Saturday, 18 January 2020

Black and White Doodle Art for Bee Crafty


This week on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing some cards that I made to use up the doodle art images that I stamped and cut out for last weeks project...

I started by creating a background on a piece of A4 watercolour card using Brusho powders.  I wanted it to be quite blended so added lots of water and tipped the colours around to run them together...

Next I used the Fernando large inkable stencil with distress inks in similar colours to the background.  After stenciling through I also spritzed the stencil and printed off the excess onto the card...

To add some lighter elements I used white gesso through the Metal Alpha d'inkable.  The white gesso also took on some of the colour below which I wanted rather than a bright white...

After the stencils I needed some stamping to complete the texture.  I started by using the Texture Circles with the same distress inks already used, then to add contrast I used one of the Texture Borders with black archival ink...

To create my cards I cut the sheet into pieces each measuring 4" square and matted them onto black card...

I then selected the pieces stamped out from last week and decided to leave them in black and white as this made them stand out against the background.  I chose some general sentiments from the Everyday Sentiment sets so that I can add these cards to my emergency card collection and heat embossed them in white powder onto black...

Here are the products I used:

* Inkables Big Ones - Fernando
D'inkables - Metal Alpha
Background, Textures and Borders - Texture Circles
Background, Textures and Borders - Texture Borders
Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 1
Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 2
Doodle Art Stamps - Various
Distress Ink Pads

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Crackle Woodland Plaque for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I decided to combine different stamps from a selection of Doodle Art sets to use on a paper mache plaque that I found in my crafty stash.  It was one that I had already added crackle mediums to so I went for a woodland type of theme...

This is how my plaque looked when I rediscovered it with the crackle...

As the crackle seemed to me to have a bit of a wood look about it I sprayed it with a range of brown inks...

Once I was at this stage I considered whether to add any background stamping or stenciling, but I decided that I wanted the stamps to be the main focus so got out my Doodle Art sets and stamped a variety of images using memento black ink, which I then cut out...

I then chose which of these I wanted on the plaque before colouring them with alcohol markers and adhering them using glue gel for a bit of extra dimension...

Here are the stamp sets I used:

Doodle Art - Sunflower (XL)
Doodle Art - Bird #1 (regular)
* Doodle Art - Butterfly #1 (reguar)
Doodle Art - Mushrooms (regular)
Doodle Art - Mushrooms (XL)
Doodle Art - Dragonfly #1 (regular)
Wordage - Small Words

I still have quite a few images left over to use on other projects which I may do for next week.

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 4 January 2020

'Winter Blues Journal Page' for Bee Crafty

Hello and Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a Christmas and new year that was good to you and are all prepared for 2020.

To start the new year, over on the Bee Crafty Facebook group a new monthly challenge has started and for this first month I have created a mood board to hopefully inspire you to use some of your Bee Crafty products and enter some of your creations.  To find out more you can visit the group here...

Here is the project I made using inspiration from the mood board...

I have made a video showing how I created my page which you can watch here...

I wanted to incorporate all the different elements into my page but as I love snowflakes this was to be my main feature.
First to create my icy crackle I used crackle paint, paste and also a stamp...

The blues were applied using a variety of different mediums: chalk paint; pigment sticks; acrylic ink.

For background interest I used a snowflake inkable as well as the d'inkable with paint before adding extra elements with the doodle art snowflake set...

Next I used the 4" circle easy frame to add shapes using an inktense pencil then used the branch stamp with archival ink.

After applying some more acrylic ink the focal point was created using the main stamp from the snowflake set again along with a word stamp...

Here are the products that I used:

* Backdrop, textures and borders - Crackle Paint
Yuletide - Doodle Art Snowflake Set 
Wordage - Imagine
Beautanicals - Large Branch and Tree set
Inkable - Snowflake 2
D'inkable - Snowflakes
Easy Frames - 4" Circle
Archival Distress Inkpads

Thank you for looking and I look forward to seeing some of your creations over in the group.

Happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 28 December 2019

'Grungy Butterflies Card' for Bee Crafty


As we head towards the new year I thought that I would take the opportunity to start creating a collection of cards for different occasions that would then be ready for when they are needed.  As birthdays seem to be the main kind of card required I decided to start there...

* First I chose a selection of different butterfly stamps (all of which are linked below) and stamped them onto a piece of watercolour card using versamark ink.  Then I heat embossed them using white powder. 

* Next I used some watercolour paints to colour the card, adding extra colour inside the butterflies.

* To create extra interest in the background I used the Script, Texture Borders and Texture Circles stamp sets with distress inks (Picked Raspberry & Wild Honey) and then used Archival Watering Can for extra depth.  I also used the grey around the edges to frame the card...

* After that I stamped the Large Butterfly onto white vellum and embossed with white powder.  These were then cut out and layered up.  They now looked a bit too white against the grungier background so I added a touch of the grey archival to blend them more.

* Finally I added a sentiment and matted and layered the card up.

Here are the products I used:

Art Stamps - Large Butterfly
Art Stamps - Dragonfly and Butterfly Set
Art Stamps - Birds and Butterflies Set 1
Background, Textures & Borders - Script 
Background, Textures & Borders - Texture Borders
Background, Textures & Borders - Texture Circles
Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 2 (regular)
Distress Ink Pads
White Embossing Powder

Hopefully this is the start of more cards for my collection!

Thank you for looking and happy crafting.

Jane xx

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Happy Christmas with Bee Crafty


I hope you have all been enjoying the 20 days of Christmas projects that Bee Crafty have been sharing over on the Facebook group, if you are not a member do please have a look on Facebook, search for Bee Crafty and the page and group should come up.

As this is my final blog post before Christmas I thought I would share a Christmas card to wish you all the best for the season...

The background was created using distress inks in Festive Berries and Crushed Olive.   I used a blending tool to add the colour straight onto the card then through the distressed harlequin d'inkable.

To create some text for the background I collected the words and sentiments from a variety of the Yuletide Doodle stamps and arranged them onto an acrylic block.  These were then stamped together onto the card with Versamark ink and heat embossed in gold...

Using both the regular and XL Doodle Poinsettia stamps I inked them with black versafine then embossed with clear powder, this was repeated twice for each flower I wanted.  These were then cut out so they could be layered up and coloured using Faber-Castell Pitt pens...

Finally I stamped one of the sentiments onto black card and embossed with gold powder before cutting out with a banner die.

Here are the products I used:

Doodle Poinsettia Stamps - Regular and XL
Yuletide Doodle Stamps
* Distressed Harlequin D'inkable
Distress Ink Pads

The Yuletide Doodle stamps are currently on sale so a great time to get hold of them!!

I wish everyone the best Christmas you can hope for and see you on the other side!

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Monday, 16 December 2019

'Winter Flowers Card' For Tando Creative


Today on the Tando Creative blog I am sharing a card I have made with a wintery feel...

I started with an alcohol ink background that I had already created with some bits of silver foiling added on top.  Then I used the Tando 4" snowflakes stencil with silver texture paste...

I picked a couple of leaves from the Tando Minis and a flower from the Tando grab bag and coloured them with a silver paint pen before adding some sparkly glitter glue to the elements.  The flower was then finished off using a sparkler from my stash...

To add even more winter to the background I splashed on some watered down white gesso before sticking on my greyboard pieces.  Then I found some text from the Tim Holtz small talk stickers which I matted onto silver glitter card...

Here are the products I used:

Tando Creative 4" stencil - Snowflakes
Tando Creative Minis Leaves 1 and 2
Tando Creative Flowers with Stems Grab Bag

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 30 November 2019

'Winter Flowers Journal Page' For Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing how I developed the layers of an art journal page...

I wanted to create a really layered page but without any extra dimension to make my journal too bulky.  I started by creating the colour using distress oxide ink pads (Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers).  For part of this I smooshed the ink directly onto the page and then spritzed with water, to also add a more speckled and splattered effect I put some ink onto acetate, added water and then pressed this more accurately to the page...

Where the colours mixed it also created a lovely purple tone, so pink, blue and purple became the theme of the page. However I was also finding this a bit too bright so used my brayer with white gesso to lighten the page...

At this point I decided that these colours would make a good winter background so decided to go along with the idea.  My next layer was to use some stencils with the same distress oxides - Snowflake 1 Inkable and the Snowflakes D'inkable...

Next I wanted to use some stamps and chose the Yuletide Doodle Art Snowflake set.  To create a crisper image I used archival ink pads that matched the colour scheme.  Once I had stamped I coloured the larger stamps using Pitt Pens...

Again I felt that the page was getting a bit too bright so I used white gesso once more but this time through the Circles D'inkable...

I still hadn't decided what my focal images were going to be, but when I looked at how busy the background had become I felt that silhouette stamps would be good to act as a contrast and stand out well against it.  I used some of the Beautanicals sets with black archival ink then added some glitter glue as frost on the flowers...

Finally I chose a sentiment that I stamped directly onto the page...

Here are the products that I used:

Beautanicals - Wildflower 2
* Beautanicals - Teasels
Yuletide Doodle Art - Snowflake
Wordage - Unloved Flower
Inkable - Snowflake 1
D'Inkables - Snowflakes
D'inkables - Circles
Distress Oxide Ink Pads

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx