Category Archives: Masks/Stencils

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

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

Use up scraps AT Coins swap

Today I’ve got the coins I made for the Facebook swap group I run. Each month we do a swap with a theme. This month the theme I chose was “use your scraps”.

I chose this as I had lots of mini scraps on my desk of gelli prints and wanted to use them.

So I collaged the scraps onto coin bases and then mod podged them to give them a glossy finish.

I then embossed the Tim Holtz butterflies onto other scraps and fussy cut them out.

I then added gems and the sentiment which I embossed onto black card. I edged the coins with black gesso and called them done!

Love them!

And the project that I made to create the scraps … well I will be sharing that in another blog! Consider this a sneak peek!

Here are the daylight pics to show the colours better!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

Today I’ve got a tag I made for the UK stampers forum swap. I actually created this using the basket goodies I have been sharing the cards I made.

I started by using the gelli plate mop up as a background start. I then started adding some stamping using some old stamps and the Badass artchick number background stamp.

I added some torn bookprint down one side. Then I added more ink using a blending tool.

Next I worked on the focal point. A stamped fabric piece, a frame I painted and stamped. Then I added the butterfly embellishment to which I had added paint and embossing powder to.

Quite a grungy tag and a bit different from my usual style.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 6

Final two cards made from the basket challenge… yes I managed 12 in total!

This one took a bit of time to make as I used glossy texture paste over the inking and that takes a while to dry. I started with a mop up piece of card from spritzing the gelli plate. Then I added the stencil and added more ink before then adding the paste over the top.

I then decided to use the small Jofy flower stamp onto bookprint and used brusho to add colour.

I added gems to the centre of the flowers. Love how the stencilling is all glossy and raised.

This one is a simple case of paint added to the background, onto which I had added a strip of bookprint, and then some stencilling. I then added the stamping to the front and used the white embossing powder.

I added some pink and white posca pen doodling too!

So that’s the 12 cards I made…

… not bad considering they were all made in the course of one afternoon!

Loved this challenge… and ended up with a smaller pile of stuff on the desk at the end. (See below). It was much easier to tidy up as I hadn’t been getting lots out and so could easily put it back so will definitely have another go at this again in future.

With a reduced amount of supplies or colours you have to just get on with the creating. It really helps!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 5

Two more cards to share tonight…

This was a piece of book print on which I added lots of distress oxides keeping to the lime and the blue. I really love twisted citron.

I used stamping and added water to blend the colours.

I then added the stamped floral image from Alpaca Pals. I used a Pitt pen in grey to add shading to the image which gave it some more emphasis. I then added the sentiment to the card blank and some gems for added bling.

This is also using the twisted citron distress oxide for the background. I added stencilling and stamping.

I then added the stamped fabric panel, a painted canvas tag and the embossed butterfly embellishment.

Love these two twisted oxide dominated cards.

And here are the daylight photos to show the colours properly…

Happy crafting!

Catherine