Saturday 26 March 2022

A spring Dragonfly card


Hi There! I decided to have a play with more doodle art stamps for my step by step this week. Here is how I made this dragonfly card.

I began by smooshing a little twisted citron distress oxide ink onto a 14x14cm piece of watercolour card. 

once this was dry I used a sponge to blend some peacock feather distress oxide ink through the circles dinkable. I misted the inkable with a little water and laid it onto the other side of the card, then dried it. 
Next I used the twisted citron distress oxide through the dots dinkable randomly around the card.

Using the ledger stamp without an acrylic block I added a few bits around the background using the same two inks. I also sponged a little ink around the edges.

On a scrap of black paper I heat embossed a selection of the small words in white. I also did the same with the chosen sentiment from the set.

I tore the edges of the paper and cut out the sentiment carefully.

Next I stamped some of the coffee stains in black versafine and stuck the embossed strip down the centre of the background, adding the sentiment too with Matte Medium.

On a separate piece of watercolour card I stamped the doodle art dragonfly in versafine clair ink and coloured it with ecoline pens, using a paint brush and water to blend the colours. I cut it out
I also stamped the dragonfly on the background, sticking the coloured one over the top just down the body, allowing the wings to be free.
Finally I added a few highlights with the gellyroll moonlight pens. 
Here are the products I used:
15cm square base card
14cm square of watercolour card
Distress oxide ink in twisted citron and peacock feathers
Versamark ink
Ecoline pens
Ranger Matte Medium
Gellyroll Moonlight pens
On Wednesday I did a facebook live for Bee Crafty and created this Art Journal page
If you would like to watch you can find it here
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 19 March 2022

Bee Crafty Inkables day

 Hi There! 

Did you join in the Bee Crafty Inkables day fun? Here are my samples that I made using Inkables for  Thursday. 

The background for the doodle art dragonfly used the circles dinkable from set 3, fernando big one and the 4" circle easy frame.
This card was made by blending distress oxide inks through Mandala 2 inkable. 
Similarly this one was made using the welded music stencil.
The 6" octagon easy frame and 2 texture discs were used to make this card.
I used a gelly plate to create this Background with the Eclipse trellis big one and distress oxide inks. I also used the 4" circle easy frame. 
I used an mdf tag, a tag inkable and the script inkable with texture paste and explosion powders to decorate it. 
Finally here are the two cards I made during my live which you can find here
All of the lives from the day can be found on the Bee Crafty Facebook page here
There are videos on bee Crafty You Tube here too
6x6" inkables can be found here
Big ones inkables can be found here 
Easy frame inkables can be found here 
Inkables tags can be found here
D'inkables can be found here 
Skylines can be found here 
Texture discs are here

I hope we inspired you to get those those inkables out and have a play. 
I will be doing my next live for Bee Crafty on Wednesday at 8pm. 
Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 12 March 2022

vintage Moths for Bee Crafty

 Hi There! I have changed my blog day for Bee Crafty so I will be here with my crafty contributions every Saturday now. I have been really enjoying creating with a vintage vibe so this week I made a card. Here's how I did it.  
I began by spraying a piece of mixed media card with Distress oxide sprays in Prize Ribbon, Wild Honey and squeezed lemonade. 
I stamped the ledger stamp in memento Toffee crunch all over the dry oxide background.
Next I attached the damask template and applied distress crackle texture paste through it. 

When this had dried I added some distressed diamonds in vintage photo distress oxide ink through the dinkable 
I stamped 3 moths from the dragonfly set down the right hand side. 
I stamped, coloured with ecolines, and cut out 3 more moths. These were stuck over the ones on the card with collage medium attached by the bodies only.
I added a stamped sentiment and attached to a 6x6" card. 
here is the finished card again. 
I used:
15x15cm card
14x14cm of mixed media card
Paler brown ink such as Tea Dye distress ink or Memento toffee crunch
Versafine clair black ink

Here are some ATCs that I made in Wednesday Night's live over on the Bee Crafty facebook page (3 of them during the Live). I will be doing fortnightly lives for them so the next one will be on 23rd March at 8 pm. It would be lovely if you could join us! The Bee Crafty Stamps facebook group is lovely and friendly and has a monthly challenge where we are asking you to make an ATC or 3 this month. 
Thanks for looking! 

Monday 7 March 2022

Vintage tulip journal page


Hi there! I had the urge to do a bit of a vintage collage the other day, so teamed it up with some old papers, fabric and lace to make a journal page. Here is how I did it. 

I began by tearing some papers and sticking them as a patchwork onto a journal page using matte medium. 
once this was dry I brushed over a coat of gesso and set aside to dry again.

on a piece of tea-stained calico I stamped the tulip using versafine clair grey ink.
I painted the tulip with derwent inktense blocks.
using the tag inkable I added some walnut stain distress ink to the gessoed page. 
next I stamped some mandala circles in vintage photo distress ink on the fabric....
and onto the page. 
I also added some of the ink around the frayed edge of the calico
I drew a rough rectangle slightly larger than the fabric panel in pumice stone distress crayon onto the page where I wanted the tulip to go, smudging it with my finger.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of collage paper.
finally I added the tulip panel, a strip of braid and the sentiment to the page using matte medium
And here is the finished page. I rubbed a little gold distress crayon on the tip of my finger over the braid to tone it down a bit. 
I used:
A selection of papers
Calico or smooth cotton
Versafine Clair grey ink
Inktense blocks (you could use watercolour pencils or inktense pencils for this)
Versamark or embossing ink
lace/ braid

This is a great way to use up some scraps of papers and fabric. Thanks for looking! 

Thursday 3 March 2022

A journal page for Crafty Individuals

 Hi There! I was inspired by Jean's live on Wednesday afternoon to get my journal out, and here are the results. I took photos as I went along to show you how I made it.

I began by tearing some scraps of book pages, papers and tissue and sticking them down in my Seawhite 6" square journal. For this I used matte medium.

When this was dry I gave it a coat of gesso and left to dry again.
Using the funky flowers mask and a blending brush I added some walnut stain distress ink flowers.
Next I stamped some of the mismesh and man's best friend stamps around the edges using the same ink. This takes a little longer to dry on a gessoed surface, but will dry eventually.
I stamped the flowers in versafine clair ink onto Crafty Individuals stamping card. I coloured them and cut out the panels, then found a suitable sentiment from a pack of Dina Wakely collage papers.

I added these to the page with matte medium, adding a little shading around the flower panels with a pumice stone distress crayon.
Finally I added a few sequins to finish it off.

Thanks for looking and I hope I have inspired you to have a go! Journals are a great place to have a play and experiment with new techniques.