AJSS, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Spectrum noir pencils

AJSS lesson 2 with Marieke

Today I have more #ajss2018 to share. I’m already a little behind on lessons with having had a busy weekend away without supplies as I knew I wouldn’t have done anything … so this is from last week.

Marieke’s lesson was about journaling on the road and had lots of doodles and odd faces. So I wasn’t on the road to do this but still it was fun just seeing where the doodles took me and the oddities I came up with!

Whilst I hadn’t been on a road trip I still included some symbols from my weekend … it included bike buying, England winning a football match and the child camping… wonder if you can spot how I symbolised these?

My page is very different from Marieke’s and I used a lot of black paint and perhaps a larger brush to apply it. But still I had fun adding marks and doodling.

I used papers I had put into my bag for the AJSS but Marieke included some lovely papers as a download so need to get these printed for using at another time.

This was outside of my comfort zone in terms of journaling but really enjoyed the playtime and may try this again at some point.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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

Digital stamps, Spectrum noir pencils

Playing … always fun!

Today I have a card I made just because I was playing at my desk!

After layering up the main sentiment focal point I decided I wanted there to be another image so chose this lovely digi from All Dressed up that I had coloured in spectrum noir pencils.

I’ve been colouring in front of the tv quite a bit the past few weeks so I have a stock of digi images coloured in and ready to craft with now!

Anyway finishing touches were the sequins which I filled with glossy accents as it adds an extra element of fun!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Digital stamps, Spectrum noir pencils, Stitched framelits

Happy birthday Big Bro

It was my brothers birthday a few days ago and I made this card for him.  No idea why but the grumpy looking dog made me think of him! Ha Ha Ha! 

I used some pieces of patterned paper and scrap cardstock to make the background and the mat for the image and I did the partial die cutting technique so that his ear came out of the oval shape. 

I coloured the inage using my spectrum noir pencils.

I added a tiny drop of glossy accents to the dogs pupils too to add some dimension. 

Cute and fun and hopefully my brother liked his card. 

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 

Masks/Stencils, Spectrum noir pencils, Undefined stamp carving

Sparkle simply ATC #221

Another ATC to share with you. This was a doodles background I made with spectrum noir pencils. I added some book print and stencilled the black circles. I then added my handcarved stamp girl who I coloured with inks. I then added a generous amount of sparkle and a flower embellishment and of course the title!

Finished off with a sponged edge. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Spectrum noir pencils

Doodles butterfly atc #214

Today we’ve been out all day at Chester Zoo which was fabulous.  I’ve taken loads of pics which I will share once edited. 

No crafting today so happy I have a project already made to share with you. 

I took a piece of the patterned paper I had cut from a book and then went to town with doodles. I then added colour with spectrum noir pencils and black and white pen marks. 

Fun! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine