30 days before Christmas projects

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Steampunk girl canvas with Art Anthology

Hello !

It's been a while since the last time I blogged ! Do you know why ? I moved from France to Texas again ! So I did need so time to move all my craft stuff and I did not received them yet... But I was able to create something for the Art Anthology blog before my departure...

You will find detailed pictures and video tutorial on the AA post of this project :

You can also find it on my YouTube channel as well as other tutorials.

I hope I will received my stash soon so I can create more projects for you to see...
Have a great day and stay tune !

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Create quick party invites with Art Anthology

Hello !

Back on the Art Anthology blog today for a pool party project... Invitation cards ! Don't say you give up on summer parties ! I'm sure these invite can be handy... and they are super quick to made...

You will need white cardstock (try the Core'dinations one) and white 4x6 cards (or create cards with white cardstock), a Sizzix die and the Twilight stencil (Art Anthology), Minx in Enchanting, Bankroll, Panache and Majestic over gel medium. The sentiment and the edges of the card are painted in Mayan Gold Velvet.

You will find the tutorial on the Art Anthology blog or on my channel.

Thank you for stopping by. I am moving in a week end, so I will probably not posting during few days, but I already have a new post ready for you. So stay tune !

Have a great day !

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bastille's day layout for the July Prima challenge

Hello !

Prima moodboard is filled this month with blue, red and brown colors and combined with the French event in July, it inspired me a new layout about Bastille day for the Make it Prima challenge :

Soooo... On a Vintage Emporium paper, I use a damask stencil with white light gesso and sprikled microbeads in copper and berry over it ( all of these are Prima products). Then I painted the French flag with watercolor.

I added a Say-it-in-Crystal lace border under the picture, painted Prima flowers with watercolor to recreate the tricolor French roundel. The beaded trim was painted with copper paint (still all Prima).

Some vintage metal numbers for the date and the vintage clock die cut under the picture...

The title is the starting words of the French national anthem, made with rub-on letters and rub-on decorations (Prima IOD).

If you didn't know Bastille day is today ! Music, firemen's ball and fireworks are traditional, and as I currently live in Avignon, I will benefit from the theatre festival...

I wish you a great week end (TGIF !) and hope to see you soon !

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mixed media layout about a girl...

Hello !

I'm on the Art Anthology blog today with a new layout about my daughter, using stencils, mediums, die cuts, inks, laces, flowers... So it's a mixed media page...

 Dot Matrix with Leaf Sorbet Dimensional medium and 6×9 Scales with Mayan Gold Velvet were used to build the background, as well as some stamps (Prima Marketing) and distress inks in walnut stain and  mowed lawn (Ranger).
You can also spot some wildflower dies (Sizzix/Tim Holtz) among other things...

A video tutorial is available on the Art Anthology's post or on my YouTube channel to watch the whole process.

I think this layout will be a perfect fit for the Simon Says Sstamp Monday challenge : distress it !

Thank you for your time, I hope to see you soon on this blog for another project !

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Add a face to your Art Journal pages with Art Anthology

Hello there !

One more mermaid project (same theme layout there) for me this month with Art Anthology for an Art journal spread using lots of stencils and mediums ! You will find detailed pictures and link to the tutorial video on the Art Anthology blog but here is the project :

I am not good at drawing faces, but with the Let's Face It stencil it was so easy ! I hope you will give it a try too !

As the theme for the Monday challenge at Simon says stamp is Stencil it, I will enter this spread in the challenge.

Thank you for your time spent on this post and see you soon for other projects !

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Flower fairy dress with Prima Marketing

Hello crafters !

Should I say I played with a Barbie doll even if I'm 40+ ? Come on ! I know you did it too sometimes... But why again ? To create a fairy dress for her ! Look at this beauty !

I used few vintage items from Prima Marketing, using the doll as a dress form (it's in plastic, easily cleaned...). You can see hydrangeas, The Secon Wind papers cut with a leaf die, glittery leaves, a tiny resin rose and Say it in Pearls swirls.

Another close-up of the corsage rose (made with 3 hydrangeas) on the other side to see the resin roses and pearls :

I started to construct the dress by adhering half hydrangeas on ribbon around the waist using Fabri-Tac, letting an opening on the back to remove the dress from the doll. After few flowers rows, I changed for the leaves, each row glued to the previous one only by the stem.

The top is made with three leaves and two flowers. The back of the dress is open.

So... Do you want to play doll too now ?

One of my goal as a designer is to create a real size paper/flower dress, and I think this design will be perfect for it... What do you think ? Is this dress will win me a place in the Prima design team ? Hope so...

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed  what you saw...
See you soon !

Friday, June 16, 2017

Betsy in pink - A Prima Marketing tag

Hello !

Are you in full summer mode ? Here in the South of France, we so are ! High temperature and blue sky, beach less than a hour from home... 
This beach mood inspire me to create a new tag, using watercolor and flowers...

You can recognize Betsy, the Julie Nutting Prima doll stamp, on a watercolor paper tag by Prima Marketing too, with vintage Prima flowers and leaves !

It was a very quick craft to create, my scraproom doesn't have A/C and is in the attic...

I will enter this tag into the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp : Touchy Feely

I wish you a great week end, and if you cannot go to the beach, have a beach party at home !