Sunday, 28 August 2022

Minimalism at PaperArtsy


Hi Everyone

Hope you are all doing ok and you've been enjoying a lovely sunshiny summer ?

I keep disappearing don't I? Going quiet both here and on social media but the fabulous sunny weather we've been having this summer has been too good to miss spending alot of time outdoors doing what I can in the garden, clocking up some steps and topping up the Vitamin D. 😎

I have been making just not getting round to blogging /showing what I've made so I have a few projects waiting in the 'wings' that I'm sure I'll get round to sharing in the coming months as the weather starts to change and the nights start to draw in. I hope you'll stay tuned here, my FB and IG too.

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It's good to be back here tonight to invite you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I'm sharing a project I've created for their current topic 'Minimalism'.

It's always such a pleasure and a priviledge to create with PaperArtsy's fabulous products - I'm one lucky creative for sure!! 😊

The topic has been running now for a couple of weeks and it's moving into its final week so there's already lots of Minimalism creativity to be enjoyed on the blog from some of PaperArtsy talented creative team . If you do pop over be sure to take a look around.  There's something for everyone no matter what your creative style/ preference maybe.

So where did Minimalism take me ? What did I make?

I've made an Art Block inspired by some of the paintings of Frank Stella who was a leading figure in the minimalist art movement being one of the first artists linked to this style of art. He was known for his use of geometric patterns and shapes that often had clear transition between areas of colour . His earlier paintings often featured squares / rectangles and it was some of these that served as the initial inspiration for my project.


I share the creative story of my art block (including photos) over on the blog so just a couple of photos here showing the finished project- oops I mean project's'- I couldn't resist making a 'Mini' too! ;)


I would love for you to accept my invite (no R.S.V.P needed) and come join me over on PaperArtsy blog to see / read more 

So if you fancy it a  quick click HERE and you'll be with me in seconds. 

Hope to see you soon

Amanda

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Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Happy Birthday to You!

Hi Everyone , 

It's been a while since I last posted here on my blog so thought I'd share a card I created and shared across my social media accounts (IG and FB) the other week. 

It' a real quick and easy make that involved inking, stamping, stencilling and die cutting using Tim Holtz fabulous products - some not so new, some new. 

The 'not so news' ( but never outdated or past their use by date) were Tim's Stampers Anonymous 'Newsprint' stamp and one of his Sissix Bold Text dies from set #1. 

The newbies were one of Tim's new stencils 'Lined Squares' and the ever so delicious new addition to the distress colour family 'Unchartered Mariner'. 
These stencils 🖤, this colour 💙🖤!!

For this card I teamed 'Unchartered Mariner' up with Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I love how they played together! 

Unfortunately I didn't capture any process shots so only photos of the finished card to share today.



The wrinkle free distress Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, Unchartered Mariner inky background peaks through the focal bold text die sentiment.
 

The Unchartered Mariner stencilling in opposite corners of the background gradually intensifing in colour through to Black Soot emphasises these areas and also helps to draw the viewing eye in to the focal sentiment.


 Some delicate text stamping to the sides of the stencilling adds just a touch of detail and interest to those areas to finish off. 


I hope to be back soon and more often moving forward so hope you'll keep stopping by either here or my social media accounts . 


 I really appreciate you stopping by today - thanks! 
Take care  
and 
keep on the happy side 

Amanda
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Thursday, 2 June 2022

Split Complimentary Colours at PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone, 

After a much needed short break away from social media and blogging it's great to  be back creating and sharing. 
 To kick start my return I'd like to invite you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I'm sharing a project I've created for their current topic 'Split Complimentary Colours.

It's such a pleasure to create for PaperArtsy using their fabulous products and there's always plenty of fun to be had! No exception this time 😁

This year some of PaperArtsy's topics will be focusing on the colour wheel and colour theory. 
 This is the 2nd colour wheel topic so far this year - the first was in January when the focus was on Complementary Colours this time its all about Split Complimentary Colours.  

I'll point you in the direction of Keren Bakers Introduction blog post for this topic to find out more about Split Complimentary Colours and the designers contributing to this topic share some info on their posts too , myself included so take a look around. 
 Given that I won't repeat myself here but I will tell you the colour palette I created with was Blue - Pastel. 
My main colour was Mermaid Fresco Chalk Acrylic, it's Split Complimentary colours  'Apricot' and 'Rustic Pink' as they are the colours that sit either side of the colour that is directly opposite Mermaid on the colour wheel. 

So what did I create ?? Well, I liked the idea of playing to the design of the colour wheel for my project so created a mixed media piece of 'Art on the Round'. 


My creativity involved colour mixing, stamping, embossing , texture stamping, crackling and even some stitching!! 


I'd love for you to accept my invite ( no R.S.V.P neccesary) and come join me over on the blog to see and read more. If
If you click HERE  you'll be with me in a matter of seconds  
Hope to see you soon 
Amanda
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Saturday, 9 April 2022

Encore Post 4- Looking back at some of my That's Crafty! projects .

 Hi Everyone 

I thought I'd start the weekend by sharing my 4th and final Encore Post- looking back at some of the many projects I designed and created while I was on That's Crafty's blog DT.

If you've missed any of my Encore - 'Looking back' Posts and would like to see them here's their links: 

Encore Post 1- 3D Projects

Encore Post 2a- Mixed Media Art Panels 

Encore Post 2b- Mini Mixed Media Art Panels 

Encore Post 3- Mixed Media Tags 

This series of posts have been and will be today primarily 'project photo' posts with dates and links to the post where I first shared them so if you wish you can click through the links to see and read more about my creativity behind each of the projects. 

So let's look back at some of the cards I created while I was with That's Crafty! 


(February 2021) 


(March 2021)



(May 2021) 


(May 2021)


(June 2021)


(July 2021)


(September 2021)


(September 2021)


(October 2021) 


(December 2021)


(December 2021) 


I hope you have enjoyed looking back with me at some of my cards today and all the projects I've shared throughout my series of Encore Posts. 

I hope you'll continue to share in my art journey and creativity antics, be it here or any of my social media accounts.
If you're not sure where I hang out on social come say hello here on FB and here on IG. 

Have a lovely weekend Everyone 
See you again soon 
Hugs 
Amanda
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Sunday, 3 April 2022

Encore Post: 3 - Looking back at some of my That's Crafty projects.

 Hi Everyone, 

I'm back today with the third of my 'Encore Posts' where I'm looking back at some of the projects I created while I was designing and creating for That's Crafty blog DT. 

If you missed seeing 'Encore Post' 1, 2a and 2b here's a quick recap of the format of these posts. 

I'll share my projects in collections of 3D projects, Art Panels, Tags, Cards etc on separate posts so as not to have one excessively long post. 

The post will primarily be 'project photo' posts with dates and links to the post where I first shared them so if you wish to you can click through the links to see and read more about the creativity behind each of the projects.

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Today's the turn of my mixed media tags so lets get started:


(May 2020)             


(October 2020) 


(December 2020) 


(April 2021) 


(December 2021) 


(December 2021)
 

(March 22)


I hope you've enjoyed looking back with me at some of my mixed media tags that I enjoyed making during my time with That's Crafty! 
Next time , I'll be sharing some of my cards so hope you'll come join me then.  
See you again soon
Hugs
Amanda
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Monday, 21 March 2022

'Encore Post 2b: Looking back at some of my That's Crafty Projects

Hi Everyone, 

Earlier today I shared Encore Post 2a: Looking back at some of the larger mixed media Art panels I created while I was designing for That's Crafty's blog DT and now I'm back to share Encore Post 2b:  Looking back at some of the smaller mixed media panels I created.  

A quick recap of the format of these posts:

I'll share my projects in 'collections' of 3d projects, Art Panels, tags, Cards etc on separate posts so as not to have one excessively long post. 

The posts will primarily be 'project photo' posts with date and links to the post where I first shared them. Feel free to click through the links to se and read more about the creativity behind each of the projects.

If you've missed any of my 'Encore 'Looking back' posts you can see them here and here

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So here's some of my small/mini mixed media art panels. 
 
Choose To Shine
(January 2021)

Wings of Love
(Mar 2021)


Embrace
(April 2021)


Use Your Wings
(June 2021)


Guess Who?
(August 2021) 


Great Things Take Time
(October 2021)


Catch Happiness
(February 2022)



I hope you have enjoyed looking back with me at some of the smaller/ mini mixed media Art Panels I created whilst designing for That's Crafty! 
Next time I'll be sharing some of the mixed media Tags I created while on the DT so hope you'll come join me then 
See you soon
Hugs 
Amanda
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Sunday, 20 March 2022

Encore Post 2a: Looking back at my That's Crafty Projects

 Hi Everyone, 

I'm back today with my second 'Encore Post' sharing some of the many projects I created for That's Crafty! while I was on their blog DT. 

I mentioned in the first Encore post: 'Looking back at some of my That's Crafty! Projects' that I'll share my projects in 'collections' of 3d projects, art panels, tags, cards etc on separate posts so as not to have one excessively long post.

The posts will primarily be project photo posts with dates and links to the post where I first shared them. Feel free to click through the links to see and read more about the creativity behind each of the projects.

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 So, with some of my 3d projects already shared (here) todays all about some of the mixed media Art Panels I created.
I made loads of these so I've decided to split them into two 'sub collections' shared over two posts. 
The larger art panels will feature on this post, the smaller on the next post.

Let's get started and if you'd like to find out which of my art panels is my favourite and infact my absolute and ultimate favourite of all the projects I created while on That's Crafty's DT be sure to stay with me until the end. 

Be True 
(November 2018)
 

(January 2019)


(January 2020) 

(June2020)


(July 2020) 


(January 2021)


(February 2021)


(September 2021) 


And here is my absolute and ultimate favourite....

(September 2020) 



I hope you have enjoyed looking back with me at some of the larger Art Panels I created whilst designing for That's Crafty! and that you will join me later for the second part of this post that will feature some of my mini Art panel creations. 
 See you again soon
Hugs
Amanda
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Friday, 18 March 2022

'Encore' Post 1: Looking back at my That's Crafty! projects

 Hi Everyone 

As yesterday saw me sharing some creativity over on That's Crafty's blog for the last time I thought I'd look back through all the projects I've created for That's Crafty and share some of them with you as 'Encore' posts here on my blog. 

There were alot of projects to choose from as I made and posted pretty much every week for approx 3 and a half years (give or take any time off for illness and the DT Christmas/ New Year holidays) so I've  decided to group them together in collections of 3D Art, Art Panels, Tags and Cards/ Journal pages  

Each collection will be shared on separate posts throughout the coming days so it doesn't make for one exceptionally long post.

The posts will primarily be project photo posts with dates and links to the posts where I first shared them. Feel feel to click through the links to see and read more about the creativity of each of the projects. 

So, let's get started with some of the 3D projects and I have to say I really enjoyed making these and all of them have either been in use or on display in my art space since the day they were made.

(November 2019) 
This was created for That's Crafty's 3D Challenge feature that was in the June 2019 edition of The Crafty Stamper magazine. 


(July 2020)  
I designed and created this project using some of That's Crafty's craftyboard tags, chains and white/ greyboard hearts along with Tim Holtz 'Abandoned' papers.  


(July 2020).  
I designed and created this using some of That's Crafty's surfaces, long tags, bookmarks and letters along with Tim Holtz 'Abandoned' papers.   


(January 2021) 
This was created with one of That's Crafty 's mdf ATB's and some of their stamps. 


(March 2021)  
This was created with a That's Crafty! mdf Cabinet and Seth Apters Aladine Izink Ice.  


And  I couldn't share my That's Crafty 3d projects without including my latest two.

(March 2022)  
This was created with a That's Crafty! mini box and Stamperia 'Artelier des Art' papers.


(March 2022) 
This was my 'leaving' project created with A That's Crafty! mdf ATC Chunkie. That's Crafty stamps and 13Arts 'His and Hers Remastered' papers. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking back with me at my Thats Crafty! 3D projects and that you will join me next time for my 2nd 'Encore' post when I'll be sharing some of the many Art Panels I created, posted and shared at That's Crafty! 
See you again soon 
Hugs 
Amanda