Friday, 27 March 2015

Gold & silver At That's Craft Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
and a big special hello to my newest followers its great to have you along to share my crafty journey.
Today see's the start of a new challenge at That's Crafty Challenges and for the coming fortnight we want to see your projects that are
"Silver & Gold"
Now this one has taken me right out of my comfort zone but it's good to do something different for a change and I like a challenge!!!

I made the background using a square acrylic stamping block as a stamp using Aquatints
 in gold and silver to make a chequered effect background. I then added the circles in both silver and gold acrylic paint through a stencil.
I then stamped the Paris postmarks stamp from Tim Holtz "Paris memoir" set with versamark ink  and heat embossed in gold.
To the edges I heat embossed "aged Ivory" embossing enamal and whilst still hot added some "gilded mica", both products from Stampendous.
Some gold trims were machine stitched on with gold thread, I then added some metal flowers which came from an old broken bracelet.
Finally I added my image stamped and heat embossed in gold and lightly coloured with antique linen distress ink. I have used one of the stylish girls from Tim Holtz recently released  "Runway"set
I finished by adding my sentiment from Tim Holtz "Small Talk" Stickers.

We would love you to pop over HERE and come and join in with us all, The Design Team have come up with a variety of fabulous projects to inspire you. 
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. Love this make Amanda and I prefer this stamp set to any of his other new ones. Great piece.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. This is fab,love the different textures and gold and silver never looked so good! Is there anything you can't do?!
    Big blingy hugs
    No.1 Fan

  3. Great design Amanda - love how you have done grungy gold and silver - great combination. Nikki xx

  4. It may be outside of your comfort zone, but it has become beautiful!!
    Have a great weekend! Groetjes Karin

  5. You seem to play great outside of your cz, amanda...gorgeous background and very interesting in total!
    Enjoy your weekend, Alie :-)

  6. Absolutely stunning - well worth stepping outside your comfort zone for! There's so much delicious texture in that background, and I love the words.
    Alison xx

  7. Just gorgeous Amanda and beautifully grungy too. May be outside your comfort zone but I think it sometimes bring out the most creative in us to do that as it has with you.
    Fliss xx

  8. Gorgeous background textures, its a wonderful details piece.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Oooh how fab, all that texture - gorgeous xxx


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