Saturday, 13 October 2018

Silhouette Tree for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing a quick and easy card that could be used for a number of occasions...

I started by creating the background.  After spritzing the card with water I dropped 3 different colours of sparkle pen onto it and then added more water.  I blotted the colour off onto another piece of card then after drying slightly flicked water onto the colour and lifted it off with kitchen roll. 

To create the focal points I used versamark with black embossing powder and then mounted it onto black card before adding to the front of the card.

The stamps I used were:

BEAUtanicals - Silhouette Tree with Birds
* Art Stamps - Flock of Birds
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 2

Thank you for looking,

Jane xx

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Craft Stamper Week for Tando Creative


I am here today on the Tando Creative blog to share with you the project that I decorated as part of the Design Team article for Craft Stamper Magazine...

I decided to use my box as a double gift box and as the magazine is the November edition I decided to go with a blue and crackly theme.  I used crackle paint and weathered wood as the base to create an aged look and also the Tando diamond mini stencil with crackle paste for even extra texture.
The colour was created using a range of blues from the Decoart Media fluid acrylics, watered down to be make washes of colour...
Stamping was added for extra detail and then I created the butterflies with a stamp and paint which were finished off with some glitter and liquid glass.
For the inside I wanted to create some gifts for the boxes so made two key rings to match the theme of the outside...
You can read about all the projects in the latest copy of Craft Stamper (November Edition) which is available now - and in other good retailers.
Thank you for looking,
Jane xx

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Banksy Mini Journal for Bee Crafty


This week on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing a sample that I made for this weeks HOCHANDA shows using the brand new Banksy XL stamps with one of the gorgeous MDF mini albums.

1) I started out by using my blending tool with Lemon Zest and Fresh Lime Dylusions paints and coloured all of the MDF pages. 

2) Next I added stencilling using Pure Sunshine Dylusions paint and white gesso through the Cracked Glass and Sunset d'inkables. 

3) Using archival inks I stamped with some of the texture circles and borders.

4) To frame the pages I used black archival with a sponge around the edges.

5) On each page I used one of the Banksy XL stamps with versamark and black embossing powder and to add a bit of extra interest to the cover I used the Ghetto Rat stamp onto shrink plastic.

6) Finally to add a bit of extra detail I tied some ribbon pieces to the rings to match the colours.

Here is a flip through of all the pages...
These are the products I used:
* Inspired by Banksy XL - Greatness Words, Swing, Little Friends, Caught In the Rain,
* D'inkables - Cracked Glass, Sunset
If you would like to see any of the demonstrations that Bev did using these stamps then they will be available on Catch Up on the HOCHANDA website for a couple of weeks.
Happy crafting,
Jane xx

Friday, 5 October 2018

Creative Artiste: Unique Princess Juniper


The first Friday in October means a new month for the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge!!

We had so many fantastic entries last month and it is so lovely to look at all your wonderful, please check out the Creative Artiste blog to find out who last months winners were and also to take a look at this months challenge.  This month the challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Scrapmatts...

For my project this month I used some of the Scrapmatts chipboard pieces to decorate a greyboard tag...

I started by preparing the tag with white gesso then added pieces of music score from an old book.  I also coated the scrapmatts pieces with gesso (assorted words, ornate frames and triangles 03) and then stuck them to the tag where I wanted them to be...

Next I coloured the tag using Decoart Fluid acrylics (hansa yellow light, pyrrole orange and pyrrole red), watering them down to create drips and blends.  Once this was dry I added some gold Pebeo gilding wax across the raised pieces to help highlight the texture.  To create even more definition I added some black archival ink around the edges of the tag and also across the main word.  At this point I also decided to add a bit of extra texture using one of the texture border stamps from Bee Crafty.

The image was stamped using 'Juniper' by Aall and Create.  I cut out the character and the crown and coloured them using watercolours.  Some white highlights were created with a uniball gel pen and then she was added to the tag...

Finally I chose some extra words from the Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers that fit with the theme and finished with some black organza ribbon.

Thank you for looking and do please go on over to the challenge to check out all the design team projects, it would be great to see yours there too!

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Layered Tag for Butterfly Squad Creative Team


Today I have a personal project over on the France Papillon blog.  There is a step by step tutorial with photos of the different stages. 

Here is a sneak peek of the project...

Happy crafting!

Jane xx

Monday, 1 October 2018

Altered Eclectics: Shadow Box Frame


Well it is already October and autumn is well underway here.  The start of a new month also means the start of a new challenge over at the Altered Eclectics Challenge Blog, the theme is always anything goes, just no cards or ATC's please.  Thank you for all your wonderful September entries, to visit the challenge blog you can click HERE.

This month I have altered an MDF shadow box frame.  It had been previously decorated but I was no longer happy with the style so decided to revamp it...

The stencilling and some of the embellishments were already in place but the centre part was empty.  I added extra metal and resin parts to the outer frame and then painted the whole piece with black gesso.  When I was happy that all the pieces were totally covered and the whole frame was dry I used Lindy's Gang sprays to colour it.  I wanted more depth to the colour so dry brushed with acrylic paint and added gilding wax as well until I was happy with the finish...

I wanted to build up a centre piece that was slightly raised so started by adding some different materials to act as a base that I coloured with watered down acrylic paint.  I then stamped out the wings by Bee Crafty onto some card that had been sprayed with the same inks used on the frame.  I chose metal and resin embellishments and coloured some of them using different gilding waxes.  I then built up the centre using glue gel to raise the pieces and make sure they would adhere solidly...

Finally I added some micro beads and chose a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Clippings set that was layered onto brown card.

It is always lovely to look at everyone else's creations so do please visit the challenge and it would be great to see your projects this month. 

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Lady Art Journaling Page for Bee Crafty


For my post today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing some art journaling that I have done using Bee Crafty stamps and stencils.  At the moment I am really keen on using faces in my journaling and so the Ladies Profile stamp made an ideal starting point...
I started the spread by using water soluble pigment sticks to create colour on the background.  I then added some white gesso by dry brushing it in areas across the pages.
Next I stamped the profile using black archival ink and then used a permanent black fine liner pen to continue the neck and add a collar and the hair.  The face I then coloured using a mixture of acrylic paint and paint pens.  If any areas got covered up with the paint I then used the image on the package for guidance to fill them back in with the fine liner pen...
To create detail on her hair I used the feather d'inkable with white gesso.  Once this was dry I added details with dots in permanent pen and also some liquid pearls.  The butterflies were stamped and cut out and then coloured using the pigment sticks and water before being added to her hair...
At this point I wanted my lady to stand out against the background so added black pigment stick around the edges and allowed some of the colour to run to create a softer edge.  To tie in more black I used the script XL stamp with black archival ink around the page then took one of the creativity words and added parts to the two corners.  Finally I chose a sentiment which I stamped onto a piece of card that had been spritzed with ink for another project and cut it into strips before adding to the page...
The products used were:
Thank you for looking and happy crafting!
Jane xx