Baked Texture embossing powder, Butterfly basics, Distress oxide ink, Finnabair, Gelli Plate

Inchies … using up gelli prints

This month’s inchies I used up a random gelli print as the background and mounted it onto the mountboard and then cut it into the 1″ squares.

Next I stamped and embossed with the Seth Apter Patina Oxide embossing powder a text circle from Finnabair. I then decided to edge all of them with the same powder.

Then I needed a bright contrast for the focal and chose to punch the butterflies from paper and spray it with Distress stain in picked raspberry. Then I stamped using distress oxides on the top and this gave a variance in the colour and on some the text is visible (but not on all). I mounted them and added a gem to finish off.

Love these grungey and funky inchies.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Finnabair, Gelli Plate, Tim Holtz

Anything goes tag

Hello.

Time to make a start on the swaps for June… I had an ahead start on this as the background was done when I did a gelli printing session a few weeks ago… I printed onto book print which left a resist of the writing on the gelliplate that I then pulled off on the tag… although upside down! Lol!

Anyway I kept it pretty simple with the Tim Holtz wildflowers stamp and a Finnabair sentiment.

For finishing touches I added some enamel accents and bakers twine.

Love how simple this was but equally stunning with that gelli print happy accident as the background.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artful Days Goodie Box, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Distress Crayons, Dylusions paints, Finnabair, Foiling, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy

Playing in my journal

On Sunday I treated myself to a few hours of play in my art journal… here is the result.

I videoed the process which you can check out on YouTube. It really wasn’t going to plan at one point with the page disintegrating but I pulled it back from the brink and happy with the results.

Love the bright colours and fun textures I achieved and most of all enjoyed playing with paint and paper.

Love love love playing with no agenda.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Finnabair, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Seth Apter, Watercolor wings, YouTube video

52 mixed media cards… catch up for four weeks

Hi there. Sorry I have been AWOL for the past few days. After our trip away and the wedding weekend I’ve not really stopped and made room for crafting… but today that changed and I’ve spent most of the day being creative. It’s been fab!

I started by catching up on some of the #52playingcardchallenge I’ve been doing this year… I had 4 weeks to catch up on. So over the course of a few hours I managed to get 4 cards made.

1. Round and round

2. Lady in Red

3. Fragile

4. Monotone

I videoed the process so here is the link.

I love how different they all are and am especially in love with the cow one! Love the Teesha Moore style of this.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Butterfly basics, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Finnabair, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz

Spread your wings art journal page

Yes it is finally a none Christmas related post… it is mixed media art journaling time! And boy has it been a while since I did a page in my journal just for me! 

This is the full spread… And here are some close ups… 

I love these warm colours and all of the texture and pattern from using the pieces of patterned paper.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Finnabair, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gorjuss, Happy Moments, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Paperartsy Kim Dellow

Masterboard card class

Tonight some friends are popping over to mine to make some cards using a masterboard as the basis. 

Here is the masterboard I created for the basis of the samples.

I used Paperartsy fresco finish paints and a mixture of stencils and stamps.

Here are the samples … but obviously the end products may be very different due to the unique nature of creating a masterboard. 

Card one I used Kim Dellow stamps to create the flowers and added a doily to separate the bright blooms from the background. In all except one card the feature image is watercoloured using SU inks and a waterbrush.

Card two uses the finnabair stamp to add the feature stamped onto the same yellow cardstock as the mount to the panel and sentiment.

Card three I decided to jazz up the panel by die cutting a section out. I also added some shimmer ink on top of the watercoloured presents to add some additional shine.

Card four uses the cut out from card three to add interest behind the Gorjuss Girl image.

All in all a fun set of cards made with one piece of 6 x 12 cardstock for the masterboard.

Love this method of making cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine