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???