Monday, January 30, 2012


Happy Monday dear friends...

It's fun to start the week with nice weather and a new creation when you are proud of it... It's my case today.
This artwork started with a sketch design was done to ensure it would respond to 2 challenges.  It's so challenging for me to participate in those ... it really gets me to think out of the box...LOL!

Ok, enough of musing...

There are several picture due to all the details in this card!


Paper: Authentique, navy Basil and strips of hand made paper.
Inks:  Ranger Distress Faded jeans, Antique Linen.
Fabric for under the nest
Stamps: Script: Hero Arts, Birds: Inkadinkado
Nest: Prima Flowers, Feathers, button, pearls, crystal sticker & letters.

If you look carefully you will see that Mama bird is still in the process of garnishing her nest since she has straw in her beak!

I hope you enjoyed your visit and that it will be a great creative week for you. 
I always love to read your nice and constructive comments !

This card is submitted for the following challenges:

ICSketches #148

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #27 Blues and Creams

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 92

Sugar Creek Hollow Cream, blue and brown

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Art bookbinding part 2


Me again but with a completely different type of artwork... On November 10, 2011 I wrote a post entitled  " Art bookbinding" in which I mention that my commissioned work would be complete when I did the encasing box for the art book.  Well it's done.  The case is almost as much work as restoring and binding the book... LOL!
The outside of the case is in Nutbuck and the inside is suede. 
I'm very happy with the results and the owner was also very pleased.  This book will be exposed in the " Petit musée de l'imprimerie du Vieux Montréal". A museum dedicated to the conservation of all antique printing material and techniques.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

Butterflies and CPS252

Hello my friends

This card has been created for the love of those colors and the embellishment. I love Prima papers it is so colorful and the designs are awesome.

Again I wanted to add a concertina butterfly and I managed to insert it in my card.  Most of the stamping was done on the first layer and with Versamark and clear embossing. The inside and envelope were stamped with the same butterflies.

Stamp credit:  large butterfly (unknown) small butterfly Delta
Ranger Adirondac inks:  Stream & Salmon
Embellishments: Concetina butterfly, lace, Flower & Vine Sizzix die
Prima paper Flight of Fancy collection.

That it for now ... have a great day my friends and write again soon!

This card will be submitted to CPS252 Card Sketch.
Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The dragonfly and the butterfly.

Good evening!

I have been in the creative mode since a few days.... I must say that after seeing Shirley's concertina butterfly I wanted to do one sooooooo I created a card around that theme!

Stamps:  Dragonfly (unknown), bee:  expression ink
background script:  JudyKins
Ranger Dristress Inks:  Antique Linen, Dusty Concord, Worn lipstick, Tea dye
Acetate Dragonfly wings
Lace, brads.

It was a fun card to do and the Concertina butterfly is an awesome embelishment to add.  I would love to read your comments and answer your questions should you have any!

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A new toy...

Good evening!

One of the toys I had from Santa was this beautiful Sizzix & Hero Arts dies and stamps set. I love it and its easy to work with. First I did the die cut and then the stamping and Distress Ink water coloring. I double stamped my butterfly first on watercolor paper, second on acetate so I could add some clear wings to it.
I'm happy with the final result.

Sizzix dies & Hero Arts stamps
Inks: Ranger Peeled paint, shabby shutters, dried Marigold, Antique linen
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist gold, Diamond glaze

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  I would be happy to have your impressions on my work!
Have a nice evening!

This card will be submitted for the Fashionnable Stamping challenge #13, Butterflies Or Bugs.

I'm back...

Hello to all of you!

First, I know I'm late .... but Happy new year!
After a real bad back problem, the Holidays and now a bad cold since the beginning of Jan. I'm finally starting to feel better.
Slowly but surely inspiration is coming back!

First I would like to show you some of my Christmas cards....... maybe they will inspire you for next!


These cards are simple and fun to give to little children as the snowflake and button
move across the opening band at the bottom!

As all teenages my granddaughter (11 years old) wanted money
for Christmas ......... so part of her gifts was place in this card holder card
with money as she wanted!