Raggy doll art journaling… Marie

Hi

You may recall that I am doing an interview based art journaling thing with my raggy doll sisters… Well I managed to finish Marie’s page last night…

 
So what do we have here… Well cocktails, cakes, roller coasters, superhero flying goth girl, keys and a Snape quote… After all… We all fell completely in love with him when we understood his unrelenting love! 

Random selection maybe but still I love how it eventually worked! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Late to the WOYWW this week

wanted to do WOYWW this week… But guess what… The place is a tip… Ah well posting regardless! 

 
The top left shows my clean craft space (with midweek treat of a glass of wine!) but to the right is a pile of stuff, stencils from projects made over the weekend, book paper, scrap paper, tools and of course the iPad… Watching the shark series… Fascinating!  The spare bed still has stuff from craft class ten days ago to put away, along with new Clarity purchases (a couple of stencils and a stamp set yet to be inked… Oh and the Christmas box and delusions are out.  Then another pile to the left of my desk with all sorts of bits and pieces from important paperwork, gelli prints that have yet to be used, stencils waiting cleaning notebooks and stamp sets to be put away.

Really should do a good clear up… Although as the desk is actually clear…. Why not just create in presence of clearing up? 

Enjoy WOYWW.  Now off to snoop round some creative desks.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine

P.S. Daren’t show you the floor…. It’s a disgrace!  How do you think I cleared that part of the desk?

Prepping for last weeks class created a Treesday! 

Last weeks inky gelli plate class preparation included me making a Christmas card… I know, random old me!   Anyways it certainly is one of those Treesdays ones too! 

 
I used the gelli plate to create a background using the Hardwood stamp and then the fabulous Festival of Trees stamps.  This I mounted onto a card blank, with the addition of a bit of Gorgeous Grunge to finish off! 
  
Quite a simple card… But maybe a tad annoying to create over and over on the gelli plate. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Playing with distress ink to say goodbye and good luck!

A few nights ago I found myself playing with distress inks and blending tools, and ended up creating quite a few background panels for projects, all of which started life as Very Vanilla cardstock… I have a plan for them all, and they are related to different projects over the next few weeks time… But for now… Look at the colour! 

 
So the first project I chose the fifth from left (third from right) and chose to make a good luck /good bye card for a friend who has a new job he started today.  Colours used were Cracked Pistachio, Wild Honey & Peeled Paint.

I knew which focal image I wanted to use, and the fact I wanted a bold sentiment on the front to personalize it so it was quite an easy job… Some additional Gorgeous Grunge stamping in two of the coloura I had used in the background, Dictionary stamping in Vintage Photo, a spritz of water through a stencil (Paperartsy one) to lift the colour a bit, Claritystamps Letterbox stamps for the sentiment, Perfect Blend SU set for the focal image, Island Indigo for the card and Hello Honey cardstock for the mount.  Perfect!  Just had to slightly amend the little phrase on the cup… Mark drinks tea… I am the coffee drinker… So now sentiment perfect for him, whereas usually it is perfect for me! 

  
As the cardstock for the blank is a bit dark to write on I added a panel of Very Vanilla to the inside which I decorated first…

  

 

So happy with project number one… I know several of these will be part of next months class… Wondering what will become of the others? You will have to wait and see! 

I am entering this in the Paperartsy challenge this fortnight… The challenge is to use words so this qualifies on many levels!

Here’s hoping Mark had a good first day in his new role!  As for my first day without my friend at work… It turns out the new Mark is not quite as much fun to work with! 

  
Happy crafting! 

Catherine

Inking, embossing and carving

well it has been a busy weekend, but grabbed plenty of crafting time too… Whoop!  

This is a quick project I made to share… 

I had some fun embossing the Something Lacy background and then inking the background through it.  The focal image is one I handcarved (I made one as a gift for a friend and then made one for me).

 

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Quote sorted…

Thanks to my friend Kathie I got a quote to finish a page off…

 
Love it!   Thanks Kathie. X 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Art journal session with friends

Monday was art journal session with friends day and now it is time to share what we made…

 
These are the pieces Mo, Karen and Kathie did.

I made these two…  

   
 Both of these I consider finished… And there was another piece not quite finished that I will share with you once I get round to finishing off.

Lots of inky fun! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

ATC for class!

What a mad and long day I’ve had today so time for a quick post before I hopefully get some sleep!  

I managed an ATC based on techniques from this weeks class! It was quite challenging though with only wanting a small print whilst working on the 6×6 gelli plate…. But I achieved something! 

 
The background colour, stamping to the left and the circles to the top right were all created using the gelli plate and ink, the rest was stamping and blending (not particularly well if I am honest but like the finished effect nonetheless!) outside of the gelli plate work! 

And here is the full lot as presents for the gang! 

 
Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Prep for last night’s inky gelli Journalling class

About eight weeks ago I couldn’t sleep but did have an idea in my head for an alternative sample for last nights inky gelli plate journal class… And it was to create something completely and utterly different!  So I got up and made this at about 3am! 

 

The stamp in the background is a hand carved one I made ages ago, the monsters are from Make a Monster set and the sentiment is a Darkroom Door one. 

A simple, fun piece for my journal… Not bad for a 3am make either! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine

Samples for tonight’s inky gelli plate class

Tonight it is time for art journaling at mine with my friends… And I have lots of gelli plate fun planned… All with inks not paint for a change!

Here are the samples… Yes I’ve gone all ethereal! 

  
 
So the fairy stamps are Lavinia stamps (although I have some Lindsay Mason ones  that may be used on the night too!) as are the toadstools and hanging ivy.  The top one also features Summer Silhouette stamps, and a clarity mask.  The bottom has Lovely as a tree stamps and the fern from Butterfly Basics alongside a fabulous large stamp from Indigo Blu across the bottom.
The trick with the hills is a Barbara Grey one, and I was very much inspired by her quick demo using the Jo Bubbles stencil on tv a couple of weekends ago. 

Hoping the ladies enjoy their fairy makes tonight! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine

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