Friday 7 March 2014

New Challenge Site......

....That's Crafty! Challenge blog launches today with it's first theme of 'Anything Goes'.  The challenges will run for 2 weeks, a winner will be picked for each challenge and they will win a £20 voucher to spend at the That's Crafty! online shop.........and there's certainly lots of goodies to spend it on!!

So for my piece I've gone a little bit oriental and used Sheena Douglass's Oriental Lanterns stamps. Started off by creating my background by blending Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey and Pumice Stone Distress Inks, spot of faux bleaching, some background stamping with stamps from the Ageing Beautifully set and leaves from the Lanterns set.

Then I stamped some of the smaller lanterns directly onto the background and coloured with wild honey distress ink. 

Then stamped the three larger lanterns onto some card coloured with Wild Honey and embossed them with gold embossing powder
They looked very 'flat' though so added some shading with Rusty Hinge and Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then covered the whole lantern with embossing ink and embossed with clear powder
Then it was just a case of assembling it all and adding a greeting from the 'From the Heart' words set.

Don't forget to check out the challenge blog and join in the fun.......remember there's a chance of winning a £20 That's Crafty! voucher.

See you again soon
Donna xx


  1. Bright and cheerful, well designed. Great to be back visiting you Donna, Have a great weekend. Chris xxx

  2. Gorgeous inky background colours, and I love how you've created that amazing dimension on the lanterns with the shading - brilliant. Congrats on a great launch!
    Alison x

  3. I can't believe I've just discovered your blog Donna! Followed the link from fb...anyway this is fantastic, I love the background and had to smile at your colour combo, it works brilliantly doesn't it. Will have to give this challenge a go, i love shopping at That's Crafty.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs Lisax

  4. This is fabulous Donna. An amazing backdrop for those beautiful lanterns.
    Fliss x


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