Dylusions spray inks, Magical day, Magical Mates, Masks/Stencils

Rainbow and unicorn postcard

OK so today’s blog is actually a project I started way back in November (as in that’s when the swap should have happened and I gathered the supplies and the idea) but only finished last weekend.

The postcard art swap group I belong to on Facebook had the theme of unicorns and rainbows for November but due to a busy old time, and then Covid and then Christmas my recipient Pat only actually got my postcard this week. Ah well better late than never!

I also forgot to take a pic of the postcard before I sent it… so this pic is the one Pat posted when she received it!

I took some cardstock that was a bit glossy and used both Dylusions spray inks and distress stains to add the colourful background. Once it was dry I added texture paste and black gesso through the stencil (aall & create) to create the rainbow arch.

The unicorn is from the Magical Day set and after colouring with promarkers I added wink of Stella and glossy accents.

Once dry I adhered it on the panel and then chose the sentiment from the Art by Marlene sticker book which I mounted and also added the glossy accents to.

I then double mounted the panel to make the postcard nice and sturdy.

Love this colourful and whimsical postcard.

Now for my slice of life… brunch, meal prep, a walk in the ice and snow, crafting, tea time and Wandavision… a fab chilled out day! Need I say more? And I’ve made this months postcard swap before the month ends ready for posting tomorrow and blogging next week. Result!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

P.s. thanks Pat for the pic 😀

Inktense, Derwent, Magical day, Magical Mates, Masks/Stencils, Watercolour paints

Bunting for UK stampers forum

Last in our current round of bunting for UK stampers forum and there is an Anything Goes theme this month.

I started with a watercolour background and a bit of random stamping and then added some papers and edged them with Inktense pencil. Next I added some texture through a stencil.

This made me go for an underwater theme…

I chose to stamp the mermaid from Magical Days onto some glossy cardstock I had added distress oxides to. Then I die cut it out.

Next I found a die cut in the stash as a gift with a swap that worked perfectly… I heat embossed it and then added some bubble stamping on the background.

Next I adhered everything and then stamped and embossed a sentiment from another stamp set.

I then added some silver posca pen dots to frame the bunting.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Magical day, Magical Mates, Promarkers, Letraset

I’m back! More swaps!

Sorry I’ve been missing the last few days as been super busy at work and too exhausted to craft when I got home. But tonight I grabbed some me time in the craft room!

The theme for this month’s ATCs at UK stampers forum is red white and blue… and I decided on some magical themed cards.

I grabbed the first bit of red patterned paper I could find and tore that and then some blue denim coloured fabric and frayed the edges. Then I chose the wizard from the Magical Day stamps and coloured him with promarkers.

After die cutting him I then added Wink of Stella to his hat and robe and then added the highlight with white gel pen.

I finished off the edge of the white cards with a promarker to tie in the colour.

Then I stamped in white ink the little magic dust and added a dot of glossy accents to each to give them dimension.

Love how they came out … very different ATCs from my usual ones.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Magical day, Magical Mates, Rainbow Builder, Sunshine & Rainbows

Unicorn pop up box

During yesterday’s mammoth crafting session I wanted to make a fun pop up box card using both Magical Day and Sunshine and Rainbows stamp and die sets.

I started with a base of the Tranquil Tide cardstock and made the base using instructions I found online.

I stamped the unicorn a couple of times using grey archival ink. Then I added colour using SU inks and a water brush. Then coated them in wink of Stella and die cut them.

Rather than die cut lots of coloured cardstock for the rainbow I die cut them from white and used the same colours for the unicorn and watercoloured them.

I die cut the clouds from the white and the sun which I had stamped in Daffodil Delight. I also stamped the sentiment and diecut that separating the first and second part of the sentiment.

For the paper I added some from the latest Making Cards magazine as the rainbows matched so well. For the background I created a sky scene using the cloud border die from the Sunshine and Rainbows set as a stencil. I kept it soft using a stencil brush.

Then adhered it all together and added some sequins from the stash.

Love how cute these unicorns are! So sweet!

Happy crafting!

Catherine