05 octobre 2018

Simply Create Too inspirational post : Part of Your world (Make a shaker card)

Dear Mixed Media lovers,   Today is the day to share with you my last creation for this month Simply Create Too challenge : we had to make a shaker card. As you may have noticed by now, cards are not my thing. Although I enjoy making them once in a while, I don't really make them on a regular basis. So I asked If I could make something else instead of a card. And I could. So here it comes ! I have been inspired a lot by the song "Part of your world" from the movie the little mermaid.I wanted to make something mermaidy and that... [Lire la suite]

02 octobre 2018

"Journey": an altered book for Mixed Media & Art challenge

Hello crafty friends !   Today I am sharing with you my latest entry to MMA challenge : Journey. Have a look at this gorgeous moodboard :  Usually, brown and gold tones are not my colours... But I instantaneously felt in love with this moodboard ! Everything was so inspiring, it was really hard to choose, but I went with a "use your stash". To remind the books of the moodboard, I decided I would alter a notebook. My very first notebook cover alteration !! This challenge is then really challenging :). But this is really... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

Altered fan Marie-Antoinette

Hello Mixed Media lovers, Lately, I have been inspired by Frank Garcia (who is himself very inspired by the culture of my country) and I made an altered fan that I presented for Prima DT Call :    As you can see, it is very girly and pink. I decided to name it "Marie-Antoinette". For the background, I used Finnabair's sand texture paste, some crackle paste and some Finnabair's art stones. But I didn't like it, so after I painted it with Finnabair's Art Alchemy Metallique Vintage Rose acrylic paint, I decided I would... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

August Challenge Mixed media and Art : Colors of life

Dear Crafty friends,   I know, I know... I am publishing my August challenge in September. But this challenge goes until the 14th of Speptember, so I am not late :). I created this palette for Mixed Media and Art August challenge, Colors of Life.  I have been inspired by Inna Bronnikova's gorgeous inspirational artwork and colour combination, but instead of a paintbrush, I altered a paint palette, using Finnabair's Butterfly spell Art Alchemy Sparks paint, Mint patina effect paste and Rose gold wax plus my new Prima... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2018

SSS Wednesday challenge & Mixed Media and Art July Challenge : Sea Fantaisies

Hello crafty friends !   I am sharing today my entry to the Mixed Media and Art July challenge : Sea fantaisies. This is also my entry to Simon Says Stamp wednesday current challenge : Anything goes and my second entry to the Mixed Media world challenge.   Isn't this moodboard gorgeous ? This month, I have particularly been inspired by Cindy Brown. You have to see her inspirational post, it is gorgeous ! She inspired me to make this embroidery hoop :    What do you need ?  An embroidery loop,... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2018

Challenge Art Playground : Sunken Treasure Box, a Mermaid tale.

Dear Crafty friends, Even though I had some holidays, June has been a super creative month for me -I am so happy about that !- and since my last post, I had the time to create one last project for another challenge, the ArtPlayGround challenge "Go with the flow". This months theme was all about movement and pastel tones.   I altered a wooden box for a friend's birthday and made it a Mermaidy treasure box.  For this challenge, we had to choose at least two colors within the palette ArtPlayGround proposed. I chose... [Lire la suite]

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

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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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]