Tuesday, 6 June 2023

BeeYouTeeFul new stamps!!!


Hi There! I've been having great fun with the new Bee Mine Stamp set from Bee Crafty! Here's the first card I made using the new stamps. 

I began by taping around the edges of a 13cm square card using stencil tape. I blended Wild honey distress oxide over the central square. 
Next I used wild honey and spiced marmalade distress oxide to stamp some of the honeycomb and rainbow stamps over the inky background.
Before removing the tape I blended a little vintage photo distress oxide ink around the edges. 
Next I stamped the largest Bee and the sentiment in Black Versafine Clair ink onto the card.
I used coloured pencils to colour in the Bee. 
I added a bit of sparkle to the wings using the gelly roll clear sparkle pen
Here is my finished card again.

I used:
13cm square ivory card
Distress oxide inks in Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage photo
Coloured pencils

Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Glad you are here journal pages


Hi There! thought I would show you how I made these journal pages for my blog post today. 

I began by spreading dylusions paint with my fingers over the two pages.
I gave it a little dry with a heat tool then sponged through a couple of tag inkables using white gesso
I set this aside then stamped the doodle Art mandalas onto stamping tissue using Monarch versafine clair ink. I cut them out and added them to the page using Matte Medium
Next I mixed a little gold mica powder with some water on a piece of acetate and smooshed and blobbed it onto the page, leaving it to dry. 
I stamped the doodle art dragonfly twice on to stamping tissue and twice onto some mixed media paper. I cut them all out and coloured the mixed media paper ones using pencil crayons.
I stamped the mixed messages sentiment onto stamping tissue and cut it out
Back in the journal I stamped a few of the worker stamps from the dragonfly set using embossing ink, then heat embossed with detail gold powder.
Finally I added the sentiment and dragonflies to the page, positioning the coloured dragonflies over the tissue ones to replace the legs and dots I cut off when I cut them out.
Here is the finished page once more.

I used:
Dylusions paints in Blue lagoon, laidback lilac and peony blush
Tag inkables set 1 and 3
Gold mica powder
Embossing ink

I will be live over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page at 8pm tomorrow, so I hope you will join me.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

A kraft journal page


Hi There! Thought I would have a little play in my Kraft Journal yesterday. Here's the page I completed. So far I have done mainly double page spreads in this journal but I thought I would ring the changes and just do a single page this time.

I began by brayering a little gesso onto the page.
Next I stamped the  Script stamp in vintage photo distress oxide ink onto the page.
I used a 6x6 mandala and a blending brush to add some spiced marmalade distress oxide over it. 

Whilst that dried I stamped some leaves from Journaling essentials 2 onto a scrap of white card using versafine clair shady lane ink and cut them out. 
I stamped the sunflower (flower only) onto another piece of white card, coloured it and cut it out.
Back on the background I stamped and embossed more leaves using twisted citron distress embossing glaze, and added the first leaves with matte medium
I also added the sunflower and used versafine clair black ink to add some more stamping from the journalling essentials set around the page
On a scrap of black card I stamped and embossed the sentiment from mixed messages 3, cutting each line apart. 
Finally I added the sentiment to the page too. 
I used:
Versafine Clair ink in Shady Lane and Nocturne
Versamark ink for embossing

There are still lots of offers on the Bee Crafty website to celebrate Bee Crafty's 21st birthday, along with challenges on the Bee Crafty Facebook group. Hope you can join in! 
 Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Exploring different ways of using Bee Crafty Mandala inkables

Hi There! I have been finding some different ways to use my mandala inkables over the past couple of weeks. I have used them with my coloured pencils (I will include a couple of photos at the end of this post) and now have used them with a black alcohol marker on a distress oxide background. This one was inspired by the birthday card I got from my friend Lynne. Here's how I made this card.

I began by sponging a rainbow of distress oxide across a 14x14cm of smooth card
Next I drew around the inkable Mandala 2 with a pencil, before colouring in using a black alcohol marker.
Once this was all thoroughly dry I went over the top using the Big one fern flourish inkable using Lost Shadow and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks and dried off with a heat gun
I ran an anti static cloth over the whole thing then stamped the two circle stamps from Journal Art Elements 3 in versamark ink, heat embossing in gold.  
On a piece of plastic I sprayed a little water and sprinkled with Apollo explosion powder and then dabbed it onto the background and left to dry.

On a separate piece of black card I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from mixed messages 2 and cut the end to make a flag.
Finally I matted and layered the background onto a 7" square card, adding the sentiment on 3d foam pads.
I used:
Distress oxide inks in Fired brick, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves, then Lost Shadow and Worn Lipstick.
Black Alcohol marker
Big ones inkable Fern Flourish
Versamark embossing ink
Black card, White card and 7" card blank

Here are a couple of photos of the mandalas I have coloured with pencil crayons too

There are all sorts of offers on the Bee Crafty Website at the moment as May is their 21st Birthday month, so definitely worth a good look! 
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Dream big!


Hi There! Thought I would show you how I made this Journal page that would work equally well on a card. 

I began by smooshing Spiced marmalade and picked Raspberry Distress oxide ink onto a mixed media page
Next I used Dinkables from  sets 2 and 8 to add more of the same distress oxide inks 
I used the stitched borders and the script background stamp to add a little random stamping around the page
On a separate piece of card, I stamped some flowers from journaling essentials 3 in versafine black ink.
I cut out and coloured the flowers with ecoline pens. 
I stamped a border from freehand Borders 2 in the same versafine ink and added the flowers, leaves and stems using Matte Medium. Finally I added a sentiment using the Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.
Here's the finished card again.
I used:
Distress oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry
D'inkables Sets 2 and 8

Do keep your eyes on the Bee Crafty Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube as there are all sorts of challenges, offers and prizes as May marks the 21st birthday of Bee Crafty! 
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, 29 April 2023

April DT Samples for Bee Crafty

 Hi There! On Monday Bev and Sam took some gorgeous new stamps to Hobby Maker. Before I show you the samples I made with them, here are links to the new stamps and the d'inkables we used. 

Mixed Messages #2

Mixed Messages #3

A Stitch in Time

Butterfly Stitch 

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My first sample was a little book made with a single sheet of A3 black card. I painted panels using dylusions shimmer paints and added some gesso and stamping 

The mixed messages stamp sets are great for creating backgrounds as well as sentiments.

My next card was made using a heart D'inkable, pressed onto Distress Oxide ink pad, then spritzed and laid onto the card. The 'Love' sentiment was also stamped in distress oxide inks
For the next card I used chalk effect paint to create a background. Once this was dry I stamped the Butterfly stitch stamp and embossed with copper embossing powder, then stamped the word hope with Versamark ink and embossed using Distress Embossing Glaze in Salvaged Patina.  
For this easel card I stamped Stitch in Time onto a piece of card that had been used to mop up some ink left on the circles dinkable. It was embossed in Villainous potion embossing glaze. 
This card was a simple water colour of the Stitched butterfly stamp. The base card was stamped around the edges using the top corner of a Stitch in time.
Using coated cardstock for this sample I blended a background of distress ink in wild honey, crackling campfire and uncharted Mariner. I lifted ink from the clock face and using D'inkables sprayed with water
This sample was coloured using blending brushes and distress ink, then coloured pencils on parts of the image. 
Finally I used D'inkables to create a background using vintag photo and aged mahogany distress oxides. I stamped the Stitch in time then went over the clock with an embossing dauber and triple embossed it.

Thanks for looking!