Category Archives: Masks/Stencils

DT: CHNC: for a man or boy

This week for CHNC Hazel made us think of masculine cards… or at least cards suitable for men or boys.

I decided clean and simple was the best bet so masked off a square and added some Tumbled Glass ink with a stencil brush.

Then some trees in Iced spruce and a deer using black soot.

I then added the sentiment and a posca pen border. Simple and clean and I think suitable as a card for a man.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy fathers day

Happy fathers day to my dad!

It’s always a bit weird celebrating fathers day as it’s so close to my dad’s birthday… So he gets all his days in one go! Ah well! He knows he’s loved all year, doesn’t need a special day for it really!

Here is the card I made for him.

I used the gelli plate to add distress inks and then a little bit of stencilling and the boat image stamped. I then found some sentiments to create the little word labels.

Next I made some paper that matched for the mount and added this to the dark jade cardstock with the little gems as accents.

Love how peaceful the card is.

I made a similar style of card for the hubby too… but a different focal image.

Love this fun VW camper stamp.

Love to all the dad’s out there.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle artist trading coin

This month we have another ‘virtual challenge over at my coin swap group… maybe next month I will move back to postal ones … but will make that decision nearer the time.

So the theme for this month … circles. This was inspired by the stamp and stencils I recently bought from Aall & Create.

I used a gelli print that I had leftover from another project and added the stamping on top in black.

I added some details with pink posca pen and then added the die cut wonky circle which was cut from some funky wallpaper. I then added the title from a magazine cut up.

I then decided that the coin needed a bit more so grabbed some black gems.

I decided once I had made the coin to turn it into a little notecard as a little hello for a friend.

I decided that a pink panel would be a good idea … but then grabbed my pokey tool and some thread to add some sewing around the coin. I used a template for the holes which I recently rediscovered. Perfect fun!

Hope you like what I made.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Crazy coins

This month and last we switched to virtual challenges for my ATCoin group. Last month I chose the challenge of Bright and this month Crazy. I actually combined both for these coins.

I used gelli prints for the background which had lots of doodling on, and then the bird is a Paperartsy Zinski stamp which I added watercolour for the colouring.

I also added some glitter gems for added fun!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: bells!

This week’s challenge from Hazel is to include bells in our Christmas card design for CHNC.

I chose to add stars through a stencil using modelling paste and then stamped the bell inage in the centre. I added colour using watercolour pencils. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the banner and added it using foam pads.

It’s quite a simple but elegant design. I’m very happy with it. Love how the stencilling works and how clean and simple the design looks.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels tag book

Chris challenged us to use tickets and tags in some way as a journalling project. I slightly veered off the brief as it was meant to be expandable, but mine is just a little book…. But I used tags on every page so I think it’s close enough to the brief!

I decided to make the whole thing using gelli prints, and stash from the box of bits I have that included some preprinted quotes and some random bits of stash. So no new bits were really used. I also only used 1 stamp throughout which was the ticket stamp… very rare for me, but there was so much pattern going on with the gelli prints there was no need to add much more!

So here is a little video flip through… and then I have detailed pics later..

I started by having a good time gelli printing… mostly onto bookprint, but also some random scraps of paper too.

This gave me enough to cover the pages of the little journal signature and some tags from the stash…

Next I set to with 4 posca pens, an grey Pitt pen and some ink for edging and adding colour (black soot distress ink, black archival ink, peacock feathers distress oxide) and some scraps of book print or cream card and made each page up. I did each page as an individual page so although the patterns and colours repeat across the journal, each page has its own identity.

Super happy with this little project. Each page is 5×5 inches so similar to card front size I usually work on but nice to create with no specific aim and get a bit grungey!

Was also good to use some bits up I’ve had in a box for ages… the box however is still very full! Maybe I need to do more projects where I restrict myself to using stuff from the stash boxes and I might actually get them used up!

So that’s my project I’ve been making this Easter weekend whilst staying home. I am very glad my mojo came out to play and distract me. My anxiety has been kept at bay as I’ve avoided the news for 2 whole days! Now to eat some chocolate!

Happy crafting! And happy Easter!

Catherine