' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: He-Art

Tuesday 16 February 2016


Another make with hearts but this time NOT a Valentine. Phew!

Craft Stamper want to see script in the background for the February challenge so that was my starting point. I decided to combine an embossed script stamp (Calligraphic Mat 13 The Artistic Stamper) with a piece of recycled kraft cardstock (thank you Amazon!) and apply gelatos colours on top.

I stamped the brushes stamp (Rubber Dance) with black dye ink and drew the heart with Fresco paint. The "Altered Art" splat (Messy Art set - Artistic Stamper) has been stamped over the paint with a pigment ink which hasn't stamped as smoothly as it should have.
I used another stamp from the same set bottom left and in the heart with black dye ink and you can see the difference in colour as the fresco paint has absorbed the dye to leave a dark grey impression rather than black. With hindsight, I should have masked the splat or at least avoided it when stamping the script...

I used a stencil to add a bit of dimension, a linen stencil by Dutch Doobadoo in 2 corners.

Now for the fun bit... I scribbled some gelatos in blues, yellows, orange and pink and smudged them with a dry baby wipe.
On a whim I sprayed the corners with a fuchsia Starburst spray (lindy's stamp gang) followed by a fine mist of water to soften the effect.

I felt I needed an embellishments and, since I didn't have a brush, I plumped for the scissors as my most necessary arty item. I put it on a chain as I have seen seamstresses do in order to prevent them from straying...

Thanks for coming by


  1. Sounds like this was a fun journey Christine building up to a lovely textural creation as you went.

    Lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. This is beautiful and very well thought out. I love the little emblie on a chain.

    Chrissie xx

  3. Lovely project. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
    Viv (DT)

  4. J'aime bien les couleurs et ta composition originale, avec tous les éléments combinés!
    Bonne chance pour le challenge de Craft Stamper, je croise les doigts pour toi.
    Et puis tu seras contente je pense, je vais le faire ton challenge VSC, c'est presque prêt, plus qu'à poster :)
    Bises Coco

  5. Gorgeous collage, love the white on kraft. So pretty! <3

  6. Beuatiful worked with stamps. Beautiful creation.
    thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  7. Gorgeous. Love the bright white script againstvthe colourful background. Nice paintbrushes. Hugz

  8. Super cool card, Craftyfield! So nice to see that you are using my paint brushes stamp :) Lovely colour combination.

  9. This is remarkable! I really adore the way this turned out and loved reading about all the inventive techniques you used to achieve this look (yay for baby wipes)! I also love how the text in the background turned out and how the paintbrushes seem to be growing out of the background so perfectly. You created a wonderful piece and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  10. Such a great quirky card, I love it, thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

  11. lovely card! Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper challenge x

  12. Great card thanks for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

  13. Love how the script pops in the background Christine plus the stamping on top looks amazing.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  14. Oh my, this is a spectacular project Craftyfield. I adore the white scripture and your background looks amazing. Thank you for playing along at STAMPlorations February Mixed Media Challenge. Come and join us again inn March. Happy creating!
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  15. This is beautiful and I love that word 'Doobadoo'!! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  16. the stencilling and the kraft paper look like it is one piece of paper, well coordinated.

  17. Woo hoo my friend, so excited to see you picked at Craft Stamper! Awesome project!

  18. This is wonderful ! Congratulations on your top three at Craft Stamper.

  19. A fabulous piece and the scissors on the chain are the perfect finishing touch. I think I should put everything on my craft desk on chains! I spend far too much time searching for things.

  20. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday last month. Carol DT x