Tuesday 29 August 2023

Can you hear buzzing?


Hi there! I made these cute earrings at the weekend using Bee Crafty stamps and shrink plastic. Here's how I made them

I began by stamping the largest bee twice onto clear sanded shrink plastic. 
Next I used a hole punch to add holes between the antennae.  
I cut around the bees leaving a small border, and the holes at the top to attach them to the earrings. 
Once the ink was definitely dry I coloured them using coloured pencils.
Using tweezers and a Heat tool I shrunk the bees. You can watch the video of them shrinking here
I added jump rings through the holes and threaded 3 beads onto each of the eye pins.
using round nosed pliers and wire cutters I created a loop at the top of the eye pin and fastened the ear hooks and bees to either end.
Here are the earrings again

I used: 
Bee Mine stamp set
Brilliance ink
Clear shrink plastic, sanded on one side so it can be inked and coloured
Coloured pencils
2 eye pins
2 ear hooks
2 jump rings
6 beads
round nosed pliers and wire cutters

Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday 22 August 2023

A Happy Journal page


After watching Bev's live on Tuesday I was eager to create a journal page with my Bee Mine Stamps, as so far I had only used them to make cards. Here is what I did.

I began by smooshing picked Raspberry and Wild Honey Distress oxide inks on to the page.
When this was dry, I added some villainous potion distress oxide through the mandala #2 inkable.
I used Versafine Clair Monarch ink to add a border from freehand borders#2 where there was no stencilling. 
Using the same ink, I stamped the word happy across the page near the bottom. 
I cut out Don't Worry, Bee Happy from the Transparencies Bee Words and attached with matte medium.
On a separate piece of card, I stamped three of the smallest bees and coloured them with ecoline pens. 
I added these to the page using matte medium too. 
Finally, I added some white gellyroll pen to happy, and some sparkle pen to the bees' wings
Here is the finished page again.
I used:
Distress oxide inks in wild honey, picked raspberry and villainous potion

This was the penultimate page in my journal, so very soon I am going to tackle the cover, possibly even on Wednesday during my live - It is all very exciting! 
Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday 15 August 2023

Bird Artist Trading Cards

Hi there! Thought I would show you how I made this trio of ATCs for my blog post this week. 
I began by smooshing some distress inks onto 3 ATC blanks. 

Once these were dry, I used the same inks to add some more ink through the tag inkables
Next I added some stamping to the backgrounds using Journaling essentials 2 and the same shades of distress ink
Setting the backgtrounds to one side I stamped the Birds onto some book paper using brown versafine clair ink.
I added a little shading using a brown colouring pencil
I stuck these birds to the backgrounds using Matte Medium. As the Kingfisher was too large to fit I cut off the tail 
Once dry, I added sentiments from the same stamp sets
Finally I added a splatter or two of Tarnished Brass Distress stain. 
Here are the finished ATCs again.
I used:
ATC blanks (Cards measuring 2.5x3.5 inches)
Distress inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Wild Honey and Gathered Twigs
Book paper
Brown colouring pencil

I will leave you with a photo of the Journal page I created during my live last Wednesday, also using the Rainbow Birds stamp set along with Mixed messages 4 and Journaling essentials 1
You can find the live here
Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday 8 August 2023

Rainbow Birds and Mixed messages Samples

Hi There! I am here with my Bee Crafty samples for the brand new Doodle Art Rainbow Birds and Mixed Messages #4 that Bev launched during her Facebook Live on Tuesday. First up is one of the birds and a sentiment from the same set, teamed up with the big ones inkable Jungle Leaves and Freehand Borders #1
Next is a clean and simple one using the rainbow from Rainbow Birds and Lucky from mixed messages #4
My next card uses one stamp from each of the new sets and stamped onto the base card.
The background on this card was created with distress oxide inks and dinkables from sets 3, 6 and 8
For this card, I stamped and clear embossed the word happy then added distress oxide ink over the top. I sprinkled on water, blotted it and stamped the sun in orange ink. 

Finally, I die cut a circle from an inky sprayed piece of paper. I added it to the front of a card, then stamped the leaves in versafine Clair and cut them out. The rainbow bird was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with ecoline pens and a waterbrush. The sentiment is from mixed messages #4. 

They are gorgeous stamps and I can't seem to put them down! 
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday 1 August 2023

A little rain tag and a sneaky peek


I'm here with a super quick tag and a sneaky peek today for my step by step

I began by adding some spots of dylusions shimmer paints to the top of a #10 tag and spraying it with water whilst tilted to make it dribble down.

I used the number dinkable to add some detail using black soot distress oxide ink. I also sponged a little around the edge of the tag too. 

I stamped the smaller dandedaisy on to mixed media card with versafine clair ink and used ecoline brush pens to colour it in. 

I attached the flower to the bottom of the tag and then added the sentiment from the walk your own way sheet using matte medium. 
Here is the finished tag with an orange ribbon added

I used:
Dylusions shimmer paints in Crushed Grape, London Blue, Fresh Lime and Pure Sunshine
Dinkable from set 5
Distress oxide ink in Black soot

Finally, make sure you tune in to Bev's Try it out Tuesday on the Bee Crafty Facebook page tonight at 8pm because there might just be some newy newness making an appearance! Here is a sneaky peek! 

Also, don't forget to check out the new challenge for August in the Bee Crafty Stamps Facebook group.
Thanks for looking!