This season artist trading coins

I am late again with my coins for the coin swap group I run over on Facebook this month. But better late than never. This month the theme is “this season” and I decided to go with an autumnal feel for my coins.

I started with a smooshed distress oxide background on the coins I had cut from mountboard.

Next, using the same colour inks, I add stamping of lots of different leaves around the edge.

Then I wanted to add some gilding flakes and so dug out the flitterglu and stamped another sprig stamp onto each coin and then added the gilding flakes.

I LOVE these gilding elements!

I finished the coins with an inked edge and a stamped sentiment.

So these are my coins for the swap.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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DT: CHNC: stocking

I messed up the last two weeks of CHNC by missing a week out and posting the theme at the wrong time but I am catching up again now!

This week, and I’ve checked I am right, the theme is to include a stocking! So I chose this image from a Making Cards magazine set in my stash and cut it out. I used papers from the same pack to create the background and then used foam tape to raise the focal image.

Next I added the sentiment onto the background and put that onto a dark green card blank.

Easy and elegant I think!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Calendar – October 2019

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their October artwork.

I decided to go for a soft look for this month’s artwork and chose some yellow and orange stampin up inks and used clarity brushes to ink the background.

I then stamped these leaf splatter stamps from a Creative Stamping magazine set using the same inks.

I then added the quote and the darker leaf in the darkest of the ink colours… and of course the month stamp from Paperartsy.

So pretty!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: sentiment as focal point

Another CHNC design team project to share with you… This time Hazel challenged us to use the sentiment as the focal point… so I went for a clean and simple card.

I used a square acrylic block and the distress oxide to create a simple water colour background for the large sentiment stamp. I also added a few snowflakes to finish off the card.

It’s difficult to see but I went over the script writing with Wink of Stella too to give it some shimmer.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Some random cards for the stash

I decided to use up some more papers that I used at the beginning of the month for the Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge and make a couple more cards.

For both I went for lots of bits of papers and used distress inks to edge each piece and give it some strength and frame.

The first one I finished with a bird die cut I had been gifted in a swap. Cute!

The second I added a Coin that my lovely friend Mara had made in a swap that I thought worked perfectly with the papers as a card topper.

Hope you like these.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle journal for Chris

I have a page I made in a circle journal for our lovely organiser, Chris.

I decided I wanted to add dimension on the page so after a coat of black gesso and some strips of paper I added the stencilled words using the iridescent medium. I then heat set them so they got the bubbly texture.

Then I went to town with paints in a mixture of translucent and opaque.

I also did lots and lots of splatters!

I decided that I wanted to create a garden of the Darcy trees so I stamped and painted them on white and then fussy cut them out.

Once they were glued into place I also added shading and white highlights.

I then decided to add glossy accents to the dots on the tree and this has given them a fun three dimensional finish.

Next I added the title using Dina Wakely tissue paper. Love this!

Finally I added white dots around the page as as border and to add some details.

Happy crafting!

Catherine