Butterfly basics, Colour Theory, Layering the Love, YouTube video

Memories and More ATCs (#325-327)

Hi.

Today I have a YouTube video to share with you of the process behind these three ATCs… 

I used Memories and More Color Theory card pack and some stamps to create these different ATCs.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Butterfly basics, Distress oxide ink, Foiling, Gelatos, Faber Castell

Butterfly themed ATC swap (198, 199, 200!!!)

So today I have three ATCs to share with you that I made for a butterfly themed swap with UK stampers forum.

Two started life as the gelato background I did in class a couple of weeks ago. 

I added stamping and doodling and of course the obligatory butterfly. The butterfly I used on all three was a stamp from Creative Stamping magazine. 

I also used the Butterfly basics quote on this. You might just be able to see there is some texture paste on this and some little bits of foiling too. 

The next one is from the same background. But this one I added some grey inking and plenty of stickles.  There are also a few splodges of distress oxides to add some contrast.

To continue on the bling theme I also used some sequins to embellish.

Next a different background entirely.  This was a background I made with Helen in her scrapbooking class and I ended up cutting it up for ATCs. It was using the ink smooshing method and sprays.  To this I added some stamping using the Creative magazine stamps and distress oxides.  I then heat embossed the Butterfly and used the oxides to paint the colour.  I also added sequins and the label sentiment.

So three ATCs using the same butterfly stamps but each different. 

And with a great big fanfare that is 200 ATCs made so far this year! Whoop! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Awesomely artistic, Beautiful You, Butterfly basics, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils

Wibble Wobble Gelli plate part 2

So last night was playtime at my house with Gelli plates galore. And I actually made stuff too not just demonstrated…. I made a couple of cards… the first one will be a mothers day card when I get round to adding a sentiment. 

The second I will also add a sentiment to and then it can go into the stash for me to give at some point.

Then I also made two small note cards. These were done using the small hexagon Gelli plate and paint.  I love these small 3×3 plates and the cute Geometric shapes. 

I also ended up with lots of bits ready to be cut up and used on other projects… still no got a clue what to do with the big piece I did yet but sure I will get there eventually. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Butterfly basics, Forever Young, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Serene Silhouettes

For ATC’S sake … 64 (who can’t see that number without singing?)

I have a single ATC to share today. 

I grabbed a piece of paper that had some brayered paint on it and cut it down to a little smaller than ATC size as I wanted to mount it onto some silvered cardstock I had found. For once I had a bit of a plan before I started on this one! 

I stamped some silhouette flowers and leaves onto the pink and blue background using black gesso.  As you can see I made a bit of a stamping faux pas and also caught the edge of the rubber in one impression but I knew it wouldn’t matter as the quote would go over the top of that and cover it up! 

I also edged the piece with the black gesso.

Next I used a Seth Apter stamp and cut out the quote I wanted. I then positioned and added the quote with Matt medium.

Then I flicked silver paint over it.

I love that this worked out like it had in my head. Unusual for that to happen for me as I usually just go with the flow and rarely plan.  

Another one in this challenge of 365 in 2017! 352 to go!

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

Butterfly basics, Infusions - Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Ribbons

For ATC’S sake … 8

A single ATC to share today. This is a piece of scratch paper I then added some leftover texture paste through a stencil and edged with black gesso…  as you can see there is plenty going on in the background on this one so time to pull it together into something.

I decided the colour needed unifying a little more… so Blackberry Infusions got added onto the card with some water.  

Once dry this gave it a lovely warm brown/purple colour.

I then added some stamping using the Butterfly Basics stamp set. There are some lovely little stamps in this set… shold remember it more often! I decided to then add some lovely wide lace and some little tags (with a brad) from the embellishment box and a stamped butterfly. aso I acted the butterfly to stand out I stamped it onto the turquoise patterned paper.

Love the bright pop of colour the butterfly added! 

Finished off with the quote from the same stamp set but cut it up and added it as strips.  I then added some doodling and some gems to the butterfly.

Love how this one came out! another one done in the 365 challenge for 2017!

Happy crafting !

Catherine 

Brushos, Butterfly basics, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Masks/Stencils, Papillion Potpourri, Swallowtail, Watercolor wings

Mixed media card class… flutterbys

Tonight it is time to make cards with my friends and this time I decided to make a whole load of butterfly cards.  I gathered four stamp sets with butterflies and used different medium and techniques to make the samples.  Wonder how the gang will get on with them?

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Love how varied they are and how lovely they all are.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Apothecary Accents, Butterfly basics, Dies, Everything Eleanor, Hello Doily, Ribbons, Timeless Textures

Time to make a pretty card

My parents asked me to make a golden wedding anniversary card for their friends and I finally got round to it.

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I used the Hello Doily stamp (pinched it back off the lose it pile!) And the Everything Eleanor swirl.  Then I brushed round the edge with the stencil brushes.

Next I added a die cut panel using the Apothecary Accents and brushed that too.  Then added a little bit of stamping using Timeless Textures and Butterfly Basics to add a bit of pattern.

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The anniversary panel was die cut from the same cardstock as the mount and then added the little bow and some gold peel offs as accents.

I so rarely use peel offs but in this case it seemed to be the best idea and worked really nicely.

So I hope that they like this for their friends and it is a fitting celebration of 50 years of marriage.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Butterfly basics, Decorative Label, Gingham Garden, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Use them or Lose them, Word Window

Three sheet wonder sets 4 and 5 of cards

My final installment for the one three sheet wonder I did with Gingham Garden dsp for you today.  Two sets of cards I made… 

The first set uses the ever so pretty Butterfly basics and lots of fussy cutting! Ugggh!

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I coloured the images using a water brush and the coordinating ink colours to the dsp.

I stamped the flower onto the envelopes too to add a finishing touch.

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The next set are different in style with a cute little bear which was a Craft stamper stamp from a few months ago. I rarely use the stamps on craft stamper because I forget all about them… but this one jumped out at me to be used for this project!

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I used the stamp on the envelope too…
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Not a bad little haul from a three sheet wonder project and such a nice set of papers too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Awesomely artistic, Bitty Banners, Butterfly basics, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #1 … set 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

Well I am back with another use for Butterfly Basics… defintely a keeper for my Use them or lose them challenge!

These two thank you cards were created to say thanks for Christmas gifts so have already been received by the people they were destined for!

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I used the SU pens to colour the stamp directly to get the flower and leaves coloured correctly.  I also added some layered stamping with the other stamps.  The little splodges in the background are from Awesomely Artistic and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners. I used a piece of dsp from the scraps box for the background.

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The envelopes I added the fern leaves in two colours of green to finish off.

Cute little notelets made with just a few lovely stamps… This set is going nowhere!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Butterfly, Butterfly basics, Dies, Embossing Folders, Honeycomb, Lacy Brocade, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them stamp challenge #1

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!  Time to change that! Given I’ve counted over 52 stamp sets that are SU sets I guess that should keep me going throughout the year.
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I thought to make life easy in doing the challenge… I would just work my way through the stamps as I come across them, rather than sticking to an order and then not being inspired.  But any that don’t get used in the year will have to be placed in the unloved pile and get sold/ given away at the end of the year!

So first stamp set for the challenge is Butterfly Basics.  This was a card that was inspired by a 10 in 20 youtube video I saw… but I changed it up a bit as I wanted to also use the embossing folders and dies to add texture and a bit of grunge to the pretty images.

I grabbed six pieces of white card stock and stamped the fern in old olive three times without reining to get the different tones of the same colour.  Then I used Crisp Canteloupe for the flowers, again stamping 1st and 2nd generation ink.  Next I stamped 1 butterfly using Calypso Coral direct onto the cardstock, and then again twice onto different white cardstock for punching them out. I also edged each white cardstock topper with Promarkers…. I used oatmeal and sandstone.

Next I stamped the sentiment in Black Versafine over the top of the stamped images.  To this I then added the little punched butterflies and some dots of liquid pearl. 

I then took pieces of Old Olive cardstock and Crumb cake cardstock to make mats.  The bigger one I embossed using different embossing folders for each one, and the second I die cut parts using some new Tim Holt dies I got.

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I love how they all look different but are obviously part of the set.  I also made an effort on the envelopes…

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So one stamp set down… think this is for keeps as the cards are so pretty!

Might even have a see what else I can use this set to do before the end of the week.

Entering this into the Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine