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Friday, 21 September 2018

Craft Stamper TIMI Winners Profile

Hi Everyone

Yet another post from me this week, three in as many days must be a record for sure. I only hope you aren't fed up of me hanging around so much?? 🙏.

At the end of last month I found out my 'Shades of Blue Canvas' had been chosen as Craft Stampers Timi Challenge Winner! 
It was such a wonderful surprise as I entered my canvas never for one minute thinking it would be chosen as the winning entry, especially as I'd won twice before. 
 This make its a 'Hat Trick' win for me!
WoW! Did I just say that? Is this for real ? Little ol' me??


As you can probably guess I am super thrilled! 
Today as part of my prize, I am honoured to be featured on Craft Stampers blog with my Winners Profile . If you fancy stopping by just click here and you will be transported over. 
 It would be lovely to see you there.

Thank you so much to Trish and the Design Team at Craft Stamper for deeming my art worthy of winning and thanks too to all of you who are sharing in my creative journey by continually visiting, commenting and following. 
I want you all to know that it means the world to me to know my Art is appreciated.

Wishing each and everyone of you a wonderful weekend
See you again real soon
Take Care
and keep on the happy side
Amanda

Thursday, 20 September 2018

X

Hi Everyone 
Its that time of the week again for me to be sharing my Guest Designer Weekly project over on That's Crafty's blog.
This time I've mixed up the colour with the grunge to create an art panel featuring my 'tie dye technique' which if you are a follower/subscriber you may recall seeing before here and here.
However here's a sneaky peek of how I have used it this time ...


For full details of  project 'X'  be sure to click here and you will be transported over to That's Crafty's blog where I will be waiting to greet you. 
  Hope to see you there soon ....
Amanda
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Be Thankful' -mid month inspiration for That's Crafty 'Forever Autumn' Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Hope you are all doing good and having a great week so far. Over at That's Crafty the challenge theme this month is 'Forever Autumn'. As we are half way through the challenge the Design Team and Guest Designers get to share another piece of creativity inspired by the theme. 

Here's my autumnal 'Be thankful' Plaque 

I love working on the round or using circles within my work so for this piece I used That's Crafty MDF rounds . They are fabulous surfaces to work on great quality and are available in a variety of sizes . As you can see I used 2 of the sizes. 
I don't have any process shots to share (sorry) so I will take you on a narrated tour around the plaque. 

Lets start with the larger round. This was primed with gesso and crackled with Deco Art crackle paste. Once the paste was thoroughly dry and cracks had formed colour was added using a selection of DecoArt Media Fluids and a couple of Tim Holtz distress paints continuing the process of adding paint, working it into the cracks, wiping it back until happy. This was almost there ....
The smaller round is covered with an actual autumnal leaf from my garden that I had gathered late Sept/ Oct time last year and pressed. With its own natural beauty and richness in colour it needed little else other than a touch of subtle stamping and a very light touch of gilding wax to accentuate its veins . Oh and maybe a few splatters - you will notice they run throughout the design! 
Brown string /jute was wrapped around the leaf covered round 
The focal leaf (kinda looks like a tree too don't you think?) is a That's Crafty Greyboard leaf shape altered in the same way as the leaf that features on my first 'Forever Autumn' project which you can see here. 
It's embellished with Tim Holtz clock hands to symbolise turning back the clocks and the changing of the season. The leaf/ tree sits on a small piece of pine cone branch 
The finishing touch come in the way of 'words and numbers' and Tim Holtz clipping stickers provided these...
 'Be thankful'
and the 'no 24'
Be thankful for each and every 24! 
I hope I have offered some mid challenge inspiration with my autumnal 'Be thankful' Round. Full Challenge details can be found over at That's Crafty along with a gallery of fabulous projects created by the talented Design Team.

I would like to enter my 'Be Thankful' plaque into the following challenges
Stamps And Stencils: 'Its been a While' 
Creative Artiste #42 Challenge: 'Anything Mixed Media Goes 

I'm back tomorrow with a sneak peak of my weekly project so hopefully I will see you then and be able to tempt you over to That's Crafty 's blog to see the project in full. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today . I really do appreciate you taking the time to visit , follow and comment . 
Have a lovely day Everyone 
Take Care 
Amanda 
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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Break the Rules.......

Hi Everyone

Today I would like to invite you to join me over at That's Crafty where I am sharing my latest weekly project as a Guest Designer. This time the grungy girl in me has taken a break and I have gone all out colour!! Sometimes an explosion of colour is just necessary, don't ya think? 😊

Here's a sneak peak of my colour funky 'Break the Rules' art panel...


To see it in full and read all about it just click here and you will be whisked right on over
Sunshades are optional 😄
Look forward to seeing you there soon 
Amanda 
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