Category Archives: Kim Dellow

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

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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

Let it shine twinchies

Twinchies to go with the coins that are swapped are such fun to make. I really enjoy making these little gifts for the participants. And I like doing them in small batches till I have enough for all the people taking part.

This first set I embossed into the thick cardstock one of the Tim Holtz dies. Then coated the whole piece with the pebeo fantasy moon paint.

Next I heat embossed the star (Craft Stamped magazine freebie) with white onto the Tissue wrap.

Then the sentiment is a Kim Dellow one which I stamped in white craft ink onto black shrink plastic and heat up.

This makes such a cute sentiment embellishment.

This time I took a patterned paper and cut it into panels and then heat embossed in glittery gold the patterns from an Emma Godfrey set. I then used the same Kim Dellow sentiment and heat embossed that in gold onto the cream card.

This was a mixed media heavy panel… Dylusions covered with Tim Holtz tissue wrap with copper paint and then heat embossed the Kim Dellow pattern. Then cut it into the panels and added the same shrink plastic sentiment embellishments along with a little bit of a sparkle pen in black… because it needed more shine!

All in all 18 twinchies (all mounted on black card) ready for the swap.

But then… another 9 swaps arrived… so another 9 twinchies were made!

This time I used a die cut scrap as a stencil for adding the background stars using white embossing powder onto twinchies I had added Black Soot distress oxide to. Then the edges I added the black sparks paint using a sponge. Then I chose a Darcy Paperartsy star and embossed it onto the tissue wrap and cut them out to adhere on top.

Then a scrap coloured with the black sparks paint and embossed the word shine using alpha stamps.

Simple but effective little twinchies to finish off the most popular swap so far!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Linda’s circle journal page… part one

Today I have a journal page I did for Linda… except I actually ended up doing a few pages for Linda… but today I am just sharing the one…

And for the process you will have to check out my YouTube video here!

I didn’t get round to finishing on the video… Although all it was to add the patterned paper on either side and some doodling.

I will be back with the next page I did for her tomorrow!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Sarah’s circle journal

I have another circle journal contribution to share with you today… this is the first in the current round of journals and it’s in Sarah’s journal. And I videoed the process for you to watch.

My colour scheme is lime and teal for the whole year so this was the first of the journals to apply my colour scheme to.

I started with a piece of the handmade paper I had bought cut to the right size to cover the spread. Then I added gesso and then brushos for the background.

Then I added some Inktense marks too and left the page to dry.

Next I took the other special paper I had bought and die cut some rings and added them to the page.

Now I know these don’t look like the colour scheme as they have some purple and gold in them too but I couldn’t resist adding them! Hopefully they will blend in by the end and work with the colour scheme still!

Remember when I am working on this page at this stage I have no plan or idea as to what the final page will look like so it’s just a case of me adding layers and going with the flow!

Next I added more definition and shading with my Inktense before adding some modelling paste through a stencil. I then set it aside to dry again.

Once it was dry I added metallic art alchemy paint to the raised circles and a few splashes with the leftover paint. I also added some pen work using a metallic gelli roll pen to add further definition to the circles.

At this point I forgot photos… so it’s a good job I videoed so you can follow along. I decided to create some clusters of “flowers” using the Kim Dellow stamps water colouring them with oxides. I also added some stamping in the background in both ink and sparks art alchemy paint. I also added some white posca pen doodles and marks.

I then grabbed some leaves from my flower embellishment box to add to the clusters and also some blue gems to add more sparkle.

I finished off with some black gesso splat and lines to make sure it teamed with the edge of the page in the book which I had done in black gesso to frame the page.

And here it is, complete with some Tim Holtz stickers, in the sunshine.

Love the vibrancy of the colours and the textures I created.

It’s definitely not a specific image but instead a collection of colours and textures into a cluster. Hopefully Sarah likes what I made for her.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Two artist trading coins

Last night I had a spare hour whilst the hubby watched men kicking a ball up and down a field and the child was doing a similar activity in the garden with her friend so decided to make a couple of coins from some mountboard I had leftover on the desk.

I started with a piece of Tim Holtz tissue wrap and added that with a coat of gesso over it. Then I added distress oxides in Fossilized Amber, candied apple and peacock feathers.

Next I added some stamping using one of the Kim Dellow Paperartsy sets. Then chose to add versamark through a stencil … forgetting that the oxides would also grab the powder … but as I had no definite plan and was just creating a background I didn’t mind. The powder I chose was a mixed batch I have in a pot when I mixed a few colours together.

I then cut out the coins using the sizzix die… one moved slightly and it has a small flat bit on one side but not enough to matter!

Next I stamped and cut out the Kim Dellow flowers and also die cut some stems from black cardstock for in the background.

I coloured the flowers with the same colour of distress oxides as the background and then stuck them all down. I also added some highlights with a versamarker pen and added more embossing powder.

I then added the sentiments and decided I wanted to coat them completely in clear embossing to create a glazed tile effect. Three layers later I was happy with these… although they are difficult to photograph due to the shine and dimension.

A question about sealing your artwork came up on a facebook group I am a member of … this is by far my favourite way of doing it and it can completely transform the artwork, especially if there is dimension involved. Love it!

So another set to satisfy my new obsession for these little works of circular art. And don’t forget about the Facebook swap group …. there is still time to get your Light and Dark coins to me! Check it out here!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

PATWITS circle journal… for Linda

Today I get to share the journal page I made for Linda for the circle journal I am involved with. The rules of this were to decorate one side of the envelope, use Paperartsy products and to decorate the mini envelope somehow.

Well I made a video … it is speeded up to condense several sessions into one watchable video…. of the process I went through to make this… 

The way Linda had constructed her journal allowed me to add some embellishments from the Artful Days goodie box too so it is quite a 3D page… but her journal still closes nicely. 

Hopefully she likes it… And you enjoy the process video

Happy crafting! 

Catherine