Digital stamps, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Santoro

November Lindsay Mason ATC swap . .. In the night

Hello. 

Lindsay Mason organises a monthly themed ATC swap and November’s swap theme was In the night. Here is what I made…

I took a Gelli print I had done on some kraft paper and inked it up with Hickory smoke and black soot distress ink. 

Next I added some stars . ..but I didn’t like them so flicked white paint instead and covered the stars with some organza ribbon. 

Next I chose a digital stamp from a day for daisies and coloured it using Promarkers.

When I fussy cut the image I did lose the halo and some of her hair but think it still looks fab. I then added the little star paper clip onto the edge too.

I wanted a bit of texture on this so also added some glossy transparent texture gel through a stencil and then some glimmer ink onto the moon to make it shimmer.

I finished the ATC off with some gold pen outlines and a little sticker…. twinkle! 

The other two I didn’t manage any step by steps … just got carried away creating….

This has glossy raised stars and lots of silvery doodles.

And the final one is a massive job in embossing!

A stamped image, some stamped letters and handwritten letters using my much neglected embossing pen. Edged and embossed…. including colouring in the moon and star and using different embossing powder colours.  I might have also scorched my fingers making this!

Love all three different interpretations of the prompt … In the night.

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Butterfly, Dylusions paints, Masks/Stencils, Raggy Dolls

Raggy doll journal catch up

I played catch up at the weekend to get up to date with my raggy doll collaborative journal project. I had to do a Geometric shape themed page with the background Jackie had done and start a winged things background.  Here’s what I got up to…

Jackie had done this fab pink and silver background.  I started adding to it using shape stencils. First the triangles. Then I moved onto the block pattern and some black paint…

Then I got some stamps out and started stamping… I used quite a few including the Kim Dellow ones from Paperartsy. 

Next I chose to create some squares of texture using iridescent medium and then half way through the drying process I blasted it with heat to pump up the texture.

I then did some doodling and added my “quote” as I thought it worked with the theme. 
Next I had to create a background for a ‘winged things’ theme. I started with a base of white Dylusions paint and then a layer of black Dylusions paint.  Whilst that was still wet I added  stencil and wiped through with a baby wipe. 

This created a great diagonal to work with. I punched lots of butterflies using a punch from music and book print. I added these using Matt medium. Once this was dry I added a coat of the Art alchemy opal magic paint (which I am in love with) and this turned the whole page pink… or blue dependent on which way you look at it! 

I then added splatters of back paint and then some stamping in black archival to finished the background off for Leanne to finish. 

Loved working on these pages.  

Balloon celebrations, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Googlies

Happy birthday to my best friend

Friday was my best friends birthday but I didn’t get to pass her card to her until last night so I can finally share it with you! 

I chose to do an arty mixed media card for her as I wanted to use stars as the main feature and this picture from some giftwrap I saved…. this is so us! 

My friends thing is stars so hence the stars and she also likes purple… so that was the decision made! 

In this close up hopefully you can see the iridescent medium stars I added for additional texture.  

Happy crafting ! 

Catherine 

Design Team, Digital stamps

DT: Incy wincy… nontraditional Xmas image

Hi… me again! 

Another design team contribution for Incy Wincy to share. The challenge for this fortnight is a Christmas card with a non traditional image! Limited Runs sponsor this challenge and I chose to use this lovely birdhouse image and add the Merry Xmas on the sign. 

I used a DoCrafts patterned card blank, some panels of paper and Cardstock and the punched edge of the Holly.  I also added the cute wooden star to finish off! 

Off to see what my design teamies got up to with their cards. 

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Design Team, Digital stamps, Foiling

DT: Craft your passion: a day for daisies

Hello and happy Monday! 

It is time for another anything goes submission for Craft Your Passion.  we are sponsored this  week by a day for daisies  and I have to say I do love the images. So much so I made 2 projects.

Firstly I made this ATC using one of the images and finished it off with foiling the glow bugs. The book print was Gelli printed and then coated with Art alchemy opal magic paint which I am currently obsessed with! 

This was stuck to grey card and mounted on a pink card I cut into an ATC using the Tim Holtz die. I’ve invested in this die as I have an idea for next year’s challenge so think it will be useful to have! 

The second project is a Christmas card. 

Again an ATC base this time of sheet music that I added the stencilled snowflakes using iridescent medium. once that was dry out came the opal magic paint that I am obsessed with! 

I added some glimmer paper in a strip and adhered the cute stocking baby on the top. The card itself is a patterned one from DoCrafts from the forever Friends collection. 

Love this cute image but the cardstock I used meant the pens didn’t blend very well… ah well still cute and good enough to send to someone at Christmas.  

So now off to see what others have been upto over at the blog

Happy crafting ! 

Catherine 

Canvas and Mixed Media art, Designer Series Paper, Dictionary, Dylusions spray inks, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy

Build a tag … a mini marvel project 

I’m participating in a project through my mini marvels Facebook group. Each week we are given an instruction and we need to spend less than 10 mins on doing that on the tag… or whatever substrate you want to work on.

Here is my tag and the progress pics…

Weeks 1 and 2 saw me adding gesso, then some Midnight (with a brayer and a stamp) and Amethyst fresco finish paint. I also added to scribbles in the paint with the end of my brush to add pattern. 

Week three had me adding texture paste through a stencil (I then added some Infusions over it too whilst the texture paste was drying).  The week four instruction was to collage onto the tag. I chose some papers and scrapbook stickers that happened to be on the desk at the time and worked well with the colours.

Now at week 3 I decided to do a second tag too as a comparison! (Yes one challenge was not enough for me!)

I only have pics of it from weeks 3 and 4 but promise I followed the instructions the same for weeks 1 and 2.

Week 5 was a simple instruction… add a layer of translucent paint…. so I did all over both!

To this I added a purple deco arts fluid acrylic.

And for the blue I grabbed the south Pacific Paperartsy fresco finish paint which is a translucent finish.  

Next week the instruction was to add or drip ink or paint.

For the purple tag I added Dylusions white spray ink and the blue tag I added green acrylic ink. Like both of them although drips are not usually my thing. But like that this challenge is challenging me to do something different.

Next instruction is to add some more stencilling. 

I chose copper paint for the purple one and a very pale blue for the blue/green one.

Then the instruction came to add clear gesso. Problem # 1 is I don’t own clear gesso. So used Matt medium instead. Problem # 2 is white Dylusions ink did not stay put and so ended up with smears all over the tag and dulled down the copper stencilling. Grrrrrr! Ah well, sure it will be fine with another layer of something or other on top!

The next week’s instruction is to add stamping so I can try and rescue that Dylusions mess! 

I added stamping to both projects using black gesso. 

And I am really happy with how this looked. It also distracts from the streaky white Dylusions on the purple one. 

I must admit I couldn’t resist edging the tags too. It just felt like the time to start doing that. 

Week 10 saw us adding a focal image… I had a hunt through my box of tricks and found two things that called to me to be used; a butterfly die cut I received in a swap and an image I’ve had in the stash for so long I have no idea where I got it! Of course I forgot to take photos at this point. The following week the instruction was to add doodles.

And then today the final instruction was posted…. add a word from a book or magazine! 

So my tags are now finished…

Love how they both came out and glad I’ve kept the instructions on layers to remind me for other future projects.

Thanks Chris for organising this fab challenge. 

Happy crafting !

Catherine