Showing posts from April, 2019

CARD - Vintage Butterfly


Tuto en français sur le blog de ToutenColle :)

Here's a first card made with the MJD (Mes Jolies Découpes) #25 from ToutenColle. It's a die-cut + wooden shapes kit released every month. Absolutely LOVE those huge butterflies (card is 15XA5 cm). Had fun with Lindy's spray too..
Card is pretty easy and straightforward but I took step by step pictures nonetheless.

I started by cutting my white card 15x30 cm (folded to make a 15x15 card) and a 14,5X14,5 cm paper. Inked the edges of the paper with the blue Versamagic

For the body of the Butterfly, I cut a matching paper, inked the edges. and glued it on the paper butterfly
Used the ToutenColle "Manuscrit fin" stamp by ToutenColle with blue and black Versamagic to stamp the paper butterfly in two colours. Inked up the edges of the butterfly

I then inked the wooden butterfly. I pressed the inkpad directly onto the wood and then blended with the sponge dauber

 I sprayed the whole butterfly with Lindy's spray to g…

CARD & VIDEO - Versamagic inks + Gel Press

Pour la version française, je vous invite à aller sur le blog de ToutenColle
I have a new video tutorial for you using my Birdhouses stamps along with Versamagic inks and the Gel Press.
The video is in French but I have added English subtitles :)

For this tag, I have used the stamps I have designed for ToutenColle:
Nichoir stamps
Borders stamps
Marguerites stamps
Bubble Texture stamp

as well as...
Versamagic inks
Versafine ink
Maya card
Mini Gel Press
Soleil Stencil

I have also made another sample using the same Gel Press/Versamagic technique but with the Marguerites stamps this time
On the envelope, I used the Soleil Stencil as well as my Bubble Texture stamp

ALTERING - Paris tray

Just a very quick post of an altered tray I made for a class several years ago.  Nothing special about it in the way I made it (paint, crackle, paper, embellishments) but I looked at it differently this week after what happened in Notre-Dame in Paris. I have walked by many times, never went inside as the lines were always way too long. I really wish I had now...  ---- Juste un coucou rapide pour partager ce plateau altéré que j'avais fait il y a plusieurs années pour un atelier (au Canada). Rien de spécial quant à la manière de le faire (peinture, craquelé, papiers, embellissements), mais je ne l'ai pas regardé de la même manière cette semaine après ce qu'ils s'est passé à la cathédrale Notre Dame.  Je suis passée à côté plein de fois, mais je suis jamais allée à l'intérieur parce qu'il y avait de longues files d'attente. Maintenant je le regrette. Même s'ils la reconstruisent, ce ne sera jamais pareil.
Thanks for stopping by / Merci de votre vis…

CARD - New stamps - Nichoirs/Bird houses

Vous trouverez ce tuto en français sur le blog de Toutencolle
Here's the first card made with the latest stamps released yesterday.  This is such a (rather large) stamp plate.  You can use the birdhouses as is or use them individually.  Big enough for Art Journaling too

Stamp the birdhouses on a watercolour card

Stamp in again twice.  Once to cut out the bird houses Another time to cut out the leaves and perches

Watercolour the card, behind the birdhouses. Add a few splatters too if you like

Glue de leaves (with a liquid glue) Stick the bird houses with sticky foam squares

The leaves are shaped and only glued at the base
Watercolour the birdhouses 

Add the little birds (watercolored and cut out) (Pile de Zozios from Tout en Colle) Love those, so cute

Don't forget to stamp the envelope too

Find out more about the stamps I have designed for ToutenColle on this video

Thanks for stopping by Don't forget to let me know what you think

CARD & VIDEO - Zen feathers with Versamagic inks

Pour les détails et la vidéo en Français, je vous invite à aller sur le blog de ToutenColle
Back with a new card and video with the Plumes Zen stamp plate I designed for ToutenColle. Noëlle (ToutenColle owner) has just added the Versamagic inks on their website, so I wanted to focus on these for this card. 
I LOVE Versamagic ink. Have been using them for over 12 years and they are probably my favourite (along with Distress inks).  The video is a "let's make a mistake and show you how to get away with it" video LOL.  I was jinxed on that one. But I did not start over when it happened, instead I showed how to cope with the "mistakes" using Versamagic as "watercolours"... yup, painting with these...
I realised that my inkpads need a good re-inking session 😜
So here it is... Let me know what you think, and don't hesitate to ask if you have any on the blog or on YouTube/Facebook/Instagram (links in the sidebar)

I have also done …

CARD - ZEN #IsaCStamps

Hello, First of all I would like to thank you for all your kind words about the stamps I designed for ToutEnColle. I'm so pleased about them and how they turned out and I couldn't wait to use them.  I went with the grey+1 colour combo for these first samples. I love grey (particularly that Koala Fresco Finish paint) as it goes with any colour really
Tout d'abord, je voudrais vous remercier pour tous vos retours, compliments, messages sur mes premiers tampons sortis chez ToutenColle. Toutes vos réactions pendant le ToutenLive m'ont fait très plaisir. Alors un petit tuto pour vous remercier?  Comme d'habitude, la version française de ce tuto est chez ToutenColle

Start by stamping the feather on the tag.  They really stamp beautifully, details are wonderful 😊

Mix PaperArtsy Haystack and Caramel Fresco Finish paints I decided to go with the grey and ochre combination for this one (one of my fav colour combo).  I now use the mini GelPress as a pallet and absolutely love i…