Distress oxide ink, Remarkable you, Washi tape

Distress oxide vibrant tag

Another day… Another swap to share. This time a tag. 

Of course it is Distress Oxides and also probably one of the most vibrant things I have ever made! And then on top of this the challenge over at Paperartsy is using hybrid inks… So of course this is perfect for joining in their challenge. 

Stamping and stencilling and wrinkle free distress method for the background … then washi tape and some die cuts for the next layers. Finished with a stamped and watercoloured flower and a printed quote.

Lush! 

Love how this turned out. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine  

Brushos, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Clare Lloyd, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal, Washi tape, YouTube video

Replacement Patwits journal pages

Unfortunately one of our circle journals never made it back to its owner … and the lovely Chris who organises us all is without her journal. Some of us have made her pages to bind into a journal in the hope that it goes some way to replacing the lost artwork. 

Here is what I made… 

I added black gesso through the stencil, then some washi tape and then lots of bright brushos and added Matt medium to stabilise them. I love how this dragged some of the gesso across in streaks too. 

I then stamped onto separate panel the Hot Picks image and adhered that. Then stamped the sentiment below. I kept this page quite simple with just a little bit of gold pen accents.

The other side however was far more detailed and I’ve done this on YouTube so you can check out my process. 

However here is the finished page.

The whole process took several hours but I managed to get the video down to about 10 mins.

I was on a roll and thought why not make another page. 

I love paper piecing the Clare Lloyd girl. And the colours for this page really spoke to me.  The reverse side I have a different feel but with similar colours with the fun Lin Brown house stamp.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Washi tape

For ATC’S sake … 4

Today I have ATC number 4 to share. this was a quick cute one.

I used some book print I had already done some Gelli printing on as the base and added the pink paper and some cute stars to it.  Then I took some glittery washi tape and tore little strips which I put along the bottom half like a mosaic. The rabbit image is a digital stamp I had already got coloured in from ages ago and the word stickers are Tim Holtz ones.

Love this cute bunny rabbit and a cute ATC to carry on with the challenge..  361 to go! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Artful Days Goodie Box, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy - Ellen Vargo stamps, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Paperartsy Kim Dellow, PATWITS circle journal, Washi tape

Jules’ patwits circle journal 

Oh I am so behind on this project … I had the lovely Jules’ journal for weeks before I got started on it….in fact at least two weeks after I should have sent it on its way to the next person… ah well better late than never! 

So I chose a spread and started with a layer of book print and washi tape and masking tape creating texture a plenty. 

Next a layer of gesso to blend the different papers together. 

Then a sprinkling of bistre (just like Brusho but more coarse) in brown.  This came from the Artful Days goodie box I got a month or so ago and the book print made me reach for it. This was taken whilst it wad very wet. I knew with the gesso it would take on a creamier colour though so I knew the end result would be paler.

I love the way the puddles form on the page and react differently to the different surfaces.  I also love the splashes that spraying the way created too. I also know not to fall in love with it at this stage though as this is only a layer in the page… plenty more to go! 

Skip forward a day and the page is dry and time to attack it again! This time stamping and some paint and some ink. 

I kept adding more and more layer using ink and paint and stamps and stencils. 

Time to add the final pieces… and a title.  I knew I wanted go use the keys from the Artful Days goodie box. I added these and the title to the left hand side of the page and then made a little layered section on the right using more of the Bistre powder this time in with some glass bead gel and corrugated card and a piece of patterned paper.  

This was it when it was still wet. 

Love the colours i chose for this…. and how the page emerged without much prodding. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset, Washi tape

Random card for the stash 

​When I had some enforced sitting still time a few weeks ago I found a whole host of digital stamps that I had printed off that I decided to start colouring in.

I thought that this way I could just grab and start putting together cards from this pile and the paper stash easily to get them used up. 

So this is one of the cards I made starting this little process off! 

A little cute Christmas card using the Bugaboo digital stamp and the paper is an old scrapbook paper from the stash.

The image is coloured using Promarkers and I added some bling with some glittery washi tape.

I finished the card using a Kraft card blank and some Tim Holtz stickers.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Washi tape

Quick thank you card

It’s on days like today I am glad I prep ahead a little when I can and so have a blog post ready for you…. unfortunately having finally got over the cold from hell that has had made the family ill for weeks (and the hubby has started with again the last few days!), my body decided to pick up another illness of some kind so was rather sick in work this morning.. so although thankfully no longer queasy, I am feeling pretty sorry for myself in bed and not in any mood to get creative… so, here’s one I made earlier… lol! 

I made a quick card for a friend using my ATC sized bits and pieces stash! 

I added lots of lovely stamping and stencilling. I also added some strips of glitter washi… very nice effect… must remember that one again. 

A little bit of twine softened the effect and then a little sticker to finish off before adding the topper to the little blue card.

Entering this into the come and get it mixed media challenge.  

Happy crafting !

Catherine