Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Welcome to Wednesday .. downhill to the weekend!

Morning readers,

Please join me in welcoming my latest follower, Mrs A, thanks for following me and I hope you will visit again (as I know you have in the past) again soon.

It's been an absolute AGE since I did any journaling, I was at Craftathon the first weekend in June and having an absolute blast with good friends I've known since around 2008 so the page below just sort of grew organically as a result of the fun we were having .....

My journal page
Materials used:
  • Page from my journal (Crawford and Black A5 sketchbook - £1 in The Works)
  • Using an almost dry baby wipe I "swiped" the orange India ink over the page, which was not previously gesso'd
  • Variety of stamps used, inked using the pink/orange/black inks
STAMPS: Fiskars "handwritten stamps", Paper Artsy Eclectica sets ESA01 and ESA02,
Creative Expressions letters, 49th and Market "Gabi's texture set", Kaisercraft mini grid
INKS: Ranger Archival jet black, monarch orange, vibrant fuchsia and PH Martin orange India ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. We Love 2 Create - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  2. More Mixed Media - June 5th challenge - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES

And now for a Christmas card ... a pal of mine has been setting a weekly JFF challenge on facebook and Sunday's theme was "6 Geese a laying" ... I have the FABULOUS Penny Black 12 Days of Christmas so .... had to be done! I deployed a technique I recently spotted whilst trawling that most useful of websites - youtube!!! only this time I used a Distress Oxide instead of paint. Have to say that I am LOVING this technique and thank heavens for finding a GOOD use for a glue stick!

My card
And a closer view of the image and foiling
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 11½cm and 12cm square
  • One piece of navy card cut to 12cm square
  • Low tack tape and a die cut circle, to mask off my panel which I then coloured using the Distress Oxide, applied with a mini blender and foam pad
  • Once dry I applied glue stick adhesive through the stencil, using my fingers to ensure a more even coverage
  • I then removed the stencil and applied the foiling sheet, burnishing thoroughly and then setting aside to dry properly before removing the foil sheet
  • On a die cut circle I stamped the image using black ink and lightly coloured using polychromos pencils
  • I used a scrap piece of white card which had already been die cut using a nesting stitched rectangle (from MFT - not shown) and stamped my sentiment in black, (using a Merriest Christmas to you (from the other PB set) inside the card and on the reverse of the envelope) before attaching to my card using dimensional foam tape
Penny Black sets "12 Days of Christmas" and "Giving and Receiving", Distress Oxide in candied apple and Memento tuxedo black inks, Tesco glue stick and sheet of bronze foil, Memory Box zippy dots 88568

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. CASe This Sketch - challenge No. 275 - SKETCH - see below
  2. Pile It On - challenge No. 143 - ALL SORTS OF HOLIDAYS
  3. Stamping Sensations - June challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Cutie Pie - challenge No. 124 - SPOTS and DOTS - hope my glue stick foiling counts as spots and dots!
  5. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 30 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES

I also found out I got a TOP3 place over at Crafty Creations, thanks peeps, you're very kind. My place was secured by the little ATC below

     Top 3 Badge


Kathyk said...


Sarn said...

Congrats on your win!

Lovely Xmas card and perfect for the specific challenge.

Wonderful AJ page in luscious orange too! FAB!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Leigh Penner said...

Super fun take on the sketch!

Pat said...

Your journal page is so bright and pretty Kathy, and your fun PB goose looks fabulous on top of the Candied Apple masked background with the super foiling. x

Lillianb said...

Congratulations on your top the mate, Love the colour of the journal.
The card is cutw,


Darnell said...

You deserved the win with that great ATC, Kathy! And your journaling and card are winners in my book, too! Thank you for taking the time to detail how you made your fun Christmas card!! Hugs, Darnell

pinky said...

Loving the bright colours on your journal and your very cute Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Sally H said...

two beautiful creations! A gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

Lemon Creation said...

Beautiful page! Thank you for playing with us at More Mixed Media challenge blog! Hugs, Asia

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's.
Sue x

Keti's Projects said...

Beautiful Card. Congrats on your win too. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it on. Keti (DT)