Wednesday, 12 June 2019

'Nature Has It' Journaling Tag for Tando Creative

Hello!

This week on the Tando Creative blog the theme is 'Nature Has It' which means that we needed to include something natural within the project. 
I decided to create a tag for my technique binder that I am using for journaling and make the whole project nature inspired...


I started by creating a wood effect background using weathered wood and crackle paint tinted with burnt sienna fluid acrylic.  Then I added some washes of burnt sienna and burnt umber.

To create extra interest in the background I stencilled with the Tando mini distressed diamond stencil and used a script stamp with archival ink.

My main feature was a group of flower elements from Little Birdie along with some real mini pine cones and moss.  The final element was some Tim Holtz clippings which I chose and put together as my journaling...




Here are the products I used:

* Tando Creative - Technique Binder and Tags
* Tando Mini Stencil - Distressed Diamond
* Decoart Mediums
* Decoart Fluid Acrylics

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Butterfly Tag for Bee Crafty

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Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing a project created on one of the Dylusions journaling tags (#10)...

 
I started by adding some Dylusions paints to the tag with my fingers - Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime and Bubblegum Pink...
 

 
To create extra interest in the background I used stamps with archival inks - Distress Diamonds, Franking Marks and Script XL...
  
 
As a more dominant feature I then used the Style Wire Circle stamps with black archival ink to make them stand out...
 
 
I wanted some extra contrasting detail that would also give more texture so added crackle paste through the Distressed Harlequin D'inkable...
 
 
For the final focal points I used the Large Butterfly stamp and left it without colour.  This was layered up onto some cambric and thread.  Finally I added the sentiment from Ticker Tape 2 and then mounted the tag onto black...
 
 

 
Here are the products that I used:
 
 
Thank you for looking and happy crafting!
 
Jane xx
 
 

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Bright Bee ATCoins for Bee Crafty

Hello!

Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I felt like creating something bright and fun so decided to decorate some MDF Artist Trading Coins...


Artist Trading Coins are based on the same idea as trading cards just in a circle!  They measure 2 and a half inches across and are ideal for when you want to create a little piece of art work.

I started by coating my coins with white gesso as I wanted to have bright colour tones...


Next acrylic paint was brayered on using orange and pink.  Then yellow and green paint was stencilled through the regular dots and sunset d'inkables...


To add some focal points and contrast I used white gesso though the circles d'inkable...


For extra definition I used the Dylusions black paint pen to add doodles to the circles then stamped the lines from the Regular Dragonfly Doodle Art set with black archival ink...


The finishing touches were to stamp out the tiny bee from the Regular Bee Doodle Art set and sentiments from Ticker Tape 2...



To create this project I used:

* Art Stamps - Bee Doodle Art Regular
* Art Stamps - Dragonfly Doodle Art Regular
* Wordage - Ticket Tape 2
* D'Inkables - Regular Dots; Sunset; Circles
* Dylusions Paint Pens
* Archival Inkpads

I will add these to my growing ATC collection and hope you will have a go at making some mini art works!

Happy crafting,

Jane xx

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Pearly Florals for Bee Crafty

Hello!

This week on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I decided to use some alcohol ink backgrounds to create a card. 

Over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page last Tuesday I did a live video where I used alcohol inks and pearls alongside alcohol lift off ink. You can watch the video by clicking the link here...

https://www.facebook.com/BeeCraftyStamps/videos/430952624366863/

One of the backgrounds that I created during the live was with lots of alcohol pearl colours and at the time I wasn't keen on it as it seemed to be quite muddied to me.  However when I looked at it the next day the colours seemed much more vibrant and I really liked them so decided to use them within a card...


Here are the backgrounds that I created using the pearls in the Facebook live...


I used the doodle art sunflower heads (regular and XL) and the leaves from the regular dragonfly to stamp onto the backgrounds in versamark then heat embossed using silver powder before cutting them all out...


Next I needed to create a background for them.  I used blues to create a contrast of colour, adding stonewashed, stream and patina alcohol inks to a piece of 7" x 5" heavyweight Yupo paper.  Then whilst some areas were still tacky I added silver foil...


Using one of the texture discs I put alcohol lift ink through the stencil using a blending tool to create some lighter areas...


After this I used the script background with versamark and silver embossing powder...


Finally I added the flowers and leaves with foam tape and glue so that they were at different depths on the card and added one of the everyday sentiments...



Here are the products that I used:

* Art Stamps - Doodle Art Sunflower (regular)
* Art Stamps - Doodle Art Sunflower (XL)
* Art Stamps - Doodle Dragonfly (regular)
* Wordage - Everyday Sentiments 1 (regular)
* Texture Discs Set 2
* Alcohol Ink Pearls
* Alcohol Lift Ink - Reinker
* YUPO Paper

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx


Saturday, 18 May 2019

HOCHANDA samples for Bee Crafty

Hello!

Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing the samples I made with the Ledger Measure, Time Measure and Typewriter Alpha stamps along with some other art stamps that were previously released...








 
To make these projects I used...

* Art Stamps - Ledger Measure
* Art Stamps - Time Measure
* Art Stamps - Light Tomorrow
* Art Stamps - Texture, Film Strip and Circles
* Wordage - Typewriter Alpha
* MDF - Pocket Watches
* Alcohol Inks Pearls Set 1

The shows will be available on catch up on HOCHANDA for a couple of weeks and are well worth watching if you would like to see more demos with these products.

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Little Things, Little Book for Tando Creative

Hello!

This week on the Tando Creative blog it is 'Anything Goes' week so I took the opportunity to decorate one of the fab mini books...


* After preparing the surface with gesso I used acrylic paint in yellow and orange to form my main colour.

* Next I used the rings stencil with brown paint and then the dots stencil with gold paint.

* For extra interest I used sepia archival ink with a stamp from France Papillon's London New York set.  Then I stamped out the bee from Creepers and Crawlers and a sentiment.

* To create a closure for the book I used my crop a dile and then added eyelets and some ribbon...



* To complete the cover I used my paint pens to add some doodle dots.

Here are the products I used:

Tando Creative - Mini Book Pack 2
Tando Creative Stencils - Rings; Dots
France Papillon Stamps - London New York; Creepers and Crawlers; Perfect Words

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Jellyfish ATC's for Bee Crafty

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Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing some ATC cards that I have made using alcohol inks and the most recent 'Under The Sea' stamps...

 
* I started by cutting some heavyweight YUPO paper to 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" so that it could be matted onto black card that was ATC sized. 
 
* To help the alcohol inks blend I started by adding a layer of blending solution to the paper then dripped on drops of different alcohol inks onto one of the YUPO pieces.  Whilst this was still wet I placed the other piece on the top and smooshed them together.
 
* When the ink had dried I used the regular dots and sunset d'inkables with some alcohol lift ink reinker on a blending tool to take off some of the alcohol ink.
 
* Next I used the regular jellyfish stamp with versamark ink and gold embossing powder.  You need to be very careful with the heat tool as YUPO is plastic and will warp if heated too much.
 
* I stamped the small shell from the regular conch shell stamp set onto stamping card and cut them out.  These were the coloured with markers to match the colours in the background then added to the ATC's with glue gel.
 
* To finish I stamped out the sentiments from the regular conch shell set then added some ink to the edges when cut out.
 

 
Here are the products used:
 
 
Thank you for looking and happy crafting!
 
Jane xx