Tuesday, 17 May 2022

"All You Need Is Love" by Charmane Koch

 Hello & Happy Tuesday to you all!

Well, I have just got back Sunday night from a lovely Bee Arty Retreat! And it was definitely what I needed to refresh & reboot! Although now, I am in recovery mode - Retreat Hangover! LOL!

Thanks so much to Paige for EVERYTHING! I would be beside myself, with last minute changes to the venue & sorting everything out! But it did in the end, and it was AMAZING!

Anyway, so while I was there I managed to scrap a "few" layouts - too much chatting does limit the amount to create!

I wanted to share with you one of the two layouts I created based on the May Moodboard/Sketch Challenge at Bee Arty... 

I went with the colours and added a few flowers based on the image of the flowers too....

I started off by gathering all the Bee Arty colours - Candy, Sunflower, Apple of My Eye & Blush - either in Mica Powder or Shimmer Dust - splattering these colours to Bee Arty Thick White Cardstock that I had added White Heavy Gesso too.

I have then collected some bits and pieces that I have accumulated on my scrappy table to create clusters around my photo. The photo I have matted using one of the lovely NEW Bee the Sunshine papers, I have also backed the White Cardstock with Bee the Sunshine Paper too.

I've coloured the #bestday chipboard with Wine Shimmer Dust & also the Diamond Metal Die.

I've stamped the cute Man & Woman stamp from the Scrabble - Clear Stamp Set randomly on the page using the Apple of my Eye Mica Powder & Water.

Here is the end result...

So, if you haven't already make sure you give it a go if you haven't already!

PS... here's a sneak of the other layout I created based on the sketch.... using the NEW Snow White Shimmer Spray - it's so gorgeous!

Thanks for popping in! Now, time to get scrappy!

XO Charm

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Moments Like These - With Karyn Schultz!

  Hi Bee Arty Lovelies! 
It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of fabulous arty products from Bee Arty.
I'm playing along with the May mood-sketch challenge. We would love for you to join in with this challenge and be in the running to win a Bee Arty online voucher. You have until May 30th and you need to upload your challenge here (please follow challenge rules). 
For my page I've been inspired by both the colours and the sketch of this mood-sketch challenge.
I started with a sheet of 350gsm Heavy White Cardstock and used a painting with plastic technique to add Apple of my Eye and Stormy Weather Mica powders.
Then I added splatters of Apple of my Eye, Stormy Weather and Peach Nectar Mica powders.
I added stamping using the Forever Always stamp, from the Forever My Always collection, and Black Archival ink.
I added texture to my page using the My Lady A4 stencil (from the Forever My Always collection) and some Peach Nectar Mica powder mixed with a white crackle texture paste (or heavy white gesso would work well also). 

Here is my completed page. My Horse Tommy is such a character - he makes me laugh!
To complete the page I've added photo mats and strips of paper along the top of the page using Embrace Change paper offcuts. 
I've added fussy cut images also from the Embrace Change paper collection.  
I've added a bird diecut from the Bird Talk metal die set
  a flower diecut from the Calendula metal die set (Bohemian Bliss collection),
and a large flower from the My Flower metal die
The diecuts were created using 250gsm White Cardstock and Matte Brown foil Mirror cardstock.

Words were cut from the Embrace Change paper collection. 
 I added a metal flair, paperclip and chevron wood veneer from my stash.

Lastly I've added journalling using a fine black Life of Colour paint pen

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Monday, 9 May 2022

Creative Soul by Linda Pearson

For this project I used some elements from the new and amazing Bee the Sunshine Paper Collection Pack designed by Fiona Paltridge.  

This art journal page could be altered to include a photo to the layout if desired.


Products used to create the journal page listed below ... 

Bee the Sunshine Paper Collection Pack

Find your way clear stamp set

Floral arrangement clear stamp set

Gracious 12x12 scrapbook paper (reverse side - 1 quarter)

Honey 12x12 scrapbook paper – word sheet

Sunny days 12x12 scrapbook paper

Kindness 12x12 scrapbook paper (glass jar)

Pretty fields 12x12 scrapbook paper (reverse side)

Embossing powder – stormy weather

Versamark Stamp pad translucent

Dina Wakley Sedona acrylic paint

Carnation Pink and white paint

Paper doyley or mandala stencil

Mounting Tape

Cardboard off cuts

Double sided tape

Co-ordinating coloured twine

Archival Ink – smoked hickory

Blending tool



 Using the reverse side of the Pretty fields 12x12 scrapbook paper (reverse side) add the Find your way stamp with Versamark ink pad and stormy weather Embossing powder.  Heat set the powder with heat gun.

Cut out the glass jar tag from the Sunny days 12x12 scrapbook paper. Add some ghost stamping to the edges with the Find your way clear stamp set and black archival ink.

Fold the square doyley to form a smaller strip, colour the doyley with carnation pink and white paint pounced over the doyley.


 Add splatters using DW Sedona acrylic paint to the scrapbook paper, doyley and the glass jar tag.

Distress the edges of all cut outs with smoked hickory Archival Ink.


 Using an off cut of coloured scrapbook paper stamp some elements from the Floral arrangement clear stamp set with Versamark Stamp pad translucent, coated in stormy weather Embossing powder, heat set with heat gun. Fussy cut the stamped elements.


Add cut cardboard to suit both the cut paper sections. Add double sided tape to both pieces also.

Add double sided tape to the backside of doyley.



Add all the layers to the background cardstock; doyley, the ‘bee’ image from the Gracious 12x12 scrapbook paper, then finally add the glass jar tag. 



Adhere the fussy cut floral elements to the glass jar.  Add detailing using a coordinating paint pen.

Adhere the coloured twine under the glass jar card.

Cut the bee tag and wording from the Honey 12x12 scrapbook paper word sheet, adhere to the page using mounting tape.


 Thank you for stopping by and look forward to creating for you again very soon.  

 Bye for now!  cheers from Linda 


Sunday, 8 May 2022

In Every Woman by Tracey Campbell

Happy Mothers Day!! It is Tracey Campbell here again this morning with my latest Creative Team share, I decided that I would share a layout of myself today, seeing as it is Mothers Day.... so I thought why not me?? :) I love being a Mother and I love the newest collection from Bee Arty!! 

Have you seen the newest collection to the Bee Arty Range? It is so divine! I have been scrapping up storm with it and let me tell you that it is one of the easiest collections ever that I have used..... and every layout has come so nice.

Let me take you through my first layout that I have created with the Bee The Sunshine Collection.

In Every Woman.

On a 11x11 inch sheet of white cardstock I sprinkled a fine layer of Sunshine Colour Shimmer Dust, focusing the distribution mainly in the middle and bottom right hand corner of the cardstock. Activate with a fine mist of water.

While wet gently tap a few grains of the Tan Shimmer Dust over the top. When the dry Shimmer Dust hits the wet Shimmer Dust it will activate and weep into the Sunshine colour base. I used a Stanley blade to pick up a few grains of the Shimmer Dust at a time. 

To speed up the drying process I rolled a roll of paper towel over the wet Shimmer dust. This leaves an interesting texture in the Shimmer Dust, but don't panic as it dries without this look.

Using the straw from the Bubblegum Colour Spray flick droplets of the liquid over the base.

Here is how the base looked when finished.

Using a palette knife and the Abstract Daisy stencil spread some Bling Colour Paste through the stencil over the base. Focusing mainly on the middle and right hand side of the base. The Abstract A6 Daisy stencil is becoming one of my favourite stencils to date. The tiny daisies are just so cute.

I wasn't 100% sure if I was going to stick with just the Bling Colour Paste so I tried a bit of Tangareen Dream Colour Paste on the base, where I knew I would cover it up. When looking at the Bling and Tangareen Dream Colour Pastes together I knew that I wanted to keep the back ground soft so I didn't go ahead with using any more Tangareen Dream, it will be reserved for me to play with on another Bee the Sunshine project. Below is the finished background.

Tear a sheet of Painted Honeycomb patterned paper on the diagonal, start the top tear roughly 7cm from the top right hand corner and tear to the bottom left hand corner leaving about 9 cm of the bottom straight edge. Distress the torn edge with a distressing tool and adhere with the B side facing up. See the final layout photo for what the tear looks like.

Fussy Cut flowers, leaves the big bee on the flower and a title from the Sunny Days and Honey Patterned Papers.

I decided to use "There is A Queen Bee in Every Woman" title but wanted it in two lines so I snipped it in half and finished off the drew the border back in with a black pen.

Used some yellow tissue paper and pieces of Bee to A Flower patterned paper to mat my 10x9cm photo. Tuck the words "Bee Happy" under the photo on the top left hand corner, cut from the Honey patterned paper.

Adhere the matted photo to the base. 

Around the photo place some curled up cotton thread and used 3 dimensional tape to stick the flowers slickly under the photo. Place the majority of flowers on the right hand side of the photo and just a few as accents on the left hand side.

Making sure to tuck the flowers under the photo and across the cotton thread to anchor it down.

Last adhere the title in the bottom left hand corner of the layout.

Thanks for popping in, I hope that I have inspired you to have a look at this lovely new Bee the Sunshine Collection - pop into the store as I can guarantee that it won't last long.


Saturday, 7 May 2022

Mixed Media Birthday Card by Sunila

 Hello bee arty lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well! Today I'm sharing a step by step tutorial of a mixed media style birthday card!

Here's a look at the card

Step 1- Cut a card base- 10.5" x 5" and score at 5.25"

Step2- Stencil candles on a scrap piece of paper using colour pastes.

Step 3- Colour the flame with artist ink and fussy cut the candles. 

Step 4- Cut a piece of pattern paper slightly smaller than the white base. Add texture with stencil and inks.

Step 5- Add another layer of texture with background stamps and emboss it.

Step 5- Stamp other elements, colour them with inks and fussy cut them. I have also die cut some elements for this card. Finally put them all together and build a scene.

Products used:

Stencils- Candles, Fireworks 

Die- Party

Embossing Powders

Have a great weekend!