Derwent Line painter pens, Distress Crayons, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Petal Palette, Watercolour paints, YouTube video

Petal Palette art journal piece

I made an art journal page and used my current favourite and go to stamp set for the feature… Petal Palette.

I made this with the video running so you can check out the progress here.

Love the layers, textures and the gentle images I used with this warm colour palette.

And that sentiment spoke to me perfectly at that moment… always a good way to choose your title for your piece!

Hope you like it. It was originally destined for a swap but then I realised that I had misunderstood the rules and that blue needed to be in the page…. ooops…. ah well a thoroughly enjoyable piece to make regardless. Once I realised that I found the perfect place to put the page in my journal… which covered some stamping I wasn’t keen on!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Seth Apter, YouTube video

52 mixed media cards week 7… make your mark

When Chris gave the prompt of Make Your Mark for this week’s 52 mixed media cards challenge I knew I would be going for some Seth Apter style work… especially as I had also just got some new stash to play with!

I didn’t video the process for making the ATC but did make the background on camera as I played with the stash for the first time… here is the linkto the long video of me experimenting with new stash.

Anyway the following day I grabbed 10 mins to make the ATC from the masterboard background and some other bits and pieces.

I am completely in love with the Seth Apter embossing powders… perfect for grungy embellishments like this heart.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy Hot Picks, YouTube video

The other part to the circle journal

Earlier this week I shared the page I made in Marie’s journal… well I had to do both sides of the envelope so today I am sharing what I did with the other side. I also have an apology for the wobbly video as I kept bashing the camera! Ooops.

Anyway… check out the video here to see the process…

And here is the final piece…

Absolutely love this … and the fact it is such a contrast to the other side of the envelope. This side was a much softer page and more about nature and flowing … the other side more graphic and edgy…. which do I prefer? Neither and that is the joy of art journalling… Everything can be different and take you in a different direction and style.

Here is a close up of the yummy textures and colours…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Gelli Plate, Punches, small flower punch, small scalloped circle, YouTube video

52 mixed media cards… Week 4

Hi I’ve reclaimed the craft room so expect some more regular blogging for a while. I started playing tonight and made another of the 52 mixed media cards following this week’s prompt of botanical.

I decided to stick the video on and you can see thefull video here but if you are feeling impatient…. here is the photo of the finished card.

I am so happy with how this came out and how different each card is. I really had no idea this was what I would make and loved every second of my playtime!

And stop the clock… here is a short version of the video…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, YouTube video

My favourites of 2017 pt 2

I’m back with another favourites list from everything that’s gone on my blog this year!  And the new thing for 2017 was YouTube! 

Yes I know it’s been around for years but i embraced it this year and put into the world a few videos… And here are my favourites! 

Seasons postcard 

Christmas ATCs

Shine wall hanging

Scrapbook page

 

I could have chosen more… I’ve uploaded over 50 videos so far with some only showing unboxing stash, some small projects on fast forward, some product explorations and some in depth full process videos.  Here is my channel for those interested… if be happy to have more people viewing the videos!  So expect plenty more next year! 

Pop back tomorrow for another of my favourites of 2017 lists! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Dictionary, Distress oxide ink, Oh So Lovely, YouTube video

Remembrance ATC swap with Lindsay Mason

Today I have another video (3 in a row) to share with you and three ATCs I made for a swap Lindsay Mason organised where the theme was I Remember.

I chose to go for a poppy and Remembrance Sunday interpretation and here is what I made. 

I used distress oxides to create the background and then an old stamp from Stampin Up to heat emboss the poppy image. 

Love how these came out and really enjoyed creating them. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine