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.
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!
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.
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.
So some more clearing of the desk of random stash has happened… this time these four cards using some Making Cards magazine stash.
Fun and bright cards. Love those main focal images.
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.
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.