How are we all doing? I must admit I found this week slightly easier than last and have sort of settled into a bit more of a rhythm. That being said I am living with much higher levels of anxiety than I have been used to in the last year or so, and that brings it’s own level of exhaustion of course. But the good news is I am safe and well, and that’s what is important right now.
Right back to the crafting… this week’s CHNC challenge is to create something funny. So I decided to team the Clare Lloyd sentiment stamps with a Making Cards magazine stamp.
I stamped the sentiment and the image and used my promarkers to colour the image and provide the border to the card.
I thought this quite apt for the challenge this week!
Another Art journaling page in my Dylusions journal just for me, with no pressure, love it!
I started with sticking things on the page that had been randomly on my desk either as left over bits from other projects or things I’d not got around to using yet.
This included the stamped flower on the left hand side, a piece of sewing pattern instruction, a stamped tag and the gelli printed circle.
I think the page also had some wipe off from another project on it as the gelatos had some different reactions in a few areas.
So I added gelato to the page with the exception of the flower panel that had already been coloured. I think it was distress inks used on that.
Next I added the iridescent texture paste through a stencil to the right hand side of the page and left it to dry.
I then added stamping using some different stamps… Gorgeous grunge, that’s the ticket etc. I also added some splashes of green acrylic ink and copper acrylic ink.
Next I worked on the flower that I stamped from a Creative Stamping magazine and coloured using promarkers to create a soft, no line effect. I fussy cut it out but decided it needed something between it and the background.
I had a hunt in my stash and found these stickers that I think were meant for scrapbooking.
After adding them and the flowers it was time to add doodling and the sentiment stickers. I also found the orange gems in my stash and stuck them down too.
I decided the flower on the left needed pushing back so added some gesso using my fingers and blending it on that panel and a few other spots.
I also took the Twisted citron distress oxide and did a little bit of stamping to add a little lime green onto the page too.
Once again it was fun to create with no pressure of time or finished product. The photos in the daylight show it off so much better… shame most of my crafting is done in the evening so I don’t enjoy the cokours quite as much when creating… maybe I need to invest in a proper daylight lamp?!?
I have another set of coins made from scraps. This time for my UK Stampers Forum swap.
I used gelli prints left from the Russian art dolls project. I covered the background entirely with one print and then stamped the letter and number stamp (from Craft stamper magazine) onto the whole base to make them all similar.
I then added the canvas heart sticker and took some other scraps and embossed the flower stamp (another Craft Stamper stamp) and fussy cut them out.
I added the paint dried up bit off the top of the bottles and a gem to the centre of the flowers.
I then used a Darcy stamp for the sentiment embossed on black card.
Final two cards made from the basket challenge… yes I managed 12 in total!
This one took a bit of time to make as I used glossy texture paste over the inking and that takes a while to dry. I started with a mop up piece of card from spritzing the gelli plate. Then I added the stencil and added more ink before then adding the paste over the top.
I then decided to use the small Jofy flower stamp onto bookprint and used brusho to add colour.
I added gems to the centre of the flowers. Love how the stencilling is all glossy and raised.
This one is a simple case of paint added to the background, onto which I had added a strip of bookprint, and then some stencilling. I then added the stamping to the front and used the white embossing powder.
I added some pink and white posca pen doodling too!
So that’s the 12 cards I made…
… not bad considering they were all made in the course of one afternoon!
Loved this challenge… and ended up with a smaller pile of stuff on the desk at the end. (See below). It was much easier to tidy up as I hadn’t been getting lots out and so could easily put it back so will definitely have another go at this again in future.
With a reduced amount of supplies or colours you have to just get on with the creating. It really helps!
This was a piece of book print on which I added lots of distress oxides keeping to the lime and the blue. I really love twisted citron.
I used stamping and added water to blend the colours.
I then added the stamped floral image from Alpaca Pals. I used a Pitt pen in grey to add shading to the image which gave it some more emphasis. I then added the sentiment to the card blank and some gems for added bling.
This is also using the twisted citron distress oxide for the background. I added stencilling and stamping.
I then added the stamped fabric panel, a painted canvas tag and the embossed butterfly embellishment.
Love these two twisted oxide dominated cards.
And here are the daylight photos to show the colours properly…
Ooops… I forgot to finish off sharing the cards I made when following the basket challenge back in February… so I have a couple more to share today.
This one I started with the purple brushos which I applied to a wet piece of card. I then added two layers of music print, one of which I added paint to, and both I edged with black.
Next I added a fabric stamped element from the stash of embellishments I had placed in the basket. I also decided to alter the canvas sticker heart with embossing using the baked texture embossing powder. After adding a couple of layers, I then stamped the text stamp and added white embossing powder. This created an interesting effect when heated as it absorbed into the Deep Sea one.
I also added the white embossed sentiment.
Love how it came out.
This next one is completely different but also uses one of the canvas sticker hearts.
The background I stamped the Gummiapan text stamp in paint but made sure I only stamped part of the image. I then edged the panel with the same paint.
Next I used a piece of book print which I had used to remove some ink from a gelli plate when creating a previously shared card. I added this to a tag and then edged it with a posca pen.
The heart I coloured with the blue paint and then added the posca outline. Once again I added the white embossed sentiment and then some gems to finish off.
Love these Hearts… so versatile.
Photos didn’t show off the colours properly… so here are daylight photos…
Hello… me again… more cards from the basket challenge…
This started life as a gelli print, as did the second card I am sharing and both of them I used Kim Dellow stamps as the focal points.
I used a layer of stamping onto the gelli print background… and then added the set of funky flowers. I also stamped the flowers onto book print and then coloured them using the brushos. I made sure that they were highly pigmented to create the really intense colour.
More posca pen doodling also added to the panel to create a frame.
I also added the little canvas tag and some twine to finish off.
Here is a better picture in daylight…
This second one I added some stencilling, to which I added doodling and I used the same trick of adding the flower heads as another layer of book print coloured with brushos.
This time the tag is a corrugated card one I coated with blue paint and added some embossing too.
I needed to add posca pen to the flowers too to ensure they had the same impact as the doodled stencilling.
And again another picture in daylight…
So that’s half the cards I made shared… Will share more again in a few days.