Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Crafts Dreamy August challenge 2018

Hello everyone, Zowie here to introduce the current Crafts Dreamy challenge, here is the Mood board for August.

The theme is anything goes; you can make a card, tag, ATC, scrapbook layout, pocket letter mixed media, collage piece etc the possibilities are endless! 

The winner will receive a £15 gift card (provided by myself) to spend at Crafteezee 
and also earn the chance to be a guest designer here at Crafts Dreamy. We are also awarding Top 3 badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. 

Rules are simple, create a project, the theme is anything goes, enter by clicking on the link HERE include a link back to this challenge in your blog post. You can combine our challenge with up to 5 challenges (including this one) If you are entering through Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, you'll need to include #craftsdreamychallenge

I would like to thank the super talented Design Team for their stunning creations, please click on the persons name to see how they created them and to leave these wonderful ladies some comment love!

So now it's your turn to join in with the fun! we look forward to seeing your creations! The challenge closes on the 12th September at 11pm BST

Follow us on Facebook to join our group and to share your creations with us 

Do you use Instagram? please use the craftsdreamychallenge 
so that we can see your creations there too. 

Thanks for stopping by,

hugs from the Crafts Dreamy team xx 

Friday, 10 August 2018

Design Team Spotlight tutorial - Layered mixed media canvas

Hello everyone, Priya here with a tutorial on how to make a layered mixed media canvas. There will be a list of products used at the bottom of this post.

To begin, I gave a stencil background on both the rectangle and heart shaped canvas, using a Mudra's Diamond deco and TCW'S Tiny circle stencil, I applied both Graphite paste and modelling paste.#

Next, I applied Liquitex glass bead gel randomly on both canvases, then gave a coat of black gesso.

Here I have layered the heart canvas over the rectangle one , I also adhered some cheese cloth and burlap.

Here I have adhered some Papericious Linear flourish chippies.

I adhered some old paint brushes, bottle caps, metal flowers and other embellishments to the base using soft gloss gel.

Mixed Finnabair art stones and mini art stones have been randomly applied with soft gloss gel also.

When dry, I coloured the entire work with Olive green rust paste.I then dabbed Blue and Mint green Patina paste, along with Dusty rust paste here and there to enhance the look that I wanted. 

I then rubbed Lucky emerald antique brilliance wax and Inka gold old silver over the stencilled areas and metal embellishments.

Here I have coloured the Melange art pebbles with Prima gold amber paint and blue patina paste and adhered to the canvas.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Love to craft challenge

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today we are showcasing our first ever 'Love to craft' challenge!
This one is for fun only! along side this, we'll still be holding our monthly challenge, with a winners prize and the chance to be 
a Guest Designer.

The theme for this challenge is 'anything goes' you can make a card, tag, scrapbook layout, journal page, mixed media project etc. The challenge closes on the 12th August at 11pm BST

There will also be badges awarded to the winner and Top 3 favourite designs chosen by the Design Team.

Rules are simple, create a project following the theme and enter by clicking on the link below, please include a link back to this challenge in your blog post. You can combine our challenge with up to five challenges (including this one) if you are entering through Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, you'll need to include

We would love for you to join in with our challenges and look forward to seeing your creations! Please click HERE to enter them

Thanks so much for supporting us and for leaving your lovely comments, we really do appreciate them. 

Hugs from the Crafts Dreamy Team xx 

Friday, 27 July 2018

Design Team Spotlight tutorial - Faux stitched mixed media tag

Hi everyone, Christina here with a tutorial on how to create a
'faux stitching' mixed media tag.

Choose your favourite pattern paper, using a 1" square punch, punch out various pieces of the paper to fit an number 8 tag and adhere. Take a paper piercing tool and poke holes through the edges of the squares. Draw random squiggly lines in black and white markers to give the illusion of thread. To give the background more dimension, apply a Tim Holtz distress crayon in Old paper around the squares and rub with your fingers to smudge it.(Hint) use a baby or alcohol wipe to remove some excess crayon for a more subtle look.

To create the layered snowflake, I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz die layered snowflake with the embossing folder, Ranger foil sheets and ran them both through the Vagabond. Next, I coloured the snowflake with alcohol inks in Latte and Blue and added a Tim Holtz idea-ology word token 'frosty' in the centre. Using a distress crayon in Picket fence, rub it into the word token.

For an added touch, I coloured Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon in distress oxides - Iced spruce and Broken china, with a spritz of water, then heat set them. Next attach Tim Holtz clasp and bell to the ribbon.

I hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial. Feeling the Summer heat.... sit back, relax and 'stay frosty'!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

((hugs)) Christina