2/22/2018

More Than Words February mini challenge

It's the Facebook mini challenge time on the More Than Words Facebook page.

Here is my take on this challenge: TRUE


And the inspiration board from More Than Words:

I enjoyed playing with my new Altenew mini ink pads, Love the colors :


The background I heat embossed stamps from the Wild Hibiscus set with Magic Moon Pearls from Lindy's to give a tone-on-tone effect.



Products used on this card are:

  • Altenew Wild Hibiscus & Hibiscus Bouquet stamp sets
  • Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Coral Berry, Frosty Pink, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf & Forest Glades
  • Archival Black ink
  • Lindy's Embossing Powder : Magic Moon Pearls
  • Water color card by Ken Oliver

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will join in on the fun !





2/21/2018

Awesome for Cuts2luv & Lindy's Gang challenge entry

This month for my Cuts2luv page I had the pleasure of making a layout for a good friend Marina. I loved this wedding picture of her bridal party and I was pleased when she accepted that I use her photo for one of the layouts that I'll be offering her.

The hues in the background were the starting point, when you don't have anything to match in your stash, the build your own I say. I build this one by using a stencil with gel medium, then once dry, I started to play with my Lindy's inks.



I wanted the picture to remain the focus point on the page, so I kept the ornaments in various dark shades of the pink-purple tones.

The title is watercolor cardstock that I die-cut, then with a thin layer of glue over the die-cut, I was able to cover it with glitter.



One of the Cuts2luv flairs is tucked away, but gives a great touch to the title


The other flair is in the top corner, I chose this hand drawn flower because it was just perfect for a wedding picture layout.






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I will also be entering this layout in the Lindy's gang February color challenge.








Thanks again to Marina for letting me play with your picture, now, I'll be having fun to bring this in my luggage next time I go to the US for work !

I hope you enjoyed my page, thanks for stopping by !








2/07/2018

Blue Fern Studio February projects

All you Need is Love - Layout #1

What can I say other than I am in LOVE with the new collection In the Mood, Artisan collection by Blue Fern Studios. The hardest challenge was choosing what paper to use for my first layout as they are all spectacular.

I chose to use Attracted in the collection pack for this beautiful wedding picture of my friend Marina and her husband David. I was inspired by the lovely floral prints and the greens that would match perfectly with the background of this beautiful picture.


First step was to add with a stencil, light molding paste, creating small hearts on my background, then I added onto the molding paste Baby Pink embossing powder and heated this up. I love adding my embossing powders on my papers.

Then I covered a clock chipboard with white gesso and heat embossed it with Pixie Dust embossing powder. I love that mix of gold and pink. It is a spectacular new color that has become a recent favorite.


The new printed chipboard title was perfect for this page, I wanted it centered under my picture. Then I built my layering of flowers, lace, stamp prints and die-cuts around it.


Did you notice the circles ? They are  from the Texture Circles stamp collection. I stamped them on white cardstock and cut them out to add as embellishments to my page.

How are you finding that beautiful lace under my title? I found it gave the layout such a classy look.

In this next picture, you can get a closer look at the new flowers and the stamped circle. Notice that small pink lace flower? It's from the lace 10 set.


In the last 2 images, a better look at the Pink Topaz seedlings:



Blue Fern Product used on this page:


Paper: In the Mood Attracted


Chipboard: In The Mood Printed Chipboard

Flowers: Moody Florals & Spring Lilies

Lace:  10 & 12

Embossing Powders: Pixie Dust & Baby Pink

Seedlings: Pink Topaz

Stamps: Texture Circles 

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Sweetheart- Layout #2

A friend of mine has the cutest little daughter and had some amazing picture taken to capture her first birthday. I just love this picture with her daughter in a tutu dress stepping on Brittany's bright red shoes. This picture was my inspiration for the layout. I wanted to play with reds and light pinks.

My starting point was the new In the Mood collection, I chose the Mellow paper for my background. I just found that little red bird oh so cute.

Next steps was to add some layers of paper. I played with Ecstatic and Pensive from the same collection


Here is a closer look at the photo area. As you might have noticed, I used some of the In the Mood Printed Chipboards for decorative elements. 

I made a die-cut out of the Ecstatic paper, love that red tone.

The Turkish Bits chipboard is heat embossed with the Pure Red embossing powder


 I wanted to add more red to my layout so I stamped and embossed in Pure Red this beautiful Butterfly from the Butterflies stamp collection.

Under my flowers you can see some touches of lace 4 and some Pink Topaz seedlings



Blue Fern Product used on this page:


Paper: 
In the Mood Mellow
In the Mood Pensive
In the Mood Ecstatic


Chipboard: In The Mood Printed Chipboard

Flowers: Moody Florals 

Lace:  4

Embossing Powders: Pure Red 

Seedlings: Pink Topaz

Stamps: 
Tattered Newsprint
Butterflies

Chipboard:
Turkish Bits


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CUTE- layout #3

For this layout, I started playing around with the cute bird on the brand chipboard. I had this beautiful daycare picture of Emma that was just perfect to build a nice soft page.


I build this chipboard in 3 layers. First step was to emboss the branch and leaves with Green Ivory embossing powder. Second step was to add a layer of glue with a fine tip dispenser then add the Meadow and Twig seedlings. Once that was dry, I then embossed the bird with Frozen embossing powder.

Oooh this turned out just lovely.


Here is a closer look at the bird and leaves.


Next step was the frame, I wanted it to melt into the background, so I chose Oatmeal as my embossing color for this one.


Last and final step was the ornament cluster. I used a flower from heartland blossoms and dark tropic lilys collections.

I enjoy adding pieces of lace to my projects and Lace #4 is my favorite.


Blue Fern Product used on this page:


Paper: Happy Accident -Chance


Chipboard:
Remnants Printed Chipboard
Remnants Frame Chipboard
Cute Sweet Sassy
Forest branch chipboard
Frame collage

Flowers: Dark Tropic Lilies & Heartland Blossoms

Lace:  4

Embossing Powders:
Oatmeal
Frozen
Blue Sky
Seafoam

Seedlings: Meadow & Twig

Stamps: Tattered Newsprint



I hope you've enjoyed my February creations for Blue Fern Studio and wish you an amazing day.



2/05/2018

Tableau d'inspiration Cuts2luv Février & Summer Studio challenge

Bonjour ! C'est mon tour de vous présenter ma page inspiré par le tableau du mois de Cuts2luv et le défi Summer Studio de février.


Pour cette page, je me suis inspirée du beau kit tu me rends heureuse. Une belle photo mon moi et mon mari lors de notre shooting photo de l'été dernier au Mexique.

J'avais pas de papier qui m'inspirait alors j'ai opté de m'amuser avec mes étampes et faire mon fond de page.


Le beau cœurs aux motifs feuillage est magnifique dans cette collection:


Les 2 autres badges de cette série sont superposés pour donner de la dimension:


Une petite touche des sequins pour ajouter un peu de brillance à la page:






Le beau tableau d'inspiration :


Sur ma page j'avais: Une photo de mon amour, des éclaboussures de peinture et le badge Coeur !

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I will be entering this page in the following challenge:



The challenge this month is  the plants, eco-style, all natural

I chose for my page to print with stamps many flowers to create my unique background. I also have fabric flowers on my layout as well as a resin one. 


I hope you like my take on the challenge.

Thanks for stropping by !




Autres produits sur cette page:
  • Étampes Altenew Hibiscus bouquet
  • Encres Altenew Puffy Heart et Purple Wine
  • Fleurs Prima et Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Diecut Seasonal Flowers


2/01/2018

More Than Words February challenge

Good morning bloggers, it's February and time for an inspiring challenge from the More than Words challenge team.

The challenge should you decide to participate this month is : Forever & Heart


 FOREVER: For me, Forever inspired me this page of me and my husband. With the years we change, we grow, we face challenges but I know I’ll be able to count on him forever. He’s my rock, together we can take on the world and I love him so.

HEART: The Hearts I integrated onto my page by playing a stencil and on one of my flairs also has hearts on it.



Here is the amazing inspiration board: 

A few more close captions of my clusters:




I can't wait to see your participation so come join in on the fun !




List of products used on this page:
  • Flairs from Cuts2luv ETSY STORE
  • Die cut from Brutus Monroe
  • Paper from Ella & Viv
  • Lindy's Magical Bachelor Button Blue & light Molding paste
  • Wild Orchid Crafts flowers


1/29/2018

Jon Snow for Cuts2luv & Lindy's January challenge

My oh my ! Jon Snow, he sure stole my heart in the Games of Thrones series. I am anxiously waiting for season 8.



One of the most recent release in the winter collection has this amazing flair :


How could I resist making a page for my gorgeous Jon Snow ?

Here are a few more pictures showing the new sequins and another winter flair.




Interested in this new collection? Here are the Etsy Links : Etsy store

Winter Wonderland:


Somewhere Else:






I am also entering this page in the January Lindy's Stamp Gang challenge


I did not have the perfect colors on hand, so I ordered the January kit, but for this page used the following:

Lindy's Stamp Gang Hydrangea Blue Spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang Danny Zuko's Denim

I coordinated my papers to get the other hues of the colors combo.



Thanks for stopping by ! I wish you a wonderful crafty day !







Other Products used:
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Hydrangea Blue & Dany Zukos's Denim
  • 7 Dots Studio Paper Yuletide Collection
  • Simon Says Stamp Die
  • Poppystamps Die