Category Archives: Art by Marlene

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

This month for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge I teamed some papers from a Making Cards magazine set with some Art by Marlene stamped images.

I started by creating the background panels using up the papers to create some bright square cards. Then I stamped the beach hut images and coloured them with promarkers in similar colours to the papers.

I also added ribbons to the papers. The sentiments were stamped on card I had coloured with the same promarkers colours so everything tied in.

Inside the card I stamped a beach hut using a pale grey ink so it was like a watermark.

I also decorated the envelope with a beach hut image but stamped in grey archival to give it more emphasis.

Love how these cards came out. Bright and cheery!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Decorated tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

Almost every month I join in with the swap of a decorated tag over at UK stampers forum and this month I’ve decided to join in again.

I grabbed lots of strips of scrap paper that were sitting on my desk to coat a tag. They happened to have come from the Christmas papers but weren’t overtly Christmas designs so work for anytime of year.

Once glued down I scraped some gesso down the centre and as it’s old gesso it’s gone quite thick so perfect for stamping into as it holds the shape well. I used a random text stamp from an old magazine set.

Next I stamped the Art by Marlene beach hut stamp onto a panel of cardstock and added that to the front of the tag using dimensional tape.

I coloured elements of the stamp with my water colour pencils and added glossy accents to the roof to add more dimension.

I then added an Art by Marlene sticker as the title and doodled round it.

I finished the tag with black archival ink on the edge and some scraps of ribbon and twine through the top.

Love how this came out and pleased I could use up some of the off cuts that were on my desk for this tag.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Monochrome bunting

Today I have some bunting to share which is for the UK stampers forum swap. The theme for this swap is Monochrome, so I went for the turquoise colours as my monochrome.

I stamped the beach hut from Marlene using the archival inks and then used distress crayons to watercolour the image. I also added some ink blending round the edge and a little bit of stamping to provide some texture. I then splattered the art alchemy sparks paints to give it some shimmer. Next I added the hand stamped sentiment and edged it with some Inktense.

I love this image and the gentle finish this bunting had.

It’s been a fun swap to get involved in and I’ve loved creating the flags and receiving some fun bunting in return.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Tag art with Marlene

This past weekend I went to Middlesborough to meet with a friend and attend a class with Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk. I had a fab time.

Here is what I made…

Fab mixed media tags… fun to make a some good ideas that I hadn’t thought of before… always good to get new inspiration.

And such a lovely bunch of people I spent time with…

Plus I had a bit of a spending spree in the shop and bought some bargains…

Plus… to make the whole weekend I spent time with the gorgeous Darcy…

Just love this girl so much!

So all in all a great weekend.

Want to hear more… check out the video I rambled through here!

Happy crafting!

Catherine