Deco art fluid acrylics, Kaisercraft, Undefined stamp carving, YouTube video

Sparkling fairy ATC 171

Another ATC to share with you today… must admit my rate of production of ATCs has slowed of late but know I am well ahead of schedule so not worried about meeting the challenge. It has been good to vary the projects a little more instead. 

Anyway that aside today’s project is the fairy atc above…. and it’s another YouTube video. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz

Flourish postcard swap

Another day, another swap! 

Today is a postcard swap where the theme is to “flourish”. I started off with quite a thick chipboard that I cut to 6×4 and covered with gesso.  

Once that was dry I added modelling paste through a Tim Holtz stencil. 

Next I started to add colour. First magenta and purple using the decoarts fluid acrylics and then some distress oxide on top. 

Next I added the wild flower image with white embossing powder and added a rough frame doing the same on the edges.  There were some wet parts  (impatient me) which also had some powder catch which left some other white parts. I liked this though. It gave it a rather loose feel.

I then added the sequin waste layer and some embossed Tim Holtz butterflies and then the Indigo Blu sentiment which I stamped and coloured using the distress oxides.

Really happy with how this finishes up. Hope the recipient also likes it too. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils

Blue Atcs (168, 169, 170)

I’m up early and still feeling poop as I adjust to medication  but thought I could do something positive and write up a blog post. Here are three ATCs made for a swap where the theme is The Blues. I went for a sea theme but started by grabbing three off cuts which had blue themes. 

The first and third were gelli print off cuts and the middle one was a palette with some modelling paste through a stencil. 

I completely transformed them to make my atcs… I can’t believe how differently they ended up from these starting points.

The one on the left was the one on the right hand side. I added some of the rich turquoise ART alchemy paint and then some embossing in a blue using the Indigo Blu stamps. I then heat embossed the seahorses and the sentiment in white powder. 

The middle one got a coat of the decoarts Ultramarine blue over the base and then a few layers of scraps before I added the fish and sentiment. 

The final one was the one on the right. I added the opal magic blue/pink all over it and then added some stamping and embossing randomly with the blue powder. Then I added the layers of scraps and the focal image of the seaweed and sentiment. 

All of them I trimmed or tore them to a slightly smaller size and then added them to a light blue base. 

Really pleased with how they all turned out. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Succulent Garden

Atcs… random 147-150

More atcs… this time random ones I’ve just got around to blogging! 

This first one is for the #52cafecards #maremiscreativecafe J is for Journey theme. I used the pigment rich Deco arts fluid acrylic paint for this and love the vibrancy of the colours. 

And the next is H is for heart.  Some stencilling and plenty of Inktense along with distress oxides.

Then this one was just playing with some distress inks and bits from the stash that have been gifted in various swaps. 

I love those little paper flowers with gem centres… very cute indeed. 

Finally this started off using bits from the Oh so succulent class Helen did but then got covered in gesso and completely transformed! 

The butterfly is also from a swap but I added opal magic paints on top of the distress oxide painting to give it the fab shimmery colours.

And with that I’ve reached 150 before the end of March!!! Wowser. That’s a lot of atcs I’ve done… and the same and more yet to go! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Deco art fluid acrylics, Finnabair, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Make a Monster, Masks/Stencils

Random ATC swaps… 91 – 96!

Hi there

I’ve been participating in a few random atc swaps over the past few weeks … all part of keeping my inspiration going for this 365 challenge.  Now is the time to share some of these… 

This is the first one… the theme was monsters! 

I used the Make a monster Stampin Up stamps and scratch paper and distress stain, clear glossy texture paste and a whole host of different random mediums to create this cool atc. Fun! 

I also made this second one for the same event…

For this one I used the cute digital stamp from All dressed up and coloured them with distress inks. Then tore it out and layered onto a prepared atc which had tissue paper and black gesso on it. I then edged it with embossing powder to give it a metallic finish. I love how cool this looks.  

The next challenge I joined in was a purple themed one… I did share a couple of ATC’S I made for this a few weeks ago but I also made this one… 

This was a piece of cardstock I painted with the deco arts fluid acrylic paint and some white Dylusions paint.  I added some tissue paper and some scraps of white paper to the base and then stamped and embossed around the edges.

I added the finnabair butterfly (my princess actually coloured this is for me) and then the sentiment. I added some Inktense to edges and to define the features.  

And another one for the purple on purple swap…  I used scratch paper and Inktense pencils and the fab art alchemy paints to create this and then used a piece of book print as the base. 

 

Finally I have two cards made for the #52cafecards challenge…. eclipse and folk art. 

This was so satisfying and easy to make. Black gesso on the base with white gel pen and then torn black cardstock with silver paint wiped on the rip. Then a sticker circle and the words.  Done! 

And the folk art below was hand drawn using pictures on the Internet as inspiration and the painted with the art alchemy paints then doodled over the top.  Fun and shiny! 

OK so I think that’s the random ones caught up for now! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Deco art fluid acrylics, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperbabe, Positively Chevron, Raggy Dolls

Raggy doll journal… this time it’s Jackie’s turn

So I am catching up on some projects but not entirely there yet. Hopefully by the end of the week I might have got there on all my projects outstanding. 

This is the latest raggy doll journal I’ve worked on and I had to use Leannes lovely background and go with the theme of face. 

I adore the colours and the way she has applied the paint. It really is quite scrumptious.  I decided to use a Paperbabe template to start my girl off and then used a variety of paint and pencils to colour her in. 

I added very little to the background as wanted to preserve as much of what Leanne had done.  I added some flicks of paint, a few pearl accents and the texture paste word down one side. The title is a Tim Holtz stickers and I added the flower and button to finish off the girl too. 

Happy with how this came out.  The next theme is Geometric shapes and I went a little bit crazy for the background I prepared for Lynn to finish.

Loving this collaborative project. It certainly pushes me to do something a bit different when using someone else’s backgrounds. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine