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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Watch the Stars for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
As it's Tuesday this post is just to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty Blog 
I have been playing with Seth Apter dies in this weeks make,
here's just a sneak peek


I hope you'll pop over HERE to see it all
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 13 October 2017

Get Your Spook On! for That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
Friday 13th! what a fabulous day to start a new Spooky Challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog. So if you fancy 'getting your spook on' why not come along and join in with us and share your spooky make.
Before I show you my DT inspiration piece I need to issue a WARNING!!!! 
The piece I am about to share with you features DECAPITATION, you have been warned!!!


Still with me? You don't easily scare then?
I used Sheena's stamping card and cut a circle out from the centre, both pieces have then been coloured using distress oxides, I love the black soot oxide. Once I had coloured the moon I just put the circle back in. 
I then stamped out my 3 gentlemen, Carabelle Studio and Tim Holtz stamps, and then I............
chopped off their heads and transplanted 3 of Tim Holtz pumpkin stamps. All has been coloured with copics and coloured pencils.


The Pumpkin Heads text has been stamped with Tim's Gothic Foam cling stamps and black soot oxide ink, lining everything up around the circle made easy as I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform. Happy Halloween, again a Tim Holtz stamp, was stamped in black archival. Finally I added one of Tim's die cut Ravens from his 'Feather & Ravens' Thinlits.
There is even more 'Spooky' inspiration for you from the team HERE
I hope you decide to come and play along with us this fortnight and as always one randomly chosen entry will be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty Store. Your chance to win £20 starts HERE
Thanks as always for stopping by I really appreciate your visit.
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Strange Little Girl for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm over at That's Crafty Blog today with a double page journal spread





I hope you'll pop over HERE  for all the details
thanks for stopping by
love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The Grave Digger for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone

I am over at That's Crafty Blog today with a rather scary tag, well we are in the month of Halloween.


Hopefully, if you are not too scared, you'll pop over HERE for all the details
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 29 September 2017

Forever Autumn at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
It's the start of another challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme is

'FOREVER AUTUMN' 


For my little piece of inspiration for this fortnights challenge I have created a journal page in my black Dylusions journal. The one thing I remember about autumn was when I was little my Mum would walk me to school along tree lined roads and the pavements would get covered with fallen leaves which were great fun to run through and kick everywhere. I would then get told off as all the leaves would stick to my school socks, this page collects, for me, that memory. 
I have used one of the images from Dylusions Endeavour stamp set and changed the top of her head so it is full of leaves, again another Dylusions stamp that I have fussy cut all the leaves out.
Background is just brayered paint leaving some of the black edges exposed. I have stencilled some Dylusions leaves aswell in black to add to the background.


Image has been coloured with Copics and pencils.
We would love to see your Autumn projects and if you decide to play along with us you could be the lucky winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
There is more inspiration from the team and all the details HERE
Hopefully you'll come and play along
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Inspiration You Seek for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
As it's Tuesday I am over at That's Crafty Blog 


For all the details just pop over HERE

thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Mwahahahaaa for That's Crafty

Hi everyone

I've gone a little spooky over at That's Crafty Blog,




 HERE are all the details 

thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Sunday, 17 September 2017

I Don't Need To .............

Hi Everyone
Hope that you're having a lovely weekend so far. I have been playing in one of my very neglected art journals, in fact they are all neglected, I really need to play more in them. The one I have played in today is my small Dylusions journal. I do use the pages of my journals to clean brayers, brushes etc on with a hope that I will come back and play on the painty pages, these pages have been sitting around for ages so I took to completing them.


I have used my favourite stencil girl face stencil which I have added to the page with black archival ink and a blending tool. 
I have been playing on the page with foils, brushing the foiling glue on and then adding the foils. 


The stars I have die cut from pieces of painted card that have been print embossed using Carabelle embossing folders, love the additional texture on these.


some stamping and doodling with black and white Posca pens and the words are my own just typed out on my old typewriter.
So just a bit of arty play from me today and I really should do more pages.
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Friday, 15 September 2017

Fly Away at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
Today sees the start of a new challenge theme fortnight over at That's Crafty challenge blog
and our theme this time is 
'FLY AWAY'
we are looking for your project to include wings/birds etc


I've kept things simple with this one. I have only used a piece of painty card from my stash. I have die cut the centre of a piece of white card using Seth Apters Loop de Loop die, and punched some circles using 3 different sized circle punches. I have also stamped the Frida butterfly stamp by Rubber Moon straight onto the painted card, then painted the faces and restamped the details back in, all done using the Tim Holtz stamping platform. 
Sentiment is from Unity Stamps.
We would love it if you played along with us this fortnight and you do, you could be the winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
For more inspiration from the rest of the team and all the challenge details just pop across HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Frida Pop Art for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I am over at That's Crafty Blog today with my usual Tuesday make.


for all the details just pop over HERE
have a fab day
love
Amanda X



Friday, 8 September 2017

In My Heart

Hi Everyone

I have been raiding my kitchen cupboards and my latest make, a wall hanging, is a creation from playing with a lazy Susan (now covered in paint and needs replacing, and a large palette knife which will also not make it back into the kitchen.


I have created on a piece of mixed media card which I laid on my lazy Susan, onto the card I splodged Finnabair Impasto paints I just love how strong the colours of these are. I then spun the lazy Susan whilst rotating the paint around holding the palette knife in the same place to get a rotation of colour. I then dipped the length of the palette knife in black impasto paint and created the black sunbeam effect just by slightly dragging the paint whilst pivoting from a central point. I then did the same with foiling glue. When the glue was dry I then foiled those drags of glue. 


I've tried to capture the foils on the photo. I then mounted the card onto a That's Crafty 6" x 6" MDF board and trimmed it to fit. 
I then added a small That's Crafty MDF heart to the centre, painted with Impasto paint and stamped some text onto it. I wrapped it with wire and glued it to the centre of the beams. 


A Tim Holtz chipboard saying is added. 
I felt it needed mounting on something else so I painted an 8" x 8" MDF board, again from That's Crafty, using black Dylusions paint which adds a strong black background.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Take a Breath for That's Crafty

Hi everyone

I'm Over at That's Crafty Blog today with my regular Tuesday make. That's Crafty have increased their range of Lost Coast Design Stamps so it would have been rude not to increase my personal collection.
I have a card that uses Lost Coast Design stamps.


To catch up with all the details just pop over Here
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X