Today I have a card I made for a colour challenge swap.
Here is the prompt…
And here is what I made….
I made a background using distress oxides using a mixture of stamping and blending and smooshing. I then added the white stencilling using gesso on the top. Once it was dry I added some doodling to turn the stencilled circle into a flower like the picture. I also added layers of coloured card and sequin waste.
Cute. I love sentiment from the sticker box and all done.
Whilst I was trying to sort out the piles of stuff on my craft desk I came across a lovely gelli print I had made last month and decided to do something with it . I decided to keep it simple and just add a bold image and sentiment and make it into a card.
I chose the Kim Dellow Paperartsy stamp and once I had stamped it using archival I then coloured the image using distress oxides inks. This provided a subtle colour.
I then stamped the sentiment using the Emma Godfrey stamps. I edged the paper with black ink and then adhered it to the cardblank. So much a lovely way to use up the gelli print.
I managed to fit a little bit of crafting tonight and had a lovely play with the fresco paints again. This time I started with the Tracy Scott ones and added in some of the Seth Apter ones later on.
I used the brayer to add the colour around the panel of mixed media cardstock and then also did a little bit of stamping using the jofy alphabet mini stamp.
This technique means very little control and resulted in a blotchy pattern for the background. I love it. Even if others might think it looks like a big mess!
Next I grabbed a new Jofy stencil and the green patina paint to create the fan type flowers in the background. On this one I added white doodling and also the number stencilling.
This one I added some more stamping with Kim Dellow stamps and doodling with a black pen round some of the elements.
On both I edged the panels with paint, a different colour for each and also then added black archival too.
To finish I added Kim Dellow stamped flowers using embossing and then coloured the flowers using the translucent paint and added some flicks of the paint too.
The sentiments are the Emma Godfrey and I used Kirsten Sheridans idea of white on black with white embossing. Love how they pop on the busy background.
A nice and quick play to make these bright cards for the stash!
Yesterday was the birthday of one of the princesses friends and her twin brother. So I had two cards to make… So decided to film the process… especially as I had new stash to play with!
Yes new Paperartsy Paint is in the house.
Here are the two cards I made.
The one for Hannah uses the bright palette from Tracy Scott.
The one for Matthew uses the earthy colour palette Seth Apter chose for his second set of paints.
Both lovely and I’m really happy with how they both came out.
Happy birthday H and M!
Two more ATC’S today made from scraps of scratch paper and bits wiped off… one of which got made into a card topper… the other is an ATC going into the general trading stash!
Here it is all stamped up using archival and distress stain added to the background which had brayered paint on it. The bird was stamped and cut out of another piece of painted paper.
I also added the metallic acrylic ink to the flowers to give it some sparkle.
This one became a card with a mount of white cardstock and then onto a navy card I made and then doodled a border with a silver pen and added some silver to the flowers too.
The second one I made a background adding distress oxide inks on top of the inky wiped off already on the paper. I then stamped the sentiment… this time with distress oxide.
This had some iridescent ink already added to it. So it wad already quite shimmery.
I mounted it onto an ATC I had die cut and then stamped the Kim Dellow circle trees. Then I added more colour using the distress oxides as a Watercolour medium.
Love how they both came out and both look different even though they are the same image and quote.
I’ve been playing with distress oxides again. They are fab inks and so many cool and easy results.
I started with a piece of cardstock and then created two ATC’S for a swap where the theme was HATS.
The top photo is a closeup of part of the main piece of cardstock that I started with. Then I cut it into some sections so I could make the atcs.
The first one I took a Tim Holtz stamp (Runway) and stamped the image. I also added some stamped circles using the Kim Dellow paperartsy stamp wh8ch make it look a little retro. I tore one side and then mounted it onto an ATC made from corrugated cardstock than I had painted with black gesso.
The title was a sticker from the stash and then some doodled edging and I called it done.
The second one I wanted a completely different look. I added some texture paste through a stencil in the back and then found this image I had received in a swap. The colours worked perfectly so I added it on top using gel medium. I wanted it to tone into the background though so I added some gesso as a very light coverage.
I wasn’t convinced I liked it at this point so decided to take my white gel pen and add some dots and doodles.
OK so it’s a bit strange but I liked it!
I know the recipient has now received these so hopefully she likes them too… as for me.. I’m still loving distress oxides! And two more ATC’s done!
Tonight I have something a bit different… but still ATC based! My friend Chris runs a fb group called mini marvels which focuses on small art… perfect for atc obsessed me.
Anyway she has organised a pocket letter swap which consists of 9 ATC’s and they are all themed and put into a sleeve with a hidden letter… so as the meet my ATC challenge and are 9 in one go I couldn’t resist joining in.
So here was my starting point… a piece of cardstock with layers of painty goodness! Stencils and splashes and card swipes galore!
Then time for stamping… Kim Dellow and Clare Lloyd stamps.
Next step is to chop it up into the ATC pieces.
I decided once I had chopped them up they needed more stamping to connect them so put them into order and tacked them to a piece of copy paper to keep them in place. Then out came the archival and some stamps.
I started with some Kaisercraft quote/affirmation stamps. I stamped these straight onto three of the cards. I then grabbed some Seth Apter stamps for the background of a few of the others… linking a few cards together.
Then I grabbed some white card and used some of the Dylusions stamps onto that so I could add those to three of the other cards… this is me trying out the layout.
Next to decide on how to embellish and add features… pink hearts became my theme to go with the positive sentiments.
These were punched out of cardstock painted with bougainvillea and then I added glossy accents to raise them and add some shine.
And now for more hearts … and circles.
Some Darcy hearts and some die cut and embossed circles. Then I decided to use a Gorjuss girl for the central feature.
OK onto the final steps… some doodling, some additional colour added to the circles and some stars. Sticking it all down and deciding if it is finished or not but putting it into the sleeve.
I thought at this point it needs something else…. so I left it another day to think about it.