21 juillet 2019

Altered notebook - Two Monthly challenges

Hello Crafty friends!   Today I am sharing with you my second entry to the Creative Artist Mixed Media challenge and my first one to Bleeding Art Challenge. Both are Anything goes. A friend from work is about to leave the company and I wanted to make her a gift. I altered a notebook for her. I was inspired by Nuneka. Without any further ado, let me show you the notebook:   I applied some modeling paste through my Manuscript stencil from Finnabair and glued a metal butterfly cut in two. Once this... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2019

Mixed Media altered box - creative artist mixed media challenge

Hello crafty friends...  Today I am sharing with you my creation for Creative Artist Mixed Media for this month's challenge, 'Anything goes'. For Valentine's day, I gave my boyfriend a box of chocolate. Once it was empty, he gave it back to me so I can do something with it. It took me a few months, but here it comes:    I used Finnabair's Sparks Iris Lotion acrylic paint, some paper from the 'Be gentle' collection by A. B. Studio, some nuvo embellishment mousse through my 'Swirly florals' stencil and a few... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2019

Simply create Too challenge - use pattern paper

Hello Mixed Media lovers! Today is the start of new challenge at Simply Create Too! This month, we have an optional twist: use pattern paper. Therefore, I got my favorite paper from the AB Studio collection "Be gentle" and created this lovely shaker from the packaging of a Finnabair wax. I also spread some texture paste through one of my favorite stencil, the bouquet of rose by Simon Says Stamp. For the shaker itself I created a mix of sequins, butterfly filigree (they were from an old earring which I disassembled), buttons,... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2019

Inner Child - coral door decor

Hello crafty friends!  As a child, I loved door decorations... And the theme of this month Art Daily Café challenge is Inner Child, with a gorgeous moodboard. The color we need to use? Soft coral. “ This is why I created this door decoration on a cardboard label which I used as a base: The oriental door of the moodboard really inspired me. I love this type of doors and oriental art is always very intricate and detailed.  So for my background, I used some modeling paste together with my beloved stencil "Swirly Florals"... [Lire la suite]
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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]
02 juin 2019

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: frame it!

Hello crafty friends... Today I am sharing with you my entry to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of this week: Frame it. I created a small canvas(20x20cm), using a variety of products from Finnabair:   I started by painting my canvas with Black Gesso and then added some plaster paste on the diagonal of the canvas through my Swirly Florals stencil. I love this stencil very much, I can't stop using it! Then, I added a second layer of black gesso. While this was drying, I prepared the different pieces of my mandala... [Lire la suite]
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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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03 février 2019

Chocolate jars - Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge

Hello Mixed Media friends,   Today I am sharing with you my first project for February. This is a project I have been working on for a few weeks, but I was a bit lacking of inspiration... Before Christmas, one of my coworkers brought two huge mason jars full of candies at work. Once they were empty, I asked him if I could take them home to create something with it. These jars are going to be chocolate jars. A chocolate jar ? What's that ? These will be jars where people can put some money in order to buy chocolate for the... [Lire la suite]
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