Today I am sharing the collection of twinchies I made for the coin group recipients. I kept them all similar in terms of stamped and coloured butterflies using pencils as my medium and then washi and card for the background. But they all still were individual and in little sets to keep me from boredom!I started with all the colouring, all done in front of the tv!Didn’t use posh pencils just some crayola and Whsmiths own brand ones.Then cut them out … most I did by hand, some I punched with a circle punch.Then I started making up the twinchies from card scraps I had on the desk and using different washi tape (and in a couple of cases some gelli printed bookprint that was on the desk!).I kept on going with this idea until I had enough for all the recipients!A real kaleidoscope of butterflies!Happy crafting!Catherine
Another circle journal to share with you today, this time for Tricia.
It is a lovely Kraft background to work on so I decided to go for a white gesso messy background.
In addition to the gesso dry brushing I added some stamping in white craft ink. I used a mixture of stamps from Hot Picks and this gave me a nice finish.
Next I started pulling papers and ribbons from my stash and putting them together as I fancied a layered piece and plenty of sewing. So out came the sewing machine.
Then I got the Neocolours out and added some shading and definition to the layers and added some details.
Next I started bringing together the focal images and started building up the pages. I decided to add images from the stamped fabric stash from our weekend with James Sharpe. I think Tricia (who I was lucky enough to sit opposite all weekend) would appreciate seeing me using them.
I also grabbed tags from an Artful Days kit and added them in, but before they made it into the final pages I added distress inks to change the colour a little. I also decided to add some more details to the layers with a bit of stamping and added some shimmery watercolour to add a different texture, oh and I moved things round a little on the final pages so that Albert was on the other side!
Next I added rub ons and sentiment stickers to the page. I also added some splattered black soot distress ink and some white pen marks.
And then I grabbed the black puffy paint and added some dots around the pages as embellishments. And I called it finished!
Love how eclectic this is and love that white background behind the pop of lime and teal colours.
Also love all the loose threads that come from me being a messy sewer and the loose edges to the layers. Those rub ons also work well in keeping the layers light and fresh.
Hopefully Tricia likes what I made too… and now it is time for me to start work on the next journal.
Today I am sharing the tag I made for last month’s swap at UK stampers forum.
I decided to use a new Gorjuss Girl stamp and paper piece and mask her to add more stamping and blended ink behind her.
I kept the colours bright and spring like using Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Peacock feathers for the blending and stamping behind the girl. I also used some washi tape and stickers to add embellishments.
I paper pieced her outfit using Art by Marlene collage paper as the colours were perfect on the scrap I had out on the desk already. I also love using the coloured staples for adding an embellishment along with the sequins.
So it’s the day of Cupid so it is time to share the card I made for the hubby…
I decided to go with this cute digital stamp image and washi tape for the background. Then stamped hearts and the sentiments to frame the cluster. I then heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock.
I added some dots of enamel accents to finish off.
At the weekend I came across some memories and more project life type cards I had left in my stash from a class that my friend Helen did about a year and a half ago so decided to use them up…
I also combined this with some washi tape as I rarely get round to using my washi stash and it seemed like a good plan in my #31productchallenge.
So I added washi to both cards in different ways and created these two fun cards.
My lovely friend Chris created some coins as a swap so I made her three to trade.
I used the leftover background I made as part of the masterboard and then added some pen marks in glitter gel pen.
Then added both text print and washi tape, then added eyelets to the sentiment. Though each I added the paper ribbon as an additional element.
I then added the ticket images that were stamped on fabric I got at the James Sharpe weekend. I thought adding them for these swaps would be a perfect addition.
Then I chose the Tim Holtz sticker as the titles and mounted them onto the Emerald envy cardstock cut to size.
Just to prove that this stamp set doesn’t have to just be for sympathy cards…
I again used brusho to stamp technique I had got from Understand Blue YouTube channel… seriously this is a very talented artist. I love her work. I now need to look at other stamps I can play with this technique for!
This time there was more water involved and I did use a wet brush to move the colour a little.
I added glitter washi tape to the card base and then under the sentiment to add some sparkle.
Entering this for the challenge at your next stamp using the colours as inspiration.
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.
I had to do the other side of the journal page that I shared yesterday and chose a completely different colour scheme.
I chose to cover even less of the background with paint and instead layered up some papers and washi tape to create the main base and then added some paints to it. I also added rub ons and some doodles.
Then I assembled lots of layers for under the main image of the Darcy heart.
I chose to use some neon pink painted card and some alcohol ink coloured vellum along with some copper thread. I heat embossed the heart onto some painted paper and then added gold pen around the edge to give it a gilded look.
This more junk journal approach really spoke to me when I made it… and contrasted lots to the previous page.
I also have a little extra for Hazel as I made a little piece for inside the envelope too…
This is again very different from the other pages. I really wanted to play with the Chunky Rust embossing powder from Seth Apter. This gave me the perfect opportunity.
First I created an earthy and rustic backgroynd with paints and stamping. Then I added the lino print style house onto another piece of painted paper.
I then took a piece of card and added lots of layers of the rust embossing on it. I also added more of it to the panel in a more organic way around the edges. Love how this looks.
So overall three very different pieces of art for Hazel in her cool journal.
Another mixed media project from last night … a bookmark with a feather and green was the challenge.
Once again I stuck the video on… here is the link.
Hope you enjoy!