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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

I'm Different for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

It's my day on the That's Crafty Blog and I have been playing with more of the fabulous Laurel Burch stamps by Stampendous.
Here's a little appetizer for you


I hope you'll check it all out Here
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 24 February 2017

Just Words at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
Another 2 weeks have flown by which means that it's time for a new challenge theme for our fortnightly challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge blog.
Our theme for the next 2 weeks is 
JUST WORDS 
We are looking for pieces where text is the main or a large part of your project. 
I have created an art journal page


I have completed a page in my Dylusions 8" x 8" art journal and have used loads of different paints on top of a page that had originally had been used to clean off my brayer from previous makes. Unusually for me there is no stamping everything has been stencilled. Main focal stencils are Donna Downey but the background includes various brands including some of That's Craft Dinky stencils and Dylusions Stencils. I had great fun with this one as it has been splodged and splattered till I was happy.
The rest of the design team have made, as usual, some fabulous pieces to inspire you. 
We would love it if you joined in with us this fortnight and don't forget one randomly chosen entry will win £20 to spend online at That's Crafty.
So what are you waiting for come along and join in HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda x 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Rediscovering Zettiology Stamps

Hi Everyone


We all love playing with new stamps, and nobody more than me, but I am attempting to go through some of my older collections and blow the dust off them. This time I am playing with some of the Zettiology stamps of Teesha Moore. I remember seeing some of her stamps and then having the mission of tracking them down, to me that is sometimes the fun. Needless to say the collection I have came from the U.S. and I waited so long for them I will never give up my collection so the least I thought I should do was give some of them an inking. I have created a tri-fold ATC card with them.

I cut ATC's from mixed media card and then covered each ATC with torn up, gelli printed deli papers, using the deli papers or tissue paper allows the patten below to show through creating some lovely patterns. I then stamped the images onto thick white paper and lightly coloured with pencils and then added to the ATC's. For some additional detail I have added some machine stitching. Sentiment is from Stampotique.


Hope you all have a great day
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Be Brave for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
This is this weeks piece I'm sharing with you over at That's Crafty blog. It started out as a bit of an experiment but I actually like how the end result turned out.




If you would like all the details pop over Here 
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentines Day for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
and Happy Valentines day to you all. I have my own take on a Valentines card for you today over on That's Crafty Blog, don't expect roses though lol.


I hope you'll pop over HERE for all the details
Love
Amanda X


Friday, 10 February 2017

I Heart You for That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone

We start a new challenge fortnight today over at That's Crafty Challenges and our theme for the coming 2 weeks is 
"I Heart You!"
We are looking for anything with hearts!


My heart comes from one of the latest stamps from Andy Skinner from Stampendous. This is the reverse side of a piece using one of That's Crafty large MDF Tag stands I posted several weeks ago, the other side you can see HERE.
I have used Decoart media fluid paints and all stamps and stencils are all designed by Andy Skinner. The details of how I created the background can be found in the earlier post  (link above).
As you can see I haven't gone the romantic route with my inspiration.
We would love to see how you interpret our theme with your heart projects so why not come and play along with us to be in with a chance to be the lucky winner of a £20 gift voucher to spend online at That's Crafty. 
For more inspiration from my talented team mates and to join in just pop over and join us HERE
Hope to see you over there
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Soul Would Have No......... for That's Crafty


Hi Everyone
As it's Tuesday just a quick post to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty blog today. I have been playing with one of the new Laurel Burch Stamps from Stampendous. This latest range of stamps from Stampendous are brilliant and allow you to recreate Laurels iconic art.
I hope you'll pop over HERE to check out all the details of my latest make.



Have a fab day
Love
Amanda X

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Oh Buddha Pt. 2

Hi Everyone
Following yesterdays post I had to have another play with the fabulous Buddha stamp from Inkylicious. So here is another make.


I used a background from my stash that I had made using the shaving foam technique and Dylusions sprays. Stamped the image with archival and masked off. Stencilled the background this time using archival ink as the gaps were only thin and didn't want any paint to seep under. Then stencilled the words using one of Tim's stencils and Dylusions paints that matched the colours that I used on the shaving foam. Sentiment is from Altenew.
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 3 February 2017

Oh Buddha!

Hi Everyone

I have for ages wanted a decent sized Buddha stamp and found one by Inkylicious which is just over 5 inches in size, it arrived today and I had to play!


Background was created using Dylusions sprays using the cling film technique. I then stamped the Buddha and then again onto scrap paper that I then cut out to use as a mask. 
I masked the Buddha off and stamped the text stamp (Stampotique) over the background. Over that, keeping the mask in place, I then stencilled over using black Dylusions paint and a round blending tool. Into some of the circle spaces I stamped the grid circles (Stampendous).
Finished off with a Tim Holtz adhesive chit chat saying.
I would also like to enter this into the current Pink & Orange challenge over at Paperartsy blog HERE
and Craft Stampers 'Take it, Make it' challenge for February - Anything Goes Stamping Challenge HERE
Thanks for popping in and have a fabulous weekend
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Create Art for That's Crafty

Hi everyone
for my regular Tuesday post over at That's Crafty Blog I have an art Journal spread using some of the new That's Crafty word stencils and quote stamps.




To find out all about the new products I've used just pop over HERE
thanks for popping in
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 27 January 2017

Round and Round at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
It's time for a new fortnightly challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge blog and our theme for the next 2 weeks is
"Round & Round" (use circles on your project)


I love using circles and for my piece, as a little bit of inspiration for you, I have used many of the various circular dies designed by Seth Apter for Spellbinders. 
My piece started with a That's Crafty MDF panel (4.5" x 9")
I brayered several colours of Paperartsy Fresco finish paints onto book pages, my book pages are from an old railway timetable so are mostly numbers which I love. I then ripped up the paper and covered the MDF with the pieces. I then added some texture stampings over the top using one of Andy Skinners Industrial backgrounds. I then built up my die cuts. I stamped Seths create word stamp and punched out the letters of the word create using a circle punch. I then glued many watch parts to the centres of a couple of the circles and added a rusty washy with an old watch face on top. Tim's Chit Chat stickers finish it off.



A couple of close ups show the details that I have added to the two main circles.
There is a variety of inspiration for you by my talented team mates Here
So we'd love for you to come along and play along with us this fortnight and your entry could be the randomly chosen entry that wins a £20 voucher to spend on line at That's Crafty.
What are you waiting for? come and play along with us HERE
I would like to enter this into the current challenge over at A Vintage Journey where the current theme is 'Going round in circles'
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon
Love
Amanda X


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

An Afternoons play

Hi Everyone


I have spent a lovely afternoon just playing in my craftroom and decided to have a play with using my not used very often Zig pens. I have stamped this fabulous feather, Paperartsy Eclcctica ETS05 by Tracy Scott, by stamping with different colours of Zig pens. This is made easy using my Misti as I can add a colour and stamp and then add another colour and stamp. The fact that the image is constantly lined up allows you to repeatedly stamp the same stamp till you are happy with the image. 
Then using a water brush I pulled some of the colour out of the stamped lines to colour it in. 
I have further enhanced the colouring with Prismacolour pencils. I then outlined the feather again using coloured pencils. 


A little bit of white pen work and some bling and a Sheena Douglass sentiment and card done.

I would also like to enter this into the current Pink & Orange challenge over on Paperartsy Blog

Hope you've had a lovely day and thanks for calling in
Love
Amanda X