Monday 27 December 2021

Sassy Journal spread

 Hi There! Hope you have had a great time over the last few days and been able to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. I am here to share a step by step for a rather cheeky journal spread I made recently in my Kraft Journal.

I began by painting white gesso on each page leaving a kraft border. I then painted over with the dylusions paint and dylusions shimmer paint in random patches.

Next I added some Dina Wakely metallic paint.
I used a dinkable and a texture disc to add some texture - some with texture paste and some with white gesso
Once this was dry I added stamping in Black versafine clair - First the ledger stamp...
Then some coffee rings and numbers from the coffee stains set. I set this aside to dry.
I stamped the Sassy Journaling Girl in black onto white paper and cut out 
I stuck her to the page with Distress Collage Matte medium.
Next I selected a back chat sticker and added it to the opposite page.

Finally I added a few sequins, white splatters and highlights using moonlight gelly rolls, a posca pen and the Dina Wakely white gloss spray.
I used:

Thanks for looking! 

Monday 20 December 2021

Bee Crafty Samples

 Hi There! Did you see Bev from Bee Crafty on the The Craft Store last Tuesday? She had some wonderful new background stamps along with the previously released Faces and Journal art background stamps.

Here are the samples that I made with the new stamps.

For this first one I also used Faces: Whatever Works stamps and Inkables texture plates

This used the Faces: Dream stamp

I also made a little mini book in the facebook live on Tuesday night using the new stamps and Dylusions paints

The New stamps can be found here on the website as a bundle but are also available singly too on this page 
If you would like to watch the live, You can find it here
Thanks for looking! 

Monday 13 December 2021

Snowflakes tag


Hi There! I got very very inky over the weekend! I thought you might like to see what I was up to.

I Decided to try a bit of resist technique and use some salt with dylusions sprays. 

I began by stamping and heat embossing the doodle art snowflakes with white embossing powder. Here is a close up where you can see the embossing a bit better!

Next I sprayed water all over the tag and sprinkled on a little explosion powder.
I then added more sprays - this time I used dylusions sprays in Calypso Teal and After midnight.
Whilst wet I sprinkled it all  with table salt and then left to dry (this will take quite a while and using a heat gun might over-cook the embossing powder.
Once dry I stamped smaller snowflakes, dots and stars randomly in the spaces with versafine Clair ink.
I used the same ink to stamp the Winter Wonderland on a scrap of white card, sponging a little extra ink around the edges
Finally mat and layer the tag, adding the sentiment and a ribbon. I also added a little faux stitching with gelly roll pens
Here is a close up of that mottled effect created by the salt.
I used:
Versamark ink
Ribbon and gelly roll pens

Bev and Sam are off to the Craft Store with the faces stamps and some brand new journal Art stamps tomorrow at 3pm and I will be doing Try it out Tuesday Facebook Live tomorrow at 8pm over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page
Thanks for looking! 

Monday 6 December 2021

A Crackin' Christmas

 Hi There! I've been enjoying playing with the fabulous Nutcracker stamps from Bee Crafty this week. Here is how I made my card

I began by wiping distress ink onto a super skinny slim, giving it a spray of water and then pressing it onto a 14cm square of mixed media card. I dried it between each colour. 

Next I sprinkled a little explosion powder in coordinating colours on to the background and sprayed it with a mister.

Once this was dry I stamped it with the bauble stamp in blueprint sketch ink. 
On a piece of watercolour card, I stamped and embossed the smaller nutcracker and coloured him with a combination of distress ink and ecolines. I cut him out leaving a narrow border.

I stamped the sentiment in blueprint sketch ink and added a few highlights in silver. 
Finally I matted and layered the background, sentiment and Nutcracker onto the 15x15cm card. I used 3d gel medium for the sentiment and nutcracker. 
Here are links to the products I used:
Versamark ink
Silver gelly roll pen

Thanks for looking and I hope your festive preparations are going well x