Saturday 24 December 2022

Very Vintage!


Hi there! I am here with a vintage journal page step by step for you today.

I began by arranging some torn scraps of book page, music and patterned paper on a journal page and stuck it down with matte medium. 
next I stencilled some walnut stain distress ink around the edges where the papers hadn't quite met.
I found a torn piece of corrugated kraft card and sponged walnut stain ink around that too

I added some stamping using the doodle art mandala stamps again in walnut stain. 
next I attached the panel to the background, adding some braid too, with gel medium. 
with the tag inkables I added a bit of texture paste...
then used distress crayons in hickory smoke and salty ocean to add a few lines around the page. I also added a little gilding wax on the corrugated card and the texture paste, 
finishing off with a splatter of white gloss spray (not a spray - just unscrew the top, hold the pipe over the project and tap).
I stamped the three butterflies in versafine clair ink and coloured with ecolines before die cutting.
Finally I used gel medium to add these to the corrugated panel. 
Here is the finished page, although I might add some words to it...

I used:
A selection of papers to collage

Thank you so much for looking! Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year! 

Saturday 17 December 2022

Icy tag

Hi There

Thought I would show you how I made this shimmery icy tag. 

I began by cutting the largest tag from mixed media paper and the larger mount from white card.
On the tag, I stamped the largest snowflake stamp in versamark ink and embossed in fine detail white embossing powder
I sprayed water onto the tag and sprinkled with explosion powder and left to dry
once it was dry I stuck it onto the white mount and added a winter wordy sticker, some sequins and a ribbon. 
Here is the finished tag once more.

I used :

Versamark ink

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 10 December 2022

Snowy Robin Card

Hi There! Here is a step by step card as I rattle off as many christmas cards as I can, lol. 

I began by stamping the robin and colouring him in using markers

Next I stencilled the snowflakes in broken China around the robin using the snowflake dinkable
On the base card I used the splatter dinkable to add some stickles gel through
next I stamped, coloured and cut out three lots of the foliage and added them to the robin's branch.
I used one of the Winter stickers , layered on a scrap of card....
and here is the finished card once more.
I used 
Black ink (I used memento)
Markers (I used alcohol markers)

I will be live on the Bee Crafty Facebook page on Wednesday evening if you fancy joining me with a Mince pie and a glass of something warming x

Thanks for looking!  

Saturday 3 December 2022

Keeping it simple

Hi there! 
I am trying to get as many Christmas cards made as possible over the next few days now postage dates have changed. Here's a step by step for a quick clean and simple card.
I began by taping the 6x6 octagon easy frame to the front of a 6x6 white card and blended tea dye and vintage photo distress ink into it.

Once this was dry I gave it a quick wipe with an anti static cloth then stamped the script stamp in versamark with the easy frame inkable still in place. I removed the inkable, sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set.
There was a small area bottom left where the embossing ink hadn't reached, so I stamped the Holly stamp from the robin set and coloured using ecolines and a damp paintbrush. 
Next I stamped the Merry Christmas stamp (from the wreath set) in Versamark in the centre of the card. I sprinkled over rustic wilderness embossing glaze and heat set it. I also added glossy accents to the berries on the Holly.
Here's a close up. As you can see the gold is still visible through the embossing glaze. 
I sponged a little vintage photo distress ink around the edges to finish it off. 
I used: 
Versamark ink
Before I go, I did a live on Wednesday over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page and made 3 baubles using the MDF baubles and a variety of stamps. I used red green and gold, which is the new theme for the challenge over in the Bee Crafty stamps group. Here are the baubles 
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 26 November 2022

A snowy bauble


Hi there! I thought I would show you today how I decorated this MDF bauble.

I began by painting the backpiece with gesso and the rim in gilt acrylic paint.

Whilst this dried I stamped sky terrace onto some shrink plastic and coloured it. On the frosted shrink plastic I thought by colouring it on the back with alcohol markers, it would show through, but it didn't once shrunk. I use stazon very rarely, but I find it is the least likely to smudge on shrink plastic

I shrunk it with my heat gun and added a bit of colour with coloured pencils
Next I used the horizon 2 skyline inkable to add some snowy hills with salty ocean distress oxide
I added glitter glue to the tops of the hills and some snow
I used gel medium to attach the house, the frame and some super chunky glittery snow stuff I found in my stash (no idea where it came from, sorry!) I think the stickles glitter gel might work well for this too.
finally I added some white pen around the frame
Here is another look at it. 
I used:
Stazon ink
Coloured pencils
glitter glue
Chunky glitter/ fake snow 

If you haven't entered the Bee Crafty Facebook group Challenge yet, we are looking for creations on MDF this month, and you have until Wednesday night to get them done. hope this has given you a bit of inspiration! 
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 19 November 2022

Robin and Wreath samples

Hi There! I am here with the cards I made for the Bee Crafty Stamp launch that was on Facebook on Tuesday. We had a fantastic day with lives, offers and giveaways. This first card was made with the smaller stamps from both the Robins and the Wreath set
This was the card I made during my live which you can find here. I also used one of the Bauble Easy frames and the snowflake mask inkable
This one was embossed in gold, then masked before adding smooshed distress oxide ink.
This background was created by blending broken China distress ink through a mandala inkable and then stamped with snowflakes from the Winter journaling girls sets.
Another using the easy frame bauble inkables,
and a vintage looking wreath with the script background stamp in antique linen distress ink. 
Finally, here's the card from my blog post last week again. I did a second facebook live on Wednesday, this time creating a journal page using Distress Oxide sprays and the Doodle Art Houses. You can find the live here
We will be doing some similar journaling to this at my workshop this Wednesday at PDA card and Craft, Langley Mill. There are still a couple of spaces if you fancy it and you are local! Thanks for looking!