Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Crafty Individuals Samples

 Hi there! A couple of weeks ago Jean was on the Craft Store with the latest release of Crafty Individuals stamps. They are absolutely gorgeous designs from Dora and from Jean too. You can find the stamps and the gorgeous papers on the website here.

I really loved making my samples! Let me show you them all...

First is a stampboard pendant...

The gorgeous cyanotype papers make a beautiful backdrop for any scene...

Dora's gorgeous flowers also go so well with the papers...

They are equally suited to CAS and to mixed media as well as scene building.
The leaves are also great for creating your own backgrounds...
or match your colours to the papers 
Another of Dora's beautiful flowers just stamped on Kraft and coloured with coloured pencils
A couple of scenes...

and finally a faux printers tray using a stencil from Bee crafty
I hope you enjoyed seeing them! 
It has been a busy week or three with test driving and buying our first new car in 12 years! We picked it up last Thursday and have been getting used to it - technology has changed somewhat since we last bought a car, lol. I am loving it though. I will try and make a few more blog land visits this week. 
Thanks for looking! 

Monday, 18 October 2021

Autumn Leaves and a sneaky peek!

Hi there! I am here with a step by step for a simple Autumnal card for Bee Crafty. 

Here is how I made it:

I began by making a border on an ivory card using masking/ stencil tape. 

I then blended distress oxide inks in autumnal colours into the centre and left to dry completely.
After a dust with an anti-static bag I stamped the leaves from the Doodle Art dragonfly set at each corner in versamark and sprinkled over gold embossing powder. The leaves in this set were originally joined together but I have cut them apart carefully with scissors. Next I removed the masking tape carefully.
I heated the embossing powder then stamped the smaller leaf 4 times in the centre and added  embossing powder before heating again.
Using the border stamp from the same stamp set I stamped it centrally on each side of the square in tea dye distress ink
I used a gold gellyroll pen to add a doodled border to each corner and also sprinkled a few drops of water onto the distress oxide ink panel. 
here is the finished card...

...and a closer look at that gold embossing. Don't forget to enter your Autumn colour creations in the October challenge album over on the Bee Crafty Facebook group

Here is a list of what I used:
6x6 ivory card
Masking/stencil tape
versamark ink
Anti static bag
gold gelly roll pen

Before I go, here is a sneaky peak of one of the new stamp sets that Bee Crafty are launching on Facebook tomorrow. There will be facebook lives, videos, giveaways and bargains throughout the day, including a facebook live from me at 6pm. Visit the Bee Crafty Facebook page for details! 

I hope you can join in the fun! 
Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting! 

Monday, 11 October 2021

Bees Journal spread

 Hi There! I have been a busy bee in my journal again! Thought you might like to see how I made this double page spread. 

I began with a page that I had mopped up a stencil or two with in shades of yellow. I smooshed some Wild Honey distress oxide onto a piece of acetate and added more colour to the page before drying it. 
once it was dry I took the smaller hexagon from the Easy Frames and used it to create a large honeycomb pattern across the page using vintage photo and spiced marmalade. 
I sponged vintage photo oxide ink around the edges of the pages, then added more hexagons using the Honeycomb Multi inkable and a mixture of vintage photo and spiced marmalade in the spaces before setting this aside. 

Next I stamped the collage section of the scripted bee stamp in brown versafine clair on some copy paper
I cut out some of the circles and hexagons and coloured them with Wild Honey distress ink
I stuck these randomly around the page, using a few to cover where another colour had seeped through the centre of the page
I stamped some of the smaller bees, the word and honeycomb from the Bee Monarchy set in Wild Honey and Vintage photo Distress ink.
Next I stamped the largest Bee and the Time Sentiment on to plain Dina Wakely collage paper using versafine clair black ink.
I coloured the bee using ecoline pens and trimmed it adding some white pen to the back of the wings and tail. 
I stuck the bee and the sentiment in place with matte medium and added a few white highlights around the page with a gelly roll pen.
Here is another look at the finished page.
I used:
copier paper

If you would like to see a flick through the pages of my journal, take a look at this video on my youtube channel.

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting! 

Monday, 4 October 2021

Botanical butterfly

Hi there! Well, I don't know what it is like where you are but there is definitely a nip to the air here and the leaves are beginning to turn a little. I've got an easy butterfly card in Autumn colours for you this week, as the theme for the Bee Crafty facebook group challenge is Autumn colours.

I began using the mask from the large butterfly stencil and used a brush to blend a little brown ink around it. 
I began stamping using a variety of autumn shades of ink in the centre space. I tried not to make it overcrowded and where possible I used the same stamps on each side
I used ecoline pens to add a little subtle colour to the stamping. 
In the spaces where the stamping was a bit sparse I added drops of liquid pearls. 
Finally I added a sentiment and a little brown ink around the edge of the card
Here is the finished card.
I also made a couple more using the same stamps and colours, just different easy frames

I used 
 6x6" ivory cards
Inks in a variety of Autumn colours (I used memento, but you could use any inks really)
 Easy frame inkables
Liquid pearls in buttercup, brass and platinum pearl

Thanks for looking! 

Monday, 27 September 2021

Dragonfly dreams journal spread

Hi there! I've been enjoying myself in my journal again. I thought I would show you how this page came about. 
I started off by tearing some strips of tissue from my soak up sheets that I put in place when I use sprays on things. These have been sprayed with distress oxide and gloss sprays.
I then stuck some of the strips into my Dylusions journal with matte medium and left to dry
Next I sprayed a little distress oxide ink in the white spaces and again left to dry
I added some stencilling using the circle dinkables and blending brushes. There was enough residual ink on my brushes without reinking them.

I stamped the ledger stamp in Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink randomly around the page.
I stamped the smaller coffee rings in frayed burlap distress oxide ink then left it to dry.
I used memento Espresso Truffle ink to stamp the Elder flowers and the numbers from the coffee stains set.  

Next I stamped the dragonfly onto a scrap of watercolour paper in versafine clair ink.
I coloured it using ecoline pens, the wings using pastel blue, rose, violet and yellow, then I coloured the body with a turquoise green. I cut out the dragonfly, cutting off legs and antennae.
I used the memento ink to stamp the dragonfly direct to the journal page where I wanted it to go and left it to dry.
Finally, I used matte medium to adhere the dragonfly and the sentiment (from the dina wakely collage papers) into place.
Here is another look at the finished page.
I used:
Tissue paper
Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting!