Thursday 12 November 2015

Welcome to today's Guest Designer, Pamellia !

Today we are welcoming a Guest Designer that I know will be known to most of you. This lady's work is outstanding and is always an inspiration to see. So without further ado let's move on to hear from Pamellia of My Little Craft  Things.

Hello Everyone! My name is Pamellia Johnson and I live on Lake Aquitaine in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband and our two little girls, Scully (a teacup Maltese) and Pebbles (a teacup black Pomeranian).

Thanks to my very creative and talented Mom, I have been crafting in some form or another since I was a little kid. I've dabbled in a variety of crafts, but my true passion has always been card making. I have recently discovered the world of mixed media and altered art, and since getting back in touch with nature, I find I just can't stop myself from reaching for those crackle pastes and paints!

I find such a sense of accomplishment in making things from scratch, and in an age where technology has taken over the world, I find that a home-made product can be a breath of fresh air. Be it a card or a Christmas decoration, there's no denying that the best way to see your vision come to life, is to DO IT YOURSELF!!

 When Sue told me the theme would be Remember, Remember, there was a memory that instantly came to mind. The day we brought little Pebbles home. Oh what a day that was! Pebbles spent the entire day exploring the house. "I think I should poke my head in here, smell that over there, OH, what could that be, I should definitely jump up there when I'm big enough!!" Our first born (Scully) spent the entire day just following Pebbles around trying to figure out what the heck it was!! Hilarious I tell you, the perfect day to freeze in time!
I started with a wood canvas and painted the inside of the canvas with DecoArt Black Gesso. I dry bushed on some Americana Acrylics in Desert Sand and Raw Sienna, being sure to leave lots of black areas showing.

I then applied some Crackle Paste in varying thicknesses, again leaving areas of the colours underneath still showing. When it was dry, I gave it two coats of DecoArt Ultra-Matte Varnish. Presto, instant Frame-o!


Thank you so much to Sue and to the whole Stamps and Stencils team for inviting me to spend the day with them. I am thrilled and honoured to be here with such a talented group of artists. If you would like to see lots more pics and details, please pop on over to My Little Craft Things.

Happy Crafting, Hugs Pamellia

I'm sure you'll all agree Pamellia's project is fantastic ! Thank you Pamellia for sharing your project with us and also your precious memory.

The current challenge Remember, Remember is still open and you have plenty time to join in.


  1. What fabulous memories Pamellia and so perfectly captured in your beautiful frame.Those colours are gorgeous x

  2. What fabulous memories Pamellia and so perfectly captured in your beautiful frame.Those colours are gorgeous x

  3. Thank you so much for having me here today as your guest designer! It's such an honour and I had a great time making this project! hugs :)

  4. What an amazing frame and a super memory of this first day at home ! Lovely!!!

  5. Hi Pamellia, thank you sooooo much for being our guest and sharing such such a gorgeous memory. I love the wood effect you've created, then some sumptuous crackle is absolutely perfect and such a beautifully embellished frosty frame....stunning work as always from a very talented visitor!!! Hugs Ruth xx

  6. A totally stunning project Pamellia! xx

  7. Wow! That is gorgeous! Full of Pamellia style. Wonderful memories of those lovely cuties ! Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us ! Toni xx

  8. Gorgeous project Pamellia! Love the frosty feel to it all. Thanks so much for being with us as guest designer. Sue C x

  9. lovely to see Pamellia here! and such a gorgeous frame! those pups are just too adorable!
    Jackie xo

  10. A gorgeous Christmas frame and project as Guest DT!!
    Welcome Pamellia, always nice to discover some talented ladies (as far I'm concerned) and thanks for the how to on your beautiful wooden frame, always appreciated :)
    Coco x

  11. Great to see Pamellia here! Absolutely stunning project! Branka xxx

  12. What a wonderful remembrance of a very special day Pamellia, thanks so much for sharing it, I love it! Deb xo