Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Lustre Luxe from BeeCrafty

Hey Bloggers
 
For todays DT project for BeeCrafty, I have made another little youtube..
I had planned to share my journal from last weeks show on Hochanda but then the new Lustre Luxe landed through m door.. I just had to play..
Hope you enjoy.



Lustre Luxe can be found in the BeeCrafty STORE.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Time flies...

Time flies...
In more ways then one..

Hey Bloggers and welcome..
Im late with todays post.. I got the chance to meet up with a friend today, havent seen her in a long time so I grabbed the chance and forgot all about my blog post for BeeCrafty...

I had a youtube planned but being forgetful today, means it will have to wait lol.. So Thank god, I have a spare project lying.. And very fitting for today lol..

 I made this one when I was working on the samples for Sam's upcoming show on Hochanda. I made a sample on black card with the same sparkly embossing powder. I loved the combo and wanted to do it again. So that is how this card came about.

I used several stamps here, ill make a list below, but all ive done is stamping with versamark and heat embossed with black glitter embossing powder. I then took a white sharpie and coloured in. The lines on the card as well as my greeting is stamped with a white inkpad.. I finished with faux stitching, also made with my white sharpie and a black mat before mounting onto my card.

Very simple card, but its far more sparkly in real life then it shows on the picture.

Stamps Ive used:
The flower corners are an older set also from BeeCrafty.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Hey Bloggers
 
For todays DT project for BeeCrafty, I have made another little youtube..
This one is making a one layer stamped card, using very minimal surplies.
Hope you enjoy.


All the stamps can be gotten in the BeeCrafty STORE.

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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Bee Crafty - Banksy inspiration..

Hey Bloggers
 
For todays DT project for BeeCrafty, I've made a little quick card.
I pulled out my circle stensils, my Banksy Boy with Dog stamp and my Happy Birthday greeting stamp. I also used my brick stencil and my favorite colour combo (red/orange/yello) distress inks.
 
This one was really fun to make. I used the circle stencil and the distress ink to make my circles, Then overlayed my brick stencil and added a bit of ink through that. I only went lightly with my ink tool. If i had pressed harder the brinks would have stod out more. I then stamped my boy, my dog and my greeting in black and finished by simply using a black mat on to my card blank.
 
Avery quick project, one that could be done in many different colour combo's.
 But that is it from me for today.
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Paper strip background using BeeCrafty stamps - YOUTUBE

Hey Bloggers
For todays DT project for BeeCrafty, I have made a little youtube..
Hope you enjoy.

All the stamps can be gotten in the BeeCrafty STORE.

 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bee Crafty Inspiration .. Hochanda Samples

Hey bloggers and welcome to my my little slice of the www..

Once again wednesday and my turn to share some inspiration
for BeeCrafty.

I realised that I havent shared my Hochanda samples here on my blog after the last show. I just made the little video and shared but I want to talk you through how I made the projects, so that is what I will do today..

First of all, find the BRAND NEW STAMPS HERE.. 
They were released at the Ally Pally show, live on Hochanda and they sold out in record time. But the Bee Ladies have been working hard and have them back in stock in their shop..

 This one is made on one of the MDF tags. I primed it with white acrylic paint and used my distress ink to colour. I used the Heart Inkables to make the heart and I stamped also with distress ink, the border sentiment down the side. My Tulip,  I coloured with my Zig real brush water colour markers. I stamped the flower head 3 times and cut some of the details out to decoupage it. To make the stem shorter, I simply bent it and glued it. Finished with a bit of sparkle made with my wink of stella sparkle brush.
This one is made on one of the MDF Art Board Tags. I love these ad they can be made into free standing home decor. Ideal to make a wee pressie..
For this one I went strait on to the raw MDF with some sparkel sprays. Dont ask me where they are from as they were given to me by a friend and are so well used that you cant read the lable anymore lol... (Make your own sparkle sprays with rubbing alcohol and old eyeshadows.. I have you YOUTUBE HERE, that show you how)
Anyway, once my background was dry I went strait with my border sentiment stamp and stamped it repeatedly covering the whole board. I then took my Art journal border stamp and stamped each side of both the board and the stand. I used a black sharpie to colour in some of the design.
My Tulip I stamped onto black card and heat embossed with silver, cut it out and added on my board.

 
Oh I must say, I love this project myself... It took quite a long time to make but it was worth it.. 
Its made to be A5 in size.
For this I started by stamping my Tulip (that would be the front flower) I then made a mask of the tulip and lay that over my first flower, before stamping it again.. Once mask was removed, my back flower was revealed. I coloured them (I think it was with water colours) and stamped my sentiment.
I used chalk to create the shading of colour around the flowers.
 I then took some clear embossing powder and heat set it ALL over my image. It needed 2 coats to become totally smooth and now looks a bit like glass.
I then made my frame. I cut my card stock also to be A5, so same sice as my "glass pic". I then used a ruler and a craft knife (and quite a bit of measuring) to cut out the window.
Once cut I used the new dinkables and texture paste to make the design on my frame. Once paste was dry I used distress sprays to colour my frame.
Once dry, I added my frame over my image using foam squares.
 
 I wanted this to look just like a picture in a frame, so to be able to hang it up, I used a frame die to cut this "hook". I just cut of the end of the die cut and glues this bit on to the back of my picture.

 
 Another MDF tag, this one is the XL. This time with red acrylic paint background and orange acrylic paint through my swirl dinkable. I used the Journey stamp, stamped in black, but before the black ink dried completely I added some gold embossing powder. As the ink wasnt completly wet, the embossing powder didnt stick in all places so once I melted the powder, I got a very distressed look. I love how it came out. My Iris flower is stamped on white card stock, heat set also with gold embossing powder, coloured with water colours and cut out. I finshed the project with a bit of gold embossing powder around the edges and a black sharpie to outline my letters.

 Another Iris flower. this time on a card. Water colour back ground, plain stamping heatset with black embossing powder and the same with my border sentiment stamp. I made some black water splashes with a paint brush and black distress ink to finish the distressed look.

 
 This one was great fun. I did the maksing tecnique as I discribed earlier, and just repeat stamped my Tulip. I coloured them all in with water colour pencils and stamped my sentiment. I finished with some brown distress ink around the edges and a coat of glossy accent over the flower heads.

 This one was one of those projects we start but dont know how to finish.. I stamped my Iris
and coloured it in..I on purposely only wanted to use a piece of the flower to show that although its a big stamp, it could still be used on a smaller card.. But I was stuck.. In the end I HAD to get finished so I simply layered my stamp on to black and added it strait on to the card with foam. I took my  
Art journal border stamp and made the sides and finished with distress ink water splashes. I do love how it came out and a sentiment could easily be added.

 And that is it from me for today.
 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind. I hope you enjoyed these projects.
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Orange & Black

Hey Bloggers.

Thank you for popping by..



Todays projects is for BeeCrafty.
If you are part of the BeeCrafty Facebook Group, you may have seen the first of the 2 cards I want to share today. I made the background and stamped my Door Knocker on I but didnt know how to finish it. Anyway, here is the finished card. I love how it turned out..
 The background is made with Distress inks and the Backdrop Textures stamps. I then stamped my Door Knocker over in black, but I stamped it off the card stock so the last bit of the ring would be missing. I took a scrap piece of card stock and stamped the ring, added ink and cut it out. I then added it to the ring on my stamped image so I got the full ring. (hope that makes sence)..
I matted and layered onto a black piece of card and finished by stamping my Happy Birthday  inside the ring.
 I love this combo of orange and black, so while I had those colours out, I decided to make another card with them.

This one is very simple. Its simply just repeat stamping with the Flower - distress backdrop border, heatset with black embossing powder.
My greeting is from my stash, it was a leftover from another play and I finished witha black mat and a few gems.

 And that's all from me for today.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Steampunk clock..

Hey Bloggers.
Thank you for popping by..

Todays projects is for BeeCrafty.
 For today I've tried out something I saw one of my teamies do. Alisa used the steampunk clock stamp to make some amazing earrings out of shrink plastic.
Now I dont make jewelry but I do have a big pack of shrink plastic so I decided to make the clock and add it to a card.
For this card I used the following stamps and papers:
 I started with a card blank, a black mat and a piece of the steampunk background paper pack.
I then stamped all my cogs strait on to the paper. Once that was done I stamped my clock onto the shrink plastic. I stamped on the glossy sides as I needed the numbers to still be the right way round but normally I'd recommend stamping on the rough side but it does mirror the image.
Once clock was stamped and ink was dry (please note when stamping on the glossy side, ink takes longer to dry) I cut it out and started the heating process. You can bake the pieces in the oven but I used my heat gun and use an acrylic block to flatten my piece after.
Once my clock was done I took a label die, die cut the black label, stamped my greeting and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.. I then lay the die back on my card a drew around the outside of the die to make the black border. I used a versamark pen to hand draw the the extra lines and once again used gold embossing powder.

Now, the embossing powder thats on the cogs.. weeeeeell happy mistake I suppose lol.. It wasnt planned but when I added the powder to my hand drawn lines, it just stuck. I decided to leave it there as I prefer the bit of a rustic look.

And that's all from me for today.
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 Happy Crafting
 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Youtube, sentiment stamp background.


Hey Bloggers
For todays DT project for BeeCrafty, I have made a little youtube..
Hope you enjoy.
All the stamps can be gotten in the BeeCrafty STORE.

 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Youtube..

Hey Bloggers

For todays DT project for BeeCrafty, I have made a little youtube..
Hope you enjoy.


All the stamps can be gotten in the BeeCrafty STORE.

 Thanks 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