Thursday, March 29, 2012

All children should " GIGGLE"

Hello dear bloggers and friends

I don't know about you but I love to work with child stamps... This tag was great to do because I also discovered and used a new product ... Tim's " Kraft Glassine "  Wow I love the feel of this paper and it versatility. 

Simon says wanted a Tag for this weeks challenge so here is mine

Blank tag & Glassine Kraft paper
Ink: Distress Antique linen, weathered wood, victorian velvet
All Stamps: Tim Holtz collection
Ticker letters, teddy embellishment, twine,
flowers die cut of glassine paper coated with Pearl X

This tag will be entered in :

Simon Says Stamps and show a tag.
Passion Collimagination craft month week 4.

Have fun and take care the 2 most important things in life!

Monday, March 26, 2012

C'est joli in pink!

Happy Monday

Today I see " la vie en rose " pink is the word along with this beautiful layout!  As you can see I not very fond of baby soft pink ... for me it's more of a velvet vintage pink.
Stamping Queen's Sketch Challenge provided the layout

Here is the challenge!

 and Speedy Fox Challenge wanted it in pink.... So here goes.

Stamps:  Glitz
Stencil : Mini tile texture by TCW
Ink:  Distress Victorian Velvet
Prima flowers & prima pin

This card will be entered in challenge:

Thank you for your visit and if you feel like it you are welcome to leave a comment.... I love to read what you have to say about my work!
Take care!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Hello my friends...
Happy Friday, the week end is almost there and it's our first spring week end. 

Clean and Simple was the word for this creation.  It was my first... Being mad about Vintage style artwork it's quite a challenge to go minimum...where masking was also needed but I often mask my work for some effects so this was not new to me.but it's a new experience and through it I discovered that I love it...  I'm a woman of contrast... LOL! Have a peek.

Inks:  Distress Sugar Spun, milled Lavender & antique Linen
Stamp:  Magenta
Ribbon and gem stones.
This card will enter challenge:

Less is More challenge week 59, theme Masking.
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 99 - CAS à (clean and simple)

I had fun doing this.  Hope to read you... it's always so gratifying!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jungle... a tag!

Hello Bloggers

Today I have been playing with one of my favorite background technique; distress blending and clear embossing!
I wanted to use this stamp for a while but could not picture it.  When I started this tag "Bingo" I had found my Elephants and Rhino a home...LOL!  I like the contrast between those big clumsy beast and the delicate flowers and lace! 

Inks:  Distress Broken China, Faded Jeans, Tattered Rose,
Color Box Pewter grey.
Stamps:  Hero Arts, Judi Kins, Local King Rubber stamps
Buttons, lace, die cut flowers, Rhinestone brads.

This tag will enter Simon Says Challenge " Show your handmade background "

Once again thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A teenager's birthday

Hi again... Wow 3 post in the same day... LOL!

Yep this weekend was my granddaughter's Charlotte birthday... she is (OMG) 12 years old... and sooo proud of it!Ever since she is a baby ( and my other granddaughters too) I always make special cards for them on all special occasions.

Charlotte is very talented in photography and sketching.  I wanted something a bit funky for her and this stamp did grab my eye when I saw it ... I thought ... "Charlotte".... So this is what I came up with .......... No need to say she was very pleased! 

Stamp:  Art gone Wild
Colors:  Tombow watercolor markers
Stickles, Clear Accent
Vintag heart embossed with utee, candy rock, color Cranberry Alcohol ink.

My granddaughter Charlotte &
Flavie 8 months.  My eldest and my youngest!

I would love to read your comments. Thank you and have a nice evening!

Souvenirs -

Hello my friends!

Happy Monday!   It sure feel like spring in this area we are having high temperature of 20C when last week we barely reach 5-7C... I'm not going to complain!

Last week I attended a class where we worked with some papers that just came in.  From what I had when I left to what you will be viewing it's night and day.

 By now you might have gathered that I love vintage style, so I had a ball working on this card. Layers of papers, flowers, butterflies, ribbon, and an imprint of UTEE  a dose of creativity et voilà.  I love the result.  There is not much of technique involved in this except for the imprint of UTEE which is done with several coats of clear embossing utee + my own mix of copper and stamping the image while the embossing surface is still hot!

Paper: Prima Almanac
Flowers: Prima
Stamps: Magenta, Rubber Stampede, Clearly impressed.
UTee, ribbon,
Ink:  Distress Vintage Photo, Distress sugar Spun & Gold

Thank you for your visit and come back soon I will have more!

This card will enter Challenge:

FSC - Challenge #17 – BINGO- word, bow, vintage
Sugar Creek Hollow - #3 Layers

For my best friend...

 I made this leather book for my best friend who is a lover of blank books... she writes, sketches and paint wonderfully.  Deep inside she is an Artist who is waiting to retire to unleash the multiples talents she has been gifted with!

She was overjoyed when I gave her this book... just because....! Seeing her joy and bright eyes is the best reward she could give me!  In my dedication I wrote that the best way for to thank me is to use it ... because each time she will use it she will think of me.

Here's a little technicalities.  The leather cover is lined with another layer of leather.  The imprint on top was done with an " wood appliqué" under press.  The stich used is the long stich which allows to weave on  the exterior. For weaving and stiching I used Bamboo cord made of natural fibers.  Paper used is watercolor paper.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Moulin Rouge

Happy Saturday fellow stampers!

Moulin Rouge... Paris, who hasn't been dreaming of Paris... I know I am. I would love to walk in those little streets they have and even more go to all of those antique open markets when you can buy vintage stuff for almost nothing!!! 

This creation is inspired by the famous Moulin Rouge one of the most famous theater in Paris where the French Can-Can was first danced! 

Here is what I came up with;

Stamps:  Grapic 45
Distress inks:  Fired brick, wild honey
Flower Lace, Feathers
Letters die cut Sizzix, red stickels

That's it for now, back to creating since inspiration seems to be in good shape!

This artwork will be entered in the :

The Artistic Stamper   - Travel

Croquis-A little girl's dream


I'm so happy to be back... We have been cruising in the Eastern Caribbeans for 10 days (I will post some picture later) and when returning my head was full of sun but I had a serious lack of inspiration... I hate it when this happens... I wonder what to you do to stimulate your creativity????

After seeing a video I gradually came up with this card.  I'm pleased with it.

Polished stone technique
Ink: Stazon black
Alcohol inks:  Demin, silver, latte
Stamps: Paper doll parts & Graphic 45
Frame & button:  Tim Holtz
Paper: K&company

As usual I always love to read your comments it's so stimulating!
Thanks for stopping by and seen sooooooon!!!!

I am entering this creation in the following challenges:

Fashionable Stamping Challenges  : Challenge #16 – Make It For A Child

Crafty Creations Challenges:  #159 - Vintage fashion