30 days before Christmas projects

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mixed media layout in a ebook...

Hello !

I am very proud to announce that I've been published in a book ! It's "Around the world with 80 artists", a craft ebook you can download on Amazon, and you can do it for free until the 30th of May !
Just follow this link, download the book (and the free Kindle app if you don't have it) and you will find my project under "Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout" in the table of content. I used the Mixed Media Origins papers from Canvas Corp, glimmer mists and paints by Tattered Angels, a stamp, flowers...


You will find pictures, templates and step-by-steps of each project (including mine).

Hurry ! The free download is very limited in time. The book will sell for $14.99 after 5 days !


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DCWV swag bag in Avignon, France !

Hello crafters !

Today my post is mostly French people oriented (sorry the rest of the world), specifically those living near Avignon in the South of France, because tomorrow, I will be carrying around an enormous bag filled with 32lbs of scrap goodies, waiting for someone to find me...
I will giveaway all these things to the first one mentioning the Instagram DCWV giveaway. Take a look at these beauties :


So, you will find a BUNCH of DCWV stacks, roll, box even a T-shirt, Glue dots, ICraft tapes, Martha Stewart paints, Fiskars tools, Therm-o-web adhesives, a Snickers (!), very cute beads from Blue Moon Beads, stamps by Latina Crafters, mix media glue by Beacon Adhesives, Mod Podge samples, and a Xyron dispenser !

If you live near Avignon, or if you will visit this town tomorrow, follow me on Instagram @bonjourscrap for updates on where and when exactly I will be !

Hope to see you tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A tag for the May More than words mini challenge

Hello !

The word for the mini challenge of More than words challenge this month is : "TIME".
I have decided to make a tag, using a Ken Oliver bookmark, Tattered Angels inks, stencils, paste and gel and die cuts :


"Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it" - Leonardo Da Vinci
This quote inspire me for this tag to use the clock die (Prima Marketing) and the sketch grid stencil (TCW).
I created the background with the Naturally Aged Paint System - Bare Metal by Tattered Angels. adding textures with  Maritime papers cut with Mixed Media Thinlit by Sizzix and Teal me no lies Texturez paste (Shimmerz Paints) over sketch grid stencil (TCW).
Then I add the white clock die cut (Prima Marketing) sprayed with Bronze glimmer mist. Journaling is written on white paper strips sprayed with Vintage pink glimmer mist, and glue with gel medium. I add some gold microbeads before the gel was dry.


Thank you for stopping by ! I hope you like what you saw...
See you soon !

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A colorful card with DCWV

Hello !

A quick post about a card I made a while ago (but didn't show I don't know why...) with the Little Miss stack by DCWV. Unusually, I made this card blank. No sentiment at all. Open for any kind of occasion.

It's a 6"x6"card, with a 1/4" border, papers outlined with pink gel pen, few cut out designs, and two doilie dies by Sizzix. 


As it's blank, I could use it for a baby girl, a birthday, friendship or else.

Thanks for stopping by, and see you soon for another project !

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Stateside collection travel book with DCWV

Hi crafters from the world !

Today is all about my traveling into the States, apart from my life in Texas few years ago. I did travel a little bit, sometimes by plane, sometimes by car, even by RV once ! 
I made an album, not with all the pictures taken during these trips (too many to count), but with those I liked the most in the different places I visited. And it's not a complete album either because I will (or I hope I will) be traveling in the USA again in the future. 

For this travel book, I use the 6"x 8" Stateside travel journal by DCWV, with other products from this collection, as postcards, sentiment stack, pin and stickers set, die cut tag stack, cork word stickers, and stamp stickers.


Love, love, love these cork stickers ! And the small pins look like the ones from google map, that's really cute !


Can you guess the towns on the map ? Let me help you...From left to right : Anaheim CA, Las Vegas NV, San Antonio TX, Galveston TX, New Orleans LA, New York NY, Toronto ON


The travel journal comes with premade pockets, where you can slip whatever you want. Above I put a postcard, and below some tags.


Here again the cork sticker... and you probably recognize this picture of me from some of my profiles(love this picture, my daughter took it in Vegas). I added washi tape from the journal kit on the picture on the right.


Grand Canyon, Joshua trees on the Highway 40 (near Lake Havasu), and balconies in New Orleans...


Some around the edges journaling with outlined cork stickers...


I cut the black and white designs from a sentiment sheet, it really pop from the black this way.

I need to complete this book, so I 've got several options to do so :
1- I live again in Houston and travel from here in the US
2- I become a famous designer and a company hire me in the US
3- You love my work so much that you invite me for a workshop in the US.

Which one it's gonna be ?

See you soon... (I will probably not have the answer next time)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mixed Media altered canvas

Hello !

This month I decided to participate to the Berry71bleu moodboard challenge :


 I went to the dark side to create this altered canvas... All the embellishments were covered with black gesso before adding small brushes of Antique Gold and Rose Gold High Impact paints.
I glued some teared book pages to the 5"x7" canvas before covering it with white gesso, then spray Gold and Festival glimmer mists.


The mesh came from a Christmas roll, cut, painted with black gesso and spray with the same mists than the background.
I add white gesso to lace and fabric before spray them with Crocheted doily mist.
The butterflies (Maya Road) and the wood word had the same treatment than the flowers.


Gold microbeads are the final touch to this canvas. I glued them with gel medium, and all the other embellishments with Fabri-Tac (Beacon Adhesives).


Thank you to take some time to review this post. I hope you like what you saw.

See ya !

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gorjuss Birthday card

Today my lovely daughter is 15 ! The least I could do was to create a card for her...
So I pulled out an old but cherished paper pad by K&Company, a beautiful Gorjuss stamp and my Copic markers to wish her an happy birthday...


I also made a killer vanilla cheesecake with a ginger cookies crust, and I will give you the recipe if I have enough comments asking for it on this post !

Have a great day !

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

DCWV May challenge card

Bonjour !

I'm so late to show you this card ! I made it for the DCWV sketch challenge of May, and it was super easy and super quick to do so !
I use a pretty dark pink cardstock to make the 6x6 card base, cut a 5 1/2" square in yellow cardstock, and adjust a 6x6 In Stitches paper into a 5 1/4" square. I trace a faux stitches circle with white gel pen, and add faux stitches around the edge of the square too. Some Recollections stickers and I was done !


Compare this card to sketch :


You will have until the end of this month to play with this sketch and send your card to DCWV.
Have fun and see you soon !

Monday, May 9, 2016

Canvas Corp Crew 4x4 canvas

Hello fellows !

You maybe noticed a blinking logo on the left column of this blog ? It's my DT member blinkie form Canvas Corp Brands ! CCB gather differents brands, including Canvas Corp, 7Gypsies and Tattered Angels.

For the second lucky year, I'm part of their incredible crew, and like last year I was challenged to create a small 4x4 canvas to represent me. The one I created is very different from last year's canvas (see it there), it got a baroque/shabby look with vibrant colors :


Of course I used Canvas Corp Brands on it ! The canvas itself is from Canvas Corp, the chipboard are from a 7Gypsies collection, and the paints/inks from Tattered Angels : Antique Gold high impact paint on the angel (Prima Marketing), Silver Sugar glimmer mist on the chipboards, Merlot Gold glimmer mist for the canvas, Leaf baseboard paint and Sun sisters glimmer mist on the metal leafs, plus Gold Antique high impact and White high impact paint over stencils (Art is and Grid by TCW) on the background.
Take a closer look at the the textures :



You can see all the lovely canvas the Crew made on the CCB blog. It's gonna be another fun year playing with the CCB products !

Thanks for stopping by !
See you soon with new projects...

Friday, May 6, 2016

Prima Marketing DT call 2016 : my application

It's not a secret, I do love Prima Marketing products, since I started scrapbooking ages ago. It's not a secret either that I would love to be on their DT...
So today I will show you several Prima based projects I made during the year (I did use Prima products on a bunch of creations, but I cannot show all of them in one post...), and this will be linked to my application email !





I'm very proud of this one : this layout was featured on the Prima's blog 


Few different projects :


and here is my last project, made for the May Build-a-Page challenge (see my blog's post here) :


Flowers, papers, ribbons, laces, stamps, dies, beads, metal or wood or resin embellishments, stencils and masks, crystals, pastes, ATC... I love and use them all !

Thanks for stopping by and taking some time to review this post ! I hope you enjoyed what you saw and please wish me luck for this application... 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May BAP challenge layout for Prima Marketing

It's a busy busy week ! So many beautiful challenges to enter !
Today, I will show you the layout I made for the Prima Marketing BAP challenge for this month :


A lot of Prima goodies in this page... Papers from the 12x12 Tales of you&me kit, ribbon and lace (very old collections), stamps (triangle and messy, Finnabair), Old rose chalk, adhesive rub-on, 12" border mask, a resin embellishment and an Antique sign !

A little close-up now...


Wish me good luck for this challenge...

Thanks for stopping by !

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

DCWV May challenge layout

May challenge is up on the DCWV blog and I made a layout for it !

Take a look at the sketch :


I used the Scripts and notes stacks by DCWV for the papers, half pearls, sticker by Heidi Swapp, flowers and dies by Prima Marketing, and dies by Sizzix.


For the background, I used Walnut stain distress ink (Ranger) over a TCW stencil, Shimmerz Texturez paste (in Crushed coral) over Prima Marketing stencil, and splatters of Tattered Angels glimmer mists.


Stop by the DCWV blog to see the DT's layouts and the cards... You will see mine very soon...

Have a great day !

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mini album with Stationer's desk collection by Prima Marketing

Hello !

Last year, I did promised you to show you a mini I made with the Stationer's desk collection, and completely forgot about it until... today ! My best apologizes for this late post presenting my scrapbook...






Please take a look at the video I made for you :






As I said, I use the Stationer's desk collection : the 12x12 kit, the wood embellishments, the brads, the flowers... I think I did slip some items from the Cartographer collection too...

Thank in advance for looking at my video and see you soon on this blog for more projects !

Monday, May 2, 2016

May Tim Holtz tag

Hello !

May is already here, even if we're still waiting for some heat and sunny days to finally have BBQ in the garden...
Nevermind ! The May tag from the Tim Holtz blog is a perfect opportunity to bring warmth and colors to my day...
Love the tissue tape resist technique and the add of small embellishments...


I choose a stamp by Stampendous to stamp over the tissue tape in two spots. I used the distress inks by Tim Holtz in Peacock Feathers, Marmelade, Dusty Concord and Picked Rasperry.


The paste over the Measured stencil (Tim Holtz) is a gold crackle paste (Prima Marketing).
The small flowers are cut with Cricut and the Flower shoppe cartridge.
Both ribbons are sprayed with Tattered Angels inks (Bahama blue and Party pink glimmer mists).
I covered a metal charm with purple glaze paint (Tattered Angels), and made an inclusion with a glass beads I bought in Istanbul.


Very nice result for super easy techniques ! Thanks again Tim Holtz for this monthly challenge !

See you soon !