Wednesday, October 22, 2014

An Autumn Inspired Canvas


Hi everyone!  I have a canvas to share with you I created using using some beautiful laces and flowers from the Tresors de Luxe store.

It's chilly outside and the leaves are falling from the trees.  I love this time of the year, especially the colors of the leaves which inspired me when creating my canvas. 

I used two different laces on my layout, both of which I painted with some Twinkling H20 paints.



along with some fabric flowers in dark peach and yellow:

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Tresors Supplies:



Monday, October 20, 2014

Layouts Featuring C'est Magnifique's November Kits

Hi everyone! I have a couple of layouts to share that I created using 
C'est Magnifique's November kit and add ons.  
I love working with the beautiful Blue Fern Studio Montage papers featured this month.  They are gorgeous!!!

For my first layout I used a photo of a friend and her darling daughter. The layout features papers from Blue Fern Studio and elements from the main kit.  I also used flowers from the flower add on, a Prima stamp, Crate Paper die cuts and Manor House felt doilies from the embellishment add on and the  brass clock charm, Blue Fern Studio Leafy Bough Chipboard, Clear Snap Taffy Ink and C'est Magnifique Mint Gesso from mixed media add on kit.
From my stash:  Gelatos, ink, stencil, stamp and embossing powder.

For my second layout I used elements from the November Monthly kit.   I added flowers from the flower add on  From the mixed media kit, I used some Prima Charcoal Art sugar, Prima 3d stickers, Prima flowers and the stencil. 
From my stash: Modeling Paste, stamp and ink.

   Add on kits are available to purchase in the store
Blue Fern Studio Montage Papers from the monthly kit:


Flower Add On:


 Embellishment Add On:


Mixed Media Kit:


The November Monthly kit will debut at the end of the month.

I hope I have inspired you to create!  I will be back to share more of my projects.
. . . Debbie

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Love Letters

Hi everyone,  here today to share a layout I created using some beautiful lace and flowers from the Tresors de Luxe Etsy store.  

I've enjoyed lately working with vintage papers by Marion Smith Designs.  Here I have used papers from the Motley collection along with some White Venice Lace and Multi Colored Chiffon flowers from the Tresors de Luxe store.



Tucked beneath layers of papers is some of the beautiful Venice Lace that I painted with some watercolor paint.

Here I have used the same lace but added some color!  Isn't it pretty?!?!

A beautiful cluster of flowers and embellishment including Multi Colored Chiffon flowers found in the store.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Tresors Supplies:
White Venise Lace Trim, Lace Appliques, Couture Gowns, Dresses, Crafting, etc, approx.4.50" GL-184

GL-184


Multi Colored Chiffon Flowers with Pearls and Rhinestone Center, for Headbands, Clothing, Sashes, Set of 3, approx. 2 inches across, FL-178

Friday, October 3, 2014

Exciting News To Share And A Canvas Too!

I'm  excited to announce that I have joined the design team at 
Tresors de Luxe.  It's a designer's dream to be able to create with the beautiful laces, flowers and embellishments from their store!

My first project is a canvas I created using papers from Marion Smith's Motley and Mad Tea Party collections along with some masking, inking, misting and stamping.


I cut apart some of the Venice Lace from the store (LA-019) and misted it to give it an aged look.


I added some of the Venice Lace (LA-019) under a Shabby Chic flower embellishment (FL-021), and laid both on top of a beautiful Pink Fabric Flower (FL-054).





Tresors Supplies: 

Ivory Lace Trim, Venice Lace  LA-019



Pink Fabric Flowers FL-054



                             


Rusty Ivory Shabby Chic Flower FL-021

I'll be back in a couple of days to share another project with you.
Thanks for stopping by!
 . . . Debbie




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

C'est Magnifique October Sketch and Layout

Yesterday I shared with you the reveal of C'est Magnifique's October Kit, "Sweet Treat" and today is the reveal of the October sketch.  I created my  layout using the October Main kit, Embellishment add on, flower add on and mixed media add on.

Here is the October sketch:

We would love to see YOU use our sketch as inspiration for a layout.  We have very few rules for our Sketch Challenge........as a matter of fact, we have just one rule.......we want your layout to resemble the sketch.  Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but we do want to look at your layout and be able to see that you used the sketch.  Other than that, you are free to use anything you have in your personal stash, and we welcome all styles of scrapbooking.

We will award two prizes for this sketch challenge.  The first prize will be a collection of paper, flowers, chipboard, and embellishments selected by C'est Magnfique's owner Deonna.  The winner of the prize package will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store, and have their purchases sent with the prize package, so that means you won't have to pay for shipping.  

Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store,  will be awarded randomly to one of our participants who obviously uses one of our kits to create their Sketch Challenge layout. 

We will also chose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  
You have the entire month of September to submit your layout.

What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1.  You must be a follower of our blog.  It's easy to become follower -see the left sidebar.

2.  Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below.  Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout  (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.

 Deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, October 31, 2014 (US time).
Have fun with the sketch.  We can't wait to see how you use it!

I'll be back tomorrow with some exciting news and a canvas to share!

Thanks for stopping by!
 . . . Debbie

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sweet Treats, C'est Magnifique October Kit Reveal!

Today is reveal day for the October kit, "Sweet Treats" at C'est Magnifique Kits.
The kit features papers from Maja Designs Coffee In The Arbour collection and the following embellishments:
Blue Fern Studios: Printers Bits
Blue Fern Studios: Cherish
Prima: Andorra: Green Sage Flower and Butterfly
Prima: Epiphany: Wood Icons
Prima: Shabby Chic Resin Treasures: Mushrooms
Webster's Pages: Strawberry Fields: Little White Letters
Kaisercraft: Pearls: Plum
Kaisercraft: Ink: Berry
Offray: Crochet Cotton Lace

You can find more details on the October kit at the C'est Magnifique blog here.

I'll be back tomorrow with the reveal of the October sketch, but for now I'll leave you with a little sneak peek:

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Layouts Featuring C'est Magnifique's October Kits

Hi everyone! Here today to share a few layouts I created using 
C'est Magnifique's October kit and add ons.  
I love working with the beautiful Maja Designs Coffee In The Arbour papers featured in the October kit.




For more details on my layouts you can find my post on the C'est Magnifique blog here. 

Add on kits are available to purchase in the store.  The October Monthly kit will debut at the end of the month.

I hope I have inspired you to create!  I will be back next week to share more of my projects.
. . . Debbie

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sneak Peak - C'est Magnifique October Kits!

It's already middle of the month and that means it's time to give you look at the paper we will be using in our October Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and our two add-ons.

First up is the patterned paper for October. We are featuring Swedish paper manufacturer, Maja Designs.


Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Raspberry Cupcake
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Rose Garden
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Feel the Grass Between Your Toes
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Butterflies are Free
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Homemade Lemon Curd
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Lovely Weather
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Grandma's Old Porcelain Cups
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Delicious Moments


Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

Prima: 6x6 Stencil: Decor 2
Prima: Shabby Chic Resin Treasures: Butterflies
Blue Fern Studios: Rose Border
Blue Fern Studios: Vintage Keys **
Kaisercraft: Stamp: Sketchy
Ranger: Emboss-it Dabber: Clear
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Embossing Powder: Orbit Olive Gold
Embossing Powder: Pink
Twinkling H2O: Mediterranean Blue
Shimmerz: Inklingz: Spotlight White
Stampendous: Frantage: Copper Lux Mix**
(**some items may be partial packages)


Flower Add-on

We create a Flower Add On each month for those of you who like extra flowers.   We have selected six additional packages of flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.
Prima: Parfait: Buttercream
Prima: Vine: Fairy Rhymes
Petaloo: Darjeeling Dahlia: Teastain Blue
Prima: Pankita: Winter Mix
Prima: Divine Large Flowers
Prima: Elle: Majestic


Embellishment Add-on 

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add On so you can stretch your kit even further.  

Blue Fern Studios: Garden Quatrefoil Panel
Prima: Say it in Pearls: Swirl with Lace: Cream
Prima: Junkyard Findings: Key Holes
Ruby Rock-it: Heritage: Die-cut Pack
Jillibean Soup: Beanboard Alphas: Braised Brown
Magnifique Mist: Blueberry
American Crafts: Ribbon Roses: Yellow

Doesn't the October Kit look just amazing?
Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in our Store.

And I will leave you with a little sneak peak of one of my layouts.  I'll be back on the 25th for my full reveal!

Thanks for stopping by!
 . . . Debbie

Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Be Free" Canvas For Prima September BAP

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  It is a rainy one here.  Kind of day you want to stay inside and create and that is exactly what I did.  I created a canvas for Prima's September BAP using papers from their Engraver collection and lots of Prima embellishments and flowers.


Lots of misting, masking, inking, stamping and painting went into the background 
and I really love the end result.

Here is the September BAP, a lovely sketch by Keren Tamir.


Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Sweet" A Canvas For the September Mood Board Challenge at Scrap Around The World

Stopping by today to share with you my canvas created for the September Challenge at Scrap Around the World with a "Magical"  Mood Board by Amy Voorthuis.


As I mentioned above, Amy's mood board is quite magical.


I was inspired by the old books and the details on the spines.
My canvas was a labor of love as the background was a lengthy process of painting, masking, misting and embossing.   I used elements from the August kits from the Flying Unicorn

A few details:





We have a great line up of prizes this month:

1ST PRIZE

 $50 Fabulous Darkroom Door 

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.


Rubber Stamp set Brush Strokes & Frame Stamp Emulsion.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product 
range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/rachelgreig

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2ND PRIZE

$40 worth of product from 7Dots Studio in the form
of 2 stunning product collections as shown
 PLUS 2 CHIPBOARD PACKS!


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.


Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/7dotsstudio

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3RD PRIZE

$30 worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, as well as 
some pretty chipboard sponsored by 


Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs 
that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit 
clubs offer.Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a
 level beyond. We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.


Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness

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4TH PRIZE

$20 worth of NEW RELEASE  2Crafty Chipboard!
 See their awesome new products just released HERE!
2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!


Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration 
purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection 
of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.


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5TH PRIZE

$15 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!


Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 

Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting 
artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!

Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!


They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!


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RANDOM PRIZE

$25 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!
Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers 
& wholesalers of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,
both fabric & paper flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to
 their collections of high quality products & provide papers with rich colours, 
wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration
 purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara 
products worth $30.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/
Website:  http://www.greentara.com.au/home.php

ALL OF THE  PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!!

The deadline for this challenge is  TUESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2014.

Please stop by the blog here for some amazing inspiration from the design team!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie