Biggest Wish, Dylusions paints, Dylusions spray inks, Gummiapan, Indigo Blu, Jar, Masks/Stencils

Dylusion funky flower card

I am still working my way through things on the desk and trying to clear the decks a bit. I find whilst products are on my desk, or half used supplies, I can’t seem to settle on new stuff until I’ve used it up. I constantly want to grab for the same stuff.

In this case it is these Dylusions backgrounds. I’ve had them for years bit now seems to be the time to put them to use or get rid… and that is just not an option!

So I grabbed a couple of them that were more decorated than most with added doodles and some black edges. I added more black with a bit of black stamping (Gummiapan alphabet text stamp) and also grabbed a smaller piece of one and did the same on that).

I added black around the orange piece and then some white dots to make it coordinate.

I mounted the smaller panel onto the top of the other and then looked around for more supplies to finish this off.

I settled for some flowers stamped and fussy cut (again these were already stamped on the desk from some other Christmas themed projects) and then punched a jar from black scrap cardstock to turn it into a feature.

I decided Cinnamon Cider was the perfect card base colour so used a half sheet of that to make the card blank. It wasn’t a full sheet so I felt fine in then also stamping onto the bit left over to create the sentiment which I then fussy cut out and added to the card with a bit of foam in the middle so it had dimension.

Quite a funky and mixed media style card. Love it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Fancy Phrases, Gummiapan, Pierced Blooms, Ribbons

Tag Thursday… pierced blooms and grunge

Today for Tag Thursday I actually have a video showing how I made this tag which is for UK stampers forum.

I contrasted the Pierced blooms dies with the grungy background. Love how it turned out!

Such fun to make and those dies are fabulous! Love them!

And that gummiapan is one of my favourite background stamps ever!

Entering this into the challenge of flowers at Challenge up your life

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Canvas and Mixed Media art, Gummiapan, Happy Celebrations

Another Art journaling page just for me

I decided to do another page in my journal to finish off the spread from the one I shared a few days ago… after all in the current circumstances it’s a good thing to share art and pretty things!

I decided to use similar colour scheme, but different mediums and used bits that were on my desk from other projects or gifts from various swaps.

The starting point was using stampin up ink pads to add colour to the background in a really loose way, just pressing them and the edges of the pads onto the background. I also used a few stamps to add some shape and variation in depth of colour (Happy Celebrations and Gummiapan).

I then decided to create a large panel using the leftover Art by Marlene paper and a doily. I added texture to this using a Badass artchick stamp and frantage embossing powder.

I found a stamped piece with similar colours to add along with a sticker and then the main sentiment panel which I had been gifted at some point and was certainly something I need to read at the moment. I added stamping on the edge of this and ink to add some framing. Then I added the fussy cut feather that was from a piece of wallpaper I had been gifted in a swap ages ago… I was saving it for the right moment… and it turned out it was this page!

Next I added lots of doodling round panels and the finishing touches of the embossed hearts. The wooden hearts I inked with distress oxide and then embossed with a pearl effect powder which gave them a beautiful finish.

Love how this page looks and how it complimented the other page.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Baked Texture embossing powder, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils

Tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

Today I’ve got a tag I made for the UK stampers forum swap. I actually created this using the basket goodies I have been sharing the cards I made.

I started by using the gelli plate mop up as a background start. I then started adding some stamping using some old stamps and the Badass artchick number background stamp.

I added some torn bookprint down one side. Then I added more ink using a blending tool.

Next I worked on the focal point. A stamped fabric piece, a frame I painted and stamped. Then I added the butterfly embellishment to which I had added paint and embossing powder to.

Quite a grungy tag and a bit different from my usual style.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Baked Texture embossing powder, Brushos, Distress oxide ink, Emma Godfrey, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 4

Ooops… I forgot to finish off sharing the cards I made when following the basket challenge back in February… so I have a couple more to share today.

This one I started with the purple brushos which I applied to a wet piece of card. I then added two layers of music print, one of which I added paint to, and both I edged with black.

Next I added a fabric stamped element from the stash of embellishments I had placed in the basket. I also decided to alter the canvas sticker heart with embossing using the baked texture embossing powder. After adding a couple of layers, I then stamped the text stamp and added white embossing powder. This created an interesting effect when heated as it absorbed into the Deep Sea one.

I also added the white embossed sentiment.

Love how it came out.

This next one is completely different but also uses one of the canvas sticker hearts.

The background I stamped the Gummiapan text stamp in paint but made sure I only stamped part of the image. I then edged the panel with the same paint.

Next I used a piece of book print which I had used to remove some ink from a gelli plate when creating a previously shared card. I added this to a tag and then edged it with a posca pen.

The heart I coloured with the blue paint and then added the posca outline. Once again I added the white embossed sentiment and then some gems to finish off.

Love these Hearts… so versatile.

Photos didn’t show off the colours properly… so here are daylight photos…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Baked Texture embossing powder, Distress oxide ink, Emma Godfrey, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils

Mini marvels… one basket crafting!

My lovely and super creative friend Chris runs a group on Facebook called mini marvels. To start our mojo off she challenged us to create from a basket of goodies we were urged to put together over a few days… e.g. choose three colours of distress oxide and three paints in the same colours on one day, grab stencils and stamps on another. Once the basket/bag was full we had to stop.

Here was my filled basket.

And when tipped out onto the desk there was a lot to choose to play with. We were allowed one thing extra we forgot and three main tools… pens and basic tools were ok. My main tools were a paper trimmer, heat tool and gelli plate.

I decided the thing I wanted to make were cards suitable for teenager girls as I had run out in my stash and the theme for my focal image stamps was flowers so this influenced what I could do for some of my cards. I had also chosen some butterfly greyboard embellishments so they got used too.

So I won’t share all of the cards I made today… hopefully over the next couple of weeks you will see them all.

I will share the first two I made here today though.

I started with a distress oxide smooshed background and built up some layers of stamping. I also added some posca pen doodling.

The butterfly I painted and then added the Deep Sea embossing powder to create a shiny embellishment. I gave it a piece of bookprint to sit on and added some gems and the sentiment label.

Love how zingy this is.

The next one is similar in terms of background was started in the same way. But this one I added stencilling plus different stamping.

The star was a textured finish embellishment which I added layers of the Deep Sea embossing powder to. It maintained it’s texture but love the glossy finish.

So this is two of the many cards I made.

I will share more in a couple of days.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gummiapan

Painty postcard art

Today I’ve got a painty postcard I made for this month’s swap at UK stampers forum.

I started with a black gesso covered piece of greyboard. Then I added some layers of fresco finish paints using a brayer.

Then it was time to add some stamping. The Gummipan text stamp and the Stampendous swirls were stamped.

I then added pen work round the swirls and some outlines.

Next I stamped and embossed the sentiment using word stamps from Claritystamps. I decided to add some dots in the contrasting colour paint using the end of a paint brush.

Love how this came out. A nice arty postcard.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alpaca Pals, Be Crafty, Dylusions spray inks, Gorgeous Grunge, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils, Timeless Textures

Another spray background card

A few days ago I shared a card for the Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog where the challenge is to use a Spray.

Well once my hands were stained from one lot of Dylusions ink I might as well make another card!

This time I used the reds and pinks and yellows (it also had a little of the teal it picked up from a stencil!).

This time I used water to ghost the ink and create a subtle pattern in the background.

I then did some stamping using the Gummiapan text stamp, the Timeless Textures, the Be Crafty Banksy inspired stamp and some Alpaca Pals text stamps.

You can’t see it too well on the picture but I also sprayed the resist spray and added some embossing powder to it on one side through a stencil. It didn’t work out well but it adds some fun texture regardless.

I added lots of marks using black and white pens and I love this urban graphic themed card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gummiapan, Inchies and Twinchies

Inchies… Love themed

Decided as it will be Valentine’s day this week that love themed seemed appropriate for the UK stampers forum inchies this month.

I used little Gummiapan stamps amd archival ink to stamp them and then used distress inks in worn lipstick and wilted violet.

Then I finished them off with the spectrum noir sparkle pen to add the gold shimmer.

So a cute set of simple inchies this month.

Happy crafting!

Catherine