Claritystamps, Happy Celebrations, Magical day

Magical unicorn postcard

Today I have a postcard to share which I made for a swap at Postcard Art swap group over on facebook. The theme for this month was Unicorns and I decided to use the Claritystamp unicorn I had in my stash.

I stamped it with archival in grey and then coloured it with watercolour pencils before blending and activating them with my wink of stella. I added a generous amount of the wink of Stella and then before it had dried I added clear embossing powder. Once the first layer was dried I added more wink of Stella and then more embossing powder. This gave the unicorn some dimension, shine and plenty of magical shimmer.

Then I decided to use the Happy Celebrations paint swipe stamp to add a rainbow behind the unicorn.

I stamped it in the rainbow colours being careful to clean it well between colours and before repositioning. Once I had done that I took a clean tissue and wiped the ink off the embossed image and slightly blended the inks in the background.

Next I stamped and embossed the sentiment in Black and then added the grey ink to the edge. I had used mountboard for this postcard so I knew it would be sturdy and required no other mount.

Finally I added some splashes of ice mixed with water to add yet more magical shimmer!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Magical day, Magical Mates, Promarkers, Letraset

I’m back! More swaps!

Sorry I’ve been missing the last few days as been super busy at work and too exhausted to craft when I got home. But tonight I grabbed some me time in the craft room!

The theme for this month’s ATCs at UK stampers forum is red white and blue… and I decided on some magical themed cards.

I grabbed the first bit of red patterned paper I could find and tore that and then some blue denim coloured fabric and frayed the edges. Then I chose the wizard from the Magical Day stamps and coloured him with promarkers.

After die cutting him I then added Wink of Stella to his hat and robe and then added the highlight with white gel pen.

I finished off the edge of the white cards with a promarker to tie in the colour.

Then I stamped in white ink the little magic dust and added a dot of glossy accents to each to give them dimension.

Love how they came out … very different ATCs from my usual ones.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Magical day, Magical Mates, Rainbow Builder, Sunshine & Rainbows

Unicorn pop up box

During yesterday’s mammoth crafting session I wanted to make a fun pop up box card using both Magical Day and Sunshine and Rainbows stamp and die sets.

I started with a base of the Tranquil Tide cardstock and made the base using instructions I found online.

I stamped the unicorn a couple of times using grey archival ink. Then I added colour using SU inks and a water brush. Then coated them in wink of Stella and die cut them.

Rather than die cut lots of coloured cardstock for the rainbow I die cut them from white and used the same colours for the unicorn and watercoloured them.

I die cut the clouds from the white and the sun which I had stamped in Daffodil Delight. I also stamped the sentiment and diecut that separating the first and second part of the sentiment.

For the paper I added some from the latest Making Cards magazine as the rainbows matched so well. For the background I created a sky scene using the cloud border die from the Sunshine and Rainbows set as a stencil. I kept it soft using a stencil brush.

Then adhered it all together and added some sequins from the stash.

Love how cute these unicorns are! So sweet!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Brushos, Magical day

Seahorse magic inchies

My final swap for this month for UK stampers forum was the inchies… and of course I kept to the brushos theme!

I cut the mountboard to size and stamped the cute little seahorse from the Magical Day stamp set and the little bubbles and then coloured the board with brushos in sea green and turquoise. I then flicked some art alchemy sparks paint onto them.

Then I stamped and die cut the seahorse onto white and used gamboge and brilliant red to water colour him in before sticking him down.

Once he was dry I added a layer of clear embossing to give them some shine.

Super happy with these cute little inchies.

Happy crafting!

Catherine