Gorjuss, Marbled, Promarkers, Letraset, Stitched framelits

Happy birthday Eleanor

My cousins little girl turned 5 earlier last month but I’ve only just managed to get the card and present to her. I really am rubbish at posting things out! Here is the card I made for her. 

She is a girly girl so it was nice to pull out the pretty colours and gorjuss girl stamp to make this. 

I used the fabulous Marbled stamp to create the background paper using Crisp cantaloupe. The embossed paper was gifted me in a swap and I just added a little of the ink with a blending tool to tone it in with the background. I added a stitched circle die cut too that I blended the ink onto lightly.

Then I coloured the girl in with promarkers and added some copper thread behind her. I then die cut the sentiment from the copper foil sheet.

Love how this came out. I chose three sequins to add the necessary bling! 

And a positive coming from the lateness of me passing over the cars is that this qualifies for the “lots of layers” challenge at Always fun challenges blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Badass Chick, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Sizzix, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, Trish Latimer

A play in my journal – make a wish and sparkle

Another play in my Dylusions journal last weekend led to this spread….

I used a mixture of distress stain spray and distress oxides to create the background using stamps and stencils. As the colour was added over gesso it gave it a lovely pale and creamy texture.

I added the stamping of the circles from #badassartchick stamps across the bottom and then added some of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap in the centre of the two pages. I then added the swirly sizzix die cut and then the cute Trish Latimer fairy. I had coloured her with promarkers and then added the Art Alchemy Sparks paint to her wings and the star. I also splashed some of the sparks over the page to add the sparkle. 

I absolutely love the sketchy nature of this focal image against the washy nature of the background so super happy with this page.

And yes another creation for the Paperartsy challenge over on their blog for using Hybrid inks.
Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Art and crafting styles, Promarkers, Letraset

Golf Bugaboo card

Hi

I made this card a few weeks ago for part of the parents stash… a golf themed card! 

I used a Bugaboo digital image thay I’ve had for a while and coloured it with promarkers. 

I then distressed a piece of brown cardstock with Distress Oxides and some stencilling and added wax paper and some bakers twine. I then mounted it onto blue card to bring out the colours in the focal image.

Cute! 

The sentiment is a die cut from a pack I added the distress oxide to so it teamed up with the rest of the card. 

So even though this is not at all Paperartsy style… I did use my oxides in two different ways so going to add this to their challenge blog. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Promarkers, Letraset, Spectrum noir pencils, Trish Latimer, YouTube video

ATCs using Trish Latimer stamps 209 & 210

Yesterday I shared some ATCs I made using new stamps I had got from Trish Latimer. But it wasn’t my first use of them… 

I actually filmed my first use!  And this is what I made… 

This is coloured with promarkers and then collaged onto the background. The background has a spritz of the mica spray and then stamped the stitched circles from Artful Days Goodie box.

Then this one I stamped directly onto the background and coloured using the spectrum noir pencils. 

Love these stamps and can see me grabbing them often to use on ATCs and cards! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Santoro

November Lindsay Mason ATC swap . .. In the night

Hello. 

Lindsay Mason organises a monthly themed ATC swap and November’s swap theme was In the night. Here is what I made…

I took a Gelli print I had done on some kraft paper and inked it up with Hickory smoke and black soot distress ink. 

Next I added some stars . ..but I didn’t like them so flicked white paint instead and covered the stars with some organza ribbon. 

Next I chose a digital stamp from a day for daisies and coloured it using Promarkers.

When I fussy cut the image I did lose the halo and some of her hair but think it still looks fab. I then added the little star paper clip onto the edge too.

I wanted a bit of texture on this so also added some glossy transparent texture gel through a stencil and then some glimmer ink onto the moon to make it shimmer.

I finished the ATC off with some gold pen outlines and a little sticker…. twinkle! 

The other two I didn’t manage any step by steps … just got carried away creating….

This has glossy raised stars and lots of silvery doodles.

And the final one is a massive job in embossing!

A stamped image, some stamped letters and handwritten letters using my much neglected embossing pen. Edged and embossed…. including colouring in the moon and star and using different embossing powder colours.  I might have also scorched my fingers making this!

Love all three different interpretations of the prompt … In the night.

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

Back in the room

Today I am back in the craft room properly but unfortunately can’t quite share what I’ve been working on until it is received by the recipient so I have instead something to share in did a few weeks go.

So this is a card I made with a digital stamp that I coloured with Promarkers.  

I decided to team this Bugaboo image with a range of different papers, vellum and some tickets I stamped. 

Love the cute and textured feel this gives. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine