Friday, 23 June 2017

Keeping it simple for That's Crafty

The new challenge theme over at the That's Crafty blog is Clean and Simple. To share your projects click on this LINK and it will take you there, and you can link  up via the linky tool at the end of the challenge post.

I made this card for the challenge using KatzleKraft Stamps.

Carol Xx

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Gigantic tag video for That's Crafty

I made this tag for That's Crafty's recent Hochanda show.

I have a video on Youtube showing how I did it.

Carol xx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

That's Crafty- New Release Grey Board Shapes.

That's Crafty are on Hochanda on Friday 16th June at 8 am and 2 pm, and among the new releases on the show are some pretty awesome grey board products. I fell in love with these and I have done a short video giving a show off of them, as I felt a photo would not do them justice.

I have used these a lot, as have the rest of the DT for the show samples and they stand up really well to layers of paint and other media. so if you fancy a look click on the link below to watch the video and the Hochanda shows are available to watch on catch up if you missed them

Carol xx

Something inside me remembers - an altered book.

I am sharing a project I did for a collabortation between That's Crafty and Relics and Artifacts on the Mixed up Mag blog today.

There is a link to a video showing full details of how I made it on the Blog.

Carol xx

Monday, 12 June 2017

New release PaperArtsy stamps

I very pleased to be on the PaperArtsy blog tonight using some stamps from the latest release by Tracy Scott.

I used one of the That's Crafty 8 x 8 panels as the base for my project.

To see the full post and lots more yummy photos do please pop on over to the blog for a look.

Carol xx

Friday, 9 June 2017

Dog Eared challenge for That's Crafty

There is a new challenge over at the That's Crafty Blog today.
The theme is Dog Eared, so show your doggie makes with us on the Challenge site.
I have used one of the 4 x 4 panels as the base for my make this week. 

Using the Tracy Scott set of paints  to paint the background and then added colour with the That's Crafty Dinky Stencil Cheeky Dog.

I used the following stamps

Full details of the challenge can be seen HERE

Carol Xx

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Shrine Tutorial

Hello, I have a quick video tutorial for you today showing how to put one of the Shrines available from That's Crafty together and this can be seen below.

The photo at the start of the post is for a shrine I previously made for Mixed Up Magazine Blog and full details of how I decorated this can be seen HERE on the blog.

Carol Xx

Friday, 26 May 2017

Feline Fun at That's Crafty

The latest challenge over at That's Crafty is "Feline Fun" and is there a more fun cat than from the stamp set Bentley?

He is shown here on one of my pages for Hochanda, also using a selection of stencils from the That's Crafty Range. Including The Word Series,  The Dinky Range and the 8x8 stencils and masks.

Full details of the challenge can be seen HERE.

Carol Xx

Monday, 15 May 2017

In The Garden With PaperArtsy

I am very pleased to be on the PaperArtsy blog tonight using the lovely Zinski Art Stamps.
I have made a garden sign, to see the whole project with lots of photo's and details please do pop over to the PA blog to have a look.

Carol xx

Friday, 12 May 2017

Back to Black at That's Crafty

Back to Black is the theme on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog this week.
I have a journal page to share.

My project started with a piece of black gessoed card that I had used for mopping up stencils from my Gelli Plate, this gave me a lovely muted background of colours which I cut to size, to fit in my 5 x 7 journal.

I added more detail with a lovely Kim Dellow Stencil from Paperartsy

I then added colour to the stenciled area by keeping the Big stencil in place and layered others over it to add color through. I used a selection of from the Dinky range by That's Crafty for this.

I then replaced the big stencil and used it as a template to add white highlights with a pen to the stenciled area.

I am now horribly stuck as to what to do next, so I am going away to think.......

Two day's later and I am back with my finished page.

I found a lovely collage image and title from a music sheet in my bit box which gave me an idea for a theme.

I stamped the book  ring from the That's crafty Textures stamp set 2 onto text paper and added this to the top right of the page, added some drippy images using the same stamp set and Art Alchemy metallique gold rush paint to stamp with. Over this I used DecoArt crackle glaze mixed with  Dioxazine Purple pushed through the dinky stencil 081.

I used my finger to rub paint over this when dry to highlight the crackle.

I added a bit of black stencilling and stitching and a couple of random bits that I found in my collage box. Finishing it all by rubbing on odd colours of Distress crayons here and there just to give it a bit more of a moody look.

I must admit this was one of those projects that I really did  not like at one stage and it nearly went in the bit torn in half in a huff. But I am glad I persevered with it as I now really like the way it all came together.

Carol xx

Monday, 8 May 2017

Rubber Dance Journal page for Mixed Up Magazine

I have a journal page over on the Mixed Up Magazine Blog today using some fabulous stamps from Rubber Dance.

Here is a sneak peak of it, do please pop over to the blog as I have a video tutorial with a  few more photos over there. 

You can see the project by clicking Here.

Carol xx

Friday, 28 April 2017

Bright Journal Page for That's Crafty

The latest challenge starts today at That's crafty.

Full details can be found HERE on the challenge blog

I have a video showing details of my page, this can be found below.

I used the following Stamps and Stencils

Word Stencil - Imagine for border

Carol xx

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Soul: The Immortality of Being - An Altered Book

That's Crafty and Relics & Artifacts are having a blog collaboration all this week, we are both using items from both company's and linking up on our blogs.
The Relics blog can be found HERE.

I was lucky enough to be sent some of the lovely relics items to play and blog with.

I have a couple of sneak peeks on this post, but to see the whole item and video showing what I did, you will have to pop on over to the That's Crafty blog using THIS LINK

As I said this is a week long collaboration so do check back to the blog every day to see what the other DT members have come up with.

Enjoy your day, Carol xx

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Out Numbered at That's crafty

A new challenge started last Friday at That's Crafty.
 Life has just got away from me at the moment so I am a little bit late with my blog post for this.

My journal page is a play on the nursery Rhyme "2 Little Dickie Birds" here they are sitting on their stenciled walls looking very  happy with no intention of flying away. 

I used the lovely bird set by Katzelkraft on my page and a selection of That's Crafty Stencils.

Details of the challenge can be seen HERE on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Mixed Media Shrine for Mixed Up Magazine

I have my first project on the Mixed Up Magazine Blog today.

Here is a sneak peak of it, do please pop over to the blog as I have a step by step tutorial with a hundred zillion photo's over there. 

You can see the project by clicking Here.

Carol xx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Foliage & Flowers Challenge

Today is the start of the latest challenge from That's Crafty
Details of the challenge can be seen HERE.

I recently altered one of the That's Crafty 6x6 white board books, I have used one of the pages from this for my challenge piece. 

Throughout the book I used The Word Series stencils for the words and edging, Dinky Stencils8ins x 8ins stencilsAcrylic Pieces and That's Crafty's own range of stamps.

I have a video below showing a bit of my process for altering the book 

Thank you for your visit today. Carol x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Rubber dance Colour Challenge

I saw the Rubber Dance challenge, saw the colours and thought woo hoo my favorite combination so I have made these 3 cards for the challenge. I needed some card for birthdays this month and I always do quick and easy cards as I am not especially a card maker but I do find them relaxing as I enjoy colouring.

These are the colours I used along with the Rubber Dance Giraffe stamp and her accompanying quote.

These are very basic cards, Stamped, masked, stenciled background, coloured and then a border added, very bish, bash, bosh.

My other stamps are Katzlekraft

Details of the Rubber Dance challenge can be seen here

Rubber Dance and KatzleKraft stamps are stocked in the UK by That's Crafty

Carol x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Blinging it Up

The latest challenge at That's Crafty is "Bling it up"

I have used a 6 x 6 whiteboard journal page layering it up with their own range of stencils and stamps, adding my bling with micro beads and glitter added to DecoArt clear crackle through a stencil.

Full details of the challenge can be seen here.

Carol x

Friday, 3 March 2017

It's only Words

It's that Friday feeling, I do love Friday's, the weekend to look forward to and a couple of days of lie-ins and of course the That's Crafty  challenge

This time the theme for the Challenge is "just words" (Words to be the main focus of project) 

I have a journal page.

I played with Decoart media paints using Fresco Satin finish to make them all very translucent so all the text showed through all the layers of paint and there are lot of layers here, added with stencils and just general slopping around of paint.

Finishing with my favourite filler stamp of the moment Tracey Scott's colour wheel stamp from the PA set ETS02.

My main image is from Fly with Me from Rubber Dance along with the quote, and the Dream word is one of the That's Crafty Stencils bumped a little bit with white pen.

I finished with a little gelli plate printed heart that I layered up with some stamped text,  stitched it together and stuck down in the bottom left of the page.

I am entering this into the Rubber Dance challenge.

Carol x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Stenciled Pencil Case

I am delighted to be on the Paper Artsy Blog tonight.

Here is a photo of my project, do please pop over to the blog to see the a step out of what I did and details of the products I used .

Thank you for your visit. Carol xx