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 

Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

Back in the room

Today I am back in the craft room properly but unfortunately can’t quite share what I’ve been working on until it is received by the recipient so I have instead something to share in did a few weeks go.

So this is a card I made with a digital stamp that I coloured with Promarkers.  

I decided to team this Bugaboo image with a range of different papers, vellum and some tickets I stamped. 

Love the cute and textured feel this gives. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Martha Stewart punches, Promarkers, Letraset

Promarkers … alcohol markers challenge at Paperartsy. 

I rarely manage to join in with the challenge over at Paperartsy these days but spotted the theme was alcohol ink/markers… so I grabbed a digital stamp and coloured in using my Promarkers.  

Now I don’t profess to be a brilliant colourist…. Darcy is am amazing Promarker colourist…. but I am usually happy with the results I get using my Promarkers.  And they are perfect for colouring digital stamp printouts. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset, Washi tape

Random card for the stash 

​When I had some enforced sitting still time a few weeks ago I found a whole host of digital stamps that I had printed off that I decided to start colouring in.

I thought that this way I could just grab and start putting together cards from this pile and the paper stash easily to get them used up. 

So this is one of the cards I made starting this little process off! 

A little cute Christmas card using the Bugaboo digital stamp and the paper is an old scrapbook paper from the stash.

The image is coloured using Promarkers and I added some bling with some glittery washi tape.

I finished the card using a Kraft card blank and some Tim Holtz stickers.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset, Ribbons

DT: Incy wincy … sketch challenge

HI

It is sketch time over at Incy Wincy this fortnight. 


I haven’t created using a sketch in such a long time. I sat and looked at the sketch a few times undecided which way to go. I also decided to go with the stuff on my desk and use paper I used on the other card I shared today.  

I also used a gorgeous All dressed up digital stamp that I ccolours with Promarkers.  Very cute. 

I tried many different ways of the corner elements and eventually settled on the ribbon to keep the design light and modern.

I really struggled to split the base into two panels without it looking too busy but decided it was close enough to the sketch to still be OK.  

Love the image and it was good to use the papers up from the desk.

Now pop over to the blog and check out what everyone else has done. Of course you also need to have a try at the sketch too… would love to see your take on it! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset, Punches, Ribbons

DT: Craft your passion 

Hello there

Today I have a card I made for the craft your passion anything goes challenge using a gorgeous Digi stamp called Mia from crafty Sentiments. I paper pieced her and coloured her in using Promarkers.  

I decided to create an oval shape for the topper and to play with ribbon and a punch to jazz it up a little. 

I also got some little die cut sentiments from craftwork cards. I love the foiling on them and the fonts. Very cute. 

Please now pop along to the blog to see what everyone else has been up to. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine