Designer Series Paper

Dogs with glasses

I am back from my weekend away and will be editing pics etc of whatvi made in the next couple of days and sharing them… but for now a post I had preparws… I found these fabulous images of dogs with glasses on in the stash of Making Cards magazine and needed to use them. I am currently trying to work through the backlog of the magazine stash and some of my patterned papers as I really have far too many!

Had of course to add glossy accents to the lens’ of the glasses to give them shine and dimension.

Aren’t these the cutest ever? Love the knitwear on two of them… they just look so cuddly!

So here we go four more cards for the stash and some more stash worked through!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper

Mixing up magazine papers

Still working with those Making Cards magazine images but this time teaming them with very different papers… these are from my stash but I know I originally got them from a magazine too… just can’t remember which one!

I love the soft finish to these… completely different from the bright rainbow papers that the images actually came with. As with all these images I added Wink of Stella for shimmer and glossy accents for shine and dimension on parts of the images.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper

Birds of a feather cards

Today I’ve got three cards to share… all of which were made with papers from Making Cards magazine.

All three feature the cute bird illustrations and kraft coloured card blanks. I also used my gold sharpie to edge some elements to add some shine and metallic finish.

I added card candi for embellishment and Craftwork Cards die cut sentiment labels to finish.

Love these earthy natural finish cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper

Baby cards… with the Making Cards images

You may remember I made some cards at the weekend using Making Cards magazine supplies… well here are two more which are linked together because of the sentiment stamp I used rather than for any other reason.

I thought the images lent themselves to new baby cards… so these are what I made.

Both used some papers from the stash and either used glossy accents or wink of Stella to add shimmer and shine.

Love these cute images and the way the cards came together.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Claritystamps, Howlstooth & Scaringbone, Postscript

DT Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

I have the card I made for father’s day for my Dad to share with you as my design team entry for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.

I started with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped Postscript over it before then adding the turquoise ink with a clarity stencil brush. Then I added a piece of the patterned paper as a contrast. Sometimes that’s all you need for a patterned paper to do. Next I stamped and cut out and watercoloured the plane from a Creative Stamping stamp set.

To add the sentiment I used the Claritystamp alpha stamps … forgot how much I love these so it was good to dig them out and use them!

So this is my design team contribution for this month… don’t forget to check out the blog and why not join in?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Kim Dellow, Sizzix, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap

Two artist trading coins

Last night I had a spare hour whilst the hubby watched men kicking a ball up and down a field and the child was doing a similar activity in the garden with her friend so decided to make a couple of coins from some mountboard I had leftover on the desk.

I started with a piece of Tim Holtz tissue wrap and added that with a coat of gesso over it. Then I added distress oxides in Fossilized Amber, candied apple and peacock feathers.

Next I added some stamping using one of the Kim Dellow Paperartsy sets. Then chose to add versamark through a stencil … forgetting that the oxides would also grab the powder … but as I had no definite plan and was just creating a background I didn’t mind. The powder I chose was a mixed batch I have in a pot when I mixed a few colours together.

I then cut out the coins using the sizzix die… one moved slightly and it has a small flat bit on one side but not enough to matter!

Next I stamped and cut out the Kim Dellow flowers and also die cut some stems from black cardstock for in the background.

I coloured the flowers with the same colour of distress oxides as the background and then stuck them all down. I also added some highlights with a versamarker pen and added more embossing powder.

I then added the sentiments and decided I wanted to coat them completely in clear embossing to create a glazed tile effect. Three layers later I was happy with these… although they are difficult to photograph due to the shine and dimension.

A question about sealing your artwork came up on a facebook group I am a member of … this is by far my favourite way of doing it and it can completely transform the artwork, especially if there is dimension involved. Love it!

So another set to satisfy my new obsession for these little works of circular art. And don’t forget about the Facebook swap group …. there is still time to get your Light and Dark coins to me! Check it out here!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Inktense, Derwent, Modern Medley

Happy Fathers day!

Yes its fathers day so I have a card I made for the hubby… because although he’s not my father he is the best father I could have asked for to raise our princess with!

He is sci-fi mad so couldn’t resist using this digi image to create the focal image. Then teamed it with black and cream papers for a monochrome look with just the little pop of red on the astronaut! I added a little red heart to the flag to finish it off too!

On the visor and the heart I also added glossy accents to give it dimension and shine.

Happy crafting!

Catherine