Category Archives: Print Poetry

Postcard art swap

This month the theme at Postcard art swap was “red” so I created this postcard.

I used scraps of paper and painted cardstock that I adhered across the postcard base.

I edged the panel with black archival and then also distressed the top with some archival too to blend the background a little more.

Then I added the flower image (Alpaca Pals) which I stamped first onto the base and then also stamped and embossed onto the black cardstock and fussy cut out.

I added black wink of Stella to the flowers and called it done!

Simple and effective and a good use of scraps… think that’s three projects this month using scraps like this as a background.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bird and scraps ATC

I made this ATC using similar technique to the tag I shared yesterday… in fact the same stack of scraps was used.

I did however change it up quite a lot by coating the Whole ATC with the scraps and then blending distress ink over the top to change the colour.

Then I added one horizontal strip, along with some shimmery wallpaper scrap to give the bird something to sit on.

The bird is a new to me Alpaca Pals stamp which I embossed and then coloured using distress inks and water.

Really love how cute that bird is and can’t wait to use it again.

This ATC was a gift for someone I am doing a swap with called scrap my stash… we send each other a pile of our scraps and in return they send an ATC made using the scraps. Looking forward to seeing what they do with my scraps and what I get to play with in return.

Will no doubt blog what we do later this month.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Decorated tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

Almost every month I join in with the swap of a decorated tag over at UK stampers forum and this month I’ve decided to join in again.

I grabbed lots of strips of scrap paper that were sitting on my desk to coat a tag. They happened to have come from the Christmas papers but weren’t overtly Christmas designs so work for anytime of year.

Once glued down I scraped some gesso down the centre and as it’s old gesso it’s gone quite thick so perfect for stamping into as it holds the shape well. I used a random text stamp from an old magazine set.

Next I stamped the Art by Marlene beach hut stamp onto a panel of cardstock and added that to the front of the tag using dimensional tape.

I coloured elements of the stamp with my water colour pencils and added glossy accents to the roof to add more dimension.

I then added an Art by Marlene sticker as the title and doodled round it.

I finished the tag with black archival ink on the edge and some scraps of ribbon and twine through the top.

Love how this came out and pleased I could use up some of the off cuts that were on my desk for this tag.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: for a woman/girl

I couldn’t resist using this 2 Turtle doves knitting image when I saw the prompt was to create for a woman/girl over at CHNC. So many of my crafting girls are knitters so this is made with them in mind.

I coloured the image using my Prismacolour pencils.

I used papers and cardstock to layer up the image and the sentiment.

I also added the sequins to finish off.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Fathers Day (239)

Hi there and happy fathers day to all the dads (and the single parents who have to do twice the work!!!). 

Firstly I have the fathers day card I made for my hubby … the best dad I could wish to raise our daughter with! 

And if you think it looks familiar… it is actually using the bits I created as part of the crafty session on Tuesday.

I did change it up from the original a bit with the heat embossed heart, the additional panel to frame and the stamping on the side. But otherwise it is the brushos background and the Indigo Blu bare forest stamp. 

I also didn’t get round to making exactly the same as the samples. In fact I’ve so far made one ATC and am part way through finishing a couple of cards off too! 

Here is the ATC! 

I used the green torn paper from the hot air balloon card and the car from the painted card to create this. I just added some sewing and some texture paste through a stencil … oh and some raffle ticket bits too.

Love how this came out. I also added some blue and yellow neocolour to the edges and then some black ink. 

I did finish one card in class…  I only changed it a bit from the sample with a different focal stamp. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Arty session with the gang… male cards

Hi there. 

Tonight I have some time with my local crafty friends for playing with mixed media.  The plan for tonight is some cards suitable for men.

I find male cards difficult but still need to make them.  So thought this would be the good push I needed. 

Card one is this green hot air balloon one. I kept this relatively simple with some distress inking and embossing.

Card two is a vintage seaside one using distress oxides.

Then onto card three which is a brushos background, an indigo blu stamp and then some embossing for the sentiment.

And finally the painted card. I sort of threw everything at this… stencilling/stamping/doodling.

I used a Paperartsy Hot Picks stamp for the focal image.

So these are the samples which I’ve prepared.  Will have to see what we actually create tonight in between the chat! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine