Category Archives: Mixed media products

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

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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: CHNC: reindeer

Hazel chose the theme of reindeer for this week’s CHNC challenge and I was very torn on which reindeer to use for my card as I have so many different stamps to use. In the end I went very different and chose a modern and non traditional image and colour scheme.

Never seen a pink reindeer before… but hey why not? I think she looks fun, especially as with the wink of Stella on top she is all sparkly!

The reindeer and sentiment are both Woodware stamps and I added sequins to the paper to finish off the card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Deco ATCS

Hello! I am really struggling with getting back into regular crafting of late… and that hot weather really wasn’t helpful! But today I can finally get back to blogging at least the things I did make and never got round to sharing… so be prepared for a few days of blogging from me!

First up are these Art Deco ATCs made for the Artful ATCs swap group…

I used a background I made on glossy cardstock using distress oxides as I wanted a stained glass look for these. I then stamped the Creative Stamping magazine stamps onto it and cut them out.

The one on the left I then stamped again onto a different part of the background so that I could fussy cut the flowers out and later them up so they stood out more.

I did the same with the one on the right for the flower heads.

I also added some gold pen in a few places. Then I mounted them onto the different backgrounds. One I added to white which I then stamped the edge of and coloured it in red in keeping with the main image.

The other I mounted on a pics of yupo I had coloured with alcohol inks quite some time ago.

Love how both these came out. Hope the recipient did too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Fanciful floral artist trading coins

Today I have finally got my swaps for the ATCoin group sorted. The theme is fanciful florals so I went for colourful watercolours and a flower stamp from a Creative Stamping magazine set.I added the colour to the flowers first then some round the edges using distress oxides then a spray of water followed by Dylusions sprays.Next I embossed the coins but concentrated on the centre so it gave this cool texture.Happy crafting!Catherine

Fairy twinchies

Today I have a project I made a few weeks ago but forgot to share on my blog. Don’t know why but I was neglecting blogging. Possibly because it’s been so busy, possibly because my mojo was absent for a while and I got out of the habit!

Whatever the reason… I’m back today!

So these twinchies were for a swap and I loved creating them.

There were lots and lots of layers of distress oxides and smooshing and then stamping. Then embossing and embossing and embossing!

I used the lavinia stamps fairy and then alpha stamps for the sentiment on the top.

I finished off with some bling!

Really lovely ethereal background and you can never go wrong with a lavinia silhouette stamp!

Happy crafting!

Catherine