Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Caz DT - Bee Monarchy show samples

Here is a closer look at all my samples created for the recent Hochanda show using the Bee monarchy stamps, inkables, dies and MDF, with a little insight to how I created them...

Canvas board 5x7":
MDF pop outs glued onto the canvas, then some texture paste added for extra interest around the elements. 
Coat of black gesso.... (Let it dry)
Then dry brushed copper and teal gilding polish over the surface lightly to accent all the raised areas. 
Added the sentiment which I glazed with glossy accents. 

MDF jar: 
Painted the main jar backing with gold. 
Coloured the rim and top with metallic posca paint pens.
Coloured the floral MDF elements with metallic markers. 
Added die cut bees and sentiment.

Distress ink background using the smoosh technique.
The multi hexagon ink'able details added in black soot distress ink. 
Die cut bees edged in complimenting colours of distress ink.
Die cut honey comb and ticker tape sentiment. 

MDF jar:
Silver gilding polish for the background.
Gold gilding for the rim.
Mix of gilding polish to add colours to the decorative elements. 
Posca paint pens for the bees and yellow hexagons to achieve better detail. 
Stamped and cut sentiment.

Marbled paper background.
Inked large hexagon template.
Stamped bee script and added die cut bees and honey comb. 
Doodle border with copper dots using 3d enamel accents. 
Added sentiment.

MDF Hexagon frame & flowers:
Yellow paint background.
Stamped bees and honey comb in archival ink.
Large bee coloured with purple paint and wings accented with gold gilding polish and added metal embellishments.
Flowers are coloured with posca paint pens and glitter markers. 
Border of hexagon has purple stickles and a sentiment added to finish.

MDF jar: 
Gilding polish for the background and the decorative MDF elements. 
Texture paste through the multi hexagon ink'able. 
Did cut large bee, coloured with pencils and coated in clear embossing. 
Sentiment white heat embossed on black card.

Gelli plate background.
Texture paste through the honey comb ink'able.
Stamped elements in the background using archival ink.
Die cut large bee and honey comb. 

That's the run down complete. 
Hope you like 
Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Sally DT - Bee Monarchy Hochanda show samples

Good morning! Did you see Bev on Hochanda last Thursday? She had the wonderful Bee Monarchy collection with Stamps, matching dies, coordinating dinkables and the most wonderful MDF that I absolutely fell in love with! These are my samples from the show.

Quite a lot of the products sold out quickly, but Bev was still able to do some excellent demos. You can still catch them on the HOCHANDA website and look for the show on the schedule for Thursday 17th September at 11am. Alternatively click this link...

As always, you can find the complete Bee Crafty range of wonderful products here

 Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Jane DT - HOCHANDA Bee Monarchy samples


Bev was on HOCHANDA this week with the fantastic Bee Monarchy stamp sets but now with matching dies!!!! So this week on the blog I am sharing the samples that I made for the show...

Many of the products sold out really quickly but Bev was still able to do some fab demos so if you missed them you can still catch up on the HOCHANDA website and look for the show on the schedule for Thursday 17th September at 11am or click the link here...

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Friday, September 18, 2020

Moments by DT Ann


By DT Ann

Did you see the show on Hochanda yesterday, sell outs!!! Must admit not surprised everything was a delight play with..  I had one jar left over!

I used :
Bee Crafty MDF Jar 
Dragonfly from  Bee Crafty MDF Pop Outs
Beautanicals Daisy (favourite)
Inktense pencils
Posca pen
Versa Mark Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers & Lucky Clover

First I used a gelli print from my stash, using the jar as a template I drew around it & cut it out.
Next I stencilled the Honeycombe in Squeezed Lemonade on to the paper jar.
Then using the Other two colours I stencilled through the Dripping Paint stencil. 

Whilst that dried I painted the dragonfly with a combination of acrylic paint & watercolour pencils, adding some sparkle on the wings, when dry.

Next I triple embossed the jar frame, press the Versa Mark ink into the MDF frame, cover in embossing powder; shake off excess & put back into pot, heat powder until it melts, with heat tool. Repeat process twice, the first time takes a while as the MDF has to warm up, but after that it melts quite quickly, make sure it goes molten, but doesn't burn!

Using the Daisy stamp & Archival ink I created a background to the 'paper' jar & added some colour to the daisies with Inktense pencils.

I stuck the jar frame to the paper jar with a wet glue & added the dragonfly, using gel medium & buttons to give it some height.

To finish I stamped my sentiment onto an off cut of my gelli print & glued onto my jar & added some Posca hi-lights.

Thanks for stopping by... Ann x

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Caz DT - Heat embossed MDF note book page


Mixed media embossing powders
White fine detail embossing powder
Clear embossing powder
Versafine onyx black ink
Archival inks
Pinflair dimensional glue
MDF notebook page. (Any shape will suffice) 


This project is perfect for using up the background pages we all have left over from being over keen with the gel plates and ink sprays etc.... 

I took an inked background and stamped out the butterflies I required in versamark black ink and then clear heat embossed them...also stamped a creativity word onto black card and heat embossed in white...

Then using the fab new dies I cut them all out...

Next is the background on the MDF, an easy way to cover a surface is using embossing powder... It gives great texture and you can layer and stamp into it as you will see...

I ink mine up in stages and build up the texture...I used two different colours of embossing powder - stone age and industrial revolution...

I like the grunge effect as it's right up my street!

Now to add stamped elements to the background first with the borders set...

Then with the textured circles... All stamped with archival ink, then given a bit of a blast with the heat gun to the ink melts into the heat embossing this way you don't get any smudging! 

That is your project almost done, just add the die cut butterflies and creative words sentiment on using Pinflair dimensional glue and you're done. 

Hope you like 
Thanks for looking

Monday, September 14, 2020

Sally DT - Stamping on Fabric


Good morning! I am here with a little Bee Crafty DT project and to bust a few myths, lol! Let's start with those. Firstly you don't need special ink to stamp on fabric unless you are going to wash it. If it is going on a card it isn't going to be washed, so most inks will work well. I have used versafine, versafine clair, memento luxe, stazon, brilliance and versamagic. All worked fine, but I was particularly impressed with the versafine clair, which is not waterbased and can be coloured and dampened after stamping without it changing.

Secondly, you can colour your fabric with most mediums. All those sprays like dylusions and distress oxides can be sprayed on fabric. It would wash out, but for a card they are wonderful. You can also colour with inktense pencils and blocks which I am told can be heat set, becoming permenant after ironing. You will need to iron your fabric a couple of times during the process. You can also use a range of fabric. The best thing to do is experiment and see!

Let's get on shall we?

I used dylusions spray inks, Beautanicals large branch and tree stamps, Wordage small words, Brown Versafine clair ink, sequins, seed beads and green embroidery threads

First I started with a piece of calico and sprayed with dylusions and water. Once it was almost dry I ironed it. I've also used poly cotton pillow cases and curtain lining which also worked well. I tend to rip the fabric to give a frayed edge along the weave so it is straight.

I placed the flat coloured fabric in my stamp platform and stamped the tree using versafine Clair. If you want to use an embroidery hoop make sure your fabric is big enough and you stamp centrally. You can always make it smaller afterwards.

Next you can use up some of the little stuff from your stash! I sewed on small seed beads in the middle of sequins. Check your needle is narrow enough to pass through your beads before you thread it, lol.

Next I added some smaller and larger seed beads on their own.

To ground my tree I added 'grass' which is just straight stitch in 2 different shades of green. It doesn't have to be neat and it can be all different lengths, just like grass. Just keep going until the gaps are filled. I used single strands of embroidery thread for my grass. You could add some embroidery to the tree too. Single Chain stitch makes good leaves and french knots also look good. There are plenty of you tube videos for these. Once you have finished, iron your fabric again taking care around the embellishments.

Mat and layer your fabric to your card. Double sided tape works well, or use a good glue stick to stick fabric to paper. You could even sew it together or use iron on bonding! 

Finally add a sentiment...

I am really enjoying getting back into needlework at the moment. I've realised there are lots of stamps I can use for this sort of project and it is good to experiment, mixing paper, card and fabric, as well as inks and sprays!

If you do have a go at playing with fabric, you can enter your card in the Autumn themed challenge on the Bee Crafty Stamps facebook group too! Thanks for looking!
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