Blonde Moments, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy, Ink & the Dog, Papermania stamps, Raggy Dolls, Tim Holtz

Raggy Doll Christmas house # 4

Another of my Christmas houses to share today. Of course there is also the coordinating card. 

This is the point I got to with the house when I first took pictures… yes nearly but not quite finished. I went for a slightly brighter colour finish for this one including some neon pink paint flicks! I also went for an iridescent medium roof and some clear sequins to decorate.  I added word stamping to the house which also tied it in with the card.

The card started life as a piece I had wiped texture paste onto so already pretty cool. I added the paint in patches and also added chalk fresco finish paint to give it some “white” space.  Then I started stamping.  

I used the big Papermania stamp to add the subtle words and then the word joy from a Paperartsy set. The Christmas lights across the top are from the same set. 

Next I added iridescent medium through a stencil and let it dry. I also added the Tim Holtz die cut trees. 

Now time to finish off…

Glitter, sequins and a sentiment, inking and mounting and distressing all going on to finish off the card.

Now back to the house. 

I made the windows and doors look more integral to the house by adding some shading using the Pitt pens from Faber-Castell. I also added a little more of the iridescent medium rubbed in with my finger to give the house more of a sheen. 
One more to share tomorrow… please pop back to see how the final one looks.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Blonde Moments, Dylusions, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils

December Artful ATC swap… presents¬†

This month it is my choice of theme for the Artful ATC group and I chose presents.  It seemed suitable for the month of December.  

I sent mine off really early this month so as they’ve already been received I can share already!

Here is what I made.

ATC 1: 

Some jolly Christmas papers collaged onto a painty scrap.  Knew it wouldn’t matter what it looked like as I was collating over it. Then added gesso to blend the papers together a bit. 

Then I went a bit mad with stencils and stamps but knew I had a die cut to add on the top so most of this got covered up! 
I’ve had the die cut in my stash for a long time so it was good to find a use for it. The Blonde Moments stamped sentiments seemed perfect for it too! 


ATC 2: 

I used a similar set of colours of the fresco finish paint and stamped a few Dylusions stamps randomly over the background. I also used some archival ink for some other bits and then when it was dry I outlined the shapes with a silver pen… after all it is Christmas! 

Then I stamped the present image out onto white card in the same colour scheme. I did it twice in different colours so I could add the bow as a different colour.

I had added the present using pinflair glue gel to give it dimension and then added some stickles to the bow for extra sparkle.  For the mount I chose a bright pink cardstock and layered it up, finishing off with some more silver pen doodling. 

Really happy with both of these… looking forward to seeing what I get in return. Always fun opening the envelope to discover the beauty inside. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine