Sunday, 15 October 2017

Enter If You Dare

Hi lovelies

Well this piece I am sharing with you all today was originally made as part of my DT inspiration but unfortunately without any notice Making Memories Crafting blog has gone none of us who were apart of the DT know what has happened. So I thought I would still share my make with you all

For this card I have used a lovely digi image from Besties and here it is 

For this piece I have used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Inks - Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Black Soot
Watering Can - Archival Ink
Onyx Black - Versafine Ink
Whisper White Cardtsock 
Tim Holtz Blending Tool

I really enjoyed bringing this piece to life and being able to play with my new goodies it was so much fun and doing one of my fav techniques to do the background.

I hope this gives you plenty of inspiration and if you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment :)

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 13 October 2017

Fall Is In The Air

Hi all

Today is new challenge day over at Scrapping4FunChallenges. So I have my DT Inspiration make to share with you all.

This months theme is Autumn Colours and is sponsored by Cute As A Button Stamps

Here is my creation for this months challenge 

For this month's inspiration piece I have done a Bridge Card and used the beautiful 

To do this card I have used the following products
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Oxide Inks - Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade
Painted Harvest Stamp Set (For the sentiment)
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

I love how this all came together with the lovely warm Autumn colours and the leaves, the sentiment from the stamp set finished this off perfectly.

I hope my card has given you some inspiration and I can not wait to see what you all create for this challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would also like to enter this piece into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chick's - Fall
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
DLART - Fall Colours
Moving Along With The Times - Autumn/Fall

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Peace On Earth Christmas Card

Hello Lovelies

Today I have another card to share with you all which again is showing you the same fun technique as I showed the other day but using different products.

Here we have a beautiful Christmas Card 

Side on view of the card, to show the effect

I love how this one came out, again simple but effective.

To make this card I used the following products:

I hope this Christmas Card has given you even more inspiration and has shown you how different something can look just by changing what stamps you use.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Steampunk Mixed Media Skull Canvas

Hello Lovelies.

Well it is all go here at HQ as I have a couple of market nights I am taking part in so have been busy working on products for those,I also have a class I am teaching in November so have been busy getting things in order for all that amongst much more.

So today I have a new creation to share with you all which has been made for the Halloween market night I am taking part in. 

Here is my Steampunk Mixed Media Skull Canvas

This picture was taken with the flash on with a little more light

Here we have some close up pictures to show the detail and texture on the canvas

A close up picture of the skull in the centre of the canvas 

Lastly another picture of the canvas but this time with not flash

This canvas was so much fun to bring to life and I love how it all came together. 
The products I used to make this piece are as follows:

9 x 9 inch Canvas
Sand Texture Paste 
Crackle Paste 
Modelling Paste
Glass Bead Gel
Grey Board Cogs and Gears which I die cut using the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears #2
Black Gesso
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Waxes (I used a mixture of Opal Magic and Antique Brilliance)
Indigo Blue Miss Moneypenny Metallic Paint
Indigo Blu Kingfisher Blue Metallic Paint
Mike Deakin Steampunk Skull Stencil

I am loving working with the Art Alchemy waxes they are so easy to use and give a stunning effect, they also smell really nice too, as you can see from the list I used a variety of different materials to give me the texture and look I was going for.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this and it has given you some inspiration to get your mixed media products out and to get messy and creative, remember there are no mistakes only happy accidents.

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, this canvas will be available to purchase in a market night which will be running on Facebook on 13th October

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 9 October 2017

Handmade Hope Card

Hello Crafters

Today I have something a little different to share with you all, some of you may have seen this technique before now and some of you may have not. I love this technique and can not get enough of using this technique on cards.

Today's card to share with you all is Hope

Side on view of the card to show you the effect

Doesn't it look beautiful, Simple but very effective and you can achieve so many different looks with this technique.

For this card I used the following products:

A lovely simple but effective card and a fun technique to use. I love the stamp set I used on this piece it is also available as a bundle with the matching dies, when you purchase the Ribbon Of Courage Bundle you save 10%.

There is a few special offers running at the moment, click on either image to be taken to the products on offer in my store

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card and it gives you some inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Altered Notebook Mixed Media

Hello everyone

I hope everyone is well, Things have been a little quiet on here due to me being very busy with Design Team projects, Stampin' Up! projects and getting prepared for my class in November on top of everything else.

Anyways let's get on to what I have to share with you all today. This little project was just a bit of fun and something I have wanted to try for a few weeks and finally got time to do it o I wanted to share it with you all.

Here we have my Mixed Media Altered Notebook

This picture was taken with the flash on 

Back view with the flash

View of the notebook opened with the flash 

Now for a couple of picture without the flash and in as natural light as possible in my house

I absolutely love how this turned out and will say the pictures do not do this any justice at all in person it looks beautiful.

To do this piece I used the following products
Glue Gun
Tissue Paper
Liquid Glue
Black Acrylic Paint
Prima Marketing - Art Alchemy Opal Magic Wax - Green Brocade
Indigo Blu - Miss Moneypenny Metallic Paint

As you can see it took minimal supplies to achieve this and it was so much fun to do, so this has gone from a boring notebook to a beautiful mixed media Spell Book with 3D Spider Web and Spells on the front cover.

I hope this inspires you to give this a try, you can do so many different designs with just using a hot glue gun. I hope you have lots of fun trying this.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Cute Witch

Hey Hey 

Today is new challenge day over at A Perfect Time To Craft and this months challenge is sponsored by 

So for my inspiration piece I have used the lovely Cute Witch Digi Stamp and here is what I have done.

For this piece I used the following Products:
5x7 Card
Cute Witch Digi
Spectrum Noir Markers
Master Detective Paper - Graphic 45
Black and Orange Corestock Card
Flower Embellishment

As you can see on my focal image the lovely witch is stood in front of a tree which I hand sketched and coloured into the image to add some depth to it.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my inspiration and don;t forget to check out the other inspiration makes by the other wonderful Design Team ladies

Xx The Crafty Bat xX