Friday, September 19, 2014

Prima Marketing mini album class

Hello everyone !

I will teach how to create a mini ATC album in November, for those living near Avignon, France.
I created it exclusively with Prima Marketing products, and those will be included in the class fees.


There are only 4 spots left, so be quick to contact L'Atelier des Mistinguettes...

I know most of y'all are to far away to come, but maybe I will see some of you soon !

Monday, September 15, 2014

CMS challenge #70

Hello everyone !

I bet you are already set for fall, and everything is about pumpkins, orange and leaves... Let me show a layout I have made for the CMS challenge #70, where we have to include something meaning Fall. Even if there are brown and orange/red colors in this challenge, I have decided to use blue and grey as the main colors of y layout. Here is the color board :


And this is my layout :


The picture was taken in Brenham, Texas, obviously in the Fall season (see the white pumkins ?), 11 years ago.

You can found MME and Recollections papers, MME stickers, distress ink by Tim Hotlz, scriptures stamp by the Paper Studio, doilies chipboard by Maya Road.

Don't forget : this month you could win a $25 gift certificate for an online store of your choice. So PARTICIPATE !

Feeling Sketchy card sketch 102

Another great sketch for the Feeling Sketchy challenge #102 :



and my take on it :


I psy... a Prima Marketing stencil with Colorbox ink, a Maya Road stamp with Prima pink chalk and Colorbox turquoise ink, Recollections papers, and gold Liquid Pearls ! I cannot hold my passion for fussy cutting too long. So you can see it with the flowers, large AND small.

Our sponsors this month are Molossi with a $30 prize pack and Flourish With A Bling with a $15 package including OS postage. So be creative and upload your card for this Feeling Sketchy challenge !

Friday, September 12, 2014

Feeling Sketchy inspirational post : Two ways to use mask

Hello everyone !

It's time for my inspirational post for the Feeling Sketchy blog !
Some of you have maybe already seen this layout before :


I made it as an example to use masks in an layout for one of my previous workshop. I added dimensions to one unique sheet of paper by simply using a white gel pen and white chalk.

I started by tracing a square in the center of the layout with the gel pen. Then, I use the Tim holtz compass mask with chalk outside the square (I did place a piece of paper to avoid chalk overlapping the inside).
Once all the compass done, I cleaned the mask and replace it at the exact same places to complete the pattern inside the square with the gel pen. Take a closer look :


It makes the inside square pops and looks like a different paper !

For the record, the pictures were taken in an ice rink inside a cruise boat sailing in the Carribean sea.

Have fun with this fun technique ! And don't forget to take a look at our list of August winners at Feeling Sketchy !

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Crocheted layout

In the July edition of Scrap N' Art, one of my project was published and I want to share it with you today. I have created a crocheted background and worked on it like it was a paper sheet :


List of materials :
- white crochet thread (Phildar)
- cream cardstock
- pink mat
- white damask sticker (Heidi Swapp)
- wood leaves (Colorem)
- flowers (Prima Marketing)
- patterned paper (K&Company)
- embossing folder (The Paper Studio)
- metal alphas (American crafts)
- chipboard alphas (Making Memories)
- chipboard flourishes
- rubber stamp (Inkadinkado)
- embossing powder (Zing)
- pink distress ink (Tim Holtz)
- flower ribbon (American Crafts)
- green marker (American Crafts)


I love it very much, and want to make another one soon...
Hope you like it too !

See you soon !
 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September Scrap Lifting challenge

This month we have a fabulous layout to lift on the Scrap Lifting blog, from a talented designer : Oia
Here is her layout :



It was a difficult one to lift, I couldn't decide if the doilies pattern was part of the paper or not. So I finally did consider that it was not, and once I did, the rest came easily. See for yourself :


The picture were taken in Haiga Sophia, the beautiful church in Istanbul. The last one was blurry, so it fit perfectly under the others. Gold and blue are the major color in this monument, so that was the choice of colors for my layout too.

Materials :



K & Company, MME and Recollections paper ; Inkadinkado, Prima Marketing and Martha Stewart stamps ; Tim Holtz distress ink ; Prima Marketing and Tim Holtz stencils ; Prima Marketing flowers ; Tim Holtz and We R Memories Keepers washi tapes ; Prima Marketing chalks ; blue acrylic paint, gesso and modeling paste ; Sakura white gel pen, Recollections yellow glitter gel pen ; Piggy Tales rub-ons ; Doddlebugs Design pearls.

I couldn't get the white doilies pattern pop up the page with white chalk, so I get over the pattern with white gel pen and did the outside lines with yellow glitter gel pen. Much better.


I outline also the title, it gives it a ancient look.


Another close-up :


I'm loving more and more scraplifting these talented designers !

Don't forget to scraplift Oia's layout, you could win a great prize !


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Feeling Sketchy challenge #101

I did have my own lecture of the Feeling Sketchy sketch this month... Here is the sketch :


I decided to replace the two pieces of paper of this layout by stenciling :


K&Company paper, stencils by Prima Marketing, white Dylusions ink spray, I Am Roses flowers and leaves, Recollections lace, Prima Marketing pink chalk, The Paper Studio alpha stamps, Recollections chipboards.

It's another picture from my Turkish trip. We found a restaurant near Hagia Sophia, with a terrace and a great view of the place between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

Our sponsors this month are Molossi with a $30 prize pack and Flourish With A Bling with a $15 package including OS postage. So be creative and upload your layout for this Feeling Sketchy challenge !