Category Archives: Eclectic Expressions

Happy birthday Lily!

It was one of the princess’ friends birthday this week and so I made a card especially for Lily.

I stamped and coloured the image using promarkers to look a little like Lily… this included researching her eye colour by following her on Instagram! Yes I was thorough in my research! Ha ha ha!

I decided that the phone image was perfect for Lily as I often see her via Snapchat videos on M’s phone!

Once I coloured her I found this patterned paper that colour matched nicely and some grey and tranquil tide cardstock.

I dry embossed the tranquil tide cardstock with an embossing folder and then used the star die to emboss in the grey card. I then also die cut it from a scrap to provide the star embellishments which I added the spectrum noir silver sparkle pen to.

I then did some stamp surgery so I could have the long banner type sentiment using this Eclectic Expressions stamp.

For the envelope I added splodges of Tranquil Tide and some letter stamps to add Lily’s name and more of the star die cuts.

Love how this turned out. Really enjoy creating for the girls in M’s life as I know how important they are to her.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

A gift ATC

You may recall that last month I made a background where I then cut out three circles to make coins and one ATC… well I finished the ATC in a similar way to gift with the coins as a surprise for the recipient.

Once the coins were finished I used the same set of stamps to find a rectangle one for the ATC. Just like the coins I added colour with the distress oxide and added some wink of Stella and then added it to the card.

I finished it off with a dotted border using the white paint pen and some black enamel accents dots.

Love how this came out and how it complimented the coins…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Three more Artist Trading coins

UK Stampers forum have joined in with the new craze of Artist Trading Coins … and this month there is an anything goes swap where we make three coins for a swap partner. I decided to make mine into a set that were similar themes…

I started with this background using distress oxides, distress resist spray and some stamping.

Then I die cut three circles (and an ATC) from it…

Next I stamped and embossed the images I wanted to use from an Art deco set I got a few years ago from Creative Stamping Magazine. After heat embossing them I added colour using the same distress oxides and cut them out and added them to the coins.

Next I added sentiments and a little shading using a big brush pen. I decided they needed some more white so I also added the faux stitching using the white paint pen.

For a finishing touch they all got some wink of Stella on the main feature and then lots of dots of enamel accents which I think added some drama and tied in the black embossing and black sentiments.

Hopefully the recipient will like them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Eclectic Expressions duo

I got these stanps a while ago but not really had time to play with them… so I made two cards…

Firstly I stamped pretty much all the stamps to create an interesting border on this card.

I went over the larger circle with wink of Stella to add shimmer and soften the stamping little and added the glimmer gems.

Next I chose a few colours of brusho and used the brusho to stamp technique for this.

The small dots were stamped onto the damp card so there was some bleeding too. Again wink of Stella and glimmer gems were added to bring out some sparkle. Love the effect of the brushos to create a modern abstract feature.

So there you go… fun with the Eclectic Expressions stamp set!

I’m entering these into the Happy Birthday challenge at All Sorts.

Happy crafting!

Catherine