Category Archives: Paperartsy – stamps

Circle journal for Chris

I have a page I made in a circle journal for our lovely organiser, Chris.

I decided I wanted to add dimension on the page so after a coat of black gesso and some strips of paper I added the stencilled words using the iridescent medium. I then heat set them so they got the bubbly texture.

Then I went to town with paints in a mixture of translucent and opaque.

I also did lots and lots of splatters!

I decided that I wanted to create a garden of the Darcy trees so I stamped and painted them on white and then fussy cut them out.

Once they were glued into place I also added shading and white highlights.

I then decided to add glossy accents to the dots on the tree and this has given them a fun three dimensional finish.

Next I added the title using Dina Wakely tissue paper. Love this!

Finally I added white dots around the page as as border and to add some details.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Calendar – September

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their September artwork.

I wanted an atmospheric fairy page for September. I stamped Darcy trees which look like toadstools and then added a lavinia fairy to the top of one. Then created a moon with a circle mask and a sponge dauber. Then I coloured the toadstools with watercolour pencils and inked the whole piece with black soot distress ink before adding water splatters.

Finally I added Wink of Stella to the fairy so she shimmers.

Love these … not sure which colour scheme I prefer as one has more orange tones and the other pink tones.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Calendar – August 2019

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their August artwork.

I decided that I wanted to use the Tim Holtz wildflower dies so built this around that idea.

I created a background using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and stencils and stamps. Then I added the wildflowers stamps using dye based inks and heat embossed them with clear powder.

This gave a subtle layered effect to the background.

Next I did cut some of the flowers and then added paint to them in the same colours using a sponge to create a mottled effect.

I adhered them and then added shading using Big Brush Pitt pens.

I then heat embossed the sentiment and edged the panel with versamark and added more embossing powder to that too.

Love these … so many details and layers.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog

Today starts another month challenge at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog and I am using the same papers I used last month but never got round to doing more than one card until now…

This time I made a few cards.

I kept most of them simple with a little stamped sentiment and a mix of the papers and cardstock behind the large focal images.

I embellished with either sequins, gems or card candi!

Again plenty of this set left… going to try had to get some more made this month.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bird postcard

Today I have a postcard I made for my crafting friend Chrissie for a swap with the theme of Birds….

I used the Kim Dellow stamps from Paperartsy and embossed them. Then I coloured with inks and then did a couple of layers of clear embossing to seal the colour in.

I love this simple design and these cute stamps.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Goodbye gifts

So this week I left my job of the last 9 years as I start a new job on Monday. It was an emotional week as I worked with a bunch of thoroughly splendid group of people, especially the two girls who worked on my team, Julie and Sue.

I bought them each a gift but also wanted them to have something handmade and for some unknown reason I went for a sewing project and made some bags… it was an odd choice but I went with it!

I took two cotton totes and then created some panels using some fabrics I got from Hobbycraft.

I added the frame of the black and then some more black for under the flower I used as the focal point.

The flower I stamped using black paint and then cut out and hand sewed it onto the panel. I also added the button centres.

My sewing isn’t particularly good so this is definitely a rough and ready and purposefully messy in style! In fact my Mum would be ashamed as to how messy it is. But I like them and so decided to just go with it.

Hopefully J and S liked them too and will then have something of me with them for the future!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Patwits circle journal… Jules

Today I have another circle journal page to share with you… this time for Jules. This time I used papers as the base and sewed them together. Then I added gesso by dry brushing and then added distress stain in peacock feathers and twisted citron.I then added stamping and doodling. Onto one page I also added fabric and then the focal images from a Kim Dellow stamp set.More doodling and more layers of ink. I also added shimmer and glossy accents for the flower elements.Love how this came together so easily with the fun papers and the sewing textures. Hope Jules likes it too!Happy crafting!Catherine