Saturday, 11 August 2018

A Poppy For You for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing a card with you that I made with one of the beautiful BEAUtanical stamps...

I started by stamping the poppy onto a piece of card and coloured it using watercolour markers.  Next I coloured the background using distress oxides and then spritzed the card with water to blend the blues, this also caused some of the watercolour pens to bleed into the background which I liked...

Then I used some of the texture border and circle stamps along with the script XL to create more interest in the background.  After that I restamped the main parts of the poppy again, cut them out and stuck them on top of the original flower...

I added some doodling with black and white pens on the stem and around parts of the image before using one of the large everyday sentiments to finish off the card. 

To create this card I used...

* BEAUtanicals Large - Poppy
* Backdrops - Script XL
* Backdrops - Texture Circles
* Backdrop Borders - Texture Borders
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 1 XL
* Distress Oxide Inks

Thank you for looking and happy crafting,

Jane xx

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Frangifantastic Notebook for Butterfly Squad Creative Team


Today I am really pleased to be able to share with you my first personal project that I have made as part of the France Papillon Butterfly Squad Creative Team. 

Here is the notebook that I made and you can find a step by step tutorial for it over on the France Papillon blog...

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Artful Flight ATC's for Tando Creative


This week on the Tando Creative blog the theme is wings.  I have realised over time that much of what I create seems to incorporate wings in one form or another and today I am sharing two ATC's that I created using the steampunk wings and cogs...

I started with the greyboard ATC blanks by Tando and used sand texture paste through the mini cog stencil.  I wanted half of the winged cogs on each ATC and as the greyboard is more pliable than other substrates I was able to cut the pieces I needed in half with scissors.  These were then glued to the ATC's and some layered up.  After this both of the boards were both coated with tinting base...

Next I mixed some crackle paint with green gold and cobalt teal hue acrylics and painted the whole of both pieces again.  Once dry I used layers of blue acrylic paint in washes (cobalt teal, cobalt blue and phathlo turquoise) drying in between layers and then finishing with some quinacridone gold.  To help the edges of the cogs and ATC stand out I dry brushed some metallic gold paint across them then used some sepia archival ink which I applied using a sponge...

To finish I added metallic gold splatters and a couple of word stickers.

To create my project I used:

* Greyboard ATC's
Steampunk Wings and Cogs
* Tando Mini's - Cogs
* Mini Cogs Stencil
* Decoart Mediums
* Decoart Fluid Acrylics

There will be more winged inspiration throughout the week which I can't wait to see!

Thank you for looking and happy crafting,

Jane xx

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Beautanical samples for Bee Crafty


Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing the MDF samples that I made for the fab shows that Bev did this week on HOCHANDA.  If you missed any of the shows and demos then you should still be able to catch up using the rewind service on the HOCHANDA website.

The square art board was decorated using crackle paste and acrylic paint then some gold sparkle pen to create a fairyland feel.  I stamped and gold embossed the teasels onto acetate, and some of them were stuck on the opposite way round to create different shades and to face a different direction.  To finish it off I added a few of the small butterflies also embossed with gold powder...

I coated the tag board with black gesso and then stamped the dandelions with versamark before embossing with white powder.  The sentiment was stamped onto black card and cut up before some extra 'seeds' were created using white paint splatters...

The MDF tag was coloured and then I used archival inks in a variety of colours with lots of the different stamps to create a layered look.  To frame the tag I used some more archival ink around the edges and finished with a sentiment and some organza ribbon...

For these projects I used:

* Beautanicals Set - Dandelion
* Beautanicals Set - Teasels
* Beautanicals Set - Elder
* MDF - Square Art Board
* MDF - Tag Art Board
* MDF - Tag

Thank you for looking and happy crafting,

Jane xx

Friday, 3 August 2018

Creative Artiste: Time Travellers Angel


As it is the first Friday of a new month it must be time for a new challenge over on the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge blog...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries last month, to find out who was chosen as the winner you can link to the challenge blog HERE, whilst there you can also check out this months  challenge post with all the DT inspiration and information about how to enter.
This month our prize is being sponsored by Samantha K who is giving away a lovely MDF swing set...
To create my DT project I used an MDF clock from Samantha K as one of the focal points on my travellers journal created using Eileen Hull's die...

The background of my journal was created using stencils with texture paste, sand texture paste, crackle paste and a pitted metal technique that Andy Skinner teaches using fluid acrylics.  The clock was rusted using paint and texture paste and then some Stampendous embossing powders...

To create another point of interest at the bottom of the journal I used the angel stamp from Carabelle.  To help her blend in with the rest of the background I coloured her with similar tones and added some of the embossing powder to parts of her wings and body...

For the final touches I used some of my stash of metal elements and micro beads to add extra dimension and texture and then the sentiment using some Tim Holtz stickers...

I loved using lots of texture and techniques on this journal! 
Please do take a moment to check out this months challenge and it would be fantastic to see some of your projects there. 
Happy crafting,
Jane xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Altered Eclectics: Crazy Bird Journaling


I hope you are having a fab summer (if it is summer where you are) at the moment.  The weather here has certainly been way above average for us and amazingly we are now already in August!

A new month so a new challenge over at the Altered Eclectics challenge blog and a big thank you to those who entered last month, it is lovely seeing such a variety of projects and styles.  As always the challenge is anything goes altered art or mixed media BUT no cards or ATC's, please click HERE to go over to the challenge blog to find all the details.

This month I decided to alter some pages in my art journal.  It was a spread that I had already started a while ago, but my background had got very busy and I wasn't liking it at all, so I decided to cover it up with some white gesso and alter the pages...

What I really liked was that although I covered the background the gesso still allowed it to show faintly through which added another dimension.  I used Dylusions paints with stencils and focussed the bright green around the edge of the pages.  After this I used my posca and uniball pens to add some doodling, then put some paste through another stencil for a bit of extra texture...

As the page was quite bright and abstract I decided that the Tim Holtz crazy birds would be perfect so chose three which I stamped and die cut, these were then coloured with watercolour markers.  I chose some accessories and did the same with these, adding some Decoart liquid glass and also to the birds eyes...

The sentiment was one from Dyan Reavley which I stamped and cut up before adding to the pages...

The final touch was a little more doodling to give the birds a perch each.  In the end what had been a page that I wasn't at all happy with became one which I love, so the sentiment was really true!

Happy crafting and do please check out the challenge, it would be great to see your projects,

Jane xx

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Journal Under The Sea For Bee Crafty


I am back on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog today with a bit of art journaling...

I have had these pages in my journal for quite some time after I used them to clean off some jade Dylusions paint that was on my foam applicator.  I didn't really have an idea of what I wanted to do until I looked at the colour and the shape and thought it had a bubbly feel, so I decided to go with that theme...

The colour was a bit too vivid for me at this point as I wanted other layers over the top so I started by brayering some white gesso over them before adding stencilling using vibrant turquoise and fresh lime Dylusions paints through the sunset and circles d'inkables...
Next I added some doodling with a white posca pen, this is so much fun to do so I had to limit myself to the circles!  For some extra texture on the pages I also added some white and green splatters...
I then used one of the texture border stamps with white gesso and the bubbles from both of the under the sea sets stamped with archival inks.  I decided to colour the bubbles in with some watercolours to make them appear more solid.  I knew that my main focal image was going to have a lot of black so I decided to add some stamping with black archival ink and a texture circle stamp...
Finally I stamped the seahorse (of the smaller set) onto acetate and heat embossed with clear powder.  Once this had been stuck onto the page I used some alcohol markers and a gold paint pen to add colour.  After choosing the sentiment this was cut out and added to the pages with some black pen added around the edges to highlight them.  To tie the pages altogether I added some splatters of gold paint and edged all around the pages with black archival ink to help draw the eye into the pages...

To complete these pages I used the following products:
Thank you for looking and happy crafting!
Jane xx