Friday, 4 March 2016

Stencils & Masks at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi everyone
It's the start of another new challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and also the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend in That's Crafty online store. All you have to do to be in with a chance to win the voucher is enter into our challenge. Our theme for the next fortnight is
As it's now spring (don't think the weather knows it's Spring) I have made a colourful, floral piece which is my little piece of Spring.

Apologies it's not the best of Photo's.
I started by using the largest MDF heart from the That's Crafty MDF range and covered it in a rough smearing of texture paste and crackle paste, you can just about see the crackles if you look hard enough!!. Onto that I applied a selection of distress crayons from the brights set smearing them with my fingers that I dampened from a baby wipe. I laid over Tim Holtz squares stencil and then removed some of the distress crayons with a baby wipe which left a nice grid effect.
I then stenciled onto the heart texture paste through the Stencil Girl Deconstructed Lily stencil. I had to let one flower dry before adding the other. I have then painted the flowers with Dina Wakley paints. The centre of the flowers have been made using Finnabair decorative stones that I just added to some gel medium and piled into the centre of the flowers. When they were dry I again painted with Dina's Paints. The fine black bits on the centre is lava gel a clear gel medium with the black bits in. The sentiment from my stash was heat embossed on. On reflection I am not sure that I should have done it in black?
We'd all love it if you joined in with us this fortnight, and you'll find all the details and some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and hopefully see you playing along
Amanda X


  1. Love it,beautifully made as always by my favourite mixed media artiste ;) hugs

  2. Looks fabulous Amanda, love the colours hugs Debsxx

  3. I think I lost my comment -- Your make is so pretty and I know I said that I believe that YOU are the treasure!!
    Sandy xx

  4. This is a beautiful hanging, makes me feel Spring may be coming when looking at the heart.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Love this Amanda, those flowers are so lovely.
    Fliss xx

  6. Wow gorgeous design, love the colours as well. I've been quite busy and behind in blog land :) Take care, Shirleyxx

  7. Ity is so stunning! Love the sunny feel and all the texture!

  8. Oh brilliant! Love the vivid colours of the flowers, and those clever centres made with the art stones. Fab reverse stencilling in the background too - scrumptious!
    Alison x


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