Beautiful You, Oh so succulent, Paperartsy Kim Dellow, Tap tap tap, YouTube video

Stamp platform playing (201-204)

I filmed my first use of the stamp platform… but then messed up the editing and lost the video so it has now disappeared… however more importantly here are what I made with what I did on the video. 

These two ATCs were made from the handcarved stampin up stamp I did using the stamp platform.  This first one I added some fish themed stamps and then the embossed seahorse. I also added some washi tape and sewing just to add some additional elements and then the title. I finished off with a generous amount of distress oxide watered down for the edges and over the stamps.

The second one I did some paper piecing with the girl from Beautiful You stampin up set. 

I also added stamping onto the background using the Gorgeous Grunge stamps in a couple of blue colours. The title is stamped using clarity stamps.

I added the grey shading to the image and the edge of the letters using distress oxide in Iced Spruce.

This one I created with lots of layered stamping (only possible with the stamp platform!) and the Oh so succulent stampin up set.

Next is the one I created the multicoloured stamping in the background with the platform. 

I finished it off with some flowers I got as an extra in a swap and a little additional stamping of the title.

I also added the little pearl accents to the centre of the flowers for a little bling! 

Finally the card I made colouring the stamp with markers. I love the multi coloured stamping. 

So there you have it… a few finished projects! And I can safely say I love the stamp platform. So please I have got it and looking forward to more playing with it for some other techniques. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Masks/Stencils, Tap tap tap

Random ATC time (187, 188, 189)

So I made a few random ATCs on Monday whilst clearing some space on the desk. 

This first one is using a distress oxide background I started a few weeks ago when mopping up the ink off my mat rather than just wiping it away. I added the stamped letters from Tap Tap Tap and some modelling paste leftover from the sample for the class then added a hot air balloon die cut from foam. 

The next one was distress stain on the background which blended so prettily. I then used modelling paste through a feather stencil I have. Then added the frame of feathers using a stamp from a magazine. The quote I printed out. 

And the next one is a scrap of a doodled page from a book I’ve been using for backgrounds. Although the base colour is the book, all the doodles are mine using spectrum noir pencils. I added the die cut flower leftover from the sample making and then the quote is a Tim Holtz sticker. I then had to add the stickles to the flower for the bling!

Loved finishing off these little beauties.  All so different and fun. 

Great what can be made from little bits and pieces! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gorgeous Grunge, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Tap tap tap

Lindsay Mason ATC swap  – all about autumn

The theme Lindsay chose for October’s ATC swap was quite open…. all about autumn. So I decided on three very different ATC’S but based on the same base…. cut up bits of scratch paper to which I added texture paste through a different stencil on each one.

I also decided to play along with the mood board provided for the challenge at the mixed media monthly challenge.

This first one I used a Clarity stencil of a seed pod and then added distress stains and nougat fresco finish paint over the top. I wiped it back once it was partly dry to reveal some of the background pattern and colors. 

Once that was dry I added some Inktense pencils and blended with water for the shading on the pod and some outlining. I also added the sticker for the title and some stamping in the background too.

Then I die cut some frilly bits, added distress ink and then stuck them down. 

Next I added some embossing using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp and some metallic brown/red powder. This time stuck on the pod too but I like the effect it created. 

Finally I also added some embossing to the gold metal butterfly charm I found in my bits and bobs box. I added the embossing to give it a more vintage feel.

The next one I added colour using distress crayons to provide a rich autumnal colour scheme. I then stamped using the alphabet stamp from Tap Tap Tap set. Next I added the lovely wooden frame that was in some happy mail I got.

I then hunted through the bits and bobs box again and found a couple of flowers and some punched circles from dsp. I inked them all up and then used a screw top brad to fix them together. 

I chose my phrase from the Tim Holtz stickers and did some more outlining. Finished! 

The last one I went for a Halloween theme and used lots of black gesso through a stencil, then white and orange marker for the highlights and outlining. Finally the image is a Tim Holtz stamp and I thought the muslin behind it looked good with the image and the graphic background. 

Love how all three came out… all very different and hardly any of the background now looks like it came from the same piece of scratch paper. 

Looking forward to seeing the swaps I get back! 
Entering the halloween one into the atc around the world challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Canvas and Mixed Media art, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Tap tap tap

Snap swap… artful ATC group!

As our ATC swap group had completed September early …. some of us joined up for a quick no theme swap of one ATC. This is mine.  
Fresco finish paints and book print and Tap Tap Tap SU stamps. I then added some texture paste through a Donna Downey stencil and then finished off with dots of enamel accents.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Clare Lloyd, Tap tap tap

Updated page

A quick post tonight to show the final page I shared yesterday with some tweaks.  I knew I wasn’t happy with it so when I got into the craft room today I knew I wanted to do something…. 

I added some pen doodles and white paint pen doodles to the die cut shapes and then to some of the stencilling.  Then I added some black gesso in some splodgy stripes and few flicks. I also added some stamping using the letter stamp from the Tap Tap Tap SU set. 

Much happier with this now.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

ArtJourney.nl, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Masks/Stencils, Tap tap tap, Timeless Textures

Catching up in my Paperartsy journal

I’ve been a little delayed in keeping up with the Paperartsy challenges but finally caught up this weekend.

Tonight I am sharing the ‘our house’ themed page.  I struggled with this but got there eventually.

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The background is scrap bits of paper and cardstock off the desk glued down and then gesso over the top. Then I added texture paste through a brick wall stencil across the bottom. And then the word dream across the top.

Once it was dry I added distress stains with ground espresso at the bottom, abandoned coral over the dream and then Mermaid Lagoon for the left hand side. I let it drip for a bit and settle in places and then patted it dry to keep a more subtle colour.

Then I got stuck.

I finally settled on some art journey stamps which are Dutch houses… always a favourite place of mine… and stamped these onto tissue paper and then adhered them along the bottom. As usual I was slightly heavy handed in places but mainly they were ok.

I finished off the page with some random stamping using Tap Tap Tap stamps and Timeless Textures and the word stamps from the art journey set.

Pleased with the end result on this… Finally got there!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Dictionary, Masks/Stencils, Tap tap tap, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #12, project #2

This week I have been playing with the  Dictionary background stamp.  On Sunday I shared a journal page where I had used the stamp three times.  Here I have a set of cards using the stamp to its full effect as a background stamp.

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I picked out some dsp with a subtle grey circle pattern and onto this I stamped the entire stamp using a grey ink.  I then cut the panel out so there was just a small border. Then I used the Clarity bubbles stencil to add the circles in Lost Lagoon and Bermuda Bay.   I then edged the panel with the grey.  I mounted this on a piece of striped dsp in the same subtle grey but edged this with the stencil brushes and the coloured ink as well as the grey ink.

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One I made much darker than the other. 
For the focal point I added the typewriter from Tap Tap Tap set using a Versamark ink and black embossing detail powder.  I also stamped it again on white paper so I could cut out the sheet of paper as a piece of contrast for the typing to show up on.  I then used the tap stamp to do the border.

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Love how these came out.  Perfect partners these two stamp sets.  Love them both.  They are not going anywhere!

Happy crafting!

Catherine