Category Archives: Stamps

Splodgy mediterranean postcard

Today I have a third project made from one play with distress oxides…

Whilst I made the coins and tag I shared the other day I also did a wipe up piece on glossy photo paper.

Once I buffed it I stamped in archival the Mediterranean Moments stamp and then went in with some distress oxides and a fine paint brush to add some definition to the image. This allowed me to add some shading and some green to the greenery.

I then cut down the panel and edged it roughly with the same sepia archival and adhered it to a thicker piece of cardstock to make a postcard.

Love this atmospheric inage and colouring.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Calendar – October 2019

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their October artwork.

I decided to go for a soft look for this month’s artwork and chose some yellow and orange stampin up inks and used clarity brushes to ink the background.

I then stamped these leaf splatter stamps from a Creative Stamping magazine set using the same inks.

I then added the quote and the darker leaf in the darkest of the ink colours… and of course the month stamp from Paperartsy.

So pretty!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: sentiment as focal point

Another CHNC design team project to share with you… This time Hazel challenged us to use the sentiment as the focal point… so I went for a clean and simple card.

I used a square acrylic block and the distress oxide to create a simple water colour background for the large sentiment stamp. I also added a few snowflakes to finish off the card.

It’s difficult to see but I went over the script writing with Wink of Stella too to give it some shimmer.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle journal for Chris

I have a page I made in a circle journal for our lovely organiser, Chris.

I decided I wanted to add dimension on the page so after a coat of black gesso and some strips of paper I added the stencilled words using the iridescent medium. I then heat set them so they got the bubbly texture.

Then I went to town with paints in a mixture of translucent and opaque.

I also did lots and lots of splatters!

I decided that I wanted to create a garden of the Darcy trees so I stamped and painted them on white and then fussy cut them out.

Once they were glued into place I also added shading and white highlights.

I then decided to add glossy accents to the dots on the tree and this has given them a fun three dimensional finish.

Next I added the title using Dina Wakely tissue paper. Love this!

Finally I added white dots around the page as as border and to add some details.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Eye eye inchies

Today I have a swap to share with you. After struggling with my mojo for a while I managed a few hours crafting this past Saturday and although it took a while to get into it I was pleased to have some swaps I had to make to force me to continue rather than just give up. And in the end I was happy with my makes.

So the first was a set of inchies with the theme “Eye eye”.

I chose to go for distress oxide backgrounds and then these fun make a monster stamps. I kept to the same set of eyes on each row but on a different monster body.

I highlighted the eyes with white and black paint pens. Then I gave each inchie a coat of clear embossing powder to give them some shine.

I love how these turned out. I stuck them to a card for the recipient.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Calendar – September

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their September artwork.

I wanted an atmospheric fairy page for September. I stamped Darcy trees which look like toadstools and then added a lavinia fairy to the top of one. Then created a moon with a circle mask and a sponge dauber. Then I coloured the toadstools with watercolour pencils and inked the whole piece with black soot distress ink before adding water splatters.

Finally I added Wink of Stella to the fairy so she shimmers.

Love these … not sure which colour scheme I prefer as one has more orange tones and the other pink tones.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

This month’s DT contribution is a quick one… sorry but just not had a chance to get round to making recently. So this is for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge and I made a card with leftover Maggie Holmes papers.

I added pumice stone inking to the edges and added the focal image from Beautiful You stamp set.

Love how this came out. Really just need to carve out some time to be creative!

Happy crafting!

Catherine