Sunday, August 20, 2017

Paula DT - 'Watch'ing Time Fly

Shopping List

Art Stamps ~ Steampunk Stories: Pocketwatch
Backdrops ~ Splat 2
Inspired by Banksy ~ Swing
WORDage ~ Time Flies
Distress Ink - Mermaid Lagoon
Versafine - Onyx Black

This is a simple card design working straight on to the base card, being flat is always good for postage. Obviously, you can always work on a separate panel and layer it on to a card base, if it feels a little to scary.

1. Stamp the girl with black ink. Stamp her again on to copier paper and fussy cut her out and use this as a mask.
2. Ink the Pocket watch with black ink and stamp over the girl. Stamp the watch again on to copier paper. Fussy cut out and use this as a mask.
3. Stamp the Splat 2 with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink around the watch about 3 times.
4. Remove the masks.
5. Ink only the word 'TIME' from the Time quote and stamp. Mask the word 'Flies' off from the Time Flies quote and stamp.

Thanks to all who pop by the blog and leave a message - If anyone wants to leave any questions or want me to Blog anything in particular then please do say, and I'll see what I can do x

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Jane DT - A Trio of Butterflies


I am back again with another project for the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty Blog. 

This week I decided to use distress oxide ink pads as these are a recently acquired medium for me as well as some new stamps that I got in the recent Bee Crafty summer sale (I can't resist a stampy bargain!) :)

Here is the 6" x 6" card that I made...

The products used were...

Large Butterfly - Art Stamp
* Script XL - Backdrops Stamp
* Everyday Sentiments 1 - Wordage Stamp
* Distress Oxide Inkpads - Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio
* Versafine Inkpad - Onyx Black
* Clear Embossing Powder

I wanted to see how versatile the oxide inks are so used them in 3 different ways for this card.

1) First I created the background by smooshing (technical term) the ink pads onto my craft mat, spritzing with water then placing watercolour card into it.  I dried this layer off before adding extra dabs of the other colours using the same technique, making sure each layer was dry before adding the next.
2) Using the same 3 ink pads I inked up the script background in patches and then stamped right across the background.  I kept a spare piece of the background without stamping ready for the sentiment.
3) The big butterfly was stamped 3 times using the Versafine and then heat embossed with clear powder.  The sentiment was created the same way but stamped onto the spare piece of the original inky background.
4) Once the butterflies were cut out I coloured them using the oxide inks from a mat and a water brush.
5) I decided to add a few mats and layers to create a frame for the background, then added the sentiment and butterflies using foam pads and 3D glue gel.

This was quite a quick card to make, but the oxide inks create really fab backgrounds very easily, and with the beautiful stamps made this card very easy to create.

Thank you for reading and I will see you again next week!

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Friday, August 18, 2017

Emily DT - Nature's Masterpiece

Hi everyone, I hope everyone is having a good week. This week I have used a masking technique I love, but I have done something I rarely do which is stamp straight onto a card blank. 

Here is the card I have made...

I used a kraft card blank. I masked off the top half of the card and coloured it using Distress inks. I then stamped the small teasel stamp multiple times in brown ink. I used second generation stamping to add depth.

I then added a sentiment at the bottom and added a small flourish from the splatter swirl border stamp in each bottom corner.

I am pleased with how it turned out and love the brown ink. I think black would have been too stark for this card so I am glad I used brown.

I hope you like the card too!

See you next week,

Emily x

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Karen DT- Ladies Profile, Moon and BEAUtanicals

Good morning lovely crafters xx

Hope everyone is feeling good

I'm back today with my weekly blog post for Bee Crafty  over on their blog
Buzzy Goings On At Bee Crafty Blog 

I'm showcasing the following beautiful stamps sets:
Ladies Profile
BEAUtanicals Wildflower 2
BEAUtanicals Ground Elder 
Life and Rain 

Also used:
Distress Inks  : Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade
Black onyx versafine ink
Smokey Grey versafine ink

  • Cut a square of blue paper and two squares of white card, in decreasing sizes, smaller than the 7x7 card blank 
  • Taking the smallest square of white card I stamped the Ladies Profile, and the Moon, in Smokey Grey versafine ink 
  • The Wildflower 2 was stamped in the Squeezed Lemonade DI, ensuring they were stamped at different heights
  • I then stamped the Ground Elder in the Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean DI'S.  I also stamped some a second time, without reinking.  This gives depth and dimension to your flowers
  • The LIFE part of the sentiment stamp was stamped in black onyx versafine ink 
  • I then adhered all the layers together with wet glue and then adhered it to card blank
I love the effect of these beautiful stamps together..I hope you do too.
Don't forget to check out the Bee Crafty website for these stamps and many more 

Crafty hugs xx  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Marleen DT - Journal pages

Hello Blogger friends 
 and welcome to my blog.

Its my turn to share a bit of inspiration for BeeCrafty.
I have a couple of journal pages to share today.

This page is made using alcohol inks on top of vellum. You add a drop or 2 of alcohol ink and blow on it with a straw. It gives a cool effect and was really fun making.
I then took my vellum and stuck on to one of the pages from the BeeCrafty Journal. I stamped and heat embossed in black and added a few black paint splashes to finish.

This was my second attempt with the alcohol ink. Although I didnt stamp onto it, I wanted to share it. This page is also stuck into my journal.

 This one is one of the half pages. Its distress ink and more distress ink through the dinkable stencil. I then stamped and heat embossed in white and finished by making the little white dots around the edges with a white marker.

Goodies I used:

Selection of Banksy Inspired stamps
(Im linking to the whole section as there are so many amazing ones)
Feather Dinkable Stencil
(again linking to the whole section, not to be missed)
Distress ink
Embossing powder
White marker
Alcohol ink

  And that is really it from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Charlee DT - BEAUtanicals Poppy

Morning crafters hope you've all had a good week. Here's my blog for this week hope you enjoy and as ever feel free to ask any questions.

What you'll need:

Step 1:

Onto to white card stamp the poppy stamp and colour it in with chameleon pens or what ever colour medium you prefer. Once happy with how it looks fussy cut the poppy out.

Step 2:

Cut some white card down to size you want your card to be. With the orange and pink sparkle pens, scribble some on your card and with a large brush and plenty of water cover the whole background. Once dry take the moon stamp, lightly spritz with water and stamp onto the background. Hold it there for a few seconds and when you remove blot dry with a paper towel.

Step 3:

Starting with wildflower 1 ink up with the versafine smokey gray and stamp all across doing 2nd and 3rd generation stamping. Repeat with wildflower 2 but using black soot distress ink and then repeat with wildflower 3 but in versafine onyx black.

Step 4:

Once you're happy with how your background looks glue down the poppy that you had cut out. Then matt and layer onto some white card then black card and then adhere to your card blank.

That's all from me for this week. Hope it inspires you and as also please share what you create on the bee crafty stamps facebook group.

Until next week
Crafty hugs

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lorre-Anne DT - Dylusions Heart Flower

Hi bloggers, it's Monday so that means it's time for me to share a new Bee Crafty DT project with you all on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog... and this week I have got my Dylusions out again!  I wanted this weeks project to be bright and fun... and I think this fits the bill.  I also wanted to show how versatile these fabulous stamps are, and so I've used the medium Style Wire Heart to make a flower.

What you will need -
What you need to do - 
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white smaller than this - and using a wet wipe blend some Tangerine Dream around the edges of the white card.  Mat this on to the black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • Cut another square of black card smaller than the orange edged square, and a piece of white smaller again.  Using a wet wipe blend some Bubblegum Pink all over the white square of card. When dry (which takes no time at all) randomly blend Black marble through the feather template.  Mat this on to the black card, wrap some ribbon around the left hand side and glue to the card blank.
  • On a spare piece of white card, blend Tangerine Dream over the entire piece, then use Versafine ink to stamp out 5 hearts - cut these out and use 3D glue to attach these to the card in a flower shape.  Finish off by adding a black button in the centre of the flower.
I quite enjoyed using my Dylusions again and think I might just leave them out on my desk so I can play with them again.  I'll be back next week with another project.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Paula DT - Life isn't about waiting....

Shopping List

BEAUtanicals: Wildflower 2
Inkables Template ~ Metal Work Alpha
Snowflake Flurry
WORDage ~ Life & Rain (Lg)
Distress Ink Pads: Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

These are very easy, quick and simple cards to make. There are 3 because that's how many I got out of a 12x12 sheet of white card.

Basically, you ink the Wildflower stamp with Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink and then stamp, this is called a first generation print, stamp again without re inking and this is your 2nd generation and then do it again to get your 3rd generation print.
Take the Metal Work Alpha template and randomly ink through small sections using the Twisted Citron Distress ink.
There is a small section of dots on the Snowflake Flurry stamp, I've cut them away from the main stamp but you can mask off the rest of the stamp, ink up the dots, remove the mask and stamp it that way. Finally, ink the quote in black and stamp.

The last card is basically the same as the others but this time I masked a border using some low tack tape. I was a bit lazy and just used the width of the tape as my border, which to be honest was a little wide for the size of card. Anyhow, I wiped some Twisted Citron around the edges and then carried on as I did above. Oh...don't forget to remove the tape to reveal the stamped centre!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jane DT - Butterfly Blues


Today it is my turn to share a design team project with you at Buzzy Goings On at Bee Crafty Blog and I decided this week to use some MDF...

To create this piece I used the following products...

* MDF Art Board
* Teasels - Beautanicals Stamp
* Wildflower 2 - Beautanicals Stamp
* Everyday Sentiments 1 - Wordage Stamp
* Butterflies Set 1 - Winged Things Stamp
* Regular Dots - D'Inkables
* White Gesso
* Crackle Paint
* Acrylic Paint (Blue and White)
* Gilding Wax - Silver
* Embossing Powder - Silver and White
* Permanent Ink - Blue
* Heat Resistant Acetate
* Spray Inks

This is how it was made...

1) Stick the MDF plaque to the base and coat with white gesso to prepare the surface.
2) Paint the whole plaque using crackle paint tinted with some blue acrylic paint.

3) Once the crackle has been allowed to dry naturally put on some stencilling with white paint and the regular dots d'inkable.  Add some stamping using the distressed diamonds and permanent blue ink.
4) Add some darker blue paint and gilding wax around the edges to help frame the piece.
5) After using an anti static bag, use clear embossing ink and silver powder to heat emboss the wildflowers directly onto the MDF.
6) To create extra depth and layers, stamp the teasels onto heat resistant acetate using white embossing powder and cut it to size.
7) To soften the white embossing to blend it into the plaque more, add a small amount of blue permanent ink to the teasels, then put glue onto the places where it will not be seen from the front to add the acetate to the plaque.
8) On a piece of water colour card spray a selection of blue and purple inks and once dry add some more stencilling with white paint.
9) On this coloured card stamp 3 butterflies using clear ink and white embossing powder.  Then cut out and add to the plaque.
10) Stamp the sentiment onto card and mat onto the same card before adding as a final touch.

Thank you for reading, I will be back next week with another project.  Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Friday, August 11, 2017

Emily DT - Wildflowers

Hi everyone, it's my turn to provide some inspiration again so here is the card I have made...

I started by colouring a strip of card using Distress Inks and a blending tool. I then stamped one of the Wildflower stamps in purple and black and used second generation stamping to add some depth.

I tore of the top and bottom edges to give it an edgy feel.

I took my card blank and the chainlink d'inkable and added some random details along either side of where I knew the floral panel would go. I then glued the panel on top.

One of my favourite sentiments finishes off this card nicely. I quite like how it turned out. I like how the flowers don't necessarily go with the more industrial pattern of the inkable.

I hope you like it!

Emily x
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