Saturday, October 21, 2017

Jane DT - Butterfly Thank You


I am back this week with some mini art boards.  Sometimes I have wanted to say thank you to someone but a card has not seemed enough so this week I decided to use some mini art boards instead of a card to make a more permanent thank you gift...


I needed to make 2 and wanted them to be the same but different so decided to go for a warm toned and a cool toned option.

To make these boards I used...

* Art Boards
* Large Butterfly - Art Stamps
* XL Script - Backdrops Stamps
* Everyday Sentiments - Wordage Stamps
* Circles - D-Inkables

1) I started by coating the assembled boards with white gesso and then used structure paste through the circle stencil.
2) Once dry I used a selection of acrylic paints to colour the boards then added gilding wax to bring out the texture of the stencilling.
3) The script stamp was applied to add a bit of extra interest in the background.

4) The butterfly was stamped and then clear embossed before being cut out.
5) Using alcohol markers the butterflies were coloured in then a clear sparkle pen put over the top for a bit of bling.
6) Finally the sentiment was stamped and cut out then a little bit of distress ink brushed over to tie in the colours.

Thank you for taking the time to have a look.  Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Friday, October 20, 2017

Emily DT - Create Art Tag

Hi everyone,

I have made something a bit different this week and used an MDF tag for my blog project.

Here is what I have made...

I started by painting my MDF tag with two colours of Dylusions paint. I blended them together until I was happy with the result. 

Once it was dry I created a background by blending through the Metal Work Alpha Inkable, firstly in Dusty Concorde distress ink, and then in white ink. 

I also stamped the set of two stars in white ink.

Once I was happy with the background I stamped my sentiment onto black card. I cut it out and stuck it onto the tag.

I love the combination of colours and the white ink, which I don't often use.

I hope you like it too!

Emily x

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Karen DT- Life

Good morning crafters 😊

What are we all up to? Any crafting on the agenda?

I'm back with my weekly Bee Crafty DT blog over on Buzzy Goings On At Bee Crafty Blog 

I've been combining all my favourite stamps again, with my favourite ever colour,  Cracked Pistachio. I just LOVE this shade of green and today it's combined with blues

For this sample I've used:
Splatter Swirl Upright Rectangle Frame
Ladies Profile 
BEAUtanicals Wildflower 2
Life &Rain

Also used:
Distress Oxides : Cracked Pistachio
Distress Inks : Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass
Smokey Grey versafine ink
Dinkables: Chain LinkHoneycomb

  • I inked up the Splatter Swirl frame in Cracked Pistachio DO and stamped it in the centre of my card blank 
  • Having masked the frame off, I stamped the Ladies Profile in Salty Ocean DI
  • On the opposite outside edge corners of the frame, I blended Tumbled Glass DI through the Honeycomb stencil and Cracked Pistachio DO through the Chain Link stencil 
  • The Wildflower was then stamped randomly in both the Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass DI'S 
  • To complete I stamped the sentiment in Smokey Grey versafine ink 
I hope you like both the combination of stamps, and colours, I've used as much as I do

Many thanks for popping by and I'll be back again next week with another Bee Crafty blog

Crafty hugs xx 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Marleen DT - Hochanda Samples 12th October

Hey Bloggers..

Once again my turn to share some inspiration for

Today I was to share my samples from last weeks show (the 12th Oct) on Hochanda.
I love this collection of stamps as I love making backgrounds and just finishing my cards with a greeting.. And this collection fits perfect for that.

Find all the stamps and many more goodies over in the online STORE.

This was the very first sample I made.. I LOVE the circle art boards BUT I still dont have much confidence when it comes to the MDF.. I dont know why as its really just like working on a piece of card.. But this is what I can up with and the result is growing on me lol..

Anyway, its Lustre Luxe and stamping on stop. Use a waterproof ink to stamp on top of Lustre Luxe. I finished with a bit of Lustre Luxe through one of the Dinkables..

A MDF tag.. and more Lustre Luxe. and more Lustre Luxe through a Dinkable..

And more of the same.. MDF tag, Lustre Luxe, Stamping and more Lustre Luxe through a Dinkable..

This one got to be my favorite of my samples.. But if you know my crafting, you'll know how much I love using rainbow colours.. I simply stamped with the smallest circle from the set randomly around my card and coloured in with distress ink. My greeting is stamped with waterproof ink onto vellum. Make sure you leave your vellum well to dry, It takes time, but its worth it..

Using a vellum overlay for your greeting, means you can still SEE the background behind, but your sentiment takes pride of place.

Made just like above only using the little square stamp and a different sentiment.

And another one, only using the little heart, a different greeting and alcohol markers to colour in. 
As I used a cardstock not designed for alcohol ink markers, the colouring turned out a bit streaky. I thought of changing it, but I actually really like the effect it gave so decided to leave it.

Well I carried on along the same lines with this one. Only my satmping was more deliberate this time. I also used the middle square and then the smaller square inside. And instead of a vellum overlay, I heat embossed my greeting on to black card stock.

And then I finally changed gear lol.. This background is one I have tried before and I still love the result.. I used the harlequin stamp and simply lined up my stamping. I then did the mop up tecnique with some purple distress ink. I diecut the heart out and stamped my greeting strait onto my card blank before adding my background.

And then it was time for oxides.. It just had to be done lol..
I used various coulours through various Dinkables.. I sprayed a bit of water over my inks and that gave this card this dusty look. My greeting is stamped on a white piece of card and just cut out before sticking to my card.

And then this one came alive.. It was simply just me cleaning my Dinkables from the above card.. I just sprayed a bit of water onto the stencils and preiing the card onto the stencil.. I did it to all the Dikables and this is the result.. I then stamped a few of the wire border stamps and my greeting and voila..

For this one I used paste through a Dinkable.. I love this wee stencil and I thought it really lended it self to paste as the lines are sooooo wee. (small)
Once my paste was dry I once again did rainbow colours, once again using oxides, and finished woth water spalshes.
And last but not least..
My very first play with the Skylines.. Ohh these was lying staring at me while I made all the other samples.. And I was nearly scared of playing with them... I have never done anything like this card before and its sooo out of my comfort zone.. BUT I love the result..
I used the bridge stencil and made the bridge... I then cut out the bridge.. I then made my "sunrise" and added my buildings in the back. I then finished by adding foam tape on the back of my bridge and adding it to my card..

I could have added a greeting in the sky but to be honest I really liked it as is..
And that is all from me today. I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration for what you can do with your stamps.

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, October 17, 2017

Charlee DT - Style Wire Samples

Afternoon crafters. Hope you all managed to tune in to Hochanda on Thursday to see Bev with these amazing style wire frames. Sharing my samples for the show you can find all the stamps and dinkables on the bee crafty website Untill next week crafty hugs Charlee

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lorre-Anne DT - Style Wire Hochanda samples

Hi everyone, I'm back up on the Bee Crafty blog today and I wanted to share with you the samples I made for Bev's Hochanda shows last week.  I absolutely love the Style Wire stamps, and these were some of the first stamps I bought from Bee Crafty and what got me hooked :-)  


Distress Oxides (Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers) 

Distress Oxides (Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade)

Distress Oxides (Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint)

Distress Oxides (Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio)

Distress Oxides (Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Broken China)

Kuretake Zig Clean Colour pens (No 024)

Candied Apple Distress Ink

Candied Apple Distress Ink, Glossy Accents on Love

Distress Oxides (Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo)

Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, Glossy Accents on diamonds

That's it for this week bloggers, I'll be back next week to share another project with you all, until then happy stamping!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Friday, October 13, 2017

Emily DT - Style Wire Samples

HI everyone, I hope you managed to watch Bev on Hochanda yesterday. The style wire stamps are truly fabulous and so versatile. I made loads of samples for the shows so I thought I would share them here today.

I hope you managed to get hold of the stamps and like all the wonderful samples by the Design Team.

See you next week!

Emily x
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