Designer Series Paper, Watercolor words

Striped patterned papers

I was watching Jennifer Maguire videos and saw her striped backgrounds and decided to make one of my own using patterned paper.

I chose some cutesy and bright patterned paper from the stash… it’s nice and spring like and the fact it was double sided and so coordinates perfectly with each other!

I love the cheery finish of this and all I needed to add the sentiment using the Watercolor Words stamps and heat embossed it. I also added a couple of flowers cut from the paper to embellish with some glitter gems for the centre.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink

Inchies for UK stampers forum

This months inchies are ready to share… I went for a spring colour scheme…

I chose some card I had printed a piece of canvas onto whilst still wet from distress stains and it creates a fun starting point. I stamped the flower stamp using a magazine freebie and then coloured that with distress oxides and a waterbrush.

Then the sentiment was stamped and added before I coated them in versamark and clear heat embossed.

I then added them to some scrap green cardstock to finish.

Love the cute finish with the canvas print. Really fun!

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Derwent Line painter pens, Distress Crayons, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Petal Palette, Watercolour paints, YouTube video

Petal Palette art journal piece

I made an art journal page and used my current favourite and go to stamp set for the feature… Petal Palette.

I made this with the video running so you can check out the progress here.

Love the layers, textures and the gentle images I used with this warm colour palette.

And that sentiment spoke to me perfectly at that moment… always a good way to choose your title for your piece!

Hope you like it. It was originally destined for a swap but then I realised that I had misunderstood the rules and that blue needed to be in the page…. ooops…. ah well a thoroughly enjoyable piece to make regardless. Once I realised that I found the perfect place to put the page in my journal… which covered some stamping I wasn’t keen on!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful You, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils

Beautiful You mixed media card

I needed another just because card and decided to make a slightly more mixed media card but wanted to keep it to a 1 layer card.

This is what I ended up with.

I masked off the edges to leave the rectangle and then added layers of ink to it. Then I added gesso through a stencil using a palette knife, let it dry a little and then wiped it with a baby wipe.

Next I added distress oxides through another stencil. This was the fab hieroglyphic stencil my friend Deborah Wainwright designed.

To this I then added more oxides on top and flicked it with water. This pushed the stencilling pattern back into the background and so i added some white paint pen marks to add to the pattern. Next I decided to add the main image… one of the figures from Beautiful You. I stamped it and the sentiment using the stamp platform so I could make them very strong impressions.

Then I added more colour using the oxides and some white pigment ink to define the woman.

I then added some gold pen marks and a doodled border and some flicks of white and shimmer ink.

Love this card. I had no idea when I started I would end up using these stamps… but they worked perfectly.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Dies, Spellbinders, Petal Palette

Petal Palette fussy die cutting

I was gifted some fab dies by a kind crafting online friend and this is my first use of them… to make a pretty lemon and craft card with the fab petal palette stamp and coordinating dies. This is very far from my usual style of cardmaking but love the final look.

I used some thin cardstock for the lemon die cut and kept that simple onto the kraft base card. Then watercoloured and die cut the flowers. I then added the leaf die from the set using some old olive cardstock and then the sentiment and label die from the same set.

I then added some pearl gems as accents and my obligatory bling!

So what do you think? Fancy but still sort of clean? This die set comes with a central piece too but that was too fussy for me. There is also another set I’ve been gifted and looking forward to trying out… I’m imagining a white on white card for a wedding with that one though!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gelli Plate, Waterfront

Moon and Sun themed ATCs

I’ve found a new fb group who do mixed media ATC swaps and a few other challenges and decided to join in with the moon/Sun atc swap… here are my contributions using gelli print scraps to create my backgrounds for my little landscapes using the fab Waterfront stamps.

This first one I spotted a lake with the reflections and ripples in the texture of the paint. I ripped it to a smaller size and then added stamping of the mountains trees and the moon (including the reflection).

The second one was an inky gell print had a sun with beams of light radiating so it just needed some trees and mountains and some sand to finish off… and a simple mount of the white card ATC.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Seth Apter, YouTube video

52 mixed media cards week 7… make your mark

When Chris gave the prompt of Make Your Mark for this week’s 52 mixed media cards challenge I knew I would be going for some Seth Apter style work… especially as I had also just got some new stash to play with!

I didn’t video the process for making the ATC but did make the background on camera as I played with the stash for the first time… here is the linkto the long video of me experimenting with new stash.

Anyway the following day I grabbed 10 mins to make the ATC from the masterboard background and some other bits and pieces.

I am completely in love with the Seth Apter embossing powders… perfect for grungy embellishments like this heart.

Happy crafting!

Catherine