Wednesday 26 June 2024

More Spots

 Hi There! Apologies that I was missing last week. We were on holiday in Wales and the wifi wasn't playing ball. I am back this week with a little journal page for you as more inspiration for the Facebook Spots challenge this week.
I selected an A6 catalyst card, cut off the white border and added a faux stitching line around the edge.

I stuck this onto a Kraft page in the mdf journal I made as a sample a couple of weeks ago.
Next I added some spots through a dinkable using black Distress Oxide ink. I also stamped some dots using a small stamp from Journaling Essentials #6
I added a piece of book page with Matte medium and stamped the lines from the same stamp set across it using Versafine Clair Charming Pink. 
I cut out the dotty circle from Transparencies- journaling Birds and sprigs set and added it to the page using matte medium.
I stamped the spotty bird in black versafine clair ink and heat embossed it using clear powder. 
Finally I added the bird and wordy stickers to the page using Matte Medium. I also added some faux stitching around the wordy stickers using a white pen and filled in a few of the dots on the circle with the gelly roll pens.
Here's the finished page again.
I used :
Black Distress oxide ink
Versafine Clair ink in Black and Charming Pink
A scrap of Book page
If you want to make your own journal you will need the MDF journal kit

I will be live over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page at 8pm this evening. I so hope you will be able to join me.
Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Spots on rainbows!

Hi There! I am still loving playing with the latest stamps, Wordy stickers and D'inkables from Bee Crafty. Today I decided to get inky whilst providing a little more inspiration for the monthly Facebook group challenge, where the theme is spots. 
I began by inking a piece of watercolour card with a rainbow of distress oxide colours. 
Next I sprayed the leaves from the D'inkables with water and laid them on the inked surface. After a few seconds I lifted them off and blotted the excess water. This is known as faux bleaching. 
Once this was dry, I used another of the dinkables to add a little gesso inbetween the leaves.  

I added some more ink (seedless preserves and black soot Distress Oxide) through another D'inkable, along with Some stamping around the edges and in the middle. I set this aside to dry thoroughly.
I cut some circles (you could use dies or punches) from white card in two different sizes. I added faux stitching around them. 
I added wordy stickers to some and stamped on the others using stamps from Journaling Essentials #3
Finally I attached the white spots to the background using 3d foam tape, and attached it to the front of a 6x6" card.
I used:
6" square card blank
5.5" square of watercolour card
Distress Oxide inks in Lumberjack Plaid, Mustard Seed, Lucky Clover, Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves and Black Soot.
circle punches or dies
Foam pads

I hope you like the results and I hope you will join in with the challenge. I will be live this evening at 8pm over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page doing some journaling with the new stamps if you fancy joining me there too. 
Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 5 June 2024



Hi there! After last week's launch I was asked how I made a similar card to this, so here is a step by step tutorial to show you.

I began by selecting the papers - the same design but one in greyscale and one in colour. 
Next I used circle punches to cut circles from the colour sheet, which I then stuck onto the greyscale sheet in the correct position using matte medium. 
I blended a little coordinating ink around the edge then matted and layered onto an A6 base card.
I selected a sentiment from the transparency sheet and trimmed and added to the card with Matte Medium.
Next I stamped the leaves from Journaling Essentials #7 using two shades of Versafine Clair, clear embossed and cut it out. 
Finally I attached the leaf to the card using 3d foam pads. 
Here's another example using the same techniques, but with added stamping to create a border. 
For today's card I used:
A6 base card
Versafine Clair ink - I used Charming Pink and Summer Breeze
Paper/ card for matting and layering

I've chosen the theme of spots for this month's challenge over in the Bee Crafty Stamps Facebook group, so please come and join in!