Baked Texture embossing powder, Dictionary, Digital stamps, Distress oxide ink, Distress resist spray, DYICAD, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Indigo Blu, Inktense, Derwent, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Promarkers, Letraset, Spectrum noir pencils, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz

#dyicad2018 catch up

Yes I am still going strong with this year’s Index card a day challenge.

These are days 30 through to 35. Lots of different mediums, colours and styles being used. Really love the funky hair one with the frame and that Indigo Blu fish is fab!

And then the next six days…

I adore the baked texture embossing powder on the modelling paste stencilled word on the last one, and then the contrast of that with the cute panda, and then the sketch of day 36!

Hope you enjoyed seeing this collection of cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Deco art fluid acrylics, Embossing Folders, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Mediterranean Moments, Promarkers, Letraset

Hug in a card on a gelli print background

Gelli prints make some interesting backgrounds and I had to use this one on book print to create the background for the scene.

I added the stamped image from Mediterranean Moments and then added some subtle colour using my promarkers.

Next I added the word “a hug” which was on one of the pieces of book paper I had … perfect.

I took a piece of Whisper White and used my new wood texture embossing folder to add some subtle texture. Then mounted the artwork onto the embossed card panel, added the twine and then added it to the kraft card blank.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alcohol Inks, Claritystamps, Paperartsy - JOFY, Promarkers, Letraset

6 bird themed ATCs

Today I have six different bird themed ATCs I created for a swap. I decided to change things up completely with each one… using different techniques and mediums.

First I started with alcohol ink and yupo and foiling and then added the silhouette stamps from Claritystamp …

Love how this came out.

Then I went for patterned paper and cute Jofy stamped image coloured with promarkers. I also chose to create the background behind the paper with promarkers so it all tied in.

Next up I decided to use the Waterfront stamps to create a scene for Darcys flying birds… and then heat embossed the whole panel to give it a glazed finish.

Then onto a Hot Picks stamp and some distress oxides in the background… again the heat embossing came out for a fun texture.

Next up I added Tim Holtz tissue wrap and then gesso followed by gelatos to create the background. Another hotpicks stamp for the focal image.

Finally some simple stamping and colouring using watercolour pencils. Love these funky Kim Dellow stamps.

All of them mounted onto black card for stability and to finish off. Love them all and how different each one is.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alcohol Inks, Promarkers, Letraset

Happy birthday Daddy dearest!

Yes my Dad celebrates his birthday today so here is the card I made and sent off to him last week.

I created an alcohol ink background and then stamped the castle stamp from Creative Stamping magazine and then coloured it in using promarkers to create a silhouette.

Then I stamped the Stampendous sentiment on and then overstamped the castle using Versamark and embossing powder in a dark red and black mix. This created a fun texture.

Mounted it onto several layers and colours of cardstock and edged each layer with the black promarker.

A smart and dramatic effect … love how this came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artful Days Goodie Box, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Handcarved, Masks/Stencils, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Postscript, Promarkers, Letraset, Tim Holtz

6 one colour atcs

Today I have 6 atcs to share which I’ve made for a swap where the rule is to use mainly one colour. I chose purple as my colour and made 6 different cards based on the same background.

I started with a piece of mountboard and added colour to it using a dry brush and my fresco finish paints and also using the Seth Apter printing technique to get a few layers into the background. Then I cut out the 6 atcs.

I know they look a little pink here but in natural light they are more purple.

Then I treated each of them differently to create the individual ATCs.

This first one I added the Postscript background stamp with white heat embossing and then the feather with purple embossing. I then added distress ink to add more colour to the feather area and add more focus.

Next is the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird. I coloured the bird with Distress inks and a waterbrush (Kassa style) and then cut it out. I added a layer of vellum underneath the bird which I raised up on foam pads to give it some dimension. For the background I added some stamping using the handcarved stamp and distress oxide which I added clear embossing to. I finished it off with some glossy accents for the the eyes.

Card number three I added a diecut hot air balloon. I die cut this from card I had coloured with distress inks and then paper pieced the white elements. Then added some wink of Stella and a little bit of pink to the heart. I raised this up onto foam tabs for dimension. The background I added lots of shimmer using mica and then heat embossed it in clear before I added some stencilled letters using the same purple paint and a Dylusions stencil.

Card 4… I stencilled using a darker purple the flower stencil and when that was dry I replaced the stencil and added the glitter paste. Kept it simple for this one as that glitter really does the job on making an impact!

Card 5… I decided to make a posy jar. I found some cute jar tags in my Artful Days goodie box stash and cut the top off so I could add my posy and then gave the kraft tag lots of layers of distress oxides. I stamped and die cut the Petal Palette flowers from some inked card and added more colour to the actual flowers using the inks. I also added distress inks and oxides onto the background which gave it a more watery look and a little bit of washi tape to added a different texture. I finished with the wink of Stella all over the jar and some white paint pen.

Final card… I added more stamping using distress oxides and the handcarved stamp in the background. Then I stencilled the oxides and heat embossed the stars. I loved the subtle texture this gave.

Then I added a Trish Latimer girl which I had coloured using the Paperartsy fresco finish paints and promarkers for her skin. I cut her out and added with foam tabs for dimension and then added glossy accents to the star.

So that’s all 6 cards…

Super happy with all of them! Hopefully the recipient likes them too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Magical day, Magical Mates, Promarkers, Letraset

I’m back! More swaps!

Sorry I’ve been missing the last few days as been super busy at work and too exhausted to craft when I got home. But tonight I grabbed some me time in the craft room!

The theme for this month’s ATCs at UK stampers forum is red white and blue… and I decided on some magical themed cards.

I grabbed the first bit of red patterned paper I could find and tore that and then some blue denim coloured fabric and frayed the edges. Then I chose the wizard from the Magical Day stamps and coloured him with promarkers.

After die cutting him I then added Wink of Stella to his hat and robe and then added the highlight with white gel pen.

I finished off the edge of the white cards with a promarker to tie in the colour.

Then I stamped in white ink the little magic dust and added a dot of glossy accents to each to give them dimension.

Love how they came out … very different ATCs from my usual ones.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Dies, Promarkers, Letraset

Design team: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Good morning! And happy new month.

With it being the first of the month it is time for me to share my contribution for this month’s Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challengeand this time I grabbed some papers from a set from Making Cards magazine from back in March and the stamps that came with the papers. I have used these before to make some other cards so it was nice to revisit the papers and image.

I decided to use a few of the papers but die cut only a small part of the image as I didn’t want the wine glasses part of the image… just the appearance of the friends hugging. This worked better with the sentiment.

I mat and layered papers with Tranquil Tide and white cardstock and then added it to a tent fold card blank I made.

I raised up the focal image onto some foam pads to give it some dimension and coloured it with promarkers.

Hope you like the card I made. Off to see what others have been up to with their patterned papers. Why don’t you join us on the blog this month?

Happy crafting!

Catherine