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


Valerie-Jael said...

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

Dorthe said...

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

Fliss said...

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

Redanne said...

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

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous Tracey xXx

froebelsternchen said...

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

Hugs, Susi

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

Let's Art Journal said...

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 😊

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

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

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

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

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

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

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

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

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Angela xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Aww so sweet Susi Thank you :) xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

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

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

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

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

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

craftytrog said...

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

Jane Elizabeth France said...

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

Carol said...

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

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks so much Alison.
Have a smashing week xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hee heee.. bless him and Thank you Jane xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

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