lundi 15 février 2016

New month - new challenge!

Hello everyone!
Yes, the new challenge at the Dream Factory starts today and for the next 4 weeks, we have chosen a romantic film.

"Pretty Woman"

I love this movie and I've seen it umpteen times because....
Julia Roberts is one of my favourite actress, ....but of course Richard is not bad either! hehe ;)
....and they make a so wonderful couple!

I was inspired by a Collene Kennedy image....
Her quirky ladies make me smile every time I see them and
I hope you like this "fashion queen" as well as me! :)

There are so many possibilities for this challenge and I'll give you a few keywords as inspiration:
 shopping, clothes, hats, shoes, lovers, men, women, etc.

....and now its your turn, challenge yourself!! ;)


Drawing © by Collene Kennedy!

vendredi 12 février 2016

Something different !

Hi friends!
To this day, I attended only at Stampin Up workshops, but a new member came to our group and it turned out that she is also part of the family - not for SU but for a French company.
By nature I am a curious person and so it happened very quickly that I attended one of its demonstrations!
For the first time, we did something with ink sprays - thing I had never tried before and it was quite difficult for me to imagine the result!
But after overcoming my fear of doing something wrong, I said to myself: "Hey, why are you afraid, it's just ink and paper!"

... here is the final result !!

For the first card I used quite dark colors and the result is rather male

.... but for the second, I dared to color a little more vibrant!
After drying, the colors become slightly shimmering which unfortunately can not be seen on the pictures.

We tested different stencils, stamps and structure paste.
First, we sprinkled white paper with water. Then it was the turn of stencils and sprays. 
Once the paper dried, we worked with the paste and other stencils to finally finish with stamps! 
Et voilà!

This is really something very different compared to what I use to do, 
but I loved to try this "patouille" (means mud or slush), as we like to say! ;)

Have a nice day and thanks for watching,

All material used for these two cards is from "Scrap Plaisir"

mardi 9 février 2016

First daffodils

This afternoon strong winds have slightly fallen and I took the opportunity to take some pictures. Here is one I would like to share with you!

Look how beautiful and bright they are! 

Yesterday there was only one open flower ....

I wish you have a wonderful day!

Photographed with Nikon Coolpix P520

lundi 1 février 2016

Unusual shape

Hi, friends!

It's time for a new challenge at House of Cards!
For this month, we have a Technique Challenge and we would love to see *Shaped Cards*!

Every shape is allowed, except square or rectangular!

I hesitated a long time between a round or triangular card 
and finally, I made an octagonal! - Very logical, eh?

Let your imagination run wild! .....We are excited about what you'll show us!


Stamps: Stampin'Up, WOJ
Inks: Versafine "Deep Lagoon" and "Onyx Black"
patterned paper and corrugated cardboard