fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Hot Picks

Finishing off Rebecca’s journal

Last piece for Rebecca’s journal…

This time bright and warm fresco paints over a patterned paper piece…

Lots of text stamping and some stencilling. Splatters and grungy edging to provide a graffiti style page.

Love how all of the art work works together but also are completely separate pieces.

Hopefully Rebecca likes them as much as I enjoyed working on them.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, YouTube video

Brushos ATC’s flower numbers

Hello.

It’s been a little while since I shared a video with you… so today I have one making three ATCs for the UK stampers forum swap. And as per the theme of the last few days I have been a bit brusho mad!

So follow along with my process on the video.. and here is the final results

Really happy with all of these and how bright and cheery they ended up.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress Crayons, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - JOFY, Pebeo fantasy paints

52 mixed media cards weeks 11 and 12

I had to play catch up on this challenge as didn’t manage to do much creating when the parents were here so I had two weeks worth of cards to do.

I started with week 11 and the prompt was

get texty

So I grabbed some scrap that had texture paste through a text stencil and added that to my playing card. Then gesso. I then added distress crayons (I really wanted to play with them for some unknown reason so out they came!)

I did a little stencilling and then grabbed Jofy stamps added some text down one edge. I then coloured some book print with the crayons and stamped the new Jofy mini stamp flower head.

I cut it out and adhered it to the card. I then did some additional stamping with the circles in the same mini set.

I added some bits of white paint to these and drew in a stem for the flower. I then dropped some of the pebeo fantasy paint onto the flower for the stamen.

The next week’s prompt was

“opposites attract”

and I decided to gather some contrasting materials to add as a collage. These are all things that I was attracted to that contrast…. so my opposites attract!

I started with a white gesso base and more distress crayons. Then added some stencilling to bring back the white. I then added a raffle ticket that was on the desk. I then arranged a cluster of papers of different types (vellum/waxed paper/patterned paper) and stapled it to the card. Then added the canvas strip and the thread and mirri card.

Finally I added some stitching and doodling.

Not exactly a thing but an enjoyable collecting of fun patterned and textures and colours from my desk!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Third day of christmas cards

I promised two more unseasonable cards today… Here they are!

Two more square cards using the stash I got as a secret Santa present! All I added was the adhesive and card blanks! Perfect gift for a few hours of playtime for me!

Now time to pack away the Christmas stash after three days of Christmas card blogging and to put these in a safe place until they are needed!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

More Christmas cards

Yesterday I shared some Christmas cards I made from the generous stash I got at Christmas from a secret santa. Well I didnt stop with those 4 and carried on with some of the other images to make another 4 cards.

This time I kept them to smaller size tent fold a6 cards.

Love these and this whole gold edging thing I’ve got going on!

I made two more cards but will share those tomorrow but then will put the Christmas stash away for a little while! Ha ha ha!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Hello there! Today I have some not very seasonal cards to share… but it’s never to early to start on your Christmas cards!

The challenge at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge is to use up your stash of patterned paper. Well this is some of the stash I was given as part of a secret Santa gift and I made 4 cards in total… starting with this one as my contribution to the challenge.

I had kindly been gifted some stamped images, some patterned papers and some coordinating bows. I started by watercolouring all the images with some inks and a water brush.

Then did some cutting out and chose papers that worked with the images and colour scheme.

I decided to start with the kings image and do 4 cards using that rather than a mix of images. So in addition to the one above I made three others…

To get the added gold edges I used a sharpie pen to edge panels which is an old technique I hadn’t used in a while.

All the sentiments were stamped Emma Godfrey sentiments and embossed with a dark purple colour.

Really happy with this use of patterned papers and gifted images. Now off to see what everyone else has been up to with their stash of patterned papers!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy - JOFY

UK stampers atc swap 

Today has been an odd day … with a poorly princess and IT issues.  So I am glad of having a prepared blog post today!  This month over at UK stampers forum the ATCs for the swap have to be red and green so I made these three using paperartsy stamps. 

The background is a mix of two stampin up inks… mossy meadow and gumball green and is mixed media cardstock and a strip of bookprint adhered too. Then I added some stamping using a Jofy alphabet stamp and some red paint.  I also stamped the Lin Brown leaf in red paint and fussy cut it. 

I added some green ribbon for texture and then the leaf and some sequins for sparkle. 

Love how they came out. 

Happy crafting!