Art Journal- Live your Dreams

A friend of mine had lent me her stencil that I had placed in my Art Journal almost 8  months ago without completing it... Last night, I was just inspired by a challenge where we needed to leave lots of white and add sprouts of colors. I kne it was time for me to tackle it once and for all.

I just love this quote from Marianne Design.
It's just a perfect thought for 2016 don't you think?
And guess what... to day is my Birthday so Happy Birthday to me and this is my wish for 2016... to Live my Dreams.


Case file 189- Adorable

Already time for my 3rd and last case as a Special Investigator for the CSI blog.
I just loved the color and theme of this challenge. To be honnest, I am not big on taking pictures of my drinks and food so I needed a picture. Special Thanks goes out to my friend Caroline (Elliam) for providing me this pic. Also you'll find her brand new die-cut (Adorable) and badges.
Here is the case file.
My Evidence: Food accent, enamel dots, String, Asteriks
My Testimony is written in a recipe format about how to create this wonderful Latte.
You like the badges and the die-cut, have a look at Caroline's Etsy store: Cuts2Luv
Miam... now I feel like going to get one...
Thanks again to the CSI team for the invitation to be Special Investigator, it's always a pleasure.
Have a great day !


January Moodboard Challenge at SAP

My friend Marie-France created this wonderful moodboard with very neutral colors, totally out of my comfort zone. Also another twist was adding yarn... Yarn... who knew I even had some in my stock...
Here is my page for this challenge:
The background paper is from 13@rts, the die cut id Heidi Swapp, the Tag is from ChicTags

Just love the plush animals on her moodboard...
Have a great day peeps !

Epic- Hogwarts

I had some time over the weekend to play in my craft room and I had this idea in my mind for a long time.
I pulled out my Finnabair White Crackle paste and my Lindy's Stamp Magicals and started to work on the bricks of my page. I have to say, It was very easy to do and the result is stunning.
Here are a few close-up pics of the before and after the addition on the Magicals
I felt that the black did not bring enough punch, so I adde an extra layer of paint over it to bring it more sliky look. Then I played with the magicals. After I added some black paint dots.
I painted my BlueFern Studios ornaments Black and added just a touch of clue to highlight the sky in the picture. The ornaments are sepia colored to match the bric.
And yes... I needed and OWL.. Luckily my friend Caroline has some in her Cuts2Luv collections.

I hope you have a magical day !


La France with Binka Hé,

So we are off to another great worldwide scrap adventure with the Scrap Aux Puces team.
The first stop is FRANCE, with the discovery of a wonderful artist Binka Hé
Her blog: http://lesreasdebinka.blogspot.ca/

She is on the creative teams of badges Folies and Carto Scrap. She designs her own exclusive products like dies for CartoScrap and stamps for Scraposhphère.  I was not familiar with her work, but it is clear that I will follow her work from now on.
The challenge was a scraplift of one of her pages. Here is my page for this challenge
I'll be honnest when I say that this was my 2nd attempt at this challenge. I just do not like my pages in this style. I know my friends LOVED it, but I'm still struggling with it. Not certain if it's the choice of my picture or the fact that it's too asymetric, it's just not my favorite page.
What I do like is the gesso effect on the motif page, I like how it created some debth and joined well with the white background. I also like placing the title on the side. Really cute.
Here is Binka's page for this challenge:
So.. Thanks to the SAP team for thsi great discovery and thanks Binka for your inspiration!.


Toi & Moi - Mixed Media canvas

In the last few weeks, I've already shown you my friend Caroline's new die-cuts over at Cuts2Luv.
Once again, I am including one in my mixed-media canvas that I have created for my upcoming class.
I just LOVE my Dina Wakley scribble birds. On this time, I colored them with a dry brush technique. The stamped image is done over gessoed paper. Once painted, I covered the scribbled image with my stabilo aquarelle pencil. The left image is completed, the right still needs to be done.
What did I use to create my frame you will ask? Simply a 8x8 canvas.. I just turned it around and used the back. I did add a layer of light molding paste to hide the staples...

And then painted the canvas with acrylique paint... The rest is kept a secret unless you attend my class in February...
 And here is the Cuts2Luv kit:
Thanks for having a peek at my piece, I hope you enjoy it !


R.I.P. Snape...aka Alan Rickman

Cancer... this aweful disease has taken many icons this week, from David Bowie, Rene Angelile and my favorite professor to hate & love at the same time Snape...
I've always loved to hate Alan Rickman, he played the bag guys so well : The Sherrif in Robin Hood, The britt in Die-Hard but my favorite was Snape.
You've seen my many many pages for Universal Studios and Harry Potter, and yes, I am a kid at heart and a big Fan. I have to say that I was sad to hear of Alan's passing at such a young age.

May he rest in peace, and may his family find comfort in the love & devotion of his fans.


Case File 188- Picture Perfect with Scooby Doo

Well it's already time for my second Special Investigator challenge at Color Stories Inspiration.
I had the PERFECT picture.... None other than Scooby Doo and Shaggy at Universal studios. The colors just matched the case file perfectly...

Here is a closer look at the picture:
My Evidence for the case file: Stripes (paper), Animals (well Scooby Doo is an animal right ?), Clouds, Felt (Scoobu Doo again LOL), Buttons & Triangles
My Testimony is about Loving the Team gathering that we had at Universal Studios in 2015. On the pic with me is my collegue and friend Isabelle.
Now are you liking my die-cut title???? Crazy nice right? well.. it's the newest addition to my friend Caroline's collection, so head over to her Etsy shop :Cuts2Luv

Here are the other die-cuts in this collection:
Here is the case file if you want to join in on the fun !


Happy Day- It's your Birthday !

Happy Birthday to my loving husband !
Had fun making his card over the Holidays. He's quite a joker, so this little bird just seemed perfect. Stamped on watercolor paper and Die cut from Tim Holtz.
Just Luv you to bits my dear,,, xxx


Everything I do... I do it for you...

My last page of my Christmas vacation... Work starts tomorrow sniff sniff...
Scrap aux puce had a wonderful music challenge, we needed to include the words of Brian Adams' Robin Hood theme song. Edith used it for making a beautiful page of her recent wedding. On my part, I was inspired to do this family picture we had taken during a photo shoot in Riviera Maya.
I really loved how it turned out. It just looks so classy.
Here is a closer look at my clustering of ornaments. Love the dots from PinkFresh studio, the title die-cut from Dear Lizzy, the new Prima flowers and the most recent Cuts2Luv badge:

I am also entering this page for the PinkFresh challenge: I cut out the clock, the words Timeless & Love and last but not least, some pieces of what were ticket stubbs in a Simple Stories Mickey Mouse collection pack.
Sad to see my vacation end, but very pleased with the great crafting time that I was able to have and really pleased with my most recent pages.
See you soon peeps !

Toi & Moi

Scrap aux Puces January challenge: Mandatory picture of you & a friend.
For this challenge, I used the selfie picture that my frien Marie-France aka BadBarbie and I took during our scrap weekend last spring. Scrapbooking is a passion that we both share. It's what brought us together over than 8 years ago and we enjoy spending time crafting together.
Marie-France has a great love of life and she's always fun to be around, this title just fit so well.
Also, have you had the chance to check out my friend Caroline's new die-cuts? Here is Toi & Moi. I just love her new collection and yes, there is another badge...teehee.
Funny enough... we were both crafting at home, on the same day using the same background papers... that I did find funny... Wish I could have more crafty time with her & other friends... That's on my wish list for 2016...


Enjoy every moment- Scrap the boys challenge

Wow at first I was lost, how was I going to be able to incorporate purple into a page of my boys. Now... Purple is probably one of my least favorite colors, unless it's dark purple, otherwise, I just can't... Yes, if you've seen my work before, you know that I am a Turquoise, Red & bold colors gal. Now what's the point of doing theses challenges if it's not to challenge your comfort zone and your style????
I have to say, I am pleased with the final result. Who know I could do purple???
I even managed to find a matching cuts2luv buton.....
Here is the Scrap the boys challenge board:
So what do you think??? Not too bad right?
Oh I almost forgot, I combined this with another challenge at Scrap aux Puces, a Scraplift challenge. Here is the page we needed to Scraplift, I  basically used the same sketch and watercolor background.
Now... If I could only go back to Riviera Maya and enjoy that beach again....

Card for Lindy's Stamp Gang January Challenge

Wow, this was my first time participating in Lindy's Stamp Gang challenges. Oh my, this one really got me out of my comfort zone. A beautiful combo, but not colors that I usually play with.
Here is my card for this challenge:
You can find the challenge here: January color challenge
Magicals: South Shore Sand

You and Me

Another crafty day for me today, and lots of inspiration coming from 2 blogs,
The first in Cuts2Luv with the monthly moodboard. On my page I used: Snowflakes, the color combo, doilies, Cuts2Luv badges and the brand new die-cut (You and Me)...
The second is Blue Ferns Studio sketch of the month.
Here is the Cuts2Luv moodboard:
And the Blue Fern Studios sketch of the month:
I really loved how the page turned out. I rarely combine 2 challenges, but theses 2 just fit well together.