Alpaca Pals, Art and crafting styles, Badass Chick, Eclectic Expressions, Foiling, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Magnolia Blooms, Tap tap tap, Till roll art, Timeless Textures, Washi tape

Till roll swap

So I signed up to do a till roll swap. Rule was to make 3 foot long strips of artwork using the till roll. So here is what I made…

I did lots of stamping and used washi tape. I also added small bits of text print, raffle tickets, stamped sentiments and some correction tape and posca pens.

I added the main feature of the images which I actually received in a swap and some Paperartsy fresco finish paint. Then I used some foiling which I hadn’t used in ages so that we fun and pens for doodling.

Then I did a bit of hand sewing on each to add texture…. this you have to be gentle with or choose areas where there are other layers adhered to strengthen.

I also used my heat tool to make the thermal roll react which creates such a cool effect.

Love how these came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, Foiling, Happy Celebrations, Masks/Stencils, Shrink plastic

Happy birthday Kizziya

It’s another of the princess’ friends birthdays… how they are all becoming teenagers already is frightening… Anyway here is the card I made for Kizziya.

I used distress oxides to create the background and added a stencilled pattern using Versamark and some clear embossing. I also added some foil whilst the embossing was hot and this added a bit of a silver shine to the texture.

Next I created the star in the same way using a star stencil and then added some white pen to add edges to the star and the panel.

I then added the shrink plastic embellishment sentiments for the front using both the Happy Celebrations and alpha stamps for including Kizziya’s name.

I finished off with some glitter gems… cute!

Hoping Kizziya had a fab birthday and liked the card I made for her.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alcohol lift-ink, Awesomely artistic, Baked Texture embossing powder, Darcy, Foiling, For My Family, Hot Picks, YouTube video

Alcohol lift-ink experiments

I’ve got the new alcohol lift-ink from Ranger and made a rather lengthy experiment video … here it is!

And here are the two cards I made by the end of the video…

Both rather difficult to photograph … but hopefully you can see what I made…

Love the lift-ink… think it opens up so many more options with alcohol ink backgrounds and of course with multicoloured stamping. Very very happy with my playtime.

Will share, of course, the other experimental pieces once they get made into something.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, Distress resist spray, Embossing Folders, Foiling

Postcard swap

Another gloriously sunny day… so I spent some of it inside crafting! Lol. Mainly because the princess and her friend were outside having a water fight so I retreated to the craft room.

So I made this postcard for the UK stampers forum swap.

I love all the texture I created using distress stains and an embossing folder, distress resist and foil and embossing powder and distress oxides.

Then the image I stamped, added embossing powder and then watercoloured with oxides. I then fussy cut it out.

I added some definition with pencils.

I added the whole piece to mountboard and then edged it with ink.

Love how it finished up and it was a really enjoyable play time for me.

Entering this into the swap at We love 2 create blog where there’s an anything goes mixed media challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Distress oxide ink, Distress resist spray, Foiling, Inchies and Twinchies, Petal Palette

Inchies playing with Distress resist

Today I have the inchies I made for UK stampers forum using distress oxide, distress resist spray, foiling and one of the Petal Palette stamps.

I also videoed the process in this quick little video.

Enjoy!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artful Days Goodie Box, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Darcy, Distress Crayons, Dylusions paints, Finnabair, Foiling, Masks/Stencils

Playing in my journal

On Sunday I treated myself to a few hours of play in my art journal… here is the result.

I videoed the process which you can check out on YouTube. It really wasn’t going to plan at one point with the page disintegrating but I pulled it back from the brink and happy with the results.

Love the bright colours and fun textures I achieved and most of all enjoyed playing with paint and paper.

Love love love playing with no agenda.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Foiling, Gorjuss

ATC 234 Gorjuss mermaid

Hello there 

I’ve got a single ATC I made to share with you today. 

It features one of the lovely Gorjuss Girl stamps… this time a mermaid design. 

The background was a brushos mop up piece from another project. I then added two cut off pieces of acrylic painted card and a strip of foiling using tape. 

I painted the girl using brushos to paint with. 

I love how this came out although my painting could have been neater.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Butterfly basics, Distress oxide ink, Foiling, Gelatos, Faber Castell

Butterfly themed ATC swap (198, 199, 200!!!)

So today I have three ATCs to share with you that I made for a butterfly themed swap with UK stampers forum.

Two started life as the gelato background I did in class a couple of weeks ago. 

I added stamping and doodling and of course the obligatory butterfly. The butterfly I used on all three was a stamp from Creative Stamping magazine. 

I also used the Butterfly basics quote on this. You might just be able to see there is some texture paste on this and some little bits of foiling too. 

The next one is from the same background. But this one I added some grey inking and plenty of stickles.  There are also a few splodges of distress oxides to add some contrast.

To continue on the bling theme I also used some sequins to embellish.

Next a different background entirely.  This was a background I made with Helen in her scrapbooking class and I ended up cutting it up for ATCs. It was using the ink smooshing method and sprays.  To this I added some stamping using the Creative magazine stamps and distress oxides.  I then heat embossed the Butterfly and used the oxides to paint the colour.  I also added sequins and the label sentiment.

So three ATCs using the same butterfly stamps but each different. 

And with a great big fanfare that is 200 ATCs made so far this year! Whoop! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Design Team, Digital stamps, Foiling

DT: Craft your passion: a day for daisies

Hello and happy Monday! 

It is time for another anything goes submission for Craft Your Passion.  we are sponsored this  week by a day for daisies  and I have to say I do love the images. So much so I made 2 projects.

Firstly I made this ATC using one of the images and finished it off with foiling the glow bugs. The book print was Gelli printed and then coated with Art alchemy opal magic paint which I am currently obsessed with! 

This was stuck to grey card and mounted on a pink card I cut into an ATC using the Tim Holtz die. I’ve invested in this die as I have an idea for next year’s challenge so think it will be useful to have! 

The second project is a Christmas card. 

Again an ATC base this time of sheet music that I added the stencilled snowflakes using iridescent medium. once that was dry out came the opal magic paint that I am obsessed with! 

I added some glimmer paper in a strip and adhered the cute stocking baby on the top. The card itself is a patterned one from DoCrafts from the forever Friends collection. 

Love this cute image but the cardstock I used meant the pens didn’t blend very well… ah well still cute and good enough to send to someone at Christmas.  

So now off to see what others have been upto over at the blog

Happy crafting ! 

Catherine 

Foiling, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Lin Brown, Masks/Stencils, Ribbons

Another lovely PATWITS birthday card

Hello dear blog readers

Tokay I intend to spend very little of the day using my foot. Yesterday I had a wonderful day with my friend at a spa but the being on my feet was a little too much for the ankle so today it’s a feet up kind of day to get the pain back to manageable.  I might get some crafting done but in the meantime … another card I made for the Paperartsy birthday card stash… 

It is another of the pieces of paper I gessoed and then added some texture paste through a stencil. 

Then I did plenty of stamping and more stencilling. I used all the lovely Lin Brown Paperartsy stamps which are background type stamps and came up with a graphic background. 

I then chose another piece of scrap I’d cut into ATC size which had some stencilling already on it.  I added more colour and stencilling and then added some foiling with the Heatwave foiling pen  

I finished off with the sari scrap ribbon bow and the sentiment from the same Lin Brown stamps set. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine