Deco art fluid acrylics, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperbabe, Positively Chevron, Raggy Dolls

Raggy doll journal… this time it’s Jackie’s turn

So I am catching up on some projects but not entirely there yet. Hopefully by the end of the week I might have got there on all my projects outstanding. 

This is the latest raggy doll journal I’ve worked on and I had to use Leannes lovely background and go with the theme of face. 

I adore the colours and the way she has applied the paint. It really is quite scrumptious.  I decided to use a Paperbabe template to start my girl off and then used a variety of paint and pencils to colour her in. 

I added very little to the background as wanted to preserve as much of what Leanne had done.  I added some flicks of paint, a few pearl accents and the texture paste word down one side. The title is a Tim Holtz stickers and I added the flower and button to finish off the girl too. 

Happy with how this came out.  The next theme is Geometric shapes and I went a little bit crazy for the background I prepared for Lynn to finish.

Loving this collaborative project. It certainly pushes me to do something a bit different when using someone else’s backgrounds. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Awesomely artistic, Brushos, Claritystamps, Dictionary, Handcarved, Masks/Stencils, Positively Chevron, Summer Silhouettes

Mixed media card class

Tonight it’s time for me and my friends to play card making mixed media style!  This time I decided to play with the large background stamps and see what I ended up with.

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This one I made a Brusho background using Positively Chevron. Then stamped beautiful birdhouse by Claritystamps.

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This time a distress ink blended background with water splodges and used the World Map with Sky’s the Limit stamps.

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Next a painty tag using handcarved and summer silhouettes and some gorgeous silk trim.

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Finally I used a stencil and stencil brushes to create this soft card.  I used the Dictionary stamp and then Awesomely Artistic stamps to finish in a mix of purples and browns.  Love the effect of the brush on the linen cardstock too.

So wonder how we will all get on making these at class… what I know will happen is that we will have fun and feel chilled out doing it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Decorative Dots, Flower pot, Positively Chevron, Square Lattice

Moments & Memories! September and Thursday treasures!

Finally got round to finishing this months Moments & Memories scrap!

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I actually started this last month at Helen’s excellent class, but have only just got round to finishing. When I looked at what Helen had designed for us, it looked like my M&M sketch enough for me to use it for this challenge!

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So I used the lovely Flowerpot DSP and plenty of die cuts from Helen’s collection. There is also some embossing folders and some little candy dots thrown in, with some doodling and a bit of hidden journalling tucked behind the picture. I also added some stickers from the stash too!

Love how this finished up… A bright and joyful page, just like my sweet great niece Isabel.

Now how does this fit into Thursday Treasures? Well look at the theme for this week…

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I would say that I definitely managed to kill a few birds with this stone! Ha ha ha!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Banner Blast, Googlies, Make a Monster, Positively Chevron, Small banner

Colour my Monday! Real Red!

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Happy Monday one and all!

Time to get all real and nice and BRIGHT!

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Ok I confess I made this card ages ago and thought I would keep it ready to share when I reached Real red in the Colour My Monday challenge. It was a card I made for my youngest great nephew’s 1st birthday… And I chose Make a Monster for the stamp set as he is a real cheeky monster!

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I used Postively Chevron to stamp the background paper, and then used the colour combo of Gumball Green, Pacific Point & Elegant Eggplant to stamp both the banners for bunting and the little monsters! Of course I had to add the googlie eyes to finish it off!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Positively Chevron, Stacks of Wishes, Summer Silhouettes, Word Window, World Map

Colour my Monday! Early Espresso!

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Happy Monday people! Today is an especially happy Monday … Because today is my birthday! Whoop whoop whoop!

Ok after all that whooping I need coffee …

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Alright alright … I know this is probably one of the least coloured colours I could have chosen for my birthday … But I do like using Early Espresso as a good basis for cream coloured not white coloured projects! And this is one of those types of projects!

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I started with a cream card blank 6×6 size, and stamped the positively chevron background stamp along the left hand side in Crumb cake. Then took some kraft coloured paper and stamped World Map in Early Espresso and edged the piece with some of the same ink. Next I took another piece of Kraft paper and stamped the Positively Chevron stamp again, this time in Soft Suede and again edged the piece. I then used part of a doily (my go to accessory of the moment!) that was sitting on my desk at the time and added that to the smaller piece. I then brushed over it with my very expensive … Ha ha ha… Shaving foam brush. This gives a very subtle amount of colour to the doily and is gentle so it doesn’t tear.

Then for the feature image. I stamped directly onto the doily using the Early Espresso ink and the Summer Silhouettes stamps. I added the stems for the flowers in Soft Suede and stamped the blooms themselves onto the kraft paper and cut them out. The kraft paper absorbed the ink very differently to the doily giving the Early Espresso a different look! The flowers I raised on dimensionals.

Then I stamped a little centre to the flowers using gold pigment ink. I used the same kraft paper to create the sentiment topper. I used the happy birthday from Stacks of Wishes and my favourite punch for adding sentiments; Word Window. I also added a knot of the linen thread and some pearl embellishments to finish it off!

Love how this looks. Elegant but earthy!

I also remembered to decorate the envelope too!

I masked an area off to write in and brushed some ink out from the centre. I stamped the leaves in a mixture of Early Espresso & Soft Suede. Then removed the mask and stamped the blooms. Then I took a Stampin write marker and added wiggly lines to outline the area I had masked.

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Love the combination of the card and envelope … Makes it a lovely and special card to send through the post!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Positively Chevron

Beep beep! Bekka’s sketch!

The lovely Bekka Prideaux shared a sketch with us on a fb group … You can see it here on her fab blog. I thought it looked like a fab sketch so popped into my craft room to make a page from it … Unfortunately completely forgot it was a SU based challenge so didn’t use SU papers or even stamps in the main! Oops!

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I did end using a bit of SU … My new Positively Chevron background stamp and the cardstock of course … But otherwise some random paper from the stash and some Crafty Individuals alpha stamps!

I also traced out the route from the Disneyland map to make the road map of the route! Fun!

Happy crafting!

Catherine