Wednesday 24 April 2024

Inky Layers


Hi There! Thought I would show you how I created this card today.

I began by blending Mermaid lagoon, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry distress oxide inks across some mixed media card. It doesn't need to be perfect, and the colours should overlap to get the green and orange tones. 
Next I sprayed a dinkable from set 11 with water and pressed it onto the inked card. I left it in place for a few seconds and rubbed over it with a dry cloth. When I lifted it off, I waited a few seconds then blotted it to lift the colour from the wet areas. 
Once this was dry, I used Doodle Art Mandalas and 3 shades of Versafine Clair ink to stamp over the inky background. I also sponged a little black ink around the edges. 
Next I added a line of faux stitching in white gel pen around the edge of the panel. 
On a scrap of mixed media card I stamped the rainbow bird in black versafine clair ink, painting it with Dina Wakley gloss drops. I set this aside to dry. 
I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink onto black card and embossed in white, cutting it out and matting and layering on a white piece of card. 
Finally, I added the background to a 5x5 white card, layering with some black paper, before adding the bird and the sentiment using foam pads. 
I used:
5x5 white card base
4.5" square of mixed media card
Distress oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Mermaid Lagoon and Picked Raspberry 
Versafine Clair ink in Warm Breeze, Charming Pink and Nocturne
White gel pen
Dina Wakley Gloss drops in Bodacious, Gnarly, Legit and Radical
Versamark ink

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 17 April 2024

A quick card in Pastel colours


Hi There! I am here with a quick and simple card for you today. 

I began by adding masking tape about a third of the way across a 5x5" card blank, then blending speckled egg distress ink through the inkable big one, but not up to the edge of the card.
Next I used the mandala inkable and blended kitsch flamingo Distress Oxide ink through it 
on a separate scrap of card I stamped the smaller dandedaisy in memento ink and coloured with alcohol markers. 
I stuck this to the card along the area where the tape was.
I stamped the sentiment using second generation Fantasia Versafine Clair ink.
Finally I added some more stamping using the worker stamps from Journaling Essentials #4 and Speckled egg distress ink. I also added spots of gold liquid pearls around the mandala.

Here is the finished card again. 
I used:
5x5" white card blank
Masking tape
Distress oxide ink - Kitsch Flamingo
Memento Black ink

Thanks for looking! I will be live at 8pm this evening over on the Bee Crafty Facebook Page. I would love to see you there! 

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!