Wednesday, 21 June 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Same goodies, different outcome..

Hey bloggers..

Todays card is made for BeeCrafty
using the new Birds & Butterflies stamp set and one of the 

The brown background is made with Distress Oxides. I used both brown colours, Vintage Photo and Walnut stain. I just smudged them on with my blending tool.
I took my crackle paint stamp and lay it flat on my table. I misted it with water and took my brown background and plopped it down on the stamp. Meaning I stamped the "wrong way round". I took my card to the stamp, not the stamp to the card.
I left it to air dry so it takes a wee minute before the stamping shows but its worth the wait.

While my background was drying I covered my MDF birdcage with Cracked Pistacio Oxide ink and made the little strip thats sits behind my background. I also stamped my greeting and cut it apart.

The rest was really just cutting my background at an angle, stamping my bird and stick it all together..

Now..
If you are part of the BeeCrafty Facebook group, you would have seen our Emily posted last night. And funny, she has made a project, very different from mine, BUT will you believe that we have used the same goodies.. and nope, none of us had seen nor knew the other of us was creating with the same goodies. So Ive asked Emily if it was ok to include her project here also (and she said yes ofcourse or I wouldnt have posted it lol) 

Emily's Project using the same goodies as myself. Links above.
 Is'nt her project fab? I just love it. So very different from mine yet using the same stamp and birdcage.
  But that is all from me today. Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Graciellie Design, 2nd bloghop for June..

Hey Bloggers..
I have been chosen to be part of the guest DT for June for 

Im taking part in the New Release Blog hop that the team does and with a prize of $10 for the Etsy shop, its well worth it. Its time for the second hop of the month. Hope you will join in.

Here is the order in which you need to jump round. And dont forget to leave a comment on each blog to be in with a chance to win. Good luck.
Graciellie Design
Arjita
 
 María Pilar
Shylaa Shree
 Ginny
Gayatri
Agnieszka
Barbara


Guest Designers:
Shilpa
YOU ARE HERE: Marleen  

 I have once again used the brand new digital stamp set called "Wonderful Things"
Find it in the Etsy Shop
Here is what I have made for this time:
  
 This card is using the "standard" method of setting up a card. Background, layered mat, image and greeting below. Its quite a standard way for many of us to make a card, but I think we do it, cause it works so well. The images from Graciellie Design are so beautiful and detailed. Many people thinks that detailed images are are to colour, but in fact, they are far easier as the designer has added all the shading for you. All I had to do, was to add a bit of colour... Voila..
My background is made with distress ink, and I used promarkers to colour my flowers.

And that is all from me today. Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Not Just Cards Challenge - Guest designer

Hey bloggers..

I have been so lucky to be chosen as a guest designer over on 
Not Just Cards, Challenge blog.

This month challenge is sponcered by
All Dressed up

Here is what I have made for this challenge:


I made these 2 simple little cards.
Both images was printed onto water colour card stock and coloured with water colours and simply just to size to fit my card. Very simple but the images speaks for them selves and dont need accesories to look fab.

A big thank you to the NJC team for having me.
nd that is all from me today. Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.

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 Happy Crafting

Friday, 9 June 2017

Graciellie Design Inspiration


Hey Bloggers..
I have been chosen to be part of the guest DT for June for 
So today Im sharing my second project for the month.
This time I have used the digital image called "Thinking of you". Find it in the Etsy shop
 

 
I printed my iage twice. One I cut to fit as a background on my card, the other to use for decoupage.
Once my background piece was cut, I simply added distress ink around the egdes to give it a more vintage feel.

 
My second flower, I simply cut the flower head out and coloured with Zig Clean Colour real brush watercolours. Im still learning to use these but I love how this flower came out. I finished the flower with a coat of a shimmer pen.

 
 My greeting is also from this digital stamp set. I love these sentiments that comes with the images. Al I did was print, cut it into a strip, distress ink and a jaunty angle on my card.
I finished this creation with a gold marker to make the dots around the edges.

And that is all from me today. Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.

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 Happy Crafting

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Bee Crafty Inspiration and this weeks Youtube.

Hey Bloggers
 
  I've made a little youtube for BeeCrafty for this weeks DT post.
I recreated one of the samples I made for Bev's show on Hochanda.


 
This is the one is the original one I made for the show. The ones in the youtube are copies I made.
 
 Below is all the other samples I made for the show:
 
Lustre Luxe background. Birds in gold embossing powder. Lustre Luxe and white paint splatters on top.

 Coloured strips are Lustre Luxe. Sentiment stamp I cut up and used here.

Journal page. Lustre Luxe circles, Distress crayons and sentiments in white embossing powder.

 MDF tags with Lustre Luxe background. Butterflies stamped and fuzzy cut and Lustre Luxe added on top.
 
 Once again MDF with lustre Luxe and butterflies stamped. This one I just added crackle glaze on top and once dry rubbed a bit of gold Lustre Luxe over the whole piece. Finished with a couple of the sentiments.
 
 Distress Oxides with water splashes. Butterflies with white embossing powder.

 Background made with Memento inks and a spray of Lustre Luxe.

Distress Oxide circles sprayed with water. 
 
And last but not least. Lustre Luxe background and Lustre Luxe through a dinkable.
Lustre Luxe and all the stamps can be found in the BeeCrafty STORE.

 Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Graciellie Design New Release Bloghop..

Hey Bloggers..

Ohh I have exciting news to share this month.
I have been chosen to be part of the guest DT for June for 

Im taking part in the New Release Blog hop that the team does and with a prize of $10 for the Etsy shop, its well worth it. Hope you will join in.

Here is the order in which you need to jump round. And dont forget to leave a comment on each blog to be in with a chance to win. Good luck.
Graciellie Design
Arjita
 
Agnieszka
Ginny
Shylaa Shree
Gayatri
Barbara
María Pilar


Guest Designers:
YOU ARE HERE: Marleen  
Shilpa

 I have used the brand you digital stamp set called "Wonderful Things"
Find it in the Etsy Shop

Here is what I have made for this time:
  For this project I copied my strawberry image into Word. I scaled the image and copy & pasted the image to fill up an A4 sheet. I then printed the sheet and left it to dry overnight.
Digital images can always smudge a bit when you colour, but I personally find that leaving the images to dry overnight gives the ink enough time to set and I dont have that problem.
I used promarkers to colour and smudged a bit of distress ink around the images and edges.

I left this project very simple. I wanted the images to stand out. So all I did after my background was finished was to cut it to fit my card and added a mat and my sentiment.
My sentiment is also from the "Wonderful things" digi stamp set. I once again copied it in to word, re-sized and printed. I didnt leave this image for long cause I didnt colour it. I simply just fuzzy cut it and added a bit of distress ink.

What caught my eye when I first saw Graciellie Designs, was the Sentiments. Each digital set comes with several sentiments, and I love that. As I had the printer switched on, I printed this sentiment to have a play with. I love scrapbooking so I decided to make a fun background, a picture of my babies and some homemade glue drop to make this quick page.

And that is all from me today. Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting