Saturday, December 27, 2014

a vintage christmas card

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones. Today I would like to share with you a card I made for a friend of mine. I decided to go with a neutral pallete and a vintage theme.
I have embossed the background and mounted this on a contrasting layer. 
The candle die had three candles together but this was too large so I have just cut off the extra two giving me a nice simple look. 

I have mounted the holly die cut on foam tape and finished off with some stickles around the top of the candle, a few pearls stuck down on the ends of the vines help to add a nice soft contrast.

Memory box dies used: 
holly bouquet, pillar candle trio and victorian frame.

Don't forget to have a look at Bizzy Becs online store to pre-order these products and so much more. 
Get a few extra too with the New Year Coupon Sale!

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, November 27, 2014

a simple card

a simple card

Hi everyone, is it just me.... or is it just a little crazy at the moment? There just doesn't seem to be any time. Today I would like to share with you a card I have made and I am really pleased with how simple it is yet so effective.

I have created the background by sponging distress inks onto glossy card and carefully blending three colours together. A few die cuts later and a little ribbon and it's done.

Drop into Busy Becs and have a look at all the great new dies including MFT( My favourite things).

Supplies used:
Distress ink pads: shaded lilac, ripe persimmon, seedless preserves
Impression obsession dies: greeting set, tree frame
MFT die: File tab
memory box die: alphabet soup

Thanks for stopping by and having a look

see you soon,

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Turn your face to the sun

It's so hard to believe that it's November already and there never seems to be enough time to do all the  things that I want to do. I am sure you feel the same way.

for Bizzy Becs I would like to share with you a journal page I have created. The face is drawn in Prismacolor pencils on acrylic paint with various layers of ink and distress stains.

I have used extra heavy through a memory box stencil- texture wave, to create the texture in her hair. The colour in her hair is layers of acrylic paint and on top of the gesso distress stains in vintage photo, rusty hinge and wild honey.

the background texture is stamped and embossed using the darkroom door damask stamp

I don't have any real plan when drawing and art journaling I just add more layers and textures until I feel happy with the result.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to drop in to Bizzy Becs online store to grab some goodies. You can now Pre-order My favourite things dies (MFT).

Cu next time
Mandy xox

Monday, October 27, 2014

Little Bird ATC

Hi everyone I hope your month has been great, if you ask me it's just going too fast. 

Today I would
like to share an ATC I have made using the wonderful darkroom door stamp Love Birds.

the background is coloured using distress ink pads and Gesso. I have created the texture using the Memory Box stencil, texture wave and scraping gesso through it. after that I have coloured the entire background with distress ink pads in Rusty hinge and dusty concord and spritzed with water to work the colours together.

Have a fantastic day and don't forget to stop in at Bizzy becs store, you still have a couple of days to use your coupon sale discount.

See  you soon

Sunday, October 5, 2014

butterfly shadow box

Can you believe that it's already October and the weeks are really flying by.
 Today I would like to Share with you a shadow box I have made using the darkroom door butterflies stamp. I really love this stamp!

The background cardstock has been stenciled and stamped with many layers including ink, gesso and acrylic paint.

I have stamped the butterflies in StazOn black ink and then coloured with Dylusions ink sprays. i do this by using a waterbrush filled with the ink as I can control where the colours need to go.

The frame has been painted with gesso and acrylic paint and the stenciled using Pattern Raymelle memory box stencil and coloured with distress ink pads in Vintage Photo, tea dye, and antique linen.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget you can get these great products over at Bizzy Becs online store!
Dylusions ink sprays in pure sunshine,sweetened orange, dirty martini, cut grass, vibrant turquoise and melted chocolate.
Darkroom door stamps: Essentials collection butterflies, criss cross, damask and chicken wire.
Memory box Stencils: texture Diamond and Pattern Raymelle.
Distress inks: pumice stone, Brushed corduroy,vintage photo, tea dye and antique linen.

cu soon

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Butterfly card

Hi this is a card I have made for a friends birthday. It has a clean look about it.
I have Stamped out the Darkroom Door  butterflies in StazOn black ink and coloured them with peerless watercolours. After they were dry I have cut around the wings only allowing me to raise them for a great 3D effect. 

The Birthday sentiment is from Bizzy Bec's Online store's Digi Freebies.
I have cut out the sentiment as well as framed it using the Victorian Frames die from Memory box. I have used a seam binding ribbon that I have coloured using a Distress re-inker in weathered wood.

I am really pleased with how the card turned out, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop in at Bizzy Becs Store.
Bye for now


Friday, September 5, 2014

It has been a long time!

Hi there well so much has happened since I've posted here. This is my first post for Bizzy Becs Store, and I am looking forward to the challenge of getting my Blogging grove on. the creating hasn't stopped but somehow the sharing did.

I am really getting into mixed media journaling and drawing these days so i will share many new adventures with you.

Today I would like to share with you a mixed media journal page that I have made using lots of goodies.

I Love layers and ink and I have created the background of my page by using a technique that Finnabair,( Anna Dadrowska), has used by glueing tea bag tags down and then dry brushing them with gesso.
I have then used distress ink pads in Chipped Sapphire, Iced spruce, and Peacock Feathers to colour the  background. Then I went a it crazy with texture paste and some stencils. 

 then I stamped a few textures to add some depth.
The feathers are die cut then scribbled on with some white acrylic paint to add texture and spritzed with perfect pearl mists before glueing down.

I have used one of my own hand drawn faces for my main focal image and glued that down too!

The final touch is some die cut lettering and a word sticker from Heidi Swapp's range.

I have used a variety of layers here and I think they have come together really well.

You can get the following products from Bizzy Becs Online store so go have a look.
Arleens tacky glue,Ranger distress ink pads,Impression obsession Die -Feathers,Darkroom door texture stamp-Harlequin, Darkroom door eclectic stamp-coffee stain, perfect pearl mists-Biscotti and blue patina, memory box stencils-texture diamond and Rings & puddles,memory box letter die- alphabet soup.