Saturday, 24 September 2022

A play in my journal and some karate photos

Hi there! I am here with a colourful journal spread for you this week. I created the background ages ago, just by blending candied apple and seedless preserves distress oxide inks around the page and through the Bakewell inkable. Once this was done I added a little bit of speckled egg  distress oxide spray.

I stamped the mesh stamp from Journal art elements 3 and some coffee stains in Versafine Clair Nocturne
I stamped the numbers in Hero Arts unicorn white ink too
Setting the journal aside I stamped 5 butterflies ( I did 4 originally but then thought an odd number would be better)
I coloured them with Ecoline pens and cut them out
Next I added the butterflies to the page after stamping the antennae directly onto the page where I wanted to position them
Finally I added three of the black sentiment stickers and a few splatters of white gloss spray
Here's the finished pages

I used: 
Distress oxide ink in candied apple and seedless preserves
Distress oxide spray in speckled egg

Apologies that I didn't get round to posting last week. I've been a bit busy with power of attourney duties for my dad, followed by a karate tournament! I got my level one in Judging and refereeing which was loads of fun as well as competing. Here's a few photos. Our region brought home 68 of the 144 medals. Super proud of all of our students and senseis.

 Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, 10 September 2022

A quick and simple card

 I don't know about you, but it is all feeling a bit strange at the moment, but sometimes, losing yourself in a bit of crafting is a good tonic. Thought I would share a simple card that I made before the news broke on Thursday evening. Here it is.

I began by adding some kitsch flamingo distress oxide ink through the Circles 1 big one inkable directly onto a white 6x6" card blank.
Next I placed the 4"butterfly easy frame in the centre and blended over some wilted violet distress oxide ink. 

I then placed the 'innie' from the 6" butterfly easy frame over the top and blended a little prize ribbon distress oxide around the edge.

Setting aside the base card I stamped the regular doodle art butterfly on a scrap of watercolour paper, coloured it with ecoline pens and cut it out. 
I added some highlights with white and sparkle gelly roll moonlight pens and attached the butterfly to the main card using ultra thick gel medium. 
Finally I added a sentiment from the new Bee Crafty stickers and a bit of stamping in the white space corners.
Here is the finished card again. 
Here's a list of what I used:
6" square card

If you prefer your butterflies more realistic and your backgrounds more grungy, here is the card I made during my Facebook live on Wednesday evening which you can find here.
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, 3 September 2022

Collage and paper piecing

Hi There! For my blog post this week I thought I would make a collage background to give some more inspiration for this month's challenge on the Bee Crafty Facebook Group. Here's how I made it.
I began by sticking strips of inky paper from my scrap folder onto a 14cm square of card.

Once these were dry I gave it a thin coat of gesso leaving a small border around the edge.
Using the big ones inkables and blending brushes, I added broken china Distress oxide to the sky area and peeled paint Distress oxide to the land.
I used the stitched borders to add a line of stitching to the hills and around the edge of the panel with distress oxide inks.
Using versafine clair nocturne I stamped the house onto the background, onto a book page and onto a piece of inky card from the scrap folder. I cut the roof and front door from the inky card and cut around the house on the book page.
I assembled the house and used coloured pencils and a white gel pen to add a little colour to the windows.
I stamped trees and clouds using versafine clair and gave the trees a little colour with an ecoline pen
Finally I matted and layered it and added a ticker tape sentiment.  
I used:
14cm square of card
scraps of inky mop up paper and book page

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, 27 August 2022

A Bee Crafty Journal page

 Hi there! Thought I would share a journal page I finished yesterday. Here's how I did it.

I began by spraying the tag inkable with frayed burlap distress oxide spray  and pressing it onto the page. I spritzed it with a little water to get another impression at the top of the page, and tried to go for a third, but there wasn't enough ink left.
I cut a piece of Dina Wakeley collage paper big enough to fit the central area and stuck it down with Distress Matte Collage medium. 
Next I stamped the coffee stains and numbers randomly around the page using peacock feathers distress oxide ink.
I used distress crayons to add a little colour into the coffee stains. 

I stamped and die cut the large butterfly and coloured it using ecoline pens
I die cut a circle from black card and the words from the acetate sheet
Using the collage medium I added the circle, words and butterfly to the page. 
Here is the finished page....
and here is the page opposite it's partner in my journal. If you want to see how the other page was created you can find the live here.
I used:

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, 20 August 2022

Playing with Kraft and coloured pencils

Hi there! I've been enjoying colouring this week, using a variety of pens and pencils. I thought I would show you a card I made using stamps, easy frames and colouring pencils.

I began by stamping the large flower from the dandedaisy set onto a 14.5cm square of kraft card. 

Using the 'innie' from the 4" circle easy frame, I blended walnut stain distress oxide around the flower. 
Replacing the 'innie' with the 'outie' of the easy frame, I added some white pencil shading around the circle and then lightly coloured the flower and leaves white too.

I used the same techniques to add two more overlapping circles. 
Next I coloured the flower and leaves with coloured pencils.
I added some stamping to the circles using the white ink.
Using the texture borders set I added a spotty border in walnut stain distress oxide.
I also stamped the script background around the edges a little (without using an acetate block) using the innie as a mask, with vintage photo distress ink. I added a few highlights of gelly roll clear sparkle pen to the centre of the flower. 
I stamped and white embossed a tickertape sentiment, cutting it out and adding it to the card using foam pads.
I decided it needed just a little something more in the circles, so added the circle stamp in vintage photo distress ink before attaching it to a Kraft base card. I also used a dark brown coloured pencil to add a shadow to the flower.
Here is the finished card...
and a close up to show the sparkle in the centre...

I used:
Kraft card
Arteza Coloured pencils
Script background stamp (retired)
Versamark ink

Thanks for looking!