Wednesday, 31 December 2014

SDC 176 Week 5 and APC’s

My last post for 2014 are my APC’s for Claudine Criner’s Challenge week 16 which this week is backgrounds using the same technique and the Stampotique Designers Challenge Anything Goes week 5.

Claudine showed us how to use same paint and crinkled tissue paper to make our backgrounds, here is my take.


Used imagination Crafts Silkies for both backgrounds then sprayed some orange DecoArt mister which when sprayed with water gives great drippage.  Found some white tissue paper which was already decorated from Fortnum and Mason, a friend sent it to me a while back and am so glad it came in handy! It hasn’t photographed well but if you enlarge the pictures you can see the words.

The fabulous head is off Dylusions stamp plate called Strength DYR 44536 and the sentiment is off Dylusions plate Don’t hold Back DYR 44505.

Used Pitt Pens skin tones to colour the face, she looks like she’s had a tad too long on the tanning bed and don’t you love her attitude lol.


Really pleased with how this one turned out, before adding Mink (6072 by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique)to the APC i added some Hansa Yellow Pan Pastel to add a glow around her. I stamped her onto an old book page, coloured her in using the Nature set from Spectrum Noir and blended the colours using Zest It.

The Dyan Reaveley stencil with Alphabets was needed to go over the pale white background as it needed some drama. I used the Stabilo All black pencil around the edges and around the words, added a drop of water and hey presto the magic happened, there it was the smudge look i have been searching for, i was a very happy crafter at that moment.

Added Mink and my hand written words which i would like to share with all my lovely Followers, wishing you a very Happy 2015 and hope your year is filled with Love, Light, Peace, Happiness and Creativity.

Thanks for dropping by and look forward to seeing you again in 2015.



  1. Wow, ending the year with a bang. Just love both of your pieces. Like girls with attitude. Brilliantly done. Must get some misters! Yes, can see F and M in background. Well done you for a year of tremendous posts! Long may you reign! Xx

  2. Ohh these are fab, love the stamps you chose to use and your backgrounds turned out so great.

  3. Super duper APCs once again. I loe the quote on the first one, :D
    Many thanks for all your beautiful comments for myself and Wee Man, they are truly appreciated and always make us smile. Wishing you a wonderful New Year with hopes that it brings you all you would wish for yourself ((hugs)) :o) x

  4. Great post as always lovely, love girls with attitude and that sentiment is brilliant. Mink is adorable too. Glad the pencil behavioured :). As Hazel says you have had a brilliant creative year.

    I love how varied your creative talents are and look forward to see what you will be making next year. Happy New and much love xx

  5. Ah, my dear, your APCs are so much better than mine this week. And that first one had me laughing so hard, I nearly cried. But at least I had a bit of tissue paper I could use this time. Nothing as pretty as yours, though. I am always in awe of your stamping abilities. You make it all look SO easy.

    I saw Darcy's calendar project, but decided one calendar a month was enough to keep up with. I've been with Kate @ The Kathryn Wheel for four years and have decided I will continue to make and share mine on her blog. But thanks for thinking of me, anyway.

  6. Fantastic end to 2014! Wonderful 2015 to you and your closest! All the best! Xx

  7. What's happening?? Blogger is allowing me to comment!!! I love these so much, they're terrific. Happy New Year!

  8. Ah Mo,your creations always make me smile,love your sense of humour ;)

    Here's to another brilliant creative year for you

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  9. Love these MoH, I can diet for a day too but that's about it lol. I'm also looking forward to another year of your fab creations, so here's to 2015 xx

  10. Your backgrounds came out great! I love, love, love that first one because that is just how I feel everyday!
    Wishing you a Happy 2105 filled with art!

  11. Lol. Great sentiment for the first one and I love mink. Thankfully dir the lovely comment and great to hear you have joined the Decoart outreach program. I'm in the north east next year at the moment at paper cuts for a weekend of classes. Would love to make it back to the north west as well though x

  12. Oh - both are gorgeous Mo!
    Happy New Year to you !
    Love to visit your blog!
    You are so inspiring!
    xoxoxo Susi

  13. Super makes Mo. Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2015. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations this coming year.
    Flo xx

  14. Love these mate, they both made me smile!
    Happy new year xox

  15. Happy New Years Mo!! These are fabulous!! I was laughing so loud when I read the sentiment on that first one, oh my gosh, hilarious! Your projects always make me smile, my friend! until next time, big hugs :)

  16. Looking fab! The sentiment is great! lol
    Happy New Year!
    Magda x

  17. Great ATC's, love them both. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  18. cool the mix of colour and the lettering is great!

  19. Loving those backgrounds, and oh how I sympathise with the words on the first one - the expression on her face is perfect for them!! Love your New Year greetings APC too...
    Alison xx

  20. These are fabulous! AND I love the first quote! Wonderful work - thank you for your sweet comment and Happy New Year! xo

  21. Two great APCs here, Mo, and I especially can relate to the first! Loving your work, my friend!

  22. Love your projects and glad to hear you smiled yesterday!

  23. Happy New Year to you :)
    Loving these :) :)