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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Grungy ATCoins for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm sharing with you today, over on That's Crafty Blog, the sample piece I made for the Launch of That's Crafty ATCoins and display stand on Hochanda TV last week, you will still be able to watch both of the shows on Hochanda's catch up service.
Here's just a sneak peek


To see my ATCoin collection and display stand along with checking out the new range of substrates for making your coins, which seem to be being made by everyone at the moment, just pop across HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day
Love
Amanda X


Thursday, 8 November 2018

Game On

Hi Everyone
It's my day to share some art using the fabulous AALL & Create products and for this weeks make I have used just one stamp, #115 Chess Art, designed by the talented stamp designer Bipasha BK.



The border stamp range from AALL & Create are perfect for creating a DL card which I have done here.


For this weeks make I have let the stamp do the talking as the detail that Bipasha includes in her designs is stunning and speaks for itself.

The background was created using yellow and a touch of grey Brusho powder, enhanced with a little 
Hickory Smoke distress ink.
I then stamped over the brusho and then again onto white card


I then die cut the words "Game On" from the plain white card stamped piece and coloured with distress inks Hickory smoke and scattered straw and then lined up the letters so the stamped design totally lined up, for dimension I added the letters with silicone 3D gel. 
TO add a little more interest I added machine stitching and torn pieces of washi tape and finished off with a Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker. I added it all to a black DL card.


For all you AALL & Create products and to find your local stockists visit
https://www.aallandcreate.com/boutique

Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X






Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Bloom and Grow for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I hope today finds you all well.
I'm sharing with you today a sneak peek of my latest arty make over at That's Crafty Blog
Here's just a sneaky peek


To see it all and read all the details just pop over HERE
thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Love
Amanda X

Thursday, 1 November 2018

A Trio of Arty Angels for AALL & Create

Hi Everyone
I'm back with you today as a guest designer for AALL & Create to share some arty tags using some of their fabulous stamps and stencils.

This time I have created a trio of tags using all 3 of the angel stamps designed by Louise Nelson from the latest release of stamps and touches of texture using 2 stencils designed by Autour de Mwa from the previous release.


These were fun tags to make and each one is made in the same way but features it's own angels.




The background for my tags started with a masterboard of brayered paints and then die cut it to make my tags.


Once cut I addded touches of more paint with my fingers. I added a little touch of stencilling through a couple of stencils with texture paste. Each one also has some machine stitching on to add even more texture and interest. All were then edged with black paint again applied roughly using my fingers and some torn washi tapes. 
All the angels were stamped out along with some of the other little stamps that accompany each stamp set, the birds, the hearts etc. Other than adding a little colour to each of their faces I have used torn washi tapes to add colour to their dresses. 
To make your own Angel tags you will need the following AALL & Create products






For all AALL & Create products and to find your nearest stockist 

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











Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Good Vibe Tribe for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm over at That's Crafty blog today with my regular Tuesday post. This week I have a clean and simple card for you using some of the recently released Jane Davenport stamps which are all available from That's Crafty.



For all the details just pop across HERE
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Find Beauty in the Ordinary for AALL & Create

Hi Everyone
I hope this morning finds you well. I'm sharing with you today another make as guest designer for AALL & Create. 


This card uses my favourite technique at the moment, that being creating your background and the stencilling clear gloss gel through the stencil and then blocking out the background. 
My background was created by randomly applying a selection of colours of distress ink blended onto card using a mini blending tool. 


Then take your stencil which for this I have used #39 'Lotza Dots designed by Autour de Mwa, I hold mine in place with a bit of masking tape, and apply the gloss gel through the stencil. I then leave it 24hrs to totally dry out. 


Once dry, I love this next stage, apply black distress ink again using your blending tool all over your piece the gloss gel resists the distress ink and leaves you your bold design. Once the ink is dry just buff up the gloss gel with a soft cloth to remove any distress ink from the gloss gel.


I then chose to cut part of the stamp #113 'Eclectic Silhouette' by Tracy Evans and chose to use the female silhouette as I wanted 5 of them I inked up the selected area and stamped 5 times and cut out.


I then coloured them using Copic markers shading them using the cool greys from light to dark across all 5 silhouettes.


I added a coloured heart to each one using the same distress ink colours and then punching them out. I have also added a little colour to the leg using the same colours but in distress markers. To match the gloss and texture of the background I then covered the heats and the dots with glossy accents. The sentiment I have added also comes from Tracy's stamp set and I cut it out from the bigger stamp.



To find your local stockist of all AALL & Create stamps and stencils 
https://www.aallandcreate.com/boutique
You will also find a fabulous Facebook group here
https://www.facebook.com/aallandcreate/
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Love 
Amanda X

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Feel Free for That'sCrafty

Hi Everyone
As it's Tuesday I'm sure you know what I am going to say, I'm over at That's Crafty Blog today and I have been playing again with the fabulous range of products 'Art by Marlene'.


To find out how I made it just pop across HERE.
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Be Lucky for AALL & Create

Hi Everyone
I am delighted to have been invited to again be a guest designer for AALL & Create this gives me another opportunity to design with the fabulous range of stamps that they produce. For the next few months I will be sharing my art using stamps from their latest release which I have to say is another collection of stunningly designed stamps from the very talented AALL & Create design team.


For my first make as GDT I have been playing with the large A4 stamp 'Checkered Queen' designed by Bipasha BK, how stunning is all the lovely detail on this stamp. 
Stamped onto a gelli print and then detail added in using coloured pencils I have cut into panels and added to a That's Crafty MDF Chunkie which is 9" x 4.5" I love the depth of these as you can see that you can bring your design round to the sides.
I stamped some of the elements of the stamp separately onto some gelli print, the dice and the lucky 7's which I have added glossy accents to, and then added them to the piece. I even visited a couple of charity shops to find a chess set as I wanted to add some chess pieces to the top of the piece, thankfully I found one and I added a touch of pink to the pieces to tone in with the piece.




and the fabulous A4 stamp itself


For all AALL & Create stamps and list of your local stockists
you can also find AALL & Create on Facebook

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





Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Keep it Real for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

Tuesday is my day to post over on That's Crafty Blog and this week I have being playing with the fabulous 'Art by Marlene' range which has recently landed at That's Crafty.



for all the details  just pop over HERE
thanks for stopping by 
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

You Cant Make a Rainbow for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm a little late with this post to just let you know that I am over on That's Crafty blog today, here just a sneak peek of what todays make


for all the details just pop across HERE

Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Hot Wall Art for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I have something a bit different for you this week for my weekly make over on That's Crafty blog





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

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Zombie Apocalypse for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm over on That's Crafty blog today and I have been playing with Tim's 'Zombies' stamp set, I'm getting into the mood for Halloween!


if you're not feeling scared you will find all the details HERE .
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X