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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Winner & Top 3 - Anything Goes Mixed Media Challenge

For Our Current Challenge Words Challenge 

Hi all, it's time again for our winners post and
Wow we had some super awesome entries
for our Mixed Media Challenge Challenge.
All the entries were brilliant and it was so
hard for our DT to choose.
But we can only have one winner.......

 Winner of the Mixed Media Challenge ........

Congratulations, if you would like to email Erin at
elfiedust@aol.com to
claim your prize :-)

And now for the top 3 in no particular order .............

All 3 of Butterflies N' Buttons makes was chosen by the DT so
I thought I would link all 3 for you all to pop on over and have a peep.






Well done to you all, if you would like to 
grab your badges from the sidebar :-)
Don't forget our current challenge is
Words
which finishes on the 
1st August 2015
Happy Creating :-)
DT Hugs
Kezzy 
xxxxx

Sunday, 19 July 2015

New Challenge For All Crafts - Words

Hi all, hope your having a
crafty weekend :-).
Wow we had some amazing Mixed Media Anything Goes entries 
for our last challenge, remember
to pop back next week 
to see who the winner
and top 3 are.

Need more inspiration?  why don't you join us in our Natter page
on facebook, DT adds lots of inspiration plus you can add your creations
on there as well, we also do a swap each month.
Lisa also runs an online facebook shop which is
connected to her bricks and mortar shop, each day lots of new crafty products
are added and she also runs a pay at the end of the month scheme.
And if your a lover of Digi Stamps then look no further then our 
gorgeous digi's.

What's New with our Challenges
From now on we shall have one theme a month (which today is Words)
and the other challenge will be Anything Goes Mixed Media only this
gives our mixed media DT freedom to create,
plus it gives our viewers a chance to feel free to have a go at mixed media :-)

Challenge For All Crafts - Words

And now for some brilliant inspiration from our
design team.















We can't wait to see your creations for our
Words Challenge For All Crafts.
Happy Crafting
Kezzy :-)
xxxxx






Sunday, 12 July 2015

Winner and Top 3 - Lots of Layers Challenge

For Our Current Challenge Anything Goes Mixed Media 

Hi all, it's time again for our winners post and
Wow we had some super awesome entries
for our Lots of Layers Challenge.
All the entries were brilliant and it was so
hard for our DT to choose.
But we can only have one winner.......

 Winner of the Lots of Layers Challenge ........

Congratulations, if you would like to email Erin at
elfiedust@aol.com to
claim your prize :-)

And now for the top 3 in no particular order .............



Well done to you all, if you would like to 
grab your badges from the sidebar :-)
Don't forget our current challenge is
Anything Goes Mixed Media
which finishes on the 
18th July 2015
Happy Creating :-)
DT Hugs
Kezzy 
xxxxx

Sunday, 5 July 2015

New Challenge - Anything Goes Mixed Media

Hi all, hope your having a
crafty weekend :-).
Wow we had some amazing Lots of Layers entries 
for our last challenge, remember
to pop back next week 
to see who the winner
and top 3 are.

Need more inspiration?  why don't you join us in our Natter page
on facebook, DT adds lots of inspiration plus you can add your creations
on there as well, we also do a swap each month.
Lisa also runs an online facebook shop which is
connected to her bricks and mortar shop, each day lots of new crafty products
are added and she also runs a pay at the end of the month scheme.
And if your a lover of Digi Stamps then look no further then our 
gorgeous digi's.

This fortnight it's time to get out your Mixed Media for our 
Challenge - Anything Goes Mixed Media
This can include cards that are made up of mixed media, altered art,
canvas, ATC's, Tags, Scrapbook etc
BUT has to be mixed media
So time to get out those mediums, paints, sprays, watercolour, inks etc
and have a play :-)

And now for some brilliant inspiration from our
design team.





















We can't wait to see your creations for our
Anything Goes Mixed Media Challenge.
Happy Crafting
Kezzy :-)
xxxxx


Sunday, 28 June 2015

Winner and Top 3 - Anything Goes Challenge

For Our Current Challenge Lots of Layers 

Hi all, it's time again for our winners post and
Wow we had some super awesome entries
for our Anything Goes Challenge.
All the entries were brilliant and it was so
hard for our DT to choose.
But we can only have one winner.......

 Winner of the Anything Goes Challenge ........

Congratulations, if you would like to email Erin at
elfiedust@aol.com to
claim your prize :-)

And now for the top 3 in no particular order .............



Well done to you all, if you would like to 
grab your badges from the sidebar :-)
Don't forget our current challenge is
Lots of Layers
which finishes on the 
4th July 2015
Happy Creating :-)
DT Hugs
Kezzy 
xxxxx

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

VonPappe Wednesday #7

Servus and welcome back after an unforgivable long break to another VonPappe Wednesday!

Lovely Lisa - the owner and busy bee of That Craft Place - has the most wonderful range of laser cut MDF bits and pieces and this time I want to show you how to create this grungy frame with a bit of bling:







As you can see I originally thought of using one of her lovely bird shapes along with it, but during the process that idea got lost...lol

The list of materials I used can be found at the bottom of this post. All media and items I used can be bought at That Craft Place - either the bricks and mortar shop, the facebook group or the online store.

For a larger view simply click on the images.



Steps 1 and 2:

Give the frame a coat of white DecoArt media Gesso. Once that has dried, put a layer of DecoArt media fluid acrylic Titan Buff on top. 





Step 3:

Using DecoArt Carbon Black media fluid acrylic paint stamp on some cracks. To do so spread some of the paint flat out on a palette or non stick crafting sheet and dab the stamp into the paint. Remember to clean the stamp immediately after use with soap and water as the acrylic paint can't be removed once it has dried! Using acrylic paint for stamping adds a little extra texture (but you can of course use archival stamping ink instead).






Step 4:

Rub and dab on some DecoArt media Texture Sand Paste using your fingers. Leave out the stamped areas. Let dry.







Steps 5 and 6:

Apply a wash of DecoArt media Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide fluid acrylic in random places and especially onto the areas with the Texture Sand paste. A wash means you generously apply heavily diluted paint (almost more water than paint).

If you find that you want your paint to puddle and run even more you can also add water directly with your brush to the spots where you have already added paint to. Dab off and/or add paint as you carry on until you are content with the effect.



Repeat the procedure with DecoArt media English Red Oxide fluid acrylic.




Step 7:

After that has dried thoroughly dry brush on some DecoArt media Paynes Grey  using a dry (!) wide flat soft brush. Only load the very tip of your brush and "paint" a piece of kitchen roll so there's only little paint left on your brush - gently brush that onto the textural areas and the edges of your frame. This will tone it down and also make any texture more visible.





Step 8: 

Add some DecoArt media Cobalt Turquoise Hue in various spots.




Step 9:

Next add the brighter DecoArt media Cobalt Teal Hue in the same spots to create a kind of patina look.





Right now your frame should already have turned from rather bright to grungy dark and worn looking.



Step 10 (is optional for those who really want their frame to look grungy and dark):

be brave and randomly scrape on some DecoArt media black Gesso with the smallest palette knife you have!


This will add more depth and detail to your frame! Don't be afraid of covering up what's underneath. Layering techniques are all about letting go ;)


Step 11:

For a finishing touch embellish your frame with some thin rough string and a pendant. I coloured mine using Ranger Alcohol Inks.







You're done!

Instead of putting an image behind your frame you could also fix a smaller panel with four holes in its corners with some string that you attach to four spots of your frame....or maybe even do both sides of the frame and attach some moveable parts to its centre and create a mobile....the possibilities are endless.












Materials list:

- That Craft Place Ltd. MDF laser cut frame

- DecoArt media products:
  * fluid acrylic paints: carbon black, titan buff, transparent yellow iron oxide, english red oxide, paynes grey, cobalt turquoise hue, cobalt teal hue
  * gesso: black and white
  * specialty media: Texture Sand Paste

- non stick craft sheet
- crackle stamp
- small palette knife
- wide tip soft brush
- kitchen roll
- Ranger alcohol inks: Stream, Juniper
- thin rough cord
- pendant


The actual challenge "Layers" which is an "all crafts challenge" this time, has just started! Why not check out the fab projects of the DT and play along?!!!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia xxx


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