Category Archives: Stampin Up – stamps

Splodgy mediterranean postcard

Today I have a third project made from one play with distress oxides…

Whilst I made the coins and tag I shared the other day I also did a wipe up piece on glossy photo paper.

Once I buffed it I stamped in archival the Mediterranean Moments stamp and then went in with some distress oxides and a fine paint brush to add some definition to the image. This allowed me to add some shading and some green to the greenery.

I then cut down the panel and edged it roughly with the same sepia archival and adhered it to a thicker piece of cardstock to make a postcard.

Love this atmospheric inage and colouring.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Eye eye inchies

Today I have a swap to share with you. After struggling with my mojo for a while I managed a few hours crafting this past Saturday and although it took a while to get into it I was pleased to have some swaps I had to make to force me to continue rather than just give up. And in the end I was happy with my makes.

So the first was a set of inchies with the theme “Eye eye”.

I chose to go for distress oxide backgrounds and then these fun make a monster stamps. I kept to the same set of eyes on each row but on a different monster body.

I highlighted the eyes with white and black paint pens. Then I gave each inchie a coat of clear embossing powder to give them some shine.

I love how these turned out. I stuck them to a card for the recipient.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

This month’s DT contribution is a quick one… sorry but just not had a chance to get round to making recently. So this is for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge and I made a card with leftover Maggie Holmes papers.

I added pumice stone inking to the edges and added the focal image from Beautiful You stamp set.

Love how this came out. Really just need to carve out some time to be creative!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: some thing beginning with “S”

Happy weekend everyone!

Time for another Design team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. This week Hazel asked us to include some thing beginning with the letter “S” … so o went with Santa!

I chose a mix of fun papers and then used the Santa from the Santa’s Gifts stamp set which I coloured with pencils and then added him as a topper. I also added the card candi and chipboard sentiment as embellishments to finish!

I have Santa’s coat some shimmer with Wink of Stella and the white parts I added stickles to give it dimension and sparkle.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy birthday Mum

Yesterday was Mum’s birthday so we celebrated with a meal out.

Here is the card I made for her…

I loved this bold and bright paper from art by Marlene and knew it was perfect for my Mum. I teamed it with the Happy Wishes white embossed sentiment and some light grey cardstock.

I also added in the Happy Celebrations stamp to finish the sentiment and then a scatter of sequins to embellish.

Happy crafting!

Catherine