Category Archives: Accessories

Happy Mothering Sunday!

Happy Mothers day to my Mum, and all the other mums out there. I’m hoping for a cup of coffee in bed from my daughter! And them going to have to endure seeing my mum and remaining at a distance from her as my parents and auntie are self isolating as they are in the vulnerable group! I am lucky that I at least get to see them in person though as I’ve got some shopping supplies to drop off with them, but will be remaining on the opposite side of the room for our short stay and they will be cleaning up where I have been as soon as I leave.

Here is the bright and cheery card I have made for my Mum which will hopefully help bring some sunshine into her day.

I went very zingy and rainbow!

I used a stencil I got with an Indigo Blu magazine kit and added ink through it before then adding glossy texture paste through the stencil and letting it dry.

I then created the focal points with more inking and some stamps. The butterfly is a Visible Image stamp.

I also created some mats to the images using white card and the one for the main background I did blending round the outside to match the main focal images.

I stuck them all together using foam tape to raise the focal image.

I then used some sequins so embellish.

I decided to decorate the envelope too using the stamp platform to stamp and add different colours.

Love how this came out, hope Mum does too!

Now happy mothers day to all who celebrate and love to all those for whom today might be a difficult day!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Journal page for me!

Another Art journaling page in my Dylusions journal just for me, with no pressure, love it!

I started with sticking things on the page that had been randomly on my desk either as left over bits from other projects or things I’d not got around to using yet.

This included the stamped flower on the left hand side, a piece of sewing pattern instruction, a stamped tag and the gelli printed circle.

I think the page also had some wipe off from another project on it as the gelatos had some different reactions in a few areas.

So I added gelato to the page with the exception of the flower panel that had already been coloured. I think it was distress inks used on that.

Next I added the iridescent texture paste through a stencil to the right hand side of the page and left it to dry.

I then added stamping using some different stamps… Gorgeous grunge, that’s the ticket etc. I also added some splashes of green acrylic ink and copper acrylic ink.

Next I worked on the flower that I stamped from a Creative Stamping magazine and coloured using promarkers to create a soft, no line effect. I fussy cut it out but decided it needed something between it and the background.

I had a hunt in my stash and found these stickers that I think were meant for scrapbooking.

After adding them and the flowers it was time to add doodling and the sentiment stickers. I also found the orange gems in my stash and stuck them down too.

I decided the flower on the left needed pushing back so added some gesso using my fingers and blending it on that panel and a few other spots.

I also took the Twisted citron distress oxide and did a little bit of stamping to add a little lime green onto the page too.

Once again it was fun to create with no pressure of time or finished product. The photos in the daylight show it off so much better… shame most of my crafting is done in the evening so I don’t enjoy the cokours quite as much when creating… maybe I need to invest in a proper daylight lamp?!?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Scrap my stash ATC

A while ago I joined in a fun swap where I sent some scraps to one person to make an ATC from it and they did the same. Here is the stash I got to play with…

What a wonderful lot of goodies!

I made the following ATC using the papers and some of the ribbons.

The only addition I made was the lime silk I added to the button.

I love how this turned out.

And loads of stash leftover… so of course I made something else which I will share on another day!

I also love the ATC I got from my stash from Heidi.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Coins for the UK stampers forum swap

I have another set of coins made from scraps. This time for my UK Stampers Forum swap.

I used gelli prints left from the Russian art dolls project. I covered the background entirely with one print and then stamped the letter and number stamp (from Craft stamper magazine) onto the whole base to make them all similar.

I then added the canvas heart sticker and took some other scraps and embossed the flower stamp (another Craft Stamper stamp) and fussy cut them out.

I added the paint dried up bit off the top of the bottles and a gem to the centre of the flowers.

I then used a Darcy stamp for the sentiment embossed on black card.

Love how they came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art journaling for fun

I actually art journalled for fun! It’s been so long since I have done this. It was fun to just play.

I started with a base of distress stain onto a page in my Dylusions journal.

I then added some stencilling to the background with some gesso (black and white).

Next I added some fabric stamped items, a bird image from a magazine and a little corrugated tag.

I added some doodling and then so rub ons and called it done! Such a fun thing to do, to play without purpose. Really enjoyed myself!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Russian art dolls swap

Yesterday I shared the “scraps” from this project… Today I share the actual project.

My friend Chris who runs the Mini Marvels group suggested something a bit different for a swap… we were to make Russian art dolls which was inspired by some thing she saw on Instagram.

I knew I wanted to join in immediately! I started by creating a batch of gelli prints at random … no rhyme nor reason to the colours or patterns I used. Just played!

Some of the papers I chose were plain paper, some were book print or patterned.

I then created a template for the base and cut them from mountboard.

My mountboard cutting skills are not good so each one ended up as an individual but hey ho! They were roughly the same size and shape so they would do! I decided to paint them with black gesso front and black.

Next I decided to add stamping and mark making to the gelli prints before I cut into them. A relaxing 30 mins went by in no time just doodling and adding random additional patterns with posca pens in pink, blue, white and black.

Next I decided to make one doll as a trial… and I needed to decide on a face. I tried a few different ones but settled on this one from my Badass artchick stamps. Love the funky look!

So first one made it was time to cover the other dolls in prints and start layering up.

I also added more stamping and doodling. The stamp set the face was taken from also included a stamp with the words

Empowered women

Empower women

I decided this would be added to each of the dolls as well as used on the back of each doll in some way. Wondering if you can spot it on all the dolls?

I then gave each doll a coat of glossy mod podge to seal and protect the papers and the doodles and added the pearl gem to the hair flower to finish off!

Once they were dry I added black gesso to the edge and covered any messes I created on the back with more gesso before I added stamping and details to the backs of the dolls.

Done!

The dolls have now been split into three pairs. One pair for me to keep, and two pairs have gone to their new homes.

Loved this challenge. Well done Chris on suggesting it and of course credit to @catherinescraftcorner on Instagram for the inspiration.

Happy crafting!

Catherine