Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mission accomplie!!!

Did you ever have the feeling that you would never get to Christmas at the same time as every one else.... : >

Well this year I really thought that I would never finish my Christmas cards in time.  I'm sooo happy it all done!

I had 15 different ones to do and here are a few... well the ones I like best!


Cuttlebug Glow


Tombow Water color markers
Stamp credit Sunshine Designs & Magenta


Inked in Denim Bleu
Color accents Luminarte Twinkle
Stamp credit B Line Design & Magenta


Snowflake template
Snowflake chip covered with Vintage Christmas Flower soft
Magenta pell off


Chipboard frame inked, stamp & dusted with Pearl X
Stamp credit: Magenta painted with Artquest Jewels

Where is Santa?

Tombow watercolor markers
Stamp credit Magenta
Cuttlebug letters

Hopefully my friends and family will enjoy my cards but most of all they will know these where done just for them...!

Now it's back to normal and I can play with the Technique Junkies' new techniques!!!

If you like my work please like a comment it's alway so rewarding !

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I thought I better get going with my Christmas card... less than one month away now... Yikes...!
I must say that I enjoyed myself doing this one I love to work with my Tombows markers and these stamps!

Stamp credit Sunshine Designs & inside snowflakes StampCamp
Tombow watercolor markers.

Until the next post... Have fun!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Antique Glimmer Tech

This gorgeous technique by Kathy Rossiter from Technique Junkies is fabulous, I fell in love with the amazing possibilities this technique gives for backgrounds!

Stamp credit: B Line design & Magenta
Tim Holtz Distress inks:  Pine green & Fire Brick red
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Copper.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A few ATC

I had some ATCs to do for a mingle.  The theme was Face... here is what I came up with.  Top stamp is from Cherry Pie, coloring done with water color markers, background are ink dabbing with Adirondack Inks.

The bottom one is done with water color ink spray stamps from Stampington.

Until the next post ... Take care

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Whimsy Daisy.

A simple card but fun to do...!  I love working with Tombow watercolor markers.


Stamp credit:  Sunshine Designs
Tombows markers

Now back to  art making!

Crafting and Cruising!!!



OH WOW... what a nice way to craft!!! I was on a cruise to Bermuda with Zana Clark ( Stamp Zia and Jackie Shenise. We have been cruising with Royal Caribbean's EXPLORER OF THE SEAS a great boat of 13 storey...! I'm happy to say that I passed the test I'm not seasick... LOL! Once arrived we where happy to set foot on Mother Earth.... LOL and off I was to Hamilton on a visiting/shopping tour!


Zana and Jackie, two wonderful ladies, had very interesting and nice workshops planned for us! I also had the opportunity to meet with great crafter ladies so... HI to Deana, Gloria and Connie...! With Zana we worked with liquid spray watercolor and crayon (the one I'm not finished yet). We worked on a Silk fan with liquid spay watercolors, masks and stamps.... Love it! Also done with watercolor spray is Sea life Sphere.



With Jackie we worked on a Journal (Dream Journal on slide show below), a Mini Ruler Book and some Tag art!



 Over all I enjoyed my crafting and cruising experience... and can say more Cruising is to come!

Monday, September 28, 2009


In a mingle of one of my groups we had "Collage" as a theme... Although I have many Collage stamps, for me collage refers to ATC... Funny but I realized that I have never used an image when card making.  So, I chanllenged myself to realize not 1 but 3 different cards with the same image.

I tried the Water Color Distress (February/March 2007) thechnique from Technique Junkie.  I used the Distress Ink pads from Rangers.

Did you see...

Image: private collection
Technique:  Water color distress TJ (Feb/March 07)
Stamp: Magenta
Embellishments: brads, ribbon, dragonfly punch

Story of life

Image: private collection
Embellishments: brads, ribbon, Magenta pell off.


Image: private collection
Technique: Water color distress TJ (Feb/March 07)
Stamps:  Luni
Embellishments: Brass corners, ribbon, flowers

I hope my partners will enjoy those .... Now off to do my ATC mingle!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Double bugging...

Yes again another technique from TJ and, again I'm using my embossing folder to create these cards.  I guess you could say that I like playing with these :-)) This one is Double Bugging from the TJ June/July 2009 newsletter.  It is simple and fun to do ... As long as you match  2 embossing folders or embossing plates that go well together, you can create very interesting backgrounds or even use it as the main feature of you card as I did in these 2 cards. I use my Adirondack inking pads and go over the texture left by the first embossing folder and when I'm done with the second embossing folder I use a painting brush and my Adirondack inking pads to apply color. I tried different ways to apply color but find that this way goes well for me.  When I want very subtle colors I use Chalks instead of inks. Add a complementary pattern paper or embossed cardstock, ribbons, brads ... ET VOILÀ!

Don't hesitate to leave your comments.  Those are always appreciated!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ornamental Iron Cuttlebug glow

I like very much playing with my embossing folders and TJ has enough techniques to satisfy me.
This one is the Cuttlebug Glow and it's a lot of fun to do!  It gave me the opportunity to use one of my brand new ones "Ornamental Iron" the background and die cut are from it.

Lumière 567 Supper Sparkle
Adirondack reinker :  Denim and latte
Cuttlebug embossing & cutting:  Ornamental Iron
Black Stazon ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I love Soused Suede

Oh yes I do love this Soused Suede technique from TJ, so easy and fun to do! This one is for an exchange. I Hope my partner will like it!

Details :
Alcohol inks: Bottle, Denim, Slate
Stamp Catslife Press
Punch Martha Stewart

It's been a while ....

When I think that making ATC is what lead me to making cards, and was such a great passion for me, passion... gosh I should say addiction .... I can't believe that I don't make ATC anymore or so few... Well, life changes so does our evolution through Art...
I do, once in a while participate in one of my groups monthly ATC lottery. For September I felt inspired by the theme... "alcohol inked, polished stone, caught in crystal, anything using alcohol ink". I love playing with Alcohol inks and the TJ smooch tech is one of my favorite! Thanks for stopping by!
Alcohol ink smooch
Stamps credits: Hero Art and Penny Black
Embellishments: brads, Magenta peel off.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Asian Pine tree

Hello dear fellow artist. Well the summer is almost over and our vacation traveling too. I just got back to my studio and had all kink of ideas for new stamps that I bought this summer this is one of them. How could I resist to this tree stamp....! I decided on the Soused Suede technique from Technique Junkies for the background, the tree's colors are watercolor with Tombows markers and I added "Liquid Appliqué" to get a snow texture on the it, I just love the results.

Stamps credit: The Artful Stamper

What do you think???

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's this time of the year....

It's this time of year again where we need to start doing our Christmas cards. My very first is a watercolor done with Tombows markers that I just love working with.

Stamp credit: Stampbarn

Tombows watercolor marker, gilitter, ribbon.

Various colors of cardstock.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mon Ami - Sanded Whitewash

An other fun technique. I used a brayer to apply color to my white card stock and applied a light coat of gesso , then added texture by running it through a Sizzix embossing folder I then sanded the gesso and went lightly over the texture with a coordinating ink color.
Stamp credit: Verses rubber stamps
Color: Bouquet by Kaleidacolor, white gesso
Sizzix embossing folder: ornate flowers.
Die cuts : nesting tags QuicKutz
Ribbon, brads.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bonsai - Wet Stencil

Another fun and this time easy technique from TJ... This technique is from Tricia Morris. You can use both watercolor crayons and watercolor pencils with great results. I used crayons, I think it's easier because crayons are softer than pencils.
I enjoyed doing this one and did it with a metal stencil, the ones we use with a light table to dry emboss... then I realize that in fact if you take a tick acetate you can draw your own design and cut it out to use as your unique stencil....!
The background first layer is gold foil paper this is what you see as black!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sleeping beauty

My lovely granddaughter Anabel 5 days....

Angel pyramid

Hello my friends After thinking that I had gone wrong with this tech I finally realize that it is the way of looking at it that makes all the difference... when you scan it you see it flat, when you have it in your hands you see all the layers but at one point you do see the image as a whole... so if you haven't tried this TJ tech yet go ahead it's beautiful ... lots of cutting but it's worth it...!!! Here is my card assembled

Stamp: Stamper Anonymous

Border : Spellbinders' Classic Lace

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Prends plaisir dans la vie!

Hello my friends.
Take pleasure in life is another TJ technique called "Double Bugging" from Debbie Bankston who was the originator of this simple and special technique! I found it quite nice to do and creative to put together 2 cuttlebug embossing folders that fit well together...
Cuttlebug floders (2).
Wording from Stamping up.
Adirondac ink lettuce and Ancient Page ink Lapis Blue.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Flight of the Butterflies...

I love this card... it's a nice TJ technique called "Depth of Field" by Dee Ruger. The images are layered on the cardstock to create the illusion of depth. Bold images are necessary with this technique to achieve the proper results. The texture of the orange layer has been added with a Fiskar texture plate, unfortunately it does not show on the scan!

Ink used: Sail boat blue, Sunset orange, Antique Pewter.

Stamps:butterfly from Indadinkado, wording unknown :-(

It would of been better to have a lighter grey but I went with what I had...!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our latest family addition....

Has a mom and a Mamie I cannot keep this secret... LOL! My baby daughter Véronique (35) gave birth to the most beautiful little girl... (of course she is beautiful she is ours!!!).
ANABEL was born in Montréal on Wednesday June 10 at 9:59 and she weighted 8 pounds 14 onces...! For a first one it was not easy!
So I'm proud to present who is one day old on this picture. I now have one more little sunshine!

Masking Technique.

This one is super and gives amazing results. It requires a little patience but it's worth it and who doesn't have patience when it comes to your art???
Stamps credit : Stampland. Masking tape: ECLIPSE TAPE

Clear Coat Collage

I love doing art cards on the week end!
Here are 2 of my latest one. The technique use is "Clear Coat Collage" from Technique Junkie and it is very interesting to do!

The yellow layer of Dreams and the green layer of Boats have been embossed with Fiskar texture plates... I find it deceiving that it does not show :-(!!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009


It's been a while since I've done ATC... when I think how many I did and all the groups I used to belong to, it's weird how we change... but needless to say that I still love doing those little pieces of art. A 2½ X 3½ working surface can be very challenging!!!
These have all been done with Tim Holtz's stamps. The technique I used is one I love very much Reinker Splash (2-08) of Technique Junkie with some little additions... like peal X and ink dabbing.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More car and truck!

Hello my friends As part of the mingle I mentionned below I made the 2 other cards.
Gosh I had fun doing this one ... I just love this technique " Soused Suede " from Technique Junkie , and believe me it feels like suede!

Alcohol ink colors: Caramel, butterscotch, rust.

Stamps: Tim Holtz "Visual Artistry" serie.



Stamps: Tim Holtz "Visual Artistry" serie.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This was then...

I love stamps that reflect the past... Not that I'm that old ...LOL, well maybe that why; those days seemed so peaceful! Technique used is Spectrum Roll from Technique Junkie 08-05 Stamps : JudiKins and B line designs. Kaleidacolor : Autumn leaves. SpellBinders Nestabilities.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Woman in waiting

Oh I do love this arrangement of 2 Technique Junkie Tutorial Torn frame from Kathie McGuire and Reinker Splash from Nancy Leimer. Stamp credit "Woman in waiting" from Stampabilities. Reinkers used Yellow, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, gold Krylon Pen. Embossed in clear. Ink "Vintage Photo". Painting LuminArte.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Beauty of Nature

This Faux Fresco background was fun and easy to do. Mainly using wax paper, ModPodge, cardstock, sanding block, embossing folder and ink!
I wanted to add fabric flowers but mine where plain so I just stamped on it!
The theme was flowers...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thinking of you...

was a theme for one of my groups' monthly lottery! I love this theme because often when we need a card like this it's in a rush ... something happen to a friend or a love one... and of course we don't have one ready to send....!

Bohemia printed paper background & Sizzix top note die cut on textured card stock.

Stamps from Stamping Up, inking "Vintage Photo" Ranger distress ink.

Cuttlebug embossing "Forest Branches" texture, highlighted with "Vintage Photo" ink and clear embossed.

Ribbon, eyelet.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

For a dear friend...

I made this card today for a dear friend of mine...
Technique: Alcohol ink smoosh.
Colors: bottle, stonewashed, a bit of butterscotch.
Stamps: unknown, magenta.
Stamped in Black and embossed in clear.
ribbon, sizzix label diecut, brads.
Hope she likes it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Napkin ATC

I had a mingle requiring to make ATC with napkins! It was fun to do ... now off to mail those!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Newsprint Reveal

Oh I love this technique from Technique Junkie. I had to it for an ATC mingle, but I can imagine all the possibilities of this technique using other type of paper and other size of cards.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Just because....

Hello dear readers...
I absolutely had to create a card with this stamp just because I loved it!
Technique: Ink pouncing on glossy white.
Big shot layer done with texture plate.
Stamp credits; Quietfire, 100 Proof Press

Friday, March 13, 2009

Splatered ink technique!

Hello my friends I'm still in this world... LOL... but very busy going to the beach, the pool and enjoying Naples in Florida so it's not easy to keep up with creating when the sun is out there! I did manage to participate in one mingle the theme is " Splatered Technique " from Tim Holtz. I love all what Tim Holtz does so it was a lot of fun doing those cards. I must say that I did a few things my way but the results are very much the same! For the first card I will show 3 steps, here goes: The background is done with splatered alcohol inks (my way). Stamping credits Tim Holtz. Final mounted card. OTHER CARDS Background Technique: Alcohol ink splater. Stamp credit: Unknown... Background Technique: Alcohol ink splater. Stamp credit: Magenta. Background Technique: Alcohol ink splater. Stamp credit: Tim Holtz. Background Technique: Alcohol ink splater. Stamp credit: unknown. This is a beautiful way to do original backgrounds or whatever you might think of ... and it's fun to do! If you are interested to view Tim Holtz' video here's the link: Write soon!