Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentines Day for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
and Happy Valentines day to you all. I have my own take on a Valentines card for you today over on That's Crafty Blog, don't expect roses though lol.
Here's just a sneak peek

I hope you'll pop over HERE to see my Valentines card
Amanda X

Friday, 10 February 2017

I Heart You for That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone

We start a new challenge fortnight today over at That's Crafty Challenges and our theme for the coming 2 weeks is 
"I Heart You!"
We are looking for anything with hearts!

My heart comes from one of the latest stamps from Andy Skinner from Stampendous. This is the reverse side of a piece using one of That's Crafty large MDF Tag stands I posted several weeks ago, the other side you can see HERE.
I have used Decoart media fluid paints and all stamps and stencils are all designed by Andy Skinner. The details of how I created the background can be found in the earlier post  (link above).
As you can see I haven't gone the romantic route with my inspiration.
We would love to see how you interpret our theme with your heart projects so why not come and play along with us to be in with a chance to be the lucky winner of a £20 gift voucher to spend online at That's Crafty. 
For more inspiration from my talented team mates and to join in just pop over and join us HERE
Hope to see you over there
Amanda X

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Soul Would Have No......... for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
As it's Tuesday just a quick post to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty blog today. I have been playing with one of the new Laurel Burch Stamps from Stampendous. This latest range of stamps from Stampendous are brilliant and allow you to recreate Laurels iconic art.
I hope you'll pop over HERE to check out all the details of my latest make.

Have a fab day
Amanda X

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Oh Buddha Pt. 2

Hi Everyone
Following yesterdays post I had to have another play with the fabulous Buddha stamp from Inkylicious. So here is another make.

I used a background from my stash that I had made using the shaving foam technique and Dylusions sprays. Stamped the image with archival and masked off. Stencilled the background this time using archival ink as the gaps were only thin and didn't want any paint to seep under. Then stencilled the words using one of Tim's stencils and Dylusions paints that matched the colours that I used on the shaving foam. Sentiment is from Altenew.
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Friday, 3 February 2017

Oh Buddha!

Hi Everyone

I have for ages wanted a decent sized Buddha stamp and found one by Inkylicious which is just over 5 inches in size, it arrived today and I had to play!

Background was created using Dylusions sprays using the cling film technique. I then stamped the Buddha and then again onto scrap paper that I then cut out to use as a mask. 
I masked the Buddha off and stamped the text stamp (Stampotique) over the background. Over that, keeping the mask in place, I then stencilled over using black Dylusions paint and a round blending tool. Into some of the circle spaces I stamped the grid circles (Stampendous).
Finished off with a Tim Holtz adhesive chit chat saying.
I would also like to enter this into the current Pink & Orange challenge over at Paperartsy blog HERE
and Craft Stampers 'Take it, Make it' challenge for February - Anything Goes Stamping Challenge HERE
Thanks for popping in and have a fabulous weekend
Amanda X

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Create Art for That's Crafty

Hi everyone
for my regular Tuesday post over at That's Crafty Blog I have an art Journal spread using some of the new That's Crafty word stencils and quote stamps.

To find out all about the new products I've used just pop over HERE
thanks for popping in
Amanda X

Friday, 27 January 2017

Round and Round at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
It's time for a new fortnightly challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge blog and our theme for the next 2 weeks is
"Round & Round" (use circles on your project)

I love using circles and for my piece, as a little bit of inspiration for you, I have used many of the various circular dies designed by Seth Apter for Spellbinders. 
My piece started with a That's Crafty MDF panel (4.5" x 9")
I brayered several colours of Paperartsy Fresco finish paints onto book pages, my book pages are from an old railway timetable so are mostly numbers which I love. I then ripped up the paper and covered the MDF with the pieces. I then added some texture stampings over the top using one of Andy Skinners Industrial backgrounds. I then built up my die cuts. I stamped Seths create word stamp and punched out the letters of the word create using a circle punch. I then glued many watch parts to the centres of a couple of the circles and added a rusty washy with an old watch face on top. Tim's Chit Chat stickers finish it off.

A couple of close ups show the details that I have added to the two main circles.
There is a variety of inspiration for you by my talented team mates Here
So we'd love for you to come along and play along with us this fortnight and your entry could be the randomly chosen entry that wins a £20 voucher to spend on line at That's Crafty.
What are you waiting for? come and play along with us HERE
I would like to enter this into the current challenge over at A Vintage Journey where the current theme is 'Going round in circles'
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon
Amanda X

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

An Afternoons play

Hi Everyone

I have spent a lovely afternoon just playing in my craftroom and decided to have a play with using my not used very often Zig pens. I have stamped this fabulous feather, Paperartsy Eclcctica ETS05 by Tracy Scott, by stamping with different colours of Zig pens. This is made easy using my Misti as I can add a colour and stamp and then add another colour and stamp. The fact that the image is constantly lined up allows you to repeatedly stamp the same stamp till you are happy with the image. 
Then using a water brush I pulled some of the colour out of the stamped lines to colour it in. 
I have further enhanced the colouring with Prismacolour pencils. I then outlined the feather again using coloured pencils. 

A little bit of white pen work and some bling and a Sheena Douglass sentiment and card done.

I would also like to enter this into the current Pink & Orange challenge over on Paperartsy Blog

Hope you've had a lovely day and thanks for calling in
Amanda X

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Hello for That's Crafty

Hi everyone
For my post over at That's Crafty Blog today I have been playing with the new Elenazinski Art stamps from Paperartsy and teamed them up with some Seth Apter die cuts.

To find out all the details you will be whisked over to the blog Here to check them out.
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

I Dare You

Hi Everyone

As it's Tuesday I'm over at That's Crafty Blog with this piece using some of Andy Skinners new stamps

For all the details of what I used and how I made it just pop over to That's Crafty blog HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon
Amanda X

Friday, 13 January 2017

Gold & Silver at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
It's time to start another challenge year over at That's Crafty Challenges and for our first challenge of 2017 we are making an opulent start as our theme for the next fortnight is
you must use both on your chosen project.
Here's my take on theme

Using a That's Crafty 8"x8" MDF panel I covered it with pieces of batik fabric which I glued using matt medium. I then stencilled through several That's Crafty Dinky stencils using Dina Wakley gold and silver acrylic paints. 
I then stamped the elephant. This is a 2 part stamp from Stampendous and includes a foam and a rubber stamp. I first stamped the solid foam stamp of the elephant using funky fushia Dylusions paint and then over the top stamped the detailed rubber stamp using versamark and heat embossed using gold embossing powder. 
I then did a little more stamping an embossing in pink using some asian style stamps from my stash.
My sentiment is one of Tim Holtz Chit Chat sayings.
Finally I added some gold trim, some beads and adhesive stones.

Why not start the year with the chance of winning a £20 online voucher to spend at That's Crafty. All you need to do is join in with us this fortnight, follow the theme, and then you could be our randomly drawn winner, 
You will find all the details HERE and also all the fabulous makes from my team mates giving you loads of inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Groovilicious for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

A bit of a fun card for you this week for my regular Tuesday post over at That's Crafty Blog.

I hope you'll pop over HERE for all the details.
Have a fabulous day
Amanda X