Category Archives: Masks/Stencils

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

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Circle journal for Debs

So I have another spread in a circle journal to share with you… this time in Deb’s journal. And her instructions were no stamps which added another challenge as I rarely do anything without a stamp or four! So here is what I did!I took the page and covered it with quotes from Midsummer night’s dream.Then I took the small square and circle gelli plates and added a patch work of prints using my team and lime colour scheme using the Paperartsy fresco finish paints.Love how this was shaping up. I also added some gelli prints to some book print.Next I added stencilling to all of it. I kept going this time with black gesso adding the details with a small brush and some more details added with the edge of a credit card.I also added some splatters to both the bookprint pieces and the background.I then cut and punched circles put of the book print…Then I assembled it into a formation that appealed…And the set to working on giving it definition.I used the sewing machine to add some texture and some extra interest. I used Inktense pencils to add to the circles and then added doilies to add a different texture and some additional white into the page.Finally I added some pen marks and some stickers for the title of the page and some washi which I thought helped with the framing of the focal element.Happy with how this came out and how different it is. Really struggled with the no stamps but managed it. And love the gelli printed background over the handwriting.

Hope Debs likes it too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Jofy tag for UK Stampers Forum

Here is the tag I made for this month’s swap at UK stampers forum.

I started with a gelli printed tag and added tissue wrap and then leftover bits from the gelli printed ATCs I made last month.

This made a colourful and patterned start!

I added some definition using Inktense pencils and a stamped image from Jofy which I embossed.

I then added colour into the image using the Inktense pencils.

I stamped the butterflies onto thick cardstock and watercoloured them using the Inktense pencils.

Next I added the butterflies onto the tag and added Wink of Stella to them to make them shimmer.

I added more white using a gel pen and white embossing for the sentiment.

Added some white ribbon and that’s the tag done.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Another spray background card

A few days ago I shared a card for the Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog where the challenge is to use a Spray.

Well once my hands were stained from one lot of Dylusions ink I might as well make another card!

This time I used the reds and pinks and yellows (it also had a little of the teal it picked up from a stencil!).

This time I used water to ghost the ink and create a subtle pattern in the background.

I then did some stamping using the Gummiapan text stamp, the Timeless Textures, the Be Crafty Banksy inspired stamp and some Alpaca Pals text stamps.

You can’t see it too well on the picture but I also sprayed the resist spray and added some embossing powder to it on one side through a stencil. It didn’t work out well but it adds some fun texture regardless.

I added lots of marks using black and white pens and I love this urban graphic themed card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge: Use a spray

Hi!

Today’s blog is a design team contribution that I made at the very last minute and still have stained hands as a result.

The challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond is to Use a Spray and I’ve used my good but very messy Dylusions sprays!

So I started with a piece of card and a stencil and some cool colours of inks…

And I have no control using Dylusions so this saturated the card, bled under the stencil, and made the desk very messy!

But still a cool effect once dry. I did also try a little imprint of the stencil using the excess ink which was fun.

Next I used the white Dylusions ink and a different stencil.

This again puddles ink a little but some areas the circles were more defined.

I then added more yellow ink using a circle aperture to make it only in the centre.

I dried the cardstock and trimmed it down to become a card topper and then started stamping and doodling to create this card.

I used stanps from Alpaca Pals and a Tim Holtz die to finish off.

Love how this looks.

The variance in colour in the background and the subtle patterns are really cool.

Hope you like my experiment with sprays. Please grab your own sprays and join us on the blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Rainbow ATCs

Today I have the three rainbow ATCs I made for UK Stampers Forum swap.

I started with gelli printing a rainbow blend of colours onto book print.And then I added stencilling.Then I used the rainbow stencil from Aall and create and black gesso.Next I cut some card to the right size for ATCs and added it to the back of the prints. Once the glue dried I cut them down.Then I stamped the sentiment from Sunshine and Rainbows stamp set and edged each one with black.Done and dusted!Happy crafting!Catherine