Monday, 19 November 2018

More Artist Trading Coins

Hello everyone,

It is time for the second inspiration post for Country View Challenges and we are still making Artist Trading Coins ! Why not play along with us ! You might win a £20 voucher for the shop, just read the rules first ! Here are mine :

There is also a process video on my YouTube Channel HERE or you can click on the pic below.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Love to read poetry

Hello everyone, 

A little while ago we were asked by the lovely France Papillon to make samples with her new stamps. The reason for this was that she would be featuring them on Hochanda TV ! How exciting ! I made 4 samples with the yummy new stamps, stencils and stickers and I will be sharing them from today !  This art journal page is sample number one : 

I started with a piece of Mixed Media paper and put a layer of gesso on it. I then added the model paste through France's new stencil called 'honeycomb large'. When all this had dried I used DecoArt Fluid Acrylics to add colour. I watered it down a lot to get this almost translucent effect. Of course you don't have to use turquoise, I just happen to love this colour and use it a lot. When all this had dried I added some darker colour with a Stabilo All pencil. This is water soluble.  The next step was to add some stamping. I used the new stamps from the set "1800" for this and Archival inks in turquoise and black. When I was happy with it I added the doodling around the page. For the main image I used one of the images of the set "Kevin and so" and stamped him on white card stock, coloured him and cut him out. I placed him on a torn "Butterfly Whispers" Mixed Media sticker. The last thing I added was the sentiment. Partly "Butterfly Whispers" Mixed Media sticker, partly book text and partly stamped with set "How shall I put it".  

If you are interested in the fabulous products by France then you will find them all HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Saturday, 17 November 2018

A mail art envelope

Hello everyone,

It's my turn again to show you some inspiration with the lovely AALL & Create stamps and stencils. 
I have made a Mail Art envelope for today. 

Here's how:

These are the stamps and stencil I am going to use. 

I started with masking off the place for the address. I then brayered lemon yellow acrylic paint over the envelope, from and back and when it had dried I added turquoise, also with the brayer. Next I took the stencil and a baby wipe and took some of the paint off thought the stencil. Nice effect I think. I did this front and back. 

Next, I stamped one of the borders from this set by Fiona and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Later one I decided it didn't stand out enough so I filled the little shapes in with a white paint pen. 

I then used this fab new stamp set by Louise to make a kind of bouquet of flowers. I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp and then heat embossed them with clear powder to make them permanent. I also used a marker to colour ing some of the shapes, here and there. After this had all dried I went around some of the shapes with a white pen.

As a border I used Stamp set #118 by Louise Nelson. I didn't take a picture here but you can see the set in the supplies photo up top. Finishing touches are the Dina Wakley washi tape pieces, the doodling around the address part and the postage stamp in similar colours. I used the postcard stamp from set #125 and stamped it over the postage stamp for a bit of fun. 

I added some of the elements to the back of the envelope too, to make it a little more interesting. I hope you enjoyed this mini tut. I will have to take more photos next time. So sorry ! I get carried away while I am crafting and then completely forget about taking pics. 

I have used the following stamps: 
#93 by Fiona Paltridge
#118 by Louise Nelson
#125 by Ada Domisiewicz
#133 by Louise Nelson

Stencil: #11 by Autour de Mwa

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Friday, 16 November 2018

The Darkside

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another post for Katzelkraft. I was in a naughty mood today and made, soon to be, murderscene. I had great fun making this !

First of all to get this scene I had to mirror one of the images because they were looking at each other. Because the criminal has numbers on his shirt (the numbers would be the wrong way around) I chose to flip Sherlock. I used tissue paper for this. You just stamp your image on it and glue it down the 'wrong' way on some white card stock. I used clear gesso to glue it because that works reasonable well with Zigs. The paper is really thin so you still have a perfect image, only the other way around. 
I coloured him with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers. 
Because I wanted them both to look the same I stamped the criminal on tissue too but glued him down right way around. 
I then cut them out and found this pattern paper which I thought was great as a backdrop. I added some stamping to the left side and adhered my two images towards the bottom. 
Lastly I made up the sentiment from a word stamp also by Katzelkraft. 

I think it came out super cute ! If not murderous ! lol 

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Ninette and her sisters

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday to you all !

For today's inspiration I have made two little projects. The first is an Ultra CaS card and the second is an Art journal spread.

Sometimes I really enjoy making CaS cards but because it is really out of my comfort zone it takes me almost as long as a full blown AJ page. lol 
In this case I coloured the lovely Ninette, cut her out and placed her on a cluster of a strip of design paper, some washi tape and a Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker. I think it works !

You'll find Ninette HERE

For the second one I painted the background of a journal page, added some stencilling and then used some of the girls from past releases to make this page. These are the pre-coloured ones that come with their colourful dresses. I coloured the rest of them.

You'll find all the girls HERE:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

She could believe

Hi everyone,

I have a new video today. I wanted to play last week and thought why not put the camera on, so that is what I did.

Here is the link to the VIDEO

Or you can click on the pic:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Make today amazing

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing another AALL & Create project. I have made it a little grungy...

and here's how :

I started off with stamping and colouring these fab flowers by Tracy Evans.

Next I worked on my background. I brayered on some acrylic paint and then used this fab stencil by Autour with some white paint. I then went over it again with the brayer and the same yellow paint. 

Next I used this stencil and some Distress Oxide ink to 'stamp'. I rub the inkpad onto the stencil, spray it with water and lay it on my background. 

Next I used this A4 Stamp by Tracy Evans to randomly stamp the background. 

and here is it all complete, with all the stamps and stencils I used. 

I have used the following stamps and stencils :

Stamp set #140 - Doodled blooms by Tracy Evans
Stamp set #110 - numbered botanical by Tracy Evans
Stencil #45 - Digital bubbles by Autour de Mwa
Stencil #41 - Mickle Muckle by Autour de Mwa

For more information about the stamps and stencils and other products please visit:

Thank you for stopping by today !