DT: Incy wincy : adding texture

Hi everyone (well everyone who reads this!)

Another challenge at Incy Wincy starts today and the challenge is to add texture! The sponsor is Drawn with Character and I used this cute fox image for my card.  I started with adding some glass gel bead gel to the tail and chest area onto which I sprinkled some light brown brusho… I then added a wash of colour to the image with orange and Gamboge brusho.  Because the brush also had some shimmer paint on it, there was a glimmer to the wash.

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Here it is before it dried! How cute is this already? So the next morning I went into the craft room to see how the gel had set…
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Look at all the sparkle!
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I needed to cut him out because there was a little smudge so I knew die cutting a shape wouldn’t work… now what to do with him?

I decided to carry on with the brushos and this time use a stencil that I had from Claritystamps of a lovely woodland scene… I sprinkled the brushos over the stencil onto a piece of cardstock and then sprayed them. I used Leaf Green, turquoise, cobalt blue and prussian blue attempting to get some variation in the sky colour. I ten brushed around the outside of the cardstock with some lucky clover ink and a stencil brush.
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I mounted it onto some very dark green cardstock and onto a white card blank. The fox I added using some foam pads to lift him up and then added the tag and a little bow to finish it off.

I love how this finished up and whilst the bead gel might only be a little element of texture I love how it shines and looks so glossy.

I know exactly who this card is for and she is likely to see this post well before her birthday… so happy birthday about 2 months in advance to my friend who is obsessed with foxes. Happy birthday Julie! X

Now pop over to the blog to see what everyone else has been up to!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Pj day

Today is a rest day for me and the princess. She was sick during the night and then used me as her pillow for the rest of it. She’s currently snoring away next to me.  Poor sunshine! So a leave day from work for me to give some tlc!

Yesterday I managed a fair amount of creativity as I had a few projects to catch up on so here is one of the projects I made just because! I often do this in between DT stuff, class prep, orders, challenge stuff. It keeps me fresh and feeling like there is no pressure.

So I took an image I coloured a long time ago, and tore round it.  I then tore a piece of pink cardstock for the bottom layer and lightly inked both to show the texture.

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I used the sentiment stamp to add some texture to the shading on the floor.  I also stamped the same sentiment on a separate piece and punched it out.  A couple of gems and some trim… jobs a good’un. 

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Final touch was a bit of gelli roll pen glaze to add  little bit of shine.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Use them or lose them #20

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I have nothing prepped in advance which is unusual so decided to play in my dylusions journal and see where my muse too me.  I turned out that I was off to a secret garden!

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The page has this print from a stencil on it to start it off.

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Then some paint scraped over it.  Bora Bora and South Pacific fresco paints.

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Now here comes the stamp set… Secret Garden. A lovely mix of line art and solid flora stamps.  These are the solid ones stamped using some thinned out paint so quite translucent.  Definitely the start of a pretty garden.

I decided to add more layers of stamping and added some touches of distress crayon around the edges too.

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Next I picked up the line art stamps and added some stamping with those.
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I decided they didn’t stand out for me enough and I wanted to add some doodling too.

So out came the Indian ink and white paint pen… and no more pictures until I had finished!

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A lovely bright page full of fun. I really enjoyed doing this.

I must admit I’ve not used the line art flowers in quite some time so going to try and use them for the next project. The solid stamps are great for stamping with paint so think this set might be staying put!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Some more random Paperartsy cards

Some more random Paperartsy cards for our birthday club… This time using a Masterboard approach.

I took two offcuts of mixed media cardstock and created the backgrounds and then used different stamps to create the focal images…

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Resulted in some different looking cards perfect for our group of Paperartsy fans !

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Replicating art work

I’ve never really repeated artwork before but loved a page I’d done in my journal do much I decided to try and recreate it on a piece of cardboard to have it as a standalone piece of artwork.

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Whilst it isn’t a perfect replica it works perfectly.  Love how it turned out!  So now it sits on my desk.

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Will have to sort out a frame for it so I can hang it properly.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Use them or lose them #19 project #2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week it is one of my old favourites… Forever Young.  I rarely use this stamp set now but still love the tree swing image and the lovely clock.

Decided this time to try with the rainbow brusho stamping technique… and wow I love them!

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The tree swing stamp didn’t stamp perfectly but it was enough to make a very successful card topper. I die cut it out and layered it onto some scraps and added the handcarved brusho stamp to the card blank.

Lovely!

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The clock stamped well although a little wet, at least the clock face is clear.  I kept the background simple with a punched border to the mount.  I think the watercolour paper makes a real difference for this technique.

I was undecided on Sunday about keeping this set… I’ve decided now. It’s not going anywhere!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Playing with a tag and Clare’s girl!

Decided to have a little play with one of Clare Lloyd stamp girls on a tag.  I started by adding gesso to the tag and then added some black gesso through a stencil before adding some Mermaid Lagoon distress ink.

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Then I added the girl which I had stamped and coloured on another sheet of paper.  Added the white dots with a white paint pen.

Finally added the sentiment using black Indian ink.

The card blank I added it to I used a stencil brush to add the same ink colour and also added some pattern using the same stencil.

I found some lovely trims in the scrap box and used them to finish off the tag.

Happy crafting!

Catherine