're gonna use what you bought...), that I did adhere with Fabri-Tac.

See you tomorrow for another project...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Vintage look Valentine's card

A completely different card today, with a more masculine look, using the Boutique Vintage stack by DCWV.
This one was published (happy dance) in the Creative Cards vol. 1.


Beside the vintage stack, I only used a twine by Maya Road and 3D foam dots.

I will I show something Valentine's related tomorrow ? You'll have to come and see for yourself to know...

Monday, February 8, 2016

DCWV Valentine's card : Love is simple

 Hello there !

Did you know that in France we have a lot of school vacations. In fact, it's 2 weeks every 8 weeks of school, beside 2 months of Summer vacations. I know, that's crazy.
Anyway, I'm in the moutains right now (maybe you already knew it if you're following me on Instagram or Twitter...), and even if I took my scrap tote with me, I've prepared some cards to show you during my stay.

The first one was created with the Coral and Navy stack by DCWV :


Nothing more than the papers : the tag, flowers, leaves and word were fussy cut...

You still have a whole week to prepare yourself for Valentine's day ! Will you make a card ?
See you tomorrow for another one...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tim Holtz tag : February 2016

Yeah ! Another tag to lift !

If you haven't check Tim's blog yet, he will mix techniques from previous years to make a new tag each month ! So February is all about stenciling, Take a look a Tim's tag :

2016TAG

And here is my lift :


So, I die cut a tag with a Sizzix die in cream cardstock, and apply Spun Sugar distress ink all over it. I sprayed water over it and let it dry. Then as I choose to use Tim Holtz masks instead of a stencil and apply Walnut Stain over it. I used the same ink to distress the edges of the tag.
I followed Tim's instructions and apply medium gel over another stencil to create the words and the date with embossing tinsel in copper (by Ranger). My bonus : I create an eyelet around the tag's hole using an embossing pen and with powder.

As I didn't have an heart stencil, I created one with paper and heart punch. The red ink is Aged Mahogany distress ink.

You maybe recognized the French picture of Doisneau, highlighted with markers, and I found deep burried in my stash some Basic Grey stickers (RIP).
The metal heart is covered with embossing powder too. I added tissue tape (Tim Holtz) and lace (Recollections) to finish this tag.

I did enjoy making this tag, and the one from February too. I will definitely continue with this 12 tags of 2016 !

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mix media layout video

Hello everyone !

I made a video about the first layout I made last year for the Canvas Corp Brands DT. If you're following since then, you probably have already seen this page, but for my new followers, here it is :


You can view the step by step on YouTube :





Thanks in advance for watching it, I hope it will give you some ideas to create...

Have a great Thursday !

Monday, February 1, 2016

February layout for Stuck?! Sketches

Are you ready for the new Stuck?! Sketches challenge ? 

We have two sponsors this month with both a $25 value prize : 

Here is the sketch :


And the layout I made for the challenge, very C&S (well, I know it's unusual from me...)


What could you find in this layout ?
DCWV papers, Sizzix border die, mirror banners by DCWV, black an white pens by Faber-Castell, and a huge mistake in the journaling (Katy not Katty...).
I took this selfie of me and my daughter while waiting for the Katy Perry concert to begin... already 2 years ago ! Time went so fast...

Don't throw away extra pieces of paper when using a die. I use what was between the circles of the die to create the diamond circle in this layout...

Have fun using the sketch and have a great day !