Saturday, 8 December 2018

Snowflake ATC's for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty Blog  I am sharing some wintry ATC's...

I started by coating both of the pieces with white gesso then sprinkled on some brusho powders (turquoise and ultramarine), activating them with water...

Next I stamped snowflakes using archival inkpads in coordinating colours...

Finally I used the snowflake d'inkable with some clear texture paste which I then sprinkles with iridescent glitter.  Once this had dried I stamped the sentiments from the Everyday Christmas 1 onto white card and mounted them on the ATC's with foam pads.
Here are the products that I used:
Thank you for looking and happy crafting!
Jane xx

Friday, 7 December 2018

Creative Artiste: Snowflake Girl Tag

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge...
If you go over to the challenge you can find out who our winners were for last month and also about this months sponsor - Paperbabe Stamps...
As it is now December I decided to make a tag with an icy feel...

The background of the tag was created with texture paste through a snowflake stencil and then white crackle paint.  This was coloured using washes of acrylic paint...

The main snow girl was created using stamps from Bee Crafty which were cut out and coloured before adding liquid pearls and glitter pen...

For some extra dimension at the bottom I coloured some chip board and MDF snowflakes before adding gems to the centres.  The final touch was a sentiment from Tim Holtz's stickers...

Please do pop over to the challenge blog where there is also information about a design team call!
It would be great to see your entries this month, happy crafting!
Jane xx

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Cogs and Feathers MDF Tag for Bee Crafty


After sharing quite a clean and simple card last week on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog, I decided to go all out texture and layers this week!
To do this I have decorated one of the MDF tags using lots of mixed media products...

To start I wanted to create some texture on the base so used the Perspective Circles Inkable with a light texture paste, then I added touches of sand paste onto the corners and edges for extra grunge!  Whilst this dried I chose 3 of the MDF cogs that I thought would fit nicely.  I had positioned different versions onto the tag earlier to help me choose which combination I liked best.  These were each coated with white gesso and some more of the sand texture paste added...

Once the pastes were thoroughly dry I painted the tag with white gesso then added white crackle paint to both the tag and the cogs.  These were then stuck into place on the tag using a strong white glue...

Next I wanted to add some colour.  I chose two acrylic paints, but to create more of a wash effect I put some of the paint on my mat and added water.  I also added water to the paint as I dripped it down the tag when I wanted it to be more translucent...

To add a metallic contrast I used silver gilding wax across the textured areas and then added silver micro beads with a heavy gel...

To complete the tag I stamped some small cogs and a selection of small feathers onto old book paper using archival grey ink.  The final touches were to then add a sentiment and some ribbon plus a few extra beads...

To make this tag I used the following products...

* MDF Tag (medium)
* MDF Cogs
* Art Stamps - Cogs Set
* Art Stamps - Assorted Small Feathers
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 1
* Inkables - Perspective Circles

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Altered Eclectics - Wolf Art Journal Spread


The first of December means a new challenge over on the Altered Eclectics Challenge Blog. 
This is the last challenge for 2018 and then there will be a break until February.  If you would like to read more about the challenge then click HERE to go on over where you can read the rules and find links to all the design team projects.  The main rule is that the project theme is anything goes, just no cards or ATC's please!

For this month as we are heading towards that wintry time of year I decided to go for a winter themed art journal spread...

The background was created using watercolour ink and some distress crayons. 
I then used Bee Crafty snowflake stamps with Archival Ink and added sparkle paste through the Bee Crafty snowflake d'inkable for extra dimension and texture.
To create the focal image I used the scenic wolf stamp also from Bee Crafty which I stamped onto acetate then added some white gesso to the back to help the image stand out.  This was adhered to the page along with a few die cut snowflakes. 
Next I added my sentiment and to finish the spread used some silver liquid pearl drops in areas around the pages.
It would be great to see some of your projects over at the challenge this month so do please go and check it out.
Thank you for looking and happy crafting!
Jane xx

Thursday, 29 November 2018

'Throw Glitter' for Butterfly Squad Creative Team


Today I am giving you a sneaky peek of my latest project for the France Papillon Butterfly Squad creative team.

If you click the link to go over to the blog you will find a step by step tutorial of how it was created

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Patterned Paper Plaque for Tando Creative


This week on the Tando Creative blog the theme is to use patterned papers.

I decided to use paper to cover my Tando Creative plaque before I decorated it...

I chose two coordinating pieces of patterned paper to use on my MDF and greyboard pieces.  Using decoupage glue I stuck my pieces to the papers then once the glue had dried cut the shapes out roughly then used a sanding block to create a nice edge around each piece.

At this stage I added some holes with a crop a dile for my wire and some distress ink around each of the pieces using a duster brush.

To create the focal point I stamped and die cut some flowers and leaves which I then coloured with distress inks that matched the paper colours.  Next I added some faux gems for the centres and also some flat backed pearls...

To finish I stamped a sentiment onto kraft card using versamark and white embossing powder then layered it up onto the same floral patterned paper and purple card...

If you don't want to use paint and mediums then paper is another great way to cover your Tando plaques, tags and media boards.  There will be more ideas from other members of the team through the week.

Here are the links to some of the products used:

* Substrates Mega Pack
* Americana Decoupage Matt
* Versamark Ink Pad

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Let it Snow! for Bee Crafty


This week on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty Blog I am sharing a card that was inspired by this week's weather!  As it was so cold and I know that some places had a flurry of the white stuff, I decided to get out my snowflake stamps to create a much more clean and simple card than I would normally make...

I started by cutting a piece of white stamping card to the size I wanted then tore it across on a diagonal to create a ragged edge. 
Using the larger of the spikey snowflake stamps I stamped using versamark ink then heat embossed with white powder.
To create a frosty colour tone I used broken china and faded jeans distress inks, then made sure I wiped the ink from the snowflakes...

Next I took the smaller spikey snowflake and stamped using the broken china distress ink.  This piece was then layered up using foam tape onto another piece of card. 
Taking a sentiment from the everyday Christmas 1 set I stamped onto the lower piece using a dark blue archival ink, then added a small snowflake using the distress ink.

Finally I layered it up onto a card blank.

To create this card I used:

* Yuletide - Spikey Snowflakes
* Yuletide - Everyday Christmas 1
* Distress Inkpads

I hope you have been keeping warm in this colder weather and thank you for looking.

Happy crafting,

Jane xx