Thursday, 25 July 2019

A Trio of Cards , A duo of stamps... at That's Crafty

Hi Everyone 

Thanks for stopping by. 😊
It's that time and day of the week again for me to be sharing some DT creativity over on That's Crafty's blog. 
I've created 3 cards using Distress Oxides, Watercolour Paints and a couple of the fabulous PaperArtsy 'mini' stamps designed by Seth Apter.  
The two stamps I have used - EM36 and EM40.- are from Seths first collection of mini's 
I'll share a photo of one of the cards here 


To see the other 2 cards and all 3 cards together you are very welcome to stop by That's Crafty Blog.  For the quickest route just click HERE .
Hope to see you soon
Amanda
x

Friday, 19 July 2019

'Precious Metal' - A Guide to Creating my 'Simplify Life' Canvas

 Hi Everyone 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Today I'm over at A Vintage Journey where I am sharing details of how I created my 'Simplify Life' Canvas- my project for our current challenge 'Precious Metal'.



If you fancy stopping by just click HERE and you will be whisked right on over to the AVJ blog and I'll be there waiting to greet you. 
Hope you will be able to join me 
Look forward to seeing you real soon
 Amanda
x

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Carved Leaves Card/s at That's Crafty

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Hope you are all doing good and are enjoying a lovely week 😊 
I've been busy creating and writing blogposts which amongst others has included my weekly DT project and post for That's Crafty
This week I have created a couple of card's using Distress Oxides with one of That's Crafty's newer released stamp sets -'Carved Leaves Set 1' designed by Lynne Moncrieff. 
Heres a quick look at one of them 


If you would like to find out more about the creativity and see a few more photos of this card and the 'added extra' card then please feel free to stop by That's Crafty's blog.  
For the quickest route there just click HERE
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
x

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Sunshine Dreams ..... At That's Crafty

Hi Everyone and Welcome

It's my day today to share my latest DT creativity over on That's Crafty's blog which this week is a colourful piece of stencilled 'Art on the Round'.


You are very welcome to join me over at That's Crafty where there's more to see and read. 
 For the quickest and most direct route there just click HERE . 
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
x

Friday, 5 July 2019

'Precious Metal'- A Vintage Journey Challenge, July 2019

Hello Everyone and Welcome

Today we launch our latest challenge at A Vintage Journey and I will be the host this time with the challenge theme

Precious Metal
'For this challenge we would like to see some kind of 'precious metal' feature in your project. Think gold, silver, brass, copper aluminium, steel..... It could be in the form of embellishments, cardstock, gilding wax, foil, gold leaf, or rub- ons. Just remember to ensure you create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.' 

I have created a 'Precious Metal' Mixed Media canvas for this challenge entitled
'Simplify Life'
-kind of a visual creative 'note to self!'



As I will be sharing details of how I created my canvas on the Friday 19th July over at AVJ, I have just a brief account and a few photos to share with you today.
I featured a few different forms of 'precious metal' in my canvas:


Gold and silver metallic paint 


to create layers of fabulous texture and detail. 


Some metal ideology pieces: a philosophy tag and a piece of Vignette hardware,


a game spinner, metal ruler, typed token and a couple of long fasteners which embellish, enhance and provide the canvas's title.


There are also some touches of silver gilding wax


to accent some of the elements


and a 'weather rusted' metal piece of hardware that stars as the focal feature!
I think it may be a sink plug fitting of sorts? I found it on the street when I was clocking up some steps earlier this year, what I call my 'street swag/ boardwalk booty' and I think its just the perfect fit for my precious metal 'Simplify Life' canvas.


I hope I have offered some creative inspiration for our challenge. If you haven't already be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey where there is a fabulous collection of inspiring 'Precious Metal' projects created by some of our Creative Guides and be sure to pop by AVJ on the 19th for my Tutorial post. 
We hope you will join us in this challenge as we are really looking forward to seeing your creativity. 
As always there will be 3 Pinworthy winners chosen at the end of the challenge with each winner being awarded a Pinworthy winners badge to display on their blog and their project will be pinned to our Pinworthy Winners Pinterest board.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. 
Your visits, follows and comments are sincerely appreciated- very much so!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Hope its a creative one
Take care 
and 
'keep on the happy side'
Amanda
x

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Lucky No.247 at That's Crafty

Hi Everyone 
Thanks you for stopping by today 😊. 
I would like to begin today by wishing all my American friends, family and followers a very 'Happy 4th of July'- such a significant day in your country's history and indeed the worlds too!
'God bless you all and God Bless America!'

So today, it being Thursday and all you can find me over at That's Crafty sharing my latest DT project which this week is a piece of Tag Art that has a kinda grungy retro feel. Given the colours and the stars and stripes incorporated in the design you could be forgiven for thinking I created it with  the 4th of July in mind . If I did it was all down to my creative subconscious and if that's what happened then I am more than happy! 
Heres a quick glance of the tag 


If you fancy seeing and reading more then please feel free to join  me over on That's Crafty's blog. 
For the quickest route just click HERE.
Hope to see you soon
Amanda