Thursday, June 11, 2020


Hello Everyone...

Today I'm going to share a few projects and lots of pictures on making rust using water paints..also cleaning up the sop sops of paint and sprays with water colour papers to make neat backgrounds..

Die cut heaps of cogs and applied Ochre paint..

Then added Sienna paint, just random with a stiff brush..

Then a darker brown..

Finally a bit of black..then leave to dry..

Then I lay down 2 bits a water card in the mess after adding a touch of water..

And 2 backgrounds were made..

All my cogs a dry and ready...

After a whole day of of doing other things like this I eneded up with all these backgrounds...

The woodgrain effect came as surprise as this was off the bottom of my spray box and a paper towel,so cool..I made a few more of those and had better fun doing that,more than what I was originally doing..

Then made a few cards using those backgrounds which were perfect for a masculine cards..

This one is all ready for a friend of mine[ it is personnalised]

The papers look great don't they, and so yummy and thick..I just added a few embellishments here and there and it was done..

This one, same thing, cut the paper into a smaller sqaure and ripped it in places then added details..

I always have ships wheels and birds cut out and hiding in trays etc around  my craftroom, so making these was pretty quick..

Ooo..sorry, this one is a bit dark..
So there we go, have a few more even a female one so will share them in a day or two..

Thanks so much for stopping by and all your lovely comments, I do so enjoy hearing from you and reading them all..


Challenges to enter..

The Paper Funday [A/G option make it masculine]

Cardz 4 Guys  [Fathers Day]


KarinsArtScrap said...

these are fabulous and great cards Chrissy and fab backgrounds you have made

gr karin

aussie aNNie said...

Your ROCK my lovely friend....just love the cogs and the rust effect. Now while you were playing and having fun, I was spending hours of trying to finish my precious downloads onto the new computer, what a time consuming effort. Now doing my silhouette cameo ones going back to 2014. Come on over and help

Chris said...

Your rust cogs look fantastic Chrissy- will definitely have to try this tip!
Fabulous backgrounds- always love the way your inventive mind works- you never waste anything! The resulting cards are, as always, stunning.

Donna Walls said...

Wonderful creations and it's always pleasing to have a play and create some random makes. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna, DT

Janette said...

Fabulous Chrissy.xx

jimlynn said...

Great cards and I love the way you achieved that rust color! They really do look rusty. Fantastic.

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant result with the cogs and great backgrounds.Fabulous cards and love the torn bits
Carol x

Kim said...

so effective! These look great, and I love the backgrounds
Kim x

*Vicki* said...

Oh Chrissy, you have so many fun things going on in your craft room my friend! Love your coloring of the die cut cogs and wheels! You've made some really fantastic masculine cards with your backgrounds! I absolutely love them!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

pinky said...

Lovely to see the process Chrissy. Looking forward to seeing how you use those backgrounds now! That sailing themed card is super cool and the texture just draws you in.

Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing all of these photos and how you go through making all of these. Just love all those cogs. I have never seen Ochre paint is that just the color of the watercolor paint?
All of your cards are just wonderful.

Sarah said...

Great cards Chrissy and I love that you show the process of creating your rusty cogs... ha, that sounds like my brain at the moment!! xx

Brenda said...

WOW! Thanks for the lesson! What great cards you've made.