Last month the theme for my swap was Under the Sea but I was very last minute getting my swaps sorted… I made them on Monday! Ooops! Well they were just in time for the deadline!
I used some indigo Blu stamps I’ve had for a while.
I created a blue background using three colours of fresco finish paints and stamped one of the shell stamps in the background but it is barely visible. I then stamped the bubbles image using white embossing and the seaweed stamp using the Seth Apter Baked Texture embossing powder.
Next I stamped and embossed the seahorses onto kraft card stock and fussy cut them out, then I stamped the sentiment onto some spare card and cut them out.
I die cut the coins and layered up the elements. I then sanded the edge to lighten the colour and frame the coins.
This month Alison challenged us to use complimentary colours for our postcard. So I decided to play with blue and orange for mine and got the Fresco finish paints out to play. Admittedly the blue I chose has a green hue to it but I consider it a blue nonetheless!
I used the crackle glaze and some scrapinec pieces for the main layers and then the Magnolia Blooms for the focal point.
The background panel also used the Birch stamp.
Lots of fun to play with paints. No real plan in mind, just playing!
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.
I joined in a swap where the rules were to make three ATCs with either butterflies, insects or bees … “beautiful beasties” on them… so I chose to finish off the till roll I had made and add butterfly embellishments to meet the challenge of the swap.
Love how the different colours of butterfly worked with the till rolls and the backgrounds I added to the ATCs.
I added bits of doodling and some sentiment stickers to finish off as the butterflies are enough of a statement. I also added small enamel dots to each card in the colour scheme I thought fitted the card best.