Saturday, June 29

CARD - Garden Party Challenge #1


Here's my first card for the Garden Party Challenge.
Voici ma première carte pour le Challenge Garden Party

This Card Making challenge is only on Instagram (@gardenpartychallenge) and will be posted by my friend Sylvie (Nefertiti) and myself every other Saturday evening. You will have 2 weeks to play with us 😊

Ce challenge de carterie est seulement sur Instagram (@gardenpartychallenge) et sera posté par mon amie Sylvie (Nefertiti) et moi-même tous les 15 jours, le samedi soir. Vous aurez donc 2 semaines pour participer. 
N'hésitez pas à partager!

For this first card, I used a Stamperia stamp set (early birthday present I got last weekend). Love the stamps designs, not a fan at all of the foam background (not cling)
Used them with Distress Inks and Disco Black embossing powder (it was by Stampendous I thing.. have had that for ages!). Looooove the background stamp. Will use it a lot I think

Pour cette première carte, j'ai utilisé une planche de Stamperia (cadeau d'anniversaire en avance 😇). J'adore le design, mais pas fan du tout du côté mousse des tampons (au lieu de cling).
Je les ai utilisé avec les encres Distress et de la poudre à embosser Disco Black. 
Carte très facile à faire et très rapide. J'adoooore le tampon de fond.

Hope you will come along and play with us!

J'espère que vous participerez à ce challenge!

Sunday, June 23

ALTERED BRUSH - Crafty Individuals Carousel


Could not wait to share this new project with you. I made this altered brush for my friend Sylvie and I had to wait until I gave it to her this weekend before sharing it with you.
I fell in love with this new Crafty Individual's stamp I received this week and it was the perfect size for this brush.

So here's what I came up with... used all sorts... PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints, India Black ink, micro beads, Stickles, Glossy accent, Florilege Designs dots....

Here are more details 

Hope you enjoyed this project
let me know

Talk soon
Isa x

Tuesday, June 11

INSPIRATION #1 - Vase >> Card >> Art Journal


Here's a new category on this blog: INSPIRATION. In these posts, I will show you how I can create something based on an object, a picture on a magazine, a colour scheme etc. 
This time it's a vase I walked by in a shop. Just loved it, it really caught my eye  (didn't buy it though) and I took a picture thinking I could easily create something based on this. 
Check the video below to find out more.

Voici une nouvelle catégorie sur mon blog: INSPIRATION. Dans ces articles, je vous montrerai comment je peux créer cartes, page d'art journal ou autre à partir d'un objet, d'une image de magazine,  une association de couleur etc. 
Cette fois ci, c'est un vase qui a attiré mon attention. Regardez la video ci-dessous pour en savoir plus. 

The first project I made was this card. 
Used Crafty Individuals stamps (CI-443 and CI-347), a faux-batik technique and Derwent Inktense watercolours
This was so easy to make, just followed that the vase looked like

La première réa est une carte que j'ai faite avec la technique du Faux-Batik, en utilisant les tampons Crafty Individuals (liens ci-dessus) et les aquarelles Inktense de Derwent. Très facile à faire, je n'avais qu'à regarder la photo du vase et m'en inspirer pour les couleurs.

I then made an Art Journal page. Step by steps instructions below

Vous trouverez les instructions en français pour cette page sur le blog de Toutencolle.

Start with covering your pages first with Gesso (not pictured) and then apply a mix of paints (PaperArtsy Fresco Finish) to get a light grey mix. Apply with a sponge in circular motion to create texture.

Then spray the corners of the pages with pink Lindy's inks

Dab the excess with a cloth

Now spray the purple

Once dry you get a metallic effect

As it was not bright enough, I "stamped" Picked Rasberry Distress inks with cling film.
Dry and repeat until you get the desired effect 

Repeat with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide for the grey part

Then stamp the small Mikado stamp with Versafine ink 

Use white paint to add some splatters. I used white gouache

Stamp and ink up the butterflies using Distress inks and the Nuage de Pointillés stamp

Then stamp the daisies using Versafine ink

Still using the Gouache (or white paint or pen), highlight the petals of the daisy. 
Colour the center of of the flowers in pink and some of the petals

Close up

As I wanted the pink in the corners to be even brighter I splattered the pink Inktense paint as well as applied it with the cling film

Add the quote printed on printer paper
(this one by Degas says: Art is not what you see , but what you make others see)

Glue the butterflies and add shadows to the flowers. 
I used watercolour but you can use colouring pencils too

Close up

Here you go... 
Let me know what you think

See you soon