Monday, 25 September 2017

Dare to Dream Like No Other by Dorthe Hansen

How are you all, I hope your weekend was wonderful!!

I’m back this Monday, with my sample for the blog, here at That`s Blogging Crafty! with a hanger, created onto one of the great MDF surfaces. 

I started painting gesso to the whole surface, making texture in some places, by filling the brush with lots of gesso. While wet, I placed a piece of crumpled tissue paper on the bottom to create even more texture.

When all had dried, the beautiful Chestnut Brown paint was mixed with white and painted on the whole surface and after dry, I used the Sparklers Spray Red to spray this wonderful luminescent colour to the lower part of the panel.

My flower was created with 3 petal pieces from the small and big Wildflowers sheets. I painted directly onto the greyboard, with the pink Shimmer Paint and mixed with White Multi Surface paint directly on the flower petals. After dried, I added the Chestnut Brown to all edges, with a dry brush and smeared it with a finger. A piece of lace was dyed with Raspberry Infusions, attached to the top of number 2 petals and on top of the lace the tiny petal, made more interesting with gesso, to create texture before it was painted with the pink paint.

To give the feeling of love and dreams, I stamped Donna’s wonderful heart balloon directly onto the panel and then, onto a piece of brown paper bag from my stash, first painted twice with the Pink Shimmer. The heart was torn from the paper bag and added on top of the already stamped balloon.

I love Tim Holz Paper Dolls and here obviously we needed a happy couple. They both had a tiny bit of paint smeared to their clothes and a pink button was adhered to coat and waistcoat.

Beautiful dyed lace and a piece of fabric from my stash were adhered to the bottom – brown and pink paint blended and smeared onto the edges, the flower was attached and got a stem, from one of the other wild flowers on the sheet and onto tissue paper, I stamped Lynne’s wonderful Affirmation, adhered it to the top panel and the lovely couple to the right.

Lastly I made two holes with the Crop A Dile and for the Sari Silk ribbon, to make a hanger.

Thank you for following me to here, I wish you all a wonderful day!!

Hugs and love, 


Materials Used:

That’s Crafty! Surfaces Bits and Pieces Greyboard Sheets: Small and Large Wildflowers
Sari Silk
From my stash: Dyed lace, buttons, fabric, used paper bag, used tissue paper

Autumn Wood Shadow Box by Tracey Fairgrieve

Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping well?

Now Autumn is upon us I would like to share a small Shadow Box that I created 
as a sample for Hochanda using the latest new products from That's Crafty!

Here are those *How to do's* in words and pictures.

Using one of the small shadow box's I pushed modelling paste through the Bare Tree
stencil onto the shadow box base and then painted a scene using a mixture of 
That's Crafty! Shimmer and Multi Surface paints.

With the side panels painted in Metallic Copper and the outer edge of the stencilled
tree framed using Black Gesso the panels are all glued together to create the shadow box.

I will leave it to your imagination on how you see the background tree but I did
base it on trees along a path way but others may see it as a fallen tree.

A selection of That's Crafty! Greyboard surfaces including Trees, Small Leaves, 
Toadstools and a Reindeer have been painted and coloured.

Using modelling paste and a hot glue gun, I layered up the painted surfaces.

The outer edge of the box was made to resemble wood grain by applying modelling paste,
scoring with a fork, painting with Black Gesso when dry and highlighting in Bronze paint.

My Autumn Wood Shadow is complete.

In hindsight I really wish I had created a carpet of fallen leaves and could have separated each leaf to create double the amount as the quality is outstanding.. maybe next time. 

Thank you for your shared time,
I look forward to sharing more That's Crafty! Creativity
with you all *next week*

Stay safe everyone

Creative Hugs


Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! Bare Tree Stencil
That's Crafty! Surface MDF Shadow Boxes
That's Crafty! Surfaces Bits & Pieces Greyboard Sheet: Trees (and small leaves)
That's Crafty! Surfaces Bits & Pieces Greyboard Sheet: Reindeer
That's Crafty! Surfaces Bits & Pieces Greyboard Sheet: Toadstools
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints METALLICS
That's Crafty! Shimmer Paints
That's Crafty! Black Gesso

Sunday, 24 September 2017

My Delicate Wings by Lynne Moncrieff

I like to utilize this and that, even so far as using re-cycled cardboard box packaging as a craft mat, for when I get messy with paints, rusting, Infusions, you name it! It’s such a waste to finally toss it into the rubbish bin, this ready formed substrate with dried layers of medium. I keep them aside to then form into projects such as this one. Green crafting is addictive!


Fresco Finish Midnight (Seth Apter Limited Edition Set 1)
Paintbrush (or fingers!)
Re-cycled cardboard box packaging (used as craft mat)
Tree branch off cut
Rusty tin wire
Crochet Lace, etc previously stained with Infusions*


Tear panels from the messy substrate. Begin to layer various stained and rusted, torn crochet lace, papers etc. Attach the R&A Papillion, with rusty tin wire, to branch off-cut. Apply adhesive to the branch before adhering to the substrate. 

Apply Titanium White and hints of Infusions to the Papillion. Once dry, directly stamp Affirmation onto the butterfly, only partially. Paint scrap of crochet lace with Midnight Fresco, adhere to centre of butterfly. Onto scrap of stained paper, stamp the Affirmation once again. Apply adhesive only to one end of the stamped Affirmation, adhering to butterfly. Edge butterfly with Sharpie pen and Midnight Fresco. 

Apply paints to MDF tag, grunge it up as much as possible before layering fragments of rusted crochet lace. Onto found paper, partially stamp Affirmation, cut/tear into word tiles before adhering to tag. Scribble with white and black paint pens. Attach to another piece of rusted tin wire, wrapping the wire and placing ends of wire beneath the butterfly.

Highlight areas with the beautiful That’s Crafty! Copper acrylic paint, this paint beautifully captures textures. Take time to decide if areas needing touches of lightness or darkness. Fresco Midnight is a beautiful paint colour for adding areas of darkness. 

Until next time,



Saturday, 23 September 2017

Rise Above by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

Donna here today with a tag featuring a really lovely stamp by Carmen’s Veranda.

What to do:

To achieve the crackle effect you’ll need to cover a sheet of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper with a layer of DecoArt Crackle paint, set this aside to crack naturally.

When it’s dry, sprinkle a little bit of an Infusions powder on it and spritz with water, keep spritzing and blotting until you are happy with the effect.

Stamp the image using black Archival ink, if you have a stamping platform use that just in case you need to re stamp it if you don’t achieve a first
clear impression. 

Fussy cut the image out and place to one side. Don’t waste the rest of the paper you have left as the circles and the little ‘mosaic’ pieces were also used from it to add to the tag as finishing touches.

The tag was actually dyed with tea (after a mammoth calico tea dying session I had some tea left) but a brown Distress Oxide/Ink will work just as well, you want to create an ‘aged’ look to the background.

I took 2 different Dinky stencils to add some details to the background, pouncing Distress Inks through them to give a muted effect.

Add some stamping with the leaf from one of my Quirky Girls’ sets and colour in with a green pencil; once again you want to keep it subtle.

Adhere everything to the tag and then for a finishing touch add a Tim Holtz flower and sentiment.

I think the inspiration for my tag was my recent holiday to France where they have the most fantastic museum of Roman finds so as soon as I saw this stamp I knew I needed it J

Supplies Used:

Tim Holtz Flowers

Hope you like it

Donna x

Friday, 22 September 2017

A Colourful Life by Fliss Goodwin

Hi there, I have a colourful journal page to share this week with lots of layering with inks, paints and stamps.  The text stamp I used is one that resonates with me at the moment as I’m about to change my life completely to follow my creative spirit and see where it leads.


That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Textures Sets 1 and 2, Lynne’s Affirmations Set 2
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks – Broken China, Twisted Citron, Faded Jeans
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints – Haystack, Amethyst, Orchid
Sizzix Frameworks Chevron Border Die (I used the leftover bits – waste no, want not lol)
Scrap of toning paper (mine was a Gelli print scrap)


The first step is to colour the background, which I did by adding Distress Oxides to my craft mat, misting with water and picking up the colour on my page. I repeated this until I was happy with the colour.

I then added splashes of paint, mostly around the edges using the paints and gesso. I added some more dots of paint using a brush.

I stamped the text roughly in the centre and followed up with various circle images from the texture stamp sets using the black Archival ink. I added a little doodled stitching using a fine black marker pen. I stamped the number image in a couple of places also with black ink.

I found a strip of toning paper in my Gelli print scraps folder and added this to my page. I stamped my chosen text on the page with black ink.

The finishing touch to my page was to add the leftover pieces from die cutting the chevron border out of black and white card, they come in very useful as you can see.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x
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