Thursday, 28 February 2019

I am the Dragon

Hello crafters xx

I'm on the Bee Crafty blog today with a spread from my Art Journal using the absolutely fabulous Dragon stamp 😊 How awesome is this image. I also combined it with the amazing Dragon Eye
I'm loving using my Art Journal. allows so much freedom in my creativity.

Also used:
Script stamp
Distress Oxides
Glossy Accents

I prepped my pages with white Gesso before creating a "smooshed" background with my inks. (You can create same effect with Distress inks,  Oxides or other water based ink pads).
I randomly stamped the script and the scales stamps over the pages. To get a more random effect I like to hold the stamp in the palm of my hand.
I blended Black Soot Distress Oxide through the brick wall Dinkable.
On seperate card I stamped the Dragon and Eye in Green Distress Oxides,  spritzing with a little water to allow colours to me slightly. 
I cut these out then added glossy accents on the centres of the eyes and allowed them to dry.
Using the cut out Dragon as I guide I blended through the Feathers Dinkable with Distress Oxides, to create the effect of fire coming from the Dragons mouth.
Once my background and Dragon was dry I adhered them to the spread.
I stamped the sentiment on white card, cut through out and adhered them.
To finish I drew a wiggly frame around the edges. 

I hope you enjoyed today's post and I'll be back again soon 

Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Pontilism samples for Hochanda

Morning crafters

I'm excited to be sharing my samples for the gorgeous new Pontilism flower stamps released yesterday's, by Bee Crafty, on Hochanda.
The detail in these gorgeous designs is amazing...

Also used:
XL Creativity words 
Ticker Tape stamp - set 2
Mandala Inkables 
Distress Oxides 
Mdf Artboard 
Shaving foam

These first 4 samples, using Distress Oxides and spritzed with water,  combined with the XL creativity words,  shows off these gorgeous stamps perfectly 

An ink and shaving foam background 

Distress Oxides 

Distress Oxides, Dinkables, texture paste, Crackle stamp and Gilding Wax 

Distress Oxides 
Mandala Inkable 

Inks and an acrylic block , spritzed with water 

Inks through a circle easy frame Inkable 

Black gesso 
White Ink
Blue/pink ink pad

Distress Oxides 
Mandala Inkable 

I hope you love these gorgeous images as much as I do. 
I'll be back again soon 
Crafty hugs xx 

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Endless possibilities

Hello everyone xx

A quick post today with a page from my Art Journal.
I'm trying to draw/paint flowers so here's my attempt...hope you like it xx

I used acrylic paints to create my background  and to add some depth I blended Distress Oxides through a stencil by StampsBy Me.  I outlined it with a fine black pen.
Having sketched my flower I painted it with acrylics. 
The sentiment is also by Stamps By Me 

Hope you liked today's attempt lol

Crafty hugs xx

Work hard play hard

Hello everyone xx

A quick post today with an Art Journal page I made.
As well as starting an Art Journal my other New year challenge was to try watercolouring /painting. So for this page I had a go at drawing and painting my own flowers ... early days lol

Distress Oxides and Gossip watercolour inks by Stamps By Me, were used to create the background and paint the flowers
I fiddled circles in the background to create a bit more depth
The sentiment is by Bee Crafty Stamps

I hope you like todays post

Crafty hugs xx  

Life is good

Hi everyone xx

Hope you're all well xx
A quick post from me today with a page from my Art Journal.  I've been trying my fans at drawing /painting flowers... I will have to keep practising lol
I'm loving the freedom of using an Art Journal. ..just see where it takes you...

Distress Oxides were used to create this background together with the bleaching technique through some stencils 
The flowers, hearts and circles I drew were painted with acrylic paints
I did some doodle writing in the background before adding the sentiment by Thirsty Brush & Co 

I hope you enjoyed today's make 

Crafty hugs xx

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Flying high

Hello crafters xx

I'm back on the Bee Crafty blog with a make using the beautiful Winter Owl stamp set.
I've combined it with the Snowflake Inkable...a perfect combination

Also used:
Silhouette Tree with birds 
Snowflakes - Feathery 
Distress Oxides 

The Distress Oxides were blended through the Snowflake Inkable and a few Snowflakes stamped randomly around to create more interest
The Owl, Tree and Moon were stamped in Smokey Grey versafine 

A quick but effective card with a stunning image 

Many thanks for popping by and I'll be back soon with another Bee Crafty make 
Crafty hugs xx 

Thursday, 7 February 2019

February's Ponies

Hi crafters xx

I'm back on the Bee Crafty blog with another page from this year's crafty Calender.
For February I used the Bee Crafty
Silhouette Ponies, Silhouette Tree with Birds and Flock of Birds xx

Also used:
Distress Oxides

On a panel of card the width of my Calendar,  I used Distress Oxides to create a background. I used torn bits of paper to create my hills.
I stamped the first tree, and Flock of Birds, in Smokey Grey versafine and then the second tree in black onyx, to create dimension
The Ponies were stamped in the Black onyx.  
I matted this onto black card and adhered across top of calander 
To finish I stamped a couple of the Ponies in the bottom right corner of the calander page 

I hope you liked today's post..see you all again soon
Crafty hugs xx

Monday, 4 February 2019

New day, new you

Hello everyone xx

Thought I'd pop a quick post on to show you my latest Art Journal spread.
As some of you know I set myself a New Year challenge to try something different in my crafting. I started an Art Journal. .. and I'm loving it!! Totally addicted.  It's so uplifting and anythings goes
Hope you like today's make xx

For this spread I used a range of watercolour inks, stencils and stamps by Stamps By Me, as well as a bit of doodling lol

I hope you like today's Art Journal spread 

Crafty hugs xx