Brushos, Distress oxide ink, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Print Poetry

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 

Brushos, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Print Poetry

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 

    Design Team, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Print Poetry

    DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

    Hello… it’s March the first… so happy St. David’s Day and even more importantly … Happy birthday to my Auntie M! X

    Today I have my contribution towards the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.

    I found this fab paper (Print poetry from stampin up) in the stash and realised that the writing stamp from Paperartsy would work well with it! 

    I decided to emboss the image and sentiment to add some texture to the card. I also made the card blank out of the soft suede cardstock that goes so well with the paper.

    Now off to see what my team mates on the design team for the blog have been making… 

    Happy crafting! 

    Catherine 

    Canvas and Mixed Media art, Designer Series Paper, Print Poetry

    She Art minatures for art journalling session

    It’s been a while since I created any she art like that Christy Tomlinson creates… but this was requested for our art journalling session… and I don’t like to say no! Only problem was this was scheduled for October and due to some emotional frailties on my behalf I had to cancel last minute. Fortunately the gang were understanding and I postponed the session till tomorrow.

    I usually create she art for canvases on a larger scale but have done notebook covers and a couple of cards before now so knew it was possible.  I started creating this sample on a 5.5 x 6 piece of cardstock.

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    She became sample number 1!

    I have another couple of samples to share tomorrow along with hopefully some fab pages the others create.

    Happy crafting!

    Catherine

    Festival of Trees, Print Poetry, Punches, Treesday!

    Treesday… UTube inspired!

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    This card was entirely inspired by a video I watched on UTube when getting a template for doing a popup box card a month or so ago… When I spotted this I couldn’t resist having a go myself!
    here is the link to the video… check it out!

    I used Print Poetry dsp from the xmas box, some cherry cobbler cardstock, some houses that were free stamps on a magazine some time ago embossed in white and then some of the fab Festival of Trees stamps that had started this whole Treesday thing off! I also added some card candi as the finishing touches…

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    Love how this turned out… I don’t think I have the patience to make many of them, but think they are very cute and not the most difficult things to make. Think they are also much more fun in this dimension, than the traditional way round. 

    I am also entering this for The Pink Elephant Challenge… Use green and the Pile it on challenge to use three of something… Three card candi! 

    Happy crafting! 

    Catherine

    Boho Blossoms, Builder Bird, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Hello Doily, Language of Friendship, Print Poetry, Random Crafts, Washi tape

    ATC swap… July … Summer

    Today I went back to work after about 7 weeks off sick. I can’t say that I was looking forward to getting in but my team made it easy for me to adjust to work again.

    Anyway… As back at work I have a catch up post for you!

    Last month I shared with you my Birds ATC’s made for a swap amongst friends… This months theme is Summer … And although the swap was for July I actually made these in June as I enjoyed making the June ones so much I was inspired!

    I started in much the same fashion, with using a playing card as a template onto watercolour paper, and some watercolour paints… But this time a sunny yellow sun!

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    … Well ok, more of a sunny yellow corner!!!

    As I was doing this, I was losing confidence in my watercolouring skills … Mainly due to the tools I had to hand, so when I got back to my desk, I grabbed stamps instead!

    Out came the fabulous hello Doily stamp, and some Daffodil Delight ink… And a pretty patterned sun was born!

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    I added the random summer word stamping along the bottom in the Calypso Coral and cut out the little topper.

    Next to think about a base. I decided on this fabulous Gumball Green patterned paper from Print Poetry DSP stack which I have had for a while and not touched!

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    I thought the addition of the washi tape also added a little more to the topper. Then to choose the feature. Well flowers are always fun, but though rather than plumping for my current favourite flowers … Petite petals … I would use the ones from Language of Friendship with the Boho Blossoms punch as I rarely use these and they are cute. I also punched the leaves with the Builder Bird punch.

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    I finished off with a dot of stickles for the flowers and then mounted them onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and rounded the corners (& of course added the ATC stamp on the back for the title).

    The next months theme is time so going to try different techniques this month… No watercolour paper in sight!

    Happy crafting!

    Catherine