Category Archives: Indigo Blu

Dragonfly ATC #240

Hi there… today I have an ATC made out of a scrap of a stamped paper I didn’t use for a card.  It is stamped with an Indigo Blu stamp and then coloured using Brushos.

Then I adhered it to a blue card and some torn white paper. 

Next I added the dragonfly that I coated in embossing powder to make it shiny and then added the title using my Dymo label machine.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

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Happy Fathers Day (239)

Hi there and happy fathers day to all the dads (and the single parents who have to do twice the work!!!). 

Firstly I have the fathers day card I made for my hubby … the best dad I could wish to raise our daughter with! 

And if you think it looks familiar… it is actually using the bits I created as part of the crafty session on Tuesday.

I did change it up from the original a bit with the heat embossed heart, the additional panel to frame and the stamping on the side. But otherwise it is the brushos background and the Indigo Blu bare forest stamp. 

I also didn’t get round to making exactly the same as the samples. In fact I’ve so far made one ATC and am part way through finishing a couple of cards off too! 

Here is the ATC! 

I used the green torn paper from the hot air balloon card and the car from the painted card to create this. I just added some sewing and some texture paste through a stencil … oh and some raffle ticket bits too.

Love how this came out. I also added some blue and yellow neocolour to the edges and then some black ink. 

I did finish one card in class…  I only changed it a bit from the sample with a different focal stamp. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Arty session with the gang… male cards

Hi there. 

Tonight I have some time with my local crafty friends for playing with mixed media.  The plan for tonight is some cards suitable for men.

I find male cards difficult but still need to make them.  So thought this would be the good push I needed. 

Card one is this green hot air balloon one. I kept this relatively simple with some distress inking and embossing.

Card two is a vintage seaside one using distress oxides.

Then onto card three which is a brushos background, an indigo blu stamp and then some embossing for the sentiment.

And finally the painted card. I sort of threw everything at this… stencilling/stamping/doodling.

I used a Paperartsy Hot Picks stamp for the focal image.

So these are the samples which I’ve prepared.  Will have to see what we actually create tonight in between the chat! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

    A shoal of seahorse atc (223-227)

    One of my online swap friends suggested a seahorse themed swap and I went a little overboard and made 5 seahorse swaps! 

    It helped that the stamps with Creative stamping magazine were nautical themed and included a seahorse. 

    This started as a piece of map and a piece of brayered paper. I added the seaweed stampong and then the stamped and cut out seahorse with the circle of paper added for contrast.

    This was a piece of inked paper I had added black gesso through a stencil on and then added more stencilling. I added some map pieces and then the twine and the seahorse. I then mounted it onto the green base. I added the sticker and sequins as embellishments.

    This was a piece of inked background and I added distress oxide stamping to it. 

    This piece of map had clear gesso and distress oxide added to it and then some sewing to finish off the edges.  I then stamped the seahorse onto it (this was the Indigo Blu one). Then added the sequins. 

    Finally a piece of scratch paper onto which I heat embossed the compass in clear powder and then added the distress stain onto it. The embossing and paints resisted the blue ink. I love the finish this gave. I mounted it onto map paper and added the sequins and title sticker too. 

    Such a fun time making these different themed atcs.

    Happy crafting!

    Catherine 

    Atc replay! #205

    Hi

    I was asked to remake an ATC which is usually impossible as each one I do is unique due to the nature of them being handmade. However I could make one similar.

    This was what I ended up making…

    A gelli print background with additional distress stain added then embossing. 

    Hopefully by the time the recipient gets it she will be happy with it. 

    Happy crafting! 

    Catherine 

    Seaside ATC’s (194,195,196)

    Lindsay Mason organises an ATC swap every month and I always try to join in… the theme for April was Seaside. 

    I started with three bases made out of some patterned paper that is quite grungy… I then gave them a coat of gesso.

    Next step I added some stamping with a postcard stamp and time to get out the distress oxide inks.

    Above shows them before I added water.

    Then after the water before they dried.  I added a few more layers and dried it… 

    Love how this looks. 

    So each of them got a different look with some seaside themed stamps. 

    The first one has the seagulls as the feature images. I added the stamping and then added the title with some letter stamps and embossed them. I did the same with the edge.  I then also added the shiny fishscale type gems. 

    This one I chose to make a focal point with the frame and embossed the image below it before adding the frame. I also added embossing for the title and the edges.  I also did a little bit of stencilling just to change it up a little.

    The last one had a different look as the colour underneath is a little bit more green. After the stamping I added tissue paper to soften the images and add texture.  I also then added the embossed shell image. I also thought it needed some more contrast colour so added some Spiced Marmalade distress oxide ink.

    I also added some string and shells and then the Indigo Blu sentiment. 

    Love how they all look different and plenty of fun texture going on. 

    Happy crafting! 

    Catherine 

    Tempus fugit ATC swap (174 & 175)

    Hi there. Hope you are well and thanks for making time in your day to visit my little space in blog land! It’s appreciated. 

    Today I have two atcs I created for a swap with the theme of “tempus fugit” which apparently means time flies! 

    So here are my time related atcs. 

    This first one I actually created on video… so check out the video if you have time and want to see the process. There is basically a distress oxide and then gilding wax theme going on with this.

    The second one also features my favourite medium … distress oxides. I also used iridescent medium through a stencil and gave a glossy sheen to the clock with embossing. 

    Stamps used are from a mish mash of sets for the second one but the first one is mainly Indigo Blu stamps. 

    Happy crafting! 

    Catherine