Thursday, March 21, 2019

Karen DT- Time Flies


I'm back on the Bee Crafty blog today with the fabulous Feather Wings. So beautiful and very versatile and can be used with so many other stamps. I've made two cards with a completely different look

Products used:
Pocket Watch 
Roman Numerals 
Time Flies
Distress Oxides 
Easy Frame: label 1 

I blended Distress Oxides through the Easy frame, blending it out bottom left
The Pocket Watch and Roman Numerals were stamped in the same Oxide
I stamped the Feather Wings in versafine 
Iced Spruce was randomly blended through the Metal Alpha Inkable 
To finish off I stamped the sentiment in the Versafine 

For my second make I used the Feather Wings and combined them with the versatile Style Wire Heart frames and Borders.

Also used :
Inspirational Words 1
Sparkle pens

I created the background using Sparkle pens and water
I stamped the Heart frame in Versafine and then masked it off
The wings were also stamped in Versafine but I used first and second generation stamping to create depth and dimension 
The mask was removed before I stamped the sentiment and the Style Wire Borders in the black onyx versafine 
I drew my own wiggly frame around the card before adhering to card blank 

I love how versatile these beautiful wings are
Thankyou for popping by and I'll be back again soon 

Crafty hugs xx 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Lorre-Anne DT - Wonderful Birthday

Hi bloggers, for my Bee Crafty DT post this week I'm sharing a card I have made using the fabulous gent from the Steampunk Stories stamp range - I thought he'd work really well with the XL Light Bulb Circuit stamp so thought I'd try making a card using them both, and this is what I've came up with!

What to do
  • Cut some white card slightly smaller than the card blank.
  • Put some of each Oxide on to a blending mat, spritz with water and drag the white piece of card through it.  Dry with a heat too, and repeat until you get the desired look.
  • Stamp the Light Bulb Circuit stamp using Ground Expresso Oxide.  Add some highlights to the image using a white gel pen.  Blend some Ground Expresso around the edges of the card, and then glue to the card blank.
  • Stamp the photographer on to spare white card using Ground Expresso Oxide, carefully cut out and attach to the card blank using glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Ground Expresso, cut out and then blend some more Ground Expresso around the edges.  Glue to the card.
That's my project complete for this week, I'll be back next Monday to share a new DT project with you all.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Jane DT - 'Everyting is Possible..'. Art Journal Spread


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing a step by step photo tutorial of how I created an art journal spread using some of the beautiful stamps that are part of this week's Wednesday Wow! and the gorgeous Rosie stamp...

* I started out on the first double page of a new 6" square art journal and painted on a strip of colour using 2 different shades of pink acrylic paint.  Before this had a chance to dry too much I used the sunset d'inkable to wipe some of the paint away...

* Next I wanted to add another bright colour so used orange through the stars d'inkable...

* I wanted to add a contrasting colour to the orange so chose turquoise paint and although I tried really hard to choose a different stencil I was drawn back to the gorgeous circles d'inkable...

* To tone down the blue I added some buff coloured paint and white paint pen to the circles...

* For the stamping I wanted to echo the circle shapes so chose two of the stamps from the Texture, Film Strip and Circles set.  I used the edge of the grungy stamp with teal archival ink and one of the circles with black archival ink...

* At this point I felt I needed some more white elements so added some splatters using watered down white paint.  Then I stamped the film strip twice onto tissue paper and cut them out, they were then applied to the page using matte medium...

* Finally I created my focal points using Rosie from the Fashionettes (these stamps can be found at a reduced price in the discontinued stamps section!) and the words from Boy, Girl, Work in the Wordage stamps...

To create this spread I used the following products:

* D'Inkables - Sunset, Stars, Circles
* Art Stamps - Texture, Film Strip and Circles Set
* Wordage - Boy, Girl, Work
* Fashionettes - Rosie
* Archival Inkpads

The Wednesday Wow! will continue through until midnight on Sunday (17th March) and they have a fantastic discount on them!  Also do check out the discontinued stamps section where there are great bargains to be had.

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Karen DT - Dream of Dragons

Hi everyone xx

It's my turn over on the Bee Crafty blog today.
I couldn't resist making another card using the fabulous Dragon stamp set . This time I've gone for the little Dragon stamp as my focal point and can you guess what tv series my inspiration came from 😂

Also used:
Dragon sentiment stamp
Skylines Inkables
Distress Oxides
Shaving foam

I created a background using one of my favourite techniques,  shaving foam with inks 😂😂 It's fun, creates unique backgrounds every time, and it smells lovely too lol.
Once dry I used Distress Oxides through my skyline Inkables.
I blended the same inks around the edges you draw your eye into the middle.
The Dragons were stamped in different coloured Distress Oxides.
To finish the sentiment was stamped in brown versafine 

Thankyou for stopping by and I'll be back again soon 
Crafty hugs xx 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Lorre-Anne DT - Thinking of you

Hi bloggers, I'm back up on the Bee Crafty blog today sharing my latest DT project, and I wanted to create quite a nice easy card this week. 

What to do
  • Cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white slightly smaller again.
  • Take the Distress Oxides and apply some to a blending mat, spritz with water and drag the white card through it.  Dry with a heat tool, and repeat until you get the desired look.
  • Stamp the Peony in the bottom right corner using Versafine ink, and the texture border in the upper left corner.  Mat this to black card and glue to the card blank.
  • Stamp the sentiment on to spare white card, cut out to a banner shape and mat to black card.  Affix to the card using foam pads.
  • Add some glitter to the Peony and around the edges of the card and banner with Stickles.
That's it for this week bloggers, I'll be back next week to share another project with you all.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Jane DT - Marvellous Wildflowers

I am sharing a card today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog that was made using distress oxide inks and a range of Inkables...

* I started with a piece of white card approximately 5 and a half inches square and chose 3 colours of inkpads...

* Using sponges I applied the colours in strips across the card.  It was then spritzed with water all over to activate the chalky effect.  Once dry I splashed some more droplets of water and blotted it off with some kitchen roll...

* I chose 3 Inkables that are different styles (perspective, metal alpha and mandala 5) that I felt would layer together well and applied the ink colours through each one at a time, making sure to dry the ink between each layer...

* Once this was done I felt that the stencilling needed to stand out more from the background so used a white signo pen to add some lines and dots...

* I wanted to add a focal point that would really contrast to the background so as it is a silhouette chose the Wildflower 2 stamp and used it with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder...

* Finally I chose a sentiment and stamped and embossed it in the same way as the flowers before putting the card together...

Here are the products that I used:

* Inkables - Perspective; Metal Alpha; Mandala 5
* Beautanicals - Wildflower 2
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 1 XL
* Distress Oxide Inkpads

Inkables are currently part of the Wednesday Wow with 25% off until tomorrow night (10/3/19) so a great time to stock up!

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Karen DT- Decision to try

Good morning crafters xx

I'm back on the Bee Crafty blog today with a card using the fabulous Light Tomorrow ,  combined with the beautiful Feather Wings. What a fab combination...

Products used :
Light Tomorrow stamp set
Feather Wings
Cogs stamp set
Decision to try stamp set
Shaving foam
Silver Gilding Wax
Black onyx versafine
White and black pens

To begin I made a background using inks and shaving foam! I love this technique as every one comes out different.  And they smell yummy to 😂 
I set this to one side until dry
On a seperate piece of card I stamped the Light Bulb in Smokey Grey versafine then coloured it in with a clear Sparkle Pen..just to add a hint of shimmer 
I applied silver Gilding Wax to the top of the bulb, then once dry I cut it out
On the dry foam background I randomly stamped around the edges with the texture stamp and, using the cut out Bulb as a guide, I stamped the Feather Wings, and various cogs, so they came out from behind it
The sentiment was stamped in the Versafine and then I adhered the cut out Bulb in place
This was adhered to card blank then I used a black pen to frame it

I love the combination of these stamp a funky and steam punk look to your makes

I'll be back again soon 
Crafty hugs xx 

Monday, March 04, 2019

Lorre-Anne DT - Life is good

Hi everyone, it's Monday which means I'm up on the Bee Crafty blog sharing my latest DT project with you all.

What to do
  • Cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white card slightly smaller again.
  • Take an acrylic block (mine was roughly 6"x4" in size) and put some of each Oxide directly on to it, following the colours of the rainbow.  Spritz with water and quickly place this ink side down on to the centre of the white piece of card.
  • Leave this block in place for a few minutes to let the colours sink in to the card. 
  • Remove the block and let the card dry.
  • Stamp the microphone using Versafine ink.  Mat this card to the black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • Stamp the sentiment using versafine ink, cut in to 2 sections and mat on to black card.  Attach to the card blank using foam pads.
  • Add some highlights to the microphone image using the white gel pen.
That's it for this week everyone, I'll be back next Monday to share a new project with you - until then happy crafting!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Jane DT - Vintage Butterfly ATC


This week on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I wanted to create and share with you a mini piece of art in the form of an ATC. 

Artist Trading Cards are pieces of art that measure 2 and a half by 3 and a half inches, and they are usually made to be swapped with others.  However I have to admit that I rarely swap mine, unless I have made it specifically for that purpose.  I enjoy making them as sometimes it is a quick and less daunting way to create a project, especially if you want to try out new products or techniques, I then keep mine together in an ATC box and enjoy flicking through them from time to time.

Here is the ATC I made this week...

As Bev has been highlighting the use of Distress Oxide inks in her 'Try it Out Tuesday' Facebook lives I decided to use these for the background of my project.
* I pressed the inkpads onto my craft mat and added water before dabbing the ATC into it.  I did each colour a layer at a time, drying in between layers - Antique Linen; Vintage Photo; Walnut Stain; Fossilized Amber.  I sponged some of the darker ink around the edges to create a framing effect.

* Then I used the Walnut Stain with the XL Script to add some stamping to the background.

* Next I applied some clear versamark ink across the bottom right hand corner and added some vintage beeswax embossing powder.  Once this was melted with my heat tool I added more powder until it had been layered 3 times and was really thick, then I stamped into the molten powder using the script stamp.

* Once this had cooled down I added gold gilding wax across the texture...

* I stamped the butterfly form the 'Dragonfly and Butterfly set' and the largest nib from the 'Inkwell and Nibs set', both using sepia archival ink.  These were then coloured in the same way as the background using Distress Oxide inks.

* Then I added clear ink and vintage beeswax embossing powder to the butterfly, making one side thicker and stamping into that same side as I had with the background.  Again gilding wax was added to bring out the texture.

* I love how Bee Crafty have different sizes of sentiments, so the smaller version of 'Never Regret' from the 'Friendship Selection' was ideal for this project.  It was stamped in the same archival ink and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks used to colour it.  A gilding pen was run around the edge for a vintage look...

Here are the products I used:

* Art Stamps - Dragonfly and Butterfly
* Art Stamps - Inkwell and Nibs
* Backdrops - XL Script
* Wordage - Friendship Selection
* Distress Oxide Inkpads
* Archival Inkpads

There is lots of inspiration over on the Bee Crafty stamps group on Facebook and on the Bee Crafty page.  There is also a Facebook Live each Tuesday where Bev shows different stamps and techniques through demonstrations, do please pop over for a look :)

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Thursday, February 28, 2019

I am the Dragon

Hello crafters xx

I'm on the Bee Crafty blog today with a spread from my Art Journal using the absolutely fabulous Dragon stamp 😊 How awesome is this image. I also combined it with the amazing Dragon Eye
I'm loving using my Art Journal. allows so much freedom in my creativity.

Also used:
Script stamp
Distress Oxides
Glossy Accents

I prepped my pages with white Gesso before creating a "smooshed" background with my inks. (You can create same effect with Distress inks,  Oxides or other water based ink pads).
I randomly stamped the script and the scales stamps over the pages. To get a more random effect I like to hold the stamp in the palm of my hand.
I blended Black Soot Distress Oxide through the brick wall Dinkable.
On seperate card I stamped the Dragon and Eye in Green Distress Oxides,  spritzing with a little water to allow colours to me slightly. 
I cut these out then added glossy accents on the centres of the eyes and allowed them to dry.
Using the cut out Dragon as I guide I blended through the Feathers Dinkable with Distress Oxides, to create the effect of fire coming from the Dragons mouth.
Once my background and Dragon was dry I adhered them to the spread.
I stamped the sentiment on white card, cut through out and adhered them.
To finish I drew a wiggly frame around the edges. 

I hope you enjoyed today's post and I'll be back again soon 

Crafty hugs xx 

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