vendredi 30 décembre 2016

My 2016 Top Ten

Hi,

As 2016 ends, I thought I would share my top ten of the year. So here we go!

10. Joy (Shimmerz Paints)


9. Serenity (Blue Fern Studios)


8. My Everything (Shimmerz Paints)


7. Perky (Blue Fern Studios)


6. Adore (Shimmerz Paints)


5. I Think You're Wonderful (Words & Paintery)


4. Friends (A layout made for my sister-in-law)


3. Sparkle (Blue Fern Studios)


2. Happy (Words & Paintery, following a sketch from Lisa Griffith)


And, by far, my favorite of 2016...

1. Happy (7 Dots Studio challenge)


Looking forward to see you back in 2017. I wish you a happy new year!

mercredi 28 décembre 2016

Joy (Blue Fern Studios)

Hi there,

I'm here to share my last layout for Blue Fern Studios. As the year ends, my term with Blue Fern comes to an end. It's been a wonderful year. So here is my last layout.

Joy


I started out this layout with the Holiday Treats paper from the Vintage Christmas 2 collection. I put a light coat of white gesso in the bottom part of the paper, where my main composition will be. I then used some modeling paste through a brick stencil. Green inks to add a bit of color, and some stamping complete the background work.


My trees comes from the Winter Forest set. I covered them with Antique Gold Imagine Ink embossing powder. 


Behind my photo, I used a part of the Mémoires Frame, also covered with Antique Gold embossing powder. On the picture above, You can see a cute little guy that I fussy cut from the Let It Snow paper, from the Vintage Christmas 2 collection. 



I also used the Tree Trimmings (Vintage Christmas 2) and the Greeting Cards (Vintage Christmas 1) papers to mat my picture. The cute deer is also part of the Winter Forest set. I embossed it, like I did with every other chipboard on this layout, with Antique Gold embossing powder. On the picture above, you can also see that I used the Grungy Grid stamp.


I even used this tiny piece of the Tree Trimmings paper (the Merry Christmas rectangle). I didn't waste a bit of this gorgeous collection!


My title piece comes from the Winter Titles set. My flowers are from the Attic Charm Glitter Roses and the Tranquil Blooms.


Blue Fern Studios products used:
Holiday Treats (Vintage Christmas 2), Greeting Cards (Vintage Christmas 1), Tree Trimmings (Vintage Christmas 2) and Let It Snow (Vintage Christmas 2) papers
Grungy Grid stamp
Winter Forest, Winter Titles and Mémoires Frame chipboards
Imagine Ink Antique Gold embossing powder
Tranquil Blooms and Attic Charm Glitter Roses

I really hope my layouts from this year inspired you and would like to thank again Valerie and Leslie for having me on the team. I had a blast!

I'll see you in 2017!

Karine

lundi 26 décembre 2016

Two More Cards (Blue Fern Studios)

Hi,

Here is my other set of card for Blue Fern Studios this month.

Christmas


For those two cards, I went a little big because I wanted cards in which I could write a longer message. On my kraft cardstock, I added a piece of the Auld Lang Syne paper from the Vintage Christmas 1 collection. Over it, I added some modeling paste through a stencil. I then layered a piece of corrugated paper.


I cut one of the Lace Round in half, putting each piece on each side of my composition. I left this chipboard bare, to match the kraft of my card base. My sentiment is cut from the 'Twas the Night chipboard. The whole title was too big to put on my card, so I cut it apart to keep only the word «Christmas».


On this card, I used the Spring Branch. I painted la very light coat of white gesso, and then, I embossed part of it with Breeze Imagine Ink embossing powder.


On my second card, I used the Blooming Flourishes, that I embossed with Breeze Imagine Ink embossing powder. 


I also used the Shabby Flakes, that I embossed with Snow Imagine Ink embossing powder. My large doily chipboard is the Dream Catcher chipboard. 


My Christmas title is cut from the Holly Jolly Christmas piece. On both of my cards, I used Attic Charm Daisies, Christmas Blooms and Spring Lilies flowers. 

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
Auld Lang Syne paper from Vintage Christmas 1
Dream Catcher, Lace Rounds, T'Was the Night, Holly Jolly Christmas, Shabby Flakes, Spring Branch, Blooming Flourishes chipboards
Imagine Ink Snow and Breeze embossing powders
Attic Charm Daisies, Christmas Blooms and Spring Lilies

Happy Boxing Day,
Karine

samedi 24 décembre 2016

Two cards (Blue Fern Studios)

Hi, 

Here is my first set of cards for Blue Fern Studios this month. 

Wonder and Noel


For those two cards, I did start with a 6x6 card, covered with the Jolly paper from the Vintage Christmas 2 collection. I then put another square, slightly smaller, from the Tree Trimmings paper, also from the Vintage Christmas 2 collection. 


I used the Large Flake chipboard, covered with Frozen Imagine Ink embossing powder. A piece of cheese cloth to soften the look. After that, I went with an image from the Jolly paper.


My title piece comes from the Winter Titles set. I covered it with Snow Imagine Ink embossing powder. I used some modeling paste to give the effect of snow. I did the same with the Chelsea vines. The flowers are from the Attic Charm Glitter Roses and Christmas Blooms.


For this card, I began with the same two patterned papers as the card above. My circle chipboard piece is the Splattered Circles set. I embossed it again with Frozen Imagine Ink embossing powder. After I put cheese cloth, I die-cut this little lady from the Let It Snow paper from the Vintage Christmas 2. 


My title piece comes from the Winter Titles set. I covered it with Snow Imagine Ink embossing power and modeling paste. I did the same with the Chelsea Vines, again.


And again, the flowers are from the Attic Charm Glitter Roses and the Christmas Blooms.

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Tree Trimmings, Jolly and Let it Snow papers from the Vintage Christmas 2 collection.  
Chelsea Vines, Splattered Circles, Large Flake and Winter Titles chipboards
Imagine Ink Frozen and Snow embossing powders
Attic Charm Glitter Roses and Christmas Blooms

Merry Christmas,
Karine

vendredi 23 décembre 2016

Friends

Hi,

Here is my last layout I forgot to share this year.


I did this one for my sister-in-law. The little girl in the picture is hers! Some of you may remember me asking on Facebook for postcards. It was for her! :)






Thanks for stoping by.
Come back again tomorrow as I will share some Christmas cards I made for Blue Fern Studios.

Karine

jeudi 22 décembre 2016

Cute Stuff

Hi,

I have another layout to share.


Some close-ups:




I have one more layout to share before I begin to share my Blue Fern Studios layouts for this month.

Karine

mercredi 21 décembre 2016

Magnifique

Hi,

Here is another layout I forgot to share with you this year.


Some close-ups:






Come back tomorrow, as I still have some layouts to share...

Karine

mardi 20 décembre 2016

Jubilation

Hi,

I thought I would share some layouts I made this year and that I forgot to share here with you...

Here is the first one.


And a few close-ups:




I hope you like it. Let's come again tomorrow for another layout.
Have a nice day,
Karine