Happy Planner spreads… change of month

So I did something a bit different for the end of June and beginning of July in my happy planner… I did two spreads…

This is what I did for the final days of July… and love these super shiny stamps as I embossed with a pearl finish before I stuck down the stamp centres.

And this is the after the pen…

And then for July I started on a whole new spread… but forgot to photograph before I had added pen…

Different in style for the two spreads but I like them both! And again the carabelle stamp stamp came in to it’s own!

And finally the after the pen for the previous week with the robots…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Till roll canvas

This time I played with slightly more of the till roll and added it to a canvas I had added paint and stamping to…

I chose the piece with the girl on and the bird and then some random strips to add additional texture and contrast.

Love the bright colour of the canvas and how the till roll adhered nicely to the canvas board.

I added lots of mark making using the posca paint pens and then the sentiment sticker and some gem embellishments from an old Artful Days kit.

Really enjoyed this play on the canvas… it’s been a while since I’ve done anything like this.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Summer flowers ATCoins

So I decided to restart the actual coin swaps up again this month, and the theme I’ve chosen is summer flowers.

Here are my coins…

Bright paint and some stamping on the coin and some doodles with a posca pen, and then the Jar of Flowers stamps to create the focal images.

I used promarkers to colour the sunflower posy and then used some alpha stamps for the title.

Finished off with a bright enamel dot.

Love how these came out… Bright and summery!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Till roll play #2

So the till roll play I shared with you a few days ago continued… Three pieces were used for ATCs…

I added the goat image to the middle one, but the others I just added doodles and some stencilled words to finish them off.

The till roll panels did the rest of the work!

Another couple of projects to share but they will need to wait for another blog post.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Collaged till roll play

So my friend Chris has started me off on a new craze… collaged arty till roll! It’s such an interesting medium to play with as it’s quite strong and then when heat is applied it reacts to the heat and turns black… apart from where the collage medium has been applied.

Here is my first length I have created…

Apologies for the dodgy video but it was the best way I could think of showing it off.

This is a collage of some of the stills…

The collage materials I just pulled from my box of bits with little care and attention as to what they were… mainly focussed on thinner substrates though as the idea is to still be able to roll the till roll back up until ready to use it. I also included washi tapes I thought would be interesting too! So lots of strange and different pieces of printed materials going on. The stamps I just grabbed ones to hand and used a variety of inks as I didn’t know what would be best… so there are versafine, archival and oxides at play… all of which created different effects.

Once I rolled it back up you can see it’s got some interesting textures going on.

Anyway I decided to chop up this first length to be able to use it in some projects. The first project I used this section…

And added to to a large tag I had added paint and found object stamping to.

I added a little bit of additional doodling and then the wooden love title and decided this was done.

It was so nice to add this ready collaged and interesting piece onto the tag… Made it into something very different from anything I’ve made before.

I’ve got a few other projects I’ve made with this first strip which I will share over the next few days… but for now enjoy this mixed media tag!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: snowflakes

Hello!

Today at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog Hazel asked us to use snowflakes… so I created this cute card using some snowflake paper.

I chose fresh non traditional colours to go with the kraft card and I love the tartan pipers piping sheep image from 12 days of Christmas Penny Black stamps.

Kept it simple with a little watercolour pencil colouring and a hand drawn doodle border.

Happy crafting !

Catherine

UK stampers forum tag

Today I have a tag I made for the UK Stampers Forum swap group… although currently just a virtual swap.

I used an old background I had made and added some roses using a Craft stamper magazine stamp onto bookprint. I inked up the edge to the panel and them cut a backing.

I then added the brad and the ribbons to finish off!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Planner spread

This week I used the Carabelle stamp stamp again, but this time in a different way to create a rainbow header.

I created each stamp by gelli printing the background using distress oxides and then stamping and cutting out the central portion. The robots are Lawn Fawn stamps and I thought they were really cute.

This is of course the before the pen spread… but the after the pen spread from last week shows how they soon fill up! Although I didn’t capture mich for Friday and Saturday! Ooops!

Happy crafting!

Catherine