9/24/2016

Enjoy Tag for Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo & More than Words

Making tags is not something I do frequently. I love admiring them, but seldom create them. Recently some blog challenges have given me more inspiration to do a few, so I am planning on using them with upcoming birthday gifts instead of the standard cards.
 
For this one, I was inspired by 2 challenges, the first one is from Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo blog. Here is the link: September challenge
 
I loved the colors and the stars in the image, that was the starting point for my project:


 
Here is the challenge image:
 
Here is a closer look at my tag:
 
 
I just love the glitter of the chipboard and the stars in the background.
 
 
The next entry was for the facebook challenge at More Than Words Challenges. This mini challenge we were required to use the word: Enjoy.
 
You can find the facebook challenge here:Mini-challenge
Hope you like my take on the challenges... Wishing you a fabulous day !
 
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9/19/2016

September challenges at Blue Fern Studios and More than Words

Had a wonderful crafty day with my friends on saturday, so hard to believe that it's mid September already. I am still in the mood for crafting my beach scenes. Still many beautiful pictures of Cuba that I want to put on paper.
 
For this page I was inspired by 2 challenges: Blue Fern Studios & More than Words:
 
Let's start with the Blue Fern Studio challenge that you can find here: September challenge
 
I love the color combination, the images of the beach, the flowers and the seashells.
 
 
I used a few of my most recent pieces: Doily chipboard, the By the Sea chipboard, the seashell chipboards, the flowers and my background paper.
 
 
I also recently acquired my 1st Blue Fern Studio embossing powder, and I just love it. It's perfect sandy beige color with just the perfect amount of shimmer.
 
 
Link to embossing powder: Oatmeal
 
Here is the beautiful image moodboard for inspiration:
 
 
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My next entry for this page is for the September challenge at More than Words. This month the team used a Recipe challenge with the word Delight.
 
My option of the 2 was to use the Art Recipe. On my page you will find:
Die-cut leaves
3 Badges from Cuts2Luv
Flowers
Mists from Lindy's Spray Gang
 
The link to the challenge: Delight & Recipe
 
Now for the Delight part... Well, when I hear the word delight, I also think about Joy, or what makes me Happy. This is what Delight means to me, and trust whan I say that spending time with my family is just that... Many moments of Delight. As my boys are getting older, every moment is more and more important in my heart because pretty soon, they will be young adults and I know I will have less and less time with them.
 
One of the flair buttons also has a beautiful french saying: Apprécier les bon moments: This means appreciate the good moments... Isn't it just perfect ???
 
 
 
I have this frame in our living room that I use to place my family pages. This is how on a daily level, I get to remember the moments we have shared together.
 

Now everyday, I can see and remember this delightful event. Do you showcase your work in your home?

Thanks to both teams for the inspiration. Hope you enjoyed my take on your challenges.
 
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9/08/2016

Dusty Attic September blog challenge entry

INSPIRED ! oh my oh my, what a fabulous moodboard on the Dusty Attic blog this month. Love Love Love it !.So... I had the idea of making my own dream catcher. It's not perfect, but it's not bad either... I am happy with the end result.
 
Here is my canvas for this challenge:

I love this Dusty Attic chipboard: Always find time for the things in life that make you happy.

It is hard to get the depth of the canvas, so here is a different angle:


I started my background by adding molding paste thru a stars stencils by Prima. Then when it was dry, I painted the background brown and removed some of the paint with some tissue paper:


Then I added the dabs of gold and turquois shimmer paints, funny how the light makes it look green even thought it is in the blue hues... So hard to take a good picture of shimmer paints I find.


I added some paint splatters and the used a foam doily as the center of my dream catcher. I used a metal circle that I covered in ribbon for the external part of the dream catcher. 


Then came the final touches with adding the Cuts2Luv badge, the flowers and the embossed title.


Here is the beautiful moodboard and link:



Dusty Attic link 
 
Thanks for the INSPIRATION ladies, I hope you enjoy my take on your board.
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9/07/2016

Dream- Lindy's Stamp Gang & Mixed Media Place challenge entry

Good morning everyone, where has the time gone by, hard to believe that we are already in September, feels like yestarday that we were in June. With the close arrival of fall comes beautiful orangy green colors. In Canada we are quite lucky to have the 4 seasons and fall is particularly nice here. Once again, my craftiness was inspired by some blog challenges.
 
For the first entry, I was inspired by the colors of the Lindy's Stamp Gang challenge. Unfortunatly, I did not have the exact colors in my stash, but I did have slightly brighter hues of the orange and green, so I opted for thoses 2 colors of the combo as my main colors.

 
I used my magical powders with watercolor paper (technique shown by one of the DT members Caroline recently). I splattered some magicals on my paper and then sprayed water and let the magic begin. Then I stamped my flowers and butterfly with Archival black ink over the colored sections:
 
 
I also wanted to add some texture to my blackboard, so I mixed my darkest green (Ponderosas Pine Olive) with modeling paste and applied that thru a stencil to create the small hearts on my blackboard.
 
Link to the September challenge: HERE
 
 
The Magical colors I used can be found online in the store using the following links:
 
Kissin Kenickie coral
Drop Dead Gorgeous Green
Ponderosa Pines Olive
 
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My second entry for this challenge was inspired by the Creative Gym #20 at Mixed Media Place
 
 
Link to the challenge: Creative Gym #20
 
I was inspired mainly by the quotation. I love my finnabair buttefly stamp because it has this beautiful dreams quote inside:
 
 
I used my beautiful green metallic paint to cover the base of my project and added the stunning gold microbeads to the center of my stamped flowers with Gel medium. The Alchamy paints have become some of my favorites to use, I just love the shimmer they have.
 
 
Other ornaments used are  my badges from Cuts2Luv, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and stamped leaves by KesiArt using the Ombre inks.
 
Hope you enjoyed my project, It sure brightens my crafty space. Wishing you a great week.
 
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9/02/2016

Bellagio- September challenge at Cuts2Luv and Creative Embellishments

Just back from a beautiful 5 day trip in Las Vegas... We visited so many beautiful places, but this one place was my favorite, the interior courtyard at the Bellagio. Aquarium themed setting, stunning at day as well as night. Just a dreamy place to visit.
 

 
 
I am entering this page for 2 challenges, For the first one over at Cuts2Luv blog, I was inspired by the moodboard and used the following:
2 stencils (numbers & hearts) with ditress inks
Sketch
Color Combo
 
Here is a closer look at my badges:
 
 
Now look at this beautiful moodboard:
 
Here is the link to join in on the fun: Cuts2Luv September board
 
My second entry for this page is over at Creative Embellishments.
 
I was inspired by the image with the elements of time and numbers. In Vegas, you lose track of time, it's just amazing how it is a beautiful place and you don't feel the time going by, with the exception of your feet reminding your that you've been walking since forever. The image reminded me also of the contrast of night and bright lights in Vegas.
 
I added one of the beautiful clock ornaments, and the numbers are stenciled with ink on my background.
 
Here is the image:
 
And now the link to join in on the fun: Creative Embellishments September
 
 
Thanks to both teams for the wonderful inspiration !!!
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8/21/2016

Inspired by CeeCee for this Hybrid challenge at ScrapAuxPuces

Hi everyone... its was a rainy day in Montreal today, I did not get the chance to spend the day in my craftroom, but I did get some time to work on this beautiful page.
 
We were challenged by Elliam  (Caroline) on Scrap Aux Puce to do a Hybrid page... so basically, to print at home a page that we liked and use it as our background. Sounded simple enough? Well... not really, first you need to find the image..  Initially I thought of creating my own digital one, gave up that idea real quickly (truly hate working on my computer), then I started looking around to find a page that INSPIRED me. Well that became easy... I have a craft friend Catherine Coté, that I've known now for a few years, you might know her as CeeCee. She happens to be one of the most creative and talented artist that I know in the Montreal area. Not only is she full of talent, but she is just so sweet and funny. Over the last years, I've followed and admired  her work. So I took my chance and asked if I could use one of her watercolor pieces for my challenge. Lucky for me she said yes..
 
So here is her lovely watercolor image (Art before midnight snack):
 
 
and here is my hybrid scrap using her page. Another one for our cuban vacation album:
 
 
 
If you want to see or purchase some of CeeCee's artwork, visite her at the following webpages.
 
Her blog: CreationsCeeCee
Her facebook page: CeeCee's Creations
Her youtube chanel:CreationsCeeCee
 
Thanks to Caroline for keeping us on our toes with your wonderful challenges, and a special thanks to Catherine (CeeCee) for letting me play with your work.
 
Have a great day everyone !
 
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8/20/2016

Magique- 7 Dots Studio & Scrap Africa august challenges

Oh yes, I am still working on my 12 x 12 album from our Cuban vacation, time for another page. This one is of our family lounging in the beautiful pool at the hotel. This was our end of the afternoon routine.
 
 
The chipboard title from Cuts2Lus is painted with the beautiful deep purple metalic paints from the Finnabair product line. I wish the picture could catch the beautiful shimmer that it truly has. I love this FUN badge from Cuts2Luv, the Ombre effect is beautiful.
 
 
 
 
The challenge this month over at 7Dots Studio is Metallic or texture. Here is the beautiful inspiration board and link to access the challenge if you want to join in on the fun:
 

 
For my participation, I used the Prima Finnabair metalic paints on my chipboard and also diluted to color my flowers. I also added some metal fragmentson my page & flowers. And there is plenty of texture with my modeling paste thru the stencil.
 
 
My next entry for this page is my first particiation at Scrap Africa. I love the color of this beautiful moodboard. The mix of blue and purple,, wow... What inspired me was also the water and the flowers. I am pretty happy on how my page turned out with this color palet. The blue of the pool was my starting point for this page. We just loved relaxing there. When I looked at the moodboard it had energery and relaxation in it for me, that why I knew it was the perfect combo for my page.
 
 
Here is the link to join in on the fun: Challenge No 77

Thanks for the inspiration to both Design Teams....
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