Design Team, Digital stamps

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Hello… and how quickly we have already got to the beginning of April.

Today I have another design team contribution to make for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge…where the challenge is to use some… you guessed it… patterned paper!

I managed to use two pieces of patterned paper, two washi tapes strips and a digi image I have had coloured for about 2 years just waiting to be used!

I wanted to keep it quite simple this month as the sentiment and image needed to be subtle and quiet against the pastel papers.

Now off to see what others have been up to with their stash of patterned papers over on the blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Digital stamps, Distress oxide ink, Inktense, Derwent, Stitched framelits, This and That Epic Day stickers

Playing in my art journal

I had a little play in my journal just because… and I used scraps of paper and some masking tape before adding gesso. Then I added lots paint using a brayer and my fingers.

I also used Inktense to define some of the borders of the papers and layers and then pen and doodles.

I then added some doilies, a frame i had made with the stitched square and a digital stamp I had coloured with promarkers. I also found some butterflies that worked brilliantly with the colour scheme.

I also added lots of stickers and some rub ons.

I love the fact I used lots of bits and pieces from the stash that I have had for ages and yet managed to keep the page working as a cohesive page.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Sooner

Digital stamps

Pretty dog card

When I was making the card I shared yesterday I found some digi stamps I had coloured and decided to make a few cards. Here is the first one… 

I used the purple stripey paper and some black card to make the background and then the pink card that I die cut a stitched shape oval from to make the image pop! 

For a change I chose to use a die cut foiled sentiment from a batch I found in my stash and had forgotten about. 

Nice to find something and make use out of it.  Tomorrow I will have another card I made from the stash of digi stamps I found! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Spectrum noir pencils, Stitched framelits

Happy birthday Big Bro

It was my brothers birthday a few days ago and I made this card for him.  No idea why but the grumpy looking dog made me think of him! Ha Ha Ha! 

I used some pieces of patterned paper and scrap cardstock to make the background and the mat for the image and I did the partial die cutting technique so that his ear came out of the oval shape. 

I coloured the inage using my spectrum noir pencils.

I added a tiny drop of glossy accents to the dogs pupils too to add some dimension. 

Cute and fun and hopefully my brother liked his card. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Distress oxide ink, Happy Moments

Let them eat cake postcard 

The theme for September in the Facebook postcard art swap group I am part of was “Let them eat cake, or bread” or “Marie Antoinette”.  So I had to use the fabulous Marie Antoinette Octopode Factory digital stamp! 

Of course it is very unlikely that Marie Antoinette uttered the infamous phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” herself… in fact no proof at all that this was attributed to her… and that was why I went with the title I did for my postcard. 

I printed her off on the linen cardstock and then coloured her using distress oxides and my waterbrush.  I then diecut a frame from another piece of the cardstock and sandwiched them together with glue. This was she looks like she it looking out of a frame. I added a little ink to the edges with a waterbrush to add some soft definition. 

Next I added a cake that I stamped and cut out from the Happy Moments stamp set. I did cut the candles off though and then added colour using the distress oxides and a waterbrush again.  Next I added the hand stamped sentiment and edged that with the same colour ink as the frame. 

I then added the topper to a piece of Berry Burst cardstock that went well with the Seedless preserve distress oxide ink I had been using.

Finally a little wink of Stella for Marie Antoinette’s crown and the cake flowers and stand to add that little bit of sparkle! 

Love it! And hopefully so will Sally-Ann, the recipient of the postcard. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Digital stamps, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils

For ATC’S sake … 58, 59 & 60

Hello! Hope you are having a good weekend. I’m back to add a few more ATC’S to the pile…

I started with three cut up Gelli prints onto book paper.

I then grabbed some digital images I had coloured already and had ready to use. i also grabbed some pieces of blue paper, denim coloured fabric, punched pieces and some muslin scrap.

At this point I knew I also needed to do some shading so I grabbed my Inktense pencils and my water brush. 

And this is how they ended up… 

White pen highlights and some blue Inktense for adding some shading… a cute one that’s for certain. 

Some glimmer inks added to help moon for extra shimmer and some light brown Inktense for shading and then some gold pen doodling. So serene! 

And now the for the funny one… 

I ended up tearing the book print and adding it to another piece of cardstock I had wiped off a stencil on where I had used iridescent medium. l love this. I also added some Inktense to create shading under the dog and the some oof the edges of the paper before I tore it.

Love these very different looks with similar ingredients … and that will be 3 more towards the challenge.

Happly crafting !

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils

For ATC’S sake … 26

A single ATC to share today… 

My batch of cut up Gelli prints was the starting point for this one. 

I added torn strips of patterned paper a bit of lacy doily and a textured heart cut out die cut. Then added the little chair digital image which came from A Day for Daisies. It’s part of a set of garden chairs but I decided to just use one of them for this.

Finished  off with the flower and card candi and a little Tim Holtz stickers word and doodling with a silver pen. Then mounted it onto navy cardstock.

Happy crafting!

Catherine