Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Get It Scrapped | Channeling Doris Sander

Hi everyone!

This month at get it Scrapped, I did come thing that was really awesome:
I focussed on the pages of one of Debbie Hodge's teacher, Doris Sander (you can see her work on Pinterest right here) and I tried to understand her way to design, and I made a page from what I understood from her work. It is about my civil wedding that took place a year before our white wedding. I was 23 years old here. ;)

To see my thinking in the translation of Doris work's into this, you can go to Get it Scrapped. You'll find there also other interpretation of Doris' work by my team mates. :)

This is a page I wanted to make since a very very long time and Doris' way of using clusters of photos was perfect for me to document such an event. :)

Thanks for stopping by, guys!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Baby feet

Hi everyone!!!

Today I have a page to show you that already appeared on a couple of galleries and social media, but I wanted to put it up here because
1. I love it
2. Maybe some of you only read my blog and don't follow me elsewhere…. is that even possible?? ;)

So anyway, here's the page:

I used my Studio Calico Bluegrass farm kit (scrapbooking + PL + add-ons). It was lots of fun to put together!! :)

Love the puffy heart stickers!

And this stamp!!!

And the sequins!!

The chipboard pieces!! They are from the Studio Calico Sugar Rush PL kit. I could put them everywhere without getting tired. They are gorgeous and so soft looking. How do you like this gold metal tab?! The punched out stars are in my stash, maying for the next occasion to jump on my page. So gorgeous!!

And look at the little cork cameras….. ! Sigh. I wish I had more. I could have a tendency to hoard things that I don't have 100s of.

Voilà. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Art Impressions | Watercolor card

Hi everyone!!
Hello Ai Fans!
I'm so excited because I ordered so many watercolor stamps and I was looking forward to start creating with them!! I can tell you that for the next few Saturdays, you'll see some watercolor cards. ;)

Starting with this one:

I don't know if you saw these stamps already. You can find them here. But I just want to warn you, when you start looking, you'll want ALL of them!!!! I know because, it happened to me. lol

Once you chose your favorite stamps, you can find Bonnie's "how to" videos right here. These will give you ideas and will guide you to a wonderful result, step by step.

After you watched the videos, you'll want to practice. Because Bonnie is modest and keep saying it's very easy, but just between us, she's an artist, so for us normal people, it takes a bit of a learning curve. ;) I stamped about 6 pots and flowers before I got a result I was happy with. That means one evening fun practicing and watching videos, and than your cards will be just beautiful! :)

Along with the stamps, you will need watercolor paper and water base ink markers. Bonnie uses Marvy Le Plume, which you can find in the Art Impressions shop, but I also used my Stampin'UP! markers and some American Crafts markers that I had at home and it works fine too. You'll just have to experiment and find colors that you like. Here is the list of the markers/colors I used for this image.
Voilà! You know everything! Now you can start creating and having fun AND impressing your friends with your work of art! ;)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pretty Little Studio | Featuring: Vellum

Hi everyone!

Today it's my turn to be on the Pretty Little Studio blog. :)
I love those days because when I make a page, the first thing I want to do is post it here and show it to you, but often I have to wait until it's published. So today is the day where I can show you my work!!

On the Pretty Little Studio Blog you can see a step by step of how I used the vellum. The process involves a star from Heidi Swapp.

Look at this overly cute little bunny. I'm in LOVE with Pretty Little Studio's die cut. Literally!

Hope you'll pop over and leave me a comment! :)
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Launching the Girlfriend's collection at Art Impressions

Hello Ai Fans!
Hi everyone!
Welcome to our Art Impressions BLOG HOP!!

This week we are launching the Girlfriend's collection. Fun stuff!!
I didn't realize it until later this week, but last week I showed you the wrong card and you had a preview of the Girlfriend's collection with this card:

So today I'm going to make things right and show the card I made for the BFF's collection that we launched last week (geez!).

Here's my card.

I colored this little lady with my Copics and added some wink of Stella on the cupcake, her earrings and her skirt.

The good news is that you now can get both these stamps (and all the others from both collections) online, right here: ArtImpressions. :)

For now, you can go to the Art Impressions' blog to catch the HOP from the beginning.
Or if you are already coming from there, just hop over to your next stop which will be Renée's blog. :)

Art Impressions
Marie-Pierre Capistran - YOU ARE HERE

Oh and before you go, make sure to enter our contest!!!
Right here:

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Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Pretty Little Studio | Raid - part II

Hi everyone!
As I told you when I showed you this page, I wasn't satisfied with the "story telling". So I decided to add a 2nd page to it. I didn't follow the sketch that time (if you would like to see ho we can turn a one page sketch into a 2 pagers, you can find several examples at Get it Scrapped. Follow the link to get exactly at the right place on the website) and I didn't have another sheet of the same pattern paper to make the background so I decided to simply reuse bits of the second patterned paper I used on my first page to tie the two pages together.

Now I have (almost) all the pictures i wanted to scrapbook. And I have lots of text and loads of informations. I could probably talk for days about this race I did, but I try to keep it short on my pages so that I don't feel discouraged when I get to read it. ;)

Here is the patterned paper that ties everything together.

I also used the same golden letters, gold glittery cardstock, stars, cork chevrons and droplets of Color Shine.

Now, even though you saw pretty much the whole page here, I invite you to go to the Pretty Little Studio's blog because I am sharing a cute trick over there. I won't tell you more except maybe that it has something to do with this picture:

Thanks for stopping by!!
It's really appreciated!

Marie-Pierre :)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Water coloring and try fold | Art Impressions

Hi everyone! 
Hello Ai fans!

Thank you very much for all the comments you left on my card Thursday! I was so happy for everyone of them! :)

For my card today I used one single stamp from the gazebo try-fold stamp set. 

Paired with water color, I find that it's an easy way to add a little sunshine to a friends day! :)

Have a beautiful weekend!