Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Follow Your Heart by Amanda Southern

Hi Everyone

Amanda here, as is custom on a Tuesday, and this week I have created a wall hanging, all stamped images are from one stamp set from Lost Coast Designs, and the swirl stamp on this set is my new favourite.

Here’s What I Did:

Background piece is a build up of acrylic paints, I have used the new Finnabair impasto paints, loving the depth of colour in these paints, Colour has been built up smearing colour on with an old credit card and my fingers. This was created onto a piece of A4 card and I cut out the area of it that I wanted.

I then stamped on the chequered swirls (love these). I then stamped the stripy squiggles on the edges. Next I stencilled on some addition details the directional arrows and small rectangles towers using black archival ink and a blending tool.

I then stamped the fish 3 times onto some scrap gelli printed card I had and cut them out, I did the same with the heart stamp. All stamping has been done with the Tonic Tim Holtz stamping platform as you don’t always get a clear image first time over acrylic paint. I added some white details to the piece using a white Posca paint pen. My sentiment ‘Follow your Heart’ was typed out on my vintage typewriter and added to the piece with gel medium. I wanted to mount this for the wall onto an 8” x 8” MDF Piece. I painted around the edges of it with black gesso and then edged it all with chequered washi tape from my stash. Over the washi tape I stamped and heat embossed in white using the doodled circles stamp (again from Lost Coast Designs) I then mounted my piece in the centre and glued on my fish with That’s Crafty! glue and added some bubbles with the Posca pen going around the bubbles with a fine liner black pen. I then gave everything a coat of matte medium to seal it.

What I Used:

Finnabair Impasto Paint – Various Colours
Old Credit Card
Lost Coast Design Stamps – Fish & Heart and Doodled Circles
iStencils – Skyscrapers & Kabobs
Gelli Print Scraps
Heat Gun
Washi Tape from my Stash
Vintage Typewriter

Hope you like it and have a fabulous week

See you next Tuesday

Amanda X

Monday, 24 July 2017

Some Bunny Loves You by Tracey Fairgrieve

Hello everyone, It's Monday again... where did that weekend go? 

Today i'm sharing a card I made a while ago but only just showing as it was made for my Daughters Birthday, now it's been celebrated I can safely share it with you all.

Here in words and pictures is my Some Bunny Loves you Card.

Using the large Bonny Bunny Stamp designed by Donna Gray I stamped him 3 times, coloured with Copic Markers cut out his face from one coloured set, his nose from another, then layered them up over the full uncut and coloured image.To make his whiskers more realistic I pierced holes at the ends of each whisker line and thread sewn threw using a needle. Glossy Accents has been added to the eyes and nose to give dimension.

A background of carroty colours was created, using PaperArtsy Infusions, distressed around the edge and sewn onto black card. The Bonny Bunny was also mounted onto black card with one of the sentiments from the set stamped and glued underneath.

The Bunny was attached to the background with foam pads and a Bulldog clip attached as it's layout did remind me of a Polaroid style photograph and because this Bonny Bunny looked so much like *Bingo* a Bunny my Daughter had as a Child I was sure she would pin this up with her photo collection of him. White Posca Pen adds the finishing touch.

I do adore this image and I have to say I've used it so many times in a similar way as I know many people who have Bunny's just like this one too. I'm so glad I can finally share one with you...

Thank you for sharing your time, I look forward to sharing more of mine with you all same time next Monday and please don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams Daily makes.

Have a great week everyone & Stay Safe.

Creative Hugs 

Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

Rubber Dance Stamps ~ Bonny Bunny Designed by Donna Gray
PaperArtsy Infusions ~ Orange County - Sage
Memento ~ Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Ciao Markers ~ Cool Tones
Adhesive Foam Pads
7x7 Card/Envelope
Needle and Thread

Dare to Dream Magic by Dorthe Hansen

This Monday, I will show you a piece using one of That’s Crafty’s square white/greyboard panels as my surface, for a little magic !!

I started covering it with a light coat of the wonderful Bronze Metallic Paint, and when dry I gave it a very thin coat of Charcoal Shimmer Paint, to darken the shine a bit, on the right side. Again letting it all dry, and after, I used the beautiful Dinky stencil: Tree mask, with Archival Ink Coffee – only the half showing on the right side of the surface.

When dry, paint with Bronze Metallic Paint twice, to make it shimmer beautifully, and after the two layers have dried, paint the leaves with Pearl Metallic Paint, also twice, to give light and life to the tree. Add details onto it, to give a feeling of bark, with a Brown Writer and when satisfied draw around it all with a black Sharpie.

Now stamp the words taken from Lynne's Affirmation Set 2 and stencil the word Magic, from the Dinky Stencil Enchanted, directly onto the surface, with Archival Ink Jet black and lastly, stencil the Dinky stencil Crow, also using Archival Ink Jet Black - mask the ones around him so not to stencil more than one bird.

I wanted to use one of the heads from the new Eclectica stamp set, Everything Art and stamped her on a skeleton leaf using StazOn Spiced Chai. When layering it over a dark surface it shows beautifully. So I used a scrap of dark brown fabric and mounted it with Golden Matte Medium, turned a copper thread around it, adhered it to the surface and carefully painted the leaf around the head, with the Bronze, to show the tiny veins. I’m sorry you can’t see the shine on my photo.

The last little detail was to add a piece of wood, found on the ground, on top of a golden piece of tulle on the bottom, knotted 3 strings of cord together and adhered it to the left side of the woman panel  and adhered a metal button to the fabric too. Give Mr. Crow a bronze eye, a necklace and define his wings with a pencil dipped into the bronze paint.

I hope you all have a lovely new week.

Dorthe xx

Materials used :

That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Crow, Enchanted, Tree mask
Archival Ink - Jet Black, Coffee
Brown Writer
Golden Matte Medium Gel
Brown fabric scrap, golden tulle scrap, piece of wood, skeleton leaf, button, cord strings

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Soar by Lynne Moncrieff

This project sees me layering one of the fabulous That’s Crafty! greyboard large butterflies with one of the smaller Relics & Artifacts resin butterflies.


That’s Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard (I use largest panel which I cut to require size)
Golden Fluid Acrylic Titanium White
Extras: Relics & Artifacts Velveteen Flowers, calico, sari ribbon


(I like to prepare all white/greyboard surfaces with Gesso but that is purely my own preference)

Apply Grunge Paste to Arch. Once dry, apply Infusions, generously misting with water.  Also apply Infusions to white/greyboard panel, cut to required size as backing for Arch.  Leave to dry. Once Infusions are nearly dry, apply Antique Gold acrylic. My favoured method is applying with fingertips. Leave to dry. Once completely dry, apply random touches of Fluid Acrylic. 

Apply Infusions to greyboard large butterfly and small R&As butterfly. 

Once the greyboard butterfly is dry, repeatedly stamp Affirmation. Doodle around edge of butterfly with fineliner pen. Layer butterflies, trapping a scrap of calico, stained with Infusions (I utilize any excess colour that runs off, collecting onto textiles, papers, etc).

Stamp Soar from one of the Affirmations onto piece of found paper. Layer to butterfly with another piece of Infusions stained calico 

Adhere Arch frame to backing before adhering the layered butterflies. 

Gather velveteen flowers into a bundle, tying scrap of Infusions stained calico before adhering to Arch, layering with scrap piece of stained corrugated cardboard. Finally, wrap Infusions stained silk sari ribbon around bottom edge of Arch. 

Have you managed to take a look at the latest additions to the Surfaces Bits and Pieces Greyboards, lots of new festive related designs.



Saturday, 22 July 2017

Don't Doubt My Strength by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

Donna here today using one of my Quirky Girls teamed with other That’s Crafty! products.

What to do:

I used a white/greyboard coaster for this, as it’s a nice size. I splodged a couple of colours of the new Shimmer paints onto my craft mat and then dabbed and ‘swooshed’ the coaster through the paints to give the effect you see here on the background. The paints create a lovely mottled effect like this.

Use one of the Word Series stencils for the stars and the word ‘Imagine’. I used a blue Distress Oxide for the stencilling as it gives a lovely finish.

Take a pair of the greyboard wings and coat with a layer of chalk paint then stamp the stars with black Archival ink, adhere to the coaster.

The Quirky Girl is stamped on a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper and coloured with diluted Distress markers, fussy cut out and adhere directly over the wings. I also used the star stamp to cover her hair and fussy cut out a little flower to fit on her dress.

Well a girl can dream she can fly can’t she?!

Supplies Used:

That’s Crafty! Clear Stamps – Quirky Girls (I used Beki) and Lynne’s Affirmations (I used Set 1)

Hope you like it

Donna x

Friday, 21 July 2017

Hello by Fliss Goodwin

Hi there, I have a very quick and easy card to share this week as I was very short on time and a hunt through my stamps turned up the perfect image for a simple creation. It’s so delicately drawn it really speaks for itself so a cute sentiment is all you need to finish it off.


White Card Blank


Stamp the main image directly on the card and colour with the pencils. If you haven’t tried the Colorista pencils, I can highly recommend them as if you use them on smooth card as I did, they go on very smoothly too. They’re also quite highly pigmented and I found you can layer colours up to make them stronger.

I coloured her dress by using a blunter pencil followed by a much sharper one, which gave a textile type appearance that I rather like.

I finished off my card by stamping the text in the top left corner (you may have noticed the slight shadow round this – a bit of serendipity here as I stamped it without my glasses – enough said!)

We have a new challenge today over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog with a really great theme so do go and check it out to see how you can win a great prize just for entering.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x
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