Wednesday, January 25, 2023

I Am Unique

I Am Unique 

By CT Ann 

Hope you all enjoyed the Bee Monarchy Day yesterday, sorry I couldn’t do a live. I’ve created a CAS card for this weeks blog, using the large bee. 


Stamps: Bee Monarchy / Crackle Background

Dies: Bee Monarchy 

Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw

Versafine Clair: Morning Mist

Acetate ( the plain sheet from one of your stamp sets) 

Dylusions Shimmer Paint: Black Marble

Wordy Stickers 1B


Start with a piece of card 5.5” x 5.5” 

Smoosh Fossilized Amber in a line down a piece of acetate… 

Spritz with water & place off centre, vertically, onto your piece of card… 

Ink up the Crackle Background stamp with Scattered Straw, add sections freehand (without an acrylic block) keeping within & just outside the strip of Fossilized Amber… 

On a separate piece of paper stamp the large bee in Versafine Clair Morning Mist ink … 

Die cut… 

Use Scattered Straw & a little water with a brush to colour the bee… 

Mix a tiny amount of Black Marble Shimmer Paint with some water & add some splatters to the background..

When the paint is dry, stamp the largest honeycomb onto the background in Morning Mist… 

Choose a sentiment from the Wordy Stickers, I stuck mine to black card & cut to size…

Add the large bee using foam pads & a few gold pearls to decorate… 

Here’s a couple of samples from yesterday… 

Happy crafting… 

Thanks for stopping by … Ann xxx

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Alison CT - Using coloured inks with stamping tissue.

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing this art journal page, on which I have used Bee Crafty stamping tissue to create the background.
I began by creating a background in my Dina Wakley media journal using three spray inks. I left this to dry naturally whilst I created some of the other elements needed for this page.
Using one quarter of a sheet of the stamping tissue, I stamped a selection of elements from the journaling elements set 1 and 2 using three colours of versafine clair ink. This needs to be done with a waterproof ink, as they will be glued to the page using gel medium, which will reactivate and smudge non-waterproof inks. Also be careful what is under your tissue as the ink will bleed through.
Next I used a wet paintbrush and carefully tore the elements into seperate pieces.
Next I chose which elements I wanted on todays page. I used gel medium to glue them to the page. The remainder I have kept for another project.
I then used the metal work alpha with Ranger distress grit paste to add letters and numbers to the page. Leave to dry.
Next I stamped the 3 and 4 from the numbers stamp set with the monarch versafine clair and the numbers from the journal art elements 3 using medievil blue versafine clair.

Then I stamped five moths from the dragonfly stamp set using black ink and die cut them out. These I glued to the page with gel medium.

Finally I added two of the sticker sentiments to the page using gel medium to ensure they adhere to the rough surface.

Products used:
Dina Wakley gloss spray - blackberry, rouge
Distress oxide spray - picked raspberry 
Art stamps - journal art elements 1, 2, 3
Art stamps - numbers; dragonfly and die set
Versafine Clair - nocturne, monarch, medieval blue  charming pink
Inkable 6x6 - metal work alpha

Thanks for taking a look 

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Sally CT - Layers of ink Bee card

Hi there! I have been busy making samples for the relaunch of Bee Crafty's Bee Monarchy stamp set on Tuesday. I thought I would whet your appetite with a sneaky peek step by step. 


I began by putting masking tape around a 5x5" square ivory card. As you can see I overlapped the edge by about 3mm to give a slightly narrower border.
I blended distress ink in Wild Honey and Tea Dye over the centre, making it a shade darker at the edge
Next I used the Honeycombe full inkable to add a little stencilling top left and bottom right.
I inked up the crackle background stamp with vintage photo distress ink and stamped it lightly over the card
Using Versafine Clair black ink I stamped the largest bee in the middle of the card.
I used Ecolines to colour it in.
I stamped a few of the honeycomb stamps from the Bee monarchy set in wild honey ink before removing the tape and stamping the sentiment from the small words set. I also added a tiny bit of white pen to the eyes and tail of the bee. 
Here is the finished card again. 
I used:
5x5" ivory card blank
Masking tape or Stamp and Stencil tape
Distress inks in Wild Honey, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo
Bee Monarchy stamp set (it will be there on Tuesday!)

The re-launch of this fantastic set of stamps will be over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page from 10am on Tuesday. There will be lives and lots more! See you there!

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Doodle CAS Card

 Doodle CAS Card

By CT Ann

There seems to be a trend for CAS (clean & simple) cards lately. I’ve not done one on my blog spot for a while, until now … 

Stamps: Doodle Art - Ladybird/Small Words

Inkables :  6x6 Distressed Diamonds

Inks: Versafine Clair Nocturne & Tulip 

Distress Oxide Inks: Uncharted Mariner 

Ecoline Pen: Scarlet 334

Cut a piece of card 14cm x14cm, create an offset panel using Uncharted Mariner (you could use Blueprint Sketch or Chipped Sapphire)  & the Distressed Diamonds… 

Next stamp the Ladybird onto the panel in Versafine Clair Nocturne , this gives you a guide for the rest of your stamping… 

On a separate piece of card stamp the Ladybird again, I stamped two ‘just in case’ , I’ll keep the other in my stash… 

Next use the small element stamps within the Ladybird set to add to your background. First I used the diamonds with Versafine Clair Tulip … 

 Then the circle trial with Versafine Clair Nocturne… 

Colour your ladybird with Ecoline Brush Pens & cut out the body, the legs & antenna are stamped on your card already… 

Stamp a sentiment from The Small Words set… 

Glue the Ladybird on top of the one you stamped

Glue on to another piece of card (I used red card) then onto a 6x6 card blank… 

Thanks for stopping by… Ann xxx

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Alison CT - Freehand background and Doodle Art Stamps

Hello everyone. Today I have taken inspiration from the first Freehand Friday that Bev did on Youtube.

I began by creating a background using three Dylusions ink sprays and different sized paintbrushes and following Bev's inspiration (link above). I then left this to dry completely.
Once it was dry I used my white Posca pen, as suggested in the video, to add marks to the page and some white splatz.
Next I cut out some of the background transparencies and glued them to my background using distress collage medium. 

Whilst this was drying, I stamped two sets of the large mushrooms and the dragonfly on a seperate piece of card and coloured them with my distress watercolour pencils and a paintbrush.

Next I cut out the Go For It Transparency sentiment and coloured the letters with a white Pisca pen on the reverse. I then glued the mushrooms, sentiment and dragonfly onto my background.

Products used:
Dylusions Ink Sprays - crushed grape, vibrant turquoise and cherry pie
Transparencies - Faces 4 and SpOntaNEous words clear on black
Doodle Art Stamps - mushrooms and dragonfly
Versafine Clair - nocturne

Thank you for taking a look

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Sally CT - Seeing Stars!

Hi There! I thought I had better follow my own advice and use one of my 3 unused journals! I did my first double page in my Dina Wakely white 6x6" journal. I was also itching to have a go at a freehand inky background like Bev had demonstrated in her Freehand Friday video last week. 

I began by painting circles in dylusions ink onto the double page
Once this was dry I used the dotty border stamp to add detail on the two outer edges
Next I stamped and embossed three of the largest stars and stamped several smaller stars in black ink on Bee Crafty stamping tissue, again inspired by Bev's Try it out Tuesday this week.

I cut them out and used matte medium to add them to the page. 
Finally I chose a sentiment and added that  on stamping tissue in the same way, finishing off with a few splatters of white gloss spray. 
I used:
Dylusions sprays in Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, Cherry Pie, Bubblegum Pink, Periwinkle Blue and Polished Jade
Star textures stamp set
Versamark ink
Dina Wakely gloss spray - White 

I really enjoyed working in this journal and I didn't even get any fingerprints on the cover (which was why I had put off using it, lol! Do check out the Bee Crafty You Tube channel for the videos I mentioned at the beginning.
The challenge over in the Bee Crafty Stamps group is to use some of your as yet unused stash on a tag. I do hope you can join us  - you can enter 3 times and are in with the chance to win a £20 stamp voucher! 
Thanks for looking!
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