Artful Days Goodie Box, Designer Series Paper, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Marbled, Masks/Stencils, Panda Party, Stitched framelits, YouTube video

Making Cards magazine catitude set

I obsessively watch YouTube videos where the artist takes a subscription stamp set like the ones from Simon says stamp or Hero Arts, and makes 10 cards. I would love to have those subscriptions but given they cost around $40 and then add on the additional $15 for postage to the UK it’s not going to happen!

So as I do have a monthly subscription to Making Cards magazine and this month there are some stamps in the kit… I did my own video… but as you will see it’s a long one! Lol! Think if I was to do it again it would have to be in two parts.

Anyways… the cards I made.

A simple stamped one to make my own patterned paper using the stamps.

Using the bright paper and a stencil to make the focal image pop.

A floating image using acetate and the fun paper. You will have to watch the video to see what a mess I made of this when making it! Lol.

This time one of the fab and funky motivational type pieces with the patterned paper and some embossed card and a flower.

A fresco finish painty background and simple die cutting of the paper and card. Love this bright and cheery background.

Another simple exercise of cutting and sticking. Love this cute stretching cat!

And more paper pieces and fun patterns. Added clear embossing to the sentiment to give it shine and texture and love the little bit of vellum too.

Love the oxide background with the white embossed cats … even if the Whisper white is the wrong paper entirely for adding water based mediums to! And those blobs of enamel accents were a pain to get right!

Added some stamping of the Marvled background stamp to this … I thought it was the perfect touch with this quote panel.

Quirky cats mean a quirkly placed focal images! Love this fun card and the cut out chevrons.

So I have loads of the papers left but figured 10 cards was enough given the video was already ridiculously long!

Sorry about the shadows from the window frame but here they all are!

Let me know if you enjoyed this different crafting adventure. Oh and I have to also leave you with my hubbys version of a crafting video… He was slightly drunk and wouldn’t stop interrupting me video until he had done his own version! Just love the sound of the princess and her friend laughing at him!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Canvas and Mixed Media art, Distress Crayons, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Masks/Stencils

Stick with it … Got there eventually!

Today I have a journal page I’ve had “in progress” for a long time…. probably over a year in fact waiting for me to find the perfect finishing touch. And it turned out these vintage photo printouts I had were It!

Once I fussy cut them out and stuck them down I knew straight away I was happy with the page and with a few Tim Holtz stickers the page was done!

So the page was gelatos and distress crayons and black gesso and transluscent texture paste and bits of book print in the background… I think that pretty much covers it although also may have added some pencil shading and outlining too. Oh and white paint pen doodling too.

Sometimes you just need to have patience and wait for the perfect element to present itself!

Entering this into the Anything Mixed media goes challenge at Creative Artiste mixed media blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Playing in my journal

On Sunday I treated myself to a few hours of play in my art journal… here is the result.

I videoed the process which you can check out on YouTube. It really wasn’t going to plan at one point with the page disintegrating but I pulled it back from the brink and happy with the results.

Love the bright colours and fun textures I achieved and most of all enjoyed playing with paint and paper.

Love love love playing with no agenda.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, YouTube video

Paperartsy box challenge

So the challenge over at Paperartsy blogthis week is boxes! So I have been playing with box cards but this time decided to actually decorate a box. And I filmed it… here is the link to YouTube.

Here are the final shots in daylight to show the colours better.

I adore this colour palette and am happy with how it turned out… perfect for my 52 cards challenge collection.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Finishing off Rebecca’s journal

Last piece for Rebecca’s journal…

This time bright and warm fresco paints over a patterned paper piece…

Lots of text stamping and some stencilling. Splatters and grungy edging to provide a graffiti style page.

Love how all of the art work works together but also are completely separate pieces.

Hopefully Rebecca likes them as much as I enjoyed working on them.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Baked Texture embossing powder, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy

Rebecca’s envelope journal continued

So continuing from yesterday’s art journal page I have one of the other pieces I made which is for the back of the piece…

The rule that Rebecca had was that I should choose colours in opposition to the page before it … well I had navy and black on the page before and so I went orange and brown for my page to face.

I actually painted this onto a separate piece of patterned paper and stuck it to the page afterwards (which I had edged in black gesso).

The page itself has lots of layers of fresco finish paints … buff, mahogany, cheesecake, autumn fire and mermaid to name but a few! It then has stamping in archival and distress oxides and some embossing with clear emboss. The main image is the Darcy seed flower which I stamped in versamark and then used the Seth Apter baked texture embossing powder. I also added shading to it with a big brush pen and some white highlights using a white paint sharpie.

The bottom of the page I added two layers of the baked texture embossing powder and one of the clear emboss to create some ground.

I then added the Tim Holtz stickers that spoke to me.

Brushos, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, Washi tape

PATWITS circle journal for Rebecca

Rebecca’s envelope journal was a strange but wonderful construction and she had not bound the pages which made this a lot easier to work on.

I actually videoed the process so here is the link to that.

And the page…

I had no plan before I started but wanted a page with lots of texture… and of course my medium of choice recently… Brushos!

I then decided it was the perfect canvas for Darcy’s new stamps.

What I didn’t show on the video was the stitching I did to frame the piece using the sewing machine. I used a couple of different colour threads and different types of stitches.

Also after the page was finished I had to do the flaps that fold in… so I chose to stick to the Darcy stamps but chose an older set and did some basic painting to make them contrast but work with the art on the inside.

There was also the front and back to be done… but that will have to be for another blog post.

Hope Rebecca likes the whimsical gentle page I did for her.

Happy crafting!

Catherine