Biggest Wish, Distress oxide ink, Emma Godfrey, Gorjuss, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, True Love

Found a background on my desk!

So I found this background I had made a while ago and left on my desk, and decided to make use of it and make it into a card…

I grabbed some of the True Love dsp flowers and a small section of the reverse pattern and this made somewhere for the Gorjuss girl to stand.

I coloured the girl using my promarkers using colours from the background and then added some foam so she has some dimension.

I added the sentiment which is a mix of the Biggest Wish and the Emma Godfrey Paperartsy stamp and then some gems to finish.

A very bright and fun card with the black cardblank to finish off the modern funky look.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gorjuss, Ribbons, Stampin Blends alcohol pens

UK stampers forum tag swap

Hello… I’m awake at silly o’clock awaiting my pain relief to kick in as feeling pretty rough. So thought I would use my time productively to update my blog.

I have another swap I made using that fab paper from my Making Cards magazine stash… this time on a tag I created for a UK stampers forum swap.

I decided to add a Gorjuss girl as my stamped image and paper pieced her. Then added colour to the background so it looked like she was painting!

I also added the Art by Marlene stickers as the sentiments.

Finally some washi strips and some outlining to finish off.

So pleased I got a little ahead on projects so I can blog even though have jade little time or energy for crafting in the past week.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Dictionary, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gorjuss, Promarkers, Letraset

Decorated tag

Today I have a tag I made for the UK stampers forum swap.

I chose to use some bright autumnal coloured paints as the bottom later and then sone crackle glaze with a grey paint on the top.

Then I added some stamping with the dictionary stamp.

I then decided to add the little Gorjuss girl stamp.

After cutting her out and colouring her, I decided to paper piece her dress from matching orange painted paper.

I added splashes of the Art Alchemy sparks paint to the background behind the girl and then added the sentiment and then some doodles of white paint pen.

I added sari ribbon to the top and decided it was finished.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alcohol Inks, Darkroom Door, Gorjuss, Promarkers, Letraset

Shaving foam postcard

This month I had fun with shaving foam to create a background for my postcard for the UK stampers forum swap.I chose this red and pink print I made using alcohol ink and the shaving foam. Then I stamped the Gorjuss Girl on to it.

I then paper pieced the girl onto separate card and glued it onto the card.

Next I added the edge stamping and the sentiment. Then I thought it needed sealing so it could go through the post. So I added three layers of clear embossing. Then mounted it onto navy cardstock.Love how this looks.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gorjuss, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog: nail polish technique

So this fortnight the challenge is nail polish technique. Now this was new to me but great fun!

I started with shaving foam in an old canvas and then dropped in some nail varnish, one of which is shimmery. Then I pulled some prints…Love the marbled and random effects…I decided to use the prints as a background and to paper piece a Gorjuss girl.I coloured her with promarkers and chose promarkers to edge the panels too.Love the shimmer in the nail polish paper. So cool!

Finished off with some card candi, some gifted die cuts and a butterfly and some Tranquil Tide cardstock.Still got some prints left to play with on another day, so will no doubt share what I do with them when I get round to using them!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper, Gorjuss, Petals and more

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: paper piecing

So it’s time for a paper piecing project for the Back to Basics and Beyond challenge and I really wanted to use the Gorjuss Girl stamps to do this… so I went a little overboard and made a few cards.

First off I stamped them all onto white cardstock for colouring the skin and hair with promarkers…

And then again onto the patterned paper… although wasn’t as worried about the whole image stamping as I only needed the clothing to be stamped.

Then set to on colouring and paper piecing.

Then I added some more shading to the images to make sure that they don’t look too one dimensional.

And then I made up the cards.

This is the one I’ve linked on the blog ..

I love the cluster of bits and pieces I added and the rounded corners.

I kept this clean and simple and just added a few gold edged layers under the image.

This one had a piece of inky paper behind that was an experiment for a class I was teaching at the beginning of the month… Love how it pulls out the green on her dress and socks.

This one I ended up going shabby chic and inking everything. Again more of the green paper and a cute tag I found in the box.

Finally a simple one with layers and scribbles to frame and a cute butterfly to embellish.

I am super happy with all these paper pieced dolls. They were a little fiddly to cut out as they are so small but totally worth the effort!

Would love to see your paper pieced art … Please come and share with us at the blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gorjuss, Promarkers, Letraset

UK stampers forum postcard

I made a postcard at the weekend using Art by Marlene collage papers and a Gorjuss stamp which I’m sharing here today…

Just love the bright and cheery papers and decided after making the background that they would work perfectly for paper piecing the Gorjuss Girl.

I coloured her and the bunny in with promarkers and then added the dress and tights using the papers.

I added more pattern to the green panel with some more stamping and then added some doodling with my white posca pen and black spectrum noir sparkle pen.

Then I used the Art by Marlene sticker and added it to cardstock adding a shimmery watercolour border before cutting it out and adhering it all.

Super happy with this and the sparkly features.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Emma Godfrey, Gorjuss

Gorjuss die cut girls

About a year ago a lovely friend die cut some Gorjuss girls for me but I never got round to using them… well I have now!

I must admit I wasn’t brilliantly happy with the skin tones on a couple but hey… they are all still cute!

This first one I used a background I created ages ago as a masterboard and never got round to making it onto a card. So there are lots of scrummy Paperartsy paints and lots of doodling in the background.

The next one has a strip of yupo paper I coloured with alcohol inks and then some cute mint green cardstock which I embossed. Then used a scrap of patterned paper and some ribbon and a doily to add more layers.

This was an alcohol ink background and some lovely sequin trim along with a doily … love the colours in this and the background has lovely silver bits in it too.

Another alcohol ink background, this time on yupo so not shiny. I found this spotty doily and thought it would work well with the spotty scarf on the girl.

This final one is alcohol ink on glossy photo paper and it works really well. Love the shine and the contrast with the textured back card and all the patterns on the girl. This close up shows the reflection on the card.

Happy with these cute cards… and a big thank you to Mara for the die cuts. X

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gorjuss, Marbled, Promarkers, Letraset, Stitched framelits

Happy birthday Eleanor

My cousins little girl turned 5 earlier last month but I’ve only just managed to get the card and present to her. I really am rubbish at posting things out! Here is the card I made for her. 

She is a girly girl so it was nice to pull out the pretty colours and gorjuss girl stamp to make this. 

I used the fabulous Marbled stamp to create the background paper using Crisp cantaloupe. The embossed paper was gifted me in a swap and I just added a little of the ink with a blending tool to tone it in with the background. I added a stitched circle die cut too that I blended the ink onto lightly.

Then I coloured the girl in with promarkers and added some copper thread behind her. I then die cut the sentiment from the copper foil sheet.

Love how this came out. I chose three sequins to add the necessary bling! 

And a positive coming from the lateness of me passing over the cars is that this qualifies for the “lots of layers” challenge at Always fun challenges blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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

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