Celebrate 20 years for Creative Embellishments

Celebrating 20!

I love making cards & tags for my sons birthdays. This year, my eldest turned 20. Wow, I always ask myself how come time is going by so fast.

My son is a quiet young man, still very passionate about his video games, so I felt that it would be fun to make him a card with that theme. The other source of inspiration is our current passion for the Games of Thrones series, the dragon was just perfect with the film strips.

For this project I altered my items in 3 ways:

  1. Covered my film strips in black gesso
  2. Painted my star, title and dragon with Metallique Art Alchemy fresh orange paint
  3. Covered with black gesso and altered with Finnabair wax my game controls

I love the shine effect of the metallique paint

The gift tags that match are so much fun to make

I wish all of you a wonderful day !


Sweetheart for Cuts2luv and entry to Lindy's challenge

I've been making fun layouts with my niece's belly pictures all summer, now is the time to introduce you to our new family member: Ayden.

I just love the new photoshoots that they do now, he's all dressed up in a deer costume. He is just ADORABLE.

I wanted to give this layout an outdoor earthy feel. So I played with Woodgrain & a print paper, then added some leaves. I also colored some cheese cloth to add dimension and details for a woodsy feel.

I love this burlap flower, it fits perfectly with a touch of straw underneath. And what can I say about this stunning deer flair other than I am in love... I covered the leaf chipboards with a this coat of white gesso, then added touches of Lindy's ink in layers.

This second flair is also quite unite with the repetitive pattern of the deer antlers. Again you can see the leaf chipboard and some touches of straw.

This Sweetheart heat embossed title was just perfect for this page. Do you notice at the bottom, the small words? They were made by one of my good friend Edith Cloutier.

The flairs can be found here on the Cuts2luv Etsy store: Special set Christmas 2017

I would like to enter this page for the November color combo challenge. Here is the image for this month: November challenge

I played with many earth tones from my Lindy's stamp gang collections:

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my page. I wish you a wonderful day !


Another 2018 DT for me, Blue Fern Studios

Wow, what a day, I am proud to announce that I will be joining the fabulous creative team of Blue Fern Studios for 2018.

For a view of the 2018 team, please head over to the Blue Fern Blog : Design Team Announcement

Thanks for the vote of confidence to the team, I can't wait to get started !


2018 More than Words new Design team member

It's with great excitement that I have the opportunity to join the More Than Words creative team in 2018. What an amazing opportunity to join such a talented team.

Thanks for your vote of confidence to the previous team members and a big congratulations to the new members of the team. I wish best of luck to the members that will be leaving and hope they will enjoy their new adventures.

See you in 2018 !


Bird Large Tag for Creative Embellishments and More Than Words challenge entry

There are days when you get inspired by simple things, like this beautiful picture of these 2 birds. I just loved the colors and they looked like 2 love birds. 

November 18th will be our 21st wedding anniversary and I wanted to give a small piece of art to my husband as a gift. He's sweet, he likes to have my work in his office. I wanted an image that was not us, but represented a couple, and this was the perfect picture for this project.

My starting point was one of the Huge Tags, I just love to play with them. They are simple and fun to use. I layered it with woodgrain patterned paper that was inspired by the November More Than Words challenge.

NOTE: This tag is EXTRA Large, 5.5 x 10 inches, the base is chipboard covered by a woodgrain paper. Not your standard tag.

Corner ornament clusters are always fun when you can play with different objects and flower shapes. I had this small round wood piece that is slightly hidden under the bright white flower. Then underneath, the stunning leaves. Together they complete this beautiful fall piece.

I heat embossed my chipboard in various fall tones.

Lindy's products used:

Cajun Cornelian Red spray (discontinued)

Bird photo source Pinterest : (Credit: Reencarnation Cristalero @Pixdaus.com)

Last final touches were to ass splatters of ink, diluted gesso and then some sequins for an added bling.

I would like to enter this piece in the More than Words November challenge: HERE

Word Inspiration - OUTDOORS
Creative Challenge - WOODGRAIN

 Outdoors: I love nature, I enjoy especially seeing animals in Nature. The fall I find particularly spectacular because of all the wonderful colors we have here in Canada. At home, at this time of the year, I always have a bird feeder, we do not get the birds on my project, but we do get stunning birds like Cardinals and Blue Jays many times per day.

Woodgrain, many vendors now offer stunning woodgrain backgrounds, I find them so versatile. If I look at my projects over the last year, I would say 40% have a woodgrain background. I enjoy the natural feel it gives the project and the dark one I used on my project is perfect to give focus to the light elements in my clusters. I also added in my clusters that small round piece of wood, to add an extra outdoor feel to the project.

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


Creative Embellishments November challenge

Good morning bloggers, we are in full fall colors here in Canada. I was so inspired by the image this month. I loved the feel of the colors, the leaves and the animals in the image. The twist of this months challenge was to use a flourish (oups I forgot).

Here is my page with a stunning picture of a fox taken in Vancouver British Colombia region by one of my friends. He was super lucky to find this mom fox around his campsite.

I started my page by using a beautiful mandala stencil by snip art and then colored that section with my Lindy's Stamp Gang spray Lucious Lime.

I wanted to add some of the leaves chipbords and embossed them with Fiddlehead Fern Green from Lindy's.

The title I painted with Finnabair paints, I just love the shimmer they give to the chipboard pieces.

Here is the beautiful inspiration image:

Thanks for stopping by !


#Fun for Creative Embellishments

Halloween is just around the corner, like a kid, I still love getting dressed up for work or for a Halloween party. I've been wanting to capture this moment on paper for a while now. I just love this picture of me and my friends taken a few years ago.

The starting point of this page was inspired by the cob web print on this old paper collection that I had resting in my stock.
The layout was a simple one to do, I just altered my chipboards by covering them with a coat of black gesso, then added dabbles of white gesso and Finnabair waxes. I used the following:
  • Antique Brilliance Amethyst Magic
  • Opal Magic Wax Royal Robes
  • Metallique Wax Brushed Iron
Last elements for a spooky feel to your page are splatters of white & black gesso.
I wish all of you a wonderful upcoming Halloween day !
Other products used:
  • Finnabair: Clear & White Gesso
  • Cuts2luv flair
  • Wild Orchid craft flowers
  • Cheese cloth