Friday, 26 June 2015

Bee Crafty - Greatness

Hi everyone. I hope you're enjoying the sunshine we've had this week :)

I have had my brusho paints out this week and created some backgrounds, one of which I've used for this weeks card.

Here it is...

First I created the background by sprinkling emerald green and lemon brushos round the edge of my card and spritzing with water.

After it was dry I stamped the Greatness Words stamp into the centre in black archival ink.

Using the inkables offset dots stencil I added some dots randomly in mustard seed distress ink. I then used the Splatter Swirl border stamp in evergreen bough distress ink. I only used small parts of the stamp and stamped it randomly round the edge of the card.

Once it was all dry I mounted it onto black card and onto my card blank.

I really like this card and I will definitely be making more cards with my brushos!

See you next week!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Bee Crafty - Decision to try

Hi everyone, hope you've had a lovely week.

This week I have challenged myself to only use one stamp on my Bee Crafty card so I have used the Decision To Try large stamp.

Here is the card I have made.

It is slightly out of my comfort zone in that I normally use bright colours and lots of different ink pads. This card only uses one distress ink which is Tea Dye.
I used the distress ink to roughly colour a piece of lines paper which I had scrunched up and flattened back out.

I then stamped onto the paper three times using brown and black pigment ink.

The flowers and leaves were made using punches and scraps of card. I also added a pearl to the centre of each one.

I finished the topper by mounting the stamped paper and flowers onto kraft card and adding some crochet ribbon.

I love the crochet ribbon and use it a lot in various projects.

This card was something a bit different for me and I was pleased with how it turned out. I hope you think so too!!


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Bee Crafty DT - Fleur and Freddie

Hello! This week I have been playing with a Fleur & Freddie stamp. I think the range is adorable and lend themselves to lots of occasions but they are perfect for wedding and anniversary cards.

Here is my card for this week

I have used the Fleur & Freddie foot poppin' kisses stamp and the large Smile wordage stamp.

I started by stamping the Fleur & Freddie stamp onto my card and also onto paper. I cut out the paper one to make a mask.
I used a circle mask to create the coloured area and used distress inks to colour it.
The colours used are shaded lilac, seedless preserves, broken china, salty ocean and picked raspberry. I used ink duster brushes to create a stippled effect and applied the colour in random patches.

I coloured the hearts using picked raspberry distress ink.

For the sentiment I used the large Smile wordage stamp but only inked the word Smile. I often use just a small area of a larger stamp as this allows them to be much more versatile.

I layered the topper onto dark pink card and added some pink and lilac gems.

Hope you like it!

Emily xxx

Friday, 5 June 2015

Bags bags bags!

One of my favourite things to make is bags. The first thing I made on my sewing machine was a reversible tote bag and I've been hooked since then! Here is the first bag I ever made

I enjoy following tutorials on YouTube and my favourites are by Debbie Shore. This is an example of a bag made following a tutorial 

Now I am starting to create my own patterns and this is a satchel bag I made recently which is my own design.

 I am hoping to design more of my own patterns and continue to get better!

Bee Crafty Design Team - Cow Parsley

Hi everyone! This week I have been playing with one of my favourite Bee Crafty stamps, the BEAUtanicals Cow Parsley stamp.

I have used a simple but effective technique to create a colour panel which makes the stamp really stand out.

Here is the card I have made...

I started by masking off the panel using ripped paper to get a distressed edge. I used distress inks to colour the panel. I blended the colours using my ink applicator, starting with the lightest colour.
The colours used were mustard seed, wild honey, spiced marmelade and fired brick.

Once it was dry I removed the mask and stamped the cow parsley in black archival ink.

Having finished the panel the card comes together really quickly! I stamped the large wordage sunshine stamp onto the white area and layered it onto black card. A few gems finishes it off nicely!

Hope you like it!
See you next week