Saturday 25 March 2023

Be Free!


Hi There! Thought I would show you another card using the latest stamps from Bee Crafty today.

I began by smooshing some distress oxide inks onto a square of mixed media card, drying with a heat gun between layers.

Using a texture disc and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide ink, I added a little stencilling.
I used the journalling essentials stamp set to add more to the background with Wild Honey and uncharted Mariner distress oxide inks.
I also added a border from the new freehand borders stamp set.
Using the innie from the 4" circle easy frame inkable, I added a shadow frame to the centre of the background, using uncharted mariner distress oxide ink.

I stamped the bird from Sketchy birds #1 onto some white card with black versafine ink and cut it out.
I stamped the sentiment in uncharted Mariner onto white card and cut it out, adding both to the card using sticky pads. 

Here is the finished card.
I used:
Distress oxide inks in Mermaid lagoon, Mustard seed, Wild Honey, Uncharted Mariner
14cm square of Mixed media card
15 cm square White card

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 18 March 2023

Kraft Journal pages


Hi There! Thought I would show you how I made this journal page, which would be equally suitable for the front of an A6 card. I had been eager to play with the new stamps again, this time combining them with some older ones too.

I began by stamping the script stamp in Unicorn white ink down the centre of the page.

When this was dry, I dry brushed some gesso down the centre of the script and dried it.

I added some mermaid lagoon Distress oxide ink through the circles dinkable ....
...and added some stamping using the oxide ink and some Versafine Clair acorn ink too. 

I blended some walnut stain distress ink onto a book page and drew 3 rough circles with a distress crayon. I then cut these out.

I attached them to the page using matte medium.

I used the doodle art Mandalas to add semi circles to the edges

I chose 3 of the sketchy birds and stamped them onto white card and cut them out. I also stamped the sentiment in Versafine Warm Breeze ink.

I attached the birds and sentiment using sticky pads.
Here is the finished page again.....

....and another using different stamps, different colours, and a little more paint (Dylusions bubblegum pink shimmer paint) 

I used:
Kraft card
 Distress oxide ink - I used Mermaid Lagoon 
Versafine clair ink - I used black, Acorn, Warm Breeze and charming pink
Book page
Sticky pads

Thanks for looking! I will be live on the Bee Crafty Facebook page on Wednesday evening at 8pm if you fancy joining me. 

Saturday 11 March 2023

Samples for Bee Crafty's latest shows on Hobby Maker

 Hi There! Did you See Bev and Sam on Monday's Hobby Maker shows? It was so lovely to see them together and back on our screens! 

Here are the samples I made for the first show using the brand new sketchy Birds, sketchy flowers, freehand borders, journaling essentials and mixed messages. There were also 3 new sets of tag inkables and some gorgeous new transparencies.

On these two samples I used the acetates and added a little alcohol ink to the backs of them.

For the swallow I used an acetate and coloured it with alcohol markers. 

For these two samples I created a smooshed background and then added stamping using the journaling essentials and sketchy borders

my seed packet holder would make a quick gift for mothers day, Easter, father's day or even as a wedding favour. 
The second show had the faces range of stamps plus transparencies, and the first three sets of tag inkalbes. There were also some gorgeous new key and cog mdf pop-outs

On Wednesday evening I did a Facebook live and had a lovely time creating this tropical journal spread using the new stamps. You can find the live here

I used:
There is also a bundle of the new stamps
The pop outs and the transparencies will be on the website very soon

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday 4 March 2023

Dream Big Dragonfly


Hi there! I am here with a step by step today to show how I made this card.

I began by putting stencil tape around a 7x5 blank card.

Next I used the number tag inkable to add some twisted citron  distress oxide.
I used another tag inkable to add some Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide. With the small amount of ink left on the brush I blended along the sides of the tape. 
I used Journal Art Elements 3 to add some stamping with Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon before removing the tape.

I stamped, die cut and coloured the dragonfly.
Then I added it to the card using sticky pads, along with a stitched border in uncharted Mariner Distress oxide.
Finally I added one of the new sentiments that are out on Monday!
Here is the finished card once more.
I used:
7x5" white card blank
Distress oxide inks in Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Uncharted Mariner
New Sentiments (out on Monday!!!)

There are 5 new stamp sets, inkables, transparancies, mdf and other gorgeous stuff on Hobby Maker on Monday at 2pm and 7pm. I will leave you with a little sneaky peek 

Oh, and the new challenge for this month over in the facebook group is Spring Zing. We would love for you to enter! 
Thanks for looking!