Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Charlee DT - Stamping with water

Morning everyone. Hope you've all had a good week. This weeks blog I've done a few variations of this card and I just love the effect of the moon which is just stamped with water. Hope you enjoy and as ever please feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to answer.

What you'll need:

Step 1:

Cut a strip of white card and blend the top half in peacock feathers and the bottom half in salty ocean. Place your moon stamp on an acrylic block and spritz with water. ( you want to spritz enough water so it covers the whole stamp but not so much that the stamp is dripping with water) Then place the stamp in the corner of the card and press down for about a minute so the oxides get more chance to react with the water, gently lift the stamp off and blot with a paper towel.

Step 2:

Ink up the Lily stamp in the onyx black and stamp the Lily where you want it on the card. Then ink up the wildflower 3 stamp in the smokey gray and stamp randomly around the Lily doing 2nd and 3rd generation stamping to get more of an effect of them being in the background. Once your happy go over the lily with a clear sparkle pen.

Step 3:

Take your card blank ( mine is simply just an A4 card folded in half ), ink up the splatter boarder in peacock feathers and stamp all round the edge of the card. Then stamp the being happy sentiment towards the bottom of the card leaving enough room for the strip of card you just did.

Step 4:

Matt your strip of card with some black card ( I went round the edges of the black card with the clear sparkle pen ). Add some foam tape to the back and adhere to your card.

And that's pretty much it. The ones I did below instead of cutting a strip of card I just masked of half the card and stamped directly onto that. Just make sure you use low tack tape and remove it very gently otherwise you may risk pulling some of the card off ( which happened to me )

That's all from me for this week. Hope you enjoyed this blog. If you have a go at this please put up pictures in the group on facebook as I'd love to see. Be sure to tune in on Hochanda this Thursday 27th at 11am and 4pm to watch Sam bring some amazing stamps and to see mine and the other new DT's first lot of samples. Hope you all have a good week.

Until next week
Crafty Hugs

Monday, July 24, 2017

Lorre-Anne DT - Believe

Hi everyone, it's time for me to share this weeks Bee Crafty DT project for my blog post for Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty.  I decided to get my Brushos out for this weeks card as I haven't played with them for a couple of weeks.

Materials needed - 
What to do -
  • Cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white slightly smaller again.  
  • Take the white card and place the heart template over it, sprinkle on some Brushos and spritz with water - carefully remove the template and allow card to dry.  
  • Use Versafine ink to stamp the dandelion in the centre of the heart.  
  • Take the Live Laugh Dream stamp and only ink up the word Believe using Versafine and stamp in the bottom right corner.  
  • Mat this on to the black card, and glue to the card blank.  Finish off by adding some Stickles to the dandelion.

Just to show the sparkle given by adding some Stickles.

That's another project finished, I hope you liked it, and as always if you do have any questions or comments then please do get in touch.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Paula DT - Greatness Girl

Shopping List

Inspired by Banksy ~ Greatness Girl
Bee Crafty Art Stamps ~ Steampunk Stories: Cogs Set
Inkables Template ~ Metal Work Alpha
Inkables Template ~ Offset Dots
Distress Ink Pads : Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Festive Berries
Versafine Onyx Black
Dylusions Spray Ink by Dyan Reaveley ~ Black Marble

1.First of all, mask off a border along the left hand side, the top and the bottom of the card. Stamp the Greatness Girl in black ink straight on to the front of the card blank. Stamp the girl again but this time on to a piece of copier paper. Trim her out and use this as a mask.
2.Pick up some Mustard Seed Distress Ink and wipe over the card starting from the left and then fading out as you come across the card front.
3.Place the Metal Work Alpha template over the card front and ink through using a mix of the Carved Pumpkin and Festive Berries Distress Ink. Take the Offset Dots and randomly ink through with black ink.
4.Stamp the cogs and spring.
5.Take a credit card or something similar and drag one of the long edges directly across the black ink pad then stamp and/or drag it across the card randomly.
6.Take the lid from the Dylusions Spray Ink and ink the rim up and stamp on to the card, as shown.
7.The quote that comes with the girl has drips coming down from it, ink this part of the stamp and then randomly stamp from the bottom of her shoes or the cogs etc.
8.Pick up some Dylusions Black Marble spay ink up with a paint brush then tap and flick it over the card.
9.Stamp the quote on to a piece of card. Cut each line out and stick on to the front of card, as seen.
10.Finally, remove all the masks.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jane DT - Gelli Plate Joy


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

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


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

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