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Circle journal for Wanda

Today I am sharing the last layout I have for this round of circle journals… And it is Wandas fab envelope journal that I get to work in. Her envelopes were a fab texture and purple colour and I didn’t want to cover that up entirely so I decided on a paint scraped background. When I was half way through applying gesso i remembered to put the camera on to record the process. So if you want to see that… here is the link.

Now the final pictures…

I decided to use the lovely Darcy stamps as I love this character so much and wanted her in a magical land of fun flowers and lollipop trees.

So I used lots of layers of colour and mediums to create these interesting flora and had the watercoloured girl with her heart in her hands in amongst them all.

I added lots of sparkly and shiny finishes and I hope Wanda enjoys this whimsical page in her journal.

This weekend I am at a class with some of the other circle journal participants so we will no doubt be spending some time pouring over the finished journals that make their way to the retreat along with creating new art of course!

I’ll share what we are up to here on the blog when I get a chance.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Travel themed AT Coins

Another set of coins made… and another video… yes I’ve been full on video making recently!

So here they are…

I used the Creative Stamping magazine stamps to create the feature images and to add some patterns to the masterboard backgrounds.

Love all the white pen details and the texture of the embossing.

These are being entered in the UK stampers forum swap.

And a quick version of the video for those pushed for time…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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More play Artist trading Coins

Hi… another coin video for you to see… and more for the theme of play as I got a little carried away and fancied making more!

So this time robots, spaceships and toy cars are the feature images and the colour scheme is blues and greens… I started with a masterboard.

And then die cut it and moved it onto the features.

Here are the finished articles…

Really cute! Love these so much and love the fact making a masterboard like this gives you the easy option of making multiples… and I also have an ATC background too to finish at another time.

So fun!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Play Artist Trading Coins

I’m back with the coins I made from the masterboard I made and shared yesterday… and they are for this month’s swap (well three of them are) over on the Facebook group.

I videoed making these too so you can check that out here.

When I started I didn’t know what to finish them with but rummaging through the stamp box I found these ‘quirky’ doll stamps (I actually find them a little freaky!) And figured it worked for the theme of the group swap this month… Play!

So I just need to choose which to give away and which one gets to stay with me!

I’ve also done a very quick video here with no chat… for those pushed for time! 😀

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Sarah’s Envelope circle journal

It’s been a while but another circle journal to share today… and this time it is for Sarah.

I had no plan when I started except to pour love into the page because Sarah is going through a tough time at the moment as her son is very poorly… so love and strength were the only things I was thinking of.

I started with a base of collaged book print and then decided to put the camera on to record the process. So you can watch that here

Here is a pic from part way through… lots of paint layers and background stamping and texture paste and cutting out of hearts happened so far…

Still wasn’t sure where to go from here but took a pause (to do boring housework at this point) so it was time to take a pic.

Carried on in a few more sessions and finished up with this…

Absolutely delighted with the final pages. Love all the textures and layers.

Hope that Sarah likes it too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine