Embossing Folders, Everyday Enchantment, Gummiapan, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Postscript, Stitched framelits, Tea for Two, Tim Holtz, Watercolor wings

One sheet wonder

It has been a while since I did a one sheet wonder but I felt like having fun with paper and set to on this one sheet wonder project.

I tried to use up bits off the desk as I was building them after the initial cardstock mats etc. I built them up bit by bit too rather than just rushing in to get things stuck down.

So here was the starting point…

A piece of retired Stampin Up Tea for two dsp that I happen to love both sides of.

I teamed it with Early Espresso and old olive cardstock. The early espresso is also the coredinations cardstock so wonderful for distressing.

Next to start adding focal images…

A real hotchpotch of stuff going on… scraps of vellum, die cuts, images from magazine kits and embossing. I had so much fun popping images and scraps from the desk in with these.

So then I started assembling and decided I wanted sewing to feature on most with the quilted type paper as the inspiration. So I added machine stitching to most but not all and the started with the assembling and finishing off.

So I started with some images leftover from making cards magazine…

These first two don’t have any sewing but instead added some twine and ribbon. The next two however have sewing and the lovely cute images.

Now I move onto my fave stamp set… petal palette…

More die cutting and vellum and embossing and some pretty cards were created.

And finally three different cards … the gorgeous watercolour wings…

This one I created some inchies using the butterfly basics stamp set and heat embossed in clear the post script background stamp on the early espresso cardstock.

The last one uses a die of the white rabbit as a focal point. I adore this die and it was gifted to me by a kind friend… thanks M xxx

So there we have it… all of the cards from my one sheet wonder! Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did making them.

Such fun playing with this paper!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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

Art and crafting styles, Designer Series Paper, Panda Party, Tap tap tap

Use it up! Another batch of cards

I’ve been quite determined this year to use up paper packs and card kits I’ve got with magazines… and here is one from a Making Cards magazine from a while ago. I must admit I like their kits as they are usually quite funky and modern.

I thought this one would make some fun kids birthday cards and a few hello cards too.

I ended up with 8 6×4 cards and 1 4×4 card in total, supplementing the papers and images with some cardstock that I felt coordinated perfectly.

On most of the images I also added some touches of wink of Stella to add subtle shimmer and then either added sequins of card candi to embellish. On all of them I also added either the happy birthday from Panda Party or the Hi from Tap Tap Tap to add the sentiment.

Quite a simple cut and stick project but I enjoyed it… probably aided by the fact the images and papers are so cute!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, YouTube video

Brushos ATC’s flower numbers

Hello.

It’s been a little while since I shared a video with you… so today I have one making three ATCs for the UK stampers forum swap. And as per the theme of the last few days I have been a bit brusho mad!

So follow along with my process on the video.. and here is the final results

Really happy with all of these and how bright and cheery they ended up.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Designer Series Paper, Distress oxide ink, Sheena Douglass stamps, Sizzix

Bunny rabbit ATCs

The theme for this month’s ATC swap at Artful ATCs is rabbits and I chose to be a little creative in my interpretation and do one hare ATC and one rabbit ATC.

I used scraps of green patterned paper to create hills and then used my sewing machine to adhered them together and define them.

Then I added some distress oxide with a blending tool to add some more defintion.

The little rabbits were left from the Making Cards magazine papers that I used for theEaster cards I shared a few days ago.

The hare is a Sheena Douglass stamp that I haven’t used before and have had it in the stash waiting for the perfect moment to use it.

I stamped it straight onto the mountboard ATC using archival ink in Sepia. Then I got out the Brusho to colour the hare using the light and dark brown colours.

I finished it off with a little sprinkle of the light brown brusho so some of the separate colour crystals dilute as individual colours.

Love how this came out. And loved playing with brushos again.

So these were my swaps for April.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Howlstooth & Scaringbone, Mama Elephant

More woof and meow

I have some cards I made using the fab Mama Elephant stamps … this time the cats came out to play too.

I stamped the full image and coloured them with promarkers and then die cut the image using two different dies.

This gave me two different card toppers. I created the cards using bright Daffodil Delight cardstock and some scraps of papers. I like the bold look of using the promarkers… it creates a very different look to the watercolour.

For the Dogs I used watercolour pencils to colour them and again chose some scraps of paper and then some Crushed Curry cardstock for the bases.

So two different looks for these super cute stamped images and different from yesterday’s tag too. And love using part of the big image rather than just leaving it as it is… makes the set even more versatile.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper, Ribbons

Happy Easter

So tomorrow is Easter which in our house means chocolate! But I realise for others it has far more meaning. So sending wishes for you this Easter no matter what meaning you add to it.

I did make a set of Easter cards from a set of papers in a Making Cards magazine which I am sharing with you today.

I used the papers and images from the magazine, some scrap cardstock and ribbons and sequins from the stash to make these fun cards.

I started by fussy cutting the six bunny images which are super cute and then used the patterned papers to create backgrounds and multiple layers.

Then I chose cardstock from my stash I thought complimented the papers to mat and layer and added in doily pieces to soften too.

Then I went through the ribbon basket and pulled out twine and ribbons that I thought worked with the cards to add to them.

I either stamped an Easter sentiment from Stampin Up or used alpha stamps to create the sentiments choosing a few different ways to add the sentiments. Then added sequins in colours that worked with the cardstock colours and papers.

I love this final one with the netting bow. May have to buy more of this netting trim as it works so well for fun added texture for cards.

Hope you like my cute bunny Easter cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine