Monday, December 5, 2011

Watercolor Background.

Good evening!

I have playing quite a lot with those Mega stamps and
I love it.
On this one it's the background colors that were fun
to do....
I use watercolor crayons and then my water brush and dab water on the
crayon.  I like the results.
I also used Tim Holtz die cuts to add an other dimension to the card!

Stamp credit: Impression Obsession, Stamping Up
Lyra watercolor crayon,
Tim Holtz die cut, ribbon.

The tree on the envelope was also reproduce inside the card
it's form Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz collection.

Well, it's all for now.  I hope you enjoyed stopping by and I would
love to ear from you!

Majestic Pine trees

Happy Monday my friends

Here is another card done with Impression Obsession Mega Mount.
In fact there is 2 stamps one for the Cloud background and one for the
Pine trees.

You can see a close up of the envelope unfortunately it's an old
stamp with no name on it!
Stamp credits:  Impression Obession, Magenta, Bonne Idée
Inks: Adirondack greens, blue
Ribbon, pine cone, tag.

The pine cone comes from my own giant pine tree...LOL!

Inside of the card was decorated with stenciled pine cones and branches.

Until the next post.... Stay safe!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Polished stone Sky

Good morning!

The week end is coming and I hope you will have a
good time!  These trees are very similar to ones
I have in my area at this time of year.
Fortunately, I can pick the colors I want for the sky instead of
the grey clouds we've been having
these last days!  I used the polished stone tech in
the back of my acetate on which I had stamped my trees
I love this technique... it always yield beautiful results.

Stamps:  Impression Obsession, Stamping up
Acetate, Ribbon.
Inside card & envelope.

I still have some cards to post, so I will be back soon! Take care my friends and enjoy each moment of you time! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blue Christmas

Good evening!

I'm almost done with my Christmas cards... This one is for Mathilde my granddaughter of 6.  She came this week end and look at all my card and said that this is the one she preferred because the little birdie was alone!!!

This card was so much fun to do. 
I use my Mega Mount acrylic Block,
 from Impression Obsession and got a perfect impression on the first try...
This big block looks very impressing but when you get the twist of working with it it's just incredible what you can do with those backgrounds.

Stamps:  Impression Obsession, Magenta
Blue Chalk ink
Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist,
Martha Stewart Punch,
Poinsettia Flower from Flora Doodles
Envelope stamp Inkadinkado.

Close up of the birdie and flower
More birdies inside the card.

I will be posting again soon... Until then, be safe and have fun!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oh what a snow storm....

 Hello dear readers

Well we are getting close to Christmas and I have been quite active the last few weeks... Creating which I love and shopping which I'm starting to hate... I guess I will become a Online buyer...LOL!

I had a lot of fun doing this card.  I remember that my granny had some snow globe and I was very curious to know how they could put the scene under the water and it did not drip... LOL!

Well now I know except for the water I build up completely this snow globe from background to snowman and stamped globe and acetate for window... added some Glamour dust for effects... My snowman is in quite a snow storm!

Stamps: Snow globe:  The Artful stamper, snowman & sentiment:  Bonneidée stamps.
Embellishments: Snowflake cardboard, Glamour dust, ribbon.
Background: Cuttlebug snowflakes.
This is a close up of the snow globe.  I could not take a face pic of it because of the wind
blurring my window!!!!
This card will be submitted to the following challenges: 

Fashionable Stamping Challenge--I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Craft Your Passion--anything holiday or winter related
Hooked on Craft--Winter wonderland
Ooh-La-La Creations--lots of sparkle
Addicted to Stamps--Christmas card
2 Sisters--holiday
Phindy's Place--a sprinkling of snow
The Poodles Parlour--Christmas
Totally Papercrafts--Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks--snowflakes
The House That Stamps Built/Designers Choice Challenge--snowflakes
Scrapbook Sisters--Christmas Time
Everybody-Art-Challenge--Christmas card
Oldie but a Goodie--let it snow
Party Time Tuesdays--snow us what you got
The Outlawz POM--anything goes

I hope you enjoyed your visit and will write again soon.  Of course, you are more than welcome to leave a comment or better to become a FAB Follower!!!
Have a nice day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cherished Memories

Happy Saturday my friends!

When I saw these challenges I could not resist since they where about some of my favorite things!

Fashionable Stamping Challenge with "In Time gone by"  and

Charisma Cardz Challenges with Lace and Pearls.

I love all that is Vintage so In time gone by was very exciting for me to plan I had a composition in mind.... God, it's never been so hard for me to come up with a final creation.... I started over 3 times... the paper were not right, the corlors were not god... so on, so on.  When I decided to go with this composition I still had doubts... but finally I'm pleased with the results.

Lace and Pearls are some of my favorite embellishments.  I knew all the long how and where I wanted to place it!

Sooooooo this is the final compostition:

Stamps: text Hero Art, little girl unknown
Papers: Prima Sweets
Dried flowers: from my garden
Embellishments:  metallic frames, heart & key, mica tiles, ribbon, lace, pearls,
Inks: Ranger Distress:  Walnut stain & Worn lipstick.

This card will be entered in :
Fashionable Stamping Challenge &
Charisma Cardz Challenges
Addicted to stamping

Thank you for your visits and remember comments are always appreciated!


Monday, November 14, 2011


Hope you all had a nice week end and like me, you shared part of it with your love ones!

I love playing with my brayer and inks ... and it inspired me to do this card.  I loved the soft colors and thought they would be great for this beautiful stamp.

Techniques used where of course Spectrum roll and Torn Frame.

It is also done for the Magenta Sketch 026.

Paper: Magenta Last serenade & Corrugated stock
Stamp:  Crafty individuals
Inks:  Adirondack Butterscotch, Sail boat blue, Bottle. Stazon Timber brown
Punch:  Fiskar, pearl sticker

This card is also submitted for the "Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #81"Your Favorite Technique".

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  See you soon!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Art bookbinding

Good evening!

In a completely different order of artwork, I'm so proud to show you my first leather bound restored book...
It's is an history book relating to the first school of graphic art  in America.

Hand made paper for covering and ending pages.

When the preserving box is finished (yes, yes I'm working on it) the book will be showed permanently at the " Le petit musée de l'impression  " in Old Montréal. I took this very seriously (I'm always serious LOL); our friend is the one of the administrator of this museum. 

I hope you can see the detail of the " Gutenberg "
cut out.

And the gold lettering.

It is also an important part of restoration to keep the original spine and cover
 (if it is in good condition).

Restoration of book is a passion, but very delicate and detailed work... I don't think can do dozen of those in a year... but when done it is soooooooo rewarding to hold this artwork in your hands and think that because of you it will last for another 100 years at least!!!

Dear Santa....


Well I guess it's about time I start working on my Christmas card... I love this soft and tender Santa ... It doesn't happen often that I make a card without stamps well this is one ... The ribbon around Santa is nice you say... well it hand pleaded and it played with my patience... but ok now it's done LOL!

Paper:  Authentique
Ribbon hand pleated, pearls

This card was submitted to a few challenges :

Scrapbook Centrale FF# 5

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 80~~Fall or Winter Theme, Mark's Finest Papers

Of course, it's always nice to know what you think of my work, so if you feel like it you can leave a comment!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Bloggers Birthday Lynn

You deserve congratulations for your 3 years of Blog... And you are going the other way around ... instead of receiving gifts for your 3rd Anniversary your are giving aways some of your beautiful artwork!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Good morning to you all...!

Well it's a sunny mild day today just great to go outside and have a coffee break... speaking of the Challenge #7 of this week with Fashionable stamping was just about that...  Coffee and Cream with A Hint Of Dark Chocolate color.  But no need to have coffee beans stamped LOL!

My version with these colors.......

And  this card will also be submitted to the following Challenges:  - Challenges 17 - make it shabby, shabby chic or vintage   - Challenge 19 - Anything goes.  - TSG 128 Au Naturale.

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon.  Don't forget to leave a comment if you like my work!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Crafty Creation Challenge #141

Like many of us my favorite time of year is Fall. 
 I love the smell of leaves after the rain.
Most of all I love the palette of color Mother nature arranges for us during that season!
I was not hard for me to do this challenge. This week we had to use leaves and the beautiful fall palette.

Stamp credit:  Inkadinkado clear stamps
Inks: Distress (Tim Holtz) Worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, dried marigold,
Inks for background:  same as above,  stamping done with Versamark and emboss clear.

Once again, thank you for stopping by and until the next post ....
 have fun !!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Scrapbook Centrale sketch for challenge #FF2

Hello my friends

It's another rainy day... I guess we will all go mad when the sun shows up...LOL

Here is a card I did to participate in Scrapbook Centrale's sketch for challenge #FF2 .

Now my version of this nice sketch:

Paper:  Prima
Stamp: Magenta, background:  Judi Kins
Flower and Vine cutout:  Sizzix #3
Paper ribbon & pearl

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  I love to read your comments!
Until the next post have a nice day.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Good morning!

Where are having real fall weather since a few days, rainny, windy(very) and cool.  So what better than staying home and working in my studio on this second card which I created for " Stamping Queen sketch Challenge".  It was fun and at first look seemed quite strait forward but when I started doing my draft layout ... all sort of idea where going through my head... So I ended up doing something completely different than what I had first thought of!  I guess that what we could call creativity... LOL!

Here is the sketch.

And this is my interpretation of it:

Stamp credit: Verses rubber stamp
Papers:  Magenta
Embellishments:  Ribbon, rhinestones.

I hope this visit cheered up a grey Saturday morning.  Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch 136 & Crafty Creations Challenge #139 3, 2, 1

Happy Friday!

Oh dear what a busy fun day! I made 2 cards for various challenges.

The folling will be entered in:


 3 decorative papers (patterned paper), 2 embellishments and 1 image.

Stamp credit:  unmounted (sorry I don't remember who)
Papers: Graphic 45 & Core'dinations Vintage collection
embellishments :  Beads, heavy tread, lace

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fashionable Stamping Challenge 5 - Vintage

Stamp credit:  Magenta
Lace, ribon, embellishments
Paper: Prima collection
colors: Tombows water color warkers

Happy Saturday!

Oh my this challenge reminds me of time when I used to do ATC.... I love vintage and that that's related to it, lace, flowers, ribbons, nice ladies...

This was done to participate in the " Fashionable Stamping Challenge" theme Vintage!

Wish me luck I'de love to be selected!!!

Thanks for your visit.

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