Saturday, 13 July 2019

Doodle Art Christmas for Bee Crafty


I am back on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog today to share with you the samples I made for the HOCHANDA shows last week using the Doodle Art Christmas stamps...

MDF Circular Art Board with XL and regular Poinsettia sets

Kraft card using regular Robin set

Dylusions tag using snowflakes d'inkable, snowflake 2 inkable and XL Poinsettia set

Square card using regular Robin set and holly from the Poinsettia sets

Aperture card using the XL Poinsettia set

Thank you for looking and you should still be able to watch replays of the shows over on the HOCHANDA website where Bev and Sam show some great demonstrations using the stamp sets.

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Layering Flourish Media Board for Tando Creative


Today on the Tando Creative blog I am sharing one of the large media boards that I have decorated using one of the new layering stencils in different ways...

I started by using the second layer of the stencil with texture paste onto the board, then coated it all with white gesso.  To add colour I used brusho powders.  To create a more vintage feel I sponged over some glue then put on gold foil...

For more background interest I used the third layer of the stencil with clear ink and gold embossing powder. 

To create a focal element I drew around the first layer of the stencil on metallic card then cut it out.  The second layer was added with black gesso then the third was clear texture paste sprinkled with black glitter...

On the background of the board I added some script stamping using black archival ink before painting some clay pieces that I had previously cast with black gesso then rubbing over gold gilding wax...

Once all the pieces were adhered I then added some sticker sentiments.

Here are the products I used:

* Large Media Board
* Flourish Layering Stencil
* Decoart Mediums
* Brusho Powders

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Sunday, 7 July 2019

'Dancing Dolphins' for Craftascope Monthly July Blog Hop - Sea & Beach


I am here today with my first participation in the Craftascope monthly blog hop!!  Nick has a fab group over on Facebook called 'Craftascope Makes' which you can find here...

There you will find a wonderful group of crafters that share all sorts of projects in many different mediums and from lots of various companies. 

Within that group the fabulous Jacqueline has started a monthly blog hop to help spread the craftiness and this month I am taking part.  If you have a blog and want to join in the fun just let her know.

This month the theme is 'Sea & Beach'.  This could be influenced by the colours or the images that this evokes, whatever the theme makes you think of.  The star of the project must be from Craftascope but other products and companies are allowed.

 I decided to do some art journaling in my 6" watercolour journal which I love, and the theme immediately made me think of blues and dolphins...

I started by collecting together all the distress oxide pads that I had in shades of blue.  The pads were squished onto an acrylic block then spritzed with water before placing on the spread, I did this a colour at a time, drying in between.  The colours I used were Broken China, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers...

Next I added some stamping using my favourite Craftascope stamp set 'Such A Card'.  I selected some of the stamps that made me think of swirls in the water and stamped them with the same distress oxide inks plus Faded Jeans.  I also added some of the text as I love the look on the page and used archival ink to create a stronger impression...

After the stamping I felt that some stencilling was needed.  So I used the 'Fancy Flourish' stencil with white gesso over the centre of the spread, his made me think of the waves crashing...

Finally I created my focal images.  I started by making a distress oxide background on watercolour card using the same colours, then stamped the dolphins and sentiment from the original stamp set that Nick brought to Craftascope onto the background using Cobalt Archival ink.  These were then all cut out and adhered to the page.  I added some white cambric under the sentiment for a little bit of extra texture then as a final splash (as it was a sea theme!) I added some blue acrylic paint splatters...

If you are interested in any of the products Nick brings you can visit his ETSY shop at:
Thank you for looking and to continue on the blog hop please click on the button below where you can visit the next blog...
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It would be lovely to see more people join in next month, so if you are interested please let Jacqueline know in the Craftascope group.
Happy crafting,
Jane xx

Saturday, 6 July 2019

'Expressive Circles' Art Journal Spread for Bee Crafty


This week on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing some art journaling with you...

This spread was one that I did with no expectations or idea of how it would develop when I first started.  I went with the flow and did what I felt as it emerged!
To begin I applied acrylic paint in circles starting from the centre and moving outwards, then I spread it with a brush and my fingers, adding extra colours as I wanted.
Once I was happy with the main base I used the alternate circles inkable with black gesso then once that was dry added doodling with my white posca pen...
Next I felt like adding stamping and decided to stick with the circle theme.  I used one of the style wire borders as fronds emerging from the centre then added parts of the circle border stamp.  To create a brighter look I used colourful paint pens and I thought this made the border stamping look like pieces of washi tape which I really liked...
Finally I needed to add some focal elements and as the background was so bright and abstract decided that the doodle butterfly would be ideal.  I stamped and cut them out and used the same paint pens to colour them.  I did not want an actual sentiment but as soon as I looked at the creative words stamp set, 'expression' seemed perfect as it reflected how I felt about the spread...
This was one of my favourite art journal spreads to create and if art journaling is something you feel you would like to try I would say just go for it, there are no rules and it is really freeing and enjoyable!
Here are the products I used:
Thank you for looking and happy crafting!
Jane xx

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Flower Girl Tag for Bee Crafty


This week on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing another tag where I used up some of the alcohol ink pieces that I used on my previous tag which you can read about here...

I had lots of small pieces of the background left so decided to use it for a collage to make the base on this journaling tag...

Once I had added all the small pieces to the background I stamped the large girl face onto acetate and coloured parts using paint pens before attaching to kraft card...

I also had some flowers already stamped and cut out from the other tag so coloured them with pens before adding glossy accents and some fine glitter.

There needed to be a bit of something else so I used crackle paste through the metal alpha d'inkable and once that had dried added the flowers and mounted the tag onto black card...

On this occasion I decided not to add a sentiment or phrase as I think this tag may become part of a larger project or be placed in an art journal spread.

Here are the products I used:

* Art Stamps - Doodle Art Girl XL
* Art Stamps - Doodle Sunflower Regular
* D'Inkables - Metal Alpha
* Dylusions Journaling Tag #10
* Alcohol Ink

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Wandering Heart Tag for Tando Creative


This week the theme on the Tando Creative blog is 'Anything Goes' so I couldn't resist decorating another of the tags for my technique binder, although I am using mine for journaling tags.  I also wanted to use some of the fabulous steampunk parts that Di recently brought to HOCHANDA and mixed it up with some other bits and bobs from my Tando crafty stash...

To start I got out lots of my greyboard pieces and decided which I would like to use.  I quickly chose the cog piece with the smaller cogs inside to be the main focal element before choosing some extra cogs from the minis and some wings and a heart. 
These pieces were primed with white gesso then I used pigment powders, acrylic paint and embossing powder to colour them until I was happy.  As I wanted the heart to stand out I used red paint then coated it with glossy accents, putting in a small gem whilst the glaze was still wet...

As the main elements were quite 'busy' I wanted the background of the tag to be reasonably plain, so I painted the tag with black gesso then used parts of the XL script stamp by Bee Crafty with some detail gold embossing powder...
When the tag had been put together I felt like it had a celestial look to it, so chose a sentiment from the Tim Holtz small talk stickers that went with the theme and added some white pen to the words and some little stars to the background,  I also added a few clear gems just to finish it off.
Here are the products I used:
Thank you for looking and happy crafting!
Jane xx

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Prehistoric HOCHANDA Samples for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing with you the samples I made using the new dinosaur stamps that were on HOCHANDA this week...


If you missed any of the demonstrations they will still be available on the HOCHANDA website on Rewind.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx