Category Archives: Mixed media products

Shaving foam postcard

This month I had fun with shaving foam to create a background for my postcard for the UK stampers forum swap.I chose this red and pink print I made using alcohol ink and the shaving foam. Then I stamped the Gorjuss Girl on to it.

I then paper pieced the girl onto separate card and glued it onto the card.

Next I added the edge stamping and the sentiment. Then I thought it needed sealing so it could go through the post. So I added three layers of clear embossing. Then mounted it onto navy cardstock.Love how this looks.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Bits and pieces Artist Trading Coins

The swap theme for this month’s swap is bits and pieces and I decided to just go with stuff that was on the desk to make three coins…

This resulted in an eclectic mix of coins.

This has a fabric background that I sewed before cutting to size and then some random bits from the stash.

This has a decent amount of beads and glitter and lots of resin flowers from Artful Days Goodie boxes.

This is a scrap of painted paper and another painted paper die cut and then a wooden laser cut word I added black gesso to it.

Love how these came together easily and using just bits and pieces off the desk.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog: nail polish technique

So this fortnight the challenge is nail polish technique. Now this was new to me but great fun!

I started with shaving foam in an old canvas and then dropped in some nail varnish, one of which is shimmery. Then I pulled some prints…Love the marbled and random effects…I decided to use the prints as a background and to paper piece a Gorjuss girl.I coloured her with promarkers and chose promarkers to edge the panels too.Love the shimmer in the nail polish paper. So cool!

Finished off with some card candi, some gifted die cuts and a butterfly and some Tranquil Tide cardstock.Still got some prints left to play with on another day, so will no doubt share what I do with them when I get round to using them!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Time twinchies

Today I’m sharing the twinchies I made for the Time coin swap participants last month… I went for a masterboard and made lots of twinchies from this.I used Paperartsy fresco finish paints and Indigo Blu stamps.Then I cut it up into the twinchies…Next I added some doodled edges and embossed the sentiment.Then I added a shrink plastic embellishment of a clock/pocket watch to each one.I used a mix of black and white shrink plastic to create different effects.Happy crafting!Catherine

Calendar – June 2019

On days like today I’m grateful for having prepped some blog posts ahead of time. I’ve been ill for the past few days and crafting and blogging have not been an option… so sorry for being AWOL! Anyways…

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 June artwork.

I spotted the bright papers in my stash of scraps and decided they would make some perfect border papers. So first I painted the background using Bourganvillia fresco finish paint.

Then I created a border using the scraps of paper. Next I masked them off again to stamp in the background with the Jofy stamp… should have done this before the border was adhered…. would have been so much easier.

Next I added the black border around each bit of the border. I then heat embossed onto the plaid paper the Jofy stamp. I then added shading to it and some white highlights.

Then I added the flower and added more shading so it looks dimensional.

I then heat embossed the sentiment on to the black card and added it.

Love these funky and modern panels.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Use a bear

So many DT contributions today… and the CHNC one is to use a bear on my Christmas card… so of course I had to use this polar bear from the Creative Stamping magazine set. I do love this bear.

I chose a Winter Frost paper background and then used my promarkers to colour the bear. I hope you get a sense of dimension with the shading I used.

I also added a strip of white with the sentiment and a strip of Tranquil Tide to mount it and give the bear something to sit on.

I added sequins and then some glossy accents to the bears nose and eyes for dimension and shine.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Flower ATCs

Following on from the inchies I made and shared a couple of days ago I also made a sunflower ATC using the rest of the embellishments from the stash…

I added them to a distress oxide background that I had added some gorgeous grunge stamping. I also added a printed sentiment and some sequins.

The second flower based ATC I made was very different in style. This one I stamped and watercoloured using watercolour pencils and then embossed the sentiment on top.

A very simple but pretty ATC.

Love how different they both are.

Happy crafting!

Catherine