Design Team, Dies, Digital stamps, Polka Dot Parade, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: Craft your passion challenges 

The lovely Louby Lou are sponsoring this weeks Always Anything Goes challenge at Craft your passion.  They allowed me to use this very cute Beach Babe Britt for my card.

I teamed it with beach hut dsp from the stash and some twine, die cut panel and some candi dots.  Super cute! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Brushos, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Embossing Folders, Masks/Stencils, Polka Dot Parade, Timeless Textures, Washi tape

Make your own sunshine

I have another sample made for the Art journalling session theme of weather and or seasons.

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I chose to work on a page in my Dylusions journal and it was one that had some ink wiped off onto it from other projects.  Looking at this I decided I wanted a watery look to the page.  I did however have some bits of scrap paper on the desk so I decided to get these onto the page first.

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I tore them up and placed them fairly randomly around the page. Then gave it a coat of gesso to tone it down and give it some tooth.

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Next to add the watery colour… I couldn’t resist getting the Brushos out.

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Turquoise and yellow brushos applied quite generously and with plenty of bursts of water.

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Then added some aquamarine too in a few places to give a different tone of colours.

After ten minutes it was drying nicely.

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And after a few hours it looked fabulous.

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Next it was time for some more texture.

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I coloured some texture paste with some yellow brusho to make it a light yellow colour. I used a stencil from Balzer designs and stencilled some of the circles.

Then I took a Paperartsy stencil and added some gesso through that to create some white elements.

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Once the texture paste and gesso were dry I added some ink to a Tim Holtz embossing folder which is like sun beams and then spritzed it and used it like a stamp so the beams come from the centre of the page.

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This looks better once dry than it does here. Then I added some stamping using the Timeless Textures stamps to add some more pattern and texture.

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I then chose my title based on something pinned on Pinterest for the group.  I used lots of different alphas to create the title and them used a white pen to finish it off.  I also added some bits of washi tape to add more colour and texture to the page. 

The last addition was a bit of green spray ink I had in a little Tim Holtz spray bottle. Think it might have been aquatint but not sure… anyway I gave a few spritzes and jobs a good’un!!!

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This is the finished page.  How lovely and fresh. 

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Hope that you like the finished page.  I am pleased with it.

Happy crafting!

Catherine