30 days before Christmas projects

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bastille's day layout for the July Prima challenge

Hello !

Prima moodboard is filled this month with blue, red and brown colors and combined with the French event in July, it inspired me a new layout about Bastille day for the Make it Prima challenge :


Soooo... On a Vintage Emporium paper, I use a damask stencil with white light gesso and sprikled microbeads in copper and berry over it ( all of these are Prima products). Then I painted the French flag with watercolor.


I added a Say-it-in-Crystal lace border under the picture, painted Prima flowers with watercolor to recreate the tricolor French roundel. The beaded trim was painted with copper paint (still all Prima).


Some vintage metal numbers for the date and the vintage clock die cut under the picture...


The title is the starting words of the French national anthem, made with rub-on letters and rub-on decorations (Prima IOD).

If you didn't know Bastille day is today ! Music, firemen's ball and fireworks are traditional, and as I currently live in Avignon, I will benefit from the theatre festival...

I wish you a great week end (TGIF !) and hope to see you soon !

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mixed media layout about a girl...

Hello !

I'm on the Art Anthology blog today with a new layout about my daughter, using stencils, mediums, die cuts, inks, laces, flowers... So it's a mixed media page...


 Dot Matrix with Leaf Sorbet Dimensional medium and 6×9 Scales with Mayan Gold Velvet were used to build the background, as well as some stamps (Prima Marketing) and distress inks in walnut stain and  mowed lawn (Ranger).
You can also spot some wildflower dies (Sizzix/Tim Holtz) among other things...

A video tutorial is available on the Art Anthology's post or on my YouTube channel to watch the whole process.

I think this layout will be a perfect fit for the Simon Says Sstamp Monday challenge : distress it !

Thank you for your time, I hope to see you soon on this blog for another project !

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Add a face to your Art Journal pages with Art Anthology

Hello there !

One more mermaid project (same theme layout there) for me this month with Art Anthology for an Art journal spread using lots of stencils and mediums ! You will find detailed pictures and link to the tutorial video on the Art Anthology blog but here is the project :


I am not good at drawing faces, but with the Let's Face It stencil it was so easy ! I hope you will give it a try too !

As the theme for the Monday challenge at Simon says stamp is Stencil it, I will enter this spread in the challenge.

Thank you for your time spent on this post and see you soon for other projects !

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Flower fairy dress with Prima Marketing

Hello crafters !

Should I say I played with a Barbie doll even if I'm 40+ ? Come on ! I know you did it too sometimes... But why again ? To create a fairy dress for her ! Look at this beauty !



I used few vintage items from Prima Marketing, using the doll as a dress form (it's in plastic, easily cleaned...). You can see hydrangeas, The Secon Wind papers cut with a leaf die, glittery leaves, a tiny resin rose and Say it in Pearls swirls.


Another close-up of the corsage rose (made with 3 hydrangeas) on the other side to see the resin roses and pearls :


I started to construct the dress by adhering half hydrangeas on ribbon around the waist using Fabri-Tac, letting an opening on the back to remove the dress from the doll. After few flowers rows, I changed for the leaves, each row glued to the previous one only by the stem.


The top is made with three leaves and two flowers. The back of the dress is open.


So... Do you want to play doll too now ?

One of my goal as a designer is to create a real size paper/flower dress, and I think this design will be perfect for it... What do you think ? Is this dress will win me a place in the Prima design team ? Hope so...

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed  what you saw...
See you soon !

Friday, June 16, 2017

Betsy in pink - A Prima Marketing tag

Hello !

Are you in full summer mode ? Here in the South of France, we so are ! High temperature and blue sky, beach less than a hour from home... 
This beach mood inspire me to create a new tag, using watercolor and flowers...


You can recognize Betsy, the Julie Nutting Prima doll stamp, on a watercolor paper tag by Prima Marketing too, with vintage Prima flowers and leaves !

It was a very quick craft to create, my scraproom doesn't have A/C and is in the attic...

I will enter this tag into the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp : Touchy Feely

I wish you a great week end, and if you cannot go to the beach, have a beach party at home !

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mermaid layout for the Prima challenge

Hello craft lovers !

I have just finished my layout for the June Make it Prima challenge ! They have a lovely moodboard this month, with bright colors and yummy textures... It inspire me to create a Splash-y layout...


I really have a thing for mermaid... I did not resist and bought two years ago a tail for my youngest (will have one myself one day). I even have a Pinterest board for them... So when I saw this picture on Google, I knew it fill fit perfectly the moodboard...

I built the background with a paper from the Prima French Riviera 12x12 kit, starting with blue ink and Paint Splatter (PM) cling stamp. Next, I applied a mix of heavy white gesso (PM) with fine texture powder over the Harlequin stencil (PM). I use Tea Dye distress ink to distress the edges of the paper and the diamonds.
I then layered distressed papers from the Vintage Emporium 12x12 kit (PM), with stamped diamonds (Rondelle-PM) in Tea Dye.


I added Christine Adolph Sea Shells rub-ons (PM) (shells, nest, star) covered with chocolate mica powder, real shells, and Prima flowers.
You can also spot a glass embellishment from an old collection by Prima (believe, you obviously need to believe in mermaids), a trim (PM), some twine, and even two clay embellishments made with IOD molds (PM) and painted.
The title is Prima too, from Julie Nutting word strip stickers...


Don't you want to have a dive now ? I do ! It's 99 F outside, the pool is at 90 F (not even refreshing), so I wish I could be a mermaid and swin in a fresh ocean...

I hope you liked this layout, it will be part of my application for the Prima DT (#PrimaDTcall, see details there). !

See you around for another project !


Friday, June 9, 2017

Altered Dreamcatcher with Art Anthology

Hi there !

It's my turn on the Art Anthology blog and I have a special project for you ! I decided to alter what once was a plain black dreamcatcher...


I use Art Anthology mediums in three colors : Poppy Sorbet, Sunshine Sorbet and Fiji Velvet. I also use a AA Twilight stencil on the feathers ! Did you know you can paint different surfaces with the Art Anthology mediums ? You should watch me do it in the tutorial video on the Art Anthology blog...

Thank you for stopping by today ! Don't forget you can always find all my video tutorials on my YouTube channel too : BonjourScrapValerie !
I'm also on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook, so pick your favorite !

See you around for my next project !