03 juin 2018

Mixed Media canvas : Elvish dreams

Hello all,   Today again, I am posting a second article. I know I won't have much time this month, so I got to be organized to manage to do everything :) ! I am participating to the Mixed Media World challenge for June, Anything Mixed Media goes.   I just finished a canvas for my mom (her last year Christmas present... Am I late ? Just a bit :). She has to wait but I think it's worth it and I hope she'll like it). I got some Fantasy inspiration, as you can see :      I glued a blank mask on the... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2018

Vintage Mixed Media altered picture frame : Let your mind travel with balloons...

Hello Mixed Media friends ! I will share with you today my entry for the Mixed Media place challenge. The moodboard of this month is so inspiring, with soft tones of brown, grey and pink... I love it.   I let myself get inspired by these smooth colors and the balloons... I just loved the balloons theme... So here it comes :    For this project, I used a grey picture frame I had in my stash. I left it as is. Well, I mean, I didn't really change the color, I just altered it. Is that clear ? Not sure about that, ah... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2018

Mixed Media canvas for a Mixed Media Challenge with Mixed Media warriors

Hello again Mixed Media lovers ! Today is a special day :  I write two posts in a row ! My creativity is at its top at the moment ! Wow ! I love that, I love to create ! This month, I am participating to the Mixed Media Warriors challenge.   They have a moodboard with nice inspiration here. This month is very particular : they are having a DT call ! That's exciting, right ? I will now tell you about my project. I have been inspired by the colors of the moodboard, even though I chose bolder shades. I made a... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2018

Altered object : The poisoned apple

Dear crafty friends,   I am so excited ! For two reasons : first, because I am participating to another challenge. For the firt time, I am playing along for Creative Artiste blog. You can find here a link to their current challenge. Hurry up, it closes in 17h ! The second reason is my project. Oh my god ! I think it is my favorite project so far, I LOVE IT. Well, at least, it is one of my fav. It is quite different from what I usually do, darker, but I had so much fun and I really like the result. I hope you'll like it too. ... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2018

Out of my comfort zone : my very first altered brush for Mixed Media World challenge

Hello everyone !   The trend in the Mixed Media world at the moment is to alter paintprushes. So I decided I would a) follow the trend, b) try new things and c) get out of my comfort zone. I created this paintbrush for the challenge on the blog "Mixed Media World". The challenge of this month has a very nice moodboard with pretty colours in pinks and blue tones for inspiration. Follow the link !  This has been a while I didn't participate to a challenge, and this is my first one with them, I am pretty excited ! I got... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2018

Shabby chic mixed media canvas / Toile ronde shabby chic (Mixed Media)

Hello Mixed Media lovers ! I will share with you my last project. In my stash, I had a round canvas that I started last year but didn't like : I painted the canvas with some violet-green opal magic paint by Finnabair, added a big flower through a Donna Downey stencil with modelling paste and paintend this one in lilac. After that, I got stuck, didn't really like the result and didn't know where I was going. So I left it aside and didn't touch it for almost a year. Until I saw an Insta post from Lemoncraft, sharing a very nice paper... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2018

A fascinator for Kingsday / Un bibi pour le jour du roi

Hello Mixed Media friends !   Today I am gonna share with you a very special project... I love hats. I love them. I love fascinators too. And Friday is Koningsdag (Kingsday, the birthday of the King) in the Nederlands, the occasion for all Dutch people to go on the street wearing orange to celebrate. We are going to celebrate it on Thursday at work with a Kingsday contest. The goal : come as dress up as possible. But orange is DEFINITELY not my color. I don't have the right skintone for that. So my outfit cannot be completely... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2018

Indian Boho canvas - Toile à influence indienne/ Boho

Hello Mixed Media lovers !   I am sharing with you a project that is really important to me... A friend from work keeps telling me she wants something from me, something that I made. So I thought that once I had a bit of time, I would make her something special. She is from India and sometimes she feels nostalgia for her land, so I wanted to make her something colorful, contrasting and that reminds her of her country. And here it comes :      I used some Finnabair's paints for the background, Dark Velvet... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

Christmas card/Carte de Noël

Hello crafty friends !   It has been a while I didn't post...Sorry for that, a lot has been going lately and I had very little time for myself (which I spent creating, of course:)). I am sharing this lovely Christmas card with you today :    For this card, I applied a few layers of Distress inks by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans) that I tried to blend together. I glued some stars that I cut with my Sizzix machine, 3 mint triangles of different shapes and different pattern, and a chipboard... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2017

Mixed Media and Art Creative Art project : Lady Butterfly/ Project Mixed Media and Art Creative Art: Lady Butterfly

Hello! Today, I am sharing with you my first participation to Mixed Media and Art Creative Art Project. This project is about creating different Mixed Media pieces, respecting some conditions. The first stage is called "Mechanical Explosion" and your project needs to have one metal element which is not from the scrap store and wings. So I decided I would use a half metal half plastic jewelry holder as a base. See: The jewlery holder itself and its leg are metal. The body and the foot are plastic. I painted it with a coat of... [Lire la suite]