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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Inspiration You Seek for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
As it's Tuesday I am over at That's Crafty Blog 
Here's just a teaser of what I have over there today


For the full view and all the details just pop over HERE

thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Mwahahahaaa for That's Crafty

Hi everyone

I've gone a little spooky over at That's Crafty Blog,




 HERE are all the details 

thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Sunday, 17 September 2017

I Don't Need To .............

Hi Everyone
Hope that you're having a lovely weekend so far. I have been playing in one of my very neglected art journals, in fact they are all neglected, I really need to play more in them. The one I have played in today is my small Dylusions journal. I do use the pages of my journals to clean brayers, brushes etc on with a hope that I will come back and play on the painty pages, these pages have been sitting around for ages so I took to completing them.


I have used my favourite stencil girl face stencil which I have added to the page with black archival ink and a blending tool. 
I have been playing on the page with foils, brushing the foiling glue on and then adding the foils. 


The stars I have die cut from pieces of painted card that have been print embossed using Carabelle embossing folders, love the additional texture on these.


some stamping and doodling with black and white Posca pens and the words are my own just typed out on my old typewriter.
So just a bit of arty play from me today and I really should do more pages.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Friday, 15 September 2017

Fly Away at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
Today sees the start of a new challenge theme fortnight over at That's Crafty challenge blog
and our theme this time is 
'FLY AWAY'
we are looking for your project to include wings/birds etc


I've kept things simple with this one. I have only used a piece of painty card from my stash. I have die cut the centre of a piece of white card using Seth Apters Loop de Loop die, and punched some circles using 3 different sized circle punches. I have also stamped the Frida butterfly stamp by Rubber Moon straight onto the painted card, then painted the faces and restamped the details back in, all done using the Tim Holtz stamping platform. 
Sentiment is from Unity Stamps.
We would love it if you played along with us this fortnight and you do, you could be the winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
For more inspiration from the rest of the team and all the challenge details just pop across HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Frida Pop Art for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I am over at That's Crafty Blog today with my usual Tuesday make.


for all the details just pop over HERE
have a fab day
love
Amanda X



Friday, 8 September 2017

In My Heart

Hi Everyone

I have been raiding my kitchen cupboards and my latest make, a wall hanging, is a creation from playing with a lazy Susan (now covered in paint and needs replacing, and a large palette knife which will also not make it back into the kitchen.


I have created on a piece of mixed media card which I laid on my lazy Susan, onto the card I splodged Finnabair Impasto paints I just love how strong the colours of these are. I then spun the lazy Susan whilst rotating the paint around holding the palette knife in the same place to get a rotation of colour. I then dipped the length of the palette knife in black impasto paint and created the black sunbeam effect just by slightly dragging the paint whilst pivoting from a central point. I then did the same with foiling glue. When the glue was dry I then foiled those drags of glue. 


I've tried to capture the foils on the photo. I then mounted the card onto a That's Crafty 6" x 6" MDF board and trimmed it to fit. 
I then added a small That's Crafty MDF heart to the centre, painted with Impasto paint and stamped some text onto it. I wrapped it with wire and glued it to the centre of the beams. 


A Tim Holtz chipboard saying is added. 
I felt it needed mounting on something else so I painted an 8" x 8" MDF board, again from That's Crafty, using black Dylusions paint which adds a strong black background.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Take a Breath for That's Crafty

Hi everyone

I'm Over at That's Crafty Blog today with my regular Tuesday make. That's Crafty have increased their range of Lost Coast Design Stamps so it would have been rude not to increase my personal collection.
I have a card that uses Lost Coast Design stamps.


To catch up with all the details just pop over Here
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X







Sunday, 3 September 2017

Halloween is Coming

Hi Everyone
Is it too early for Halloween? No it's never too early to get spooky and creepy. So here's a little creepy make from me to start the run up to Halloween.


I started with a piece of card that I had coloured with grey brusho's. Onto that I stamped a collection of stamps, mostly Tim Holtz and Paperartsy onto the Brusho card, I stamped also onto the less coloured parts as I wanted to colour those with Vintage Photo distress ink. I then punched out the elements of the stamps that I wanted using a square punch giving me 3/4" squares. I then built my pattern of squares up moving them around till I was happy with the layout. I then glued them into place. I then stitched around the squares to add some textural interest. 


I die cut Tim Holtz raven die and added one of his Halloween clipping. Some flicks of red ink finish it off.

Be afraid, be very afraid, Halloween is coming!!
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 1 September 2017

Rustica at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
We have the start of another challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge blog and our theme is
"RUSTICA"
We want to see your rusty projects, there are so many ways to create rusty effects so we'd love it if you shared yours with us, here's mine.


I have created a 20" x 4" canvas and added many rusted surfaces. My rusting has all been done using Pentart rusting powder and vinegar. 
The top half of the canvas is actually a piece of calico fabric that I rusted, I love the variation that you get on the fabric.







The fabric once rusted, I left it for a couple of days, was stapled onto the canvas. I added some rusted washers that had also had the rusting powder treatment.
I added some cotton in green which I have wrapped around many times along with a piece of rusted string. 
I have also stencilled on the words using Seth Apter Stencil and one of Seths Paperartsy paints for a patina look.


































The centre of the canvas I have wrapped with rusty wire which I didn't rust it was already rusty, I have also added some more rusty string with a fabulous rusty knot.
































Here you can see the bottom of the canvas which I first Painted with Seth Apters Green Patina paint, this photo represents the colour better than the photo above. I first sprinkled it with the rusting powder and sprayed with vinegar and left it to do it's stuff. Once that was done I dribbled vinegar down the canvas and sprinkled the rusting powder into the vinegar and again left it to do it's stuff. 
I stencilled the numbers from one of Seth Apters stencils using rust paste. 

















I have left a lot of rusty open space to show off the textures, I had to really stop myself adding further elements but in the end managed to walk away and just leave the simplicity of the rusty textures.
The team have come up with some fabulous rusty creations to offer you even more inspiration. so why not come and play along with us this fortnight and also be in with the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty online store, who wouldn't want £20?
For all the details and be whisked away to our latest challenge you just need to go HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Don't Be Afraid for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
For my regular Tuesday post over at That's Crafty Blog I have a card for you, with a background using the fabulous Distress Oxide inks.


to read all the details just pop across HERE
have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Snow in August for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Today I am over at That's Crafty Blog with my first project using some of the fabulous greyboard designs that have just been added to the That's Crafty range following their recent launch on Hochanda last Friday, this latest range captures items to create stunning Autumnal and Christmas projects. 



For more photo's and all the how to details just pop across HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X



Friday, 18 August 2017

Only Cards at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
It's a busy That's Crafty day today, we have the start of our new Challenge fortnight  HERE with the theme
'Only Cards' 
and That's Crafty are appearing on Hochanda today with the launch of some fabulous new Autumn and Christmas MDF, Greyboard, Stamps, stencils & paints there are loads of new fabulous stuff. If you can't get to watch the Shows on Hochanda SKY channel 663 or Freeview 85 today you can watch them online as part of their catch up TV or you can find them on the That's Crafty website in the 'What's New' section. 
Anyway, back to our 'Only Cards' challenge


My card uses a Lost Coast Design stamp as my central image. My background is from a paint scraped masterboard I made. Onto a seperate piece of the same masterboard  I stamped her using the Stamping platform to allow me to paint out the flesh parts with Paperartsy blush paint and then stamp the detail back in, I then  cut her out.  I then added stencilling to the back first with the circles in black archival ink and then with white acrylic for the leaves which is a Dylusions stencil. I then out lined the white with a black fine liner pen. Sentiment is from one of Dylusions fabulous quote stamps, stamped onto white card and cut out to add to the card.


There are some fabulous card from my Team mates HERE to offer you loads of inspiration. Also don't forget if you join in with us you could be the winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
Hopefully we will see you over there and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X