Saturday, 21 December 2013


Humbug!! That's not me by the way, it refers to my final make before Santa arrives. I have just finished making my last card for 2013 and thankfully I only make a special few for family and close friends. My final make just had to be with Stampotique stamps and I am also entering this into Stampotique Designers Challenge week 3 of anything goes.
The Christmas character I have used is "Oh Joy" some sarcasm there when you read the quote from Scrooge which I have cut from "Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
Background has been made with acrylic paints, stencil, Kaisercraft background stamps, washi tape and a bit of festive bling. Tree baubles are also Stampotique, coloured and covered in glossy accents to make them look shiny, the strings they hang on have been hand drawn.

Thanks for stopping by and can I take this opportunity to thank you all for your lovely comments throughout 2013 and wish you all a very very merry Christmas.
Amanda X

Friday, 20 December 2013

May Peace be your gift at Christmas

Hi Everyone, I hope that you are ready for Christmas, needless to say I'm not, but for me every Christmas is the same and I seem to get there in the end, hopefully. The Christmas lead up does impact somewhat on my crafty time so for this weeks Challenge at Crafts4eternity I have made quite a quick Christmas card for our theme this week which is an "anything goes" week. So if you have time to play you can show us anything you like. One randomly chosen winner will win their choice of 3 Digi stamps from Crafts4Eternity.
I have used an already prepared gelli print and stamped my main image from The Lynne Perrella Collection LPC018 from Paperartsy.
 The trees have been die cut from packing tape that I used to clean my gelli plate with and then stuck to black card.
Sentiment is from Kaisercraft Christmas Quotes set.
The background trees and music script are from Tim Holtz stamp sets.
I have added a little bling in the stars above her head.
So if you can find a little time come along and show us what you are up to.
Amanda X

Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas Chaos at C4E

Hi and I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well, thankfully our challenge, this week at crafts4eternity is another Christmas themed challenge
"Christmas Chaos"
We would like to see anything with a Christmas theme, so I got the chance to add another card to my pile, be it a small pile.
My background has been made using my gelli plate with the snowflakes being made by pressing in Tim Holtz snowflake embossing folder which has given a very subtle snowflake impression.
You might see it better here
the rest of the card is made up of several die cuts. I started by cutting into the card with Tims on the edge snowflakes which required a bit of precision cutting
other dies include Sizzix let it Snow sentiment
Spellbinders 2011 snowflake pendant
Alterations mini snowflake rosette strip die.
All have had a rough painting of Patina blue and some rock candy distress glitter.
A piece of blue burlap and a bit of bling in the centre finish this card off.
As we are all in the throws of our festive makings why not show us what you have made and join in with us for this weeks challenge.
I would also like to enter this card into this weeks challenge at
Make My Monday - Frosty Theme
thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Anything Goes at Stampotique

For the month of December at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog
 it is week 2 of an "anything goes" month.
I have made a card using my newly acquired stamps "Snowy Fran" and "Bow Heart"
Background is a very subtle gelli print where I pushed Tim Holtz alterations snowflake into the paint prior to lifting a print, if you look closely you can see the snowflake impressions that this left.
The hearts are from Dylusions stamp set "Inbetweenies. I have coloured the hearts with festive berries Distress Marker, I haven't really got to grips with these but they are brilliant at colouring over acrylic paint so that'll do for me!!
Some of the hearts have had Rock Candy distress crackle put on them and some rock candy distress glitter, you can just about see it in this photo, or then again perhaps not.

For the sentiment "Snow in love with you!" I have just cut the words from an old book which just happens to be A Christmas Carol, not that you could tell, but it did allow me to find the Merry Christmas phrase, and then doodled around..
My main image has been stamped and cut from the same book paper
and she sits upon a piece of corrugated card that I have painted with blue patina which makes it look very icy, I have sewn this on for a little icy texture. The bow heart which hangs from her has had glossy accents applied and a dusting of rock candy distress glitter.
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let it Snow
Make My Monday - A Frosty Theme
Thanks for visiting and see you soon
Amanda X

Friday, 6 December 2013

Taking a break from Christmas

Well I have had a lovely few days off and I have just chilled out in my craftroom, the time has also allowed me to sort my craft room out and I have done a bit of reorganising of things, why does that always take so long? I did have an afternoon with my gelli plate and I have used one of my prints to make this weeks DT piece for our new challenge starting today over at Crafts4eternity. Our theme for this week is a sketch (this can be seen at the end of this post) and this is my interpretation of that.
It was recently my birthday and with some of the money that I got I bought some of Lynne Perrella Paperartsy stamps, this image is from LPC006.
I stamped the image straight onto the gelli print and then mat and layered to match the sketch. I coloured in her cheeks with distress markers and added a little glaze to make them stand out.

  I have added some stamping using Tim Holtz text from Classics#4 in archival monarch orange , some washi tape and a dymo gun strip sentiment finish this piece.
Here is our sketch for this week if you decide to come and join in with us
I would also like to enter this card into this weeks challenge at
Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the theme is make your own background
thanks for popping by and please feel free to leave a comment 
Amanda X

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

You're A Star!!

A very special friend of mine has only recently found out that she is suffering from M.S.
 I unfortunately can't change that, but I can let her know how special she is by making her a little something, so this little Christmas make is for her, and it is because she is a "Star".

I have used an 8 x 8 box frame which I have distressed using acrylic paint and paperartsy crackle glaze. I have backed the piece with burlap which also has some gathered twigs distress on it. The stars are made from my newly acquired Tim Holtz 3D star die, what a nightmare but I think I have it sussed now!!! This 3D die gives you great dimension within your project.
Both stars were cut from the die using silver mirri card, then embossed with a cuttlebug Xmas numbers folder. I then painted over the lot with vintage photo and gathered twigs distress paint, wiping most of it away for the distressed look. The final step was to randomly add vintage photo distress embossing powder, trying to make them look quite rusty.

I added some rusty wire to the smaller one to represent 
it leaving a starry trail.
To the main star I added a Tim Holtz mini snowflake rosette cut from old Christmas carol sheet music.

Final touches were some little wooden stars which have been lightly coloured with gathered twigs distress ink and a little bit of bling, it's not Christmas without bling, and one of Tims Chrsitmas wordbands "Believe in the majic of Christmas" which has also had the paint and distress embossing powder treatment.
My final touch is the staple gunned kisses.

I can't believe how long it took me to make this but I can put most of the time down to mastering the die, eventually remembering I had a crease pad and the staple gunning, 2 hours to find that!!!!
She is coming over Saturday so I can hand my gift over then.
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Try it on a Tuesday - A handmade gift or tag
Thanks for visiting I've loved having you here
Amanda X

Monday, 2 December 2013

Another non traditional Christmas

As I sit writing this post this Monday morning I am relaxing in the thought that I am off work until next Monday, and I am going to spend my time of wisely... Crafting!! Anyway to start this week off I thought I would post a card I made last week. I made a couple of cards as potential candidates as my DT piece for this weeks challenge at I didn't use this one in the end, you can click the link to see what I did post and even join in with us.

I seem to be in a "using up what I have" mode at the moment  as I found this piece of kraft card that I had stamped with distress paint using Indigoblu Bubbles stamps in my bit box. I then sprayed it with perfect pearls pearl spray to make it icy and sparkle. I then punched out the snowflakes which were scraps of gelli prints on packing tape which I had stuck to white paper.
I then simply added some pearls to the snowflakes and a Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker.
Ok off to tidy up my messy craftroom only to make another mess, I don't know about you but I always have to tidy up before I make something new.
see you soon and thanks for visiting
Amanda X

Friday, 29 November 2013

Having a Gelli Christmas

Friday is the start of a new challenge week over at Crafts4eternity and our theme for the week is
A Non Traditional Christmas 
we would like to see any Christmas project (doesn't have to be a card) with a non traditional theme, so a chance to use different colours, themes etc a little bit away from the norm.
For my design piece I have kept it quite simple and just used one of my stashed gelli prints that I did a while back.

Whilst I have used a sizzix Christmas tree die I think the design of the gelli print is very non traditional. 
I have torn some of the paper to create snow on the hills that the trees are growing on. A simple sentiment of "Wish" from Tim Holtz seasonal chit chat stickers and some punched stars complete the card.
The card has a lot of dimension as I layered everything using pinflair glue.
So why not pop over, break with tradition, and join in this week with us.
One randomly chosen winner will win a $6 gift certificate from Floppy Latte Designs.

Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Christmas Waves a Magic Wand

This weeks challenge over at Stampotique Designers challenge is "Early Christmas". 
The hostess this week is Nellie who like many of us, yes that includes me, leaves the making of Christmas cards far too late and December just becomes a mad dash of a paper and glitter fest.
I have used "Angel" by Stampotique. This is one of the first stampotique stamps that I bought and I haven't really used her, so I decided it was time to bring her to life.
Background has been created on linen cardstock with dylusions sprays.
Stamps used
Stampotique "Angel"
Kaisercraft "Magic of Christmas"
Crafty Individuals Santa's Sleigh
Card has been sprayed with perfect pearls mists forever blue & pewter (I can't capture the sparkle in the photo)
Card has been edged and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer thick embossing crystals -  Silver Shine
I have also embossed using a credit card to add some texture and ground Angel. Individual grains have been embossed in the top half of the card to represent the stars (again photo doesn't pick this up, dam these dark evenings)
All has then been mat and layered several times and mounted onto an 8x8 card blank.
thanks for visiting my blog and please feel free to leave your comments, we all love reading what others think and I can pop over and visit you if I know you have been.
Amanda X

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Winter Wonderland (of scraps)

Well I have been doing a lot of rummaging and sorting in my craft room, I was trying to find all my Christmas bits within many boxes and drawers, infact I discovered many things that I didn't realise that I had I suppose that's because they only come out once a year. I found a box of scraps that I had left over from several Christmas's so I thought I would try and put them to some use in my attempt to become more organised than previous Christmas's. This was all prompted by visiting my local craft shop "The Stampers Gallery" in Tarlton where I purchased a bag of natural linen type fabric Christmas tree's for £1.75 for 8.
I have again gone for a very natural look, following the colours of my last post, but this time to add that wintery feel I have included a little blue to just add that touch of cold and frostyness.
Other than my purchase of these super little trees everything else is just made up of scraps of papers,ribbons,burlap etc that I have had left over. I wanted this to have a great feeling of texture so have used a variety of items and have added machine stitching to add even more texture.

and here these little trees that inspired this piece

I started with a piece of Kraft card which I roughly painted with gesso. I then just started building up the piece with my scraps just creating my pattern, the hardest thing is to stop. Colours used are all distress paints  in picket fence,antique linen and stormy sky. The little trees came with the buttons on but I added picket fence paint and picket fence stickles to give them that wintery feel.
Finally I have added chit chat stickers to title my card.
I would like to enter this into this weeks challenge at Make My Monday where the theme is Contemporary Christmas.
thanks for visiting 
Amanda X

Friday, 22 November 2013

Get out your Bling!!

and today is the start of another weekly challenge at Crafts4eternity, unfortunately I didn't make it for last weeks challenge but I am back this week for our theme this week which is
So as I said in my title, Get out your bling and pop along and join in, you can make anything you like as long as it fits in with our theme. 
I stayed a bit safe, and at this time of the year, a bit predictable as I went with a Christmas theme but at least that's one card made.............
My only issue was getting my sparkle to sparkle in the photo and that unfortunately was impossible, so I have added a couple of close ups that hopefully give you a better idea..

I love snow and in particular snowflakes 

Main image is Tim Holtz Blueprint snowflake heat embossed in white with rock candy glitter added, wooden snowflake painted with picket fence distress paint covered in rock candy glitter, silver snowflake charm painted with P.F. D.I. and then finally a Papermania shimmer dot.
Every stamped snowflake has a shimmer dot in the centre, even the tiny ones which hopefully you can see here, I told you there was bling. The background paper which is from lily of the valley Krafty Christmas pad was sprayed with Goosebumps clear texture spray, which you can justabout see,prior to me toning the kraft paper down with picket fence distress stain.
The addition of hessian and cheese cloth add more texture and hopefully add to the natural look and feel of this card.
The card has then been edged with picket fence distress paint and finally the sentiment is a Tim Holtz Christmas word band tied on with natural twine with a dash of picket fence paint.
So come on over and join us and if nothing else if only to display better photography skills than me. 
You could be our randomly chosen winner, who this week will win their choice of 3 digi images from the Crafts4eternity collection.

I would also like to enter this into the current challenge over at
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Shabby Chic Christmas
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment it's lovely to know who's visiting and I can pop along and visit you.
Amanda X

Thursday, 14 November 2013

David Bowie Tribute....

Hi blog friends hope you are all having a great week so far. 
Another weekly challenge over at Stampotique Designers challenge and this week is a
 One Layer Challenge and trust me that is a challenge for me.
This weeks challenge has been set for us by the fabulous Samantha Read and Sam says;

"Hi Stampotiquers! I'm so excited to be your host this week and I'm inviting you to make a creation using just one layer. It doesn't necessarily have to be clean and simple, that's the challenge! I love lots and lots of layers but to achieve a sense of depth to a creation using no embellishments etc can really get you scratching your head and rubbing your chin! 
Most importantly have fun ;)"

For my make this week, if I can't use layers, I will use texture!! and as you will see from the sentiment this card is a tribute to the fantastic David Bowie and "Major Tom" Lyrics.
All this has been created onto an 8" x 8" kraft card
Stampotique stamps "3 in a round" & "Two Stars"
Tim Holtz worn alphabet
Prismacolour pencils white and spring green
Modelling Paste Winsor & Newton
Dylusions spray black marble
Perfect pearls - Pearl
Pan Pastels Phthalo Blue and Burnt sienna tint.
thanks for popping by, your visit means a lot to me.
Amanda X

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Let Chaos Prevail!!

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a lovely sunday, following last weeks traumatic weeks a calmness now has entered my life and I have had a lovely relaxing day doing just what I want and of course that includes a little craftyness. I have made an entry into this weeks challenge over at
stampotique designer challenge and the theme for this week is "Using Gesso".
I found a piece of watercolour card that I had previously been playing around with Dylusions spray on in my bit box that I decided to use. I smeared gesso over it in places and created texture in it with bottle tops,credit cards etc (picture doesn't show that to clearly). I then sprayed more dylusions ink onto my craft mat and picked it up with my gesso coloured paper and then just let them run. I stamped the leaves, dylusions stamp, with black gesso and then did some more gesso smearing, I love how the gesso picks up the colour of the dylusions spray. I added some machine stitching around the edges which caught the smeared gesso in it. I then stamped "Hunk" onto dictionary paper ensuring the word Chaos appeared in his head.
Sentiment has been created using Tim Holtz label letters and worn text alphabet stamps to create the word Chaos.
Thanks for stopping by to visit me I really appreciate it and welcome your comments.
See you soon
Amanda X

Friday, 8 November 2013

She is Art!!

Hi, I am not even going to begin to tell you about my week but it's been the week from hell, it's been one of those when you just don't think things can get any worse, they do!!!! But I am going to just move along because today, Friday, is the start of another weekly challenge over at Crafts4eternity and our challenge for the coming week is......
Anything but a Card
This weeks prize is donated by Crafts 4 Eternity
One randomly selected winner will receive a choice of 3 digital stamps from the C4E collection.
With time being extremely in short supply this week I have made a quick canvas. Main canvas is 30cm by 10cm which I have painted with picked raspberry distress paint and then using stampotique Journey collage stamp I have stamped the text repeatedly using salty ocean,mowed lawn & mustard seed distress paint. I have then painted 3 smaller canvases and mounted on them 3 stamped images in matching distress ink Tim Holtz Mona Lisa. To finish I have added the text "She is Art" using chit chat stickers.
I am not totally happy with my end result but considering my week I am at least happy that I managed to even complete a DT piece. If nothing else, it's not a card lol.

So why not pop along and join in with us this week we would love for you to play along.
See you soon and with luck in a less stressed state!!
I would also like to enter this into the current challenge at
Tuesday Taggers the theme is 'Colour Explosion'
Amanda X

Friday, 1 November 2013

One Good Friend

A big hello to all my blog friends old and new. It's Friday, so that means a new weekly challenge over at Crafts4eternity.and for this week we have a SKETCH challenge. I didn't think I would get my DT post done this week as I am full of a shocking cold and feeling very sorry for myself indeed, but as they say "the show must go on".
This is my piece for this week

and this is the sketch I based it on

This originally started out as just a tag but I decided to make it into a card.
Items used
Teesha Moore Zettology stamps stamped onto dictionary paper, the hats were stamped onto plain paper, cut out and paper pierced over.
Tim Holtz Stars layering stencils using texture paste.
Distress stains Wild honey, Marigold & Fired brick
Background was created by splodging distress stains onto an acrylic block and then stamping with it.
Tim Holtz psychedelic grunge stamps
Kaisercraft texture stamps Arty & chevrons
sentiment Inkadinkado "Tell it how it is" set
Archival ink pads Vermillion & Monarch Orange
Tim Holtz tissue tape

why not pop over and join in with us this week, one randomly chosen entry will win 
3 Digi images of their choice from our sponsor this week
Stamping All Day.

Right where is that Honey and Lemon???
Amanda X

Friday, 25 October 2013


Hi everyone
Today, is the start of this weeks challenge over at Crafts4eternity
and is in keeping with this time of the year,  we want to see your spooky,scary HALLOWEEN makes, absolutely anything goes as long as it fits with our theme. One randomly
chosen winner will win their choice of 3 Digi Stamps from our sponsor for this challenge "Crafty Sentiments Designs"

I have made a wall hanging (this post is picture heavy)
I have altered this wall hanging which was originally very sweet looking and read "home is where the heart is" not much love in it now lol!!
the background has been created using black gesso, red acrylic paint, Tim Holtz layering stencils dot fade and Eye chart stenciled through with pumice stone distress paint which I then toned down with a thin coat of black gesso.
Using the script from Tim Holtz Apothecary set I embossed the text with platinum WOW embossing powder as I also did with the Happy Halloween.
The blood pouring down the background is Designs by Ryn Trickling Water stamp.
The Main Skull is from Tims Apothecary as well.
I have been playing with craft metal, I saw this technique somewhere and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it and I think it works well on this. 
 Using craft metal allows you to bend it to add more movement and dimension. The other stamp is skull with wings and I don't know who makes it.

How I did the skulls

First stamp onto the metal using versamark or any other embossing ink and sprinkle with ultra thick clear embossing powder, you will loose a little of the detail but you get a deeper emboss.

when cooled cover with thick acrylic paint pushing it into all the gaps, remove some of it leaving it in the gaps and leave it to try slightly

Before it is totally dry buff off the paint to leave it only in the gaps which makes it look distressed, the clear embossing powder shows the silver through it.

Thanks for sticking with me to this point
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:-
My 2nd entry into this months challenge at country view challenges theme 'Something Spooky'
Try It on a Tuesday  theme Halloween
Make my Monday theme Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme Something Spooky

If I don't manage to post before the "Night" have a wonderfully spooky Halloween.
Amanda X

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Behind Closed Doors?

Hi Everyone
Just a quick post to join in with this weeks challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge
The theme this week has been set by the very talented France and she has challenged us to use fabric or lace on our projects.
I have used fabric, a sequined net, that I have hand stitched (badly) into a little tutu for the wonderful character that is Fofe i have only just bought him and I am sure that he wont be pleased with what I have done to him!! You just never know what people get up to behind closed doors!!
The background was a previously made gelli print that I have added further stamping to in both paint and ink. The cassette player (showing my age) is from Creative expressions and my text a mixture of Tims alphabet and indigoblu stamp.
Thanks for visiting my little creative outbursts.
Amanda X

Friday, 18 October 2013

I see dead people..................

and welcome to my second post of the day. Thankfully I am on a day off from work and have been having a long overdue play in my craftroom infact I didn't even get dressed until 1pm, getting all inky and covered in paint whilst in your dressing gown has to be a pastime up there along side eating chocolate!!!
Having a day getting crafty has allowed me to at last get into the Halloween spirit with this make.

Using the fabulous Stampotique stamps "Friend" and "Heads" stamped onto lightly painted dictionary paper with Distress paints spiced marmalade and pumice stone. I have added a little shadow to the heads with charcoal pencil blending it with a little more pumice stone paint.

My background has been created on water colour paper again with distress paints and some purple emulsion tester paint. I have just smeared it on with a cloth. I have then stamped the script stamp from TH Apothecary set using distress paints spiced marmalade and dusty concord. The gravestone is from Tim's mini blueprint set and the final stamp used for the skyline is from Inkadinkado Happy Haunting.
I am entering this card into this weeks Stampotique designers challenge where the theme is 'Halloween'.
I am also entering this into
Country View Crafts October Challenge where the theme is 'Something Spooky'
a Sprinkle of Imagination first ever challenge which is a colour challenge.
Thanks for stopping by for a look I really appreciate your visit
Amanda X

Quick Make DT Piece

Hi and I hope friday finds you all well. This weeks challenge over at 
is to include leaves on your project. My DT piece for this challenge is an unusual quick make for me, once again my time has been limited this week due to current work demands Grrrrrrr.

  I have coloured 3 piecesof manilla cardstock with the following Distress inks Shabby shutters,
Wild Honey and Tea Dye then stamped Tim holtz mini blue print stamps with the same colour (apart from shabby shutters as you couldn't see it so stamped with peeled paint even though on the photo it looks black?). Then matted onto brown cardstock with a couple of chit chat words from Tim's seasonal chit chat pad. Finally I stamped with wild honey another leaf and cut it out to add a little additional interest.
What a quick card for me!!!!
Michelle from Crafts4eternity is our sponsor this week and she is offering one randomly chosen winner their choice of 3digi stamps from her online store.
So why not pop over and join in with us?
Amanda X

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Ahhhh that sunday feeling......

Hi my lovely blogging friends I hope that you are all having a lovely Sunday doing whatever you are doing. I have to say that I am doing a lot of nothing, I'm taking today to do a little battery recharging after what has been an incredibly busy week for me at work. No battery recharge would be complete without a little crafty time and I have been playing with some previously made gelli prints, I am trying to complete some of the half finished projects that are strategically dotted around my craftroom waiting for some final inspiration to finish them off needless to say inspiration isn't that forthcoming today........ so this might be the only thing I finish!!

The background was created using my gelli plate using
Crafters workshop Cubist stencil & Dylusions Flossie stencil
I just wanted a simple colour scheme so have used Daler Rowney Fluorescent pink and black acrylic paint. I then outlined Flossie with a black sharpie pen.
I stenciled the star using Sweet Poppy Glossy white paste through Tim Holtz Stars layering stencil
the sentiment is from another one of the Kaisercraft sets this time from "Way of Life Set" which I have stamped 3 times with versamark and embossed with Black matt wow embossing powder as I really wanted it to stand out. Numbers are Tims remnant rubs and for a final touch some of Tims mirrored stars (photo doesn't do these justice) 
All has then been mat and layered onto black and pink card.
 I am entering this card into the current challenge over at 
Where the current challenge is to use a mask or stencil and include some stamping, my stamping is my triple stamped sentiment.
Thanks for popping by and see you soon
Amanda X

Sunday, 6 October 2013

R.I.P. Humpty Dumpty

Following on from my ATC entry into this weeks challenge at stampotique designers challenge I had so much fun making my entry which you can see Here I decided to make another keeping the nursery rhyme theme, I can't enter this into the challenge as you can only post 1 entry so this one is just for fun, and they are fun to make.
Using the same union jack background stamped using the same technique as the first one. I added the wall that humpty sat on........ stamp by Deep Red Rubber.
characters are from Stampotique "Line Up" with one missing. 
Text has been computer generated with the wall graffiti stamped with mini alphabet stamp set.
Cheerio stamp is from Artistic Outpost.
This is a quick post before I go off to work this lovely sunny sunday :-(
Have a great Sunday
Amanda X

Friday, 4 October 2013

Friday means Crafts4eternity Challenge

Today, as always on a Friday at this time, starts another weekly challenge over at Crafts4eternity and this weeks theme is a CINNAMON colour challenge (swatch can be found at the end of this post). Our challenge is to create a new piece of work containing a minimum of 2 of the 5 colours.

I started with a piece of watercolour card and lightly coloured the background with a wash of several Peboe watercolours that matched this weeks theme. 
I then lightly stamped one of my all time favourite stamps, the woman's face by Viva Las Vegastamps with archival potting soil taking some of the ink off first by stamping onto scrap paper to get a light impression in the background, photograph doesn't really pick this up well.
Using the same technique I randomly stamped parts of the text from 7Gypsies life stamp.

 I then inked up the stamp again and stamped it directly onto my work and highlighted the whites of her eyes.

The sentiment is another of Kaisercrafts fab new range (I need more of these).
I then randomly stamped the circles with archival monarch orange again stamping firstly onto scrap for a lighter look.
To finish, mat and layered several times again matching colours to our theme.

Here is our colour swatch, come and show us how you decide to use these colours.
One randomly chosen winner will have the chance to choose 3 digi stamps from the Crafts4eternity online shop.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you come and join in with us this week.
see you soon
Amanda X