Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Sally CT -A super quick journal page

 Hi There! I am here with a super quick journal page today as I was busy at the weekend with a karate tournament. I found this cute 12cm square Talens notebook and it had to become a journal for super quick mini projects! 

I began by cutting a piece of A5 Catalyst card to fit the page, rounding the corners to leave a narrow border. I attached it using Matte Medium.

Next I used a tag inkable from set 5 to add some black soot Distress oxide to the middle of the page before setting it aside to dry

I stamped the doodle Art Dragonfly in Black Versafine Clair onto mixed media card and cut it out. I coloured it using coordinating colours of ecoline markers and added a few white highlights with a white gel pen 
Using Matte Medium I added the dragonfly to the page, sticking it down just by the head and body, leaving the wings free. 
Finally I added wordy stickers to finish the page. 
I used:
Ecoline pens
White gel pen
Black soot distress oxide ink
Black Versafine Clair

This was super quick and easy and something similar would be a perfect entry for the challenge this month over in the Bee Crafty Stamps Facebook group. I hope you can join us!
Thanks for looking! 

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Alison CT - You are your own work if art

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing some inspiration for the challenge in the Facebook group; a card using one of the Rainbow Birds and a selection of background stamps. 

As I had decided I wanted the bird to really pop on the card, I blended lost shadow, hickory smoke and black soot distress oxide inks to create a neutral background. I dipped my fingers into water and allowed the drips to fall on to the background.  I then patted it dry with kitchen towel.

To add interest to the background, I stamped, freehand, parts of the script stamp using hickory smoke distress oxide ink. I used the zig-zag border, from the freehand borders 1 stamp set, with black soot distress oxide ink to create a border. I used first and second generation stamping to create a double border.
I added areas of the grid stamp, from journal art elements 3, using black soot distress oxide. 
Next, using black soot distress oxide ink I stamped first and second generation images of the numbers from journal art elements 3.
I used a white posca pen to add white splatz to finish the background. 
On seperate card, I stamped one of the doodle art rainbow birds using versafine clair nocturne. I coloured the bird with watercolour pens and added white highlights with a gel pen.
I glued the background to a 6 inch square card blank and added the bird so that it looks like it is sitting on the grid stamping.

Finally I added a sentiment from the wordy stickers 3B.
Products used:
Distress Oxide Ink pads - lost shadow, hickory smoke, black soot
White Posca Pen

Thank you for taking a look. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Sally CT - Things with Wings inspiration

 Hi There! Thought I would show you how I made this card today. The theme for our Challenge over in the Bee Crafty Stamps group on facebook is 'things with wings' so this card is a little inspiration for you. 

I began by blending distress inks around the left and lower edges of a 14cm square piece of smooth card. 

Next I used the Blueprint sketch ink through a dinkable, leaving a little white space.
I stamped the dragonfly in Black Versafine Clair ink and watercoloured it. 
Using the gellyroll moonlight pens, I added a little detail to the dragonfly once dry.
I stamped the ticker tape sentiment in Bali Blue ink on a scrap of white card.
Finally I added the card panel to the front of a white card then added the sentiment and dragonfly using matte medium.
I used:
Distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Wilted violet and Blueprint Sketch
Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne and Bali Blue

I do hope you will be able to join in with the challenge this month! 
Thanks for looking! 

Sunday, July 07, 2024

Alison CT- Let Them Stare

Hi everyone today I'm sharing this simple, bright, rainbow coloured journal page. 

To begin, I created a rainbow effect using my Inktense blocks. I left this to dry naturally.
I used a stencil brush to add areas of white gesso through the lines and dots texture disc from set four. This was left to dry naturally.
Using the grid stamp from journal art elements three, with versafine clair strawberry, hawthorn rose and verdent, I added interest to the background. 
Next I used the sqiggle stamp from journal art elements one, I stamped it twice using versafine clair nocturne ink. 
On seperate card I used the nocturne ink to stamp the large dragonfly from the dragonfly stamp set. I coloured the dragonfly with watercolour paints. Then I cut it out.

Before I glued the dragonfly to the page, I felt the background needed a little more, so I added the cross and dots stamp from journaling essentials one using nocturne ink. 

Finally I added a sentiment from the wordage mixed messages four. I used nocturne ink to stamp it.

Products used:
White Gesso
Inktense Blocks
Versafine Clair - Nocturne 
                             Hawthorn Rose
Superskinny thin - border slim
Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints

Thank you for taking a look. 

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Sally CT - Smile Sunshine!


Hi There! For my blog post this week I thought I would try and use some pastel colours.... 

I began by stamping the Doodle Art sunflower in Memento ink then coloured it using Alcohol markers
On a 6x4 piece of mixed media card I blended Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress oxide. 
I placed the Circles 1 Big ones inkable over the inky background and blended a little Picked Raspberry Distress oxide in through it. 
I removed the inkable and used the same ink to stamp some of the stamps from Journaling Essentials #3 in the circles and around the edges.
I matted and layered the background onto a 5x7" card, then added the sunflower and a wordy sticker sentiment on foam pads. 
Here is the finished card again, which turned out a lot less pastel than I intended! 
I used:
Distress oxide inks in Tumbled Glass, Spun sugar and Picked Raspberry
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Alcohol markers
5x7 card
6x4 piece of mixed media card
Coordinating card for matting and layering
Foam pads

These colours are not my usual go to colours, but I love the way it turned out! There is a brand new challenge over on the Bee Crafty Facebook group where the theme is 'Things with Wings'. I do hope you will come and join in the fun! 

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Alison CT - The Magic of Words

Hi everyone, it's Sunday again, and my turn to post a step by step project. This week I wanted to do something that can be easily adapted if you don't have many supplies.
To begin, I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry and Pearl Color watercolour paints to create a wash style background.

Once the background had dried naturally, I used a black posca pen to add splats. I left them to dry naturally. 

Next, I drew round the edge of the inner part of the octagonal 6" easy frame using a 3M black posca pen. I removed the easy frame and drew two more freehand lines.

Then I took the leaf border, from the freehand borders 1 stamp set, and stamped it several times using versafine clair nocturne ink. 

Next I stamped the crosses and dots stamp from Journaling Essentials 1 using the nocturne ink. 
Then I stamped a selection of words (sometimes just a single word from longer sentiments) from a my collection of Wordage stamps. I cut them out.
If you don't have many sentiment stamps these could be cut from magazines, newspapers or old book pages.
I, then, glued these words randomly around the bottom half of the octagon.

Next I stamped the word 'magic' using the typewriter alpha stamp set, cut it out and edged with a black pen.
I glued the word magic to the top left of the octagon and hand wrote the words 'the, of and words' in the appropriate place around it.

Products used:
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors and Pearl Colors watercolour paints
Black 3M posca pen

Thank you for taking a look. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Sally CT- More spots!

 Hi There! I am here with a little journal page for you as more inspiration for the Facebook Spots challenge this week.

I selected an A6 catalyst card, cut off the white border and added a faux stitching line around the edge.

I stuck this onto a Kraft page in the mdf journal I made as a sample a couple of weeks ago.
Next I added some spots through a dinkable using black Distress Oxide ink. I also stamped some dots using a small stamp from Journaling Essentials #6
I added a piece of book page with Matte medium and stamped the lines from the same stamp set across it using Versafine Clair Charming Pink. 
I cut out the dotty circle from Transparencies- journaling Birds and sprigs set and added it to the page using matte medium.
I stamped the spotty bird in black versafine clair ink and heat embossed it using clear powder. 
Finally I added the bird and wordy stickers to the page using Matte Medium. I also added some faux stitching around the wordy stickers using a white pen and filled in a few of the dots on the circle with the gelly roll pens.
Here's the finished page again.
I used :
Black Distress oxide ink
Versafine Clair ink in Black and Charming Pink
A scrap of Book page
If you want to make your own journal you will need the MDF journal kit

I will be live over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page at 8pm this evening. I so hope you will be able to join me. I hope you will join in the challenge too, which finishes on Sunday.
Thanks for looking! 
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