Category Archives: Accessories

Journey ATCoins

Time to kick off the challenge for the swap group I organise where the challenge this month is “journey”.

I also teamed it with the Birgit Koopsen gel printing challenge on Instagram.

As prompt for yesterday was colours of our flag and so I created a background using candied apple and faded jeans distress oxides and the small square gel press onto mountboard.

I added stamping in the background using some travel themed stamps.

Then die cut the circles and edged them with the faded jeans distress ink.

I then stamped and fussy cut and coloured the focal images.

I also added wink of Stella and some glossy accents to some parts of the campervan.

I love how these came out.

Now to see how others interpret the prompt.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Calendar – August 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 August artwork.

I decided that I wanted to use the Tim Holtz wildflower dies so built this around that idea.

I created a background using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and stencils and stamps. Then I added the wildflowers stamps using dye based inks and heat embossed them with clear powder.

This gave a subtle layered effect to the background.

Next I did cut some of the flowers and then added paint to them in the same colours using a sponge to create a mottled effect.

I adhered them and then added shading using Big Brush Pitt pens.

I then heat embossed the sentiment and edged the panel with versamark and added more embossing powder to that too.

Love these … so many details and layers.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: twine or ribbon

Hazel challenged us to use ribbon or twine for this week’s CHNC challenge.

I decided to do a vintage style card and use some twine as an embellishment.

The paper is Polkadoodles paper I have had in the stash for ages. I coloured the tag using distress inks and added some splashes of water to distress it.

I then used a Dylusions stamp for the sentiment before glueing the twine in place.

Love this.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Calendar – July 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 July artwork.

I wanted to use this fab rainbow stencil with black embossing paste to create a funky panel.

Once it was dry I added the colour using stampin up inks and a waterbrush and made sure I also splattered each colour on too.

I finished with some doodling and the month stamp white heat embossed onto black cardstock.

Love this stencil… makes such a funky rainbow!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: washi tape

Hello!

Gosh I really haven’t been blogging regularly… just not been feeling well enough to sit and craft and so out of the habit I guess. Thankful I have some DT things that make me get my creative time in and also that some of them I have prepped ahead of time! This is one of those kind of posts…

This week the theme Hazel has set us at CHNC is to use washi tape so I kept my card really simple and let the sparkly washi tape do all the work!

I chose the three colours of sparkly washi I had and laid them down in strips. Then I added the First edition die cut wreath which I layered up 3 times to give it dimension.

Then I added the Tim Holtz sticker sentiment onto a strip of red cardstock and called the whole thing done! Sometimes simplicity is best!

Happy crafting!

Catherine