Category Archives: Mixed media products

Till roll canvas

This time I played with slightly more of the till roll and added it to a canvas I had added paint and stamping to…

I chose the piece with the girl on and the bird and then some random strips to add additional texture and contrast.

Love the bright colour of the canvas and how the till roll adhered nicely to the canvas board.

I added lots of mark making using the posca paint pens and then the sentiment sticker and some gem embellishments from an old Artful Days kit.

Really enjoyed this play on the canvas… it’s been a while since I’ve done anything like this.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

UK stampers forum tag

Today I have a tag I made for the UK Stampers Forum swap group… although currently just a virtual swap.

I used an old background I had made and added some roses using a Craft stamper magazine stamp onto bookprint. I inked up the edge to the panel and them cut a backing.

I then added the brad and the ribbons to finish off!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Planner spread

This week I used the Carabelle stamp stamp again, but this time in a different way to create a rainbow header.

I created each stamp by gelli printing the background using distress oxides and then stamping and cutting out the central portion. The robots are Lawn Fawn stamps and I thought they were really cute.

This is of course the before the pen spread… but the after the pen spread from last week shows how they soon fill up! Although I didn’t capture mich for Friday and Saturday! Ooops!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Dragonflies paint a long with LillyPea designs

Another paint a long, another picture I am happy enough with that I’ve framed it!

Just like the bee one, this was with LillyPea Designs over on Facebook.

That final picture was where I left it at the end of the session… but a couple of days later I pulled out my Prismacolour pencils and added a little more definition to finish off the picture.

And then I framed it and hung it in my craft room…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy fathers day

Happy fathers day to my dad!

It’s always a bit weird celebrating fathers day as it’s so close to my dad’s birthday… So he gets all his days in one go! Ah well! He knows he’s loved all year, doesn’t need a special day for it really!

Here is the card I made for him.

I used the gelli plate to add distress inks and then a little bit of stencilling and the boat image stamped. I then found some sentiments to create the little word labels.

Next I made some paper that matched for the mount and added this to the dark jade cardstock with the little gems as accents.

Love how peaceful the card is.

I made a similar style of card for the hubby too… but a different focal image.

Love this fun VW camper stamp.

Love to all the dad’s out there.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Lillypea designs paint a long

Another little watercolour painting, this time following a tutorial on Facebook from LillyPea designs.

This was a beautiful bee tutorial.

I started with drawing out the image…

And then colour blocking…

It was at this point I realised I had added black to the wrong part of the bee… so then I had to improvise a new style of bee!

The wings were interesting, as the brown was looking odd at the beginning.

I had a lot of bleeding on the yellow at the bottoming decided to go with it.

Loved doing the legs and adding shading and texture on it.

There were a few more layers on each section and then started adding in the background colour of the turquoise and blue.

The final stages included lots of little marks using watercolour pencils and then my favourite thing… splatters!

Love love love this!

The whole painting is 8×8 so I am going to frame this in my craft room.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Planner and the stamp stamp

I bought the stamp stamp from Carabelle a few months ago but never got round to using it… but now have discovered a way to use it.

I also bought the happy planner over a year ago but fell out of love of using it but decided to have another go… this time using the stamp stamp to add the fun!

Week 1 found me playing with my gelli plate and distress oxides to create the colourful panels and then the little backgrounds for the stamps.

Also used the Aall and create stamps and stencils for the circle patterns.

For the stamps I added a little contrast with the pink butterflies and some pink pen work. Then added the bold black text stamps and some black stencilled circles.

So the first picture shows the planner page before I added in my planning… partly as I decided to retro plan and added in the pen after the event so it was more of a diary than a planner.

Here is the after the pen version…

The next week I’ve gone for stamping in the background using the Gummiapan text stamp and stencilling the hexagon shape in keeping with the bee theme I chose.

I added the bees and the text stamp to the backgrounds made on glossy cardstock this time for the stamp image. Love how this looks.

So glad to have found a purpose to start using my stamp stamp and love using the planner again … even if it is in a weird back to front way!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: winter fun

Good morning!

Time to share another design team contribution to Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.

Now this week Hazel wanted our card to theme around “winter fun” and I found this digi image I had printed a long time ago so decided to use it.

I coloured the image using my promarkers and created the background from some papers in the stash.

The Noel die cut and the flowers were from a stash swap gift I got last Christmas so it was nice to use them along with the gemstone flower centre.

Happy crafting!

Catherine