Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Life is Full of Beauty, by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi everyone,
today I'm sharing a tiny, tiny canvas, tiny like 10 cm tiny.


I started with a coat of White Heavy Gesso.  Once dried I've added a wash or water and Peacock Colour Shimmer Dust.  I wanted quite a pale background, so while it was still wet I have swiped across the surface with a paper towel.

Next I added some stamping with the Geo Grunge stamp set, making sure not to forget to do some of the edges.
 To add some texture to my background, I mixed some molding paste with Deep Water Mica Powder.  This has been used with the Scripted Stencil and then randomly spread over the surface with a palette knife.
While the paste was still wet I have sprinkled the top with some distress glitters, fairy dust and micro beads.  I left this overnight to dry.


I made a flower and some leave with paper clay and painted these with Shimmer Dust and water.  I stated with the lightest colour, Peacock, then in some of the grooves added Cobolt.  The Midnight was painted with a fine brush just around the top of the petals.


The leaves were painted the same, a layer of Paris and then some Lush.  While the leaves were still wet, I dropped a little of the Midnight and water mix onto them and this flowed down into the grooves.


Over the black edging i have added some Antique Shimmer Pen with a little Clear Shimmer Pen to the leaves.


Hope you've been inspired 💙


Saturday, 22 February 2020

Best Day Ever, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi all,

Today I am sharing a page made with the bright and shimmery Colour Shimmer Dusts. Such a fun product - you need these in your collection!

Here is a sneak....
 


 And here is how I created my project:


Start with a card swipe of Gesso on the flat white cardstock base. This step is important to seal the cardstock so that you can play with the colour on top, without it soaking in.

Next, I used some crackle paste through this stencil - Accidental sneak peek of a new product coming soon! Clearly I loved it and had to start using it immediately. Look out for it in March!

Next I sprayed some water on some old plastic packaging. I sprinkled Navy Colour Shimmer Dust to activate the colour.

Place the plastic packaging on the base and smoosh onto the cardstock. Then get some Peacock Colour Shimmer Dust and sprinkle the colour on the page.

Keep spraying water and heat dry the colour on the page. Navy and Peacock colour mingle together so perfectly.

I assembled my page and finished with some Bling Colour Shimmer Spray - some painted edges and splatters.

And here is my final page.







 Thanks for looking today!
Make sure you get some of these Shimmer Dusts!

Amanda


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Colour Shimmer Dusts: in Navy and Peacock
Bling Colour Shimmer Spray
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Friday, 21 February 2020

'The best is yet to come' by Elisa Ablett


Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest blog post for Bee Arty and Colour Blast.

Today I have a scrapbooking layout for you featuring the new and awesome paper collection by Tanya Froud and loads of other products from the Bee Arty Colour Blast mixed media range.

Here is the full layout, mostly monochromatic with big splashes of 'Citrus' Colour Artist Ink, yellow, grey and black and white is one of my favourite colour combinations.


To create depth to my layout, I stamped 'New Dawn' and 'Geo Grunge' stamps from the 365 collection onto white tissue paper and roughly tore around the edges. I then used a simple glue stick to add layers to my background.

I also used the Heavy Black Gesso through the "Interwoven' Stencil to create the rays which sit on the top half of the layout.  

Products used from Bee Arty:- 

 
  
 


Here are a few more close ups, you can see I added the Citrus ink to my background on the stamped butterfly to coordinate with my layout. The ink is perfect to colour white tissue paper!





Well that's it from me today!

Thank you for stopping by the blog, make sure you stop by the store to have a look at the great new collections and pick up a subscription while you are there!

Hugs 

Elisa x



Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Love Exists in Our Hearts & Souls Layout by Julie Schinkel

Hi Crafty Bees! Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the stunning collection designed by Sue Smyth called "Vampyre Rose". This collection captures both "dark and light" and can be used for wedding/formal projects, masculine projects or even what I have done here.. gone to the dark side!

Here is my finished layout with a brief tutorial so you can see how I created it.


Since I have used a lot of different elements from different papers, I've circled each one so you will know exactly which pieces to use.

Take the "Smitten" 12x12 paper to use as the base (reverse side). Cut out the "Love Exists in Our Hearts and Souls" quote from the "Smitten" 12x12 paper. If you don't have a spare sheet of the "Smitten" paper, you can carefully cut it out from your base, cover with scrap paper at the back and then place your embellishments over the area so you won't see it. Ink around the edge with Cranberry Artist Ink and a clean paint brush.


Lightly stencil around the centre photo area and random areas on each side using the "Devotion" stencil and Steel Colour Paste. It plays off the print in the paper perfectly.


Fussy cut the flower clusters from the "Immortal" 12x12 paper - front and back.


Cut out elements from the "Poison" 12x12 paper. You'll need the floral tag in tact. I've fussy cut the crow from the tag and kept the top and bottom to use as embellishments. The "Together Forever" was cut in half and used as part of the photo mat.


Cut the elements from the "Gargoyle" 12x12 paper. You'll need the medium wings, two black and white roses and the arch window which has been cut in half.


Cut floral elements from the "Beloved" 12x12 paper. I've used the reverse side for photo mat.


Using the dropper, take the Cranberry Artist Ink and dribble ink in five random places as shown. One from each side where you've stenciled coming in from the edge and three coming down from your photo area. It's meant to be blood but you can skip this part if you're not comfortable with it.

Use Cranberry Artist Ink and paint brush to edge the layout base. It doesn't have to be perfect, in fact, the messier the better. Splatter Cranberry Artist Ink with a clean paint brush randomly around the layout (make sure you cover your photo first).

Accent with red heart gems including the Crow's eye and red web trim.

Add some red ribbon to tags.

Here are some close up photos so you can see how I've created and embellished the page.