mardi 28 juillet 2015

MFT July Ingenious Inking

Hi everyone! Today I’m back with a card for the My Favorite Things May Ingenious Inking Challenge! This month, the Design Team is playing with the resist technique! 

Here is my project: 





To create this background, I used the resist technique. I first stamped the fabulous MFT Abstract Background (OHHHH I LOVE abstract stamps and dies) with Versamark and then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Next, I sponged MFT dye inks over the embossed background to show up the white lines. I chose Ripe Raspberry, Grape Jelly and Lavender Fields. This is such a pretty combination and perfect for a gradient look. Finally, I die-cut the word Star from the Stars & Wishes Die-namics set designed by Laina Lamb that I fixed with 3D foam pads to the background. I added Wink of Stella clear pen on it. To bring focus to the word, I also added a white circle frame from the Die-namics Pierced Circle Frames set

Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration and projects from the design team!  



For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest!
Thanks for visiting…

Francine


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vendredi 24 juillet 2015

MFT July Die-namics Design

Hi everyone! It’s time for the July My Favorite Things Die-namics Design. Today, the Design Team is featuring projects with balloon Die-namics. Balloons are fantastic iconic images and so versatile!  

Here is what I came up with: 






I used the beautiful balloon from the Die-namics Blueprints 26. I cut 3 pieces from watercolor paper. I used the fantastic MFT dye inks to sponge each balloon. I always made a mix of two colors: Razzle Berry & Lush Lagoon, Daffodil & Orange Zest, Limelight & Green Room (and a touch of Lush Lagoon also on this one). Finally, I made some water splatters. These dye inks react with water! So when you add splatters, they show up. The celebrate-sentiment is from the Brushstroke Birthday set.

Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration and projects from the Design Team in relation with this theme!  




For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest!

Thanks for visiting my blog…

Francine


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Your Next Stamp – Sketch & Color Challenge #19

It’s time for a new challenge over at Your Next Stamp and I made a card using the Tee Time stamp set. I so LOVE this guy! He is too funny! LOL




I chose the sketch for my inspiration...





… but there is also beautiful color palette. 





You can take your inspiration from either the sketch or the color combo, or combine them! One lucky winner will get a YNS gift certificate! Head over to the YNS blog for all the details and more inspiration from the Design Team!

This was my last Your Next Stamp card for this month! Thanks so much to Karen and Thanh for the guest designer spots!

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

mercredi 22 juillet 2015

1001 CARTES ON AIR – Bubble background

Hi everyone! Today, I’m back with a new video tutorial featuring the Create A Smile stamp set called Make a Wish.

In this video, I show you how to create a simple but colorful background using dye inks and selfmade masks in combination with one bold sentiment. I got inspired by the talented Laura Bassen





You can see how I created this card in the video below!



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***SUPPLIES I USED***

Stamps: Make a Wish (Create A Smile)
Inks: Versamark, various dye inks from Simon Says Stamp 
(Lemon Chiffon, Green Apple, Maliblue, Island Blue, Doll Pink, Orange Peel)
Papers: white cardstock, acetate
Punches: 1 3/4'', 1 3/8'', 2 1/4'' circle punches (EK Success & Paper Shapers)
Various: silver embossing powder, anti-static powder bag, heat gun, tape runner, blending tools, trimmer, cutter




***TIPS & TRICKS***

If you don’t have a shade you need for your project, you can mix it over the stencil, using two other colors. For example, I needed a purple shade, so I mixed blue and pink to get a beautiful purple shade that matches perfectly with the other colors.

If your embossing is not perfect, you can carefully remove the excess with a cutter.




Don’t forget that you can share your Create A Smile creations with us! Upload them on the Create A Smile blog, right in the sidebar. 

I hope you got inspired!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

Francine

Your Next Stamp – July Feature Day (PRIZE ALERT)

It’s Feature Day at the Your Next Stamp blog. It means that the DT shares fabulous project for your inspiration but also that you can leave a comment on the YNS blog for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!!!!!

This month, it’s all about SUMMER. Here is what I made:




I used a rubber stamp called Little Darling Madison. It is the perfect image for the summer theme! I colored the cutie with Copic markers and I made a background using Distress inks (Salty Ocean) that I applied to my panel with acetate. The sentiment is from the ClowningAround stamp set.


Now head over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

Challenge I'm entering:
Bastel-Traum - Sommer / Summer

mardi 21 juillet 2015

Make it Crafty CAS DT – Goodbye…

Hi everyone! I’m back with two cards for the Make it Crafty Design Team. 






For the first card, I used the sweet Melody rubber stamp that I colored with Copic markers. I made the background using Dried Marigold Distress ink. First, I applied some ink down to a craft sheet. Then I sprayed some water over the ink with a Mini Mister until it made tiny drops. Finally, I pressed the paper to the craft sheet. Before I went ahead I dried the panel with my heat gun and I repeated these steps 3 times to create many layers until I was happy. A few weeks ago, I made a video tutorial with a similar background. You can watch the video HERE. The “hugs” sentiment is from Avery Elle. 






For the second card, I used the Squeezes sentiment from the Doodle Hugs Word Chipboard set that I heat embossed with Liquid Platinum. I wanted to create a fun summer card with that sentiment and the "squeezes"-chipboard is a little bit like waves. I first made a mask (I drew the outline of the chipboard with a pencil on paper and I cut it). Then, I sponged Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks over the stencil and the paper. Finally, I added some water splatters with a paintbrush. Distress Inks react with water. So when you add splatters, they show up! In the end, I fixed the chipboard with liquid glue to the cardstock. 

Don’t forget our CAS July challenge! It’s all about shaker cards. You can enter your projects HERE!

These are my last two cards for the Make it Crafty Clean & Simple Design Team. I decided to step down at the end of the month, earlier than expected. So sorry to leave you now, Zoe! But thank you so much for everything, most of all, for your kindness and your generosity. <3

Francine

lundi 20 juillet 2015

When you think about quitting…

… think about why you started! I so love this sentiment! It’s from the Work out set from Simon Says Stamp as well as the yoga girl that I colored with Copic markers. I made the background with Distress inks and watercolors. Finally, I added some black splatters. 




Do you know that I have a YOUTUBE channel? 

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

CHALLENGES: 
I'm joining the Flickr Challenge #23 with this card! 

vendredi 17 juillet 2015

MFT Summer School 2 – Monochrome

Hi everyone and welcome to the MFT Summer School Session 2! 




The first session of My Favorite Things Summer School started Monday. Each day this week, MFT will be teaching free mini-classes. While session 1 focused on design principles, session 2 will give you the tools you need to confidently create with color. Head over to the MFT blog to read more and watch the video tutorials. There are also fantastic prizes to win!

Today’s lesson is about MONOCHROME projects and here is what I made:   





I chose to create a card without any colors. I wanted to play with black & white. I used a cute critter from the Cute Critters stamp set (LOL) that I colored with Copic markers in grey shades. For the background, I chose a border from the Desert Bouquet set and the “Hello” sentiment is from the Smart Phone Die-namics set. 




Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration and projects from the Design Team!  
Thanks for stopping by…

Francine


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