Wednesday, 9 May 2018

BeeCrafty - Large Flowers - Hochanda Samples..

Hey bloggers..
Wednesday again and im back with another bit of inspiration for
BeeCrafty..
 This time sharing the samples I made for the last show the Bee's had on Hochanda.

 For this show we used the beautiful large flowers.
Find the full selection in the STORE..


The rose, the script stamp and oxide inks. The flower is coloured with watercolours.

















 This one was made with the sunflower stem. Sadly my sunflower stamp had a wee flaw in it so I couldent use the flower head, hence why I decided just to use the stem. I then added the tulip in with it. Ive stamped with oxide inks.


 Craft card and gold embossing powder.

For this one I only used the head of the rose. I coloured with watercolour pencils and finished with Nuvo drops.
 
 Brusho tag, stamping and then removing some of the colour with water and a paper towel.



This one is alcohol inks on photo paper and stamping with archival inks.

 For this one I made a mask for my flower. I stamped the flower, masked it and then stamped all my greetings. I coloured my flower with watercolour pencils and finished with a glitter pen over it.


 Another water colour.. This time a water colour background. Stamped and finished with black splashes.


 Ehhh I dont remember this one lol.. I think it was water colour cardstock.. I THINK it was distress ink but it might have been watercolour... I do remember I coloured the rose ink with a wink of stella shimmer brush though!!! Sorry


This one is a distress ink mop up background I made for my last demo in Belfast.. It made on crumbled watercolour cardstock, mopped up and then ironed to straiten out. I then stamped my flower and sentiment and finished with the crackle stamp.


 
 Once again the beautiful sunflower, with no flower lol.. Again I just used the stem, stamped with oxide ink, same with the sentiment and finished with clear nuvo drops..

Now, that is it.. A bunch of samples this time.. Sorry for the text being all over the place, my pc wont play nice today but hope you can make it all out ok.
  Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting



Wednesday, 2 May 2018

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Banksy

Hello dear bloggers..

Today's post is once again for BeeCrafty.
I have 2 cards to share today. They were made for the last Banksy Inspired show the Bee's had on Hochanda. Sadly, as I live in Ireland, sometimes the turnover time is just too short and our posties just cant run fast enough, resulting in my samples not making it to the Bee's in time. That was the case with these samples. I showed them on my Facebook at the time of the show, but I never blogged them. So today, while waiting for the Bee's to be back on the tellybox tomorrow, I thought would be a good time to share these..

 This one is made on water colour cardstock. I added distress ink direct to my acrylic block and gently misted with water. I then took my card and lay over the block. Left the card for a sec or two before peeling back off again. Once my card was dry I stamped my Banksy girl and my sentiment. I finished with a black pen to draw the outline border and a pink mat. 

Find all the goodies I've used for both cards HERE in the Beecrafty store..

This card is top of my list of favorites I've ever spat out.. I know, self praise is no praise and that is ok but I love how this came together..

Its a card thats come together from several times of playing. The background paper itself is made with the shaving foam tecnique. Once the paper was dry and aired I cut it into strips, Mixed up the strips and added them to another pice of paper and cut to size. By mixing the strips up I broke up the design but as the colours was so gentle it didnt matter.

I then took the sun dinkable and made my sun and then did all my stamping. I used black archival ink and I tend to use my misty stamping tool just to get a more crisp image, but an acrylic block will do the job just as well.
I finised with a black mat and that was it.

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



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