Friday, 18 September 2020

Small Things Grow with Great Love by Tracey Campbell

 Hello it is Tracey Campbell here with a Design Team share. Today I am once again sharing a layout that I have created using a mix of the wonderful Colour Blast by Bee Arty products and  the Fearless, Brave and Free Collection. The media I wanted to focus on for this layout is the delicious and versatile Colour Shimmer Sprays, I will show you a few simple ways to use them to create this layout of my eldest daughter Bronte all dressed up as a little fairy.

 Small Things Grow with Great Love


 First up I used grabbed the Confidence, Strength and Positive papers from the Fearless, Brave and Free Collection. I cut a 15 cm strip from the Positive - black and white side and put it away for a bit later on. From the Confidence and Strength papers I used Flower Power metal die and cut two sets of flowers from each paper. I also cut another set of flowers from a piece of scrap patterned paper that had the same tones of colours as the Confidence and Strength papers.


 Next I used a clear drying glue and built up the flowers by adhering the outlines of the flowers to the flower petals. Make sure that you mix and match the papers.


On a 12x12 sheet of white card stock slowly spray some squirts of the Blush Colour Shimmer Spray. I have found that if you press the spray bottle down slowly it sprays bigger drops of spray and this was the effect I was after.


 The photo below show the larger droplets of spray and the positioning of where I sprayed the Blush Colour Shimmer Spray.


 Once the Blush Colour Shimmer Spray was dry I sprayed Stormy Weather Colour Shimmer Spray through the Dusk Stencil. I used the packaging from the Dusk Stencil as a shiled over my 12x12 cardstock so that I would only get the Colour Shimmer Spray where I wanted it.


 Once dry I took the top off the Singin' the Blues Colour Shimmer Spray and used the straw to flick droplets over the Stormy Weather and Blush Colour Shimmer Sprays.


 In the photo below you can see how the base cardstock looks with the Colour Shimmer Sprays used three different ways.


 Next up I used the DeVine metal dies to cut out a few vines from white cardstock.


 I then sprayed them with Stormy Weather Colour Shimmer Spray.


 Here they are drying, I just wanted to show you that I did not drench them in the spray just enough to give a grey/silver effect to them.

Putting the layout together. Take the Positive strip that you cut way back in step one and adhere slightly off center on to the 12x12 cardstock. Make sure that you put the black and white (B-side) facing up. Using the Confidence and Strength papers from the Fearless, Brave and Free Collection, double mat a 6x4 portrait photo and stick onto the top of the Positive strip (see the final layout for the correct positioning). Next using 3 Dimensional tape adhere the die cut flowers so that they run diagonally across the base - run them over the Colour Shimmer Sprays and tuck them under the flowers.

The finishing touches. Once you are happy with how your flowers look tuck the DeVines amongst them. You can trim the DeVines down so that they fit. Cut out the word title "Small Things with Great Love" from the Free 12x12 Wordsheet in the Fearless, Brave and Free Collection. Snip it in half so that "Small Things" and "with Great Love" are two separate pieces. Use the 365 Alphas metal dies to cut out the word "Grow" from the Strength patterned paper and using a black felt tip pen outline the edges.

Lastly adhere some small paper flowers and pearl gems randomly over the layout.

Thanks for stopping in, I hope that I have inspired you to pull out your Colour Shimmer Sprays and metal dies and get creative.




Thursday, 17 September 2020

Don't Give A Damn! II Chrissi Mannix

Hello Lovelies,

Today I am playing in my art journal, and using a mixture of stencils to create a unique focal image. 

Starting with Colour Sprays, I have created my background, using them with a paint brush to give me a water coloured background. I've added layers of colour to give me a vibrant background. 

Using my stencils, I have added texture to my background, and then also made my focal point., 
I have used to separate quote stencils combined, to make a unique quote. 

I really love how this page turned out. To see it come together, check out the process video.

Products Used:

Love Colour Spray 

Bubblegum Colour Spray

Saffron Colour Spray

Boxed In a5 Stencil

Like a Boss a5 Stencil

Keep going a5 Stencil

Thnaks for stopping by

Chrissi xxx

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Faux Mixed Media Layout by Julie Schinkel

  Hi everyone, I'm back on the Bee Arty blog today sharing a layout created using the brand new "Fearless, Brave and Free" collection by Fiona Paltridge. If you don't like getting your hands dirty using mixed media products, I'll show you how you can get around that problem using this collection.

To start, cut out a frame using the B side of the "Positive" 12x12 paper, then cut a piece of the Bee Arty white cardstock down to 11" x 11".
Lightly stencil the top left and bottom right of the photo area using the "Free Hand" A5 stencil and black ink. I added more stenciling after I had finished as my original stenciling was hidden under the layers. Stamp randomly using the "Fearless" Clear Stamp and black ink. I wanted a softer look so I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, but any black ink will work.

Fussy cut the largest blue area on the "Comfort Zone" 12x12 paper, cut in half. Fussy cut some of the splotches from the "Strength" and "Chance" 12x12 papers. I've circled the areas that I have used. Adhere as shown on the finished layout.

Cut two circles from the B side of the "Strength" 12x12 paper. Cut one in half and adhere as shown on the finished layout.

Fussy cut the circled elements from both of the "Leap" and the reverse cover bonus sheet 12x12 papers. Adhere as shown. Cut the title from the "Free" 12x12 Word Sheet.

Once all your layers are down add further stenciling, also lightly stencil over the coloured splotches to tie it all together. I had some washi tape sitting on my desk so I decided to add some for some extra contrast.

Die cut the "Frame" Metal Die five times from black cardstock and adhere. This will add some dimension and strength to the frame and also give it a 'chipboard' look. Adhere frame and photo to the layout. Adhere the second black circle and title onto the bottom corner of the frame.

Here are some close ups so you can see how I've created the page.

Bee Arty Products Used:
Fearless, Brave and Free Collection: Positive 12x12 paper

Other Products Used:
 Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
washi tape
I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, happy crafting.
Julie xx


Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Acetate Tag - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have a tag to share with you made using lots of amazing products from Bee Arty!
I created this tag as part of last weekend's Great Australian Craft Show and you can see a video here


I've created the tag using some plain acetate/transparency and the new Fearless Brave Free Collection designed by Fiona Paltridge. 

My tag is 8cm wide by 16cm long. I stamped along the left edge and bottom of the tag using Stazon and the Fearless stamp. Then I applied Deep Water Colour Paste through the Directions stencil also along the left and bottom of the tag.

I added some ribbons to the top of the tag and an embellishment cluster along the bottom. The cluster included papers from the Fearless Brave Free paper collection, Black die cuts from the Abstract circles metal dies, white gauze and a flair. 

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Monday, 14 September 2020

"Happiness is......" by Anita Enright

Hi Everyone

Where has the time gone.  We are again half way through the month. I wanted to share with you a layout that I created using the Find Paradise range designed by Fiona Paltridge. To date these are still pretty much my favourite papers of all the collections available from Bee Arty.

The base for the layout was created using a white cardstock base, stamped with the Tropical Forest stamp and the Sunburnt Artist Ink and also a basic black ink pad from my stash.
From the Entangled patterned paper I cut 4 pieces the same size.  Mixing a little of the Sunburnt Artist Ink with some of the Heavy White Gesso I smooshed around the edges of the patterned paper and allowed to dry. I used one of the images from the Breathe patterned paper to mat my photo on.

I cut out a couple of the images from the Botanicals cut apart sheet and coloured them using a watercolour brush and the Sunburnt Artist Ink. I also added some fussy cut images from the cut apart sheet.

I added some matching twine around the back of one of the patterned papers and also mounted a couple of the pieces on foam tape to give the layout a little dimension. I finished with selecting some words from the Relax word sheet to match in with my photo and I also cut out the glass from the Breathe patterned paper.

This collection is just perfect for all your holiday and summertime photos.
Grab it while you can.  Everything about this collection is stunning.  
Until next time.....
 Happy Creating.
Anita E



Sunday, 13 September 2020

Stamps - by Tracy Jackson

                                                          Good Morning Bee Arty Fans

 Today I am showing you a great idea on how to use those scraps you just cant bare to throw away

I am always on the hunt for ephemera for my cards and now my very first junk journal. So I decided to make some stamps using left over paper from Spread Your Wings collection

Firstly I cut the paper to the size I wanted - 3 x 4.5cm. Stamped and coloured the rose from Forever Stamp set to match the paper and then fussy cut the butterflies from the same collection 

I then used the brick stamp that comes in the Life Is Tough Stamp set as a background element

Fussy cut the roses then glue into place. I then inked up the edges

Now time to glue onto an old paper page. You can use any glue for this, I brushed matte meduim over the top to give it a bit of protection.

I left to dry for a couple hours then cut around edges making sure to left some of the text from paper showing as a boarder

I was really pleased on hoe these turned out... I ended up spending a whole afternoon relaxing making at least 50 of stamps!

Until next time... Happy crafting