Saturday, 7 July 2018

Card with 3D roses by Tim Holtz

This is my second project for our July challenge: In the summer gardenMy first garden was filled with wildflowers but I have another garden which is filled with roses.




For this card, I used one of the pages of Tim's Wallflower Paper Stash 8x8. With white acrylic paint, I toned back the original colours then I applied the Ranger Opaque Texture Paste through Tim's Flourish (THS032) stencil in the right bottom corner.




The 3D flowers have been ready already, they were in my stash.

I cut out the greens and the text, then I spattered the background and the greens with white acrylic paint.


What I used:

Tim Holtz Idea-Ology, Wallflower paper stash 8x8

Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte

Tim Holtz Flourish layering stencil

Sizzix Thinlits die, Garden Greens

Sizzix Bigz die, Garden Greens

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate

Tim Holtz Idea-Ology, Big Chat sticker book





Thank you for stopping by and if you have a project which fits the summer garden challenge, please join and you have a chance to win a £20 voucher.


With my card, I would like to join the CropStop July Link Party 41.




Friday, 6 July 2018

MFT - I love you a bunch

Woohoo!!! Now I'm graduated!!! I completed all the five lessons and challenges of the MFT Summer School.

Here is my last one for the Symmetry.


The polka dot background was a great helper to keep the symmetry.


What I used:

Die-Namics A2 STAX 1, Rectangle

Die-Namics A2 STAX 1, Stitched Rectangle

Die-Namics, Swiss Dots background die

Die-Namics, Rectangle Word, Window Frames

MFT Pure Innocence, I love you a bunch

Copic Sketch markers


And this time when I coloured the little girl, I made notes so I can tell you what colours I used.

Skin: E00, E30, R20
Hair: E33, E37, E39
Shoes: C2, C4, C6
Dress: R81, R83, R85
Flowers: Y00, YR21, RV11
Flower Wrapping: C00, C2




Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!!!


Card - little girl with flowers

Here I am again with the 4th card of the MFT Summer School. Just one more card and I will be graduated!

This card is made for the Complementary Colors theme. I chose the purple-yellow combo.





The stamp I used was the MFT Pure Innocence, I love you a bunch set.


Soon I will be back with my last card of this challenge series.


MFT - Our story - Card for a little bookworm

Here is my card for the Repetition challenge of the MFT Summer School challenges.





I will come soon with a card for the Complementary Colours challenge.



Thursday, 5 July 2018

Card with MFT Birthday Girl

On the MFT blog a new challenge series started, the Summer School. I've already fulfilled the first theme, White Space. 

Now, here is my card for the second theme, Primary Colors.



What I used:

Die-Namics STAX A2 rectangles

Die-Namics, Pierced rectangles

MFT, Pure Innocence, Birthday Girl

MFT, Birdie Brown, You're Super

Neenah Solar White, 110lb paper

kraft paper

Copic Sketch markers



Thank you so much for stopping by!!!




MFT Pure Innocence - Happy birthday to you

I made one card to join two MFT challenges. How tricky I am!!! 




And here is the challenges I want to enter:


MFT Summer School: White Space




Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Vintage card - colours of France

You know, I love France, every year I spend some time there. I also love the vintage travel posters of France. At the Pinterest, I have a board for them.

So I made this card because the French National Day, the 14th of July is soon here. And for making it, I had a poster inspiration.





Here you can see the poster which inspired me.


With my card, I would like to join the :

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Red, White and/or Blue

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes


Thanks for stopping by!!!



Sunday, 1 July 2018

Canvas with wildflowers by Tim Holtz

It's the 1st of July and it's time for a new challenge at the Country View Challenges! The theme is: In the summer garden.

As you can see my summer garden is filled with wildflowers.




This is a 13x18cm canvas. 

I used Tim Holtz layering stencil (THS035) and I stencilled wildflowers in the middle of the canvas with modelling paste.

When it was dry, I covered the wildflowers with Schmincke masking fluid. I let it dry and after I painted the canvas with diluted DecoArt Americana paints (Whispering Turquoise, Spa Blue, Mistletoe, Pistachio Mint). Actually, I tapped the diluted paints with a sponge onto the surface.



When the paint was dry I rubbed off the paint from the wildflowers with a piece of paper towel. 

Since the colours were too vivid I toned them back with watered DecoArt Americana Buff Beige paint.



Then I cut out the flowers from thick kraft paper and watercolour paper using Sizzix Thinlits dies (Wildflowers 661190, 661808 sets) by Tim Holtz.




Then I spattered the canvas with the Buff Beige and White Wash paints.



I inked the edges of the white flowers with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then I glued them on the canvas. 


I put a layer of Schmincke Fluid Medium for sealing the canvas then I put a sticker from Tim Holtz Small Talk, Occasion sticker book on the right top.




So if you have a summer garden project, please join our challenge where you have the chance to win a £20 voucher.



Friday, 29 June 2018

Tag with wine blueprints by Tim Holtz

After the beer tag, I'm here again with a wine tag. The technique is quite similar to the beer tag but here I used the Schmincke masking fluid to cover the stamped and coloured images instead of masking paper.




And here I printed a real wine label instead of handwriting. Now it was really tricky to reduce the wine label to the exact size of the stamped label. It was a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine label that I reduced, cut out and glued to the bottle.


Here is an image of covering the grape with Schmincke masking fluid:






And like my beer tag, it's not two tags but the two sides of the same chipboard tag.




With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Food and/or drink challenge



Thursday, 28 June 2018

A masculine farewell card

Lately, I was asked to make a farewell card for a guy who is originally a history-geography teacher but who is a very skilled cabinetmaker and who often goes to work by bicycle and whose one of the hobbies is photography. And now he is leaving his job.




I had to make a quite big card because 60 people wanted to sign it. So it was an A4 card folded half. 

For the background, I cut out many carpenter tools and I glued them on a thick cardstock which was covered with a layer of gesso after.








Then I painted silver and when it was dry, I smeared diluted black paint on the surface.


What I used:

MFT, Die-Namics Tool Charms

Memory Box, Carpenter Tools die

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Blueprints 3 by Tim Holtz (CMS150)

Stampers Anonymous, Schoolhouse Blueprints by Tim Holtz (CMS230)

Stampers Anonymous, Travel Blueprints by Tim Holtz (CMS148)

Stampers Anonymous, Pen and Pencil by Tim Holtz (CMS072)

Stampers Anonymous, Hashtags by Tim Holtz (CMS183)

Ranger Archival ink, Jet Black

Ranger Distress inks (Hickory Smoke, Black Soot)

Ranger black embossing powder - for the camera and the bicycle

Ranger Distress markers

Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Faded Jeans, Walnut) - for the spatters

Micro Glaze for protection

Pebeo black gesso







With this card, I would like to join the Crop Stop June Link Party: Anything goes


Thank so much for stopping by!!!