Alcohol Inks, Claritystamps, JOFY, Promarkers, Letraset

6 bird themed ATCs

Today I have six different bird themed ATCs I created for a swap. I decided to change things up completely with each one… using different techniques and mediums.

First I started with alcohol ink and yupo and foiling and then added the silhouette stamps from Claritystamp …

Love how this came out.

Then I went for patterned paper and cute Jofy stamped image coloured with promarkers. I also chose to create the background behind the paper with promarkers so it all tied in.

Next up I decided to use the Waterfront stamps to create a scene for Darcys flying birds… and then heat embossed the whole panel to give it a glazed finish.

Then onto a Hot Picks stamp and some distress oxides in the background… again the heat embossing came out for a fun texture.

Next up I added Tim Holtz tissue wrap and then gesso followed by gelatos to create the background. Another hotpicks stamp for the focal image.

Finally some simple stamping and colouring using watercolour pencils. Love these funky Kim Dellow stamps.

All of them mounted onto black card for stability and to finish off. Love them all and how different each one is.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, Brushos, Dies, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Hot Picks, JOFY, Lin Brown

Art coins

So there is a new trend a Facebook friend had picked up… Art coins. They are like circular ATC and so of course I’ve made some to join in with a swap.

I started by making a masterboard with fresco finish paints and some Paperartsy stamps onto mountboard.

I then cut it into quarters and die cut a 2.5″ diameter circle from each.

Next I decided to add some contrast colour with a stamped flower. I added gamboge and ost Red brushos to some cardstock with water. Then once dry I stamped the Jofy flower. Then I added some more colouring with brusho before adding some stamping (number stamps) in coordinating colours.

I fussy cut them out and then added doodling to each of the bases.

I added copper thread between the flower and the coin and adhered them together.

I then used Tim Holtz rub one for the titles. I added them to bookprint and the adhered them to the flower with glossy accents to add some fun dimension.

Love how these came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Darcy, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, JOFY, Masks/Stencils, YouTube video

Paperartsy box challenge

So the challenge over at Paperartsy blogthis week is boxes! So I have been playing with box cards but this time decided to actually decorate a box. And I filmed it… here is the link to YouTube.

Here are the final shots in daylight to show the colours better.

I adore this colour palette and am happy with how it turned out… perfect for my 52 cards challenge collection.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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

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, Hot Picks, JOFY, Masks/Stencils, 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, JOFY, Masks/Stencils, 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

Emma Godfrey, JOFY

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

Emma Godfrey, JOFY

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, Emma Godfrey, JOFY

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

American Crafts, Dies, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Hardwood, JOFY, Kaisercraft, Lin Brown, Masks/Stencils

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