Derwent Line painter pens, Distress Crayons, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Petal Palette, Watercolour paints, YouTube video

Petal Palette art journal piece

I made an art journal page and used my current favourite and go to stamp set for the feature… Petal Palette.

I made this with the video running so you can check out the progress here.

Love the layers, textures and the gentle images I used with this warm colour palette.

And that sentiment spoke to me perfectly at that moment… always a good way to choose your title for your piece!

Hope you like it. It was originally destined for a swap but then I realised that I had misunderstood the rules and that blue needed to be in the page…. ooops…. ah well a thoroughly enjoyable piece to make regardless. Once I realised that I found the perfect place to put the page in my journal… which covered some stamping I wasn’t keen on!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Dies, Spellbinders, Petal Palette

Petal Palette fussy die cutting

I was gifted some fab dies by a kind crafting online friend and this is my first use of them… to make a pretty lemon and craft card with the fab petal palette stamp and coordinating dies. This is very far from my usual style of cardmaking but love the final look.

I used some thin cardstock for the lemon die cut and kept that simple onto the kraft base card. Then watercoloured and die cut the flowers. I then added the leaf die from the set using some old olive cardstock and then the sentiment and label die from the same set.

I then added some pearl gems as accents and my obligatory bling!

So what do you think? Fancy but still sort of clean? This die set comes with a central piece too but that was too fussy for me. There is also another set I’ve been gifted and looking forward to trying out… I’m imagining a white on white card for a wedding with that one though!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Petal Palette, Ribbons, Tim Holtz, Watercolour paints

Shimmer watercolour cards

I bought some shimmer watercolours a little while ago and the first thing I did was make a couple of backgrounds… and finally I got round to making them into cards.

The top one I used some Tim Holtz stamps and also flicked a bit of the art alchemy sparks paint on for dimension and added sparkle. I mounted it onto a blue textured card and with a purple organza ribbon.

The next one I used the Petal Palette leaves stamp and kept it quite simple with some string and a brown background.

Love these shimmery paints and can imagine using them a lot!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alcohol Inks, Badass Chick, Happy Celebrations, Petal Palette, Treasure Gold

52 mixed media cards… week 5… Clear and transparent

The prompt for this week’s playing card challenge was clear and transparent.

I knew immediately I wanted to play with my alcohol inks on acetate and to create a window/frame. But it was yesterday before I got the chance to start.

I did a little playtime first and then remembered to film the process …

Here is the link.

And the final piece…

I love the texture and depth I got on this. And that lovely colour on the acetate layer too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Deco art fluid acrylics, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Petal Palette

Art journaling to prompts

So just before christmas I shared some canvases that I made using the instructions that my friend Chris provided. I decided to also make a journal page based on the instructions. 

I started with a page thay had some wiped off ink and stencilling on it in my Dylusions journal. 

Then I added a layer of lime green decoarts paint, then the stencilling of modelling paste and then some strips of book print.  I know this picture looks yellow but in real life the colour is more green.

Next step was to add analogous colours…. 

I added some Haystack and Butternut fresco finish paints through a stencil and with a sponge.  I then added plenty of splashes and flicks or paint.

Now time for the contrast colour.  This was to be a contrast to that original colour of the lime green and to be used sparingly in at least three places. So I chose a bright blue… I know probably purple would have been a more accurate contrast but I thought this was probably good enough. Of course at this point I felt the end was in sight and forgot to take pics! 

So I chose to add the bright blue with the credit card to create some patches and then also added it over the texture as a very light layer. This showed the texture up more. 

The next instruction was to add a feature image and the final one words and finishing touches! So I guess now I reveal the final page… 

So the image was from a magazine I added some shading using Inktense pencils, some pen doodling and painted in the glasses to add more blue to the page. I also added a little red stamping and some red paint to the texture to add some more balance.  I chose some Tim Holtz stickers and some words cut from magazines for the page too. 

I added doodling using white and black pen for a few bits and pieces and finally added some little black enamel accent dots. 

Super happy with this page. It was fun to use the prompts as guides for each stage too. 

Lovely to get my first mixed media journal page done of the year! Think I will aim for one a month to try and get more play into my life! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine

Happy Celebrations, Petal Palette, Watercolor words

Petal Palette cards

Whilst I had the water colours out to play I made three cards using the lovely Petal Palette new stamps from SU. I did the stamping using the stamp platform to make stamping all three panels super easy and then coloured the images using watercolours. 

I then chose to finish each with a different sentiment.  This one is a gentle happy birthday using the Watercolor Words stamps and then I added the glitter dots to add some shimmer.

Next I chose to do another with the watercolor words stamps.  This time I chose a different colour embossing powder and stickles. 

 

The final card I chose the happy celebrations stamps and embossed the large celebrate and then stamped the rest of the sentiment in the same grey archival as the flowers.  I also chose liquid pearls for the dots for this.

This is a beautiful stamp to use and I can see me using it lots and lots in future for these simple but beautiful cards.

Entering these into the watercolour anything goes challenge at happy little stampers and the embossing challenge at stamp ink paper

Happy crafting! 

Catherine