Awesomely artistic, Beautiful You, Bitty Banners, Brushos, Burlap, Distress oxide ink, Handcarved, Hardwood, Masks/Stencils, Postscript, Stitched framelits, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Watercolor wings

Background stamp class

Last Tuesday I hosted a crafting session at my house where the focus was on background stamps. 

I designed four cards using different background stamps. 

1. HARDWOOD

This is a perfect design for any woodgrain stamps and I love this Hardwood stamp from Stampin Up. I masked part of the background and then added another colour cardstock for the raised panel.  I then used the Awesomely Artistic set to embellish and then an old sentiment stamp.

2. POSTSCRIPT

An old but still very good technique of triple time stamping. This time using the Postscript stamp and a mix of colour inks. 

I used a mix of Sweet sugarplum, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig to ink up the stamp and then Fresh Fig for the mounting card. I then added the die cut swirl and stitched framelit before adding the Watercolour wings butterfly using the same colours. 

The sentiment was embossed just to make it pop! 

3. BURLAP

This time I grabbed the gelli plate and Distress oxides to add the fun background for this card. 

Using one colour of the oxide for the first print with some water and then added the burlap to it for the second layer created a nice rustic but imperfect print. 

I then added stamping for the glasses and then created the tag using the new Half Full stamp set from the autumn winter SU catalogue.

4. HANDCRAFTED

This is a retired stamp but I love it, especially for stamping with Brushos. I created a palette on my craft mat and then stamped into it and then straight onto the card blank. I love the mix of the colours and the watery stamped effect.

I then mopped up the remaining colour and die cut that using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  I also stamped and die cut the Beautiful You inage with the stitched framelits and added colour with some brusho. I edged panel and the sentiment with some purple from a blending tool.

So four different background stamps each used differently to create some fun cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Bitty Banners, Brushos, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Gelli Plate, Lovely as a Tree

Update from Mixed media card class

Mo and I enjoyed a really relaxing and chilled out class tonight as it was just the two of us. 

Here are the cards we made.

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I put the little montages together using the Project Life app which I am enjoying using at the moment to document life.

Anyways… a lovely evening resulting in inky fingers and a hug with a friend. Can’t ask for anything more!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bitty Banners, Bliss, Gingham Garden, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Use them or Lose them

Three sheet wonder

Once again I am on my mission to use up some of my stash of papers … so another one sheet wonder type thing going on… but with three sheets of Gingham Garden dsp! I actually started the planning and cutting for this one night in/on the bed.

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The three chosen sheets of dsp above which I chose three random ways of cutting up using the Pinterest board I have set up for osw as inspiration.   Then I started copying sketches from Mojo Monday  (a great sketch site that has old sketches available for use) & putting card ideas together from that.

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Next I had to get coordinating cardstock for the papers… I decided rather than cutting into too much new cardstock I would first raid the scraps box and use up stuff already cut into!
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And then started putting things together with the relevant card blanks…
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I did have to use some fresh card stock for the bases… but otherwise I managed most of this from scraps.

Then I made them up into little sets. Here is the first of the sets…
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For all of these I used the Bliss stamp set to add the flourish stamp in the background and the little butterflies and the sentiment from Bitty Banners.

I also added stickles a plenty to give them a nice bit of bling.

Pop back tomorrow to see how I finished the others off.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful Brocade, Bitty Banner framelits, Bitty Banners, Butterfly, Chevron, Designer Series Paper, Dies, Honeycomb, Lacy Brocade, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Papillion Potpourri, Secret Garden, Secret Garden framelits, Stripes, Use them or Lose them, Watercolor wings

One sheet wonder … errrm three sheets

Part of the Use them or Lose them challenge of the year is to use some of the paper I have stashed. I have been trying to use stuff from the scraps box where possible to try and work through that but there is also the mountain of uncut 12 x 12 sheets of dsp so I decided to do a one sheet wonder type project… although ended up using three sheets of DSP so I could get some variety.

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I didn’t follow a osw cutting guide, instead headed over to Mojo Monday and followed a load of sketches from November and October 2015 to design the cards and cut everything up.  I added two sheets of Primrose Petals cardstock, one crumb cake and one wild wasabi plus a few bits and pieces of scrap cardstock that were hanging around the desk.

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Next I started assembling, embossing, die cutting and stamping… and ended up with 15 cards for the box at work!
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Love how these all came out.

Entering this into the Crafty hazelnut patterned paper monthly challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Awesomely artistic, Bitty Banners, Butterfly basics, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #1 … set 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

Well I am back with another use for Butterfly Basics… defintely a keeper for my Use them or lose them challenge!

These two thank you cards were created to say thanks for Christmas gifts so have already been received by the people they were destined for!

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I used the SU pens to colour the stamp directly to get the flower and leaves coloured correctly.  I also added some layered stamping with the other stamps.  The little splodges in the background are from Awesomely Artistic and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners. I used a piece of dsp from the scraps box for the background.

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The envelopes I added the fern leaves in two colours of green to finish off.

Cute little notelets made with just a few lovely stamps… This set is going nowhere!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bitty Banner framelits, Bitty Banners, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy

More texture fun … Loving me some modeling paste

So who would have thought modeling paste would be such fun? It really is adding another dimension to my artwork.  And loving being able to join in the challenge over at Paperartsy to use texture/grunge paste.  

Just like the last project I shared I made a card, using leftover gelli prints, some stamped images and some texture paste.  This one I am sharing and hoping my sister in law doesn’t spot it as its destined for her but not till after the challenge has finished…hence sharing it a little early!

  

This is similar in composition as the last one in terms of the bookprint and the focal image to the left of centre.  This time, I used a different stencil and added some orange paint to the dried texture paste so that the crevices would get the paint, and then used a baby wipe to push the colour off the paste. Unlike the last time, the paste was added over the top of the stamped and paper pieced Darcy Paperartsy flowers (I painted the petals and cut each of them out so they were a solid colour) which adds a slightly different effect.  Only slightly disappointed I slightly skewed the quote stamping… Grrrr! 

Love the colours I chose and the mount of the green really complements the yellows and oranges of the picture.  I finished with a simple sentiment, die cut, the card candi and a twist of string.

  

Hope you like the sunset bright card and all that scrummy texture! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Apothecary Accents, Bitty Banner framelits, Bitty Banners, Embossing Folders, Petite Petals, Ribbons, Secret Garden, small flower punch

Colour my Monday! Soft Sky!

Hi peeps! It’s Monday … It’s time to play with colour!

Soft and subtle this week.

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I decided to create my own DSP to make use of this colour using the fabulous Secret Garden stamp set mixed with Petite Petals. I mixed the Soft Sky with the gorgeous Wisteria Wonder

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I also did some embossing with a polka dot folder, and then die cut a panel out using the lovely Apothecary Accents dies. Then used the sentiment from Itty bitty Banners. I used plenty of dimensionals to keep the depth to the layers, and added lots of lovely texture with the trim and ribbon. Finally the finishing touch of one of the lovely vintage buttons.

Happy crafting!

Catherine