Artful Days Goodie Box, Canvas and Mixed Media art, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Treasure Gold

Paperartsy aqua challenge

It’s been a while since I joined in with the paperartsy challenge blog but when I saw the challenge was aqua I had to play along. 

I love all aqua based colours and whilst I didn’t have a clue what to make at first I decided to grab this jar shaped Wendy Vecchi Art Part from the stash and use this as the starting point and go wherever the muse sent me. 

Well I started with the Green Patina paint from Seth’s collection. Then crackle glaze and the lovely Mermaid as my aqua coat on top of it. I then chose one of the heart stamps from Darcy’s set and used Baltic Blue to stamp randomly on the background. 

Next I sanded it down to remove some of the mermaid and leave the Green Patina shining through and then added more of the Baltic Blue to the edge and in particular the lid of the jar. 

I then added some green metallic wax around the edge which is more of a teal than a green.  Then I chose an aqua coloured flower from the Artful Days goodie box and some green bakers twine to wrap round the top. 

Finally I finished it off with the little hand stamped sentiment of Jar of Hearts. 

Really happy with how this little play ended up. Not entirely sure what to do with it mind you… ahem! Ah well it was fun playing with it! Maybe I just stick a hook on the back and hang it up! 

Any ideas gratefully received. 

Now as for the Paperartsy challenge I was mainly inspired by the starting post with all the beautiful photos Darcy had selected for the theme… but I did also love seeing the bobbing bottles that Keren did on the blog. Just love that fun way she created water. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Brushos, Masks/Stencils, Treasure Gold, YouTube video

Postcard art swap …. nursery rhyme time.

I have another postcard and another video for you today.

The theme for the month art postcard swap I am involved in is Nursery Rhymes or lullabies.  Well I am not convinced that with that theme you would expect what I ended up making… but it still is the theme … I promise.

Here is the process video.

And here is the card. 

Certainly far from cutesy or sweet… not entirely sure why my mind went a bit horror like… but I LOVE how this turned out. So much fun making and love the different take on the theme.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Everyday Flexible Phrases, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Treasure Gold

Three Heart ATCs (241-243)

Here are the three ATCs I made from some scraps and some punched hearts I received in a swap.  I filmed the process… Here is the link to the YouTube video

Really pleased with how these came out. 

Always a challenge to just use a few supplies and come up with something a bit different. In fact that gives me an idea for a challenge… just using the bits and bobs left on my desk to create stuff… will have to find a spare hour and get something sorted! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

ArtJourney.nl, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Treasure Gold

Two ATCs from the scraps 232 and 233!

Today I’ve got another video for you … this time of two ATCs I made this weekend from scraps and gifted punched papers.

Check out the process video here… 

… and the finished articles which I love are here. Particularly love the treasure gold shine against the mahogany and Green Patina paints. Scrummy!

Also love the turretted castle stamp from ArtJourney.nl … Particularly when stamped on ombre paper like this. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, Indigo Blu, Masks/Stencils, Treasure Gold, YouTube video

Tempus fugit ATC swap (174 & 175)

Hi there. Hope you are well and thanks for making time in your day to visit my little space in blog land! It’s appreciated. 

Today I have two atcs I created for a swap with the theme of “tempus fugit” which apparently means time flies! 

So here are my time related atcs. 

This first one I actually created on video… so check out the video if you have time and want to see the process. There is basically a distress oxide and then gilding wax theme going on with this.

The second one also features my favourite medium … distress oxides. I also used iridescent medium through a stencil and gave a glossy sheen to the clock with embossing. 

Stamps used are from a mish mash of sets for the second one but the first one is mainly Indigo Blu stamps. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Brushos, Finnabair, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Infusions - Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Spectrum noir pencils, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Stamps, Treasure Gold

A bulk load of random ATC’S 107-116

I caught up with a few random ATC’S last weekend…. no themes… just playing with bits and pieces on the desk! 

Texture paste and stencilling and bistre powder and gilding wax… interesting combo! 

Gelli print on book print and a Crazy cat Coloured with Spectrum noir pencils! Fun! 

Painty background, stamping and some opal magic paint highlights.  

Same as above! Just different stamping.

Mish mash of backgrounds and techniques finished with heat embossing. 

A gorgeous butterfly embellishment I received in a swap with a few layers underneath. 

More embossing on painty layers. 

A fun flower on a Gelli print background. 

A piece of master board I created for a circle journal finishes with a rub on doodled flower. 

Paint and tissue and stamping … oh and a butterfly …. what more could you want? Love these Finnabair stamps. 

That’s me for today… another 10 for the tally… all of which listed onto swap sites so who knows where they will end up?!?

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Brushos, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Masks/Stencils, Treasure Gold

Masked heart

Today I have a project to share that I started at the weekend inspired by the project that Ingrid Vichova shared on the Paperartsy blog.  Such a lot of details and beautiful layers. And of course because it’s valentines day… it had to have a heart! 

So although my heart is nowhere near as beautiful or amazing as Ingrid’s journal page it was inspired by her work and is my entry for the mask challenge. 

I started with a wooden heart that I’ve had in my stash for quite some time. I put some modelling paste through a stencil … which provided some masked letter shapes  

Once it was dry I then added Brushos to the heart (scarlet and violet) and some water. 

The colours blended beautifully and after drying with a heat tool the pigment settled into the texture really nicely. 

I decided I wanted some shine so grabbed some treasure gold and added that with my finger. 

Next I added Brushos (the same colours) to some flowers and die cut a flourish from a piece of painted paper. I layered them up onto the right hand side of the heart.  Then I removed the ring from the top as it was wonky and added some sheer ribbon to the back and then added some paper to cover the ribbon fastening. 

And so this is the finished little decoration. Unsure that it needs anything else… but maybe a word to finish off? What do you think? 

I loved making this and it really just came together quite naturally. 

Off to see what others have been up to for this challenge. I know I have another entry to make … just need someone to receive the card I made before I can blog it! Lol. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine