Always Believe by Donna Gray

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Hi everyone,

Donna here today with a mixed media panel for you.




What I Did:

I used a That's Crafty! white/greyboard panel, this comes with the hanging holes already done for you so you don't need to go hunting for your Crop-A-Dile for it!

I covered the panel with a mixture of blue and purple That's Crafty! Multi Surface paints. These were applied with a brayer until I was happy with the result.

The next step was to use a mixture of yummy That's Crafty! stencils for the tree and the stars, I used some of the new That's Crafty! texture pastes for this. The black stars were stamped with a stars stamp from the same set the sentiment comes from (Lynne's Affirmations Set 1) using black Archival ink.

I added a little bit of sparkle to the stars with a Spectrum Noir pen, the glitter you get off these pens is incredible.

The finishing touches were to add a sentiment which I embossed with white embossing powder. I doodled a little heart to hang from the tree with a white Posca pen and coloured in with a red multi surface paint.

I used a black Distress Ink pad to edge along the panel and a black charcoal pencil to provide a little depth to the tree. I also used some twine to hang the panel with but you can use anything you have to hand.

I'm quite pleased with the way this turned out as it has a real bleak Wintery feeling to it which is just perfect for this time of year ;)

Supplies Used:

That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard Panels
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints
That's Crafty! Mini Stencils
That's Crafty Clear Stamp Set - Lynne's Affirmations Set 1
That's Crafty! Texture paste
Spectrum Noir Pens
White Posca Pen
Black Archival Ink Pad
Black Distress Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
Brayer

Hope you like it
Donna x

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13 comments

  1. This is really gorgeous Donna. Love the starry background and the tree is so striking against it. Love that heart detail too.
    Fliss xx

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  3. Great panel, love the solitude it evokes, beautiful
    Love
    Amanda x

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  4. Beautiful, wintery feeling, I love the tree almost surrounded by stars , the cold blue and white making me think of cold fingers, and fresh cold air in my lungs . A wonderful and fantastic creation, lovely friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  5. Gorgeous colours Donna and lovely quote! I have been absent for a while - love the new look blog!

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  6. A very tranquil Wintery piece, love that background and the tree looks fab under the shadow of that sentiment.. Perfect.
    Hugs Tracey x

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  7. Fantastic panel Donna, love the colour and the splash of red on the heart.
    Gill xx

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  8. This is really lovely Donna xx

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  9. Donna, This is wonderful and also love the heart, the pop of red is glorious.
    Lynne xx

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