Sunday, July 03, 2022

Alison CT - Journal page using Ephemera Stickers, Stamps and Papers

Hi everyone, today I thought I would share how I created this journal page using a mixture of papers, ephemera stickers and stamps.

Begin by spritzing blackberry gloss spray onto a craft card page in the Dina Wakely Media journal. Add spats of gloss white, then spritz the lime gloss onto the page. Leave to dry.

On cream card stamp the ledger and the tape measure using distress ink black soot. Lightly blend vintage photo distress ink over the images, then cut out.

Using the vintage photo distress ink stamp the largest double coffee stain on the background three times, then the small double one five times.

Tear a piece of music manuscript to the desired size. Ink the edges with the vintage photo ink.  Adhere to the page with distress collage medium. This will allow time to tuck other elements under this piece if desired.
Tear the stamped ledger piece in two. Tear the other edges. Ink the edges with vintage photo. Glue one piece to the page.

Tear the tape measure piece approximately in half. Glue to the page.

Use collage medium to add a piece of lace to the page.

Add the second piece of the ledger stamp to the bottom left, tucking it behind the tape measure.

Add two pices of a page from an old book. Tuck one under the music near the top right and put the other over the lace, bottom left. Either leave to dry naturally or dry with a heat gun, but be careful not to  burn the lace.

Choose the ephemera stickers. Remove the backing and stick to the page. Using versafine clair pinecone ink stamp the three numbers. 

Stamp the swallow, using Versafine Clair pinecone,  from the XL Birds and Butterflies stamp set onto a page from the old book and die cut out. Add a little colour using pencil crayons, then glue to the page. Stamp a sentiment onto the sticker and heat set.

Products used :
Dina Wakely Media Gloss Spray - Blackberry, Lime and White
Adhesive Ephemera - Time and French Chic
Music Manuscript
Old book page
Distress Ink - Black Soot and Vintage Photo 
Blending tool
Wordage - Small Words 1

Thank you for taking a look. I hope I've inspired you to have a go at using the Ephemera stickers.

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Sally CT - Time amongst Trees Journal pages

Hi There! I am sure many of you know how much I love a good tree stamp and this set is in the End of line section on the Bee Crafty website at the moment. I thought I would create a journal spread with it in my Dina Wakely Kraft journal, so here is a step by step on how it came together.

First I painted clear gesso across both pages and set aside to dry.
I took some book pages and tore them into strips, adding a little colour with distress oxide inks. (If using book pages is something you struggle to do, you could always ask for any damaged books in your local charity shop) 
On the dry journal page I sprayed Dylusions White Linen and Tarnished brass Distress spray stain with a little water and let it dribble down the page. 
Once the pages were dry I stuck on the strips of paper with matte medium.
I dry brushed a little gesso over the text and went around the edge of the landscape bits with a Pumice stone distress crayon.
Next I stamped the tree in versafine clair on the lower hill. 
on the opposite side I stamped the sentiment. 
Using Hero arts unicorn white ink and the versafine clair I stamped several of the Journal Art Elemnets stamps around the page to finish it off.
Here is the finished page, although I might add a few doodles with a white pen or a black fineliner around the edges.

I used:
Book pages

On Wednesday I did a Facebook live, stamping on fabric for a mixed media journal page. Here is the finished page. 

You can find the video on the Bee Crafty Facebook page here.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend! 

Friday, July 01, 2022

CT Sharon - The Boss Card


CT Sharon - The Boss Card

Do you have trouble finding something different for masculine cards? Well the Bee Crafty Art Stamps See Me bundle is ideal. I've used one of the main images and some smaller stamps along with one of the  sentiments to make this card. It's a quick card to make because I've used some leftover Gel Press prints that I had to make the background. 

First off I picked a print that had a masculine look to it. I applied some crackle texture paste through the Alternate Circles stencil. I let it dry naturally to allow the crackle to come forward.

Once the crackle paste was dry I drew around the circles with a fineliner black pen. I used some of the circles from the See Me set to stamp randomly over the background. 

I stamped the main image out and then used alcohol pens to colour him in adding some white highlights. I cut it out and adhered it to the background.

To help the image stand out I stamped a border around the main image with the dots from the same set in black ink and again added little dots using a white pen. 

For the sentiment I took a piece of white card and stamped the grid from the Journal Art Elements #3 in Rusty Hinge oxide ink and then clear embossed it. I then stamped "the boss" in black ink and clear embossed that. I then layered it onto black card.

To finish off I adhered the sentiment to the card and then added a black layer to the background and adhered it to a white, blank square card.

And there you have it a quick, easy masculine card. 

Products used:

Have a good weekend 
Sharon x

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sue CT Faces Seen

 Sue CT Faces- Seen

I hope you are all still enjoying using the latest faces stamps and are having fun with them. They are such an amazing set of stamps with lots of potential for so many different styles. This week I have gone for a clean and simple card for those times when we need something in a hurry. I first saw a similar effect with the stencil on one of Ali’s cards and loved it.

Products I Have Used This Week

Bee Crafty Stamps

Faces Seen

Handwritten Words 2

Art Journal Elements 3

Inkable Big Ones

Abstract 1 

Oxide Inks

Squeezed Lemonade

Wild Honey

Tumbled Glass

Peacock Feathers

Distress Inks 

Saltwater Taffy

Vintage Photo

Ranger Black Archival Ink

7x5 inch card

Black Card

01 Micron Pen

I started by fixing my stencil to the edge of a larger piece of white card to keep it secure. I used the 2 yellow tones to colour the circles and the 2 blue tones to colour the rest of the shapes in the Inkable Big One.


I then outlined all the shapes using the fine black Micron pen and removed the stencil to add the details around the edges of the shapes.

I stamped the Faces Seen stamp onto some spare white card and coloured him using Vintage Photo slightly watered down for the hair and then very watered down with a hint of Saltwater Taffy for the skin tone. I also used Peacock feathers for his top. I cut him out leaving a narrow border around the edge.

Next, I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of card and then used Squeezed Lemonade to stamp the small circles from the Art Journal Elements 3 around the edges. Once this was thoroughly dry, I coloured the circles with Peacock feathers which I watered down quite heavily.

I matted the sentiment onto black card and cut down the background to the size I wanted. I then stuck the face overhanging the background before cutting it to match the edge and adhered it to the black card. Finally, I added the sentiment to the top right-hand corner.


Thank you for looking at the blog today. I hope you are having fun crafting this week.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Print Mini Book Part 1 by DT Annn

 Print Mini Book 

Part 1

By DT Ann 

I wanted to create a mini book using some Gelli prints but my stock is running low, thought I’d show you how I started from scratch… 

Acrylic Paints : Dylusions  & kit Dina Wakley 

Inkables: Circle Lattice & Circles

Stamp sets: Art Elements 2 / Texture Circles / Coffee Stains

Large Bee Crafty Acrylic Super Skinny Block

Gelli plate 


Start by placing your Gelli plate onto an acrylic block, this makes it easier to handle. 

Then add a few dots of acrylic paint on to your Gelli plate, I used Fresh Lime & a turquoise…

Brayer the paint until the plate is covered, try not to overload with paint as your print could smudge… 

Lay the Circle Lattice carefully over the layer of paint… 

Press a sheet of good quality paper (I used 300gsm smooth) over the whole thing,rub gently but firmly, then pull back the paper slowly… 

Remove the Circle Lattice Inkable & put straight into a bowl of cold water… 

The paint left on the plate should be touch dry, (drying times depend on the atmosphere) in summer it should dry pretty quickly!! 
Next add another thin layer of paint, I chose a Dylusions Lemon Zest…

Create a pattern using a stamp from the Texture Circle Set, wipe the stamp in between each impression, this gives you a clear image each time. 
Remember to wash your stamp in cold water as soon as you’ve finished with it!

Add more details using the small row of circles from the Art Elements 2 stamp set,  don’t forget to wipe your stamp.. 

Make sure the yellow paint is touch dry ( the paint doesn’t come off onto your fingers when touched) & brayer another thin layer of colour ( Dylusions Bubblegum Pink) over it. 
Place the Circles Inkable over the whole thing … 

Don’t let the paint become too dry as the paper may stick to it. 
Press another sheet of paper over the stencil & press firmly, remove the paper carefully.
  Here’s the print I got…

Remove the Inkable & put into cold water ..

Add a thin layer of pale pink acrylic paint… 

Use the stamp technique again with one of the circles from Art Elements 2… 

And the smallest  stamp from the Coffee Stain set…

Please remember to clean your stamps & Inkables.. the acrylic will spoil them if you don’t wash in cold water straight after using them. 
When the paint is touch dry add a thin layer of pale blue paint… 

Place another piece of paper over the whole thing press firmly & remove to reveal your print … 

I hope you will try using your Gelli Plate & next week I’ll will be sharing what I created using these prints… 

Thank you for stopping by… Ann xxx

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