Saturday, September 23, 2017

(More Than Words DT - September Mini Challenge)

This is my Mini Challenge reveal project for More Than Words this month!

Here is the September mini word:
Click HERE to find out all you need to know about the Mini Challenge
and to see gorgeous inspiration from the More Than Words DT.
Remember that in order to participate, you have to share your project
on the More Than Words FB page right HERE by the end of the month.

In the wake of all the natural catastrophes happening lately in my part of
the globe (I am so very blessed to have been spared!), I thought to use the word
BRAVE in this inspirational quote... to keep courage and strength despite the storms.

I started off with a kraft coloured tag and after much misting,
stenciling and stamping, it turned out into a very warm leathery brown.

The beautiful elegant frame as well as the small feather are from the Dusty Attic.

As a final touch, I sprayed some adhesive glue and sprinkled some beads.

I hope you like and that you will be back to visit to see more!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

POUR TOUJOURS - Wedding Card
(Cuts2luv September Challenge)

I got a special order from a friend last week to create a French wedding card.
I thought it would be a great opportunity to play along to a challenge at the same time.

For this card, I was inspired by this gorgeous mood board from Cuts2luv.

I decided to use the colour palette and to add a doily on my card.
I was also inspired by the word Bliss (for the wedding theme),
although I didn't use the actual word on my card.

And of course I added a beautiful flair from this Cuts2luv set right HERE.

One of my favorite colour combination is by far kraft, white and teal/aqua.

This beautiful chipboard heart is from The Dusty Attic.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS - Single Page Layout
(Kraft+ September Challenge)

When I saw the September challenge a couple weeks ago on the Kraft+ blog,
I was totally inspired and frankly in love! I couldn't pass up the chance to play along!

The Kraft+ challenge is 'What's the buzz?'.  Find out more about it right HERE.

I of course started off with a kraft background, using a kraft patterned paper
from Simple Stories.  I misted some yellow (inspired by the bees obviously)
on it and added a lot of stamping in dark brown ink. 

As soon as I knew I was going to participate in this challenge,
I lined up some embellishments, starting with a very pretty Cuts2luv badge and
these lovely little chipboard bees from The Dusty Attic.  How perfect, right?

My favorite part of the creative process is always picking out the flowers! 
 For this layout, I opted for some Prima and 49 and Market blooms.

I cannot say that I'm a big fan of bees (yes, bee stings hurt!),
but I have to say that they make for awesome inspiration and beautiful art.

I'm so happy on how this page turned out. I hope you like it as well.

Thank you Kraft+ for challenging me!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

BEST DAY EVER - Single Page Layout
(Dusty Attic DT + Lindy's & Scrap The Girls Challenges)

Well, Summer is almost over here in my part of the world *sob*,
so I'm already thinking up some Fall themed layouts and here is one
using many Dusty Attic chipboard pieces, other DA goodies
and inspired by 2 awesome challenges from Lindy's and Scrap the Girls.

For my colour palette and the overall theme of my layout,
I was inspired by the September Challenge at Lindy's which 
offers this mood board that made me think of the Fall season.

I unfortunately did not own many Lindy's sprays in these particular shades,
but I had to make do with what I had as I absolutely wanted to play along.

I ended up spraying a combination of Cape Cod Coral, C'est la vie Cerise,
and Fuzzy Navel Peach on my background and although not from 
the mood board palette,  I added a little Silver Moon Sapphire 
embossing powder on some of my chipboard.

The other challenge that inspired me is this fabulous 

These photos of me were taken last Autumn season right next to my house.
My neighbour has a nice maple tree in his yard that turns beautiful fiery colors
at this time of year, and I just couldn't pass up such a beautiful photo opportunity.

Now let's take a look at some detailed shots of my page
with more information on the Dusty Attic products used.

I chose to use the Best Day Ever title piece which I simply colored in dark
brown Copic marker.  Underneath it, you can see the Mystic Frame #2 
and an Elegant Frame which I covered with Color in Bloom Vintage Gold paint, 
some Clear Crackle Varnish and a tiny bit of Lindy's embossing powder.

I love the Page Pebbles and Decorative Dots sets from Dusty Attic
as they are the perfect addition to decorate your project.

Along with many other brand flowers to match my colour palette 
(and because I am just addicted to flowers), 
I added a few from the Dusty in Bloom collection in beautiful Grassy Knoll.

On the background, I sprayed some Lindy's mist and dabbed
some DA Oceania paint and added some textured design
using the Criss-Cross stencil with modeling paste.

I hope that I was able to inspire you today with this Fall layout!

Make sure to visit the Dusty Attic website HERE to view
 all their available chipboard designs and other fabulous products
and their blog HERE for lots of DT daily inspiration!

Dusty Attic Supply List


Dusty in Bloom
Dusty in Colour
Vintage Gold - DA0926

Until next time!

Friday, September 15, 2017

OMG - Single Page Layout
(CSI DT - Case File #238
+ Stuck?! Sketches Challenge)

There's a brand new case to solve at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration,
and take a look at how I solved it!

For more information on Case File #238 and all the wonderful prizes up for grabs,
click HERE.  You will also see how my fellow DT members solved it,
and let me tell you, they are a bunch of pretty fabulous detectives!

Let me explain how I solved this case!

The Scene in this case is oh so sweet!
I didn't go with the obvious reading theme, but I was inspired
by many of the clues in the image as described below.

The Scheme, offers you a wonderful palette of page gray, 
medium sky blue, mustard gold, white and kiwi green.

From the Evidence list, I chose: 
polka dots, text print, animals, string/twine, google eyes and enamel dots.

For the Testimony, I opted to combine two of the September prompts
from which I got the idea of using OMG as my title and writing about
how NOT boring any day spent with this little boy is!

I was also inspired by this fabulous sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:

And now let's look at some close-ups:

This cute little owl badge comes from my friend Caroline's Cuts2luv brand!
I added some googly eyes on him to fulfill one of the Evidence requirements.
Most of the chipboard pieces, except for the title, are from The Dusty Attic.

I used a lot of different paper strips inspired by the Stuck?! Sketch
that allowed me to incorporate most of the colours from the Scheme
and I added some handmade stitching with string from the Evidence list.

This 'handsome boy' is my friend Nathalie's son Tristan.  He's a spitfire!

I really hope that you will play along with us at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration!
There are many wonderful sponsors just waiting to give some awesome prizes away!