Friday, 6 December 2019

A Beautiful Moment Captured by Michelle Henderson

Hi my (Bee) Arty friends!

I have an great new page for you today - I'm so in love with it!!

What do you think so far?

I started off with Colour Artist Inks in Sunburnt and Cranberry, both of which I thinned down with so much water as I only wanted a pale colour to match the colour of my cut file. I applied it on the diagonal using smooshing and drips initially, then a brush to draw it out a little. 

I grabbed my Colour Shimmer Powder in Navy and mixed it with water, and lightly brushed some towards the edges of where the cut file was going.

I had some left over, so I dragged a flower mask through the mix and stamped with it here and there. 

At this stage I felt it would be a little strong still, so I drybrushed some Heavy White Gesso very lightly over it with a fan brush. I loved how that worked!

The last part of my background was a thin coat of Blush Colour Paste through a stencil at 3 different points.

I added my cut file, photos and embellies then, all except the bow was Cocoa Vanilla Midnight collection. 

Here's the final page 💕

Thanks for joining me today!

Friday, 29 November 2019

Relaxing by Suzy Loudon

Hi everyone. I was very excited when I got my hands on some of the Love & Grace Paper range. I just LOVE it. So first opportunity I grabbed one of my favourites & this is what I came up with.

To begin with I tore the edges of "Lucinda" & stuck it down on some black card.

Using the 'Imagine' Stencil I first spread Just Blue Colour Paste then lightly spread Singin' The Blues Colour Paste over the top.

Then using one of the earlier Colour Blast Stamp sets I did some random stamping.

Using Duke Shimmer Dust I activated a small amount with water. Using plastic I stamped it on my page.

Using Navy Shimmer Dust I lightly sprayed some cheese cloth with a spray I have made up. I gently dried it with my heat gun.

I embossed my chipboard with Jet Black Embossing Powder.

To colour my white flowers I used Marine Artist Ink. I varied from dipping the flower into the pot to mixing with various amounts of water to give various shades.

Using Snow White Colour Paste I used a mould to make flourishes.

Assembling my page I added art stones, butterflies & a flair. Keeping it pretty simple. Here's some close-ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Monday, 25 November 2019

Sweet Little Sucker by Michelle Henderson

Hi all you crafty people!

My latest layout started out as a grid pattern, but I just couldn't bear to cover too much of the background 😁

Here's a wee taste...just look at that sparkle!

I used Colour Artist Inks to tint some Heavy White Gesso, starting with Oasis. I brayered a section with this, applying it quite heavily as I wanted to create some texture with it.

I added some Colour Shimmer Dust in Peacock, and mixed it a little, but not fully so there would be some striations. 

For the pink parts of the grid, I used Slipper Colour Artist Ink and Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust. 

After that, I used plain Heavy White Gesso through a stencil for added texture.

As a final touch for the background, I splattered a little of the clear Colour Shimmer Marker

I put everything together using some Cocoa Vanilla that was on my desk. I so love this photo of my great niece!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 15 November 2019

Spread Your Wings and Fly. by Suzy Loudon

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing a layout using  the gorgeous Spread Your Wings Collection.

To begin with I matted my photo using sections from Keep Calm, Spread Kindness & Earth Angels papers. I added cardboard between sheets to add height.

I painted some chipboard with Heavy White Gesso.

I made up my own paint colours. To begin with I added 3 drops of Mermaid Artist Ink & 1 drop of Calypso Artist Ink to some Heavy White Gesso. Once mixed well I painted some flowers & parts of my chipboard.

I then add 4 more drops of Mermaid Artist Ink for a deeper colour. And again painted some flowers & more of the chipboard.

I then added a few drops of Grass Artist Ink for a more greener colour. Again I painted the chipboard & some flowers.


I then used the paint that was just in my lid & added more Mermaid. And painted. 

And then some more Mermaid!!

Using the Seeker metal die I cut out some black card.

Using both the darker paint on the lid & lighter in container I splattered around the page.

I then Splattered some watered down Heavy White Gesso.

I was really impatient so dried with a heat gun. It was really cool when some of the thick splotches raised right up.

I fussy cut the green butterflies from the collection, and along with the gesso painted butterflies I went over them with the Clear Shimmer Pen

I used the Clear Shimmer pen to highlight the flowers also.

I didn't add much more.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy