Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Mini Halloween skull box

Oh I know, I know it's not Halloween yet but my nephews are getting bigger and they more and more like the scary things, the Harry Potter kinda things.

This is a mini box (6x6x4,5cm). Actually it was one of my ring boxes that I altered the way I've already posted a long time ago here. There is only one difference though... at this box the first step was to glue the half scull with a glue gun and then I covered with paper napkins.

Here is the plastic skull I cut it half.

And another photo when it was painted black.

Thanks for visiting me!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Card with pirate, palm tree and treasure

My crafting room will be finished soon! Our contractor had already left and just a few things are waiting for me, for example to sand the beams and to paint them white and some other paintings too :-)

But I hope this week I can use my crafting attic again!

Today I would like to show you a cute pirate card.

What I used:

MFT Stamps, BB Party like a pirate stamp set

Die-Namics die, Puffy clouds

Sizzix Thinlits die, Tropical by Tim Holtz (661207)

Idea-ology Small Talk stickers

Ranger Distress ink pads

Ranger Distress and Zig Clean markers

And here are some photos about the renovation:



And here is one of the beams I've already started to sand with my Bosch sander.

Have a nice week! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Card with Penny Black Summer Love stamp

For this card I used the Penny Black Summer Love stamp and it was not the first time (and I'm sure not the last). Because this little boy and girl are so adorable!

Nowadays I make many watercolour cards, it's because my craft room, actually the whole attic is under construction (changing window, parquet flooring, painting...) so my crafting tools are packed and I have just a few things around me. Here is a picture about the renovation.

But it will be super after all! And I hope I get back everything for the weekend!

And with this card I would like to join the challenge of the Penny Black and More: Anything goes.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Art Impressions: Beach babe

I made this card especially for the challenge of the Art Impressions blog: Let's distress.

For this I used the Beach Babes stamp set. I love the images with the fun texts. 

I coloured the card with watercolour technique using Ranger Distress markers and then inked the edges of the card with Ranger Distress inks (Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo).

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Penny Black stamp - Mimi goes tandem

Here I am again with another card! For this I used a lovely Penny Black image: Mimi goes tandem.

I coloured it with watercolour technique using Ranger Distress and Zig Clean markers.

With this card I would like to join the June challenge of the Penny Black and More blog: Anything goes.

Art Impressions: Cake Popper

Today I have brought you here a fun card with the Art Impressions humorous stamp: Cake Popper.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Painting with circles - version pink

Now here is the pink version of my painting with blue circles

As I told you before these circle designs have already existed, I invented them for cards.

Here is the card:

The painting is made with DecoArt Americana acrylic paints and the circles were outlined with graphite pencil (2B).

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Card with red hearts - blue flourish background

Let me show you my second project for our June challenge at the Country View Challenges: HEARTS

The basic is a kraft paper. 

The next layer is a plain blue cardstock that I embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder, Flourish by Tim Holtz (661822).

I smeared white ink onto the floral patterns with a hard sponge.

The hearts were cut out with one of the Primitive Hearts of a Sizzix Bigz die (656335) twice.

I coloured with DecoArt Americana Berry Red colour then I inked with Vintage Photo the edges.

The text is from Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Small Talk sticker book (TH93193).

I hope you like it! And if you have a project with heart or hearts, please don't hesitate to join our June challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Vintage heart card - You are loved

It's already June and we have a new challenge at the Country View Challenges blog: HEARTS. Our hostess is the lovely Hazel.

During making this card I had to realise (again) two things about me. 1. I don't like too much layers and dimensions on my cards because I don't find them practical to send a card. 2. I love symmetry - at this card I tired to break the symmetry but I couldn't :-D

What I used:

Sizzix Framelits die, Hearts

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric 3/4" by Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Adornments, Regal (TH92903)

Ranger Texture Paste, Opaque Matte - I created the hearts on my big heart

Ranger Distress Crayons (Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry) - I coloured the heart with them

Ranger Distress Crayons (Walnut Stain) - I coloured the edges of the XOXO word

DecoArt Crackle Glaze - I covered the red star with this

Ranger Distress ink pad (VintagePhoto) - I smeared this into the crackles of the heart and inked the edges of the card

Ranger embossing powder, Gold and Liquid Platinum - I used them for the edges of the card and for the word XOXO

Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Walnut Stain) - I spayed the card with this

Ranger Crackle Accents - I put this on the word XOXO, under the Liquid Platinum (I achieved a really interesting effect)

If you made any project with heart, please don't hesitate to join our June challenge at the Country View Challenges blog where you can win a £20 voucher!

With my card I would like to join the challenge of A Vintage Journey: Use a quote.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Painting with circles - version blue

I'm sorry for the one week silence, we just came back from the Loire Valley. Although it was a one week holiday we tried to visit as many castles and museums as possible - and actually it was 5 days if I don't count the 2 days we spent on the French motorway. 

Just to make you a little jealous I tell you that we visited the following castles: Chenonceau, Clos Lucé in Amboise, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Langais and Ussé. And I must mention too that the Mashroom Museum and the Pierre et Lumiere Museum in Saumur were also very interesting along with the delicious crémants (sparkling wines) we tasted back from these museums.

As for my painting... I've already had the design. I made it for a card with dark blue frame and I used inks to mix the colours.

Now, here is my 30x30 cm acrylic painting:

And here is my earlier design, my card:

For my painting I used DecoArt Americana acrylic paints as follows: Blue Chiffon, Primary Blue, Uniform Blue, Wedgewood Blue, Williamsburg Blue, Winter Blue, Pineapple, Foliage Green and White Wash. I also used a 2B graphite pencil.

I'm planning to make the fuchsia version of this painting (also an earlier design).

With my painting I would like to join the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: We're going around in circles.