Category Archives: Tim Holtz

Painty Christmas cards

I promised yesterday to take some better pics of the cards I made yesterday for the arty play session… and here they are!Be warned there are a lot!And the ones I made as samples…Love these! And all so easy to make… a 12×12 masterboard with lots of layers, some embossing and cutting out, and then some die cut panels and frames.Happy crafting!Catherine

Painty Christmas cards with friends

Tonight I had lots of fun creating painty layers for Christmas cards with my friends. I made the background a few days ago but finished these sample cards just before my friends arrived… and then I got to make more tonight.

I haven’t got the best of pics for the finished articles tonight so will take those tomorrow and post again then!

So let’s start with how I made them.

First I made a background… layers of paint brayered and scraped on, then stencilling and stamping and doodling and more stencilling.

Next I cut that into panels… this 12 x 12 can make 9 backgrounds but I chose not to do that many… I instead have 2 ATCs and 7 backgrounds.

Next I painted panels onto white cardstock and then heat embossed the images using white embossing powder.

Then I chose how to layer up the card, matching images I fussy cut to the panels…

And that is where I got to before tonight.

Well then I added some die cut frames and panels and sentiments to finish them off before adhering them to white card blanks…

I also added sequins… which was the inspiration for the colour scheme originally.

Sorry that I don’t have a close up yet… but will do that tomorrow morning and upload the photos then.

Also I have the panel and cards i made tonight… then same colour scheme and stamp set…

The only difference is rather than the pink cardstock for the die cut frames I used pearlescent cardstock instead… so lovely.

Some of the ones I made tonight need sentiments to finish… but pleased with them all! I’ve got three not quite finished and on card blanks to go too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Calendar – August 2019

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their August artwork.

I decided that I wanted to use the Tim Holtz wildflower dies so built this around that idea.

I created a background using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and stencils and stamps. Then I added the wildflowers stamps using dye based inks and heat embossed them with clear powder.

This gave a subtle layered effect to the background.

Next I did cut some of the flowers and then added paint to them in the same colours using a sponge to create a mottled effect.

I adhered them and then added shading using Big Brush Pitt pens.

I then heat embossed the sentiment and edged the panel with versamark and added more embossing powder to that too.

Love these … so many details and layers.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge: Use a spray

Hi!

Today’s blog is a design team contribution that I made at the very last minute and still have stained hands as a result.

The challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond is to Use a Spray and I’ve used my good but very messy Dylusions sprays!

So I started with a piece of card and a stencil and some cool colours of inks…

And I have no control using Dylusions so this saturated the card, bled under the stencil, and made the desk very messy!

But still a cool effect once dry. I did also try a little imprint of the stencil using the excess ink which was fun.

Next I used the white Dylusions ink and a different stencil.

This again puddles ink a little but some areas the circles were more defined.

I then added more yellow ink using a circle aperture to make it only in the centre.

I dried the cardstock and trimmed it down to become a card topper and then started stamping and doodling to create this card.

I used stanps from Alpaca Pals and a Tim Holtz die to finish off.

Love how this looks.

The variance in colour in the background and the subtle patterns are really cool.

Hope you like my experiment with sprays. Please grab your own sprays and join us on the blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Butterfly Artist Trading Coins

Yesterday I revealed the theme for the swap in my Artist Trading Coins UK swaps group over on Facebook… Butterflies.

I figured it would be an easy theme for people to join in with as there are so many butterfly themed crafting things around and not the hardest things to draw or paint either!

I decided to use a lot of supplies that were hanging around on my desk to make mine.I chose papers from Making Cards magazine kit that I had never got round to putting away for covering the coins and then added another layer of a partially die cut wall (Tim Holtz dies). Then I die cut book print using the leaf die from Petals and More. Then took a shiny leaf from the stash, copper thread and some little flower embellishments.

Then for the butterfly…. Butterfly basics little text butterfly which I white heat embossed on some bronze cardstock and stuck it down. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto shrink plastic and heat it so it became a cute embellishment.Absolutely love these textural and layered coins with fun embellishments.

Hopefully the eventual recipients do too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine