Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Craft Consortium Winter Woodland Travel Journal

Hello! Design elf Katrina here. I am so sorry I have been AWOL lately but between internet problems and life, the summer has just flown. Now though everything , except the internet, is back to normal and ready to craft, craft, craft!!

   If you have read this blog before, you might have noticed I love Austria, it’s our second home. This summer we have had two wonderful holiday there. For each holiday I make myself a journal. This is the one I made for our week in Obergurgl Tirol.

I made the base of the cover from recycled box card so it gave me a nice stiff cover.

I covered it with the beautiful Craft Consortium Winter Woodland papers and added some decorations cut on my Silhouette Cameo.

I added pockets for keepsakes and then for the journal itself,  I folded A4 paper in half and cut a cover from one of the Craft Consortium papers and stitched it all together.

I used elastic to hold the journal into the cover so I could remove it to write in it each day.

I couldn’t resist the cute little metal acorns from Craft Consortium and tied them onto the elastic. 

I also made a elastic wrap to hold the cover shut when it full of keepsakes.

Thought it would make a nice wrist wrap too!

You can find the paper pad in the shop here-

Well I hope you had a great summer and will join me here again soon for another project very soon.

Until then, take care 
  Love Katrina 

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Art Journaling with gilding flakes

Hello, design elf Katrina here to show you my new art journal page using gilding flakes and stencils.

  I have just begun my own YouTube channel, The Arty Parrot and you can find a video showing how I made my page on my YouTube channel.

The video will show you how I made the background and then how to use gilding flakes with a Quicky Glue pen.

You can find all things, except the shine brightly piece that is from Tim Holtz.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Craft Consortium decoupage paper Hare

Hello, design elf Katrina here to share another project with you. Today it is a project using the Craft Consortium decoupage papers.

  I found this wonderful hare in my local Pound shop, he was painted bronze and, if you didn’t touch him, looked pretty convincing. But with a little crafting magic he looked, in my opinion, even better!

To begin with I covered him in several coats of white gesso. I like a white base for the Craft Consortium decoupage papers so the design shines out.

Then I got to work with the papers. I tore around the little images in the paper and gradually applied them to the hare. Tarring will help the little pieces meld into each other and give you a nice even finish.

I apply the wet glue to the surface of the hare, the back of the paper and once the paper is on the hare, over the top the paper too. I find it easier to do the last step with my finger but if you don’t fancy that then a brush is fine.

Once he was completely covered and dry, I used a pastel pencil to add some shadows and then rubbed in some pearl paint to seal the pastel pencil and add some glimmer.

I just couldn’t stop myself from adding a die cut bow tie cut from one of my Gelli plate prints that matched the pink flowers of the decoupage paper.

You can find the Craft Consortium decoupage papers in the shop here -

The IndigoBlu Slap it on glue here -

If you have any questions then please ask them below.

       Until the next post, take care, 
                        Love Katrina x

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Music lovers birthday card

Hello, design elf Katrina here. I am sorry there hasn’t been a blog post for a while but I have been battling with the free app I was using and was not winning the battle. So I have now bought an new and better app and it looks like I am back on track. 

So today I have a stamped birthday card I made for my hubby who have always loved his music and is of an age that he remembers these little beauties very, very well!

The stamp I used is the Visible Image Just hit play stamp set that can be found here -

I stamped the background in grey and then the main image in black three times, cut them out and then layered them up.

The red sentiment is a Lawn Fawn die of my own.

I hope you liked my stamped card and will return again soon to see my next blog post.
Love Katrina 

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Busy as a bee pot

Hello, design elf Katrina here with another project to show you.   Today I have an altered custard powder tin to show you. I covered the tin with the wonderful Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” papers and then stamped some of the wonderful bee stamps and cut them out. Then glued them to the outside of the tin.
The letters for Busy as a Bee were cut on my Silhouette Cameo.
I stuck some of the ribbon from the collection around the top and bottom.
I also added some of the collection sequins to add a bit of sparkle!
You can find the Craft Consortium “Tell the Bees” collection in the shop here -
I will be back very soon with another project, until then, take care
                   Love Katrina x