Friday, 1 April 2016

All things bright & Beautiful at That's Crafty Challenge blog

Hi everyone
Time for another challenge fortnight at That's Crafty challenge blog and our theme for the next 2 weeks is
"All Things Bright & Beautiful" 
and you are free to interpret our theme however you want, here's how I interpreted it

Our theme made me think of bright colours and flowers.
I have made an 8" x 8" panel. 
Starting with a gelli print from my stash I first stamped Carabelle Studio - Balloon Flowers with magenta archival ink. I then painted around the stamped image with acrylic paints painting out the background gelli print. This leaves the original print just in the centre of the flowers.
I added some stencilling to the left. I then drew around the balloon flowers with a Dylusions black paint pen. I stamped the leaves, another Carabelle studio stamp - Leafs, on the remains of the gelli print, highlighted with a white Dylusions paint pen and added to the stalks. 

Colour sentiment is from Paperartsy stamp set EEG17.
I finished with some machine stitching and washi tape.
This was then mounted onto a That's Crafty  8" x 8" grey/white board panel which I edged with black and white washi tape.
That's my take on this fortnights theme and we'd love to see how you bring our theme to life. Entering our challenge HERE gives you the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend online at the fabulous That's Crafty store.
I am also entering this into this months Craft Stamper Challenge where the theme for April is Spring Flowers
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon
Amanda X


  1. Simply wonderful, love the bright colours :D x

  2. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Take care, Shirleyxx

  3. Well it certainly is bright and beautiful that's for sure ;)
    No.1 fan hugs

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Amanda, so bright and love those quirky flowers.
    Fliss xx

  5. A fantastic modern style card Amanda, love those quirky flowers.
    Yvonne xx

  6. Ooh I love this Amanda! Fantastic technique with the gelli print, beautiful piece of art! Xxx

  7. Beautiful creation, great flowers!
    Groetjes Karin x

  8. Love the bright spring colours and quirky balloon flowers - those detailed leaves are fabulous.
    Alison x

  9. Gorgeous!Love the Gelli prints, and the whimsical flowers, the colours look fantastic!

  10. I do love this - so bright and cheerful!
    With the holidays and grand children I have gotten rather behind in my blog snooping!!
    sandy xx

  11. Love the bright colours and those quirky flowers. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  12. Beautiful! I love the flowers and the colors on this one!

  13. Love this, and the sentiment. Thank you for joining in at Craft Stamper. xx


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