Friday, 31 July 2015

All You Need Is Love And Stencils by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, I have a fairly simple card to share this week as I’m still playing with those fabulous Dinky Stencils this time with Distress ink and Brushos.



Carabelle Studio A7 Stamp Set – Etoiles, Taches et Background
Brusho Crystals – Lemon, Yellow
Card Blank




Cut a square of mixed media card to fit your card blank and gently sprinkle some Brusho Crystals on the right side. Mist with water and repeat until you’re happy with the effect.

Use the stencil to apply a pattern from the left side across the centre with the pink ink. Stamp the heart image in the remaining space with the black ink then stamp again on a scrap of paper and colour the heart with the pink ink. Cut out just the heart.

Stamp some stars with the pink ink to balance the stamping then attach the cut out heart over the stamped one. Run pink ink around the edges and stamp on the chosen text with black ink. Glue to a card blank to finish.


We have a new challenge today over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog which goes live at 8am so don’t forget to check it out.


See you next week.

Fliss x

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Mini Album by Debs Wainwright

Hello everyone. Today I have a mini album to share which I have decorated. I made the album some time ago and I have put a link on my blog to the original post.

So here is the first page  

Using That's Crafty Dinky stencils, I created my background then stamped my feature.

I coloured in using paint pens 


Here is the cover again That's Crafty! Dinky stencils.

I finished with a sentiment 

What I used  

IndigoBlu Stamp
Sentiment from stash
Thank you for coming to have a look take care 

Debs xxx

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Butterfly ATCs by Alison Hall

Hello crafters! I've been playing with the new Dinky Stencils yet again, this time with Brushos, and I'm hooked! I used a fab technique I learned from Helen Chilton.


Here's what I used... 

That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Chequerboard Background, Abstract Stones, Offset Squares Background
Brusho Crystal Colour - Lime Green, Turquoise, Sea Green




1. Sprinkle all three Brusho colours onto three That's Crafty! White/Greyboard ATCs. The colour is very intense, so you don't need much. Lay the three stencils onto the ATCs, then spritz with water. Remove the stencils, then allow the backgrounds to dry naturally, or speed up with the heat gun.

2. Use the Archival Ink to stamp the PaperArtsy butterfly collage on the sides of each ATC. Stamps some words from the Finnabair Stamp Set onto the tops and bottoms of the ATCs.

3. Stamp and clear emboss the three PaperArtsy butterflies on the white glossy card. One of the butterflies is from the collage image. Mix a few grains of each of the Brusho colours with a little water, then use to paint the butterflies. Use the heat gun to dry the ink.

4. Cut out the three butterflies, use Glossy Accents to adhere to the ATCs, then add a paperclip to each butterfly's body.

5. Finally, use blending foam to ink the edges of the ATCs with black Archival ink.


Here's a close up of one of the butterflies...


I hope I've inspired you to get crafty today,


Alison xox

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Sometimes Fate……… by Amanda Southern


Happy Tuesday to you all. I have for you today a card which includes several of the new and fabulous Dinky Stencils only available from That’s Crafty! because they are designed by That’s Crafty!

I started by selecting one of my several Gelli plate backgrounds from my stash. Over that I then stencilled with paint in pink and black through several of the designs of Dinky Stencils (6 in total).
Once that was dry I then stamped some of the elements from the Lynne Perrella stamp set, some in black ink and then some that I have heat embossed with white embossing powder. My main image was stamped onto stamping card with only touches of colouring added as I wanted it predominantly black and white so it popped off the page.
I finished by adding some sentiment stamping, repeating the stamping several times. It was all then mat and layered onto a black 8 x 8 card blanks.


What I used:-

Acrylic Paint
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Harlequin, Chequerboard, Diamond Circles, Circles, Half Circles & Punchinella
Dylusions Paints – Black Marble & Bubblegum Pink
Stamps Lynne Perrella LPC022 by PaperArtsy (this was from my stash but other LP stamps are available)
Black 8 x 8 Card Blank


Thanks and see you next Tuesday


Amanda X

Monday, 27 July 2015

Bloom by Moira Sutton

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Carbon Black, Quinacrisone Magenta, Napthol Red Light, Titanium White, Cobalt Turquoise, Green Gold and Hansa Yellow Light
Palette Knife
Text Letters

I already had several hand carved stamps. I brayered some Carbon Black paint on my craft sheet and dipped the stamps in the paint before randomly stamping over my That's Crafty! Alterables Whiteboard 10.5ins x 8.25ins board. This is my preferred way of getting the paint onto stamps, as I’m less likely to gunk the stamp up with paint this way.

I then applied a coat of paint using dabs of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Mageneta and Napthol Red Light brayed together so there were patches of the different colours.

Next came the DecoArt Modeling Paste applied with a palette knife over the Peony blooms only of the Donna Downey Signature Stencil Bloom Group.

When dry I gave the petals and the gaps between a coat of white paint then mixed the Napthol Red with the white to create different shades of pink and applied them to the petals to give a sense of light and shade. 

To make the blooms pop more from the background I went into the space around the Blooms with Cobalt Turquoise, Green Gold and Hansa Yellow Light.

Finally I added my text Bloom. 


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Birds of a Feather by Lynne Moncrieff

This was the first time I had inked up a Carabelle stamp. I can see why they are so popular. Fabulous detailing on this particular stamp and I enjoyed incorporating some Dinky Stencils. As with my project last week, the Brick Repeat makes another appearance. Have I mentioned that already I have my absolute favourites!


That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils:- Harlequin. Distressed Harlequin and Brick Repeat
Prima Finnabair Don’t Forget To Fly and Rust and Dust
Distress Inks:- Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish:- Lake Wanaka, Space Cadet, Chalk and Stone
Idea-ology Tiny Attacher
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Extras:- Cork, Raffia, Jute Ribbon and Feather


After applying the Frescos to white cardstock, working with a baby wipe to blend the colours. I tore a panel to adhere to cardbase. The base I worked on was slightly larger than the overall stamped image.

Stamping, with Potting Soil, the Carabelle stamp I followed by stamping again, this time onto a piece of cream Tissue stock. Tearing around the image and distressing and rolling the edges. I then attached it to the main cardbase.

Now the fun with the Dinky Stencils. Randomly, with a cosmetic sponge, I stencilled the designs with Distress Inks, selecting any blank areas where I could include some stencilling. The size of the Dinky Stencils allows you to work on the smallest of areas. They are such clever designed stencils.

Continuing with stamping, this time moving onto the Finnabair stamp set. One of the sentiments stamped onto a scrap piece of the painted cardstock and for the other I stamped onto cork. I also had a tiny piece of stamped cork leftover from a previous project so I utilised that also (stamp from Rust and Dust)

To assemble, for the top of the cardbase I adhered a torn piece of painted cardstock (this was a piece leftover when I adhered the prepared panel to the cardbase). Cutting the sentiment into word tiles, edging with Distress Ink, they were adhered to this panel. 

At the bottom edge, the stamped cork elements were layered with a feather to jute ribbon along with a torn piece of crackle glazed tag from some previous project. Other embellishment touches are a raffia bow and torn pieces of Tissue Tape.

Until next time

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