27 Feb 2015
A quick post to share with you the latest challenge theme at the That’s Crafty Challenge blog is Oodles and Doodles.
Here are a few words about the challenge:-
Zentangle is very popular at the moment, so our theme for this challenge is ‘Oodles of Doodles’. Whether you are a Zentangle devotee or just like to add doodles to your art work, we would like to see anything doodle related on your projects please. This Challenge will run until 7.55am on Friday 13th March 2015.
Please read the challenge rules before entering your artwork.
25 Feb 2015
Tags: cards, Crafty Individuals, Darkroom Door, mixed media, Oxford Impressions, paint, published artwork, Stampington & co, The Stampers' Sampler, Valentine's Day
February 14th has passed by for another year but I still have Valentine themed creations to share with you, although there is no reason any of the three cards I am sharing in this post wouldn’t be suitable for an Anniversary, Wedding or just to tell someone they are loved.
The three cards were published in The Stampers’ Sampler (I had submitted them for their Challenge Call .. Heart of a Different Colour.), I was so happy to see they had made the grade.
From the outset I knew all three cards would have the beautiful Stampington stamp, Large Scroll Heart as the focal with a smaller heart overlapping. The backgrounds on all three cards were made in a similar style with torn paper, papers with a romantic theme so either hearts or flowers. At this stage I also laid down torn lace and muslin, all before the first application of paint. I didn’t want any embellishments on the cards, it was to be about the backgrounds and stamping.
The smaller heart is an Oxford Impressions heart from My Story (available in the U.K. from That’s Crafty). The heart was stamped with blue and pink paint and over stamped with a Darkroom Door script stamp and on top of that, a little bit of sweet Love from Crafty Individuals.The sentiment is a mash of different stamps. Believe in from the Oxford Impressions stamp Believe in your dreams, once again from the My Story set, as does the word Love.The third and final card with the smaller heart made from texture paste tinted with paint and this particular stencil, designed by Rebekah Meier (available from That’s Crafty) simply stamped over once it had dried.Nowadays I rarely use stamps beyond stamp companies whose DTs/GDs so it was nice to ink up this beautifully detailed heart stamp.Thank You for taking the time to visit this scheduled post.
22 Feb 2015
Tags: paint, paint effects, PaperArtsy, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, Sara Naumann stamps, That's Crafty DT artwork
This week, over at the That’s Crafty Blog I am sharing what would have been shared this time last Sunday if not for the technical issues.
PaperArtsy Electica Designs by Sara Naumann and some of the new Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics are some of what I used. This is a sneaky peek and you can see the result HERE.
Many thanks for your visit today.