mardi 21 février 2017

My Happy Place - 2Crafty Chipboards

Hi there,

I'm here today to share my second layout for 2Crafty chipboard. 

My Happy Place


I was dying to use the Dreamcatchers chipboards since I got them. So this layout was the perfect occasion. 


I covered the two dreamcatchers with an old product (Dimensionz, from Shimmerz Paints) which is no longer available. The finish is metallic and dimensional. I love it. The picture doesn't quite get the shine, here. 


For my Indian Feathers, I had a hard time deciding on how to alter them. I started by painting them white. I didn't like it. I then painted them the same as the dreamcatchers. It wasn't it. I then embossed dark teal, like the title, but it was way too dark! So I ended up painting over it with distress paint and a bit of white gesso. Even with all those layers of mediums, you can see the grooves in the feathers! I love it.


My title piece, My Happy Place, was embossed with dark teal embossing powder. 



Here are the chipboards pieces used:

Dreamcatchers
Indian Feathers
My Happy Place

I hope my layout inspires you to get crafting!


dimanche 19 février 2017

Dream (2Crafty Chipboard)

Dear crafty friends,

I'm so glad you stopped by today, as I share my first February layout for 2Crafty Chipboard. Here it is.

Dream


I used the Epilogue paper from 7 Dots Studio's Writer's Block collection. I covered it with clear gesso and then, used Chalk inks to add color. 


My main chipboard piece is the Wrought Iron. I covered it with a dark blue chalk ink, and then, I dabbed lightly some aqua chalk ink to get this effect.


I treated the one of the 6'' Circle Revolution Frames and the Dream title piece the same way.


I was going with a soft romantic color scheme to go with the picture of my daughter daydreaming in the field...



mercredi 15 février 2017

Amaze Yourself (Words & Paintery)

Hi, dear friends,

Today is reveal day over at Words & Paintery. I would like to share my layout with you. Here it is:

Amaze Yourself


This month, Marie Johansson, the coordonator behind Words & Paintery, came up with a beautiful and bright color combo. For me, it was very challenging because I almost never use three different colors like that. I'm more a king of monochromatic or bi-chromatic kind of scrapbooker...


The word «dance», from the board, inspired me to choose this beautiful picture of my daughter, dancing in the field behind our summer house. 


I used the Bicycle Built For Two paper from Prima's Royal Menagerie collection. I toned it down a bit with a thin layer of white gesso. 


My stencil is the Grungy Grid stencil (Elementals by Finnabair from Prima). I used it with modeling paste.


The colors I used were Sweet Heart Vibez, Pink Stilettos and Well Blue Me Down Coloringz, as well as Key Lime Shimmerz, all from Shimmerz Paints (of course!).


As far as chipboards goes, I used the Leafy Silhouettes, the Whispy Dandelions and the title Amaze Yourself, from 2Crafty Chipboard. They were all painted with white gesso first and then, painted with mists or Shimmerz, except for the title, which I embossed with aqua embossing powder. 


Do you think I went a bit overboard with the thickness on this layout?


It surely won't fit in an album (as if any of my layouts does! lol).

I filmed my process, for you to watch:


I hope you come to play along with us for this challenge. Head over to the blog to see what the ret of the team came up with.


lundi 13 février 2017

Happy (Shimmerz Paints)

Hi there, crafty friends,

I'd like to share with you today a layout I made for Shimmerz Paints. As tomorrow is Valentine's day, I thought I would take a break from my usual bluish color combo and go for a more romantic color. As my last layout was pink, I thought I'd go with purple. So here is my layout.

Happy


After covering my entire background with clear gesso, I used Salt of the Earth Paste-Eez through a letter stencil. I'm loving this stencil, lately, and with Paste-Eez, I got crisp, sharp edges with no bleeding underneath the stencil I love it!


To add color to that textured background, I used a mix of Royal Purple Shimmerz, Power to the Purple Creameez, Beets Me Inklingz and Razzeldazzelberry Vibez. Look at this beautiful mix of purple I got! Can't get any better than this!


To embellish, I used one piece from the Leafy Shrub Set 1, from 2Crafty Chipboard. To color it, I used Have a Grape Day! Texturez, which I painted directly onto my chioboard. I love the shimmery finish I got, along with the great texture. 


In my embellishments clusters, I also added the Fine Leafy Bush chipboard, also from 2Crafty Chipboard, which I painted with 3 Sheets to the Wind AcriTonez. I cut it in smaller pieces and scattered those here and there. 


I embossed my Frame Lucy's Flourish with a purple embossing Powder. My title (Happy, from the Word Circles Set 1) was embossed in another purple shade of embossing powder. 

You like what I have used and would like to get your hands on the products ? Visit the Shimmerz Store to see all the gorgeous colors in the many ranges offered!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to mention my name when placing your order to get a free product. 



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samedi 4 février 2017

Happiness Is This (Shimmerz Paints)

Hi crafty friends,

I'm here today to share a pink scrapbooking layout with you. As Valentine's Day is fast approaching, I thought it was a good idea to break out my pink supplies and get a little fun. Let's take a look at what I've created.


Going through all my pink mediums (believe me, I have a LOT!), I was inspired by the Ruby Spritz. I decided to make it my main color. 


To add a little depth to the background, I paired my main color with Caribbean Sunset and Cotton Candy Spritz. They add a softer touch to the layout. 


You can see, on the picture above, that I used Salt of the Earth Paste-Eez on my background as well, before I applied the color, just to add a nice texture. I love how the spray ink «pools» around the dried Paste-Eez. 


I used 3 Sheets to the Wind AcriTonez with water to make some white drops on the background. 


For one finishing touch, I used the Ruby Spritz to color around my word stickers (not shown on video).


All my chipboards (Tahnya's 11'' border and Happiness Is This) are from 2Crafty Chipboard. 

Enjoy the process video:


You like what I have used and would like to get your hands on the products ? Visit the Shimmerz Store to see all the gorgeous colors in the many ranges on offer!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to mention my name when placing your order to get a free product. 


I would like to enter the 7Dots Studio challenge with this layout. The challenge was to make a monochromatic layout.




mercredi 25 janvier 2017

Today Is Perfect (Shimmerz Paints)

Hi,

I'm here again to share another layout using the beautiful products Shimmerz Paints released a few weeks ago. 

Today Is Perfect


I was going for a monochromatic look. I used A Little Nutty Paste-Eez on my background.I sprayed a little bit of water on it to see how much it would bleed, but unless I used a brush, the color paste kept its shape. It's really the perfect product to use with a stencil because it goes on so smoothly AND it doesn't bleed. That's fabulous.


To add color to the background, I used See Ya Latte' Spritz. The effect is subtle, but I thought it unified everything. 


To add color to my chipboards (the smallest from the 6'' Clock Faces Frames set, one Frames Tiny Henri's and Today Is Perfect title from 2Crafty Chipboard), I used Oh Fudge AcriTonez. I like AcriTonez because this paint eliminates the need to put some gesso before.



I left my big clock frame chipboard (the largest from the 6'' Clock Faces Frames set) bare, though.


So, you like what I have used and would like to get your hands on the products ? Visit the Shimmerz Store to see all the gorgeous colors in the many ranges on offer!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to mention my name when placing your order to get a free product. 






samedi 21 janvier 2017

Together (Shimmerz Paints)

Hi,

Did you know that Shimmerz Paints released some new products in 2017? They are called Paste-Eez and AcriTonez. Paste-Eez are mate finish texture paste. They spread like cake frosting. They are so yummy! AcriTonez are acrylic paints. With those paints, you don't need gesso. I'm so excited by those products.

My first share this month, I used both Paste-Eez and AcriTonez on my layout.

Together


To create my background, I used Peach Fuzz Paste-Eez through a checkers stencil. To add contrast, I used Lava Flow Paste-Eez through a typewriter text stencil. 


It was pretty as is, but I thought I would add some mists, just to unify everything. I used Peachy Keen Coloringz with a brush, making drops and little «pools» of colors.


I also added Truffle Spritz, using the same techniques as I did with the Coloringz. The soft grey color add just enough interest to the background.


Look at the gorgeous background I got! Isn't it pretty? 


I used some stamps to add even more texture.


I painted my 2Crafty Chipboards pieces (Squiggly Heart Cluster and Mini Word Set 2) with 3 Sheets to the Wind Acritonez. 

You like what I have used and would like to get your hands on the products ? Visit the Shimmerz Store to see all the gorgeous colors in the many ranges on offer!

Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to mention my name when placing your order to get a free product.