That's Crafty are on Hochanda on Friday 16th June at 8 am and 2 pm, and among the new releases on the show are some pretty awesome grey board products. I fell in love with these and I have done a short video giving a show off of them, as I felt a photo would not do them justice.
I have used these a lot, as have the rest of the DT for the show samples and they stand up really well to layers of paint and other media. so if you fancy a look click on the link below to watch the video and the Hochanda shows are available to watch on catch up if you missed them
My project started with a piece of black gessoed card that I had used for mopping up stencils from my Gelli Plate, this gave me a lovely muted background of colours which I cut to size, to fit in my 5 x 7 journal.
I then added colour to the stenciled area by keeping the Big stencil in place and layered others over it to add color through. I used a selection of from the Dinky range by That's Crafty for this.
I then replaced the big stencil and used it as a template to add white highlights with a pen to the stenciled area. I am now horribly stuck as to what to do next, so I am going away to think.......
Two day's later and I am back with my finished page.
I found a lovely collage image and title from a music sheet in my bit box which gave me an idea for a theme.
I used my finger to rub paint over this when dry to highlight the crackle.
I added a bit of black stencilling and stitching and a couple of random bits that I found in my collage box. Finishing it all by rubbing on odd colours of Distress crayons here and there just to give it a bit more of a moody look.
I must admit this was one of those projects that I really did not like at one stage and it nearly went in the bit torn in half in a huff. But I am glad I persevered with it as I now really like the way it all came together. Carol xx
I saw the Rubber Dance challenge, saw the colours and thought woo hoo my favorite combination so I have made these 3 cards for the challenge. I needed some card for birthdays this month and I always do quick and easy cards as I am not especially a card maker but I do find them relaxing as I enjoy colouring.
These are the colours I used along with the Rubber Dance Giraffe stamp and her accompanying quote.
These are very basic cards, Stamped, masked, stenciled background, coloured and then a border added, very bish, bash, bosh.
My other stamps are Katzlekraft
Details of the Rubber Dance challenge can be seen here
Rubber Dance and KatzleKraft stamps are stocked in the UK by That's Crafty
It's that Friday feeling, I do love Friday's, the weekend to look forward to and a couple of days of lie-ins and of course the That's Crafty challenge
This time the theme for the Challenge is "just words" (Words to be the main focus of project)
I have a journal page.
I played with Decoart media paints using Fresco Satin finish to make them all very translucent so all the text showed through all the layers of paint and there are lot of layers here, added with stencils and just general slopping around of paint.
Finishing with my favourite filler stamp of the moment Tracey Scott's colour wheel stamp from the PA set ETS02.
My main image is from Fly with Me from Rubber Dance along with the quote, and the Dream word is one of the That's Crafty Stencils bumped a little bit with white pen.
I finished with a little gelli plate printed heart that I layered up with some stamped text, stitched it together and stuck down in the bottom left of the page.