Time for another brilliant challenge over at Thats Crafty! and this fortnights theme is: Alphabet Soup. So we'd love to see any of your letter based creations and you could be in with a chance of winning this:
I made a card for this challenge featuring one of Tim's wonderful stencils.
Distress spray stain, Decoart paints (the flower is stamped on a Gelli print), Tim Holtz stencil, stamps are: Tim Holtz, Crafters Companion, Bo Bunny and the little bird is a Tim Holtz punch.
I'm going to take a little blogging break apart from some scheduled DT creations which you will see.
I have a million and one little jobs to be doing so shall concentrate on them so please don't be offended if I don't comment on any of your lovely creations.....the IPad will officially be out of bounds to me for a few weeks ;)
Yes that's another fortnight gone so time for another challenge over at Thats Crafty! and this time the theme is: Under the Sea.
So we'd love to see mermaids, seahorses, fish etc or whatever you consider to be part of the sea.
Don't forget in this challenge, as always, there's a chance to win a rather fab £20 voucher to spend online in the shop, they have lots of new, exciting crafty goodies at the moment....I just checked for research purposes of course!
I think this is a really lovely theme and enjoyed doing my mermaid for it...on wood of course!
Decoart paints and crackle glaze ( the whole piece is covered in the glaze but its hard to see unfortunately), Gelatos, Thats Crafty! bubbles stencil, 7Gypsies stamps, stabilo black pencil and white posca pen, Tim Holtz sentiment, seed beads.
Take it, Make it, Pens and Pencils ( drawn with a pencil and then highlighted with stabilo and posca pens)
Paperartsy grey/whiteboard, Distress Spray stains, Decoart paints and modelling paste, Thats Crafty! stencil, Stamps are: Crafters Companion, Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft, die cuts are Memory Box Chloe and I think the butterfly wings are from a Spellbinders butterfly, Stabilo black pencil, white posca pen, Tim Holtz sentiment.
Time for another monthly challenge over at Mixed Media World and the theme for this month is: Gorgeous Textures.
So, we'd love to see all your wonderful textured creations. Remember that you can add textures in lots of different ways: paint, Gesso, texture paste, beads, hessian, twine....the list is endless!
For this challenge we are being sponsored by:
For this challenge the winner will receive 3 images of their choice from The Old Design Shop.
For this challenge, I took my beloved wood and set about adding texture to that.
The texture was achieved using all Decoart products and blasted with a heat gun before they air dried to get the 'bubbled up' effect. If you want the crackle glaze and paste to crackle DO NOT heat with the heat gun first as this will destroy the crackle effect but I wanted this blistered bubbled effect so it was okay ;)
Decoart Paints, Decoart Crackle Glaze, Decoart Crackle Paste, Crafters Companion stamps, Tim Holtz embellishments, rusty wire and a rusty washer.
Hope you like it and you'll come and join in
Decoart paints and sprays, Decoart modelling paste, Gelatos,Stencils are: Jane Davenport, Paperartsy and Crafters Workshop, Prima messy writing stamp, stabilo black pencil, Posca white pen,black Micron pen and a Tim Holtz sentiment.
Hope you like it
UPDATE: I've had a few questions about how this was achieved. The background is just simply paint brayered on until you get the colour you want. Re the stencilling effects, scrape the Decoart modelling paste through the stencils, allow to dry and then apply the Gelatos to the modelling paste. As the paste is so smooth it takes the Gelatos beautifully and allows you to blend the colours together. The paint runs were just achieved by spraying the Decoart Mixed Media misters and allowing to run down the wood. Any more questions, just ask ;)