Badass Chick, Brushos, Distress oxide ink, Emma Godfrey, Gelli Plate, Kim Dellow, Masks/Stencils

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 3

Hello… me again… more cards from the basket challenge…

This started life as a gelli print, as did the second card I am sharing and both of them I used Kim Dellow stamps as the focal points.

I used a layer of stamping onto the gelli print background… and then added the set of funky flowers. I also stamped the flowers onto book print and then coloured them using the brushos. I made sure that they were highly pigmented to create the really intense colour.

More posca pen doodling also added to the panel to create a frame.

I also added the little canvas tag and some twine to finish off.

Here is a better picture in daylight…

This second one I added some stencilling, to which I added doodling and I used the same trick of adding the flower heads as another layer of book print coloured with brushos.

This time the tag is a corrugated card one I coated with blue paint and added some embossing too.

I needed to add posca pen to the flowers too to ensure they had the same impact as the doodled stencilling.

And again another picture in daylight…

So that’s half the cards I made shared… Will share more again in a few days.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Baked Texture embossing powder, Brushos, Emma Godfrey, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, JOFY, Kim Dellow, Masks/Stencils

Mini marvels… one basket crafting part 2

More of the cards I made crafting out of one basket of supplies.

This one was lots and lots of layers of paint and then after stamping the flower I created a mask and overstamped using black versafine the Badass artchick stamp which gave a fab background. I decided the flower needed to look different though so stamped it onto bookprint and used the brushos to colour it.

Once dry I fussy cut it out and added it to the card and added posca pen doodles.

I kept the card quite simple as it was such an intense background and focal image so just added doodled lines.

The next one I took the same image and made a very different looking card.

This time i stamped the image onto a piece of paper I had been using to add paint to the previous background. It was originally a piece of map paper so very smooth and originally glossy.

I again added posca doodles.

I chose to add it to a piece of card I had simply stamped one background stamp on and then edged.

To the card I then added some embellishments… a little corrugated tag, and some chipboard hearts I had given the embossing powder treatment using the Deep sea baked texture embossing powder.

A much more simple card but equally fun using the large flower image from Jofy.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Baked Texture embossing powder, Distress oxide ink, Emma Godfrey, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils

Mini marvels… one basket crafting!

My lovely and super creative friend Chris runs a group on Facebook called mini marvels. To start our mojo off she challenged us to create from a basket of goodies we were urged to put together over a few days… e.g. choose three colours of distress oxide and three paints in the same colours on one day, grab stencils and stamps on another. Once the basket/bag was full we had to stop.

Here was my filled basket.

And when tipped out onto the desk there was a lot to choose to play with. We were allowed one thing extra we forgot and three main tools… pens and basic tools were ok. My main tools were a paper trimmer, heat tool and gelli plate.

I decided the thing I wanted to make were cards suitable for teenager girls as I had run out in my stash and the theme for my focal image stamps was flowers so this influenced what I could do for some of my cards. I had also chosen some butterfly greyboard embellishments so they got used too.

So I won’t share all of the cards I made today… hopefully over the next couple of weeks you will see them all.

I will share the first two I made here today though.

I started with a distress oxide smooshed background and built up some layers of stamping. I also added some posca pen doodling.

The butterfly I painted and then added the Deep Sea embossing powder to create a shiny embellishment. I gave it a piece of bookprint to sit on and added some gems and the sentiment label.

Love how zingy this is.

The next one is similar in terms of background was started in the same way. But this one I added stencilling plus different stamping.

The star was a textured finish embellishment which I added layers of the Deep Sea embossing powder to. It maintained it’s texture but love the glossy finish.

So this is two of the many cards I made.

I will share more in a couple of days.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick

UK stampers forum ATC’s

I made these ATCs for the numbers themed swap for the UK Stampers Forum swap.

I decided to use Badass artchick stanps to create these. The fun character I did the heads on separate paper and then fussy cut out to add to the image stamped directly on the ATCs.

I used slightly different colour combos for each one.

But each one is still “FUN”.

Hopefully the recipients like them too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Gelli Plate

A fun card

Today I have a quick but fun card I made for enclosing some swaps to the organiser over at UK stampers forum.

I used my mini gelli plates to create the background using distress inks.

Then I used Badass artchick stamps and Versafine to add the focal images.

I also added some pen marks to add some fun.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Distress oxide ink, Emma Godfrey

Happy birthday ickle cus

This is a very late posting of the card I made for my ickle cus!

I started this with my friends a few weeks ago using a different colour scheme from the previous version.

I decided to add lovely flowers from the Artful Days Goodie box stash and some sparkly bakers twine as I knew I could personally handover the card when I saw my cousin rather than having to post it.

Love how dimensional this is and those cream sequins really finish off the card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, JOFY, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz, Visible Image

Distress oxide cards

A couple of weeks ago my friends Karen and Mara joined me for some arty fun and we played with distress oxides (at Mara’s request).

I didn’t do much prep before the session due to a lack of time but managed to get some projects done during the night regardless using the usual techniques for using distress oxides.

Firstly we started with simple stamping!

This was using the Badassartstamps to create a panel in one colour family and then a focal point from some contrast colours with an overlay sentiment.

Second project was to do some blending and stencilling and water reaction.

This card has yet to have a sentiment added but hopefully I will be able to add one soon to finish it off.

Next up I created a background using the fabulous smooshing method.

I also added some stencilling, blended edges and of course the stamped wildflowers.

This was a bit of a two for one card too as I also created this next background by using the photo paper as a mop up.

This makes such a dramatic background and fab way to showcase the Visible Image stamp.

Love how different the same inks look on the different types of substrate.

Finally some gelli plate work onto different substances created this (albeit unfinished) card topper!

Had such a fun time crafting with my friends. Wish we could do this more often, but life is so busy it is not always easy to get together!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alpaca Pals, Badass Chick

UK stampers forum postcard swap

Last month for the Uk stampers forum I made this postcard.I really wanted to use the Tracey Day Alpaca Pals stamps again but this time used all the elements type stamps, the sentiments and the hearts rather than the cute animals.

As my focal image I chose a Badass artchick stamp instead which I stamped and embossed on bookprint and added a little watercoloured ink.

The background was a blend of Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio distress ink and the stamping was a mix of different archival and distress inks.

Super happy with this.Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Color therapy, Design Team, Indigo Blu, Ribbons, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Watercolour paints

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: salt technique

Howdy readers…

This week we have a technique based challenge over at Back to Basics and Beyond … salt technique.

I haven’t used salt with my watercolours as a background very often so it was fun to experiment and ended up with three panels…

I cut them down and used each in a different way. One I used an indigo Blu stamp set and heat embossed the fish and the sentiment.

I then added a little more colour onto the fish using distress oxide and my waterbrush.

Then I added layers under the panel in contrasting colours including the ribbon and the pearls.

Now the second card I kept quite simple with a silhouette stamp and added gold edging and some patterned paper and then sequins to finish.

Then the final one I used as a piece of actual patterned paper.

I added the stamped image and some other layers of patterned paper. I added the kraft tag to balance the kraft in the coffee cup colouring.

Love all three of these cards… And love being reminded of what a lovely effect the addition of salt is to the watercolour background.

Can’t wait to see how everyone else used the salt technique in their creations! Here is the blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy

Frida ATC swap

Over at artful ATCs there is a Frida Kahlo swap which I’ve joined in with.

These are the two I made.

The first one uses stamps from Badass artchick stamps and the second I did my own version of a Kahlo portrait.

Both of them were backgrounds with fresco finish paints and the one on the left I stamped and embossed the leaves with distress oxide and to add colour to the portrait and the stamped image I added both fresco finish paints and oxides.

Love how they both came out… even if my sketchy portrait isn’t brilliant I think she is still recognisable.

Happy crafting!

Catherine