Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jane DT - Gelli Plate Joy

Hello!

It is time for my latest DT post for Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty and this week I decided to get out one of my crafty tools that I bought a while ago but have not really used too much, my gelli plate!  I wanted to create a background in a different way and this seemed an ideal way to use some of my lovely Bee Crafty stencils...


 
To create my card I used...
 
* Acrylic Paint
* Black Ink Pad
* Gelli Plate and Brayer
 
Here is a close up photo so that you can hopefully see some more detail of the stencils and stamping...
 
Here is what I did...
 
1) I used my brayer to apply red and yellow acrylic paint to the gelli plate then took a print off onto card.  The one that I used with this card was made after 2 other prints had been taken.  I then added the damask stencil and took a print.
2) After cleaning the plate I added white acrylic paint and put the oval lace stencil on top.  Again this was the third print I made as I preferred the paler look this created.
3) Once this had been dried off with my heat tool I cut the card down to a 4 and a half inch square and inked around the edges using wild honey distress ink.
4) Again using the wild honey distress ink I added some more texture with random parts of the bubble wrap positive stamp.
5) I then stamped the splatter swirl border along the bottom.
6) After stamping the first coat of ink onto spare paper I stamped the wildflower 3 stamp a couple of times then added the teasels using the first generation of black ink.
7) The final piece of stamping was to add the joy sentiment straight onto the card.
8) To finish it off I layered the design onto black card and then onto a 6" card blank.
 
It was fun to get out my gelli plate and hopefully it will encourage me to have a go at using it even more with all my stencils.  Until next time I hope you have a lovely week and keep on crafting!
 
Jane xx 


Friday, July 21, 2017

Emily DT - Ghetto Rat

Hi everyone, hope you all managed to catch Bev on Hochanda this week.

There are so many fabulous new stamps being brought out all the time it is easy to forget the ones already in our stash. This week I have used a stamp which I have not used for a while, but is definitely a fave... Ghetto Rat.

Here is the card I have made...


I started by cutting a square of card and added colour using Distress Inks and a blending tool. I chose shades of green as I don't often use it but I always like how it turns out!

I blended from the edge inwards, with the colour fading out towards the centre.

I then blended through the brick inkable in the same colours and stamped the Ghetto Rat in black Memento ink.


I stamped the sentiment onto white card and cut out the sections. I stuck these on using foam pads.


I finished off the card by mounting it onto a black layer, then onto a card blank.

I love it and think that the brick inkable really adds to it. I hope you like it too!

Emily x

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Karen DT - Ladies Profile and BEAUTanicals

Good morning crafters

Hope everyone is keeping well and having lots of crafty fun xx

Today I'm back with my weekly DT post for
Bee Crafty

I'd love to share a card I made using the beautiful
Ladies Profile
BEAUtanicals Wildflower 2
BEAUtanicals Ground Elder
Life and Rain 

Also used:
Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio
Black onyx versafine ink




  • I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than my 7x5 card blank 
  • Using the Distress Oxides I stamped both sets of flower stamps randomly along the bottom of the card.  
  • I used first and second generation stamping to create the effect of depth
  • The Ladies Profile was stamped in black onyx versafine ink 
  • I inked up the heads of the flowers and stamped these so as to create the illusion of hair
  • Using a water brush I painted her lips in the Worn Lipstick and her eye in Cracked Pistachio 
  • To complete I inked the LIFE part of the sentiment in the black onyx versafine ink then adhered this to my card blank with foam pads
I hope you enjoyed looking through this week's DT post and don't forget to check out the 
Bee Crafty website for lots of beautiful products 

Crafty hugs xx  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Charlee DT - New oxides and Flower riot stamp

Morning crafters, it's been an exciting week for us new design team members. We got our first stamps to do sample for, which I can't wait for you all to see. For this weeks blog I'm going to use the flower riot stamp seeing as it was on offer last week and many of you ( me included ) snapped the barging up.






What you'll need:




Step 1:

Cut down some white card to 7x7. With your mini blending tool, blend twisted citron, peacock feathers, salty ocean and cracked pistachio oxides ( if you don't have the oxides you can still use the normal distress inks) in random places until all the card is covered. Then spritz some droplets of water all over and blot dry with a paper towel.

Step 2:

Take the distressed diamonds inkable and blend broken china oxide through the stencil all over the card.

Step 3:

Ink up the live laugh dream stamp in the mermaid lagoon distress ink and stamp all over the background. I stamped at a slight angle. Next Ink up the flower riot stamp in versafine ( or whichever black ink you prefer) and stamp in the centre of the card. I used my stamping platform so I could stamp twice to get a darker image. Then ink up the splatter swirl boarder stamp and stamp all round the edge of the card.

Step 4:

Cut some card slightly bigger than 7x7 card you've just done and go round the edges with the sparkle pen. Then adhere it all together and onto the 8x8 card blank.

And that's all there is to it. Hope you found it easy enough to follow and hope it inspires you to have ago. Please post pictures onto the bee crafty stamps group on facebook. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Until next week
Crafty Hugs
Charlee
x

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lorre-Anne DT - Christmas samples for Bev's Hochanda shows

Hi everyone, I'm sharing the samples I made for Bev's recent Bee Crafty show on Hochanda ... and I was so excited to get my parcel as it was Christmas stamps!  Now anyone who knows me will tell you that my most favourite time of the year is Christmas, so to get lovely new stamps to play with in July is just the best thing ever for me.  I was planning on putting some Christmas tunes on to accompany my crafting...but thought it might just get my 2 wee boys a little too excited for Santa coming!

This is an MDF portrait artboard covered with Moonstone Lustre Luxe, then I heat embossed some Spikey snowflakes with Blue Glitz and Metallic Silver Sparkle WOW powders.  I finished off by tying some white organza ribbon around the left hand side and adding a silver metal snowflake, and adding a sentiment.


This is a 6" x 6" card - I created a panel by masking off a section and blending some Lucky Clover Distress Ink over the card.  I used Onyx Black Versafine ink to stamp the Holly Swirl border stamp over this panel, then I matted this onto some black card. I finished off by adding a stamped sentiment and some green gems.


This is a 6" x 6" card - I heat embossed Feathery snowflakes all over the left hand side using Red Glitz WOW embossing powder, and matted this on to some red card, then glued to the card blank.  I finished off by adding a sentiment from the Everyday Christmas Sentiments stamp set, and some red gems to the upper corner, and to the centre of all the snowflakes.


This is a 7" x 7" card - I created a background using Distress Oxides (Faded Jeans & Broken China), and then stamped the Snowflake Flurry stamp in Faded Jeans randomly over the card.  I matted this on to a square of white card, then onto a square of card with edges coloured with Faded Jeans.  I finished off by adding a panel with a stamped sentiment and a clear snowflake.


This is a 8" x 8" card - I randomly stamped the Snowflake Flurry stamp over a square of white card using Distress Inks (Lucky Clover & Candied Apple), I then cut a circle aperture in the bottom right corner, and added some red ribbon and a bow around the left hand side.  I placed this card over a square of card slightly larger, and used a pencil to draw a faint line around the circle so I knew where to stamp the Everyday Christmas sentiment in Onyx Black Versafine ink.  I coloured around the edges of this card with Candied Apple, then added the stamped panel to this using foam pads.  I cut another larger square of white card, and coloured the edges of this with Lucky Clover, and matted the other cards on to the this, then glued all to the card blank.  I finished off by adding some Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes to give some sparkle.


This is a 6" x 4.25" tent fold card - I used Onyx Black Versafine ink to stamp the Everyday Christmas sentiment down the left hand side of a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card blank, tied some white organza ribbon around the right hand side and matted this on to some gold mirri card before attaching to the card blank.  I heat embossed 2 MDF snowflakes with Metallic Gold WOW embossing powder, and glued these to the bottom right corner.

I really enjoyed making these samples, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing them, if you have any comments then please do get in touch.  Remember to pop over to the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog too to see lots more inspiration from the Design Team. I'll be back again next week to share a new project with you all.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Paula DT - Break out the sponge

This week my cards are based on a technique that was introduced to me while working with Craft Stamper. The article was published in 2013 and written by Joanne Allison who showcased the technique called "Faux Airbrushing" (Joanne has given me her permission to use the basis of her technique.)

 
The basis of the technique is using the sponge part of a washing up sponge, you take the sponge and you make a smooth round shape, which you can hold as is, or use an elastic band to hold it into shape. You ink up the sponge with Distress Ink and lightly dab it on to your card, just keep going till you build up the look and colour depth you like - for my piece I was looking for the grass to be darker at the bottom then the colour fading out as you go upwards. To create more colour I used some ink on to some Cut n Dry foam and flicked the ink upwards from the bottom for the grass section and then flicked down from the top for the sky. The last part for this is to use the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and lightly spritz the green just over the grass part and the blue over the sky. If you haven't got this tool maybe you have some spray inks which you could use from a height over the piece (cover either grass or sky section when doing this - plus cover your room or use in a box) - the higher you spray the lighter and more speckled the effect. Also the green scourer part of the washing up sponge does make an interesting effect if you ink up and dab lightly - so just have a play and see what you can create with everyday items that surround you.

The stamped centre  4.5"x4.5" - I've masked across the card and only worked the top half.

The next part is stamping the Wildflowers 2 - stamp it several times over the card. Then ink the stamp again but stamp on to a piece of scrap paper then use the second and third impressions over the top to create depth.....keep doing this till you're happy with the look.

The stamped centre measures 3.5"x3.5"


The stamped centre measures 3"x3"


Shopping List

WORDage ~ Life & Rain (Sm)
WORDage ~ Value of a Moment (Sm)
BEAUtanicals: Wildflower 2
Distress Ink Mowed Lawn
Distress Ink Salty Ocean
Distress Marker Salty Ocean
Distress Marker Mowed Lawn
Versafine Onyx Black Inkpad
Cut n Dry Foam




 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jane DT - Mixed Media Ghetto Rat

Hello!

My first blog post as part of the Bee Crafty Design Team and I am so pleased to be here!
I love all things stampy, stencilly, inky and painty, so Bee Crafty products are ideal for me and I decided to make something using all four for my first blog post, so here it is...



To make the wall plaque here is what I used...

* Chipboard squares
* White gesso
* Fluid Acrylics
* Acrylic Shimmer Spray
* Structure Paste
* Gold Gilding Wax
* Gold Acrylic Paint

A close up look...


This is how I made it...

1) I started by painting all the chipboard with white gesso to form a base then used the honeycombe stencil with structure paste on all the pieces.

2) Once these were dry I used magenta, yellow and orange fluid acrylics with white to create different shades in patches across all the squares.  Then I used an acrylic white shimmer spray to bring all the colours together.

3) Using the distressed harlequin stencil and white acrylic paint I added some more pattern in areas, then another layer was created using the distress diamond stamp with archival black ink.

4) Gold gilding wax was then rubbed across the textured areas and the edges to create highlights.

5) Using white cardstock Ghetto Rat was stamped three times using black Versafine ink and then embossed with clear powder over the top, the same was done with the sentiment.

6) To tie these pieces in to the background I added some distress ink to the edges (worn lipstick, dried marigold and mustard seed) and then mounted them onto gold card.

7)  Once all the pieces had been stuck together I wanted a final touch to combine everything so splattered some watered down gold acrylic paint across the whole piece (that is a technical term!!).

8) To provide the 'hanger' I used a cropadile and eyelets and some gold coloured wire, which I twisted around itself so it can be hung up.

I will now get to planning my next project to share with you next week.
Until then happy crafting,

Jane xx











Friday, July 14, 2017

Emily DT - Birds on a Wire (again!)

Hi everyone, I have had another play with my Birds on a Wire stamp this week and have made twos cards the same in different colours.

I was playing around with distress inks and water and ended up making a beautiful background. To me it looked like a colourful sky and so I ended up stamping the birds over the top. I finished it with one of the new Everyday sentiments.

I loved the card so much I tried it in a different colour and was very happy with how it turned out.

Here are the cards I made...

I did a blue and purple one first...


Then I tried it in orange and yellow...


The background is done by mixing distress inks and water and randomly applying them to the card with a paintbrush. I blended the colours a bit with extra water.

I absolutely love these cards and will be trying them in other colours.

I hope you like them too!

Don't forget to watch Bev on Hochanda later today

Emily x

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Karen DT - Moon and Birds On A Wire

Good morning everyone

I'm very excited, and nervous,  to be blogging my first ever sample for Bee Crafty, since being chosen to join their very talented Design Team. I have a lot to live up to so I'm hoping I do their gorgeous products the justice they deserve.

I will be blogging every Thursday so watch out for me. I would love for you to support me by commenting, I do read them all and try to reply

Anyways enough chatting....

Today I'm showcasing the following stamp sets
Moon
Birds On A Wire
Friendship

Also used:
Distress Inks : Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
Black onyx versafine ink




  • I cut a square of black card and a square of white card, in decreasing size, slightly smaller than my 6x6 card blank
  • I inked up the Moon stamp in the Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks and stamped it on the white card, in the centre, slightly towards the top of the card
  • I masked off the stamped Moon 
  • I then blended the Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick,Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain over the card, working from the lightest colour out to the darkest colour
  • I splattered water droplets onto the card and dabbed off with a paper towel 
  • I stamped the Birds On A Wire and the Friendship sentiment in the black onyx Versafine ink 
  • This was adhered to the black card and then onto the card black , with wet glue
And there we have my first ever Bee Crafty DT sample lol

I really hope you like my use of these gorgeous stamps and don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think




Crafty hugs xx 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Marleen DT - Journal pages

Hello 
And welcome to my blog..

A quick post for today as I am officially on holiday in July and not "allowed" to work. I snug in to after getting kiddies to bed lol..

Anyway.. I want to share woth you a few pages Ive done for my BeeCrafty Journal.
You might have seen the BeeCrafty show on Hochanda a while back where Sam introdused the Journals. The quality is amazing and I love how I can add and take away pages at will.

Here is a few pages Ive done:

 I used one of the Kraft card Pages for this page but gave it a coat of Lustre Luxe in gold.
The splatters on top was made with alcohol ink and a straw. My greeting is stamped and heat embossed with black embossing powder, as are my brackets. I used the border stamps all the way around. Pic is of my "puppy" Hodgins.

This one is simply a play of Lustre Luxe on one of the half pages. I used Lustre Luxe through the kindness stencil and just added more Lustre Luxe of the page once word was dry.

Now, List of goodies Ive used for these pages:

And that is all from me today. 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


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