AJSS, Neocolors II, Watercolour paints

#AJSS title page and first endeavours

So I am officially loving #ajss2018 and the first few lessons that were released on Sunday. I woke up, watched them all, then rewatched the first one again and sketched my flamingo page whilst I ate breakfast. Then off to add colour and details in stages… so by 12noon my first page was already done!

Here are the progress pics…

Super happy with this.

I then moved onto my title page. This time I used the neocolors as watercolour pans to create the letters and the splatters and a little washi tape to cover a splodge I messed up!

Then some pencil to add definition to the letters. Jobs a good’un!

Next lesson was Iris is more mixed media and some free drawing and so will cover what I made with that in another post.

And then the next lesson from Marieke was using papers and doodling… so what I did with that will follow on another day!

Safe to say I am super happy with the course so far. Challenging me to do something different and have fun with the limited supplies.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mama Elephant, Ribbons, Watercolour paints

The Dogs Woof tag

I recently had a bit of a splurge including buying these fabulous stamps from Mama Elephant that I have been NEEDING ever since I first saw them months ago. So this is my first play with the Dogs Woof stamp… and I created a thin panel by masking and stamping different parts on top of each other. I used the stamp platform to ensure I got good crisp images.

I then added a very diluted amount of white gesso so I could add colour on the kraft cardstock. I added the colour using watercolour pencils and a waterbrush.

Once they were all coloured as I wanted them I edged the panel and then layered it onto another piece of kraft with a layer of waxy paper in between. I then punched a hole and added the string and ribbon.

This cute tag was made for the UK stampers forum swap last month so I hope the recipient likes dogs! Lol!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, First edition dies, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Spellbinders, Stitched framelits, Succulent Garden, Watercolor words, Watercolour paints

Catch up from class

Earlier this month I held a crafting session with friends and I never got round to sharing the cards I ended up making during the class. As per usual I swapped things up so I wasn’t making the same as the samples…

The theme of the class was watercolour and florals and I love how differently these all ended up.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Derwent Line painter pens, Distress Crayons, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Petal Palette, Watercolour paints, YouTube video

Petal Palette art journal piece

I made an art journal page and used my current favourite and go to stamp set for the feature… Petal Palette.

I made this with the video running so you can check out the progress here.

Love the layers, textures and the gentle images I used with this warm colour palette.

And that sentiment spoke to me perfectly at that moment… always a good way to choose your title for your piece!

Hope you like it. It was originally destined for a swap but then I realised that I had misunderstood the rules and that blue needed to be in the page…. ooops…. ah well a thoroughly enjoyable piece to make regardless. Once I realised that I found the perfect place to put the page in my journal… which covered some stamping I wasn’t keen on!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Petal Palette, Ribbons, Tim Holtz, Watercolour paints

Shimmer watercolour cards

I bought some shimmer watercolours a little while ago and the first thing I did was make a couple of backgrounds… and finally I got round to making them into cards.

The top one I used some Tim Holtz stamps and also flicked a bit of the art alchemy sparks paint on for dimension and added sparkle. I mounted it onto a blue textured card and with a purple organza ribbon.

The next one I used the Petal Palette leaves stamp and kept it quite simple with some string and a brown background.

Love these shimmery paints and can imagine using them a lot!

Happy crafting!

Catherine