20 Mar 2017
Tags: assemblage, Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions Stamps, driftwood, Ice Resin, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, published artwork, Redlead Paperworks, Resin paper, Somerset Studio, Stampington & co, That's Crafty Alterable Surface
To start this new week I thought I’d share something which I made last year, submitted to Somerset Studio’s colour challenge, the colour they stipulated was Olive. I was so thrilled to see this published in Somerset Studio Jan/Feb 2017.
Although I also submitted other projects, this was the first project made because I knew I wanted to use the stunning Character Constructions stamp, Inner Child No. 7 , a great favourite of mine.
Is she a friend to the birds, who are content with her sitting amongst them, or is it possible that she is one of them. Some say she has the voice of the sweetest nightingale.
(That’s Crafty is stocking a selected range but Laura Holland is willing to accept any enquiries for Character Constructions stamps which do not appear on the That’s Crafty website. If you are interested in placing a Special Order, then feel free to contact Laura)
A canvas board was the main substrate for this piece, with That’s Crafty MDF hearts.
The Character Constructions stamp is the focal, stamped onto a piece of leftover paper, painted with PaperArtsy Fresco and one of their glazes providing a sheen. You can just about see the sentiment “she hath wings”, a beautiful stamp, available from Redlead Paperworks.
All of those branches are fussy cut, yes, my hands were not so happy with me! You can find this branch on Character Constructions Queen of Tarts Plate 1
I allowed them to overhang, to give them impression that she really is nestled in the branches of the tree.
In all honesty, I am not sure I achieved the faux bark effect which I was aiming for on the That’s Crafty mdf hearts. Each has a stamped egg layered onto it, the stamped image has a thin layer of ICE Resin.
Scraps of resin paper also appear layered behind the heart and again on this piece of drifwood, layered with the Home Sweet Nest sentiment. Such a sweet sentiment from Character Constructions.
Thank you for your visit. I am trying to draft as many posts as possible, there seems to be so much catching-up to do!
06 Mar 2017
Tags: altered art, Craft Stamper, Creative Paperclay, driftwood, Ice Resin, nature themed art, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, paperclay, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts
In the new issue of Craft Stamper, the RELICS & ARTIFACTS Ambassadors are thrilled to be making an appearance for the 3D challenge.
Working with a specific R&A, Imperial Egg and with a Cat Kerr stamp of our choice, we each set about to make our submission. I selected the She Flies stamp, a stamp which can be used as one whole stamp or as three individual elements: girl’s face, sentiment and wings. I was keen to use all the stamped elements but working with them individually (if that makes sense!). The wings are stamped into paperclay, to allow the Nature Girl to fly amongst her woodland friends.
Sharing this sneaky peek, provided by Trish Latimer
A copy of the magazine can be purchased from www.craftstamper.com or www.mags-uk.com, digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk
Have a lovely week and thank you for your visit.
28 Dec 2016
Tags: Art Doll, Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions DT, Character Constructions Stamps, Christmas, Ice Resin, paper doll, published artwork, Stampington & co, The Stampers' Sampler
This post features a trio of snowflake angels which appear in the Autumn issue of The Stampers’ Sampler – squeezing them in here, before the end of the year, really should have shared them before now!
This is quite photo heavy but will be short on words…that’s a first!
The trio gathered together – each doll approx 4.5″ x 8″
Other than the little labels with a festive sentiment, all stamps are Character Constructions and available HERE. Catherine Moore ships to the U.K. otherwise I think it is almost impossible to source them here.
Each angel consists of many stamps, so they are not quick makes but once you give yourself over to them, they are such fun to stamp, assemble and then adorn. For all the paper dolls, I painted papers/cardstock.She has such a wonderfully sweet face.ICE Resin brings a wonderful dimension to the wings, with the merest hint of glitter.
The crinoline stamp is a huge favourite of mine, for the angels I dressed it up further with layers of tulle or vintage lace.Glad Tidings.The colours are subtle, a very pale blue with hints of silver.Snowflake WishesEach has sheer ribbon as a hanging mechanism so they could be displayed on a Christmas tree or door handle or arranged along a mantle.She hands out snowflake wishes to passersby on a winter day.
Catherine Moore’s beautiful stamps allowed me to have fun. One of the joys of 2016 has been working with her stamps and the honour of being on Catherine’s D.T.
January 1st is looming upon us but I will try and share at least one more blog post before the end of the year comes calling.
22 Dec 2016
Tags: bags, Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions DT, Character Constructions Stamps, Christmas, Christmas decoration, fabric, gift ideas, gift presentation, Ice Resin, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, stamping onto fabric
15 Dec 2016
Tags: assemblage, Carabelle Stamps, Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions Stamps, Christmas, Creative Paperclay, Dinky Stencil, Dinky Stencils - That's Crafty, Ice Resin, masks/stencils, mixed media, paperclay, published artwork, Red Lead Paperworks, Redlead Paperworks, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, Somerset Studio, stamping into paperclay, Stampington & co, That's Crafty Alterable Surface
Today I am sharing two assemblages which appear in the Nov/Dec issue of Somerset Studio. I have two articles, yes, pinch me!
In the article I share how Relics and Artifacts and other elements, such as paperclay, helped me create snowflake angels.
Some of the Supplies used:-
Character Constructions (wings) The Bee Keeper’s Tea No. 7
Redlead Paperworks (Snowflake Wishes)
Carabelle Studio Stamp – from That’s Crafty
That’s Crafty – Greyboard Panels, Greyboard Snowflakes, Dinky Stencil Snowflakes
Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts – @ Sandra Evertson or in the U.K. from That’s Crafty
A framed paperclay face.Excuse the blurry photo! The stamped wings, from Character Constructions, have been coated with ICE Resin with a sprinkle of sparklewith the R&A heart having the same treatment of the ICE Resin.A wee stamped tag with a sentiment from Redlead.The second assemblage, which is slightly more gold in tone.Paperclay features heavily on this one, using it in two different ways. Paperclay has been such a revelation for me, now I don’t know what I do without it in my stash! The crown and wings on this snowflake angel are Carabelle Studio, used with paperclay.A wee addition of a snowflake charm with pearl added to the R&A.You can just about see the snowflakes stencilled onto the substrate, this is a wonderful Dinky Stencil.After, I realised the sentiment I conjured up really makes no sense at all yet at the time, it seemed to make complete sense to me!Dresden Trim is so wonderful for all those little extra touches.Thank you to Christen Hammons at Somerset Studio for publishing my article. I always feel thankful for the amazing products we have at our fingertips because the vision of That’s Crafty, Catherine Moore, Redlead, Sandra Evertson, made it possible for me to have fun creating those two assemblages.
Many thanks for your visit.
11 Dec 2016
Tags: Creative Paperclay, Dinky Stencils - That's Crafty, fabric, Ice Resin, IOD moulds, masks/stencils, MDF, mixed media, PaperArtsy Infusions, Resin paper, rusted fabric, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty DT artwork
This appears over at the That’s Crafty blog today. Unusually for me, stamping does not make an appearance!
All details including That’s Crafty products and Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts can be seen HERE, along with detail photos.Many thanks for visiting.
07 Nov 2016
Tags: gift ideas, Ice Resin, MDF, mixed media, Notebooks, published artwork, Red Lead Paperworks, Redlead Paperworks, rusty wire, Somerset Studio, Stampington & co, That's Crafty Alterable Surface
I am trying to catch-up with bits of this ‘n’ that from over the past few months such as this trio of resin paper journals which were published in Somerset Studio.
If you have been hesitant about working with ICE Resin, just go for it, I promise, it will open up new possibilities for you!Resin paper forms the covers for each journalwith a sentiment layered inside an MDF frame. This is the link for the frames and inserts which are a That’s Crafty Alterable SurfaceThere are slight variations to the journals but the premise of the idea for them was that each would contain some extras such as shipping tags, clip art or Tissue Wrap.The focal sentiments are also resin paper.I liked the idea of the extras being tucked inside the front or back cover attached with clips.
The pencil holder was a last minute thought.Yes, even on resin paper, mixed media journals, I still managed to sneak a scrap of tattered vintage lace into the mix!Brown paper packages, tied up with string. It was a lovely surprise to see that Somerset Studio also included photographs of the tied up packages.
She Makes Art stamp by Redlead Paperworksappears on each of the tags, I just created variation by tearing the tags at different point.Thank you for your visit to the first post of this new week.
To have this article in Somerset Studio, it still hasn’t quite sunk in. I don’t think I will ever get used to being published.
Have a lovely week.