Sunday, 7 June 2015

That Craft Place Challenge.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

And here is my second design for :
That Craft Place Challenge Blog.
Hope you will pop over and join in the challenge and have a look at what my team members have made to inspire you.

For this project we have been asked to use the Theme of Mixed Media Anything Goes!
So can't go wrong there!
And here is my project for this month.

I started with A Prima stencil by Finnabair and a 19 cm x 24 cm Art Canvas  Board.

I then applied the Mineral Texture Gel through the stencil and allowed it to dry.

This gives a gorgeous texture as seen below.
I also added some Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Crackle Glaze through a Tim Holtz stencil and Crafters Workshop stencils.
While this was still wet I added some watch parts and then allowed everything to dry.

 Next I played around with other embellishments in order to decide which would look most affective.
I particularly like the MDF cogs and the dragonfly.
That Craft Place can cut almost anything you want in MDF so well worth a visit and also stock MDF pieces from other companies too.
The Compass parts are by Tando Creative which Lisa also stocks at
That Craft Place.

I decided to use a Tim Holtz metal Word Band, also stocked by That Craft Place. They really stock so much so it's well worth a look.

At this stage it is time to decide on the Gesso, will it be Black or White?



This is so hard Lol!

Yes it's white!!!
Quite like it as it is actually!
In the end I decided not to use the dragonfly. I think sometimes we are frightened by blank spaces and over-fill our designs.
Space is good, it helps to balance the design and lead the eye to different parts of the design.
Sorry this is not really the place for design theory Lol!
Move on girl!!!

Close-up showing some of the detail.

And now for the colour. Used Crafty Notions sprays for this.

 I sprayed the inks on and allowed some of it to run down the canvas.

When complete and dry, I rubbed over with some Treasure Silver which really makes the detail pop!.

 And here is the finished project and hope you like it.


That Craft Place shop can supply many of these lovely items just pop over.
If you have chance to go and have a look, click on the Facebook button to see even more lovely things.


Hope you enjoyed looking at my canvas, it would be great if you could leave me a little comment.
I will always visit you back if I know where you are.

I look forward to seeing your entries for the challenge.

Click here to enter.

 Back soon and happy crafting,

 Angela x
I have entered this in:
 The Country View Challenge for June Shabby Chic
Eclectic Ellapu challenge for June Steampunk
The Altered Eclectics challenge for June - Mixed Media Anything Goes


  1. Oh wow, Angela, I LOVE this! All that yummy texture and I do love steampunk... Good choice to go with the white gesso and the shabby chic look, but think it would be fun to try it with black too! What a gorgeous piece.


  2. Holy gorgeous Angela!! I love all the different techniques you used to create your texture, and those colours are completely dreamy!! PINNED! have a great weekend :)

  3. WOW! Gorgeous Angela!! I loved it when it was in the beginning stages as well - the monochromatic was so cool!! Thanks so much for the step out- brilliant canvas my friend! xoxo

  4. Gorgeous project Angela, love the textures and colours, hugs Carole Z X

  5. Just delicious, as always Angela. So loving that steampunk feel.

  6. Such a great piece Angela - love it.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  7. This is gorgeous Angela, love your textures and soft colours. fabulous embellishments..
    Stunning details.
    Hugs Pam x

  8. Just one word from me Angela - stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Thank you for taking me through that -sometimes I am afraid of my own shadow when it comes to mm - I would never have painted the metal things until I saw yours. NOW I will! It all looks so good and the silvering at the end? The icing on the cake!Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu for our June challenge.

  10. A stunning canvas,great textures and colour palette...
    Thank you for joining us over at Altered Eclectics...x

  11. I just love all the colours and the texture... Just my cup of tea teamie!
    xxSAMxx .
    ❤My Blog - The Crippled Crafter❤

  12. A fabulous piece, the colours are beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. This is gorgeous Angela. I love the colours. Just stunning!!!!
    Thanks for playing along at Eclectic Ellapu.
    Lisa - Eclectic Ellapu DT


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