Thursday, 27 June 2019

Life is About Attitude for AALL & Create

Hi Everyone
I've had to step away from my crafting the last few weeks due to life just getting in the way but I'm pleased to be back today especially as AALL & Create have released their 2nd stamp collection of 2019 and it's another stunning collection so be sure to check out the entire new releases. For this weeks guest designer post I have used a selection of the newly released stamps to create
 this weeks piece which is an art journal 8" x 8" page.

To create my page I have used #220 Rock & Roll designed by Kaitlin Paltridge (main image) and #210 Background Mash Up by Tracy Evans, #211 Count on you by Aida Domisiewicz and #125 For the Record also by Aida.
Stencils used #26 designed by Carol & Co and #9,#27, & #19 all designed by Autour de Mwa.

To make my page I started with a page in my art journal that I had previously used to clean paint off my brayer on to.

to brighten up the page I added some watercolours over the paint and used a stencil as a stamp by smearing picked raspberry distress oxide all over it and slightly misting it with water before just stamping it down on my page.

Next was to added the life stencilling so I spread some paint onto my page laid the stencil in the paint and removed the paint through the stencil with a damp cloth. I then edged the words with a white gel pen. I then added more stencilling using 4 different stencils, onto my page I then added some stamping using some of the stamps from #211 and black versafine and peacock feathers DO.

I then stamped the girl onto some stamping card, I actually drew in the top of her head, cut out the image and coloured her with my Prismacolour pencils.

To ground her onto the page I stamped part of #210 onto a scrap of distress oxide background and cut out the run of scribbly circles and added then under the image and a couple of the scribbly rounds at the top of my page.

For some contrast I just stamped some of the circles from #125 in black and cut them out and stuck them to my page. 
My sentiment "Life is about Attitude" uses the stencilled Life words and my old dymo gun along with Die cutting out the word attitude in black card. A little bit of torn washi tape finishes off my page. 
I had great fun creating this page and it was a great way to get me back into my crafty flow.

For all AALL & Create stamps and to find your local stockist just pop over HERE 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Just Want to Have Fun for AALL & Create

Hi Everyone
Today I'm sharing my latest guest designer make for AALL & Create, and for this week the theme is Cards. I have chosen to go a bit more of a cute route than I normally would as I love these little mice designed by Olga Heldwein. I have allowed them to play somewhere new combining them with with Tracy Evans Time Flies stamp. 

and here's how I made it

I started with my background, but as I wanted to cut the hands of the clock out I had to mask the centre of the clock out prior to stamping it along with the words Time Flies in the stamp. This was easily done with some post its and a bit of tape. I then just inked up the clock face and stamped this part again for the clock hands.

I trimmed the background stamp to the size I wanted  then stamped the Mice stamp and cut those out before i continued.

The next stage was to colour the background but I wanted the clock face to remain uncoloured along with some of the circles in the stamp design so I stamped the image again onto some masking film and cut out the sections to be masked and then stuck the over the previously stamped image to mask it off. This is a plastic film so allows you to use water over it.

I sprinkled over Lindy's Stamp Gang powders over and spritzed with water to blend the colours, dried and removed the masking film, I did get a little colour seepage underneath which actually softened the ages a little.

I then coloured the mice using Zig clean colour pens

and then created a new little scene for them to play in to create my card

I added the sentiment from stamp set #8 and mounted onto black card before adding to my cardblank.

Stamp sets Used
#167 Balance designed by Olga Heldwein

#143 A4 stamp designed by Tracy Evans 

And #8

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Amanda X

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Be Cool for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
As it's Tuesday this is my usual post to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty blog today sharing some art. 

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