09 juin 2019

Simon says stamp Instagram challenge: summer

Hi all,    Simon Says Stamp launched a new challenge on IG! This month, the theme is 'summer'. I created two mini canvases (10x10 cm). For texture, I used sand paste and pearls, and as embellishments, I used shells of different sizes, and a molded mermaid tail.  I painted everything with white gesso and then a few layers of different Art Alchemy paints from Finnabair (I used Ice Queen, Opal Magic Blue-Violet and Frozen Berries). Then I added a few touches of Metallique Vintage rose and Light Patina. To finish my... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A wedding gift - Lovely canvas / Simply create too challenge

Hello crafty friends ! Today starts the new Simply Create too Challenge for the month of May and here is my inspirational post. One of my friends is getting married today and I prepared for her and her husband a canvas as a wedding gift. For this canvas, I have been really inspired by Sharon Ziv Noomish. Her style is absolutely lovely and I love her combinations of flowers, frames and papers, as well as the very soft tones she usually uses. Have a look at her youtube channel! I used a sheet of paper of te "Be Gentle" collection,... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2019

Altered box - Art Daily Café challenge

Hello crafty friends !   Happy Easter to you all ! Today I am sharing with you my entry to the Daily Art Café challenge of April. The moodboard was all about Burgundy and the theme was Art Masters... I have been really inspired by the colour and the flowers of the moodboard :   I started to alter this box a while ago, I added some sand paste (Finnabair), some Crackle paste (ranger) and I glued some tiny chipboard butterflies to the lid. I covered everything with white gesso and then I got stuck and didn't know how... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

Altered fan - Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge

Hello Mixed Media friends !   After a few weeks of absence, I am coming back with a new altered object: an altered fan. In my opinion, fans are the most delicate and feminine accessories there can be. They have a very special place in my heart. One of the very first object I altered was a fan. And I loved it. Last year, inspired by Frank Garcia, I made a shabby chic pink altered fan. I gave it to a friend of mine who basolutely loved it and asked me to make a similar one, in mint/blue. Therefore, I came up with this one... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2019

Altered jewelry holder - Bleeding Art Challenge

Hello Everyone ! Today I am sharing with you my entry to the March Bleeding Art Challenge. I had an old jewelry holder in my stash for a while, and when I saw Cathy's little fairies, I knew what I had to do...   For this project, I added wings to my jewelry holder together with tiny metal roses, glass cabochons and art stones. I also used white gesso, rust effect paste from Finnabair in purple and turquoise, some embossing powder for the glitter and I painted the cabochons with Finnabair's metallic acrylic paint Crocus... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

Altered heart tin box - Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge

Hello, Mixed Media lovers ! Today, I am sharing my entry to the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge "Miniature/Tiny things". A few months ago, I ordered from a bead shop and received a tiny heart shaped tin box full of peppermint candies... I decided to keep it and to do something with it... Originally, this tiny box looks like this :  Here is the final result :  To alter this box, I started by sanding it so my mediums would adhere better. I applied one coat of black gesso on the box and on my embellishments (except... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2019

Altered brush jar - Creative Artiste and Art daily challenges

Hi crafty friends !   Today I am sharing with you my entry for the Creative Artiste Mixed Media and Daily Art Cafe challenges. There is fabulous inspirational pictures on the CAMM blog, don't hesitate to go and check ! But what inspired me the most this month has been the moodboard from Art Daily Café and also the jar Ani Blumenthal created a few weeks ago. Everything was so green ! Green is one of my favorite colours, together with blue and purple and I was really happy to use green again. I love Ani's jar, it is gorgeous and... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2019

Nomadic Soul Diaries February challenge - Layout

Hi all ! Another post ? It's like three days in a row ! It is because I have been creating quite a lot lately, but not posting my projects... I am  justfixing this before next month and next round of challenges start... :) This is why today I am sharing with you my project for Nomadic Sould Diary, an insta monthly challenge... Three different rules, different sponsors and different "wandering stars" every month to challenge us ! Go take a look at their Instagram page and join us in this fun challenge! This month rules are :... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2019

Show us the love - Bleeding Art Challenge

Hi all ! I am glad to be back with you today for another post ! I will be sharing my entry to the February challenge of Bleeding Art, show us the love ! I altered a heart photo frame : I had this photo frame for a while in my stash, and I actually used it a while ago to try black gesso and my at the time very first Finnabair wax, vintage silk. So it was completely covered with black gesso and the details in the center were highlighted with vintage silk. But I got stuck there and didn't know what to do... Sometimes, the best way... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2019

Art Daily challenge - Princess Stars

Hello Mixed Media friends ! Today, I am sharing with you my entry to the Daily Art Cafe challenge... an altered box that I called "Princess Stars". One particular image inspired me... Go to the Art Daily cafe facebook group and try to guess which one ! For this project, I used some black gesso, my Finnabair Midnight sky metallic acrylic paint. I stenciled some texture paste through a star stencil and rubbed white gold wax to highlight details a bit everywhere. I added a big paper clip that has a star shape, some gold star glitter. I... [Lire la suite]