Designer Series Paper, Watercolor words

Striped patterned papers

I was watching Jennifer Maguire videos and saw her striped backgrounds and decided to make one of my own using patterned paper.

I chose some cutesy and bright patterned paper from the stash… it’s nice and spring like and the fact it was double sided and so coordinates perfectly with each other!

I love the cheery finish of this and all I needed to add the sentiment using the Watercolor Words stamps and heat embossed it. I also added a couple of flowers cut from the paper to embellish with some glitter gems for the centre.

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

Beautiful You, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils

Beautiful You mixed media card

I needed another just because card and decided to make a slightly more mixed media card but wanted to keep it to a 1 layer card.

This is what I ended up with.

I masked off the edges to leave the rectangle and then added layers of ink to it. Then I added gesso through a stencil using a palette knife, let it dry a little and then wiped it with a baby wipe.

Next I added distress oxides through another stencil. This was the fab hieroglyphic stencil my friend Deborah Wainwright designed.

To this I then added more oxides on top and flicked it with water. This pushed the stencilling pattern back into the background and so i added some white paint pen marks to add to the pattern. Next I decided to add the main image… one of the figures from Beautiful You. I stamped it and the sentiment using the stamp platform so I could make them very strong impressions.

Then I added more colour using the oxides and some white pigment ink to define the woman.

I then added some gold pen marks and a doodled border and some flicks of white and shimmer ink.

Love this card. I had no idea when I started I would end up using these stamps… but they worked perfectly.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Dies, Spellbinders, Petal Palette

Petal Palette fussy die cutting

I was gifted some fab dies by a kind crafting online friend and this is my first use of them… to make a pretty lemon and craft card with the fab petal palette stamp and coordinating dies. This is very far from my usual style of cardmaking but love the final look.

I used some thin cardstock for the lemon die cut and kept that simple onto the kraft base card. Then watercoloured and die cut the flowers. I then added the leaf die from the set using some old olive cardstock and then the sentiment and label die from the same set.

I then added some pearl gems as accents and my obligatory bling!

So what do you think? Fancy but still sort of clean? This die set comes with a central piece too but that was too fussy for me. There is also another set I’ve been gifted and looking forward to trying out… I’m imagining a white on white card for a wedding with that one though!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gelli Plate, Waterfront

Moon and Sun themed ATCs

I’ve found a new fb group who do mixed media ATC swaps and a few other challenges and decided to join in with the moon/Sun atc swap… here are my contributions using gelli print scraps to create my backgrounds for my little landscapes using the fab Waterfront stamps.

This first one I spotted a lake with the reflections and ripples in the texture of the paint. I ripped it to a smaller size and then added stamping of the mountains trees and the moon (including the reflection).

The second one was an inky gell print had a sun with beams of light radiating so it just needed some trees and mountains and some sand to finish off… and a simple mount of the white card ATC.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Seth Apter, YouTube video

52 mixed media cards week 7… make your mark

When Chris gave the prompt of Make Your Mark for this week’s 52 mixed media cards challenge I knew I would be going for some Seth Apter style work… especially as I had also just got some new stash to play with!

I didn’t video the process for making the ATC but did make the background on camera as I played with the stash for the first time… here is the linkto the long video of me experimenting with new stash.

Anyway the following day I grabbed 10 mins to make the ATC from the masterboard background and some other bits and pieces.

I am completely in love with the Seth Apter embossing powders… perfect for grungy embellishments like this heart.

Happy crafting!

Catherine