Category Archives: Emma Godfrey

Sewing ATCs

Carrying on with yesterday’s theme… today’s ATCs all have a sewing theme.

I used the button stamp again over the fluid acrylics for this, along with some sewing zig zags. Then I layered the stamped fabric piece onto some patterned paper and sewed it into place with a mixture of stitches.

This uses the Bronte sisters stamp on acetate and some different fabric backing (canvas and denim cotton) with Paperartsy fresco finish paints and some buttons and lots of hits of sewing to adhere the layers.

This time some different hot picks stamps with the dressmakers model and some text and lace. I started with a background of inks and then stamped the images onto vellum. I then coated the vellum with wax and let it cool.

I then used handsewing (cross stitch) to add more texture.

Love how all three and different but all the same theme.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Winter atcs

The theme for this month at UK stampers forum ATc swap was winter… and I wanted to use up some book print I had added Dylusions to so I created these using the book print strips as a background on the black gessoed ATC blanks.

I added the white embossed star and then the sentiment embossed on black card. I also added the copper thread to add more texture.

Love how these came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

UK Stampers Forum fireworks and Christmas bunting

I’m on catch up for a couple of projects I never got round to sharing on my blog… two bunting swaps… one themed Fireworks and the other themed Christmas.

So the fireworks one I used paints to create the background and then did lots of stamping using Paperartsy stamps and a few other random stamps that I thought looked a little like fireworks. For each of them I stamped in distress oxide and then heat embossed with clear.

I then stamped the celebrate in versamark and used a sparkly white powder to heat set that. I added the little banner with good times and then some dots of stickles to add more sparkle and shine.

For the Christmas bunting I went for a patchwork background with different papers…

I then cut it down and sewed each of the seams and round the edge.

I then stamped the Darcy snowflakes and heat embossed them and added the Tim Holtz tree die cuts (these were cut from an alcohol ink background)

Next I created the little hill and stamped the snowman and coloured him with water colours.

I added the snow by using some matt medium and then sprinkling on the embossing powder.

I finished off with a Tim Holtz sticker.

Super happy with these bunting… and how different they both are in style.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Advent cardmaking: Baubles

Day 2 on the advent cardmaking series and the theme is baubles… after all we need baubles for decorating the tree.

I chose to go painty with this one… here is the video of the process.

I created the tag with a combination of fresco finish paints and Paperartsy stamps by Emma Godfrey… then the baubles using Darcy stamps.

Love the funky nature of this and it works so well with the Winter Frost papers.

And here it is in daylight…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Making Cards magazine… seaside themed cards

So another day and another Making Cards magazine kit out to play… today’s kit is from the latest magazine and has loads of fab seaside and under the sea themed papers.

I spent an afternoon having lots of fun cutting out images and then papers to layer up some cards ready for when I had time to put them together and finish them off.

And so I ended up with a lot of cards to be made up (and rsi from the scissors!).

Today I have four cards to share that I have made from that massive stack.

I love the colour scheme of these papers … so pretty with the peach and aqua colours.

I added embossing to the peach panel on these two which I thought added some nice texture.

I also added some black enamel accents dots to add some gloss.

So only about another 25 cards to make… but for now this will do! I’ve packed the rest away in a poly bag all ready to grab and finish off at another time… or more than likely in stages!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gelli print background card

I am trying to use up bits off my desk again rather than make anything new or create more bits to pile up and I unearthed a gorgeous gelli print background I had made and forgotten about! So immediately set about turning it into a card.

I kept it simple with some embossing and the printed image I had been gifted in a swap and a piece of ribbon. This way the gorgeous gelli print could speak for itself!

Happy crafting!

Catherine