Friday 10 February 2017

'Imagine'.... Winners Guest Design Spot at The Craft Stamper

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Hope you are all doing good and have had a great week.
Today I would like to share with you the project I have made for my 'Winners Guest Designer spot' on the Craft Stamper Challenge blog. My work features alongside the Craft Stamper design teams as inspiration for this months TIMI challenge 'Anything goes ' and can be seen here .
I am so delighted and very grateful to be given this wonderful opportunity - Thank you Trish and everyone at Craft Stamper .

So here's my Guest design spot Project

Tim Holtz Phrenology head stamp was stamped in Black archival onto a piece of a very lightly wrinkle free distressed card.

After shading the head with distress inks Tim Holtz crazing medium was applied. Once dry, distress crayons were blended over the medium to emphasise the crazing.

- I love the delicate crackled texture - like glass /porcelain that has shattered .

The background panel was created using Tim Holtz Wrinkle Free distress technique and distress inks, with Stamps and Stencils adding extra detail. The rays were created using Deco art crackle paste through Tim Holtz 'Rays' layering stencil and Black Soot distress paint drybrushed over the crackle medium once dry. Silver gilding wax highlighted the 
The completed background panel was mounted onto cardstock and adhered to a wood panel that had been crackled with Deco Art crackle paste with hex nuts used as faux fasteners .

The eyes were watercoloured using distress inks and then covered with glossy accent drops,

A few paint splatters made an appearance too

and the finishing touches came in the way of twisted wire, numbers ( 2017)

and the word 'Imagine' held in place with an ideology memo pin.

There's still plenty of time to join in this months Craft stamper TIMI Challenge . All the details you need can be found here .Who knows you too could be chosen as this months winner!

I would like to enter this project into the following Challenges:
Stamps and Stencils : Texture, Crackle and Paint 
Rhedds Creative Spirit- February Challenge
Thank you so much for stopping by day, for all your recent congratulations and lovely kind comments. They really are sincerely appreciated .
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Enjoy and keep on the happy side
Take Care


  1. Great idea, wonderfully created. I had forgotten how much I love the Rays stencil..., it makes such a great bold background... Must use it again! Stunning Amamda x

  2. This is a real beauty Amanda, I just love all that gorgeous crackle! The phrenology head was such a great choice and I love all the curly wires! Absolutely brilliant project!! Hope you have a good weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Another wonderful piece. And oh that crackle!

  4. I saw that you were GD over at Craft Stamper Magazine, so had to come over to check out the detail and add my congratulations here! You are so deserving of both this honor and the exposure, Amanda! You and Tim (products) are a good team and "crack(le)" up the art world!! This is wonderful, my friend! Thanks, too, for your visits and kind words over at my blog!! Mwah!

  5. Huge congrats on your guest spot, Amanda, and what a haunting piece you've created for it. I love the crackle both on the frame and on the head - very cool!
    Alison x

  6. Yay! Super congratulations to you :) :) :) xx

  7. Amanda love love love your use of crackle effect! it's absolutely amazing! Fabulous work as always! barbara

  8. Wow this is fabulous and the cracking is so effective. love it Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  9. Well Done Amanda! The crackle looks amazing and adds such a wonderful degree of texture to your art. Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

  10. I love this Amanda, the phrenology head is one of my favourites. The crackle finish you've achieved is lovely and great that the detail still shows through. Thank you for sharing your work with us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni xx


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