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Sunday, 17 June 2018

One of a Kind

Hi Everyone
Today, here in the UK, is Fathers day and I share with you my Fathers Day card 'One of a Kind' which refers to my Dad. 


I've used a DL card for this one for a change. 
Background distress oxides, all background stamping Oxides, main images black archival.
Stamped images are all Tim Holtz as is the word chip.
Today is about making a fuss of my Dad so we are all taking him out for lunch (I think he would rather watch the football though lol). 
Have a fabulous day 
Love
Amanda X


Thursday, 14 June 2018

AALL & Create - Tracy Evans Stamps

Hi 
Following my announcement post on Sunday HERE to tell you all that I was honoured to be asked to be a guest designer, for a couple of months, for AALL & Create this is now my official first post as part of that team.
For my first post I have been playing with stamps designed by the talented Tracy Evans. For this post I have teamed up one of her latest sets launched this April along side one of her older sets.


I have created a 3D piece using one of That's Crafty MDF uprights. 
I created my background onto a couple of pieces of thick white card rather than directly onto the MDF as I wanted to add some machine stitching. Onto a white piece of card I brayered up white and black acrylic paints. I then sprayed and dripped a selection of colours of That's Crafty matt sprays. I addded my stitching and then covered the MDF trimming it to fit with a sharp knife as I went.
Using some of the left over card I stamped the flowers, coloured them with the matt sprays and a touch of coloured pencils and white gel pen. They were then cut out and added to acetate to allow them to stand up as I left a little acetate tab on them to glue to the base. 


The dragonflies, from Tracy's older set, were stamped and cut out again being coloured with the sprays and added to the top.


I edged everything with black and white striped washi tape to finish it off.


Here you can see the dimension of the piece.

I used the following of Tracy's Stamps #70 & #45



To get your stamps or find you nearest stockist https://www.aallandcreate.com/boutique

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Love
Amanda X




Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Live Your Life in Colour for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
For my Tuesday post over at That's Crafty Blog I have been playing in my art journal.


I'd love it if you popped over  HERE for all the details
Have a fabulous day
and I'll see you soon
Love
Amanda x

Sunday, 10 June 2018

AALL and Create Guest Designer

Hi Everyone
I'm delighted to tell you that I have been asked to join the AALL and Create design team for June & July. I absolutely love the stamps and stencils that they produce, designed by a variety of designers that they have in their talented team, this is going to be a complete joy to play with their products for the next couple of months. To find out all about their products and where you can buy them just visit AALL and Create.com.
To launch my 2 months GDT spot I have made this piece


 I have created it on an MDF panel from That's Crafty and has been painted with acrylic paints.
I have then used a selection of AALL stamps. 
#3, #10, #25, #70, #77 and stencil #22





Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Be Cool for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
It's another week and another Tuesday so that means I'm over at That's Crafty Blog sharing some art.



I hope you'll pop over HERE for all the details
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Does My Bum Look Big in This?

Hi Everyone
Just a little bit of colouring fun using one of the new Art by Marlene 'Chubby Chicks' stamps. produced by Studio Light. 


 all has been coloured using prismacolour pencils and the sentiment is from my stash. 
Hope you are having a fab weekend
thanks as always for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Think Beautiful Thoughts

Hi Everyone
It's all work, work, work for me at the moment so very little creative time however I have found time to create a little something for my weekly post over at That's Crafty Blog


you will find all the details HERE

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

You Can Shake The World for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
This is my usual Tuesday heads up just to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty Blog today with quite a clean and simple make this week.


Just pop over HERE for all the details
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by.
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Dream in the Round for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Just to let you know, as is usual on a Tuesday, 
I am sharing some art over on the That's Crafty Blog.


for all the details just pop over HERE 
Have a fabulous day
love
Amanda X

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Awkward!

Hi Everyone
Another scorcher of a day here in the UK and having spent several hours doing some gardening I've just got to darn hot!!! I'm off out shortly for a family BBQ but just grabbed an hour in my craftroom to make this quick card.


It features the duck, love it's facial expression,  from the new Farm animal stamp set from Katzelkraft, the rest all all Tim Holtz stamps the majority of which are older stamps of his so it's good to give them an airing.  All has been created on a gelli print from my stash.
The duck was stamped onto a separate piece of paper and I have changed the direction of his feet so it can tippy toe on the tightrope before I added it to the background. 
I am also entering this into the latest challenge over at Country View Challenges where the theme is Be Humorous  http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-2018-be-humorous.html

Hope you're having a fabulous Sunday and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X 

Saturday, 12 May 2018

and now for something completely different!

Hi Everyone
I have something completely different today as I have had a card to make for my niece who turns 11 next week.


The stamps are by Stamping Bella designed by Danielle Donaldson and whilst they aren't my usual style I thought that they were quite different without being overly cute. Making this card also gave me the chance to do some coloured pencil work as I chose to colour them with Prismacolor pencils. 


An easy background of distress oxides added after I had stamped and masked my images off.
Sentiments die cut from some oxide coloured card and added and finished with a strip of washi tape. 

Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Friday, 11 May 2018

Empower

Hi Everyone
Nearly the weekend. I've been having a play with one of the magazine resist prints that I did recently inspired by Birgit Koopsen, you will find that post HERE. Having done several successful prints I had no idea what to do with them so just popped them away for another day, today was that another day.


I first added a little definition to the woman using coloured pencils here is the original


I then just built up the background using mostly stamps from Badass Stamps from Artchicks studio. These are all stamps from their subscription package apart from the circle which is the current freebie from Craft stamper magazine. The hearts are stencilled on from the new stencil designed by Magda Polakow for That's Crafty. 
This was just a bit really even though I did turn it into a card as I didn't know what else to do with it.


Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda