fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Clare Lloyd, Ticket punch

Happy birthday ickle cus!

A few weeks ago it was my cousins birthday but I never got round to sharing what I made for her at the time… so thought I would share it today for you! 

I started with a piece of patterned paper to which I had added gesso added no texture paste and added some of the more muted colours of Fresco finish paint. Then I added a piece of the master board from the PATWITS circle journal I had been doing … this is one of the offcuts I couldn’t bear to throw away. I mounted both the background and this to dark pink cardstock. 

I then took a piece of Very vanilla and stamped the Clare Lloyd girl out using a mix of Taupe and mahogany paint. again I mounted it onto the pink cardstock.  I finished off with a little flower and the That’s the Ticket SU sentiment. 

I stuck it onto a white card blank and of course forgot to take a picture of the final card! 

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

Dylusions, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Ticket punch

Artful ATC Halloween swap

This month the Artful ATC swap theme is Halloween.  I managed to find one specific Halloween stamp in my collection so made stuff up instead! (Yes then bought some Tim Holtz halloween stamps … he he he! Well I did spot a gap in my supplies!)

I started with these two pieces of thin card I had used for wiping paint and textute paste off on from other projects. 

It was when I tidied my desk last month and cut all the pieces of scrap into ATC size so I could have some pieces started. And I have already made a significant number of ATC’S from this little stash! 

I trimmed both down a little so that they could sit on a card with a frame, then started with the one on the right.   I added distress stains in carved pumpkin and Fossilised amber which resisted the paint but coloured the rest of the card. 

Then I used the Tim Holtz stencil called crackle and added versamark ink which I then clear embossed. Once this was heat set I added some more distress stains, this time in ground espresso which only went into the gaps in the embossing. I added some archival round the edge and then wrapped some orange and black trim round the piece. 

I then stamped the ticket stamp from That’s the Ticket SU set in versamark and embossed with black detail powder. 

I finished it off with black around the edge of the Base card too. 

The other piece I took the same stencil and added black gesso over the top. This left the cracks as the colourful sections. But I wanted a Halloween image for the main feature for this.  I then spotted the crazy bird set my friend has left at my house and this particular bird reminded me of dracula… so a few little additions drawn on and there is my vampire bird.   

I coloured the bird with distress stains as watercolours and then cut him out. I decided he needed to be upside down like a bat and once I stuck him down on the background I also wanted to heat emboss the whole panel …. once embossing powder is out on my desk it gets used for everything! 

Then I chose the sentiment from my Dylusions stamps and added that and the blank ATC as the Base.  

Cute and fun … not exactly scary for my Halloween ATC swap! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Design Team, Digital stamps, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Henry Says, Paperartsy Kim Dellow, Spectrum noir pencils, Ticket punch

DT: Fab’n’funky: cute puppy dog

Hi there. It’s been a little while since I’ve done a DT project for Fab’n’Funky mainly due to stuff going on in the real world that I have had to take priority. But I am back and have this gorgeous Puppy dog card I made using a digital stamp from All Dressed Up. I love this image. 

It really is so cute. I coloured it in using Spectrum Noir pencils and then cut it out. I decided it needed a funky mixed media background so used the Fresco finish paints and some stamps to create a background and then used a die cut to put a panel behind the puppy.

I brushed both the card blank, the sentiment and the die cut panel with a stencil brush to give some depth. 

The challenge for this week is Add a Sentiment.  Mine is a stamped one I punched out.  What would yours be?  

Head over to the blog to see what everyone else chose. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Design Team, Digital stamps, Sunshine & Sprinkles, Ticket punch

Playing pretty fairy!

Hello there dear blog readers

Today I have a card I made a few weeks ago as recently I’ve been working on lots of projects but not finished anything yet !

Anyway the card used a Stitchy Bear digital stamp that I had in my stash.

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I coloured her with watercolour pencils and a water brush and then layered up loads of cute layers.  I went overboard on the stickles and remembered to add some more pretty in the way of a flower.

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I have a day off tomorrow so hoping to get projects half done finished! Fingers crossed!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Hello Doily, Ribbons, Ticket punch, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #11 Hello Doily

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

Today I grabbed another background stamp, Hello Doily.  I have a confession that I bought this stamp ages ago and once again have rarely used it.

I decided that I would make two cards using slightly different colours but starting from the same base.

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I stamped the image in Versamark and embossed using clear embossing powder and this was onto pink cardstock.

Then I grabbed some distress inks and started adding colour.  One I added pinks to and the other I added greys to it. The pink one I also scrumpled up and distressed the edges of! 

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Next I decided they needed some more texture so added some elements from them using the Timeless Textures stamps.

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I needed a focal image and some contrast for the image…. so I got a bit of ribbon, a doily and then some paper flowers.  Then I stamped the girl stamp I got at AFTH and hadn’t got round to using.  I also used the That’s the Ticket stamp and punch for the sentiments.

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The final touch for these had of course needs to be pearls!

Love how these turned out and had forgotten how great the clear emboss resist technique was!  Need to do it more often.  But do I need to do it with this stamp?  It sure is pretty but I find it quite a restrictive image to use as it’s quite pretty pretty and I have other stamps and other ways of doing a pretty background.  So undecided!  Let’s see how the week plays out with this stamp!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful Brocade, Gingham Garden, Henry Says, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Paperartsy - Eclectica Clare Lloyd, Promarkers, Letraset, Ticket punch, Use them or Lose them

Three sheet wonder… set 2 and 3 of cards

Yesterday I shared the first part of the three sheet wonder I did from the Gingham Garden dsp I am using up as part of this year’s Use them or Lose them challenge.

Today I have set 2 and set 3 of the cards I made.

Firstly I used the fabulous Clare Lloyd girl stamp to create these two cards…

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I coloured the girl with Promarkers and the sentiment is a Lawn Fawn one I thought worked with the style of card.

The next are using a stamp from a random other set I got in a sale… but quite funky!

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I used the ticket punch and the sentiment from the Henry Says sey.   I used embossing for the bottom layer to add more texture, and the lovely bakers twine too.

These I remembered to stamp the envelope too…

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Simple, but a nice finishing touch I think.
I have a couple more sets of cards to share from this bumper One sheet wonder.  Pop back tomorrow to see how I finished these off.  Love how different the little sets are.

Happy crafting!

Catherine