Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Dear Self, Stay Strong, by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi 👋 Sharing today an art journal page.

This background has been created by spreading some Heavy White Gesso onto the page with a palette knife.  While this as still wet I have sprinkled on a little Colour Shimmer Dust in Peacock and Cobalt and scraped them down the page.
Some Colour Paste in Sunshine has been added through the Circulate Stencil.

A little of the paste was scraped off from one of the circles and I have stamped with the Making Marks Stamp set to make a couple of wings.
These have been coloured with some Tombows and I have adhered a Graffiti Peep from Scrap FX.
My page has been finished off with a crown and a heart, and a few marks and scribbles.

Hope you've been inspired 💙

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Sweet memories, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi everyone,

Sometimes there are just perfect paper ranges for photos you have. Sue Smyth's Vampyre Rose collection was totally perfect for these photos of Olivia at Halloween last year.

I used lots of papers in the collection and stacked my three photos in the centre panel.

I used some Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling to add some shine to the background, and also to colour the heart and the butterfly.

I included die cuts, and fussy cut elements, and finished with lace, flowers, threads and bling from my stash.

Here are some close ups!

"Desire" Die cuts used in this cluster! And I LOVED the tags in this Poison paper! And loads of great things to fussy cut from this Gargoyle paper, including wings!

We are so lucky here at Bee Arty, to have amazing designers like Sue, creating fabulous collections!

Thanks for looking today!

Monday, 6 April 2020

'Colourful handmade cards' by Amy

Hi all you crafty people! It's Amy here with some colourful handmade cards. 

Here's a little teaser - just look at the brightness of these little beauties!

To start, I took three ready-made A5 white cards from my stash that were already scored. (They are 210 x 148 mm.)

Next, I trimmed three pieces of cardstock to be mounted onto the front of the cards.

For the white inserts, I primed with White Heavy Gesso - using an old gift card to apply the Gesso.

I also used some cellophane (actually some left over clear plastic packaging) to apply some water mixed with Colour Artist Ink in 'Citrus' and dried it with my heatgun.

On another sheet of heavy white cardstock I repeated the same technique - to be used for the flowers.

As you can see, I have done this technique for the three colours: 'Oasis', 'Slipper' as well as the 'Citrus'. Note to allow plenty of drying time between each colour - or, alternatively,to speed up the process you could use a heatgun.

Using a permanent-based ink, stamp the Floral Delights 2 clear stamp flowers over the three colours! ...and then fussy-cut the flowers out.

As pictured, I stamped a strip of the Meridian Clear Stamp Set over the water colour background. The flowers will be placed over this black strip.

After I layered the pretty flowers onto the cards - to add some bling - I used a Shimmer Pen in 'Clear'. It is hard to see all the shimmer and shine in the photos, but it is there! 😊

Finally, for the sentiment on the black card I die-cut using the Bee Arty '365 Alphas' die set with my trusty Cuttlebug. Then I finished off the cards by adding some embellishments as pictured. 

Take a look at these close ups.

Products used:
- Colour Artist Inks - Citrus, Oasis, Slipper
- Heavy Gesso - White
- Shimmer Pen - Clear
- Bee Arty Die Set - 365 Alphas
- Stamp Sets - Floral Delights 2; Meridian

Other products:
- A5 cards - white
- Cardstock - black; heavy white
- Permanent ink - black

Thank you for stopping by - and happy crafting! Amy

Saturday, 4 April 2020

with Lisa Amiet

Hello Bee Arty Fans!
It's Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you.

I have loads of bits and pieces left over from my 'Forever My Always' March kit, 
so I have created another layout to inspire you.


For this layout I have used a piece of Navy Cardstock as my base.
I have fussy cut the frame and florals from the 'Heart Beat' paper.

I have adhere the frame to the navy cardstock, 
only by the centre, not adhering the edges.

I have then used the 'Jute Trim' from the kit,
cut into pieces, to the sizes of the straight pieces around the frame. 

I have then adhered the trim, just under the edge of the cut frame. 

Next, I have fussy cut a floral spray from the 'Gentle Heart' paper. 
I have also fussy cut the floral from the journal card, from 'Heart & Soul'.

I have layered and adhered these pieces to the bottom left corner of frame. 

I have then cut pieces from the 'Heart Beat' & 'Best by Far' papers.
I have layered these into the centre of my page, overlapping floral corner cluster.

I have then fussy cut floral and foliage from the 'Gentle Heart' paper,
and adhered to right side of photo, layering with photo matt.

I have then adhered a final flower to the bottom left corner of photo,
 with foam tape, for added dimension.

To finish I have added a simple chipboard title that I already had on hand. 

I really love all the gorgeous tones of blue in this collection, 
and I couldn't help but get another layout done with it. 
Perfectly finishing my daughters Year 12 Formal Album.

I hope that you like what I have created 

Until next time!!


Thursday, 2 April 2020

Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts - Full Colour swatches

Hi everyone!

Today we share the 13 colours of the Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts. Shimmer Dusts continue to be one of our most popular products!

Shimmer Dusts are dye powders, filled with shimmer and shine! The powder comes in a small pot, and a little powder goes a LONG way! Mix with waters or other mediums for all your paper craft and art projects.

How I made the tags:

To create these tags - I sealed the squares of white cardstock with Gesso, and also used Gesso through a stencil for some texture.

Next, I tapped a small amount of the powder on the card, and I sprayed with water to activate the colour. I dried the colour with a heat gun. I also used the colour and water to colour the lace, shown at the top of the tags.

I assembled the tags, with the white squares, now coloured, onto some kraft background, with matching coloured lace stapled to the top!

Here are the 13 colours:

Our full range of colours are available now in store:

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Welcome to April! from Bee Arty

Good evening Bee Arty fans and welcome to April!

We are excited to be here!


And we are looking forward to bringing you a MEGA BLOG month! We have so many amazing projects to share this month! Stop by our blog often!

Here are some sneak peeks:


And don't miss our new Creative Challenge!

Load your entries to our album in the Creative Corner!

And we have lots of great specials in store, so check out our website now!

Paige and Amanda