Swirly Scribble thinlits, Watercolor wings

Swirly scribble framelit card

I saw an idea on Pintrest that I wanted to have a go at using the swirly scribbles framelits to peep through a white card to a colourful background. Of course I now can’t find the original inspiration pin. But thanks for the inspiration whoever came up with the idea. 

I created a background using a couple of inks colours and some water.  Then I layered up the white cardstock and cut two panels to the same size (larger than the final die I used to cut them out). 

Then I took the white panel and die cut the swirls.  I then sat the main die back in place and then adhered the two side pieces onto the background.  I then adhered each section back into the gaps before I then took out the die cut. 

I then die cut the panel into a card topper. 

I love how this came out and then added the butterfly from Watercolour wings and edged the panel with the same pink ink. 

Finally added the little glitter gems to embellish 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Gorjuss, Marbled, Promarkers, Letraset, Stitched framelits

Happy birthday Eleanor

My cousins little girl turned 5 earlier last month but I’ve only just managed to get the card and present to her. I really am rubbish at posting things out! Here is the card I made for her. 

She is a girly girl so it was nice to pull out the pretty colours and gorjuss girl stamp to make this. 

I used the fabulous Marbled stamp to create the background paper using Crisp cantaloupe. The embossed paper was gifted me in a swap and I just added a little of the ink with a blending tool to tone it in with the background. I added a stitched circle die cut too that I blended the ink onto lightly.

Then I coloured the girl in with promarkers and added some copper thread behind her. I then die cut the sentiment from the copper foil sheet.

Love how this came out. I chose three sequins to add the necessary bling! 

And a positive coming from the lateness of me passing over the cars is that this qualifies for the “lots of layers” challenge at Always fun challenges blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Burlap, Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Half full, Stitched framelits, Timeless Textures

Scraps off the desk… 347-351

Scraps off the desk always make interesting starting point for ATCs…. and here are some examples… These were using some pieces of paper I had wiped stamps off when playing with my gelli plate, distress oxides and the Burlap stamp.   I added different stamps and different finishes to them to make these ATCs…

1. Dreams take flight.

The feather stamp and sentiment came with a magazine. It’s a two step stamp and I stamped the base and the top in different colours of distress oxide and then added clear emboss to the top layer. I had made sure I dried it in between to only add the embossing on the top layer as the distress oxide can stay wet a while. I then heat embossed the sentiment in Black to make sure it stood out. 

I added a delicate amount of the black soot to the edge and then added a strip of turquoise gems down one side before mounting it on Fresh Fig cardstock.

2. Ruffle your feathers…

This is very similar to the one above but with a different colour scheme and some additional stamping using the Timeless Textures stamps and of course distress oxides again! 

3. Map your dreams…

This time I added a torn piece of map paper and some machine sewing to add texture and some different effects.

4. Fly

Same approach as the one above but this time a die cut and some heat embossing of the gorgeous birdcage image. Then I added the label word to add a graphic element.

5. Layers with wine

This time I took several pieces of the leftover scrap paper, tore them, inked the edges and layered them up. The top piece j added the stamped image from half full stamp set and added a little bit of colour to the grapes and outside edge to add definition. Love how all the layers coordinate and yet provide distinct layers.

So that’s 5 different ways of approaching the scraps on the table and turning them into mini artworks.  Very happy with these! 

And now only 16 to go to the target… whoop! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Artful Days Goodie Box, Badass Chick, Crafters Companion flourish, Infusions - Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Sizzix, YouTube video

Mini pink canvas

Today I have a mini canvas to share with you that I’ve made for a swap. The theme for the swap is pink and to raise awareness of breast cancer. 

So let’s talk about that first. I have several breast cancer survivors in my group of friends and unfortunately one friend who lost her fight a few years ago. So understandably this is something close to my heart! 

What can you do? Well …

  • checking yourself monthly for changes and abnormalities is one simple thing. Catching it early significantly improves your chances of surviving.  
  • Attending routine screening appointments is another simple thing… if they send you an appointment through the post, prioritise it… you are important and your health is critically important.
  • Spread the message… these two things are simple to tell people about.

And finally… support charities who are supporting those with cancer and those trying to find cures… do what you can and we can hope for a future where breast cancer isn’t an issue.

Ok … So now the crafting… I made a 4×4 canvas board and videoed the process… it’s always fun to watch me create after all!!! (Well that’s what I am told).

And here are some close ups…. it was nice to just play with no real expectation of the outcome.

Love the sentiment from Badass artchick stamps too! It felt so right for this project theme.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Brushos, Gelli Plate, Happy Celebrations, Serene Silhouettes, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Watercolor wash, Watercolor wings, Watercolor words

Wow with Watercolour class

Hi

Tonight friends will be gathering at mine for a crafting session where the theme I chose was watercolour!   Now given I am not an art teacher nor do I know how to watercolour in the way you might be thinking…. I instead chose to add colour in a watery way… or use stamps designed to give a water colour appearance. 

So here is what I have got prepped… 

Watercolour wings with brushos and some embossing. 

Watercolour words with some inky circles using a gelli plate.

Watercolour wash background stamp with a silhouette.

And finally… 

A scrapbook page just for a change. Using the gelli plate to add the inky large circles and the circles from Happy Celebrations set which I applied ink to using the Stampin Write markers to keep with the sketchy look. 

Hopefully we will get through these projects in no time at all… or at least get most of them done! Regardless I am sure we will have fun! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Dies, Happy Celebrations, Marbled

I made a card… whoop!

Ok so the title of the post is a little uninspired… but given how I still feel pretty grotty it is the best I can do! 

I managed a while in the craft room though and made a card. I had no plan and just set my camera to record and this is what I came up with… 

Loving the marbled background (so elegant) and the ombre Happy and then the shimmery die cut dragonfly.  Such fun! 

Enjoy watching my jabbering on video here! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Decorative Dots, Stitched framelits

Happy birthday Grace… for tomorrow

Shhhhhh…. don’t tell Grace but I’m posting the card I made her early! Ha ha! 

This is a card for one of the princess’ friends who turns 12 tomorrow and is slightly flamingo obsessed! 

So i spotted this stamp in the range and bought it with her in mind…

I’d love the SU flamingo stamp layering set but didn’t have time to buy it ready for her birthday…. doh! Maybe for next year’s. 

So instead I stamped in smoky slate and added colour using the retired but still one of my favourite inks… Crisp Cantaloupe. Once it was dry I added wink of stella over the top. 

I die cut the flaming using the stitched shapes and then layered up with some crumb cake which I embossed using decorative dots folder.

The background of the powder pink cardstock I added some feathers which I heat embossed with frantage to add the glitter and white texture.  Then I added the sentiment and her name.

Inside the card I stamped the flamingo again and then coloured and added the shimmer.

And here is a close up of the front… 

Happy with how this came together and will definitely be using this fun stamp again. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine