Wednesday, 25 April 2018

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Hexagon

Hey again bloggers..

Wednesday again and im back with another bit of inspiration for
BeeCrafty..

Todays card was made for the last BeeCrafty show on Hochanda. Bev had the safari animals on, but on the list provided (to the DT) of goodies we could use was the Easy Frames. I love those stencils.. Find the full selection in the STORE..

So for this card I used the Hexagon, outie.. I simply lay down the stencil and used distress ink through.I remeoved the stencil and then took a selection of the Dinkables, layed them over the ink and strayed with water.I mopped some of the water up with a paper towel, removed the Dinkables and sprayed a bit more water.. just to make sure the colours really smudged. Once my background was dry again, I went back in with the Dinkables, but this time used a white gel pen and drew some of the pattern through. I then took a black gel pen and hand drew around the Hexagons. I finished with my greeting, heat embossed with white embossing powder on to black card and a black mat.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

BeeCrafty - Scenery Animals - Hochanda Samples

Hello fellow bloggers..

Did you catch Bev on the tellybox this monday?? She brought some brand new stamps to Hochanda.. And they are AMAZING.. Another series to my favorite list lol.. Anyway.. they are called scenery animals and you can find them HERE in the STORE with all the other amazing goodies..

Here are the samples I made for the show:

This one is made with distress oxide ink and just plain black stamping. I used the sun dinkable to add a bit of debth up in the corner.




 This one is muddled distress ink, stamping woth distress ink and gold embossing powder..


 I love using smaller stamps to make backgrounds and thats how I made this background. My Zebra is stamped on top of a watercolour background.


 For this one I cut a circle shaped card and stamped the world map with greens and brown distress ink. I then just stamped my animals over. I used a dinkable to add a bit if dimention.


 This one was me just having a play and liking the outcome.. The background has been made using some old spray inks, then using the inny of the circle easy frame I swiped my versamark pad around it and added gold embossing powder. Using the outie easyframe I then finished by stamping my animals.

Last but no means least, an MDF tag smothered with Lustre Luxe and stamped with gold embossing powder..
And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

BeeCrafty Inspiration. - Together we so rock.. 2 tone tecnique with embossing powder..

Hello Bloggers..

A quick card for today.. A friend of mine asked me just the other night if I by any chance could whip her up a quick card she could give to  her husband. She had a surprise for him and wanted a card to go with it. All she asked was that it was music themed..  
I knew strait away which stamps to use.. The music ones from BeeCrafty of course..
The Bee's has a fantastic range of music themes stamps. check them out HERE.





Right, forgive the bit weird selection of pics lol.. I did my best to try and capture the magic of this card.. 

First thing first.. the background.. its a play with distress ink in a couple of the red colours and water.. 

I then did all my stamping with black versa fine.. Versafine, I personally find is best of this tecnique due to its speed of drying and its crisp black colour. 

I didnt rush to add the silver embossing powder, I wanted to make sure some of the ink had started to dry already.. Where the powder came on solid, I rubbed a bit of it off just with a finger. (The finger is the best tool for this job as you dont want to brush of the full coat of powder, just a bit of it)
The key (and the tricky part) is to add only enough powder to "outline/enhance" the image. You dont want a solid embossed image.

The magic of this tecnique is that depending on how the light falls on the card, you either have a silver image or a black image.

Once I heat set the powder I matted and layered my card with black card, just to really make it all pop.

Right thats it really.. I love revisiting older stamps I have in my stash and trying out new tecniques and this one came in handy when a friend needed a wee favour.
That is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting





Wednesday, 4 April 2018

BeeCrafty Inspiration - MDF Tag

Hey Bloggers..

Just a quick post with a bit of inspiration for BeeCrafty..

For this weeks post I've made an MDF Tag.
I've also used a selection of stamps from the BeeCrafty STORE:
I started by adding the Lavender Quarts Lustre Luxe to my tag. I then added Purple Pearl Lustre Luxe through the Dinkable. I used archival ink to do all my stamping apart from my script stamp (which I just realised is very hard to see on the pic) with which I used Distress Oxide in Shaded Lilac.

And thats it really. It looks class but was really easy to make.
And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

BeeCrafty, Wild Flower Hochanda Samples

Hey Bloggers..

Our Sam was on Hochanda yesterday with the Wild Flower stamp collection. The Bee's have added a few more stamps to this collection and its now only even better.

You can find them and all the other goodies in the BeeCrafty STORE.

Here are the samples I made for this show:
 This one is distress ink blended in a rainbow effect and then just plain stamping on top. I have cut up some of my greetings to I can use the words seperate from each other. If you dont want to cut up your stamps, just mask over the parts you dont want to ink, remove the mask and stamp :-)

 This art board, I cant take all the credit. It was inspired my my teamie Charlee. When these brick art boards landed Charlee was the first to add texture to hers. I absolutely loved her idea and admit I totally stole it.. I'll link to hers HERE so you can see the original idea.

Anyway.. I used a grit texture paste to create the texture, I just added a wee bit of paste to the bricks and once dry I used a mixture of Distress sprays and Lustre Luxe to get the background colours.

I stamped my WildFlower and heat set with black embossing powder and finished with a wee sentiment from the friendship collection.

 This one was really fun to make.. I started by stamping my moon and the flowers in Archival Ink. Just to make sure the stamping would stay put and not smudge when I added colour.

All my colours was added as sprays. I have several kinds of sprays from several companies, but my favorites are my Distress ones. I finised with a home made Lustre Luxe spray to add the top coat of shimmer..

 
 This one is Oxide inks. The yellows are added with the blending tool and I also used oxides to stamp the moon and flower. I finished by stamping my greeting wiht versafine black ink.

 An MDF tag. Went strait on with Oxide and once fully dry I stamped and heat set with black embossing powder. I added a few bats using the wee Dinkable and a black pen.

And last but not least.. Once again Oxide added with the blending tool in a faded effect. I stamped the moon in the same colour and  used the star Dinkable with a white gel pen. I also drew around the moon to male sure it realy stood out.. I finished by stamping a selection of the wild flowers.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Journal page with New ART STAMPS.

Hey Bloggers and Welcome..

Once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for  BeeCrafty..
For today I've made a journal page with one of the new Art Stamps. You can find them all in the STORE
 



 I started by stamping my art stamp right in the centre of the page and heat set it with white embossing powder. The stamp I used is called "Circle of life". I love this stamp. Its so unusual, but it was also the inspiration for this page. I used a few more stamps to finish the page. I used the "Texture Circles" and I used the bottom of the "Fly Away" stamp. I stamped using the "Picket Fence" Distress ink hence the smokey colour of the stamping. I finished the page using the "Circles" Dinkable with a white gel pen.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Brand New Art Stamps from BeeCrafty..

Hello dear Blogger Friends..

Im late today with my post.. It dawned on me at 3.30pm today that it was wednesday and my turn to share for BeeCrafty.. And by then it was mummy duty.. Sooooo better late then never I suppose but I dont like messing things up..

Anyway.. Did you see Bev on Hochanda yesterday?? She had some brand new art stamps to show.. They are really amazing.. Very different, nothing like I've seen before..
They are really class so DO pop over in the STORE to have a nosy at them..

Sadly due to the snow and dear storm Emma, my stamps only landed the day before the show. Im used to having to work fast as I live in Ireland, (the rest of the team and the Bee's are in the UK), so delivery time and return time is longer for me, but this time not even my super speediest speed was gonna make it lol..
But I was still gonna have a play and I have made a couple of projects I want to share..

 This one is distress ink, more distress ink through a Dinkable and then just stamped the Art stamp and greeting strait on. Matted and layered and voila..
 This one is Lustre Luxe on a MDF tag. the more I play with these Lustre Luxe the better Im getting at blending them. They arent meant for blending as such so must admit Im loving the results im getting. Anyway, more Lustre through another Dinkable and then just stamping and black embossing powder..
 A very simple one this one is.. Just a fade of distress ink, distress ink through Dinkables and stamping..


This one is my favorite of the samples I made. I made a circle card and used distress ink to create the "sun" look. I think it looks a bit like a night sky. I was inspired by the stamp for this one. The fact that the stamp can be turned any direction you'd like, the circle card can also be turned as you wish..
I used Lustre Luxe through the Dinkables to get a bit of shimmer and shine..

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

BeeCrafty.. Ghetto Rat XL..

Hello Blogger Friends..

Time for me to share a bit of inspiration for
BeeCrafty..

For today I have 2 projects made with using the Ghetto Rat XL.
You can find him and all the other goodies in the BeeCrafty Online Store.

This one is an MDF tag with lots and lots of yummy Lustre Luxe. If you have visited my blog before you will know that I simply adore Lustre Luxe. I just love how smooth it comes on to just about any surface, the shimmer and not to mention the cover..
For this project I used 3 colours. Sea Green, Lavender Quartz and Moonstone. I added the green and purple strait onto the tag, no priming. I then stamped Mr Rat and heat set him with black embossing powder. Once cooled I used the "Chainlink" Dinkable and used the moonstone through it. I also used the "Star" Dinkable with some clear embossing past to add a bit more dimention.
I finished with the "Being Happy" Sentiment stamp, which I stamped and cut in half.

 
This one is an A5 water colour background. I stamped Mr Ghetto Rat  and heat set him with black embossing powder. I used a sparkle paste through the "Cracked glass" Dinkable and finished with the "Dreams come true" sentiment stamp , well a piece of it anyway lol.. 

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting






Wednesday, 28 February 2018

BeeCrafty on Hochanda.. Banksy..

Hey Bloggers..

Sam from BeeCrafty was on Hochanda yesterday (Tuesday 27/02-2018) with some amazing goodies..
A huge selection of Banksy stamps, Background stamps, the Dinkables and some brand new MDF.

Sadly due to illness I had to sit this one out but as soon as I could drag myself out of bed I managed to get a few cards made and I thought I'd share some of them today.

 This one is made with a watercolour background, sparkle paste through the star Dinkable and using both sizes of the "Decision to try" stamp.

 This background is made with acrylic paint sprays, Sparkle paste, Lustre Luxe and the drop Dinkable. Sentiment "Dreams come true" is made the same way.

 
 This one is a Gelli plate background and then stamping with the Brick background stamp.
I used the "Girl watering Aerial" banksy stamp. The stamp was'nt wide enough to cover the bottom of my card so I inked up a bit of the base of the stamp and extended the "greenery". I finished again with the "Dreams come true" stamp.

 
Right last one for today.. This one is an A5 and the background is a "mop up" of Distress ink.
I used the Circle Inkable as well as the Heart Dinkable to create a bit of debth on my card. I once again used the "Dreams come true"sentiment and used the Banksy "Caught in the rain" stamp.
I extended some of the rain lines with a black pen as I wanted the girl and the sentiment to kind a flow together.
 
And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting
 








Wednesday, 21 February 2018

BeeCrafty.. More Egyptian..

Hello again Bloggers..

For todays post for BeeCrafty, I want to share a few more cards Ive made using the amazing Egyptian stamps. I just love love love this series of stamps.


This one.. well I cant take all the credit for it.. This card is made using ideas form 2 of my teamies samples.. Lorre-Ann made a card with the background, only hers was black on white, but I loved it so I decided to try it out.. Paula however, made a card with gold embossing on black card stock and I loved that too. So I combined their ideas and came up with this. Do pop over on the DT blog to see all the girls amazing samples.

Anyway, this one is made with lots of stamping with versa mark and heat setting it with gold embossing powder. I did the same with the sentiment. The Life symbol I stamped in versamark, heatset also with gold and then fuzzy cut. Once cut I added another 2 layers of embossing powder to give it real dimention.
This one isnt much different really. Just stamping with versamark, heat setting with gold embossing powder and then smothering the whole thing with distress ink.
And once again the same.. More embossing powder and distress ink..
I made my mats the same way too. Just cut the mat to the right size and then added gold embossing powder around the egdes..

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting