art, challenge, project

Week 4 of 365 Somethings

As promised, I’m back with my post for Week 4 of 365 Somethings.

As you remember, last week, when these items were created, I was suffering from pink eye. So on Monday night, which was the 22nd, I quickly grabbed a tag, two rectangle stamps with two green ink pads and made the background. Then I took a die cut feather from the night before and stamped a “Merci” which was then punched out with a circle (not my first choice but the other punch shape didn’t fit.) On the 23rd, we had our “snow day” so I had time to rest my eyes and even managed to make two cards with minimal colouring. On the 24th, I was starting to feel better and decided to take a chance with some watercolour and stamping, as well as heat embossing. It didn’t quite turn out how I had hoped because of the texture of the watercolour paper but I’m still liking the result. And I almost had to scrap the whole thing because when I sprayed some water over my project to make the splotches, the so-called water resistant ink started bleeding. I had to heat dry everything before giving it a second go and I re-stamped the girl to make her more defined. On the 26th, I made a birthday card for a friend and finally, on the 28th I made three postcards. Because I made them with watercolour and regular ink pads, I’ve decided to rub Micro Glaze on them to make them waterproof. That way, they won’t get ruined if they get wet in the mail.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, don’t be shy. And if you’d like to receive one of these in the mail, send me your address!

Ciao!

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Week 2 of Project 365 Somethings

Last week, I was so busy with work and my Project 365 Somethings that I completely forgot to write a blog post! I guess I’ll just have to write two of them this week!

For week 2, I decided to try different things. On the 9th, a card using a previously made galaxy background. On the 10th, an altered card (the original card was from a charity.) On the 11th, a mixed media postcard. On the 12th, a mini colouring book. On the 13th, an art journal spread. On the 14th, a tag background which was then used and completed on the 15th.

Since the challenge is 365 Somethings, I decided that when I create doubles/triples, each item counts as a unit. So, from January 1st to the 15th, I have officially created 16 somethings.

Also, mini colouring books are easy to make and a great way to use many stamps, in this case 11 stamps plus the alphabet for the cover.

If you have any questions about the products I used or the techniques, feel free to ask in the comments below.

I’ll be back later this week with the Week 3 round-up. Thanks for reading!

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Week 1 of Project 365

We’re already into the second week of the year and with it, the second week of Project 365 Somethings 2018. So far, it’s going well for me. I’ve done more cards than anything else, probably because it’s easier for me. But I’m trying to step out of my comfort zone by doing something different once in a while.

Last week, I showed you the two cards I made on day 1. Day 2 brought 3 more cards, using a stamp set from Inkadinkado. On day 3, I decided to make a bookmark from a watercolour background I had done during the fall and used another Inkadinkado stamp (I LOVE that peacock and will probably use it more in the future.) On the 4th, I actually didn’t do anything because I was very busy all day with my parents so I decided to do two things on Day 5: a card inspired by this one, and simply colouring a La-La Land stamp with watercolours. I don’t know what I’ll do with her but at least she’s done. On day 6, I took another break but I think the extra cards from the first couple of days makes up for that. On Day 7, I altered a big tag with a Julie Nutting stamp (the paper flower was made by my mother a few years ago.) And yesterday, Day 8, a smaller card (4″x4″) using 3 stamps.

Now, I’m ending up with a lot of cards and I don’t want to keep them all. So, I’ve already started sending some by mail (one from day one and one from day two.) If you’re interested in receiving something by mail, please let me know. You can send me your mailing info by email: sophietousignant at videotron dot ca (obviously, substitute the @ and . and remove the spaces.) Also, if you have ideas or suggestions of things to make with rubber stamps, feel free to comment or email.

Until next time…

 

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That’s life – C’est la vie

Where has the time gone? It’s hard to believe that there are only a couple of days left to this year. Truthfully, I haven’t been doing much on my end. I finished work at 6pm on the 23rd and I’m finally starting to relax. I spend a lot of time watching old TV shows on the web (I canceled cable TV back in November.) I haven’t been creating much art because my apartment is a mess. I have too much stuff for my current living space and it’s interfering with my mojo. I need to get rid of some stuff and/or start using it and selling/giving the results. I need to find my creative groove and rhythm and in order to do that, I signed up for Alisa Burke’s online class Create Daily and will start using two books: Noah Scalin’s 365: A Daily Creativity Journal and Barbara R. Call’s The Crafter’s Devotional. Hopefully, one of those things (or all of them) will help me in getting creative again. And hopefully, I will start blogging on a regular basis again soon. Until then, I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. See you in the new year!

PS. Above is a tag that I managed to complete over the course of almost a month. It took a long time to actually complete it but it was worth taking the time. I love it!

Mais où donc est passé le temps? C’est difficile à croire qu’il ne reste que quelques jours à l’année. Pour être honnête avec vous, je n’ai pas fait grand chose. J’ai fini de travailler le 23 à 18h00 et je commence enfin à relaxer. Je passe beaucoup de temps à regarder de vieilles émissions télé sur internet (j’ai annulé mon abonnement au cable en Novembre.) Je n’ai pas créer beaucoup d’art parce que mon appartement est un vrai fouilli. J’ai trop de chose pour mon espace vital actuel et ça bloque mojo. Je dois me défaire de beaucoup de choses et/ou m’en servir et vendre/donner le résultat. Je dois retrouver mon rythme créatif et pour m’aider, je me suis inscrite à un cours en ligne d’Alisa Burke Create Daily et je me servirai de deux livres: 365: A Daily Creativity Journal de Noah Scalin et The Crafter’s Devotional de Barbara R Call. Espérons que l’une de ces choses (ou toutes) m’aide à redevenir créative. Et espérons que je me remettrai à bloguer de façon régulière bientôt. D’ici là, j’espère que tout le monde passe un joyeux temps des fêtes. On se revoit l’an prochain!

PS. Ci-haut vous pouvez voir une étiquette que j’ai complétée au fil d’environ un mois. Ça m’a pris beaucoup de temps mais ça en a valu la peine. Je l’adore!

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>Vintage tag – Étiquette à l’ancienne

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Today, I decided to use yesterday’s stamped tag and decorate it. I’ve had this photo ( a copy not the original) of my great-grandmother at her window for a while and was waiting for the perfect project to use it. The brick wall background seemed perfect for her. I added some vintage things: pieces of pages from french books, wallpaper, lace, lace flower and some thick fiber so it can be hung. I am very pleased with the result.
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Aujourd’hui, j’ai décidé de prendre l’étiquette étampée d’hier et de la décorer. J’ai cette photo (une copie, pas l’originale) de mon arrière-grand-mère à sa fenêtre depuis un bout de temps et j’attendais le projet idéal pour m’en servir. Le mur de brique comme image de fond me semblait parfait pour elle. J’ai ajouté certaines choses anciennes: des morceaux de pages de livres français, du papier peint, une dentelle, une fleur en dentelle et une longueur de fibre épaisse pour qu’elle puisse être suspendue. Je suis très contente du résultat.
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>CeeCee’s CC#6

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Another colour challenge up on CeeCee‘s blog. You have until tomorrow night to play if you feel like it. This challenge was, well, challenging, to say the least. I could still add a sentiment above the heart but right now, I’ll leave it as is.

Candace tagged me over on her blog so I thought I’d play along.

1. What were you doing 10 years ago? I was working as a cashier at Reno-Depot, falling in love with the wrong guys and learning about wicca.

2. What are 5 things on your TO DO list? Wash dishes, fold and put away clean clothes, make skinny book pages for a swap, start exercising, eat healthy meals.

3. What are 5 snacks you enjoy? Chips, chocolate, PB&J sandwich, cereal with milk, fruits

4. Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire: buy myself a house, pay off my debts, go to Europe with my mom and throw myself a big party. Ok, maybe not that last part!

5. Name some places where you’ve lived: my parents’ house in Pierrefonds and my apartment in Lachine (both are suburbs of Montreal for those who don’t know.)

6. Name some bad habits you have: I’m lazy and messy. I’m a procrastinator. I’m very self-critical.

7. Name some jobs you’ve had: cashier, scrapbooking instructor and elementary school educator (lunchtime and after school program.)

I’m not tagging anyone in return but if you feel like playing along, let me know!

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>Hoot!

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My friend Catherine tagged me on her blog. I’ll answer the tag but am not tagging anyone else for it. If you feel like doing it though, let me know!

What is the object you CAN’T live without:

1. At home: my computer. It’s sad I know, but it’s the truth.

2. At work: comfortable shoes. I spend a lot of time standing up while working with kids.

3. While scrapbooking: my paper trimmer! It really makes scrapbooking easier!

4. During your hobbies/exercises: I don’t do exercise. So let’s go with the hobby part. Hmm, one object… I’d have to say glue… for collage and ATC and cardmaking…

5. In your car: my clip-on sunglasses. My eyes are really sensitive to sunlight so I need my clip-ons when I’m driving.

So that’s a little bit about me… Image is an ATC for Hoot Hoot! An Owl Swap!

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