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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Journal for That's Crafty

Hi
It's my turn today to share some art over at That's Crafty Blog
and I have been journal making
here's just a sneak peek


to check it out just pop over HERE
thanks for stopping by
love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A Forgotten Piece for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm over at That's Crafty Blog today with my regular Tuesday make. 
I'd love it if you'd pop over to check out the details.


Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 10 November 2017

Stencil It! at That's Crafty Challenges

Hi Everyone
We have the start of a new challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and our theme for the next 2 weeks is
'STENCIL IT' 
projects that use at least one stencil.


For my piece of inspiration to start the challenge off I have layered up many stencils. My background was a combination of distress oxides and inks. Onto that I then stencilled using a couple of That's Crafty Dinky stencils using distress inks. The next layer I then stamped the flowers, That's Crafty stamp and archival ink pad. I then stencilled the brown using a Patti Parrish stencil, this time using Dylusions paint, I then stencilled in orange Dylusions paint the light beam stencil from Crafters Companion.  I added some additional detail to the background by stamping the phrases from Dina Wakely. The word FAB has been die cut from an old alphabet sizzix set I have, it has been coloured using sparkle pens. The main image is one of the, new to That's Crafty, Sin City stamps "retro 70's style woman", coloured with coloured pencils.
We would love you to play along with us all and share with us your stencilled projects.
You could also be the winner of a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty.
For more stunning inspiration from the team and all the details just pop over HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X



Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Good Vibes for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
I'm over at That's Crafty blog today with a clean & simple make for my regular Tuesday post


I'd love for you to pop over HERE for all the details
Have a fab day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Well today is Halloween and also my day over on That's Crafty Blog so it probably comes as no surprise that I am sharing a Halloween make. I have to say that this one is probably my favourite of this years spooky makes from me. 




I hope you'll pop over Here for all the details
Have a fabulously spooky day
Love
Amanda X

Friday, 27 October 2017

Floral Fancy at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
We have the start of another challenge starting today and our theme for the next two weeks is
"FLORAL FANCY"
so we would love it if you played along with us sharing your project that includes flowers HERE.
For my piece of inspiration I have made a double page spread in the smaller of my journals.


The background was just random paint colours that I then stencilled over using Paperartsy floral masks and black archival ink. I then stencilled through with green paint the peacock feathers as foliage. Onto a separate piece of card I stamped the large flower stamp, designed by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio. It was coloured with alcohol pens and sparkle pens (which sadly don't show up)
I then had a go at writing my own lettering, I don't particularly like my lettering but I like the saying I wrote "Flowers are nature's way of spreading glitter".
A bit more stencilling with paint through Tim's dot fade stencil finishes off the pages.
There is more fabulous inspiration for you from the rest of the team HERE
Remember if you play along with us, one lucky entry will be randomly drawn to win a £20 gift voucher to spend at That's Crafty online shop.
To play just pop over HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X



Thursday, 26 October 2017

Game Over

Hi Everyone
I'm enjoying a day off just playing for a few hours in my art journal. 


I decided to complete a page in my Dylusions journal that I had previously prepared using left over paint. I had also picked up the visible image skull stencil this week on my travels so wanted to play with it. I coloured around it over the painty page with black archival ink, my go to for adding black as it gives such a sharp outline to your stencilling. 


The background has Dylusions alphabet stencils but all the gaming termanology that has been stencilled on is either a Brett Weldele or Hunkdory stencil and I have used Dina Wakley paint.
I have made the word life using the level up statement and typed my words out to say what I wanted to say on the page.


Just a bit of a fun make but I'm really enjoying starting to use my journals more.
Hope you are having a great day and thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X



Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Something Wicked for That's Crafty

Hi Everyone
Just to let you know that I am over at That's Crafty Blog, and with only a week to go, I am still in Halloween mode.

To see it all and read the details just pop over Here
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mini Art Journal

Hi Everyone
I have had a go at making a little mini journal as inspired by Birgit Koopsen and her mixed media crew.


This mini journal is only 2.5 inches square per page and came about when I found some collage sheets that had been long forgotten.


background was a stencilled painted piece of card that I went wrong with so was no good as a full piece but worked when cut up into the small squares.




Stamps used are from Badass & Carabelle Studio and mostly heat embossed in several colours.
thanks for stopping by
Love
Amanda X

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,


I hope you'll pop over HERE for all the details
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