Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Roar Shaker by CT Ann

 Roar Shaker 

By CT Ann 

I was given the challenge of creating something with the Rex stamp set. To make it a tad more interesting, why not make a shaker card I thought … here goes! 

Stamp set: Tyrannosaurus Reg & XL

Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo & Carved Pumpkin 

Versafine Clair : Pinecone 

Enamel Accents : Electric Lime

Acetate 5”x5”

White 8”x8” card / White 6”x6”  card 

Brown (7”x7”) & white card 


Start with the 6”x6” card & die cut a circle (approximately 10cm across) out of the front of the card… 

Place palms & leaves from both the regular & XL sets onto an acrylic slim. Ink up using a little of each Distress Oxide colours, stamp several times on a separate piece of card. Press a few different inks onto each leaf to create a more natural look…

When dry fussy cut the leaves out.

Next use a stamp platform & fix, with magnets, the die cut circle into place & position your Rex (regular) stamp.

Ink up Rex with one of the Mowed Lawn (you don’t have to cover the whole of the stamp) & press onto the circle, repeat with Peeled Paint & Vintage Photo. Then give the stamp a light spritz of water & stamp onto the image again, this gives a slight watercolour effect. 

Let it dry a little ( you can cut more leaves out lol ) then ink up with Pinecone Versafine Clair to give definition. 

Glue the circle onto the card, using the aperture to guide you position Rex… 

I added some Enamel Accents to his eye. 

Next add the leaves around the aperture using Distress Collage Medium, this gives you chance to move the leaves & creates layers… 

Remember to leave space for your text. 

When everything is dry (I left it overnight) add the Tyrannosaurus Rex text in Versafine Clair Pinecone… 

You could leave the card as it is now… 

However I decided to create a shaker card … 

Cut the card in half, making the back (with Rex on) slightly smaller. 

Cut a piece of acetate 5”x5”, wipe with an anti static bag, use a strong double sided tape & stick it to the back of the front half (with leaves on). Add some double sided foam tape onto the acetate, around the edges of the circle, making sure these no gaps.. 

Pour the sequins in carefully, remove the backing off the foam, line up the back half & stick together .. 

tip : add some wet glue onto the foam this gives you a few moments to adjust the back half if need be.. 

Mat & layer onto a piece of brown card & glue onto your 8x8 card… 

Thank you for stopping by… Ann xxx

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Ali CT - Dragonfly Art Tag

 Phew this weather has been a bit blinking hot, ink was drying on the stamp before it hit the paper. Had an inky hour with some of my favourite distress oxide colours and made this tag using the gorgeous Bee Crafty Stamps Dragonfly Art set☺ 
I took a #10 Dyna Wakley tag, dripped a little distress oxide spray at the top of the tag using the tube and spritzed with water while holding the tag upright. I used Kitsch Flamingo, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. Then dried it with a heat gun.
Then brushed the same colours in distress oxide ink through parts of the Abstract Circles Inkable.
Then flicked water using a fan brush over the tag, left it for a few seconds and mopped it up to faux bleach it. Re-dried the tag with a heat gun.
Next I patted an antistatic pad all over the dry tag.
 I used my stamping platform to stamp the large Dragonfly Art stamp with black versafine ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Stamped the lace in black at the top left and bottom right, and then the clock and postmark in a few places.
Stamped the word ART and the postmark using kitsch flamingo distress oxide. 
Inked just the dragonfly part of the big art stamp with black versafine and clear heat embossed as before.  Coloured the dragonfly with pink blue and purple watercolour pens and a damp paintbrush, then cut it out with scissors.
Used the same pens to paint some of the details on the tag.
Then I used a blending tool to ink the edges of the tag in black. 
Next I stamped one of the sentiments from Ticker Tape One in black versafine ink and clear heat embossed.
I cut out the words and fixed them to the tag with pva glue. Applied 3d glue gel under the base of the dragonfly wings to raise them. Added a few highlights to the stamped images with a white gel pen.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and thank you for stopping by xxx

Products Used

Dyna Wakley Number 10 Tag

Bee Crafty Art Stamps - Dragonfly Art

Bee Crafty Wordage Stamps - Ticker Tape Set 1

Bee Crafty Big Ones - Abstract Circles

Distress Oxide Sprays  - Kitsch Flamingo, Peacock Feather, Cracked Pistachio

Distress Oxides - Kitsch Flamingo, Peacock Feather, Cracked Pistachio

Watercolour Pens - Zig Clean Color pens or Ecolines

Black versafine ink 

Black pigment ink (could use black versafine instead)

White gel pen

Applicator tool & foams

Also - stamping platform, scissors, pva glue, antistatic pad, 3d glue gel, blending brushes, paint brush water spritzer.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Alison CT - Be Incredible, Be strong, Be Amazing

Hello everyone, today I thought I would take inspiration from Bev's live this week and do a cut edge journal page. I decided to use the honeycomb 6 x 6 inkable for my edge, which inspired a bee themed page.

Begin by drawing, with a pencil, through the honeycomb inkable to create a border down the edge of the page.

Carefully cut the edge of the page, leaving a white border around the honeycomb.
Create a background by blending drried marigold, scattered straw and mustard seed distress inks together across the page.
Using ripe persimmon distress ink and the honeycomb inkable add to the background. Do some areas with heavy inking and others with lighter inking.
Using black soot distress oxide and the text 6 x 6 inkable add more to the background.
Next add more detail to the background using the honeycomb stamp, from the regular Doodle Art Bee stamp set, with ripe persimmon distress ink. Add more detail using the small geometric stamp from the set with scattered straw. Add more layers by using the honeycomb border with black soot.

Add small curcles to the background using the stamp from the Journal Art Elements 3 stamp set with black soot distress oxide. 
Colour in some of the hexagons on the edge of the page using Prismacolour pencils in shades of orange and yellow.
Stamp three of the large bee onto the page. Don't worry if the bidies don't stamp cleanly,, but make sure the legs and antennae are clear.
On a seperate piece of white card, stamp three bees, then colour them with Prismacolor pencils. I add some light blue to the bottom part of the wings, just to give shadow. Cut them out, cutting off the legs and antennae. 
Stamp your chosen sentiments from the Incredible Words stamp set. Cut out.

Glue the bees and sentiments to the page.
Products used:
Inkables - honeycomb and text
Doodle Art Stamps - Bee regular
Art Stamps - journal art elements 3
Wordage - incredible words
Distress Ink - ripe persimmon, mustard seed, dried marigold, scattered straw
Distress Oxide - black soot
Versafine Clair - nocturne
Prismacolor pencils - PC918, PC917, PC942, PC1034, PC1023

Thank you so much for taking time to read my post. I hope I've inspired you to have a go.


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Sally CT - Amazing Bee Journal page

Hi there! I had some chill time in my journal yesterday. Here is the result. Thought I would show you what I did. 

I found a page in my journal with a little bit of blue inkable mop up on it. (I spray stencils with water when I have inked through them and pop them between pages) 
I inked around the pages with salvaged patina, prize ribbon and uncharted mariner distress oxide.
I sprayed a little water and some brushed pewter distress spray stain over the inked papges
next I added some uncharted mariner distress oxide through the dinkable with a blending brush. 

I stamped the pages using the coffee stains stamps including Sam's favourite numbers using the distress oxides plus some versafine clair ink
Next I stamped the Doodle art bee in black ink on the page
on a piece of white card I stamped the bee again, along with flowers and leaves from the doodle art Blooming blooms and Dandedaisy sets. I coloured them with alcohol markers and cut them out. 
I stamped a sentiment from the Incredible words set onto a scrap of white card and cut it out
Finally, I added the elements to the background using matte medium. 
I used:
Distress oxide inks in uncharted Mariner, prize ribbon and salvaged patina
Versafine clair ink in black and blue

I have to admit to crafting with much of what was already out on my table after Wednesday's Facebook live 😂 You can find the live here.  I think I'd better tidy up this weekend! 
Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Ali CT - Dia de los Muertos

 Sharing how to make this 8" x 8" card using the gorgeous new Bee Crafty Flower Doodle stamps with the Dripping Skull Inkable and Texture Discs set 4. Sorry about the shadows on the pics, I started late at night and finished it the next day xxx

I stamped the Blooming Blooms and Dandedaisy flowers onto white card scraps with black versafine ink and left to dry.
I cut a piece of white 300gsm card to 7 1/4" square and used masking tape to hold the Dripping Skull inkable. Applied black pigment ink with a blending tool and then a finer stencil brush to reach the thinner bits.
Carefully removed the inkable - ta da!!! Was really pleased with this - first go with this stencil 😎
Sorry about the shadows, it was a bit late.
I blended Hickory smoke distress ink around the card up to the skull and darker around the sides. Then darkened the edges with Black Soot distress ink.
Brushed Hickory Smoke distress oxide through the floral tile texture disc from set 4 in a few places.
Then brushed Black Soot distress oxide through the wavy one in different areas.
A bit of Black soot distress oxide through the dashes disc to add more texture.
Then had a marathon flower fussy cutting session in front of the tv, I cut a few more than I needed 😆
Used my watercolour ink pens on a white craft mat and painted the flowers using a damp brush. I used several colours on each flower - those next to each other on a rainbow (or colour wheel). 
Positioned the flowers around the skull and took photos to see how they looked.
 I added a little colour to the skull, peacock feathers and picked raspberry distress ink, lightly applied just to knock the white back.
Fixed the panel using pva glue onto pink card with a 1/16" border, then onto black card with a 1/8" border. And onto a white 8" x 8" card blank.
I cut out one of the words from the Bee Crafty Clear on black Transparency Prints, folded the ends and taped them around the back of a pink strip of card. 
I took the flowers I needed, snipped between the petals and shaped them using a ball tool and a foam mat. Using the ball tool on the back of the flower in a circular motion will cause the petals to curl up. Turn the flower over and press the ball tool in the centre of the flower to shape it. I moulded the leaves too.
Used 3D glue gel to fix the flowers and leaves around the skull, referring back to the photos I'd taken earlier. Attached the sentiment using 3d foam pads.
I doodled a dash dot line around the card with a black fine liner pen.
Added a few sparkles to the centres of the flowers using a clear stardust gelly roll pen and highlights to the petals and leaves using a white gel pen.
These doodle flowers are so lovely to play with.
I deepened the colours on the skull, added a little black soot distress ink around the flower centres. Also stencilled a little picked raspberry distress oxide to the background. 
I added a strip of white in the centre of the pink to make the word stand out more.
Finally I added a couple of black adhesive gems to the top right corner to balance the card.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and thank you for stopping by xxx

Products Used

6x6 Inkables Dripping Skull

Doodle Art Stamps  - Blooming Blooms

Doodle Art Stamps - Dandedaisy

Inkables Texture Discs - Set 4

Distress Inks - Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers

Distress Oxides - Black Soot, Hickory Smoke

Bee Crafty Clear on Black Transparency Sheets

Watercolour Pens - Zig Clean Color pens or Ecolines

Black versafine ink 

Black pigment ink (could use black versafine instead)

White gel pen

Black Fine Liner pen

Applicator tool & foams

8" x 8" white card blank

Black, pink card for matting & layering

Also - scissors, pva glue, 3d glue gel, foam tape, blending brushes, paint brush, masking tape.

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