Category Archives: Distress oxide ink

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 3

Hello… me again… more cards from the basket challenge…

This started life as a gelli print, as did the second card I am sharing and both of them I used Kim Dellow stamps as the focal points.

I used a layer of stamping onto the gelli print background… and then added the set of funky flowers. I also stamped the flowers onto book print and then coloured them using the brushos. I made sure that they were highly pigmented to create the really intense colour.

More posca pen doodling also added to the panel to create a frame.

I also added the little canvas tag and some twine to finish off.

Here is a better picture in daylight…

This second one I added some stencilling, to which I added doodling and I used the same trick of adding the flower heads as another layer of book print coloured with brushos.

This time the tag is a corrugated card one I coated with blue paint and added some embossing too.

I needed to add posca pen to the flowers too to ensure they had the same impact as the doodled stencilling.

And again another picture in daylight…

So that’s half the cards I made shared… Will share more again in a few days.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… one basket crafting!

My lovely and super creative friend Chris runs a group on Facebook called mini marvels. To start our mojo off she challenged us to create from a basket of goodies we were urged to put together over a few days… e.g. choose three colours of distress oxide and three paints in the same colours on one day, grab stencils and stamps on another. Once the basket/bag was full we had to stop.

Here was my filled basket.

And when tipped out onto the desk there was a lot to choose to play with. We were allowed one thing extra we forgot and three main tools… pens and basic tools were ok. My main tools were a paper trimmer, heat tool and gelli plate.

I decided the thing I wanted to make were cards suitable for teenager girls as I had run out in my stash and the theme for my focal image stamps was flowers so this influenced what I could do for some of my cards. I had also chosen some butterfly greyboard embellishments so they got used too.

So I won’t share all of the cards I made today… hopefully over the next couple of weeks you will see them all.

I will share the first two I made here today though.

I started with a distress oxide smooshed background and built up some layers of stamping. I also added some posca pen doodling.

The butterfly I painted and then added the Deep Sea embossing powder to create a shiny embellishment. I gave it a piece of bookprint to sit on and added some gems and the sentiment label.

Love how zingy this is.

The next one is similar in terms of background was started in the same way. But this one I added stencilling plus different stamping.

The star was a textured finish embellishment which I added layers of the Deep Sea embossing powder to. It maintained it’s texture but love the glossy finish.

So this is two of the many cards I made.

I will share more in a couple of days.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cards for the parents… pt 3

Hope that you aren’t bored of these “male” themed cards I made for my parents… there are quite a few to come which is why I am splitting them up over a few weeks.

Today’s card again uses a glossy paper distress oxide as the background to the stamped images, however I changed it up a little and decided to cut the images out and add them to a card with a panel of distress oxide stamped with an acrylic block.

Thought this looked a little different!

I used the Half Full stamps, not used these for ages! Fun sentiments!

Ok more to come again next week!

Catherine

Happy crafting!

Cards for the parents… pt 2

I’m back with another of the cards I made for my parents stash of “male” themed birthday cards.

Just like the one I shared last week this has the distress oxide on glossy photo paper background. Such an easy way to create something dramatic. This time I added to it with the partial stamping of a map to add more interest.

This time, in keeping with the transport theme of the last one, this one I used a Creative Stamping magazine stamp of a ship and mounted the panel onto a pale bronze cardstock.

Really pleased with how this came out.

I will be back next week with another one of these “male” themed cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cards for the parents… pt 1

So about once a year my mum asks for some cards for their stash. Most of the ones she asked for she could just grab from cards already made, but I didn’t have many cards suitable for the men they send cards to… So I had to do my least favourite type of crafting… making “male” themed cards.

Anyways I made them and will share them over the next few weeks with you.

This is the first one. I used the photo paper and distress oxide trick to create a background and then used the Sky’s the Limit stamps to create the focal image and sentiment.

I decided to create interest by splitting the image up and creating the two panels. I think it worked quite well.

Card 1 for a man achieved!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Advent twinchies

I participated in a swap during the year where I made twinchies as an advent calendar swap and received some back in exchange to open during the month… so here is the set I made.I started with 4×4 panels of watercolour cardstock and added some distress oxides in lots of different colours.Then I took a few at a time and stamped out the numbers for the advent calendar and started decorating them. I made sure that the numbers weren’t concurrent so that when sending off a few they wouldn’t be too similar to each other!Then kept going so that the colours would be mixed up in each batch (we are sending them in threes…And there were four squares leftover in case I messed one up!So here are the batches…Super happy with how they all turned out.Now for packing them and sending them.Each was to go in its own envelope and a little pack of goodies to accompany them… so I made 4×4 envelopes from a very old pack of paper.After making them all up I stamped the number for the front of them from the scraps…And stuck those on. I added the twinchies in to their relevant envelope and then added some goodies into each envelope before sealing them up.I sent each three off to the relevant partner for each month and then received in response mine which I opened throughout December.It’s been a lovely project to be involved in.

And I just need to find a way to display these for next year! I’m thinking of making them into a decoration or set of somehow… any ideas gratefully received!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Use the word Christmas

Today I am late posting… mainly as I forgot which day of the week it was! Doh!

Card with polar bear and texture paste stars and sparkly gem band.

I made this card with the theme of use the word Christmas for the Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.

I started with a piece of card and added texture paste through the stars stencil. Once dry I then added the colour using distress oxides, water and a brush.

Separately I stamped the polar bear and used promarkers to add shading. I then decided to add the frame beneath the bear which I coated with two colours of embossing powder.

Once everything was dried I glued together the layers and added the gem band which was a gifts with a swap.

I also added the sentiment.

Right that’s me for today.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: things with wings

Hi there… another week that passed far too quickly!

So onto this week’s challenge at CHNC and Hazel said for us to add a thing with wings! So I went for the bird below that I decided to make into a Robin.

The background is using distress oxides onto photo paper… I’ve done this quite a few times and love the marble finish!

I stamped the image and then the tag image too. I also stamped the bird image onto some white cardstock.

Next I coloured the image with promarkers and fussy cut the image out. I also added shading beneath the tag too which helped to give the image some pop!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy birthday ickle cus

This is a very late posting of the card I made for my ickle cus!

I started this with my friends a few weeks ago using a different colour scheme from the previous version.

I decided to add lovely flowers from the Artful Days Goodie box stash and some sparkly bakers twine as I knew I could personally handover the card when I saw my cousin rather than having to post it.

Love how dimensional this is and those cream sequins really finish off the card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine