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 

Digital stamps, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Washi tape

For ATC’S sake … 4

Today I have ATC number 4 to share. this was a quick cute one.

I used some book print I had already done some Gelli printing on as the base and added the pink paper and some cute stars to it.  Then I took some glittery washi tape and tore little strips which I put along the bottom half like a mosaic. The rabbit image is a digital stamp I had already got coloured in from ages ago and the word stickers are Tim Holtz ones.

Love this cute bunny rabbit and a cute ATC to carry on with the challenge..  361 to go! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Santoro

November Lindsay Mason ATC swap . .. In the night

Hello. 

Lindsay Mason organises a monthly themed ATC swap and November’s swap theme was In the night. Here is what I made…

I took a Gelli print I had done on some kraft paper and inked it up with Hickory smoke and black soot distress ink. 

Next I added some stars . ..but I didn’t like them so flicked white paint instead and covered the stars with some organza ribbon. 

Next I chose a digital stamp from a day for daisies and coloured it using Promarkers.

When I fussy cut the image I did lose the halo and some of her hair but think it still looks fab. I then added the little star paper clip onto the edge too.

I wanted a bit of texture on this so also added some glossy transparent texture gel through a stencil and then some glimmer ink onto the moon to make it shimmer.

I finished the ATC off with some gold pen outlines and a little sticker…. twinkle! 

The other two I didn’t manage any step by steps … just got carried away creating….

This has glossy raised stars and lots of silvery doodles.

And the final one is a massive job in embossing!

A stamped image, some stamped letters and handwritten letters using my much neglected embossing pen. Edged and embossed…. including colouring in the moon and star and using different embossing powder colours.  I might have also scorched my fingers making this!

Love all three different interpretations of the prompt … In the night.

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

Design Team, Digital stamps

DT: Incy wincy… nontraditional Xmas image

Hi… me again! 

Another design team contribution for Incy Wincy to share. The challenge for this fortnight is a Christmas card with a non traditional image! Limited Runs sponsor this challenge and I chose to use this lovely birdhouse image and add the Merry Xmas on the sign. 

I used a DoCrafts patterned card blank, some panels of paper and Cardstock and the punched edge of the Holly.  I also added the cute wooden star to finish off! 

Off to see what my design teamies got up to with their cards. 

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Design Team, Digital stamps, Foiling

DT: Craft your passion: a day for daisies

Hello and happy Monday! 

It is time for another anything goes submission for Craft Your Passion.  we are sponsored this  week by a day for daisies  and I have to say I do love the images. So much so I made 2 projects.

Firstly I made this ATC using one of the images and finished it off with foiling the glow bugs. The book print was Gelli printed and then coated with Art alchemy opal magic paint which I am currently obsessed with! 

This was stuck to grey card and mounted on a pink card I cut into an ATC using the Tim Holtz die. I’ve invested in this die as I have an idea for next year’s challenge so think it will be useful to have! 

The second project is a Christmas card. 

Again an ATC base this time of sheet music that I added the stencilled snowflakes using iridescent medium. once that was dry out came the opal magic paint that I am obsessed with! 

I added some glimmer paper in a strip and adhered the cute stocking baby on the top. The card itself is a patterned one from DoCrafts from the forever Friends collection. 

Love this cute image but the cardstock I used meant the pens didn’t blend very well… ah well still cute and good enough to send to someone at Christmas.  

So now off to see what others have been upto over at the blog

Happy crafting ! 

Catherine