Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Home For That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Just a quick post to let you know that I am over on That's Crafty blog today sharing my latest make.
Here's just a peep at what I've made this week.

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

Have a great week
Amanda X

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

A Life Without Music for That's Crafty

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This is my usual Tuesday heads up post to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty blog with my regular Tuesday make.

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thanks for stopping by and have a great week
Amanda X

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Be Awesome Mini Journal for AALL & Create

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For this weeks guest designer post for AALL & Create I have a mini art journal made using Eileen Hulls notebook die and several fabulous AALL & Create stamp sets.

To start I cut the notebook die from mountboard and began creating my background with a selection of Dylusions paints and a brayer both onto the notebook and a piece of card.

to tone down the colours I lightly brayered over with some white paint.

I then started adding some stamping using stamp sets #211 count on you and #212 Bright side both designed by Aida Domisiewicz.

Then using Part of #210 Background Mash Up designed by Tracy evans, I added lots of stamping using white paint which adds subtle detail and texture all over the background.

I then added further texture by using stencil #21 degined by Autour de Mwa and used heavy gesso for some dimension.
I also made a little of my own washi tape by stamping onto plain tape and tearing up to add to the cover randomly in places.
I then randomly applied black paint around the edges and over some of the stencilled cirlces.

The central flower was stamped onto plain card along with the sentiment, I cut out the flower but tore around the sentiment.
I added some cotton to surround the flower before adding the cut out image to the front, I then stamped the flower onto some of the coloured card and tore out a centre and then added a button.

The inside was covered using the separate piece of card that I had coloured and I added some black card signature inserts.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a creative week
Amanda X

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

I'm Starting to Think............ for That's Crafty

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Just a quick post to let you know as it's Tuesday I am over on That's Crafty blog sharing some art. I have been playing again in my mini art journal, here's just of teaser of this week make.

for a full view and all the details just pop across HERE
thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day
Amanda X

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Seize the Day for AALL & Create

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It's my day to share my latest guest designer post for AALL & Create and this weeks sees me using only one stamp set, the fabulous #206 Hexagonal Stem stamp set designed by Tracy Evans. 
This week for AALL & Create is card making week.

First thing as always for me in to make make background for which I used my gelli plate

and some Dina Wakley paints using the gelli plate to create by background and also the paper that I cleaned my brayer off on.

Then came the stamping, repeat stamping on both pieces along with onto some white card.

Then came a lot of cutting out starting with the background with the full stamped image in (bottom right in the picture).

I then built the image up using cut outs of the individual hexagons in both coloured card and the hexagons on the white card.

I then added coloured pencil to the flower that I had cut from the gel printed image.

you can see here the dimension by adding the hexagons using 3D silicone glue.

Torn strips of striped washi tape finish it off before adding it to a black DL card blank.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Amanda X

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

I Wish My Eyes ...... for That's Crafty

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It's Tuesday, so my day to share some art over  at That's Crafty blog.

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thanks for stopping by and have a great day

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Woodcuts Journal Pages for That's Crafty

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Just a keep post to let you know, as it's Tuesday, that I am over on That's Crafty Blog today sharing some art.

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thanks, as always, for stopping by
Amanda X

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Block Therapy for That's Crafty

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Following a few weeks away from my regular Tuesday posts for That's Crafty blog due to life just getting in the way I'm back with you today sharing some art. This weeks make uses one of my favourite of all the MDF substrates produced by That's Crafty, the Artist Trading Cube.
Here's just a sneaky peek of what you'll find over on the blog today.

Just pop across HERE to see it all and read all the details.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Amanda X

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Life is About Attitude for AALL & Create

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I've had to step away from my crafting the last few weeks due to life just getting in the way but I'm pleased to be back today especially as AALL & Create have released their 2nd stamp collection of 2019 and it's another stunning collection so be sure to check out the entire new releases. For this weeks guest designer post I have used a selection of the newly released stamps to create
 this weeks piece which is an art journal 8" x 8" page.

To create my page I have used #220 Rock & Roll designed by Kaitlin Paltridge (main image) and #210 Background Mash Up by Tracy Evans, #211 Count on you by Aida Domisiewicz and #125 For the Record also by Aida.
Stencils used #26 designed by Carol & Co and #9,#27, & #19 all designed by Autour de Mwa.

To make my page I started with a page in my art journal that I had previously used to clean paint off my brayer on to.

to brighten up the page I added some watercolours over the paint and used a stencil as a stamp by smearing picked raspberry distress oxide all over it and slightly misting it with water before just stamping it down on my page.

Next was to added the life stencilling so I spread some paint onto my page laid the stencil in the paint and removed the paint through the stencil with a damp cloth. I then edged the words with a white gel pen. I then added more stencilling using 4 different stencils, onto my page I then added some stamping using some of the stamps from #211 and black versafine and peacock feathers DO.

I then stamped the girl onto some stamping card, I actually drew in the top of her head, cut out the image and coloured her with my Prismacolour pencils.

To ground her onto the page I stamped part of #210 onto a scrap of distress oxide background and cut out the run of scribbly circles and added then under the image and a couple of the scribbly rounds at the top of my page.

For some contrast I just stamped some of the circles from #125 in black and cut them out and stuck them to my page. 
My sentiment "Life is about Attitude" uses the stencilled Life words and my old dymo gun along with Die cutting out the word attitude in black card. A little bit of torn washi tape finishes off my page. 
I had great fun creating this page and it was a great way to get me back into my crafty flow.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Just Want to Have Fun for AALL & Create

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Today I'm sharing my latest guest designer make for AALL & Create, and for this week the theme is Cards. I have chosen to go a bit more of a cute route than I normally would as I love these little mice designed by Olga Heldwein. I have allowed them to play somewhere new combining them with with Tracy Evans Time Flies stamp. 

and here's how I made it

I started with my background, but as I wanted to cut the hands of the clock out I had to mask the centre of the clock out prior to stamping it along with the words Time Flies in the stamp. This was easily done with some post its and a bit of tape. I then just inked up the clock face and stamped this part again for the clock hands.

I trimmed the background stamp to the size I wanted  then stamped the Mice stamp and cut those out before i continued.

The next stage was to colour the background but I wanted the clock face to remain uncoloured along with some of the circles in the stamp design so I stamped the image again onto some masking film and cut out the sections to be masked and then stuck the over the previously stamped image to mask it off. This is a plastic film so allows you to use water over it.

I sprinkled over Lindy's Stamp Gang powders over and spritzed with water to blend the colours, dried and removed the masking film, I did get a little colour seepage underneath which actually softened the ages a little.

I then coloured the mice using Zig clean colour pens

and then created a new little scene for them to play in to create my card

I added the sentiment from stamp set #8 and mounted onto black card before adding to my cardblank.

Stamp sets Used
#167 Balance designed by Olga Heldwein

#143 A4 stamp designed by Tracy Evans 

And #8

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Amanda X