Category Archives: Kim Dellow

Happy birthday hubby!

Yesterday we celebrated my husband’s birthday. Given the lockdown no meals out, or partying with friends. Instead we played games, ate fish and chips for tea and watched what he wanted on the TV.

I ended up making two cards … one from me, and one from the teenager … here they are …

I decided I wanted to use the Out of this world stamps from Alpaca Pals and used loads of other alpaca pals stamps to make up the background.

I embossed and masked the little alien. Then went to town inking and stamping the background. I chose (oddly as I’ve just moved them to a further from reach shelf as I hadn’t been using them!) to use Distress inks. I really enjoyed blending the colours together to create a fun background. I splattered some water on to lift some colour too… always fun!

I coloured the little alien with promarkers and then added some splashes of shimmer watercolour.

I decided to cut the panel apart a little as when I went to add the sentiment strips it didn’t feel balanced with the alien in the middle … really love how this looked as soon as I separated the panels.

The sentiment I took some random sentiments and some alpha stamps for the 👽 one stamped them out separately using the colours of the card and then added them down the right hand side.

Inside the card I took more Alpaca Stamps to decorate the inside…

Perfect for my husband (who we decided years ago for many reasons is actually an alien! 👽👽👽

OK from the teenager a different card entirely…

I went autumnal and also included a nod to our other family member (Lucky Chuck Johnson is a hedgehog who has been in residence at the raised bed in our garden since July!)

I used a kraft card blank and then created layers of texture and different inking effects using the Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo distress inks. I did some embossing using the Pinewood planks folder. I blended inks with some masked strips. I splattered. I had great fun!

I used the same inks to watercolour the hog images (Paperartsy – Kim Dellow) which I had embossed.

The sentiment I stamped using the Claritystamps letterbox set perfect for making a personalised card.

I finished off with some doodled lines and a little tag I embossed with a gold heart.

And why did I end up having to make this? Well I bought a card from our local supermarket for her to give … but it turns out that was the one she had given him previously! Who knew? Well another reason that handmade is best… no two cards are the same! So it might have been a last minute make on her behalf (she had left it too late to make one herself!).

So happy birthday dear hubby… not the birthday we had hoped for, but still lovely to spend the day together having fun!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 6

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!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 5

Two more cards to share tonight…

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…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 3

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.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… one basket crafting part 2

More of the cards I made crafting out of one basket of supplies.

This one was lots and lots of layers of paint and then after stamping the flower I created a mask and overstamped using black versafine the Badass artchick stamp which gave a fab background. I decided the flower needed to look different though so stamped it onto bookprint and used the brushos to colour it.

Once dry I fussy cut it out and added it to the card and added posca pen doodles.

I kept the card quite simple as it was such an intense background and focal image so just added doodled lines.

The next one I took the same image and made a very different looking card.

This time i stamped the image onto a piece of paper I had been using to add paint to the previous background. It was originally a piece of map paper so very smooth and originally glossy.

I again added posca doodles.

I chose to add it to a piece of card I had simply stamped one background stamp on and then edged.

To the card I then added some embellishments… a little corrugated tag, and some chipboard hearts I had given the embossing powder treatment using the Deep sea baked texture embossing powder.

A much more simple card but equally fun using the large flower image from Jofy.

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

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