Design Team, Designer Series Paper, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Another month and another design team contribution to share for Craftyhazelnutspatterned paper challenge.

I went to town on this card and love everything on this… the digital image coloured with promarkers and paper pieced and then lots of layers of card and paper and doilies… and of course super cute die cuts.

And don’t forget the ribbon and glitter glue dots!

So this is what I did with my paper stash… wonder what the rest of the team did with theirs? Well it’s time to go over to the blog and find out!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Dies, Half full, Inktense, Derwent, Promarkers, Letraset

Best friends cards

I loved this stamp that came with the Making Cards magazine last month and the bright and cheery papers that came with it.

I chose to create two cards using the stamp and colouring them differently.

The first one I went for a shabby look. I mat the paper onto some coredinations card which I had sanded the edge of. Also I distressed the edge of the paper first.

Then I stamped the image onto Very Vanilla and coloured the image with Inktense blocks and a waterbrush. Again I distressed the edge. This time I took the wine glass paper and brushed it with a stencil brush to give it some staining and make it less white.

I added the gorgeous pleated ribbon and tucked the paper and image behind it.

I then added the sentiment too.

The next one is more bold and I coloured the image with promarkers. The sentiment for this is from the Half Full stamps as I thought it worked well with the focal image.

I love the use of circles with the dotty paper!

So there are my two girly best friend cards. Fun and love how different they look.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Afternoon Daydreams, First edition dies, Half full, Promarkers, Letraset

Another Half Full card for the girls

Yesterday I shared two more masculine cards using the Half Full stamps and papers from Making Cards magazine. Tonight I have a girly card using the papers and stamps.

I kept it really simple with the jazzy striped paper and added the mount of Melon Mango and then another piece to the top. I added a die cut sentiment and then some ric rac stickers from the stash to add a little pop of colour.

The stamped bottle I decided to add pink elements with promarkers. I then added wink of Stella for shimmer. Then I added the sparkly gems to finish off.

So a pink wine card… perfect for so many of my friends.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Half full, Promarkers, Letraset

Making Cards magazine play

Today I have a couple of cards I made using the Half Full stamp set and some papers that came with the latest Making Cards magazine.

I thought these stamps worked perfectly with the wine glass patterned paper! I decided that as the rest of the papers made things quite feminine that these would be good for more masculine cards.

I chose some cardstock for coordinating with the papers and mat and layered with them. First a blue grey coloured cardstock. I also used some of the stripey paper as a mat.

I edged all the layers with promarkers in a mid grey colour to give them a border. I then stamped the bottles and coloured the bottles using promarkers. I added some grey brads and a foiled sentiment.

The second card I used Tranquil Tide cardstock which I thought worked well with the green bottle. I added some piercing to embellish and this time black brads to add the sentiment tag. This time I used ink to water colour the images.

Really enjoyed mixing these papers with the Half Full stamps.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Animal Stories, Gelli Plate, Promarkers, Letraset

Circus ATCs – Artful ATC swap

February’s theme for the Artful ATC swap group is Circus. I joined in the swap at the last minute and so pleased I did as I love the cards I made…

The first one was a scrap of paper I had brayered on and I love the stripes as it made me think of a big top.

I added the elephant stamped from the Animal Stories set and then created a stripey podium for him to stand on! I added glossy accents to make it dimensional and shiny. Then added the card candi as the juggling balls!

The other one I found some circus themed papers and added them decided to add texture with my sewing machine.

Then I hand stamped the sentiment to add too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Promarkers, Letraset

Cherry picking fun! 

Another cute digi stamp from the batch I found the other day and made some cards up from.

Again I chose some patterned papers from the scraps box and a foiled sentiment to make up the card with a scrap of bright yellow ribbon.

I added some wink of Stella to a few parts of the image to add some shimmer.

Love how this looks… so delicate and sweet!  

Tomorrow I will be back to my mixed media work I am sure after a few days of cardmaking… but it’s been nice to do something a little different for a while. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Artful Days Goodie Box, Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Gorjuss, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Sky's the Limit, Spectrum noir pencils, Tim Holtz, Trish Latimer

My favourites of 2017 pt 1

I see these little videos on YouTube with people celebrating their favourite supplies of the year… of course they are all affiliated so not entirely sure how much I trust their judgements so instead I thought I would share my favourites of 2017! 

Of course I couldn’t not mention ATCs given this year has been all about these small works of art.  I challenged myself to create 365 in the year and I exceeded the challenge by a long shot. 

I’ve made mixed media 3d cards, hand drawn cards, stamped cards and even pocket letters! I’ve participated in swaps all over the world and made most of my Christmas cards using ATCs as the toppers.  So my favourite artworks of the year…

I think these stick in my mind as favourites… so in no particular order…

Fairy cards

Halloween pocket letter

Work of art 

Alphabet ATCs

Hearts

Gorjuss girls

Seaside

I could go on… there were after all over 400 to choose from! So for now this will do. 

So my favourite supplies for making ATCs are… pretty much anything I can grab quickly and smaller sized stamps. 

Hope you enjoyed this little refresher on my ATC journey. 

Will be back with another favourites list of 2017 tomorrow if I get a chance.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine