Saturday, January 28, 2017

Barbara DT - A Trio of Weeds......

Hi bloggers, I'm back again with a little trio of notelets I've made this week.....
A very easy technique using a stamping block and Brusho's. 
I started by spritzing a perspex block with water, and adding a couple of colours of Brusho's, then quickly flipping the block and placing down on my cardstock. Sometimes it gets a bit messy and you have paint swooshing all over the card, but you never get 2 the same, which is nice.
Once this was dry, I overstamped with images and sentiments from the BEAUtanicals range, 
I used teasels and ground elder. 
I added a bit of Glossy Accents to the heads, and a few sequins to finish.
Hope you like them.
Back soon with more Saturday inspiration,
Have a great weekend,
Barbara x

Friday, January 27, 2017

Emily DT - Value of a moment

Hi everyone, Emily here again with some inspiration using Brushos this week. I adore my Brushos and I use them a lot, usually by sprinkling them onto card and then spraying them with water. However this week I have used them slightly differently.

I chose my colours and then sprinkled some of each onto my glass mat. I sprayed them with water and then painted them onto my white card. I added more water to blend the colours together,

Once it was dry I stamped the floral stamp using black memento ink and then mounted it onto black card.

I then mounted it onto a card blank and stamped my chosen sentiment directly onto the card blank.

I love the combination of colours and like the watercolour effect from using the Brushos this way.

I hope you like it too.

Emily x

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Marleen DT - Ghetto Blaster

Afternoon Bloggers
and thank you for popping by.

Omce again Wednesday and my turn to share a bit of inspiration for

Im starting to really love this MDF.. So much that I dug out an old mdf scrapbook kit I never used and took it apart lol

For today I have used 2 stamps.
The "Ghetto Blaster" and 
the "Greatness Words". 

  I decided to start by painting the MDF with distress paint in greens and overlayed with a bit of gold distress paint. Once paint was dry I stamped my Ghetto Blaster boy with black archival.
I then made a shimmer spray with mica powder and sprayed over the whole piece.
I stamped my Greatness words on a piece of scrap card and covered the whole piece with green mica powder before cutting the words apart and sticking onto my piece.
I finished by adding a piece of string so the plaque can hang.

And that is all from me for today.
 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Monday, January 23, 2017

Kerrie DT - WORDage 'Wake Up'

Hiya and welcome to my Monday post for Bee Crafty

I made this card using distress inks and a few of my favourite bee crafty stamps

First I trimmed down a piece of cardstock to a few mm smaller than a 7x7inch card blank. I inked up the front using foam blender and distress inks in 'Shabby Shutters' 'squeezed Lemonade' 'Tumbled Glass' and 'Worn Lipstick' to create a coloured marbled like background. 

I then repeat stamped a Style Wore Border at different angles over the background. Once dry I matted this background piece using black cardstock. 

Next I stamped the 'Dreams Come True' wordage sentiment onto a smaller precut piece of cardstock. I stamped the style wire border around the edges and matted this smaller card onto black carstock and fixed to the card front using foam tape. 

I Sramped just the flower part of the distressed flower border onto scrap card a few times which I then fussy cut out. I shaped them using a ball tool on the reverse on a foam mat to create dimension and then fixed at oposite corners of the card front using a hot glue gun.

Thank you so kucj for visiting my post today. Come back soon to see more gorgeous design team makes

Kraft Hugs xx

KERRIE ☆♡☆♡☆

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Barbara DT - Love, Love, Love......

Morning crafters, Saturday already....where is this month going?? It will soon be Christmas!! ;-)
Anyway, this week for my BEE CRAFTY DT inspiration I've made a card which would be suitable for Valentine's day, a wedding, wedding fact lots of occasions, as it uses quite a generic sentiment.
The background is done with Brushos, then I heat-embossed 2 of the edges with 'Backdrops Frames' and Ranger embossing powder in Magenta.
I stamped the complete backdrop frame in the middle with Versamark and heat-embossed in black.
The sentiment was stamped onto a separate piece of card and adhered to the centre of the frame. 
All products are available from BEE CRAFTY
I've used a new textured cardstock, called Hemp.
Well, that's it for today, hope you like my card. It would be great if you could take a minute to leave a comment....good or bad, no problem.
See ya next week,
Barbara xx

Friday, January 20, 2017

Emily DT - Love

Hiya everyone, it's my turn again and I've tried something a bit different this week. I'm starting to think about Valentine's Day (as I'm sure many people are) and so have made a Valentine's Day card with no red in sight!

Here is the card I have made...

I started by stamping the style wire heart frame in black Memento ink. I deliberately chose a water-based ink because I wanted to get a certain effect. After stamping it I spritzed it lightly with water and let the ink run.

Once it was dry I stamped my Love sentiment and went round the edge with a pale grey distress ink to give a very subtle edge. I mounted it onto black card and onto a card blank.

It is very simple but I don't think it needs anything else. This technique with the water can be done with any water based ink and so could be done in other colours. I really love it in the black & grey combination though.

I hope you like it too!

Emily x

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Marleen DT - Mixed Media

Hi Bloggers..

Time to share my weekly post for BeeCrafty.
Today I had a play with Mixed Media. Its not something I do very often, but something I would really love to get the hang off. So what better way to get the hang of something then to mix it with your favorite stamps ;-)

For today I used only a small stamp. The Butterflies..
They may be "small, but they are the perfect size to add accents to your projects.
There are 4 different sets of butterflies and you can find them all in the STORE, HERE.

I honestly couldnet really tell you how I made the mixed media piece.. Its something I have worked on from time to time until I was happy with it.
There is modgepodge on it, stones, gauge, paints, gelatoes, string and who knows what else lol

The butterflies however.. I remember how I made them lol..~I stamped them with black Archival onto a 300g white card stock. I chose the thick card so they will stay solid. I fuzzy cut them and added gelatoes to them. I added a wee bit of guilding wax over the gelato to give them extra shimmer and stuck them unto my piece with glue gel.

And that is all from me for today.
 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Monday, January 16, 2017

Kerrie DT - Decision To Try... - Mixed Media Canvas

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty Stamps

Today I am sharing with you a recent make for one of the Hochanda Shows that I have not Blogged about before... my Mixed Media Canvas

The Bee Crafty Products I used on this project are...

First I covered the canvas with white gesso, Once dry, I trimmed a piece of old music from a piano book and glued this to the canvas and then painted over again using white gesso. I made sure that the gesso was applied thinly so that the music notes could still be seen. Next I painted over with a coat of Magnolia Chalky Paint and left to dry fully.

On a piece of thin corrugated card I drew around the inside and outside of  the 6" Square Inkables Template which I then cut out to create a frame, I covered this frame using music score paper and then I used filler to seal in the corrugated edges and painted over a coat of white gesso. Once dry I painted over the frame again using Mink Chalky Paint and left to dry fully.

Once both pieces were fully dry I used a strong white glue to stick the frame to the canvas at a jaunty angle. I then used filler through the 4" Heart Inkables Template to place hearts inside and outside of the frame and around the canvas. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying process so that I could then paint the Hearts using Damson Chalky Paint.

Next I stamped the Style Wire Border around the edges of the frame, and the Lines & Dots Texture onto the canvas. I then stamped the Decission To Try WORDage onto white cardstock, which I then cut the scetions of the sentiment out, backed them with dark gold mirror board and attached to the canvas inside the frame using a hot glue gun spreading the words out over the space. I picked out some paper flowers, wooden buttons and metal embellishments (one being a little Bee for Bee Crafty... just cause I can) I fixed them into opposite corners of the frame using a hot glue gun.

To seal and varnish the project I painted over everything using Mod Podge.

Thank You so much for visiting my Post today - Please visit again soon to see more from the Amazing Bee Crafty Design Team

Krafty Hugs xx

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Barbara DT......Saturday Inspiration

Hi Bloggers, Barbara here with a few projects I made for last weeks BEE CRAFTY show on Hochanda.....did you get a chance to watch? If not, you can find it on 'catch-up'.
The background on this card was made with crumpled copier paper, then inked with distress inks. 
I've used the XL Banksy stamps & sentiments which were on the show, for all the cards and MDF tags.

There are 4 new word stencils available too....they make great backgrounds!
Why not pop over to BEE CRAFTY and checkout all the new additions.
Catch you all next week,

Friday, January 13, 2017

Emily DT - Be Yourself

Hi everyone, this week has flown by and it is my turn again to share some inspiration. This week I have made a card which I love! Here is the card I have made...

I started with a piece of Brusho card that I had made previously in yellows. I inked through the honeycomb Inkable in yellow and orange Distress Inks and then stamped the smallest style wire circle in the same colours.

I then used the large star inkable and a dark blue ink and lightly blended through. I wanted it to be very subtle and not too dark.

Using a white pen I went round the star with dots and also highlighted some of the honeycomb shapes.

Then I stamped the 'Be Yourself' sentiment in black and orange and went round the orange part with a black pen. I achieved this by masking off parts of the stamp and stamping it twice.

I love how it turned out and I hope you like it too,

Emily x

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Marleen DT - January samples for the Hochanda shows..

Hello dear bloggers
Back again with my weekly slot for 
 Today I was to share my projects for the BeeCrafty show on Hochanda from the 9th Jan.
 I didnt get that many project done for this show as due the the postal delays that always happens over the festive season, I had to get samples back to Bev and Sam just a few days later in order to make sure they would make it in time.

I used the following stamps to make these samples
Inspired by Banksy "Boy with Dog XL" stamp
This one is made form one of the MDF tags. Its painted with yellow acrylic pain and stamped with black archival ink. I then took my BeeCrafty blending mat and used the little stencils on there to add the honey combe and the little bee's.
 This one is made using the paper pack Bev had on Hochanda a couple of months ago. I used a sheet and added Distress ink and glitter texturepaste through the stencil. The dots I added are made using my gluegun and coloured glue sticks.

 Another MDF tag and more acrylic paints. I created a bit more texture on this one with a bit of the  glitter texture paste I used throgh the stencil to create my word..
Now the boy on this one.. He isnt actually stamped. Bev has started to add an accetate sheet over the stamps with the image on so its easier to see the stamp. Now I love being frugal, and the way I store my stamps, I dont need the sheet, so I pulled it off the stamps and cut out the boy. I simply just glued him strait on to the tag. I really could just have stamped him and fuzzy cut him but I liked the idea of using the sheet and not just throw it away.
 And then a canvas.. Oh I LOVED making this one. Not something Ive done much off before but oh so much fun.. Bev sent us the canvas for a previous month but as I live in Ireland and post takes extra time compared to the others living in the UK, I didnt get a chance to play with it. And I was a bit scared to make a mess of it if im to be honest.. Anyway, I saw the others making some amazing canvases and seeing how amazing they did, I just went for it lol..
This is all acrylic paint.. All the texture is made by simply adding tons of paint on. Once the background was dry I used red acrylic paint through the stencil and on the littler spacers.. Those bits up on the corner is the wooden pieces that always comes with a canvas.. I think its to tighten it.. Again not wanting to waste them, I painted them and added them to my project.
The boy and girls on this one are stamped and fuzzy cut before being glued to the canvas.

 And then one of Bev's amazing MDF art boards.. God I LOVE these.. Those of you who pop by and see my BeeCrafty posts will know Im a paper artist.. I dont normally venture into canvases and MDF, but not one for turning a challenge down, I have now fully fallen in love with these..
My method on this one is pretty much the same as the other pieces. Texture paste, Acylic paint, stamping and fuzzy cutting.. The words on this one is one of my favorite sentiments from BeeCrafty, and its something I often remind myself..

 Another Art board.. More acrylic paints, more texture paste through a stencil and a bit of texture stamps stamps with distress ink..
I actually did the paste first and once dry i painted over it. While paint was still wet, I took a baby wipe and "cleaned" the words. It resulted in the words still being green, but woth the silver shining through.
See, I got brave lol.. Having made the yellow canvas above, I got a bit more confident and pulled out these mini canvases. I bought them in the £shop ages ago, but as I said above, Im a paper artist, so never found a reason to use them... Till now...
I actually taped them together to do my stamping on them to ensure that the stamping would line up. I used the "graffitti area" stamp for this. It was sadly the only project I managed to make with this stamp, but the others made some amazing samples with this, so make sure to come back and check the blog to see their projects.
The dog here is once again cut from the accetate sheets that came on the stamps, and just glued right on top.
Last but not least, a card. The only card I made for this show lol.. Once again being frugal, I decided to make a wee shaker card.. with a difference.. I made this from the wee bags the stamps comes in. Once I had taken the stamp out of the bag, I measured a piece of card to fit inside. I then created the art work using the stamps and distress ink.
I then slotted the card stock into the bag, added my heart confetti and sealed it up.
In order to make it a card, I cut a second piece of card to fit the bag and stuck it onto the back of the bag. This hid the seal line of the bag and also the mess on the back of the artwork..

And that is all the samples from this months show.
 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Monday, January 09, 2017

Kerrie DT New Banksy XL Stamps & Ink able Templates

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty, will you be watching our Bev on Hochander today at 10am, 1pm and 3pm for more of her inspiring projects and ideas, I know I will be.

Sorry I've been absent for a few weeks I was unwell but much better now.

I Had a lot of fun making these samples with the New XL Banksy Stamps and the New Inkables Templates. I Used my New Dylusions paints and sprays that I ordered from a Bee Crafty just before Christmas and ooh they are so lush to use and lots of fun.

Painted both tags using white gesso to prime them, I didn't need to with the canvas as it is already primed... all of these products are available from Bee Crafty's online Shop

I sprayed the tags using the sprays and left to dry while i painted the canvas. I Used my round ink blenders to apply the paint (a technique demoed by our Bev on the last set of shows in December).

I stamped the texture stamps over the backgrounds using chalky paints. I painted the wording by stenciling through the templates using my round ink blender and black chalk paint. The characters and stamped wording was done using black archival ink.

The circles/bubbles I made using random pen and pot lids dipped into black and white paint.

Thank You for visiting today and do come back soon to see more Gorgeous sample from the Bee Crafty Design Team.

Kraft Hugs xx

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Barbara DT - First Sneaky Peek of 2017....

Morning everyone, Happy New Year!
Just a very quick post today as I'm getting ready to leave for my first workshop of the year.....
I'm showing you one of the fabulous new collection of XL 'Banksy' stamps, which Bev will be bringing to Hochanda on Monday....tune in if you can.
This background on this card was made with Distress Stains, then I overstamped in Versamark and heat-embossed in black embossing powder.
I did a bit of background stamping and doodling, as usual, then added a few sequins and some 'Stickles'......voila! job done...
All stamps used can be found on the Bee Crafty website, (HERE)
Hope you like it......please leave a comment, good OR bad, and let me know if this card has inspired you to buy a few 'post-Christmas' treats ;-) 
Catch you next week,
Barbara xx

Friday, January 06, 2017

Emily DT - Furry Friends

Hi everyone, Emily here again with another card to show you all. This week I have made a card which celebrates our furry friends, and also gives you a sneaky peek of one of the stamps that will be on Hochanda on Monday. Here is the card I have made...

I started by blending some Distress Inks onto white card. Then I went over the whole thing in the same colours through the distressed diamonds Inkable template.

On another piece of white card I stamped the style wire circles in small and medium and cut them out. I then inked up some of the words from different sentiments and masked off the words I wanted to use.

I then stamped my new Banksy XL dog which comes with the Banksy Boy stamp in the bottom corner using black Memento ink.

I mounted the whole thing onto black card and then onto my card blank.

I hope you like it!

See you next week with some of my Hochanda samples.

Emily x

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Marleen DT - a quick flower card.

Happy New Year dear bloggers..

I hope you made it in to the new year safely and happy.
Its once again wednesday and my turn to share a bit of inspiration for 

I have to admit, I didnt think I would get my post up for today as hubby surprised me with a night away with no babies but I got my days mixed up, thinking today (tuesday) was wednesday and I wouldnt be home to get a project made and posted ol..
Never mind, I made it, although its only a quick make..

For today I pulled out my "old" Faboules Flowers" stamp to play. I havent used it in a while and wanted to use it to have a play with my christmas pressie.
Link to the STORE if you fancy a browse of all the amazing STAMPS.

For this project I took my flower stamp, stamped it onto watercolour card stock with versamark. I heatset it with black embossing powder.
I then took my new "Zig clean colour real brush" and scribbled 3 different colours over my stamping.
I then took my waterbrush and blended out the colours.
(this could be done with distress markers or water colour pencils as well and a paint brush with water could be used as well)

I finished this card with a diecut greeting, a black mat and a coat of a sparkle pen. 

 And that is it from me for today. Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting
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