Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Discover, Create - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have an art journal page to share with you made using lots of amazing products from Bee Arty.
I'm creating in a 8x10 DWM media journal on one of the cotton rag watercolour pages.

For my background I have started by applying Berry Colour Artist ink using a painting with plastic technique. Then I have added splatters of Berry, Marine and Citrus Colour Artist inks

I mix some Passion Colour Shimmer Dust with a white modelling/texture paste in a paint palatte. Using texture paste results in a chalky mat finish to the stencilled image. You could use a heavy gloss gel instead (or heavy mat gel) to give a more glossy translucent effect similar to that of Colour Paste.

Apply this paste through the Circulate stencil in places.
 Add stamping to the page using the Life Is Tough Stamp Set.
Here is my finished page.

I found the picture on Pinterest and printed it out on photo paper. I've matted some old book paper and white muslin under 2 corners of the photo and added some Tim Holtz small talk word stickers. Lastly I've added doodling around the edge of the page using a Fude ball pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Monday, 13 July 2020

"Blooming into a Woman" by Anita Enright

Hi Everyone

I wanted to share with you a layout I created using Colour Blast by Bee Arty's Trendsetter collection.  I love these papers due to the colour combinations of blues and purples. Michelle Grant again designed a gorgeous collection.

Over the patterned paper I added some background stenciling.  I added some colour to my medium using the Passion Shimmer Dust to use with several stencils including the Croquis #2 stencil from the collection.  The Passion shimmer dust was also used to colour a couple of feathers and a couple of lace flowers.  I also coloured a further couple of lace flowers using some Oasis Artist Ink. Using some Embossing Powder in Lovely Lilac and Just Blue to colour the title.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time - keep creating.

Anita E

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Fly High, Dream Big by Tracy Jackson

Good morning Bee Arty fans...

Today I want to show you a card that I have used many stamps from 5 different Bee Arty Stamp Sets!

For this card I wanted to add a bit more detail to the flower set from Floral Delights 1.
So firstly I stamps a background stamp from Textiles Stamp Set. At this stage I really didnt have a clear idea on how many flowers I wanted so just stamped a few extra.

Next I stamped the 3 different sizes of flowers from Floral Delights 1

At this stage I could have coloured them in with Bee Arty Colour Artists Inks, but decided to fussy cut first and put them to the side - confession time... I still had no idea in mind on what I was doing!

This next stage is when an idea started to form. 
Firstly I selected two Artist Ink colours - Lime and Spice. splattered them both on a card and added some water at top to make it run down and around the edges.
Next I selected 3 stamps for the boarders from Confidential Stamp set and stamped these with Archival Ink

I just had to add the Bee stamp from Make Me Happy Stamp set. 
Then mounted card face on black cardstock to make it "pop"
I then coloured the flowers in the same colours as the background using the Artist Inks and watercolour pen

Finally before placing all together I felt like something was missing - there was too much space on the background for me, so I added the wire stamp from Life Is Tough Stamp Set
I also stamped another bee - fussy cut, coloured in copics then stuck down on top of stamped image. I

Finally happy and all glued down I mounted onto a white card.
I added some stickles to wings of bee and white pen to highlight flowers.

This was a real mix and match card using all those different stamp sets, if it works why not? Your only limited by your own imagination
Until next time... Happy crafting

Friday, 10 July 2020

Fabulous by Tracey Campbell

Hello everyone, today I am sharing a simple layout with you using a few bits and pieces from a mix of ranges. This is a great way to mix and match what scraps you may have left over from your stash.
First fussy cut some flowers, I picked this one from the Fabulous paper in the Trendsetter range. 
Tear the top off a 12x12 sheet of paper, I used the B side of Progress from the Art Farty range. Adhere it to a contrasting pieces of paper and tear it off so a thin strip is peeking out from underneath it. Adhere both papers to a 12x12 piece of cardstock.
Using some gel medium or glossy accents and a palette knife spread it over the top of the Sparkle Stencil.
In this photo you can see the positioning of where I have applied the small flowers from the Sparkle Stencil. Let it dry completely.
Spray some Sunshine Colour Shimmer Srap over the dried gel medium flower images.
While the Shimmer Spray is still wet place some plastic packaging over it and spray around, lift and repeat a few times to get a random layer of Shimmer Spray across the page.
Here is how the Sunshine Colour Shimmer Spray looks spread out over the stencilled flowers. Leave to dry.
 Once dry spray small amounts of Singin The Blues Colour Shimmer Spray across the page. Leave to dry.
Using the small flower bunch stamp from the All Class Stamp set and some purple ink, stamp the flowers on the page. I placed mine so that the flowers would peek out from under where I will place the photo.
Cut the fussy cut flowers into smaller pieces so that the can be distributed around the page. In this photo you can see how I have cut them up and positioned them on the page. Adhere with a good glue as it can be difficult keeping paper stuck down on top of mixed mediums. 
Lastly add the photo, a tirle and journalling. A simple page that is fun to create.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope I inspired you to try to mix up the ranges.

Happy scrapping.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Make Life Sparkle by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi there,  today I'm sharing another mixed media page.

This one started with another background made by smooshing some Colour Blast Sprays and Colour Artist Inks between 2 pieces of card.

I've then used the That Way Stencil and a baby wipe to remove some of the colour.

With a make up sponge I then added some Heavy Black Gesso through some parts of the Circulate Stencil.

I have used the stencil as a template for stitching, poking holes in the card and then threading to make it easier.

A little doodling and some Jane Davenport washi paper and it was all done.

Hope you've been inspired 💙

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Be Brave, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi all,

Welcome to my share day! I created an art journal page, where I used the Colour Mica Powders for my colour. I love a good pink and green colour scheme!

Here is a sneak peek and then I will show you how I created it.

Here is how I created the page.

Firstly I gesso'd the page. I like swiping the gesso on the page with an old credit card.

Next I got some old music paper and traced a figurine from the Croquis stencil.

Then I fussy cut the figure out.

Next I used gel medium to stick some extra torn strips of music paper to the page.

Mixing some Colour Mica Powder in Blush, with some water, I painted some lovely shimmery pink to the page. Only a small amount is needed.

Next, I mix some Colour Mica Powder in Apple of my Eye with some gel medium to make a light paste.

I stenciled the paste through the Triangle Spray stencil.

Next, I stamped some metal plates stamped images, using the new stamp from Time Flies.

For the title, I traced the "Brave" word through the "With brave wings she flies" stencil.

To finish the page, I added some rough doodling with a black pen.

Here is my final page.

Thanks for looking.