Saturday 29 October 2022

Moonlight and snowflakes


Good Morning! I am here with a step by step tutorial for this card. 

I began by stamping the moon in shaded lilac distress ink onto a 14cm square of white card.
Next I blended distress inks around the moon getting gradually darker.
I added some ground with a skylines inkable in the foreground using black soot distress ink. I also sponged a little around the edge. I gave this background a light spray with water and dried it thoroughly
Next I used an anti static cloth across the card. I then stamped and embossed in white randomly around the page using the snowflake from winter journaling girl Cosy
I stamped Cosy onto the background where I wanted her and also onto a piece of white card.
I coloured her with ecoline pens and cut her out.
After sticking her to the panel over the stamped image with matte medium, I added a few white pen highlights.
I stamped the spots from the same stamp set in spun sugar and shaded lilac around the edge of a 15cm square card
I attached the panel to the card and added a sentiment from winter small words using white ink and embossing powder. I added a few smaller snowflakes from the small words stamp set in just white ink too
Here is the finished card again.
I used:
Birds and Moons stamp set ( there is a moon on the conch shell set too)
Distress inks in Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Wilted violet and Black soot
Versamark ink

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 22 October 2022

A quick and simple dragonfly card

Hi there! Thought I would show you how I made this very quick and simple card today.

I began by blending a little salvaged patina distress ink through the Pebble pavement big one inkable onto a 6x6" white card. As this is a clean and simple card I used stencil tape to ensure I didn't go over the edge. I left a diagonal band without any blending.

I removed the big one and positioned the outie from the 4" circle easy frame inkable centrally on the card. I blended some villainous potion ink into the circle. 
I used some of the worker stamps in opposite corners to stamp in the salvaged patina distress ink. 

Next I stamped the dragonfly in memento ink on to a scrap of white card and coloured it with alcohol based markers. I cut it out, cutting off the legs.

I also stamped the dragonfly in memento ink directly onto the purple circle in the position I wanted it.

I used matte medium to attach the coloured one onto the front of the card, lifting the wings a little. 
I added a little glossy accents to the body and parts of the wings.

Finally I added a sentiment.
Here is the finished card again

I used
Distress ink in Salvaged Patina and Villainous Potion
Alcohol markers
Black Memento ink 

Did you see the facebook lives from Thursday's MDF day? They were amazing! You can catch up with Sam and Bev's on the Bee Crafty Facebook page, and Ann's is over in the Bee Crafty Stamps facebook group.

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 15 October 2022

Absolutely Conkers!


Hi There! It is very definitely Autumn, so I've had a little seasonal play in my journal. Here's how it came together.

I began by blending some spiced marmalade and peeled paint distress oxide ink around the edges of a double page in my Dylusions mini journal.
Next I used the 'into the woods' inkable to add a bit more of the same inks.
I mixed a little Pretty gets gritty explosion powder with some water and splattered it onto the page. 
Next I stamped some of the worker stamps from the Doodle Art ladybird set around the page.
I sponged a little ground espresso around the edges of the pages and along a skylines inkable at the bottom.
On a scrap of card I stamped the Warm Winter journaling girl, coloured her in and cut her out cutting her curls off.
I also stamped her directly onto the journaling page (you only need the outline and her hair, so don't worry if it isn't perfect )
I stuck the coloured image over the image stamped on the page using matte medium. 
Finally I selected three stickers that I liked from the Autumn wordy stickers and added them to the page. I also added a few white pen highlights.

Here's the finished page again. The more I look at it the more I think it needs a mushroom or three, lol. Maybe later! 
I used:
Distress oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Ground espresso
A colouring medium (I used alcohol markers)
Thanks for looking! 

Thursday 13 October 2022

Samples for Crafty Individuals shows


I thought you might like to see my samples from the recent Crafty Individuals shows on Create and Craft. There were some brand new stamps and some that had been released previously with a halloween theme. 
Of the new stamps there are a cat and a dog from Sharron Bates along with some gorgeous sentiments and borders by the lovely Dena Rangeley.

The new stamps can all be found here on the website.

If you join the Crafty Individuals facebook group you will hear first hand about any offers and giveaways, plus there are challenges, swaps and all sorts of fun

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 8 October 2022

Hey Sunshine Sunflower!

Hi there! I made this DL card yesterday. Thought I would show you how I made it. 

I began by blending twisted citron and salvaged patina distress oxide onto some card. 
I splattered it with water and patted a paper towel over it.
Next I blended a little uncharted mariner distress oxide through the circles for circles inkable. 

I stamped some of the worker stamps giving the panel a border and adding flowers to the larger circles 
Next I stamped the sunflower in Versafine Clair onto the background and in memento onto some white card using memento ink.
I coloured the sunflower with alcohol markers and cut it out. 
I stuck the sunflower onto the background, matting and layering it onto the base card.
Finally I added a wordy sticker and used a white posca pen to colour the heart border.
Here's the card again. 
I used:
Distress oxide ink in twisted citron, salvaged patina, uncharted mariner and peacock feather
DL card
Card for matting and layering
I used this same stamp set and stickers in my journal for my facebook live on Wednesday. 
You can find the live here
Thanks for looking!