Brushos, Darcy, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Hot Picks, Masks/Stencils, PATWITS circle journal, YouTube video

Sarah’s Envelope circle journal

It’s been a while but another circle journal to share today… and this time it is for Sarah.

I had no plan when I started except to pour love into the page because Sarah is going through a tough time at the moment as her son is very poorly… so love and strength were the only things I was thinking of.

I started with a base of collaged book print and then decided to put the camera on to record the process. So you can watch that here

Here is a pic from part way through… lots of paint layers and background stamping and texture paste and cutting out of hearts happened so far…

Still wasn’t sure where to go from here but took a pause (to do boring housework at this point) so it was time to take a pic.

Carried on in a few more sessions and finished up with this…

Absolutely delighted with the final pages. Love all the textures and layers.

Hope that Sarah likes it too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Butterfly basics, Hardwood, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, Timeless Textures

Flowers postcard

The theme for this month at the Postcard art swap group was flowers in my garden… well I don’t really have many of those so I’ve used some creative licence and used the flower from Butterfly Basics to add the floral element to this postcard.

I added the Tim Holtz tissue wrap and then gesso to the panel and then lots of brushos using the Matt medium to make them less reactive. I stamped in archival and coloured using the Brushos again. Then I added some subtle texture and pattern stamping too.

Next I added the glitter paste through a stencil to create the chicken wire type fence. I mounted the artwork onto some pale kraft cardstock I had stamped with hardwood to give it a frame.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artful Days Goodie Box, Brushos, Clare Lloyd, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Hot Picks, Lin Brown, Masks/Stencils, PATWITS circle journal, YouTube video

Envelope circle journal for Tricia

So another journal landed and I immediately set to and in a few hours of wonderful playtime had created two pages. I really just ploughed on and got there so quickly (one side aided by the gelli print piece already done). I videoed the process (A little bit didn’t record due to camera issues) so I’ve put that onto YouTube here for those that fancy watching the speeded up process!

Loved playtime and how these all came together so well. Hopefully Tricia will like them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Eclectic Expressions

Eclectic Expressions duo

I got these stanps a while ago but not really had time to play with them… so I made two cards…

Firstly I stamped pretty much all the stamps to create an interesting border on this card.

I went over the larger circle with wink of Stella to add shimmer and soften the stamping little and added the glimmer gems.

Next I chose a few colours of brusho and used the brusho to stamp technique for this.

The small dots were stamped onto the damp card so there was some bleeding too. Again wink of Stella and glimmer gems were added to bring out some sparkle. Love the effect of the brushos to create a modern abstract feature.

So there you go… fun with the Eclectic Expressions stamp set!

I’m entering these into the Happy Birthday challenge at All Sorts.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Washi tape, Waterfront

A non sympathy waterfront card

Just to prove that this stamp set doesn’t have to just be for sympathy cards…

I again used brusho to stamp technique I had got from Understand Blue YouTube channel… seriously this is a very talented artist. I love her work. I now need to look at other stamps I can play with this technique for!

This time there was more water involved and I did use a wet brush to move the colour a little.

I added glitter washi tape to the card base and then under the sentiment to add some sparkle.

Entering this for the challenge at your next stamp using the colours as inspiration.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, Brushos, Dies, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Hot Picks, JOFY, Lin Brown

Art coins

So there is a new trend a Facebook friend had picked up… Art coins. They are like circular ATC and so of course I’ve made some to join in with a swap.

I started by making a masterboard with fresco finish paints and some Paperartsy stamps onto mountboard.

I then cut it into quarters and die cut a 2.5″ diameter circle from each.

Next I decided to add some contrast colour with a stamped flower. I added gamboge and ost Red brushos to some cardstock with water. Then once dry I stamped the Jofy flower. Then I added some more colouring with brusho before adding some stamping (number stamps) in coordinating colours.

I fussy cut them out and then added doodling to each of the bases.

I added copper thread between the flower and the coin and adhered them together.

I then used Tim Holtz rub one for the titles. I added them to bookprint and the adhered them to the flower with glossy accents to add some fun dimension.

Love how these came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Simply Sketched, Waterfront

Brusho sympathy

This card is one I loved making until I had to turn it into a sympathy card.

I was watching YouTube videos and came across one using Brusho and the waterfront stamps and had to give it a try. Here is a link to the blog for the original artist and I encourage you to check out her YouTube channel too. She is amazing.

I love this technique and camt wait try it again… but hopefully next time I don’t have to then turn it into a sympathy card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Darcy, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, Washi tape

PATWITS circle journal for Rebecca

Rebecca’s envelope journal was a strange but wonderful construction and she had not bound the pages which made this a lot easier to work on.

I actually videoed the process so here is the link to that.

And the page…

I had no plan before I started but wanted a page with lots of texture… and of course my medium of choice recently… Brushos!

I then decided it was the perfect canvas for Darcy’s new stamps.

What I didn’t show on the video was the stitching I did to frame the piece using the sewing machine. I used a couple of different colour threads and different types of stitches.

Also after the page was finished I had to do the flaps that fold in… so I chose to stick to the Darcy stamps but chose an older set and did some basic painting to make them contrast but work with the art on the inside.

There was also the front and back to be done… but that will have to be for another blog post.

Hope Rebecca likes the whimsical gentle page I did for her.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Brushos, Inchies and Twinchies, Magical day

Seahorse magic inchies

My final swap for this month for UK stampers forum was the inchies… and of course I kept to the brushos theme!

I cut the mountboard to size and stamped the cute little seahorse from the Magical Day stamp set and the little bubbles and then coloured the board with brushos in sea green and turquoise. I then flicked some art alchemy sparks paint onto them.

Then I stamped and die cut the seahorse onto white and used gamboge and brilliant red to water colour him in before sticking him down.

Once he was dry I added a layer of clear embossing to give them some shine.

Super happy with these cute little inchies.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Hot Picks, JOFY, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, YouTube video

Brushos ATC’s flower numbers

Hello.

It’s been a little while since I shared a video with you… so today I have one making three ATCs for the UK stampers forum swap. And as per the theme of the last few days I have been a bit brusho mad!

So follow along with my process on the video.. and here is the final results

Really happy with all of these and how bright and cheery they ended up.

Happy crafting!

Catherine