Art Alchemy paints, Badass Chick, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Sizzix, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, Trish Latimer

A play in my journal – make a wish and sparkle

Another play in my Dylusions journal last weekend led to this spread….

I used a mixture of distress stain spray and distress oxides to create the background using stamps and stencils. As the colour was added over gesso it gave it a lovely pale and creamy texture.

I added the stamping of the circles from #badassartchick stamps across the bottom and then added some of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap in the centre of the two pages. I then added the swirly sizzix die cut and then the cute Trish Latimer fairy. I had coloured her with promarkers and then added the Art Alchemy Sparks paint to her wings and the star. I also splashed some of the sparks over the page to add the sparkle. 

I absolutely love the sketchy nature of this focal image against the washy nature of the background so super happy with this page.

And yes another creation for the Paperartsy challenge over on their blog for using Hybrid inks.
Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Promarkers, Letraset, Spectrum noir pencils, Trish Latimer, YouTube video

ATCs using Trish Latimer stamps 209 & 210

Yesterday I shared some ATCs I made using new stamps I had got from Trish Latimer. But it wasn’t my first use of them… 

I actually filmed my first use!  And this is what I made… 

This is coloured with promarkers and then collaged onto the background. The background has a spritz of the mica spray and then stamped the stitched circles from Artful Days Goodie box.

Then this one I stamped directly onto the background and coloured using the spectrum noir pencils. 

Love these stamps and can see me grabbing them often to use on ATCs and cards! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Trish Latimer

Find peace  (207 & 208)

I have no words for the terrible events of the last 24 hours in Manchester. Senseless tragedy. 

I absorbed myself in artwork tonight and made two ATCs. 

I used a new stamp and then used book print to paper piece the dress. I also added colour using inks and distress oxides. 

I made a background from some map book pages and layers of the distress oxides. 

Then I added the stickles on the star and the added the panel onto some blue cardstock. The second card was created the same but with a different colours for the girl.

So tomorrow is a new day and I imagine new horrors will be revealed about what actually happened but alongside this I am sure there will be many stories of heroes and helpers and human spirit which will always beat evil. 

Love to Manchester.

Happy crafting!

Catherine