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.
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.
Hello… another circle journal contribution to share today. And this month I had Julie Bell’s journal. Her construction was similar to others but with a lovely hard cover and it made it easy to flatten the pages to work in. I decided I wanted to keep it to flat pages and so glued the envelope flap shut. She also gave us each a piece of patterned paper and a mini envelope to keep or use… let’s see what I did.
First I started with fresco finish paints… mermaid, Jade, Beach hut, South Pacific. I also added some blueberry and amethyst.
Next I added texture paste coloured with Jade through a Paperartsy stencil. I love this numbers stencil. I then started with stamping and adding flicks of colour adding in the contrasting colour of Butternut.
I’ve realised now that this picture does not show the colour very well… oh well… you’ll see at the end the real colours… especially in the closeups.
I decided to add leaves to the page… so i stamped in versamark the leaves from the Lin Brown Paperartsy set and then embossed with sticky powder. Then I added gilding flakes. Then I stamped the smaller leaves and heat embossed those with a dark mahogany colour.
Love how these contrasted with the background. Then I built up a cluster for a focal point. The mini envelope which I added texture paste to through the same stencil, and butternut paint over the Jade with the crackle effect and i sanded it back a little to keep the rustic effect. A piece of gold shimmer paper I added gilding flakes to and tore it, and then some book print pages
provided some interesting laters. I then found the dream catcher wooden piece which I painted and added some of the Sparks paint to … I love the Sparks paints for giving a really sparkly finish.
I added some different threads to the dream catcher for some softer texture and a sequin in the centre. Then added the sticker sentiments from Tim Holtz which spoke to me for the layout.
I them set to with an Inktense pencil and water brush to add some shading and edging.
I love this layout and am really proud of it. Just hope Jules loves it as much as I do!
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!
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.