I sadly don't get much time at the moment to play along with the Stampotique Challenge but as the current challenge is Halloween I just had to find time to play along.
For my piece I have made a 2 sided piece using one of That's Crafty's decorative MDF shaped uprights.
this side is "But I just love a man with good bone structure"
this side is "Beware the purple mist of the 31st"
To decorate the uprights there is plenty of decoart sand texture and texture paste, Tim Holtz die cuts and some halloween items I picked up from Asda. All was given the black gesso, decoart fluid dioxazine purple and gilding wax treatment. To make my purple mist I made a tube out of acetate and soaked some wide bandage in Prima Art sculpture medium. I left that over night to dry, I then removed from the acetate and it was nice and stiff and sprayed it with Ranger Adirondack purple spray then slid it over my upright.
Stamps used are Dwindled, Miguel has a gift, Ghostie, Lovely are the sound & Halloween cube 1 which have all been coloured using Prisma coloured pencils.
Today I'd like to share a piece I made for That's Crafty's show on Hochanda TV last friday. That's Crafty have just launched a range of acrylic stacked clocks in a variety of shapes.
This, as you can see, is the house shaped one.
For all the details on how I made it and how I layered up the acrylic layers (3 in total) you can find all the details on That's Crafty Blog HERE.
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I am delighted to share with you that I am featured in the debut edition of a fabulous new digital magazine "Mixed Up" This is the brain child of Katy Leitch who's name you might recognise as the previous editor of Craft Stamper magazine. Katy has gathered together some of the best mixed media artists for her first edition and I am flattered to be included. You will find the Magazine details HERE and on Facebook HERE
Here's my page
My piece is part of a feature using That's Crafty Acrylic stacks that you can buy HERE
To buy or subscribe to MixedUp Magazine you will find all the details you need HERE
Today, for my regular That's Crafty weekly post, I have a make that featured in last months Craft stamper magazine as part of a 'Hearts' feature that the That's Crafty design team all featured in. This was the piece I made.
I have used an assortment of glitters and gems to add sparkle and texture to the flowers which are a Carabelle studio stamp 'Pavots Rigolos', the character is from the set 'Zinouk des petites notes' My background is a piece I've used to clean off paint from my brayer onto. I have die cut the word bloom and added some glittery sparkle to each individual letter.
It's really difficult to capture the sparkle on a photo but hopefully this close up shows it a little better.
We would love it if you played along with us this fortnight and there is loads more sparkly inspiration from my team mates HERE
As always with our challenge, one randomly chosen entry will win a £20 online voucher to spend at That's Crafty.
So what are you waiting for? get your sparkle on!!!
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For our new challenge theme over at That's Crafty Challenges it's all gone a bit festive as our theme for the next two weeks is
CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER
As you can see I have gone with a non traditional styled card and I have been playing with some of Seth Apter's fabulous products to create it. There is a lot of sparkle and foils on it but try as I might I just cant get the camera to pick it up.
The background was a piece that I had used to clean paint off my brayer, to it I then added some gilding flakes that I embedded onto the surface with gel medium. I then ran it through Seths embossing folder - Grid Iron. Next I roughly applied some tacky glue over sections of it and rubbed on foils in bright pink and gold, sadly on the photo these don't show up to well. I randomly stamped some Christmas words.
With some of the left over card I die cut Seth's Robo Star die and painted over then all with spectrum noir crystal clear sparkle pen. I cut it all again in black card that I had flicked gold paint onto to add some outline definition once added to the background. I tied on, with black cotton, the smaller of the star so it swings from the larger star. I twisted some thin wire around the bottom and added some sequin stars. A Tim Holtz's Christmas chit chat sticker finishes it off.
Hopefully this close up shows the foils and sparkle a little, and it is only a little, better.
Now we would love to see your Christmas in September makes and if you choose to play along with us you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
You will find some fabulous Christmas inspiration from my team mates and all the details HERE
Well we have an exciting week ahead on That's Crafty Blog as that's Crafty have launched a brand new range of own brand stamps today, and as if that wasn't exciting enough they have all been drawn and designed by my team mate and very special crafty friend Donna Gray. How cool is that?
All week the That's Crafty design team will be showcasing what they have made using a selection of these stamps.
I have made a couple of cards where I have combined some of Donna's new stamps with some stamps from my stash.