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Well this piece I am sharing with you all today was originally made as part of my DT inspiration but unfortunately without any notice Making Memories Crafting blog has gone none of us who were apart of the DT know what has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 :)

Kelly 
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.

Kelly
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.

Kelly 
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

Kelly
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.

Kelly
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
Notebook
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.

Kelly 
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

Kelly 
Xx The Crafty Bat xX



Friday, 29 September 2017

Home Sweet Home

Hi all

Well can you believe it, it is challenge number 100 over at Scrapping4FunChallenges, this months theme is Animals
 Sponsored by:


For my inspiration piece I have used Bird House 


For this card I have used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Ornate Frame Die
Petal Lu Flowers
5x7 Blank Card

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

Kelly
Xx The Crafty Bat xX




Thursday, 28 September 2017

Fairyland Keepsake Box

Hi all


Today I have a new keepsake box I have been working on over the last few days to show you all, this beauty is going to be available to purchase in another Market Night I am taking part in.

So lets get to showing you the keepsake box


I absolutely love how this turned out and I will most definitely be doing more, Now to show you the rest of the box






Now for the inside of the box 



And last but not least a final picture of the top of the box 


I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest keepsake box and you like it as much as I do and it gives you some inspiration.

Now to tell you all where you will be able to purchase this piece.... This will be available in the Mystical Magical Myth Market Night on the 4th November - 5th November. There will be more products from me available on the night and from other sellers, I hope you will join us and do some online shopping from the comfort of your own home.

Kelly
Xx The Crafty Bat xX






Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Christmas Fairy

Hi all

Well it is new challenge day over at Day Dreamer Challenges and the theme for this month's challenge is:
Anything Goes

This months challenge is sponsored by:

Here is my inspiration using Chrissy the Christmas Spirit Fairy



For this creation I used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
5x7 Card

I hope this has given you some inspiration and I can not wait to see what you do for this challenge. 

Kelly
Xx The Crafty Bat xX


Friday, 22 September 2017

3D Witch Hat

Hi all.

Today's blog post is to share with you all my creation I have done for the monthly progressive challenge over at Simply Betty.

I wanted to do something a little different this month instead of the usual card or mixed media piece, as soon as I saw this month's image I knew straight away what I was going to do.

3D Witch's Hat


For this creation I used the following products:
Spectrim Noir Markers
Designer Series Paper
Black Soot - Distress Ink

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have done for the progressive challenge and that it gives you some inspiration. I really enjoyed making this 3D project and then decorating it making sure I followed the guidelines for the challenge.

Kelly
Xx The Crafty Bat xX


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Steampunk Skull Mixed Media Keepsake Box


Hi All

Welcome back to another blog post, Today's post is a mixed media piece which I have created for the Samhain/Halloween Market Night I am taking part in, so the box will be available to purchase from there.. All details of this will be at the end of this post.

Now let's get to showing you all the Keepsake Box

The whole box has been made from medium weight chipboard which has then been given a generous coating of Black Gesso.

The lid features a beautiful Steampunk Skull which has been achieved using a mixture of products including Copper Guilding Flakes, It also features some cogs which have been cue from greay board these have then been painted black and then given a highlight of metallic copper paint 


On the sides and front again there is more of the cogs



The closure is magnetic so it can be kept closed and is easy to open


The inside of the box has been lined with some beautiful metallic grey textured card stock.




I hope you have liked seeing my keepsake box and if you are interested in purchasing it, you will find it over at The Crafty Witchette's Samhain/Halloween Market Night  



There will be plenty of other handmade products which have been made by talented crafters from all over the world.

Don't forget I now also have an Etsy store which can be found here - The Crafty Bat
My Facebook Page: The Crafty Bat (My creations and Stampin' Up! can be found on here)
Instagram: The Crafty Bat.

Kelly 
Xx The Crafty Bat xX 



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Flutterby Bright

Hi all

Today is NEW challenge day over on the Sheepski Designs Facebook Group as always the theme is Anything Goes.

So for my inspiration piece this month I wanted to do some mixed media art and I have used the lovely Flutterby digi stamp

So here is what I have been busy creating


To create this mixed media canvas the products I have used are as follows:
Canvas
Flutterby Digi Stamp 
Distress Crayons
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Dylusions Stencil
Texture Paste
Brick Wall Stencil
Kaiser Mists
Indigoblu Metallic Paint
Stickles - Star Dust 

I hope this canvas has inspired you for this months challenge and I can not wait to see what you do. Don't forget you can use my code SKIKELLY10 to get a discount on your digi's from SheepSki Designs 

Kelly
Xx The Crafty Bat xX