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Post class round up – gelatos

Hi

I’ve realised I never got round to sharing what we did actually make at the gelatos session on Tuesday…  well we made a great big mess! 

Yes this was the table post session… piles of stash, scraps and many many many baby wipes! Lol! 

Ok so what did we actually make. 

Well the samples I shared on Tuesday but on the night we made some different stuff but using the same techniques. None of us really finished out projects but most of us got close on at least one… 

First our scrapbook pages… 

Then our sunset cards… 

Next our stencilled background cards (mine and Karen’s ended up as starts of ATCs)… 

The dragonfly one just above was a a demonstration I did. Unfortunately we ran out of time for doing this one.

Once I have finished some of these off properly  (of the ones that are mine!) I will share more pics. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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Just one gelato… well maybe a whole load of them? (184)

Tonight some of the usual gang are coming over to mine to play with gelatos. Here are the samples I made. 

First an ombre blended background with a silhouette die cut and stamped sentiment.

Next a background with loads of stencilling and some lovely Lin Brown stamps.

And then I promised a scrap page… always a challenge to teach as it will depend on the photos they want to scrap as to what might be suitable.  With that in mind the papers are fairly generic from American Crafts 6×6 pad and I used modelling paste to add texture.  Then I used the packaging technique for adding the gelatos.

And finally an ATC  (of course) using resist in the background and then diecutting the ombre background for the hot air balloon. 

So a bit of a mixed bag of projects but hopefully something for everyone! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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Distress oxide card

Hi there.

Today I have a card I made for a colour challenge swap. 

Here is the prompt… 

And here is what I made…. 

I made a background using distress oxides using a mixture of stamping and blending and smooshing. I then added the white stencilling using gesso on the top. Once it was dry I added some doodling to turn the stencilled circle into a flower like the picture. I also added layers of coloured card and sequin waste.

Cute. I love sentiment from the sticker box and all done. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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The last Patwits circle journal round 2

Hello. One last journal spread to share with you in round two of the Patwits circle journal project. This time it is Claire’s fab house shaped journal. 

I started with layering down different papers. I used the Tim Holtz tissue wrap, book papers, washi tape and then some stamping too using Hot picks stamps.

Then I added gesso. This made the background more unified. 

I also added some stencilling using modelling paste but it’s not very clear on the picture above.  Might be clearer on the close up below.

Next it was time for colour and I chose to use my Brushos. I chose warm colours to start and then also added the Jofy flowers. 

More colour… This time I was more specific in adding colour to the flowers. Once it was dry I added doodling.

I turned the stencilled pieces into flowers and added some doodles flowers too. 

There are also some liquid pearl and some copper acrylic ink spots too to add some shine and shimmer. 

The quotes are Tim Holtz stickers and I thought they finished off the page nicely. 

So that’s my last spread in this round and soon it will be time for me to get mine back too. I can’t wait to see and stroke all the amazing artwork. And then … off we go with round number three. Exciting! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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Playing with fresco paints again!

I managed to fit a little bit of crafting tonight and had a lovely play with the fresco paints again. This time I started with the Tracy Scott ones and added in some of the Seth Apter ones later on. 

I used the brayer to add the colour around the panel of mixed media cardstock and then also did a little bit of stamping using the jofy alphabet mini stamp. 

This technique means very little control and resulted in a blotchy pattern for the background. I love it. Even if others might think it looks like a big mess! 


Next I grabbed a new Jofy stencil and the green patina paint to create the fan type flowers in the background. On this one I added white doodling and also the number stencilling. 

This one I added some more stamping with Kim Dellow stamps and doodling with a black pen round some of the elements. 

On both I edged the panels with paint, a different colour for each and also then added black archival too. 

To finish I added Kim Dellow stamped flowers using embossing and then coloured the flowers using the translucent paint and added some flicks of the paint too. 

The sentiments are the Emma Godfrey and I used Kirsten Sheridans idea of white on black with white embossing. Love how they pop on the busy background. 

A nice and quick play to make these bright cards for the stash! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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Happy birthday H & M

Yesterday was the birthday of one of the princesses friends and her twin brother.  So I had two cards to make… So decided to film the process… especially as I had new stash to play with! 

Yes new Paperartsy Paint is in the house. 

Here are the two cards I made. 

The one for Hannah uses the bright palette from Tracy Scott.

The one for Matthew uses the earthy colour palette Seth Apter chose for his second set of paints. 

Both lovely and I’m really happy with how they both came out. 

Happy birthday H and M!

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

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PATWITS circle journal… Hazel’s journal

Yes I am back with another journal page. This time it was the turn of Hazel who I recently had the pleasure of meeting in person at the Seth Apter day.she has constructed a fab junk journal using different types of paper and Cardstock.  

I chose a piece of textured paper with really cute ladybirds punched on the edges.

I started adding paint (Coral, Haystack, Chalk, Guacamole, Midnight, Mahogany and Mermaid) and before I knew it a page had come together. 

I used a mixture of stencils and stamps and the feature is built using the gorgeous Kim Dell own stamps.

You can probably tell I also went a bit mad with both a white paint pen and some coloured paint pens. I was pretty much Seth inspired after the fabulous weekend and thought Hazel would appreciate it!

The page is designed so there is a fold and so I decorated this to match…

… although obviously not the same.

Then the other side I did another Seth Apter style project on a little canvas board and adhered this to the back. I used the same palette of paints but the page has a very different feel.

I love the little JoFy birds I added as the features.

I now have one more page to do in another journal… wonder how that will turn out!

Happy crafting! 

Catherine