Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Caz Harwood - doodle ladybird Art card


Bee Crafty doodle art ladybird stamp set regular

Bee Crafty texture, filmstrip and circles stamp set

Wordage - creativity words LARGE

Distress ink/oxides

Versafine onyx black ink

Texture discs set 2

Pearlywinks sprays
6x6 card blank & smaller die cut card mat layer
Stazon black ink


Create a background using pink and yellow ink sprays (I used the Pearlywinks ones as I love the shimmer)

Die cut the background to a size that is just smaller than the 6x6 card base...
Using the mandala flower texture disc add detail to the background with picked raspberry distress oxide

Using another texture disc add more details for interest, I tend to work in 3s - triangles, it just works well

Using black onyx versafine I started to add stamped elements to build up my card - I liked the flower inside the flower look...

Kept adding elements, ladybird, borders, small flowers etc

Then I took the circle from the texture, filmstrip and circles set and stamped more detail in picked raspberry oxide - it just added more texture/depth

Then I stamped the filmstrip onto acetate using stazon, I wanted it to be a window for my sentiment

Then I used the large activity words to stamp my sentiment - I cut the word art out and glued it behind the acetate film strip using a glue that dries clear...

Then using the collall silicone 3D glue to stick the sentiment to my card front

Added a squiggle border using a posca fine nibbed paint pen and stamp detail from one of the tiny flower stems in the ladybird set.



Saturday, January 18, 2020

Jane DT - Black and White Doodle Art


This week on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing some cards that I made to use up the doodle art images that I stamped and cut out for last weeks project...

I started by creating a background on a piece of A4 watercolour card using Brusho powders.  I wanted it to be quite blended so added lots of water and tipped the colours around to run them together...

Next I used the Fernando large inkable stencil with distress inks in similar colours to the background.  After stenciling through I also spritzed the stencil and printed off the excess onto the card...

To add some lighter elements I used white gesso through the Metal Alpha d'inkable.  The white gesso also took on some of the colour below which I wanted rather than a bright white...

After the stencils I needed some stamping to complete the texture.  I started by using the Texture Circles with the same distress inks already used, then to add contrast I used one of the Texture Borders with black archival ink...

To create my cards I cut the sheet into pieces each measuring 4" square and matted them onto black card...

I then selected the pieces stamped out from last week and decided to leave them in black and white as this made them stand out against the background.  I chose some general sentiments from the Everyday Sentiment sets so that I can add these cards to my emergency card collection and heat embossed them in white powder onto black...

Here are the products I used:

* Inkables Big Ones - Fernando
* D'inkables - Metal Alpha
* Background, Textures and Borders - Texture Circles
* Background, Textures and Borders - Texture Borders
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 1
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 2
* Doodle Art Stamps - Various
* Distress Ink Pads

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Karen DT - Dont believe everything

Morning crafters

As it's a Thursday I'm on the Bee Crafty blog. For this weeks post I'm sharing a page from my Art Journal,  using the lovely Ledger Measure stamp set. I love the freedom of playing in my journal as I just let my creativity flow and see where I end up xx

Also used:
Metal Work Inkable 
Distress Inks
Ticker Tape Sentiments stamp set
Random Numbers stamp set

To begin I added some white gesso to my page and dried it off. This gives me a lovely base for any mediums I wish to throw at it lol.

I inked through the Metal Work Inkable, randomly on the page, in a Distress Ink. 

I then did the same in another colour, using the Circles Dinkable. 

With the same Distress Ink, I randomly stamped some of the Random Numbers off the edge of my page, to add more depth.

The beautiful Ledger Measure was inked up with Black Onyx Versafine and stamped off the page slightly.

To finish I stamped, cut up and adhered a Ticker Tape Sentiment to the page, then drew some wiggly lines, in a black pen, to frame my page.

I hope you liked todays creativity and I'll be back again soon.

Crafty hugs xx 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Caz Harwood - Eternity card

Someone's a BIG stamp can be intimidating, so on this CAS card I've shown you how to just stamp elements of the design to create with.


Bee Crafty time measure stamp

Bee Crafty life words

Distress inks/oxides

Versafine clair nocturne ink
Archival grey ink
Versamark clear ink
White embossing powder
6x6 card blank and mats

Partially ink up and stamp a section of the time measure stamp that interests you - I chose the clock face element...

Ink up and stamp other elements to add more interest to your design.

Water colour some squeezed lemonade distress ink over the design

Stamp out the circle details, fussy cut and colour with twisted citron oxide - glue onto your design. Stamp the word life in archival grey ink.
Glue your mats to the card base and add the eternity sentiment in white heat embossing to finish. 

Hope you like
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Jane DT - Crackle Woodland Plaque


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I decided to combine different stamps from a selection of Doodle Art sets to use on a paper mache plaque that I found in my crafty stash.  It was one that I had already added crackle mediums to so I went for a woodland type of theme...

This is how my plaque looked when I rediscovered it with the crackle...

As the crackle seemed to me to have a bit of a wood look about it I sprayed it with a range of brown inks...

Once I was at this stage I considered whether to add any background stamping or stenciling, but I decided that I wanted the stamps to be the main focus so got out my Doodle Art sets and stamped a variety of images using memento black ink, which I then cut out...

I then chose which of these I wanted on the plaque before colouring them with alcohol markers and adhering them using glue gel for a bit of extra dimension...

Here are the stamp sets I used:

* Doodle Art - Sunflower (XL)
* Doodle Art - Bird #1 (regular)
* Doodle Art - Butterfly #1 (reguar)
* Doodle Art - Mushrooms (regular)
* Doodle Art - Mushrooms (XL)
* Doodle Art - Dragonfly #1 (regular)
* Wordage - Small Words

I still have quite a few images left over to use on other projects which I may do for next week.

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Karen DT - Dreams come true

Hey everyone xx

Any plans for today?
I'm on the Bee Crafty blog today with a card I made using the utterly beautiful Swallow stamp xx

Also used:
Wildflower 1 
Inspirational Words 1 
Distress Oxides
Gelli Plate

I created my background using my Gelli Plate. (However you can create a similar effect, blending Distress Oxides, and stamping each layer separately  using the Circle Easy Frame Inkable).
I inked up my Gelli Plate with Distress Oxides, blending through the Honeycome Dinkable, and stamping the Wildflower randomly on the plate. 
Then I applied my plate to the front of my card blank. I printed a second generation print from it on the lower right of the card blank.
The Swallow, and Sentiment was stamped in Smokey Grey Versafine.
To complete I used my clear Sparkle pen  to add a hint of sparkle to my Swallow xx

I hope you enjoyed today's make. See you again soon.

Crafty hugs xx 

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Caz Harwood - Do what you love Tag


Bee Crafty doodle bird stamp (regular) 

Bee Crafty small words sentiment stamps

Embossing powder clear
Versamark ink
Versafine clair nocturne
Archival black ink
Intense pencil
Distress ink black soot
Distress oxide spray wilted violet
Tag die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz


Ink up the small word sentiments in versamark clear ink and stamp onto the tag. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over and heat to melt.

Blend over black soot distress ink to reveal the small words you embossed. This is a resist technique. Wipe over with a dry cloth to polish the wording up so it pops.

Next spritz with some water droplets to add texture to the background.

Take a couple of the background elements from the doodle bird stamp set and using black archival create interest in the background.

Stamp out the doodle bird and flowers onto scrap card using versafine clair. (I like this ink for its crisp detail and it's permanent once dry.)

Colour and fussy cut the elements, including a small word sentiment.
I used Derwent intense pencils to colour.

To finish the tag I added a crinkle ribbon which I stained purple using distress oxide spray. I find buying a plain colour ribbon and staining it to match your project works really well. 

Thats it! You're done.
Hope you like! 
Thanks for looking. 


Saturday, January 04, 2020

Jane DT - 'Winter Blues' Journal Page

Hello and Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a Christmas and new year that was good to you and are all prepared for 2020.

To start the new year, over on the Bee Crafty Facebook group a new monthly challenge has started and for this first month I have created a mood board to hopefully inspire you to use some of your Bee Crafty products and enter some of your creations.  To find out more you can visit the group here...

Here is the project I made using inspiration from the mood board...

I have made a video showing how I created my page which you can watch here...

I wanted to incorporate all the different elements into my page but as I love snowflakes this was to be my main feature.
First to create my icy crackle I used crackle paint, paste and also a stamp...

The blues were applied using a variety of different mediums: chalk paint; pigment sticks; acrylic ink.

For background interest I used a snowflake inkable as well as the d'inkable with paint before adding extra elements with the doodle art snowflake set...

Next I used the 4" circle easy frame to add shapes using an inktense pencil then used the branch stamp with archival ink.

After applying some more acrylic ink the focal point was created using the main stamp from the snowflake set again along with a word stamp...

Here are the products that I used:

* Backdrop, textures and borders - Crackle Paint
* Yuletide - Doodle Art Snowflake Set 
* Wordage - Imagine
* Beautanicals - Large Branch and Tree set
* Inkable - Snowflake 2
* D'inkable - Snowflakes
* Easy Frames - 4" Circle
* Archival Distress Inkpads

Thank you for looking and I look forward to seeing some of your creations over in the group.

Happy crafting!

Jane xx

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Karen DT -Dont look backwards

Hi lovely crafters xx

First of all I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year. I hope 2020 brings you joy, happiness, and lots of crafty goodies 🤣

Over on the Bee Crafty blog today I've a couple of ATC's I made using the beautiful tall Teasel.
I had an urge to get all my stamps out and see where the mood took me, and I ended up with these ATC'S.  Lol.

Also used:
Distress Oxides 
Script stamp
Ticker Tape stamps
Distressed Diamonds stamp
White embossing powder

To begin I used Versmark sticky ink to stamp the Distressed Diamonds, then heat embossed in white.  This acted as a resist.
I blended Distress Oxides over the ATC'S,  drying each layer before blending the next one.
I used the same colours through the Honeycomb Dinkable.

I randomly stamped parts of the script stamp, in the darkest Oxide. When stamping randomly I like to hold the stamp in my hand, I find it gives a more distressed random effect.
The beautiful Teasel was then stamped in Smokey grey Versafine 

To complete my ATC'S I stamped my Ticker Tape Sentiments, cut them out and adhered with glue gel. 

Well I hope you liked the results of my random, free thinking Crafty session lol.
Until next time.

Crafty hugs x

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Jane DT - 'Grungy Butterflies' Card


As we head towards the new year I thought that I would take the opportunity to start creating a collection of cards for different occasions that would then be ready for when they are needed.  As birthdays seem to be the main kind of card required I decided to start there...

* First I chose a selection of different butterfly stamps (all of which are linked below) and stamped them onto a piece of watercolour card using versamark ink.  Then I heat embossed them using white powder.

* Next I used some watercolour paints to colour the card, adding extra colour inside the butterflies.

* To create extra interest in the background I used the Script, Texture Borders and Texture Circles stamp sets with distress inks (Picked Raspberry & Wild Honey) and then used Archival Watering Can for extra depth.  I also used the grey around the edges to frame the card...

* After that I stamped the Large Butterfly onto white vellum and embossed with white powder.  These were then cut out and layered up.  They now looked a bit too white against the grungier background so I added a touch of the grey archival to blend them more.

* Finally I added a sentiment and matted and layered the card up.

Here are the products I used:

* Art Stamps - Large Butterfly
* Art Stamps - Dragonfly and Butterfly Set
* Art Stamps - Birds and Butterflies Set 1
* Background, Textures & Borders - Script 
* Background, Textures & Borders - Texture Borders
* Background, Textures & Borders - Texture Circles
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 2 (regular)
* Distress Ink Pads
* White Embossing Powder

Hopefully this is the start of more cards for my collection!

Thank you for looking and happy crafting.

Jane xx
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