Orquide'Art Mixed Media and Jewelry

Simply Design Too

Hi everyone!

Today is a new challenge day at Simply create too!

The theme is white, Black and another color, and I decided to make a card with layering dies and gold foil. 




I created a window card. 

I used one of my 3 heart layering dies to create a window on the top flap of my Card. I used two of them to die cut the bottom layer from black cardstock and the top layer from Thermoweb toner paper, which I foiled with Couture creations foil.

I closed my card and glued the two hearts stacked together inside the window. 

That's it!

I hope this card gives you some Ideas. So go and check our inspiration this month and join us in the fun!

Good luck! 

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Altered piggy bank - Nomadic Soul Diaries June Challenge

Hello crafty friends!

Today I am sharing with you my entry to the Nomadic Soul Diaries June Challenge. I know, I am a bit behind... 

I altered a piggy bank. This piggy bank was one of the first gift my boyfriend gave me and I wanted to do something nice with it. 



I started by covering it with white gesso and then I added crackle paste (Ranger) and Art Stones (Finnabair).

Then I sprayed some Lindy's gang Starburst in Tibetan Poppy Teal.

After it was dry, I added a coat of Finnabair wax in Blue Lagoon. I didn't like the look of it so I covered it with Fabrika Decoru in Indigo. To highlight some details, I used Finnabair's white gold wax. Then I glued my embellishments : molded paper clay pieces and glass cabochons ((which I painted with Fabrika Decoru's Shimmer paint in Fuchsia. I also highlighted the details on the paperclay volutes with Finnabair's white gold wax). Some stars which I die cut from bright yellow glitter cardstock and a navy blue flower.

Here are more details :








What do you think? 

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Steampunk Blog hop - altered MDF banner


Today is the day where I share with you something which made me go waaayyy out of my comfort zone. Something rusty, something grungy... You got it, something really unusual for me. Something steampunk.

I would like to thank Cathy for inviting me to this Steampunk blog hop. We have amazing inspiration and sponsors and I'll share all the information you need below. But without further ado, let me show you my creation. 



I am not really equipped for steampunk projects as it is not my usual style. I had to steal screws and nuts from my boyfriend but I also had to use supplies I bought at least two years ago and didn't use. Which is good, obviously. And I had fun. 

For the base, I chose a MDF banner à friend gave me some time ago. I already had started working on it with sand paste and chipboard, but it was not turning out as I wanted so I put it aside for a (very long) while. 

I also chose some elements for my composition: chipboard from Dusty attic (the roses) and SnipArt (gears I cut out from a clock), some filigrees and spacer beads I had in my stash, Brad's, nuts, screws. I filled in a small bottle with orange microbeads.

Once I had decided my composition, I painted everything with black gesso and glued everything as I wanted onto the banner.

I covered everything with Rust effect paint from Finnabair in red and brown, and added some touches of oxide paint by Fabrika Decoru. I painted some elements with Finnabair metallic wax in copper but I didn't get as much contrast as I wished, so I changed my mind and went to White gold.

I added nuvo drops onto the edges of the banner which remained visible and covered them with white gold wax. 

See more details below. 






I really like the texture of the rust paste. 



Read below for all the information about the blog hop and our sponsors. 

We have 13 prize sponsors for our Steampunk Hop - we're proud to say these are small businesses run by artists. Let's show them some love! 

1) A Vintage Girl - $20 prize package

2) Angel Dream Crafts - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)

3) Linda Israel Art  - $50 gift certificate (shipping not included)

4) A Matter of Crafts  - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)

5) Expressions Craft - $25 gift certificate (shipping not included)

6) Nellys Artistic Creations - original artwork (see link for examples of her work)

7) Gecko Galz - $25 in digital products

8) Creative Embellishments - $50 (shipping not included) 

9) Emerald Creek - $25 gift certificate 

10) Electric Pandemonium - choose a $45 original artwork piece (shipping not included) 

11) Thompson's Craft Supplies - £20 (approx $25) (shipping not included) 

12) It's Oddly Appealing - original artwork (see link for examples of her work) 

13) The Funkie Junkie Boutique - $25 gift certificate

14) Hobbilicious - £25 (approximately $19) (UK shipping free)

15) ITD - Price package worth £25

16) Stamperia - A pizza box prize pack


To have a chance of winning one of the 13 coveted prizes, leave a comment on this post, along with your email address or social media contact (IG, FB, etc...) and what country you're from, from now through Monday, 22 June. Sixteen winners will be picked randomly from all comments left from all of the artist's participating! The winners will be contacted via email/social media contact so it's important you leave your address/social media contact! Good luck and enjoy the hop!

See below the next stop : 

 It's Oddly Appealing

Ink Stained Roni

Electric Pandemonium

Crafts  The Fairy Den

Chaitali Dekhtawala

Stephanie Eaton

Nellys Artistic Creations

Jane Austin

Priya Mishra

Bhavani Balaji

Cassandra - Scrap Savvy Creations

Monica Longard - MonDo Creations


Amy Love's Designs

Michelle Lafave Garrison

Priyadarshini ramakrishnan

Kanika Jain

Empire of the Cat

Shwetha's Art

Sonika Agarwal

In Search of my Creative Side

The Journey is the Start

Ina Grehan


Orquide'art >> You are here!!!

Juli Loves Paper

Kim Slade-Fuller

Leslie Lineberry

Linda Simpson

Jessica Larios

Riddhi Jani

Lynne Joncas

Zoe Bateman 

Pooja sharma

Nicole Palos

A vintage girl - https://www.candyscrap.typepad.com/scraps/2020/05/steampunk-blog-hop.html

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Altered box - Inspiration piece for Bleeding Art DT

Hello crafty friends!

Today starts a new challenge at Bleeding Art Challenge and just like every months, it is "Anything goes". So don't hesitate to join us, we have amazing inspiration for you and great prizes !


To inspire you, I created this altered box :


I changed my color scheme and went for a combination I wanted to try for a whie but didn't have a chance too : chocolate and teal. I really like this combination and I love how my box turned out !

I used a cardboard heart shaped box and covered it with white gesso. Then I added some sand paste onto the body of thebox, although I knew I was going to use textured paint, I also knew the texture would not be sufficient for what I had in mind.

Once it was dry, I added more gesso and painted the lid and the inside of the box in Blackberry metallic acrylic paint by Finnabair.

I painted the body with Rustic paint in Copper Oxide by Fabrika Decoru and added some white gold wax by Finnabair to highlight the texture.

Onto the lid, I stenciled some damask with the same Copper oxide paint. I embellished it with some ornaments I had previously prepare : fabric and paper flowers in blue, molded pieces of paper clay I painted in the same shades as the box, xhipboard pieces from SnipArt and I glued everything with 3D Matte gel.

I highlighted details and the edges of the lid with white gold wax and as finishing touches, I added some gold crystals from Prima Marketing and an organza bow. Then I was done !

See below more details : 




What do you think ? Don't hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments section !

In a few days, something big is coming up, so stay tuned !



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All summer long - Simply create too challenge

Hello crafty friends !

Today I am back with another inspiration for Simply create too !

We are starting another challenge and you have until the 26th of June to join us !

The theme is "All summer long" and I don't know why but it reminded me of lemons. I could have gone with the beach, the sand and some shells or starfish but no, I wanted to go for lemons.

For this canvas, I have been inspired by Pretty Little Button. I prepared the canvas waaayyyy in advance and after I made it, Yana Smakula has created another card in the same theme and colour scheme and I'll link to it because I LOVE it and it would definitely have been my inspiration as well if I had seen it before I made my mixed media piece. I definitely need these stamps and dies :D.

But let me share with you my piece :


I used a heart shaped canvas for ma base and painted with two shades of Rust effect paste by Finnabair (Royal blue and Sky blue). I cut the lemons out of white cardboard and painted them with different shades of yellow/oranges acrylic paints, adding some shading and dots (but before that, I covered them with gesso, of course). I added some white highlight.

For the leaves, I used chipboard from Scrapbox and embossed them with Magical woodland embossing powder from nuvo. I did the same with a mandala die cut.

I arranged my composition and glue all the elements. I added some wax highlights (white gold - Finnabair) here and there and because it was missing something, I also glue some premade nuvo drops a friend sent me (limoncello, dandelion yellow and sugared almond).

At the moment I really love the yellow/blue combination. 

I hope I inspired you to participate in our challenge. Don't hesitate to leave a comment to let me know what you think or just say hello !

See you soon with another inspiration post !

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Organic canvas

Hi everyone !


Today I am sharing a project I made a while ago.

In January, I started a canvas which I did not finish before April, because my life has been hectic at the very beginning of the year. This canvas, very organic in its looks, has already been shared on my Facebook but I am now showing it to you :


When I started this project, I had a completely different idea in mind but as I was going and going, this idea took over.

I started by painting a green gradient using different shades of green acrylic paints.

Then I created a stencil with my clustered leaves die by Simon says Stamp and I used it to paint leaves with black gesso (I was out of white acrylic and gesso works really well).

See two closeups :




I really like how it turned out and it will be a present for friends. What do you think ?

See you soon for another post ! Plenty of nice projects are awaiting for June to arrive :)

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Mixed media canvas - Seize the Day

Hello crafty friends!

Today I am sharing with you some poetry inspired canvas... 

"Gather ye Rose-buds while ye may,
    Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to day,
    To morrow will be dying."

"To the Virgins, to make the much of Time" by Robert Herrick

I created a Mixed Media canvas to remember we have to enjoy every single day.... 

IMG_20200509_082911 For this canvas, I used the wonderful collection of pattern papers Amethyst by Kaisercraft. I fell in love right away with this collection, it is so gorgeous. I used a background pattern for the bottom of the canvas and fusy cut some elements (roses and butterflies) from other patterns (same collection).

The top half of the canvas features crackle paste by golden as well as Mermaid tears sparks acrylic paint by Finnabair. 


For my composition, I used the "Marseille Grand" resin frame from the Memory Hardware collection by Frank Garcia and Prima Marketing. I painted it with Blue lagoon wax (Finnabair) and removed most of the wax to give it a vintage look. I also used some "Naples shore" flowers (Capri collection by Prima) and added my fussy cut elements as well as silver beads.

See more details :





I love the color combination of this canvas. 

What do you think of it? Don't hesitate to let me know in the comments!!




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Mixed Media moth - Bleeding Art DT

Hello crafty friends!

I am so proud and excited to share with you my very first DT post at Bleeding Art Challenges!

Today is the start of a new challenge, and as usual, it is "Anything goes". But still, there is something new: we are now accepting children's entries! 

But, without further ado, let me show you my inspiration for you. 

I went way out my comfort zone and created something which is not my usual style, a Mixed Media moth. 



I used a template which I printed and cut out to trace the outline of the moth onto some cardboard, and then onto some pattern paper from the "Be gentle" collection by A. B. Studio. 

I used the rest of my sheet to die cut leaves (and their outline) with my Clustered leaves dies from Simon Says Stamp. I did the same with vellum. I ended up using only the outlines and the full vellum ones, plus a few individual leaves I got from the outlines. 

I glued my pattern paper moth onto the cardboard version and added some crackle paste from Golden through a chevron stencil by A. B. Studio in the center of the moth. For the wings, I used my Swirly Florals stencil by Finnabair. 

I think the cracks are really more discreet and delicate with the golden paste than with the ranger one. I still like it because of it delicious consistency. 

Once everything was dry, I added glass cabochons here and there on the wings and my die cut leaves onto the body. I sealed everything with a moth I die cut from the same À. B. Studio sheet of paper and a small wooden clothespin. I glued some individual leaves with adhesive foam squares. At the bottom of the body, I added a bit of silver sealing wax with a full moon pattern. 

There was not enough contrast, so I decided to add nuvo drops in ebony black here and there. 

See below more details:





What do you think? This project is very unusual for me but I would love to have your opinion about it. 

And don't hesitate to join us at Bleeding Art Challenge! 






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Mixed Media Canvas

Hello crafty friends!

Today I would like to share with you my latest creation. It will be one entry to the Simon Says Stamp Insta Challenge for this month. 

I created a Mixed Media canvas:



I used Plum Preserves metallic paint from Finnabair and Indigo metallic paint from Fabrika Decoru. 

I have also used white gold wax and my Swirly Florals stencil by Finnabair. I embellished my canvas with some cabochons, metal flowers, die cuts paper (I chose my clustered leaves die from Simon Says Stamp) and flowers from the Darcelle collection by Prima Marketing. Aren't they gorgeous???

See more details here:







What do you think? 

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Altered notebook cover - Bleeding Art Challenge

Hello crafty friends and Happy new year!

May 2020 be creative!

Today I am sharing with you my project for Bleeding Art's Challenge, Anything goes. Hurry up: to participate this month, you only have about one day left! 

This month, I altered another notebook. 



I started by piercing a hole to be able to close the notebook with a ribbon. Then I sanded the cover and covered it with two layers of black gesso. I added a bit of sand texture paste here and there, on the front and on the back. After it was dry, I added more gesso. 

I glued some glass cabochons here and there, and a piece of paperclay which I molded for the center of the front cover. I covered everything with gesso again. 

I finally added two layers of Indigo metallic paint from Fabrika Decoru all over the cover. This color is absolutely gorgeous, I love it. To highlight the details, I decided to use the Peach Metallic paint from the same brand. I wanted a light and bright contrast but I have been disappointed. The peach paint is not really opaque. It highlights the details perfectly fine but I wanted a bolder results. I wanted a contrast as bright as with the ribbon. 

I am still happy with the result though. It is not what I wanted, and it is darker than my usual work, but I still like it. I think:). 

Here are more details:






What do you think?

Don't hesitate to let me know in the comments!

See you soon!