Doux Moment for Cuts2luv & challenge entry

Good morning everyone, it's my turn on the Cuts2luv blog today. For this page I was inspired by 2 blog challenges, here are the challenge links:

To build my page, I played with my Lindy's Stamp gang sprays and embossing powders. I used 2 colors of embossing powder to create the Ombre effect on my Cuts2luv chipboard:

This Cuts2luv mandala flair hand drawn by my friend Valerie Ouellet had the perfect colors and design for this page. Clustered with flowers, sequins and Prima Art Stone, the flair gives a wonderful decorative element to my page:

For Mixed Media & Art challenge, I was inspired by the Secrets Sketch, the color combination of the images and the Bohemian feel I captured in the usage of the flair and multi colored embossed stencil work.

For Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo the word JOURNEY. I believe that pregnancies are one of the biggest journeys that we can take in our lifetime. I love this beautiful picture of my darling niece, getting a kiss from her daughter and he husband kissing her belly while they wait for the arrival of their son. 

Here are the inspiration images for the challenges:

Mixed Media & Art: 

Cuts2luv products (with Etsy links) used on the page are the following:

I hope you enjoyed my take on the challenges, 

Thanks for stopping by !

Other products used:

  • Lindy's Sprays : Prima Donna Purple, Frenchy's Pink Poof, Time Travel Teal & Tiffany Lou Blue
  • Lindy's Embossing Powders: Tilt a wheel teal & Imperial Crown Purple Gold
  • Finabair molding paste & Art Stones
  • Snipart Stencil
  • Watercolor paper
  • Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts & Prima
  • Sequins
  • Die-cut : KaiserCraft


Bonne Retraite Lucie pour Creative Embellishments

Good day everyone, I'd love to share a special project with you today. One of my colleague is leaving on vacation and I was requested by my team to build a souvenir album as a parting gift. Have you ever worked with the Snap albums? I just love the pre-cut pockets that allow to insert small notes and pictures. I always try personalize the covers and working with chipboards makes this task super easy.

For this project I used 3 chipboard: Arrow heart frame, the steampunk heart and a dragonfly... 
I chose to turn the dragonfly around and it created this truly beautiful ornemental piece for the top of the floral arrangement.

Embossing the arrow heart frame in a darker shade makes it very subtil on the dark paper background.

This steampunk heart has to be one of the cutest that I've seen, look at how beautiful it shines with this 3 tone embossing:

My friend is loves to travel, so I've enjoyed building that theme in her album. 
The chipboard use on this page are the following:
Do you agree how simple it is to build a beautiful cover when you play with chipboard? What are your favorites?
Wish all of you a wonderful crafty day !


Mon Coeur for Creative Embellishments

Good morning everyone, as you will see, I am still enjoying scrapping beach themed pages. Again today, another picture from our Virginia Beach vacations that dates back 15 years ago or so.

Starting point for this page was using a stencil with a mixture of Lindy's Magicals Caribbean Blue and hard molding paste.

The second step is to add with a paint brush a layer of Lindy's magical diluted in water, I used the same one Caribbean Blue. Then once your base coat is dry, I make splatters with the same color. Once that is dry I use complimentary colors that I add splatters again, the second color was Hydrangea Blue spray from Lindy's.
Once your background is dry, then you start building your layers of paper. I wanted to included a chipboard frame in my layer. I chose a colors that was close to the background colors of my paper :Café au Lait from Lindy's embossing powder to heat emboss my grunge circle frame and I love this color because you can emboss your chipboard directly, no need to add white gesso on your chipboard first.

To add extra texture to my page, I included blue straw, a piece of fishnet and twine. My flowers are stamps that I water colored using the same blue as my background.

Last and final step was to splatter diluted white Gesso. I use a fan type paintbrush when I splatter my white gesso.

Products used on this page:

I hope you enjoyed my set-by-step, feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
Wishing all of you a wonderful crafty day !

Other products used:

  • Paper: 7 Dots Studio Hazy Days collection
  • Cuts2luv flair
  • Stamp set by Les Atelier de Karine
  • Lindy's  Magical (Caribbean Blue)
  • Lindy's Spray (Hydrangea blue)
  • Lindy's Embossing (Café au lait)
  • 13@arts Straw
  • Fishnet and twine
  • Hard molding paste, Clear and White Gesso from Finnabair


You are Loved pour Scrap Aux Puces

Aujourd'hui sur le forum je vous parle de la compagnie 49 and Market. Voici ma page fait avec cette collection de papier, d'ornements et d'étampes:

Produits utilisés:
  • Papier 49 and Market
  • Fleurs 49 and Market
  • Étampe 49 and Market
  • Badge Cuts2luv
  • Poudre embossé Lindy's Oakleaf Olive


Sunkissed pour Cuts2luv

Est-ce que vous avez eu l'occasion de regarder le magnifique tableau d'inspiration ce mois-ci? Il est juste magnifique, ce fut tellement facile s'y inspirer pour faire ma page.

Voici les éléments du tableau qui m'ont inspiré : Le mot Bonheur (badge), photo enfant, Doily (fait via un stencil)

Le mot BONHEUR, via ce magnifique nouveauté :

Le Doily fait avec un stencil de Snipart, j'ai utilisé du modeling paste léger avec la poudre magical Caribbean Blue.

La même couleur, j'ai fait l'aquarelle de ma fleur, la couleur est plus douce car j'ai dilué. J'adore voir les 2 tons de la même couleur.

Un autre badge coup de cœur de la collection été:

Voici le tableau pour votre inspiration:

Les produits utilisés sont:

Le bonheur c'est...

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Lien pour la boutique Etsy: ICI

Merci pour le regard, j'ai bien hâte de voir votre création !

Autres produits utilisés:
* Papier Blue Fern Studios
* Chipboard Creative Embellishments
* Stencil Snipart
* Magicals Caribbean Blue
* Lindy's Spray Hydragea Blue
* Fleurs Prima
*Fleurs Wild Orchid Crafts
* Stencil Tim Holts
*TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling paste


You Are Strong entry for Lindy's and More than Words challenges

Hi everyone, it's been a crazy few last weeks and I've not had the chance to do many projects outside my Design Team tasks, so I am super excited about having the chance to submit this layout for 2 of my favorite challenge sites Lindy's and More than Words.

 This inspiration for this page came from both challenges.

Let's start with the Lindy's challenge:

I started with the following items, but a few changed along the way. I was inspired by the dark contour of the image with the lighter blue from the car giving it some light in the middle of the page. The old car got me the idea of using a distressed look for my page. Products used are listed below.

I love how I was able to add the gorgeous colors to this stunning 7 Dots studio background paper:

Now time for the More Than Words Challenge

As I saw the FEARLESS part of the challenge I knew exactly what picture I had to use for my page. During our vacation in Riviera-Maya, we went on an excursion called Jungle Maya. Now 2 activities were a challenge for my eldest son Philippe (on the left side of the photo) and myself. We are both scarred of heights and during this excursion we had to do Zip lines and also repelling into a Cenote.

This picture was taken in the Cenote just after the repelling part of the Excursion. No need to tell you that we were really pleased to have completed this part. Letting yourself drop backwards into a hole when you do not see the bottom for someone who is scared of heights is quite a challenge. But we made it and I was especially proud of Philippe for going thru with this challenge.

The GRUNGE part of the challenge gave me the idea of using the gears, in zip line and also in the repelling part, the gears play a huge element in both activities, then some distressing and dark spots to add to the Jungle element of our excursion. Here are a few more detailed pictures:

I found theses quotes, they were just PERFECT for the description of the day:

You Are STRONG flair from Cuts2luv also really had a perfect fit:

Other products used for this page are: 
  • 7 Dots Studio Hazy Days Collection paper & tags
  • Cuts2luv Flair
  • Creative Embellishments chipboards
  • Les Créations Edith Cloutier small word stickers
  • String and Straw
I hope you enjoyed my take on theses challenges, wishing all of you a wonderful crafty day !

France xoxo


Carpe Diem for Creative Embellishments September Challenge

Huge Tag time, oh how I LOVE these huge tags. I've been enjoying working with them so much to give as gifts.

I started with adding a paper for my background, then inked a stencil, then some stamping with one of my favorites Creative Embellishments stamps:

As ornaments I used the large gear set, the pieces are beautiful.

Large Gear Set Black (large black gears set 3")

Thanks for stopping by !