Wednesday 10 April 2024

More Collage Backgrounds

Hi there! The theme for our Bee Crafty Facebook challenge this month is Collage, so I made another card with a collage background. This one is more precisely cut with strips of paper the same width but different colours.

I began by arranging the strips diagonally over a 4.5 inch square of card. I stuck them down using matte medium. 
When this was dry I trimmed the ends to make it square again. 
I used black soot distress oxide ink to add some circles through the inkable big one. 
I also added some texture paste through the dots dinkable. 
Next I stamped the largest mandala from Doodle art Mandalas set #1 in Black Versafine Clair Ink.
I cut out the centre and coloured it using ecoline pens
on a scrap of black card I stamped the sentiment from small words in Versamark ink and embossed it using fine detail white embossing powder. I cut this into a banner shape.
Finally, I added the mandalas to the centre of the background using 3d glue gel. I mounted this onto a 5inch square card, adding the sentiment and some gold liquid pearls to finish.
Here's a close up of the centre. 
I used:
5inch square white card
4.5inch square of card
Strips of card in coordinating colours
Distress oxide ink in black soot
Big ones inkable - Circles for circles
Texture paste - opaque matte
Ecoline pens
3d glue gel
Versamark ink
Black card 
Gold Pearl liquid Pearls
Thanks for looking and I hope you get chance to enter the challenge! 

Wednesday 3 April 2024

A page in my Kraft journal


Hi There! I have enjoyed a little play in my kraft journal using a variety of Bee Crafty stamps, inkables and catalyst papers. Here's how I did it. 
I began by adding some catalyst paper to the right hand side of the page with matte medium. 
Next I used the 4x4 easy frame star to add some white ink stars to the kraft part of the page. 

I also added some partial stars in Black soot Distress oxide ink.
using the star D'inkable from set 1, I added some small stars using texture paste. 

I stamped the stars in white ink around the page.
using versafine clair black ink I stamped the squares around the page. 
On a separate scrap of card I stamped, cut out and coloured the flower and leaves. 

I also stamped a sentiment and cut it out. 
Finally I added all elements to the page with Matte medium and splattered a little Radical Gloss Drops to finish it. 
I used:
Dina Wakely 6x6 Kraft Journal
White  ink
Distress oxide ink in black soot
Ecoline pens

 I am hoping to have enough voice to go live over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page at 8pm this evening. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Dream it!!!


Hi There! The latest stamps from Bee Crafty are so gorgeous I just can't put them away! Thought I would show you how I made this card today. 

I began by swiping the dinkables with distress oxide inks and misting them with water before laying then=m onto a piece of mixed media paper.
I smooshed the excess ink onto the background over the dinkable prints.
Using some of the worker stamps I added some stamping to the background using the same inks. 
On a separate piece of card, I stamped the flower and a couple of leaves and cut them out, colouring with ecoline pens. 
Using the Gelly Roll Moonlight pens I added a few highlights to the flower and the background. 

On another scrap of card, I stamped the sentiment in black Versafine Clair and cut it out. 
Finally, I attached the background to the base card, then added the flower, leaves and sentiment using 3d glue. 
I used:
5x5" square card
Distress oxide inks in Crackling campfire and uncharted Mariner
Ecoline pens
3d glue gel

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 20 March 2024

New Bee Crafty stamps and D'inkables samples

Hi There! Did you see the new stamps and dinkables from Bee Crafty launched yesterday? Here are the samples I made with them. For the first I used distress oxide inks in crackling campfire and uncharted mariner. 
My second sample used resist technique using clear embossing over a distress oxide background. 
My Hey Sunshine card was made by smooshing some mixed media card, then adding to the background with stamps and the new dinkables. The flowers were stamped onto watercolour card and coloured using ecoline pens. 
This concertina card was made with Distress oxide sprays, texture paste and watercoloured flowers. 
This is a simple single layer card with leaves and sentiment heat embossed in copper. 
I decided to use autumn colours to stamp the leaves, masking off a strip using tape, that was then used to stamp the sentiment. 

Finally here is the card I made during my live yesterday
 You can find the bundle here but only for today.

The new stamps and inkables are:

Journaling Essentials #4

Journaling Essentials #5

D'inkables set 13

Thanks for looking! I hope you can join me live at 8pm over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page.

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Spring flowers


Hi There! I am here with a bit of spring colour to brighten your day. Here is how I made it.

I began by blending distress oxide through the Grande inkable onto a 15x15cm ivory base card.
On a 9cm square of ivory card I stamped the stems and buds from Journaling essentials #3 along with some leaves on a scrap of the same card, colouring them in with an ecoline pen and cutting out the leaves.
I added some background stamping from the same set to the square using distress oxide inks
I stamped and cut out three of the bells. I also stamped these onto the main panel where the cut outs were to be stuck on so I didn't need to tackle cutting out the stamens. 
Finally I matted and layered the square onto the card, adding the leaves and flowers with a little 3d glue gel.
Here is the finished card again
I used:
15x15cm ivory card
Inkables Grande - squircles
Distress oxide inks - I used picked Raspberry, Crackling Campfire, mustard seed, lucky clover, peacock feathers and wilted violet
9x9cm of ivory card
Versafine Clair ink - I used green oasis and glamorous
Green ecoline pen
3d glue gel
card for matting and layering

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 6 March 2024

My Favourites


Hi There! Our new challenge over in the Bee Crafty Stamps facebook group is to show us your favourites, so I thought I would use my favourite colours, favourite stamps and favourite inkables to create a journal page. Here's how I did it.

I began by painting waves of my favourite colours of acrylic paint across both pages.
Next I added some white gesso with a stencil brush through the Bakewell big one inkable.
Using Tag inkables set #1 I added some black gesso with a stencil brush.
I decided it needed lifting a bit so added a little gilding wax to the black gesso. 
Next I stamped one of the doodle art mandalas using versamark ink and embossed in gold embossing powder. 

On a separate piece of card I stamped the sunflower in Black versafine Clair ink, Cut it out and coloured with ecoline markers. 
I also cut out words and circles from the latest releases of transparencies and attached to the page with matte medium. Finally, I added a simple border using Gelly Roll pens and some white splatters. 
Here is the finished page again.
I used:
Dylusions mini Journal
Acrylic paint - I used a mixture of Dina Wakley and Dylusions
White gesso
versamark ink 
Gilding wax
Ecoline pens
Transparencies - I used Beautiful and Brave words and Journal Circles 1

I hope this has given you some inspiration to enter the challenge! 
Thanks for looking!