Monday, 17 May 2021

Sparkly Wildflowers

 Remember that Sunflower tag I made a couple of weeks ago with the Dylusions shimmer paints? I had sprayed the excess paint on my glass mat with water and mopped it up with a piece of card. I've now made it into a card. 

Here is what I used:

Beautanicals - Wildflower 2

Beautanicals  - Wildflower 3

Wordage- Regular Everyday sentiments 1

Inkable Mandala 7

D'inkable Circles 

D'inkable Splatter

Mop up card from painting with Dylusions shimmer paint in pure sunshine calypso teal and fresh lime

6 x 6 white card

5 x 5 cardstock

Archival ink in Paradise Teal

Peacock feathers Distress oxide ink

Versamark ink

Copper embossing powder

Heat tool

Dried marigold and Peacock Feathers distress ink

blending brushes/ blending tool/ sponge

Here is the mop up piece that I started with after making the tag a couple of weeks ago

I stamped the wildflower stamps in archival ink along the card.
Next I added some Peacock feathers Distress Oxide ink through the mandala stencil and around the edge.
Once this was dry I stamped the sentiment in versamark and heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

On the base card I used the Distress inks and dinkables to add some colour.

Finally I layered the wildflower panel onto the base card.

It is rather sparkly in real life, even if the photos don't show it so well. Thanks for looking! 

Monday, 10 May 2021

Grungy Dragonfly Greetings!

 Hi there! I am here with another step by step for a card using the latest Dragonfly stamps from Bee Crafty (I just can't put them down!) It is a bit of a long one, so you might want a cuppa before you start reading! 

I thought I would use up some of the tissue paper I had under my spraying when I was using my oxide sprays to create a background. 

Here are the other things I used: 

Dragonfly stamps and coordinating dies

Coffee stain stamps

Circle easy frame inkable

Splatter D'inkable

Distress collage matte medium

Scraps of torn book paper and music paper

Pretty Gets Gritty explosions powder in Atlas

Dylusions dirty martini spray

Distress oxide spray in Brushed Corduroy 

Distress oxide inks in Peacock Feathers and Walnut stain

Fallen leaves Versafine Clair ink

mini mister

6x6 ivory card

Mixed media card

first I started by tearing the tissue, book page and music paper into strips
I stuck it to a 5inch square of mixed media paper with the matte medium. The sprays I'd used were water based so the colour spread a little with the coat of matte medium over it.
once this was dry I added a bit of the explosion powder to the mini mister with some water and sprayed it onto the collaged piece. My thinking was that it would add a little sparkle and I could remind you of the facebook group challenge theme for this month 😉

When it had dried I trimmed the overhang from the edges. Next I placed the innie from the circle stencil over the centre and sprayed with the distress oxide spray
Lift it carefully and you can use this on a blank card like a stamp for another day (everyone loves a twofer!) Both were dried off with a little gentle help from a heat gun.
I used the distress oxides to stamp the coffee stains and numbers around the edges .
Next I used the splatter dinkable and the same inks to add a border to the base card. I also sprayed it with a bit of the left over explosion powder spray. 

I layered it with some coordinating card and stuck the collage panel to the card.
I stamped and die cut the largest dragonfly and the circle using the versafine clair ink

I sprayed it using the explosion powder spray and a little dylusions dirty martini spray
then attached both to the base card with 3d glue/ gel medium.
I just love the contrast of the explosion powders sparkle against the lovely chalkiness of the oxide spray. It's quite hard to capture it in the photos.  
Thanks for looking and I hope you like it. Apologies if I have missed a few of your posts in blog land recently. Thanks for all the lovely comments x

Monday, 3 May 2021

Dragonfly Samples for Bee Crafty

  Hi There! I am here with my samples that were on The Craft Store last Tuesday. The New Dragonfly and Coffee stamps you can find here, along with the dragonfly dies. 

For the first I created a background with Distress oxide sprays.
This one was made with collage medium and distress oxide sprays
More Distress oxide sprays and inks on this one too! 
I used distress embossing glaze on the coffee stains for this one.
The lace from the Dragonfly art set makes a lovely border
This background was made with Explosion powders and clingfilm. 
More distress oxide sprays...
Pretty Gets Gritty explosion powders just sprayed with water on this one with the dragonfly Art stamp
My mini journal was decorated with Dina Wakely gloss sprays on the corrugated card and Distress oxides on the rest
The lolly stick plaque was painted with tester pots and crackle glaze before being stamped with distress oxide inks and collaged.
the mdf Jar, mdf journal and mdf pop outs were painted in gesso and then sprinkled and sprayed with Explosion powders for the jar and Distress oxide sprays for the journal.
Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A digi from Dora and a walk in the woods

A couple of years ago Dora drew this digi (Flower 7) from one of my photos, after a walk to look at the bluebells in Ploughman's Wood.  We had a lovely walk there again on Friday and so I thought I would use this digi for my DT card for her this month. I printed the digi onto Kraft and coloured it with my Arteza pencils. I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I teamed it up with some crafty individuals paper and then stencilled the base card with distress inks through a Bee Crafty D'inkable. The sentiment is from Hobby Art, and I added a few drops of liquid pearls. You can find Dora's digis here.
Here are a few of the photos I took in Ploughman's Wood on Friday, featuring the beautiful Wood Anemones, including a few pink ones. 

And of course a few bluebells too...

Beautiful nature, beautiful weather and the signs of spring definitely put a spring in my step! 
Thanks for looking! 

Monday, 26 April 2021

A shiny sunflower tag and a sneaky peek!


Hi There! Like many of you I loved the look of the dylusions shimmer paints that Bev and Sam showcased in their facebook lives this week and had to have them! Mine arrived on Friday, so I decided I would use them on a tag for this week's blog post. 
This is what I used:
Dylusions shimmer paints in Calypso Teal, Pure Sunshine and Fresh Lime
Archival black ink (You could use memento black)
Versafine black ink 
Memento ink (I used olive grove and bahama blue)
Versamark ink
white embossing powder
black card

Here is how I made it. First I painted the tag using the shimmer paint. I mopped up the paint on my glass mat with another piece of card that will make a great background for another card too. 
Once the paint was dry, I stamped the sunflower in Archival ink  (I could have used memento) onto the painted surface, then stamped the sunflower again onto the watercolour card. Both archival and Versafine would be fine for the watercolour card.

I coloured the sunflower on the watercolour card with my ecoline pens.
Next I used memento ink to stamp a border and some spots around the sunflower on the painted tag. 
I cut out the coloured sunflower and stuck it to the painted tag using collage medium.
Next I added a few extra highlights with gelly roll pens and a white pen. I also stamped the little leaf 4 times in black where the border  joins were, and coloured with the green gelly roll pen.
I added some spots of glossy accents on the centre of the sunflower. 
Whilst this dried, I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink, then heat embossed in white onto a scrap of black card.
Finally I added the sentiment and some matching braid to the tag, matting it onto more black card. 
I hope you will be able to tune in to The Craft Store tomorrow at 1pm as Bev and Sam will be there with some brand new stamps, dies and inkables, as well as fab mdf basics and popouts. Here is a little sneaky peek at one of my samples! I will be sharing them all next week.

Thanks for looking! I will be back tomorrow with my Digi from Dora and some photos x