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Replacement Patwits journal pages

Unfortunately one of our circle journals never made it back to its owner … and the lovely Chris who organises us all is without her journal. Some of us have made her pages to bind into a journal in the hope that it goes some way to replacing the lost artwork. 

Here is what I made… 

I added black gesso through the stencil, then some washi tape and then lots of bright brushos and added Matt medium to stabilise them. I love how this dragged some of the gesso across in streaks too. 

I then stamped onto separate panel the Hot Picks image and adhered that. Then stamped the sentiment below. I kept this page quite simple with just a little bit of gold pen accents.

The other side however was far more detailed and I’ve done this on YouTube so you can check out my process. 

However here is the finished page.

The whole process took several hours but I managed to get the video down to about 10 mins.

I was on a roll and thought why not make another page. 

I love paper piecing the Clare Lloyd girl. And the colours for this page really spoke to me.  The reverse side I have a different feel but with similar colours with the fun Lin Brown house stamp.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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Pocket letter… 9 ATC’s in one go! (73 – 81)

Tonight I have something a bit different… but still ATC based! My friend Chris runs a fb group called mini marvels which focuses on small art… perfect for atc obsessed me. 

Anyway she has organised a pocket letter swap which consists of 9 ATC’s and they are all themed and put into a sleeve with a hidden letter… so as the meet my ATC challenge and are 9 in one go I couldn’t resist joining in. 

So here was my starting point… a piece of cardstock with layers of painty goodness! Stencils and splashes and card swipes galore! 

Then time for stamping… Kim Dellow and Clare Lloyd stamps. 

Next step is to chop it up into the ATC pieces.

I decided once I had chopped them up they needed more stamping to connect them so put them into order and tacked them to a piece of copy paper to keep them in place. Then out came the archival and some stamps.

I started with some Kaisercraft quote/affirmation stamps. I stamped these straight onto three of the cards. I then grabbed some Seth Apter stamps for the background of a few of the others… linking a few cards together.

Then I grabbed some white card and used some of the Dylusions stamps onto that so I could add those to three of the other cards… this is me trying out the layout. 

Next to decide on how to embellish and add features… pink hearts became my theme to go with the positive sentiments. 

These were punched out of cardstock painted with bougainvillea and then I added glossy accents to raise them and add some shine.

And now for more hearts … and circles.

Some Darcy hearts and some die cut and embossed circles. Then I decided to use a Gorjuss girl for the central feature.

OK onto the final steps… some doodling, some additional colour added to the circles and some stars. Sticking it all down and deciding if it is finished or not but putting it into the sleeve. 

I thought at this point it needs something else…. so I left it another day to think about it.  

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Happy birthday ickle cus!

A few weeks ago it was my cousins birthday but I never got round to sharing what I made for her at the time… so thought I would share it today for you! 

I started with a piece of patterned paper to which I had added gesso added no texture paste and added some of the more muted colours of Fresco finish paint. Then I added a piece of the master board from the PATWITS circle journal I had been doing … this is one of the offcuts I couldn’t bear to throw away. I mounted both the background and this to dark pink cardstock. 

I then took a piece of Very vanilla and stamped the Clare Lloyd girl out using a mix of Taupe and mahogany paint. again I mounted it onto the pink cardstock.  I finished off with a little flower and the That’s the Ticket SU sentiment. 

I stuck it onto a white card blank and of course forgot to take a picture of the final card! 

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

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PATWITS circle journal… Jo’s ATC journal

It feels like a long time since I shared anything from the PATWITS circle journal.  I actually finished this one a week ago when my ankle forced me into sitting still for a while. The ankle is still causing bother but less painful now thankfully and so although driving is still an issue the pain of standing and hobbling isn’t as bad.

Jo’s journal is a neat idea. It is made up of pockets and the instructions are to make a master board 8×8 size, then cut into 4 ATC’S using the template provided and then stick three in the pocket as they are and decorate another for the front of the pocket. 

So I took some dsp (so that the back was patterned a little too) and created my master board.  I decided on go with autumnal colours because at the time I couldn’t get enough of terracotta and autumn fire fresco finish paints.  I also added Haystack, Mahogany, Taupe, Mermaid and Bora Bora. All of which look delicious together.

I built the patterns using both stencils and stamps. I mainly used Hot Picks stamps and Lin Brown stamps for this as thought they made lovely subtle backgrounds and then the dramatic pop of the mahogany on the top finished it off. 

I loved this so much I had to squeeze 5 atcs out so I could keep one for use another time too! plus there are some of the offcuts I didn’t throw away.

So I popped three into the pocket and started decorating the pocket outside. As per usual I got carried away and forgot to take pics. 

So this is where I got to before I remembered to take a picture. 

I added stamping to the pocket using the same colour paints and also added some to the ATC. Then I opened up my Steampunk Artful Days goodie box and decided to use the laser cut chipboard bits as they colour so nicely and work perfectly as a frame. 

 I had already coloured them with distress stains so I added some of the fresco finish paints and some stamping on the top to bring them into the colour scheme of the pocket.

Once they were stuck down I also infilled a couple of the cogs with the gel bead medium. Next I chose my focal images of the Kim Dellow birds and stamped them onto card I had already coloured with paint. I then added some details in other coloured paints and cut them out and stuck them down. 

I then did the same with the sentiment.

Once it had all dried I then added some highlights with the white pen and some with the gold pen. I also added a little shading using a Pitt big brush pen.

Now to turn it over and add something to the back.  I started by painting an orange tag using the same colours, and added a bit of pattern using the Kim Dellow stamp and paint.  Then I added some torn music paper and then a strip of the leftover master board. I also added another two strips to the little pocket to stick out from underneath the tag. 

I then added some Kim Dellow stamping and a Clare Lloyd word.  

Loved doing this little project and love the master board I created. 

Thanks Jo for the inspiration and hope you like what I made.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

 

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PATWITS circle journal: Chris’s ribbon holder journalĀ 

Today I can share with you the creations I added to Chris’ cute little ribbon holder journal.  Here is side one…

I created the background using fresco finish paint, stamps and stencils and then stamped the main image straight onto the background. I then added translucent paints to add more colour.  I then added a transparent glossy texture paste over the top through a stencil. Love the effect this gives to the final project.

The other side I got a completely different style. 

Again  the background was created using stamps and stencils with Fresco finish paints but this time I also added some Seth style doodles and marks. 

The main feature is a digital stamp from Ppinky dolls. After colouring her with Promarkers I added her to the background and then framed her with a hand drawn frame. I then added gilding wax to the outside of the frame to add some sheen to the finish. 

Love how I achieved two very different looks to the ribbon holder tag. Hope Chris likes them too! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

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Updated page

A quick post tonight to show the final page I shared yesterday with some tweaks.  I knew I wasn’t happy with it so when I got into the craft room today I knew I wanted to do something…. 

I added some pen doodles and white paint pen doodles to the die cut shapes and then to some of the stencilling.  Then I added some black gesso in some splodgy stripes and few flicks. I also added some stamping using the letter stamp from the Tap Tap Tap SU set. 

Much happier with this now.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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Apologies for being AWOL againĀ 

Yup I disappeared from blog land again. Continuing dramas of the father in laws ill health and prolonged hospital stays, the unexpected and tragic death of another family member, an amazing holiday in Cornwall and now the move of the father in law into a care home and resulting clearing of his flat has kept me busy and away from crafting … and combined with this, my parents are still living in the craft room so popping in there for 10 mins crafting isn’t possible either.  

The last bit changes tomorrow though as they are heading back to Spain so I get my craft room back and hopefully some time to pop in there in between the chaos of our life! 

I did find an hour a few days ago to complete some ATC’S for a swap and finish a journal page started in early July.  The journal page is one in my Paperartsy challenge journal and was for the theme of Paper piecing.

I made the background using the distress ink pads and just pressing them straight onto the paper in a patchwork type of pattern. Then sprayed them to make them bleed slightly. Then used some die cuts I’ve had for a while from a scrapbook class Helen did.  Then I added gesso and acrylic paint to blend them in a bit.  Next I stencilled using Paperartsy stencils and added some stamping.  The paper pieced girl is a Clare Lloyd girl and I used some Stampin Up dsp for the dress.  Finally some doodles and the quote stamp I’ve had for a while and never got round to using before.

Not as happy with this page as I normally am but putting it down to being a little out of practice due to how long it’s been since I did any art journalling.  But still it is a page done in my challenge journal.  I am now a fair number of topics behind but will get there once the room is mine again I am sure.

See you tomorrow with the ATC share and hopefully some news that I am back in the room!

Happy crafting! 

Catherine