Category Archives: Distress oxide ink

Under the sea twinchies

Today I have another set of twinchies to share that I made for a Facebook group.

The theme was Under the Sea. I started with watercolour paper and added layers of distress oxide. Then I started stamping with the For the Love of Stamps set. I added the feature images with black soot oxide and then added some clear emboss on then to give them shine.

Then I finished off with a coat of normal distress ink to give it more depth.

Mounted them onto cardstock to send to the recipient.

Love the colour variation with the oxides in the background.

Happy crafting!



Inchies for UK Stampers forum swap

Howdy!Another swap to share… Inchies for UK Stampers Forum.This time I created the background with black soot distress oxide and a little bit of versafine stamping… although that is pretty much invisible in the end.Then I heat embossed with the white powder a camera image from Creative Stamping magazine onto black cardstock. I fussy cut these out and then adhered then to the inchies. I finished them off with glossy accents on the lens of the cameras.Happy crafting!Catherine

Waterfront sympathy

It seems I rarely remember this stamp set apart from for sympathy cards which is a real shame as it is such a lovely stamp set to use. Ah well.. a small and simple sympathy card made for my husband’s auntie as her husband has passed away.

Had to be simple as I am still struggling with flu … after 10 days… it’s getting ridiculous!

So two colours of distress oxides… Iced Spruce and Peeled Paint for the images and versafine for the sentiment. Done and dusted. I love how easy stamping can make cardmaking.

Happy crafting!


Linda’s circle journal page… part two

Yesterday I shared the main spread I did for Linda but I also did some more pages for the fold in parts of her journal.

The video explaining it better is here. I say better… but the sound has gone all squiffy so sorry about that!

A change of pace from the other page but love this too! Also love I found a use for the twinchies I made and didn’t end up swapping… they worked perfectly on these pages.

Happy crafting!


Stencil postcard

The theme for the monthly postcard art swap was to use stencils. So I teamed it up with the gelli print play I had left and made this.

The bottom layer I stencilled green distress ink. The next layer was a gelli print I had created using distress oxides.

Then I stamped the tag from a gelli print on book print and masked off the heart before I added more stencilling using Iridescent medium.

Then I added the Darcy heart that I had stamped and cut out of another gelli print.

Lots of layers and pattern, and a cute little Tim Holtz sticker sentiment to finish off!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Cute

Cute definitely sums up this little gnome… and so this is my contribution to this week’s CHNC blog.

I love using my oxides on glossy cardstock… the effect is mesmerising. So I kept this quite a simple card.

Once it was dry I added the glimmer paste through a stencil to create the dimensional stars and then added a few die cut ones too. Then the gnome was stamped and coloured in using promarkers keeping to greyscale to work with the background and then cut him out with a border to make sure he stood out against the background.

I added the sentiment onto the label I cut out using the Petals and more die set.


Would love to see your cute makes over on the blog this week.

Happy crafting!


Crafting play session with friends

Tonight I had a few friends come and get inky with me. We played with the gelli plates and inks and brushos and generally had fun making a mess and lots of pretty bright and colourful papers. We didn’t quite get to the point of making a card … I must plan sessions better to make sure we have finished projects! But after they left I sat and cut out images and made up six cards from the stuff I had created… even if they aren’t completely finished cards… they are at least nearly done!

I also still have the pile of images and a few bits of background I can use left too for other projects… I reckon a postcard or two might be featuring some of those bits sometime soon!

Anyway here are the cards.

I think with a little shading, a sentiment and a small amount of embellishing these cards are good to go… and from the stack of paper we gelli printed a good amount of projects can be made!

Happy crafting!