Inner Voices
1Feb/142

Altered Mixed Media CDs banner | LSG February Color Challenge

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And... we are on for a new color challenge over Lindy Stamp Gang ! You'll see on the blog how different our projects are, all inspired by this amazing February color combo. As well, you'll find ideas of colors to inspire you and are able to shop a kit directly *oh sweet*.

Remember, that if you join the fun and enter our contest, you can win a sweet gift certificate for a nice shopping spree ;)

Oh My ! Sometimes, I do surprise myself with the crazy ideas that cross my mind (I often think of this quote from Alice In Wonderland: «Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.»)

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For this month’s challenge, I decided to put to good use all these CDs we are not listening to anymore and alter them to create a fun banner.

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First step was to cover them all with white gesso. I created texture while applying it with my Catalyst tool because well… texture is my dope ;) *better than Nutella, eh !*.

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Once completely dry, I sprayed colors (check at the end of my post for the complete list of the products I used for this project). I did not want for any mean to have an even coat of color.

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I mixed Midnight RendezVous Raven in its Magical Mica form with a little bit of water, and using a Q-Tip, I made dots near the center. Then, I ran it around each disc to create a border of some sort.

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On the two teal discs, I applied hot pink glitter mixed with glossy soft gel medium through a stencil. simply love how both colors complement each other, it’s this additional touch that makes the difference.

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I blended some water with Cowabunga Copper Magical Mica and wrote «WELCOME» (this banner is hanging above the door of our guest room).

And as a final touch, I splattered some Teeth Chattering Teal on all of them. You can’t barely see it, you have to be in a certain position and certain light, which adds to the interest (to me).

At last, I had my husband drill me some holes, added a string and voilà :) (yes… i am quirky that way and the letters are not aligned).

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Here are the products I used:

31Jan/140

Gratitude Friday 01/31/2014, Thank you Laughter

«Thank You» Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

Hello hello !

This week I am thinking ahead and am writing it the night before, knowing I will spend the morning at the doc office and then trying not to get crazy by myself in the city with the girls before Chéridoo picks us up from work to spend the rest of the day as an early weekend together.

In this special New Moon, I light all the candles I can and will tonight hold my Labradorite (which happens to be my Power Stone) while meditating and sending Reiki.

This week, I am thankful for:

  • Kindness.
  • Laughter.
  • Help received. Help provided.
  • Good food.
  • Anticipation *not my strong side*.
  • Prayers answered.
  • Sara Bareilles’ new album, The Blessed Unrest.
  • The book I’m currently immersed into, Eleanor and Park (by Rainbow Rowell… amazing first name, isn’t it ?).
  • My KindredSisters *they rock*.
  • My Chéridoo.
  • The teacher who helped deal with a situation at school.
  • The RainbowLoom thing, that teaches my girls 1)to persevere 2)the joy of giving.
  • Getting organized and make it easier on me once I’ll finally have the past 3 weeks’ photos printed for our Project Life album.
  • Hot pink lipstick (wearing Jilted from Urban Decay).
  • Starting to film my first online class *nervous wreck*.

What’s on your list this week ?

 

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    24Jan/142

    Gratitude Friday 01/24/2014, Thank you good news

    «Thank You» Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

    It is Friday *can I get a deep sigh of relief ?* ! I’m happy this week is coming to an end. Was emotionally very rough on my family. We are working on it together and I do believe that it will tighten our bonds eventually. But on the moment, it fucking hurts *excuse my language*.

    I keep telling you: this is in this specific kind of weeks that it is the most important to carve some time to reflect on the goodness Life brings you. It shifts everything. Give it a try.

    This week, I am thankful for:

    • The relief of not needing the perio surgery for my gum yet. We’ll see how it goes next year.
    • Finding the pages I thought were lost for the book I’ll be published in.
    • My youngest daughter asking several nights at dinner that we take time for saying our Gratitude before eating.
    • Support I receive.
    • Good words from a customer who received her original painting.
    • Listening to ragga and still enjoying it like when I was 16.
    • Continuing to shed some weight.
    • The chance to spend 5ish hours at Clipper Street for Donna Downey’s workshop  *more on that very soon*.
    • The night out with Chéridoo, and our neighbors who took care of our girls.
    • Time spent with my local creative friends.
    • Love.
    • My morning walks.
    • Working my ass of in the Studio.
    • Bringing the Magic back in my life.

    I hope you’ll join me in this Ritual.

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      20Jan/140

      Create your own Project Life cards | {Creativity In Motion} video

      PL-badge-2014This year again, I am doing Project Life as my main way for our family memory keeping (I will share in the future why).
      This time around, I am taking what I've learned in the past couple years (well, I've been actively doing it last year only and still have to play catch up to wrap 2013 but that's okay).

      I can’t stick to only one kit for example, this is just who I am. Even though I am looking at a cohesive look throughout the album, I still want this freedom of using whatever I feel like using. I love making my own cards, whether I make them as journaling cards (I can trace lines, as I am not really good at writing straight) or as filler cards (you know, when you need something to fill that spot on your page but don’t have anymore thing to say or a photo to put there).

      Using my Gelli Plate make it 1)fun 2)easy 3)quick. Then, I use my Big Shot machine with the metal dies I got from The Crafter’s Workshop to cut them easily at the right 4x6” or 3x4” (Becky Higgins is coming up with her own set of dies, which will include these two kinds as well).

      So I decided to make a little video (well actually, I may have one more coming next week, where I’ll show you how I made my spreads with it):

      Remember to turn the HD on ;)

       

      Are you a «Project Lifer» ? For how long ? Would it be something you’d consider doing ?

      Share away ;)

      17Jan/142

      Gratitude Friday 01/17/2014, thank you Mama Full Wolf Moon

      «Thank You» Gratitude Friday is a weekly ritual I started in order to focus on all the small and big positive things that happened during my week. I invite you to join me, you'll see how much being thankful can change your life. If you want to know more about it, read my introduction post.

      Happy Friday you gorgeous Soul !

      This Full Wolf Moon you guys… how big and shiny… and challenging for me on an emotional level (boohoo). I have been doubting, crying, questioning. But still trusting somehow that if the Universe is putting me through it (again), it is only because I can grow from it.
      Are you sensitive to it as well ? I'd love to know how it manifested for you.

      This week, I am thankful for:

      • The lessons learned in every experience. Bad and good.
      • Creativity, expressing itself in many forms this week.
      • Cuddles and hugs.
      • Sweet words from amazing Sisters.
      • Feeling the stretch and pain of expansion (remember, it is my little word for this year 2014).
      • Magic. Inside and Outside of me. Getting back to what I feel are my roots, the one I started to grow over a decade ago to abandon and coming back to it now.
      • A lunch date with my Husband
      • My friends Melissa and Nancy (with her two kids) who came on Sunday for an art playdate.
      • Weeks 1 and 2 of our Project Life album are done (well, almost).
      • Books that bring me into a whole different universe as if it was real.
      • My sacred adornments. Jewelry with a purpose.

      And you, what are you thankful for this week ?

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