30 days before Christmas projects

Monday, November 13, 2017

Let it snow : a layered layout



Howdy !
I've had some news from France recently, and ski season has already begin there !I'm so jealous, here we still having 80 something degrees ! This French snow inspired me to create a new layout with a picture of my favorite mountain place that I took few yeas ago...


We have few layers in this layout... First white gesso on the wooden background, then blue embossed snowflakes, ink over stencil, white gel pen, papers and snowflakes lace paper...
I added some black distress ink to the edges as a reminder of the shadows in the picture.
The title is an white embossed stamp.


I'm gonna use this layout as a base for my next workshop (once again contact me if you are interested in one in the Houston area).
Here are some of the products I used :



I will enter this layout in the More than Words challenge, where you have to use woodgrain and outdoors as inspiration. Woodgrain is my background, and the picture is one of my favorite outdoors.


Are you already under snow ? I don't think we gonna have any here soon... And if so, is a snowy landscape your favorite one ?

Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see you very soon...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Create Bookmarks with Art Anthology

Hello crafters !

I hope you are also readers, because project of the day is... bookmarks ! If you're not, just create them, it will make a great gift to somebody else...


Bookmarks are a fun and quick way to create !All you need is some paper, few inks and paints, stamps, a stencil can help, and you are just playing around with them ! Stamps are Inkadinkado and Heidi Swapp, but all other materials came from Art Anthology.

You can find more about these bookmarks and how I created them on the Art Anthology blog, and watch the video too. 


Thank you for your time, I hope you like what you saw...
See ya !

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Blue and black are a good fit !

Hello !

Back with a new mixed media layout with 2 pictures of my daughters :


The black paper has already grungy look, so I continued with same look with white gesso and texture powder (you will see what kind of products I used at the end of the post), and added a crackle stamp (Prima) with black ink.


Then I added cheesecloth, some blue inks  by Art Anthology (Colorations sprays in Sky and Indigo) and silver microbeads before layering distress papers. And I added my personal touch by layering fussy cut swirls too !


Title is some wood words covered with gesso and inks and distress with black ink.


Did you notice the swirls matching the coat of my daughters ? I had this Colorbok paper in my stash forever and knew I had a good  reason to keep it !

Here are some of the products I used :


Thank you for stopping !  I wish you a great day and hope to see you soon !

Monday, November 6, 2017

My 78 Christmas cards review

Do you know there are less than 50 days left until Christmas ? Are your cards ready to be send ?
If you're still missing some or need a good start at them, here is my review in video of the cards I made for the 30 Cards before Christmas over these last 4 years !


The 30 cards before Christmas giveaway will begin like each year on the 25th of November, with as usual a fantastic prize to win ! So mark your calendar, but don't wait until the 25th to come back...

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon !

Friday, November 3, 2017

Art Anthology DT package

Hi everyone !

As you may know, I am on the Art Anthology Dream Team since a year now, and I will have the pleasure to continue in this team for another term ! Isn't it wonderful ?

So I received this incredible DT package yesterday and I want you to discover with me what's inside this box... Aren't you curious ? Lost of yummy mediums and stencils in there... But shhh, you must see the video to know !


Thanks for stopping by today, you bet I will have a project with these goodies very soon !
Have a great week end !

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween witches card

OMG ! Only 5 days before Halloween and I haven't show you a card yet ! No way ! Let me show you one right away !


While tidying up my scraproom, I found an old Halloween paper pad, Haunted Hallow by teresa Collins, that I used a lot in my previous Halloween project. I still loved it very much I decided to create a card with it (again).

Take a look at these previous card I made in October 2013 and September 2013. The same year, I made another one with a manga-like stamp.
Last year, I made a tag for the Tim Holtz challenge with this very same paper pad !

Maybe it's time for me to buy a new Halloween paper pad. Or maybe it's too late anyway and I just have to wait until next year...

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you soon for another project ! And have fun this week end !

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It's all about stamps... on my new layout !

Hello scrapbookers !

Other crafters are welcome too, but today I have a layout to show you...


Lot of stamps here ! The flowers, doilies, phrases and words... I choose to have a flashy background with light embellishments. I just added some watercolors to the flowers.


Love layering fussy cut images ! 
I sure digged into my stash to find all these stamps...



Lot of the text stamps were discontinued, the doilies are Inkadinkado stamps, the flowers a Stampendous one (find a similar here). Here are some of the other things I used in this layout :




This layout was designed for a workshop (beginner to intermediate) with a French association in Houston, to work on layering, stamping and hand cutting. Contact me with the form on the left column if you are interested about my workshops for your store or association in the Houston area. I create workshop for all levels, suitable for your needs.

Thank you for your time reviewing this post. 
May your day be wonderful !