Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Altered Tin box ► Majo


Hi, peeps!

Me again for your entertainment and inspiration.

I have yet another AMF project for you. You remember …. AMF = Art Meets Function. 

 This time I altered a small tin box for one of my cat-friends.


I started by inking and stamping my panel.


I added the lovely cat group and a fitting sentiment.

Of course I had to stamp something on the bottom, she will never forget who made this 😼


I used the following stamps:

Cats (Cat with kitten silhouette)


Wire Rings 

Doodle Dots from plate 1471

Ya'll have a great time. Luv ya ♥




Monday, June 27, 2022

IF I WAS A BIRD by Fran Chalmers

Hi everyone!

Today I have made a postcard with some quirky characters and I hope you like it!

I made the background by smooshing distress inks in Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron with water and blending Lucky Clover round the edges with a brush.

I then tore some words from a book and coloured them, and also randomly stamped with the bubble wrap texture stamp in Forest Moss distress ink.

I stamped the main images onto thick paper, which I then coloured and fussy cut out.

I stamped the sentiment on thick paper and drew a "thinking bubble" around it with a fine black liner, along with some small bubbles, and cut them out.  I stuck the main images onto the torn words.

Finally, I drew some scribbly lines round the edge of the postcard.

Stamps Used:

Creepy Cat 19869

Creepy rat with Cheese 19873

Bubble wrap texture 19566

Other Items Used:

Distress inks in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, Forest Moss

Book pages

Copic Pens

Memento ink in black

Black fine liner pen

See you next time.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Simple ATCs with Brusho - by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Today, I'm here on the Blog with some simple ATCs.

I used an ATC die from Kulricke, to cut out my ATCs.

Then I got some different Brusho colors to create the background.

Some color, some water - ready.

But I need an image too ;)

I stamped the girl and the love word. 

After all, I add some color splatters with Dylusion Shimmer Spray.

That's the whole magic.

Stamps, I used:

- Banksy rain under umbrella girl

- With love

other stuff:

- Cutting die

- Brusho

- Dylusion Shimmer Spray

- VersaFine Clair 

- Watercolor paper

- Cardstock 

See ya soon *mwah*

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Wicked by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello everyone! Hope you  are all staying cool. Today I did a tag for the blog with a nod to one of my favorite childhood movies~ enjoy.

So for this tag I put it in a Texture fade 3D  folder Bricks. Spritz it with water then run through machine.
Then I spritzed the two colors of yellow onto it.

I dried that with my heat tool and then stamped the witch and painted her with  distress sprays  by squirting just a bit onto some plastic and using a paintbrush. I also stamped the legs and put red glitter on the ruby shoes. Fussy cut them out and set aside. I had to figure out the dropped house and came up with woodgrain paper and some pastes.
I painted the paper first with chalk paint and then put some paste on at random. Since I have no patience, I dried that with my heat tool as well and then cut into strips.

Then I started stacking them flat. I used double stick tape to hold them together.
Got the legs placed and more tape. I wanted the witch to have a bit of flow to her cape so I cut a piece of silk and sprayed it with black spray stain. I put foam tape on the back of her and stuck the silk scrap to it.

 So then I stuck the house/legs down using hot glue. everything is far too textured for tape alone and I find it falls apart. Then I needed some earth and foliage texture. I use the moss you can get at craft stores and cut it up small for small things and the 'dirt' is super fine sawdust that I tinted with ink. you can find dirt in the miniatures isle at the craft store though. I glued that on then attached the witch.

Again, I put her on with hot glue. Then I stamped the phrase on some woodgrain paper and painted on the green . I put a strip of Dresden trim at the top and done!

I hope you enjoyed my post this week~ until next time- stay cool and create!

Stamps Used:
Wicked Witch Broom, Lg.         10579
Striped Leggings          19639
Flying Monkeys        10580

Other supplies:
TH Distress sprays: Mustard seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen, Twisted Citron, Gathered Twigs

Maker Forte color hive inker: limewired
TH Distress woodgrain cardstock
TH #8 tag heavystock
Red glitter
Chalk paint: Milk jug
TH 3D texture fade embossing folder brick
Dresden trim
Versaclaire ink-Nocturne
hot glue


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Possibilitarian ► Majo


Hi, my friends,

 today I show you a Birthday card for one of my best friends, she will turn 80! this upcoming weekend and she has an affinity for butterflies. Her fav color is purple, not really mine, but well, I gave my best.


 I inked my panel and stamped the Rays in purple, well light purple. The butterfly on top and my sentiment separately. I wanted it to pop up a bit.


I used the following stamps:

Sentiment by Cat Kerr

 Expanding Rays Silhouette

 Butterfly/Spotted Wing

Have a wonderful time crafting and stay safe, Luv yu ♥ 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

SOMETIMES IT'S OKAY by Fran Chalmers

Hi everyone

Today I have made a card for a friend that is going through a hard time at the moment. The sentiment is something I believe we should all take note of  when we are feeling stressed.

First of all I made a background with Brushos in black and orange spritzed with water. 

The black brusho has so many colours in it, you don't need to use lots of different brushos.

I stamped the main image on thick paper and coloured her, then fussy cut her out.

I stamped the sentiment straight onto the card mat

After gluing the main image onto the card, I went round the edges twice with a black fine liner and mounted the mat onto black card, and then onto a white card blank.

Stamps Used:

Lady Swimsuit Back 2411

Sometimes it's okay 1472

Other Items Used:

Brushos in Black and Orange with water spritz

Copic pens

Memento ink in Tuxedo Black

Black fine liner pen

Black card

Monday, June 13, 2022

Into the abyss - by Arwen

 Hey Lovelies

Today, I wanna share my newest postcard with VLVS ❤


Stamps, I used:

- Into the abyss

- Boy in tub boat

- Fuck Head

other stuff:

- Watercolor paper

- cardstock

- Staz on

- Distress reinker

- stencil

- Twinklings H2O

See ya soon *mwah*

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Werewolves of London by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello art friends!

I have a new card for the blog today- I got the big ben stamp and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.....

So to start, I sprayed Squeezed Lemonade spray stain onto a heavyweight cardstock. 
Then I got out my moon mask set and used the large one. after I dried the yellow, I placed the mask down and sprayed salvaged patina and stormy sky and blueprint sketch.
The ink does go under the stencil if you do it too heavy, which I tend to do. But that's okay it will just add to the effect. Then I sprayed a little mustard seed to darken the yellow a bit. After dry, Next I put  the second part of the mask onto the moon and sponged some desert heat oranges through.
Next I put the full moon mask back on the moon and sprayed black soot around all the edges of the card. Then I put the second part of moon mask back on and sprayed with speckled egg to give more depth to the moon craters.

I used a paint brush to drag some of the wet black ink into the moon for creepy clouds. Spritzed with water to get the black to run a bit. then dried it and stamped the Big Ben .
Then I got my guys ready, painted and cut out, 3D foam tape on the backs. This is a good time to have some extra stamped images cut out and even colored and ready to go. You can always add more color to fit the project you're doing. I do that when I'm Not feeling project driven but still want to create or use stamps i have or even new ones you're not sure how to use yet.

I found a good font on my computer and made the phrase and inked the paper. I put it on with foam tape. At that point it was done! And that is my blog for today...I hope you enjoyed. Until next time~ stay crafty!

Stamps Used:
Big Ben       19391
Wolfman     19725

Other supplies:
TH moon mask set of 3
Disstress spray inks: Black soot, salvaged patina, speckled egg, stormy sky, blueprint sketch, mustard seed, squeezed lemonade, dried marigold.
Kaleidacolor ink pad- Desert Heat
Computer generated words