Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Mid Month reminder ~ Going Round in Circles Challenge

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Everyone

I'm here with a little reminder that we are mid way through this months
That's Crafty Challenge ~ *Going Round in Circles*

Here's my dotty creation and how it came to be...

Using the Dot Mandala Stencil I've built up those layers using both Texture
and sand paste allowing each application to dry thoroughly before applying
the next, painting in white gesso when happy with the dimension.


Purple and pink paint is applied around the outer edge and sprayed with water.


More colour is added leaving some white space to stop the colours from mixing. 
When dry more colour is added allowing the colours to dry before adding more.


Laying the stencil back over the structure can help with the precision 
of your paints and really help you to play with those colours.


Shisha embroidered circle frames add to it's embellishment.

My Dot Mandala Hanging Plaque is complete.


If you'd like to share your ideas and creations with us there's a prize of £30 
up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend in the That's Crafty online Store 
and in addition to that a stencil prize for each of the chosen Top 3.. 

Pop on over and check out what inspiration the Design Team have created 

Wishing you Sunshine and Creativity

Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty MDF Circle 8"
That's Crafty Stencil ~ Dot Mandala
That's Crafty ~ White Gesso
That's Crafty ~ Multi Surface Paints

24 comments:

  1. This is totally gorgeous, love all the texture, it must have been a lot of effort, but well worth it. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. It was one of those projects that you can do whilst doing other things, very stop and start allowing things to dry naturally. The hardest part is remembering not to place anything on top of it when it's been put to one side hee hee. Thank you Valerie x

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  2. Oh Tracey, lovely lady, you really made those circles play here, wow. And I love the huge layer of paste you achieved, looks amazing with the paint in all the different colors, so beautiful done,- and with details of white dots on some "pearls" they shine. So sweet also with the frames, my friend.
    A gorgeous and time taking art piece.
    Warm hugs
    Dorthe, xx

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    1. Thank you very much Dorthe, I love seeing how high I can take the pastes reminds me of building sand castles as a child hee hee! Great stencil to play with lots of those luscious Multi Surface paints too xx

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  3. THis is a masterpiece of texture and colour Tracey and it looked so beautiful on last week's Hochanda shows. The shisha mirrors add a wonderful finishing touch too.
    Hope you have a lovely rest of the week too.
    Fliss xxx

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    1. Oh Thank you Fliss, fabulous stencil i'm not surprised it sold out as I would have wanted it if I didn't already have it. We are a very very lucky DT are we not. Enjoy your weekend lovely xx

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  4. Oh my goodness Tracey, that stencil is beautiful and the colouring you have added takes it to a whole new level, the whole hanging plaque is gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. It is an amazing stencil Anne, so much detail and fitted perfectly in the large MDF Circle. Thank you xx

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  5. This is absolutely fantastic Tracey - your artistic-ness is unlimited!
    WOW!
    Have a great rest of the week!♥♥♥

    Hugs, Susi

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  6. Wow, this looks fantastic! I'd better have a good nosey around your blog :)

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    1. Thank you very very much, your most welcome to around :)

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  7. Stunning! Love how much texture you achieved with layering of the texture and sand paste. Glorious stencil and fabulous colours. You controlled teh colours so well and achieved the most unique and amazing project. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x

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    1. Oh my such kind words, i'm really glad you like it Thank you very much x

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  8. Wow, what amazing texture you created! I loved seeing how you built up the colours too 😀. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine, have fun! J 😊

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    1. Aww Thanks Jo, hope you have been enjoying the glorious sunshine too x

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  9. This is stunning Tracey!
    Wishing you a wonderful week,
    Alison xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Alison.
      Have a smashing week xx

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  10. Heck!!!.. the dimension on this work is unreal!!!!.. or as my 4 year old grandson would say.. "sic".. which I am told means awesome!!!... sooo totally sic Tracey.Xxxxx

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  11. WOW - stunning !! Love your textured mandala Have a lovely day x

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    1. Thank you so much Carol, isn't it a fabulous stencil?? Have a super week x

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