' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: October 2021

Thursday 28 October 2021

Snarky Cat Christmas 4

4th in my Snarky Christmas Cats line-up this CAS card.

Maybe he feels like Scrooge, maybe he's been swaddled too tight... 
but he certainly doesn't look too happy to see the baubles!

Snarky cat looking at Baubles

The cat and sentiment are from the Snarky Christmas Cats stamp set (CMS 416) from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamped in black Versafine and Memento Rhubarb Stalk.
The baubles are from the Studio Light Stamp And Die Set - No.17, I stamped them in Memento 
London Fog and coloured with red pencil. 

I hope he brings a smile to your face nonetheless...

Meow, meow I will be back!!!
I am entering the SSS WednesdayAddicted to stamps, Allsorts, Casology and Paperbabe  challenges.

Friday 22 October 2021

CAS card with elephants

A quick post for a quick card!

I used this lovely stamp  from Creative Stamping magazine #57 (May 2018) to make this CAS card.

If you like the stamp,  the original red rubber by Crafty Individuals is still available (CI-390).

The background has been created with Distress inks and one of the stamps from Andy Skinner's ASCRS06-Toxic set (Stampendous).

The sentiment (also from the Creative Stamping set)  is usually applied to Birthdays but it seems fitting for this mother and baby image (and my current state of mind), since no matter that your offspring can legally drive, vote, drink and have left home, they are still your babies..

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the UnikoRiver of Creativity, Paperbabe, Stamping Sensations, challenges.

Friday 15 October 2021

Amp up your stencils!

This Autumn I am starting a Mixed Media feature on the STAMPlorations blog.

I have chosen 4 different techniques that will add oomph/zing to your stencilling. First up the "bump" technique which gives a shadow or highlight impression as in the background of this card:

Adding extra to simple stencilling

It is normally used with acrylic paints, since the technique needs the medium used to be opaque.

Flowers 2 - ARTplorations
Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies
Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies
Everyday Sentiments

For those who prefer inks I tested an alternative on this card:

Bump technique with inks and pencils

Peeking Dahlias - ARTplorations
Everyday Sentiments

Do check out my step by step on the STAMPlorations! blog

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Monday challenges.


Tuesday 5 October 2021

Autumn colours

Hello crafters!

I am back for a  second inspiration make for our Country View Challenge, where the theme for is 
Autumn colours, chosen by Corrie

I used the Autumn colours for a gender neutral birthday card:

Stamping with Brushos

 The impression is imperfect, especially in the centre, due to the technique and the texture of the paper I used,  NOT the stamp, which is actually very detailed, probably too detailed for this technique.

I sprayed water on my stamp, Paisley Script Background (Crafty Individuals CI-435) and then sprinkled Brushos with a fine paint brush. With this method I can get 3 to 4 impressions with just one inking.

I added the sentiment,  a Hot Foil embossing die (Ultimate Crafts Happy Birthday). 

There you have it, quite simple really if a bit messy. Next time I will know to use a smoother card though!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the  SSS WednesdayAllsortsPaperbabeWe Love Chocolate Baroque challenges.

Friday 1 October 2021

Young wild and free

As much as as I have tried to ignore it Autumn is upon us, school and universities are in session again and  the only silver lining is the beautiful colours of the falling leaves.
Following on last month's Country View Challenge, the theme for October is Autumn colours, chosen by Corrie

Mixed Media on Gelli print

I have created a journal page with that fabulous Lady stamp set from Stamperia that I hadn't even inked since getting it last year. It is a big stamp, too big for most cards but excellent for journaling and Mixed Media!
I started with Gelli printing my background with acrylic paints, mainly DecoArt Mixed Media, I then added stencilling details with Yellow Ochre and Gold paints with the "Wall Music and writing" stencil from Stamperia( KSTDG01).

I stamped the Lady image with Versafine Clair in Pinecone on a separate piece of cardstock, coloured it with pencil and fussy cut it before placing on the background. I added a bit of Distress crayon in Vintage Photo around the image to detach it from the background.

Finally I found the perfect sentiment for my lady in the stamp set "Life is so much better" (from Chocolate Baroque), designed by fellow blogger Brenda .

Mixed Media Journal page Autumn colours

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.
Just remember to use only Autumnal colours (yellow, red, browns, muted greens +black, white and skin colours).

Thanks for coming by,