Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Rusty ATC’s by Amanda Southern

Hi Everyone

I’d like to share with you today a couple of the ATC’s that I made to support the Launch of That’s Crafty! on Hochanda TV.

Here’s What I Did:-

Both ATC’s are made on That’s Crafty! own brand MDF ATC’s. Both had a thin coat of gesso applied first and then I stencilled texture paste through 2 different Dinky Stencils. Once that was dry I then painted them both using Prima Art Extravagance Rust Paste Set and I add PaperArtsy Bora Bora paint to add a little verdigris effect to the rust. With the rust paint set you get 3 different colours Gold Rust, Red Rust & Brown Rust and depending how you add the separate colours determines the effect you get. You will see that both of the ATC’s are slightly different as the second one has much more of the brown rust which also has much more texture in it. 

Once all that lovely rust paint was dry I decorated each one. The heart I have added is the smallest heart available from That’s Crafty! heart substrate range. I had stamped the image onto a Distress coloured piece of card and then coloured the lips and glued onto the heart and trimmed it off. The sentiment I have added has been cut from the same stamp and edged with Distress ink.

The second ATC I stamped the butterfly onto a bit of scrap card from my scrap box and then cut out. The crime tape was masking tape that I stuck to a glass cutting mat and then painted it with black paint. I then stamped the wording in using paint to stamp with. I then trimmed down the masking tape with a very sharp craft knife. The word is a remnant rub added to a bit of Distress coloured card.

Here’s What I Used:-

That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils – Reverse Honeycomb and Metal Grid
Crime Scene Stamp – from VLVS
Distress Inks – Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap
Dylusions Paint – Black Marble & Lemon Zest

Have a fabulous week and I’ll see you next Tuesday

Amanda X

Monday, 30 May 2016

Serenity by Moira Sutton

8x8 Card Blank
Dylusions – Further Round the Edge Stamp Set
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Ramblin Rose Pink, Hibiscus Rose, Hydrangea Blue, Luscious Lime, Pineapple Paradise, Pop Rock Purple, Mango Mania and Caribbean Blue
The Crafters Workshop Art Is Stencil
Prima Art Ingredients Glass Beads – Zinc, Butter, Plum, Rust and Turquoise

I sprayed the Bling y Blonde and Bonjoir Butter Lindys sprays on my card base and dried with a heat gun. I then went over with the modelling paste through the Art Is stencil and left to air dry. I then stamped around the edge with one of the Dylusions stamps and sprinkled a few flakes of the Mango Mania Magical around the stencilling, spritzed and dried with a heat gun.
On separate stamping card I stamped the face from Feminine face and then the flower from “The Look” 18 times (although I only used 17 in the end). I coloured the face with a combination of watercolour pencil, pencils and water soluble pastels. I cut around the face leaving a wide margin around where her “hair” should be. I hand cut the flowers which was not nearly as bad as I expected as they are an easy shape to follow, and coloured using a damp brush and the various Magicals. I shaped the petals a little using an embossing tool and mat. Then attached them to the face as “hair” with 3d glue to keep some movement. 
Finally I added my face to the card blank, a few glass beads among the flowers because my addiction to them forced me to and added the word. 


Sunday, 29 May 2016

There Are Always Flowers by Lynne Moncrieff

I seem to be drawn to setting flowers, birds or butterflies against a scene of rusted dereliction. 

The Abstract Stone Dinky Stencil, a favourite when it comes to working with nature themed stamps, helped to bring texture to this panel.


PaperArtsy Infusions:- Black Knight, Golden Sands, The Sage, Lemoncello
Old Credit Card


Apply Grunge Paste to stencil, randomly onto panel. Once dry apply Infusions, generously misting with water. Apply Gesso with old credit card, while Infusions are still wet, heat set, then apply patches of the Rust paint. Heat set before applying more Infusions and Gesso. It’s just a matter of some playtime, building up layers.

Stamp various JOFY flowers and leaves onto the panel, highlighting with Infusions  (mainly The Sage and Lemoncello) and white paint pen. Stamp JOFY texture stamp randomly onto panel.

Onto scrap white cardstock apply Infusions (I use any leftover Infusions on my craft sheet), misting with water. Stamp sentiment. Cut into word tiles, adhere to panel, randomly drawing boxes around each tile. 

Create white splatters with diluted Gesso, flicking onto panel.

Finally, ink edges of panel before wrapping some Gypsy Cord around bottom edge. 

Until next time,

Lynne x

Saturday, 28 May 2016

There Are Always Flowers by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

Donna here today with a Kraft card for a change. This makes a really nice change from white or black I think.

What To Do:

Stamp the Carabelle flowers directly onto the card using black Memento ink, then use a selection of Promarkers to colour the flowers.

Using PaperArtsy Snowflake paint, dab a little onto the Kraft card with a brush or sponge, make sure it’s dry, then stamp onto it using the Carabelle sentiment in black Archival ink.

Next, stamp the Katzelkraft cat onto a scrap of Gelli printed paper using black Archival ink, fussy cut out and adhere to card.

Use a couple of words from Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers as a finishing touch.

Looks like the cat is keeping an eye on his precious flowers ;)

Supplies Used:

Hope you like it

Donna x

Friday, 27 May 2016

Universal Grunge by Fliss Goodwin

Hi there, I’ve just got my inky mitts on some of the fab new Visible Image stamps which came in handy for a bright and jazzy card for one of my nephews.


Visible Image Clear Stamps – Scratch The Surface, Universal
VersaFine Inks – Habanero, Spanish Moss
VersaMagic Dew Drop Inks – Key Lime, Turquoise Gem
Orange Card


The card is actually quite simple to make, just involving layers of stamping and embossing so I’ll list the layers below. It’s important to emboss each layer before you stamp the next as you’ll find they melt into each other and this gives a very together look.

Layer 1 – this is the sentiment, which I stamped in the top left corner of a piece of card cut to fit my card blank with the Habanero ink and clear embossed.

Layer 2 – I stamped the straight scratch image horizontally on the card in three lots of two with the turquoise ink and clear embossed them.

Layer 3 – this is the squiggly circle image, which I stamped several time with the Spanish Moss ink and clear embossed as before.

Layer 4 – I stamped the star image three times with the orange ink and embossed it. You’ll start to see how the layers melt into each other here.

Layer 5 – next I stamped the larger circular scribble with the Habanero ink, stamping some going off the page and again clear embossed.

Layer 6 – The final layer was stamping on the larger scratch image with the lime ink to fill the remaining spaces, over stamping in some places to pull everything together. I then clear embossed as before.

To finish I added an orange mat to my panel before gluing it onto my card blank.

We have another great challenge for you over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog today so don’t forget to check it out at 8am.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

Thursday, 26 May 2016

A Cat Named Blu by Debs Wainwright

Morning everyone Debs here today, sharing a small clay ornament inspired by my own cat Kashmir, which I made to add to my collection of cats.

What I did

Roll out a piece of clay approx 4inch in diameter and with a pokey tool shape the edge. Lay your clay onto a baking tray and press a detailed stencil into the clay, I used the brick stencil from the Dinky range. Bake in the oven following guide lines for your clay. I used paper clay which can air dry, but I wanted to speed things up so used an oven.

Once the clay cools give a coat of acrylic paint and the seal with a gloss spray sealant.

For the cat, roll a piece of clay approx ¼ ins thick, shape the arch for the back and score lines for the legs. Roll two small balls and push onto cats legs – this forms the paws. Roll 1 very small length of clay to form the tail. With another piece of clay form the head. Place onto baking sheet assemble the cat and bake as before. 

Once cool, paint with Paynes Grey dark, dry brush the White gently to lighten giving a look of fur. Add gems for the eyes.

Stick the cat to the back plate and tie a ribbon so that it can be hung up.

What I Used

DecoArt Spray Sealer in Gloss

It was great fun playing with the clay, hope you like what I created. Take care as always

Hugs Debs xx

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Dragonfly Wings Acrylic ATC by Alison Hall

Hi Everyone! I'm loving the That's Crafty! Acrylic Surfaces, and I have another ATC to share with you today.

Here's what I used...

That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Dragonfly Flight, Hearts
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Mermaid, Antarctic, London Bus
Stazon Ink Pads - Jet Black, Olive Green
Stencil Brush

Here's what I did...

1. I began by stencilling the Dinky Stencil Dragonflies with Mermaid Fresco Paint on the reverse of the Acrylic ATC.

2. After drying the dragonflies with a heat gun, I painted all over the reverse of the ATC with Antarctic Fresco Paint.

3. On the front of the ATC, I used Olive Green Stazon ink to stamp Birgit's Leafs, then Jet Black Stazon to stamp the Dina Wakley words.

4. I finished my ATC by stencilling a small heart from the Hearts Dinky Stencil with London Bus Fresco Paint, then I inked the edges with black Stazon.

Have a creative day,

Alison x

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

New Katzelkraft Stamps Arrive at That’s Crafty! by Amanda Southern

I’m here this Tuesday with a simple card for you using some of the newly released Katzelkraft stamps that have just arrived at That’s Crafty!

Here’s what I did:-

Using a piece of mixed media card, because it takes lots of water, I first stamped the Katzelkraft village stamp. I then masked of the village using masking gum, I also flicked some masking gum onto the page. When the gum was totally dry I sprinkled on black Infusions and spritzed with water. When that was totally dry I rubbed off the masking gum including the splashes. You can see the splashes as I have coloured them yellow so they look like stars. I then coloured the village, all the glass in the windows are painted with yellow as that’s the house where a fabulous party is taking place. The Elephant and the balloons have been stamped onto a separate piece and coloured using coloured pencils and then cut out. I tied a thick cotton around the balloons and then around his trunk. 

How fab is this guy?

I then matted onto black card and added to a card blank. I think he has had a good time at the party, what do you think? I think we can all remember a night (or two) like that!!

What I Used:-

Katzelkraft Stamps – Village & Les Jungles
Dylusions  Stamps – Say What You Mean
Card Blank

The Katzelkraft Les Jungles has some fabulous other animal characters on it and well worth checking out, I can’t wait to ink up some of the other guys so watch this space!!

See you next Tuesday

Amanda X

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