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. 





vendredi 20 janvier 2017

Treasure (2Crafty Chipboard)

Hi,

I'm here today to share with you my second layout for 2Crafty Chipboard. Here it is.

«Treasure»


My second layout is much darker than the first one. I like this dark 7 Dots Studio background.


When I got my chipboard order, I wanted to use the Lusius Swirl right away. I find it so elegant! I embossed it with a dark teal embossing powder. 


I did the same with my two Corner Gemma's. Those chipboards are so delicate! I love them!


My title piece is part of the Fine Word Set 1. Again, I love the delicate calligraphy font.

2Crafty products used: 


Corner Gemma's
Fine Word Set 1 
Lusius Swirl

I made another video of my creative process for you to see. Enjoy.

Thanks so much for dropping by today and I hope my layouts inspire you. 
Have a nice crafty day,


jeudi 19 janvier 2017

Live Laugh Love (2Crafty Chipboard)

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm a proud new member of the fabulous 2Crafty team! I'm so happy to get the chance to work with their great products and such talented gals! I'm excited to share with you my first pair of layouts. So here we go!

«Live Laugh Love»


For this first layout, I went with a yellow, aqua and brown color combo. I used Rolling in the Hay Vibez for the yellow tone, 4 Leaf Clover Spritz and Blue my Mind Inklingz for the aqua color of the background. 


I choose this picture of my daughter because she looks so happy on it! I framed her with the smallest circle from the 6'' Circle Revolution Frames, which I embossed with dark brown embossing powder.



I chose to frame my picture with the Edgar Swirls. They are embossed with dark brown embossing powder as well.


My title piece is the Live Laugh Love piece, which was treated as all the previous chipboard pieces. I just love this title!

2Crafty chipboard pieces used:


6'' Circle Revolution Frames
Edgar Swirls
Live Laugh Love

I have filmed my creative process, so please enjoy the following video.




I hope it inspires you. Have a nice day.
Karine

dimanche 15 janvier 2017

Just Love our Story (Words & Paintery)

Hi there,

It's already the middle of January! How time flies! Being the 15th means it's time for another challenge from Words & Paintery. I'd like to share my layout.


Look at the inspiration board:


I was looking at the quote of the board and thought how lucky I am to love and be loved by this man! He's been my partner for more than 21 years now and I can't imagine my life without him.





To embellish my layout, I used one of the beautiful Dandelions chipboards from 2Crafty Chipboard. My title (Just Love our Story) is also from 2Crafty. I love the calligraphy style font on this chipboard.

So, I hope my layout inspires you to come join us to play with this challenge. You have until February 14th.

Have a nice day,
Karine

samedi 7 janvier 2017

Scraproom Tour

Hi crafty friends,

I would like to share with you a video I did for some friends who asked me to make a tour of my scraproom. So I cleaned it real good and I showed them around. It's a looooooong video, and all the talking is done in French (sorry for those who don't speak French), but I thought it might be interesting for some of you.

Welcome home:


Have a nice day,
Karine