Saturday, 23 May 2020

HOCHANDA Heraldic samples for Bee Crafty

Hello!

Today I am sharing the samples that I made using the Heraldic collection and some of the new MDF and embellishments...









The Heraldic collection can be found on the Bee Crafty website here:

https://www.beecrafty.net/stamps-heraldic.irc

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Alcohol Ink Doodle Art Card for Bee Crafty

Hello!

This week on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing a card with a step by step...


I started by creating an alcohol ink background on YUPO paper with inks and gold mixative...


Next I used alcohol lift ink through the Fernando big inkable and cut the piece down to the correct size I wanted for my card...


After this I stenciled some white gesso through the leafy branch d'inkable and then used a black posca pen to add details and doodles.  This was then matted onto black card...


I stamped out the Doodle Art Sunflower, Doodle Art Butterfly and leaves from the Just Bloom stamp sets.  These were coloured using markers and then I sprayed them with a clear glitter spray for some extra bling...


Finally I added them to the card, mounting the flowers together for a full sunflower.  To add some finishing touches I added a few glittery gems and a sentiment from Everyday Sentiments 2...



Here are the products that I used:

YUPO Paper, Alcohol Inks, Gold Mixative and Lift Ink
Big Inkables - Fernando
* D'inkables - Leafy Branch
Doodle Art Stamps - Sunflower
Doodle Art Stamps - Butterfly
Art Stamps by Jane Royston - Just Bloom
Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 2

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Just Bloom ATC's for Bee Crafty

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Today on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing a very quick make where I created a couple of artist trading cards...


The cards are 2 and a half by 3 and a half inches in size and were cut from watercolour card.  The backgrounds were created using watercolour paints which I blended using lots of water...


Next once the paint was totally dry I applied clear embossing ink through the honeycomb d'inkable then heated gold embossing powder.

The Just Bloom flowers were stamped onto separate card using archival ink then coloured using sparkle watercolour pens.  Once they were applied to the cards I cut off the excess and coloured the edges of the cards with the archival black ink pad...


Finally I stamped out the sentiment from the set and cut the individual words out. 

Once these were stuck down I used a black posca pen to add doodling around the words and edges of the cards.

Here are the products that I used...

Art Stamps by Jane Royston - Just Bloom
D'Inkables - Honeycomb

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Perennial Tree Mini Journal Spread for Bee Crafty

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This week on the Bee Crafty blog I thought that I would continue using the book that I showed last week by decorating some of the inside pages...


I started by using acrylic sprays with some masks and stencils, the circle mask from the small circle easy frame plus the leafy branch and circles d'inkables...


Then I used some of the texture circles with archival ink...


I wanted to make the circles more of a feature so coloured them and did some black and white doodling.  I also edged the pages with black archival and added some white splashes...


Next I wanted to include quite a striking focal image so decided to go for a silhouette tree.  I stamped it onto white tissue paper then added it to the page using collage medium...


Once this was in place I decided to add some stamping using grey ink for a more subtle look, then added my main sentiment...



Here are the products I used:


Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Doodle Art Book Cover for Bee Crafty

Hello!

As the weather here at the moment is very spring like I was in the mood for a bright and happy project this week!

I have been watching lots of crafty videos in the past few weeks, and the other day was reminded during one by Dina Wakley of a book you can make using one sheet of paper (there will be videos/tutorials available in various places online if you want further details).  This made me want to create my own, but I didn't want a tiny book so used a sheet of A3 mixed media card.

Once I had folded it into the correct shape I used media tape to seal up some of the sides but left some tops open for tags to fit into and added smaller tags inside to create pockets. 

Then I created my bright and happy cover...


I started by spraying the cover with turquoise gloss spray from Dina Wakley, then with lime green through the Fernando big inkable.  Once this was dry I used the same stencil again but this time with white crackle paste...


Then I stamped out images from some of the doodle art stamps: Regular Sunflower; Regular Butterfly; Regular Bee.  These were cut out and coloured using watercolour pens.  I covered the flowers with glossy accents and added a few gold micro beads whilst the glaze was still tacky...


I left them to thoroughly dry overnight then the next day added them to the cover using glue gel.

Finally I stamped out one of the phrases on the Small Words stamp set and inked around the edges before adding to the cover as well...


Here are links to the products I used:

Doodle Art Stamps - Sunflower Regular
Doodle Art Stamps - Butterfly Regular
Doodle Art Stamps - Bee Regular
Wordage - Small Words
Inkables Big Ones - Fernando

I am looking forward to filling up my little book!

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx


Saturday, 18 April 2020

Mandala Brusho Card for Bee Crafty

Hello!

Today on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing with you a card I made this week.

One of the advantages of having more time at home is it gives me the opportunity to try out some of those techniques I have seen other people do and have never gotten around to trying myself so this week I had a go on the spur of the moment at using my brushos through a stencil...


As this wasn't planned I unfortunately didn't take step by step photos but I will try to explain what I did.

To start with I used the Mandala 1 inkable on a piece of stamping card, I put some clear gel through with a palette knife then sprinkled brusho powders on top (turquoise, leaf green and emerald green).  I let it sink in for a few moments then very carefully removed the stencil (which I then printed onto some extra card a couple of times).  I gave it a gentle spritz of water then allowed it to dry...


Before the gel was totally dry I decided to experiment by sprinkling some gold embossing powder onto areas and heating with my heat tool.  This worked in some places so I added a bit more to create a few small areas of gold.

After this I cut around the flower shape of the main stenciling, then took one of the extra pieces I had printed and cut around the circular part, I inked around both sets of edges using black archival ink then layered them onto the faintest print I had made.

Once these were all adhered together I used a green Pitt Pen by Faber Castell to add some shading...


I wanted a bit more interest along the other edge of the card so used one of the texture border stamps with clear ink and gold embossing powder.

Finally I stamped one of the sentiments from the Everyday Sentiments 1 XL onto black card and embossed in gold before cutting it into a banner shape and applying it to the card using foam tape...


Here are the products I used...

Inkables - Mandala 1
Background, Textures & Borders - Texture Borders
Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 1 (XL)
Gold Embossing Powder

All Bee Crafty stamps and inkables (including d'inkables etc) currently have a 20% discount, if you would like a browse you can visit the website here... https://www.beecrafty.net/

Thank you for looking, I hope my steps made sense :)

Stay safe and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Jellyfish Memorydex Card for Bee Crafty

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This week I am sharing a sea themed card that I have made to go on my Memorydex spinner...


I started on a a mixed media card base and used the alternate circles stencil with crackle paint...


Then I used liquid watercolour inks in blue, turquoise and green to add colour...


Using one of the sentiments from the regular jellyfish stamp set, I stamped along both the sides using blue archival ink and also added some around the edges...


Next I used the bubbles from the same set with clear ink and gold embossing powder, then decided to add gold around the edges of the card instead of the blue ink...


Then I used black versafine clair to stamp the jellyfish on and coated it in clear embossing powder...

                                           

Finally I re stamped the top of the jellyfish and coloured it with sparkle pens, before adding the same sentiment on another piece of card...



Here are the products that I used...

* Inkables - Alternate Circles
Art Stamps by Sam - Jellyfish (regular)

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx