Artful Days Goodie Box, Brushos, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Clare Lloyd, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal, YouTube video

Envelope circle journal for Tricia

So another journal landed and I immediately set to and in a few hours of wonderful playtime had created two pages. I really just ploughed on and got there so quickly (one side aided by the gelli print piece already done). I videoed the process (A little bit didn’t record due to camera issues) so I’ve put that onto YouTube here for those that fancy watching the speeded up process!

Loved playtime and how these all came together so well. Hopefully Tricia will like them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Eclectic Expressions

Eclectic Expressions duo

I got these stanps a while ago but not really had time to play with them… so I made two cards…

Firstly I stamped pretty much all the stamps to create an interesting border on this card.

I went over the larger circle with wink of Stella to add shimmer and soften the stamping little and added the glimmer gems.

Next I chose a few colours of brusho and used the brusho to stamp technique for this.

The small dots were stamped onto the damp card so there was some bleeding too. Again wink of Stella and glimmer gems were added to bring out some sparkle. Love the effect of the brushos to create a modern abstract feature.

So there you go… fun with the Eclectic Expressions stamp set!

I’m entering these into the Happy Birthday challenge at All Sorts.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artful Days Goodie Box, Designer Series Paper, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Marbled, Masks/Stencils, Panda Party, Stitched framelits, YouTube video

Making Cards magazine catitude set

I obsessively watch YouTube videos where the artist takes a subscription stamp set like the ones from Simon says stamp or Hero Arts, and makes 10 cards. I would love to have those subscriptions but given they cost around $40 and then add on the additional $15 for postage to the UK it’s not going to happen!

So as I do have a monthly subscription to Making Cards magazine and this month there are some stamps in the kit… I did my own video… but as you will see it’s a long one! Lol! Think if I was to do it again it would have to be in two parts.

Anyways… the cards I made.

A simple stamped one to make my own patterned paper using the stamps.

Using the bright paper and a stencil to make the focal image pop.

A floating image using acetate and the fun paper. You will have to watch the video to see what a mess I made of this when making it! Lol.

This time one of the fab and funky motivational type pieces with the patterned paper and some embossed card and a flower.

A fresco finish painty background and simple die cutting of the paper and card. Love this bright and cheery background.

Another simple exercise of cutting and sticking. Love this cute stretching cat!

And more paper pieces and fun patterns. Added clear embossing to the sentiment to give it shine and texture and love the little bit of vellum too.

Love the oxide background with the white embossed cats … even if the Whisper white is the wrong paper entirely for adding water based mediums to! And those blobs of enamel accents were a pain to get right!

Added some stamping of the Marvled background stamp to this … I thought it was the perfect touch with this quote panel.

Quirky cats mean a quirkly placed focal images! Love this fun card and the cut out chevrons.

So I have loads of the papers left but figured 10 cards was enough given the video was already ridiculously long!

Sorry about the shadows from the window frame but here they all are!

Let me know if you enjoyed this different crafting adventure. Oh and I have to also leave you with my hubbys version of a crafting video… He was slightly drunk and wouldn’t stop interrupting me video until he had done his own version! Just love the sound of the princess and her friend laughing at him!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy wishes, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Watercolor wings

Happy butterfly wishes

I really liked the card I made for my friend the other day so I made another one similar.

I used similar colours of the Hunkydory cardstock and some mirror card. I then heat embossed the beautiful sentiment onto vellum.

I also added the swirly diecut under the butterfly.

I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to use the Happy wishes stamps… this is gorgeous, especially with this champagne embossing.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Washi tape, Waterfront

A non sympathy waterfront card

Just to prove that this stamp set doesn’t have to just be for sympathy cards…

I again used brusho to stamp technique I had got from Understand Blue YouTube channel… seriously this is a very talented artist. I love her work. I now need to look at other stamps I can play with this technique for!

This time there was more water involved and I did use a wet brush to move the colour a little.

I added glitter washi tape to the card base and then under the sentiment to add some sparkle.

Entering this for the challenge at your next stamp using the colours as inspiration.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Simply Sketched

Another sympathy card

Unfortunately last week I had to make another sympathy card 😔

Decided to steer clear of Waterfront stamps before I only think death when I use it … and went for an ombre watercolour wash and Tim Holtz wild flowers stamp instead.

I layered yellows and oranges Stampin Up inks using my large flat brush and water. Then I flicked some spots of the darker orange and let it dry.

Once dry I added some subtle pattern through the writing stencil from Donna Downey and the stamped the flower using the stamp platform to ensure I got the impression well. I then flicked some watered down Sparks paint to add some shimmer.

Once that was dry I stamped the flower again, this time using versamark and heat embossed it. This is where the stamp platform came into it’s own as the stamp wad still perfectly placed. I did the same heat embossing with the sentiment.

I then took the stencil brush and made sure I had darkened the edges to frame it.

I am so so so happy with how this card finished up… again I wish it was for a happier reason… but hopefully it will bring some happiness to my friends mum in her sorrow.

Happy crafting!

Catherine