Avery Elle, Distress oxide ink, Ribbons, Seasonal Labels Dies, Tropical Hideaway

Playing with Tropical Hideaway and oxides

Had a playtime with the Tropical Hideaway background stamp and this is the card I made…

I had no plan making this card… I videoed the process… which shows how I had zero idea what I was doing, but had fun as I did it!

I teamed it with a label, gold laser cut embellishment and the lovely green twine. I finished off with an Avery Elle sentiment stamp and die set.

Love this!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Avery Elle, Ribbons, Washi tape

UK stampers forum tag swap

Hi… I have a tag I made using one of those leftover toucan images from the papers I used for the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge I sharee yesterday. I’ve entered it into the swap at UK stampers forum.

So the rule is that there has to be stamping so I decided to create my own background for the tag using stamps from an old Creative Stamping magazine. The different tropical leaves work so well with the toucan image. I then added some of the remaining paper as a strip along with a piece of yellow washi that I thought added some additional colour and brightness as I had chosen a craft tag for the base.

Next I added an orange circle (again leftover from the cards I shared on the 1st) and then layered the image onto some foam so there was dimension.

Next I chose the sentiment and stamped and die cut the Avery Elle using an orange ink. I then embellished with some black heart die cuts which I added the black wink of Stella to so there was some shimmer and contrast.

I finished off with scraps of yellow and black and white ribbons and twine to coordinate with the tag.

Hope you like it. I think it is a fun to use images such as this in different ways.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Avery Elle, Badass Chick, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps

DT: Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge… tropical

Hello!

Time to get tropical for this months CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

I will start with a quick reminder of the rules…

Clean and Simple design with one focal point, lots of white (or open) space and minimal layers and embellishments

Probably for this one I added more than might be considered clean and simple but I just felt it needed the border stamping to finish off.

So for tropical I wanted to use the pineapple Lawn Fawn stamp and for some reason fancied a diagonal layout. I did a bit of planning for all the themes and this is one I had planned out in advance.

I stamped the pineapples and then watercoloured them using distress inks.

Once they were dry I added the border stamping using a BadAss Art Chick stamp.

Then I stamped the shades and die cut those to add to the cool pineapple on the end.

Once I had added the shades I added glossy accents to make them shiny!

Next I chose the hello stamp and die set from Avery Elle to finish off!

For the envelope I did simple stamping of the pineapple in green down the side of the envelope.

So a fun and I think definitely tropical card for this months CAS challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Avery Elle, Brilliant Wings, Butterfly, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Ribbons, Tim Holtz, Washi tape

Mixed media Monday – Chopping up the collaged masterboard

The project last month was making collaged masterboards. Well this month I had to take someone else’s collaged masterboard and make at least 4 somethings out of it… but using ALL of it.

So Dianne had sent me two masterboards and I chose to use this one.

It was challenging to cut into something so pretty but cut it up I did… and ended up with these bits and pieces to play with…

And the left overs…

I think I am forgiven for chopping these little bits off! Lol!

So what did I make… well I made a postcard…

I added washi, the die cut little circle flowers, the punched butterfly and stickers. I also added ink and the strip of fabric and the corrugated oval. Love how the different elements worked well together.

I also created 2 tags, one slightly larger than the other but based on size 8 ranger tags…

Again I added some extra bits like the tissue paper, fabric, die cuts, washi, sewing, stickers, keys and inking!  Also some ribbons and trim for the top of the tags.

Next I made 2 small tags…

I grabbed little elements with texture from my stash… I love the little gold theme for the fairy one… and the sewn elements for the butterfly one.  I ended up adding the base tag to this one in the Calypso Coral cardstock to lengthen it a little too.

Finally I made a bookmark with inchies as the element of the masterboard.

Again I added the extra layers such as the wax paper, ribbon, book print, die cut and sewing. Love how this finished up so much!

So hopefully Dianne likes these and can make use of all the different pieces I made for her from her gorgeous background.

Looking forward to making use of the other masterboard she sent to me for things I can then keep and use.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, Avery Elle, Dylusions spray inks, Forever Flourishing, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps, Neocolors II, Pierced Blooms, Very Versailles, Washi tape

Artist trading coins… pink

This month the theme for my ATCoin swap is PINK.

I decided to just start layering up pink colours on my coins and see where I got to with it… no plan!

As you can see I also added black and white to my pink themed coins.

I started with coins cut from packaging so gave them a coat of gesso. Then added neocolours and water, followed by stamping in a different shade of pink. Then patterned paper which I added the neocolours to. I punched part of a circle out of cardstock I had coloured with dylusions inks in pink and purple.

I had a hunt in the box of used foreign stamps and found three in different shades of pink. I also added washi strips too. I didn’t mind that I was mixing different shades and tones of pink… it all worked together.

I hunted in the box where I keep die cut scraps and found flowers and leaves I could also use.

Then I finished off with the hugs die cut (lawn fawn) and the friend stamp (avery elle) and the pink coloured pearls.

Super happy with these pink coins!

Hope that the recipients like them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine