Sunday, 17 January 2021

Our Favourite Place To Be - With Karyn Schultz!

   Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using the Grateful Heart Collection from Bee Arty
 I started with a sheet of Love paper (reverse) and added some stamping using the script stamp from the Bokeh stamp set.
 Next I mixed a blend of Lovely Lilac and Steel Colour Shimmer Dust to heavy gloss gel, then applied through the Starry Night stencil.
Then I used the flourish stamp from the Heartfelt stamp set around the edge of the page.
 Here is my finished page.
 I've used 3 photos. 2 were 7cmx10cm and the other was 10cmx14cm. 2 pf the photos were matted on Together paper (reverse). I've added some diecuts using the String leaves metal dies and white cardstock.
 The words are cut from the Blessed phrase paper. I've also added some burlap, gauze, glass beads and metal embellishments from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Colour Artist Inks - 3 ways in 3 layouts! by Amanda Hartmann

 Hi everyone!

I am very proud to be back for another year with the Bee Arty creative team! What a great group of creative people and what awesome products to work with.

Today I am sharing three layouts with some simple background techniques using Colour Artist Inks.

You will need:

* white cardstock

* a collection of Colour Artist Inks

The three techniques you see here are:

Layout 1: Using Stamped emboss images  with Artist Inks

Layout 2: Using Resist crayon and messy doodling with Artist Inks

Layout 3: Using textured/gessoed background with Artist Inks

And the good news is - you have a chance to make one of these pages LIVE with me during a Facebook live to be run later today! Which page? Watch our FB page to cast your vote!

Layout 1: Using Stamped emboss images  with Artist Inks

Stamp images to the background. Heat emboss with your chosen coloured embossing powder.
Check out all the options in store.
Then paint with your Artist Inks. Paint in an around the stamped/embossed images.

Layout 2: Using Resist crayon and messy doodling with Artist Inks

Doodle some circles and crosses on the background with a resist crayon. Or doodle any design you prefer. Then paint over with the Artist Inks.

Layout 3: Using textured/gessoed background with Artist Inks

Stick a range of textures to your base cardstock - tissue paper, die cuts, doiley. Then stencil more texture using light modeling paste.
Then dropper Artist ink colour to the page and heat set as you go.

Colour Artist Inks are so versatile and easy to use.

Join me on Facebook today to see and hear a few more tricks. Once you have voted and we choose a page, you will get a material list so you can play along.

Thanks for looking today!

Thursday, 14 January 2021

'Come in we are AWESOME' by Sandi Spink

 Hi everyone,

I'm really looking forward to the new year of creating ahead. I took the chance on my holidays to relax and enjoy some creative time. I'd like to share one of my projects with you. 

I always have some left overs from kits, so I thought I'd challenge myself and use them to create a page. This page was using the 'Grateful Heart' kit by amazing Michelle Grant.

I used: 12x12 page 'Love' and 'Blessed'(phrases)

Heavy White Gesso

Colour Blast Artist Ink 'Lime

Colour Blast Colour Paste 'Deep Water'

  • Using gel medium I glued some torn strips of old book pages onto the 'Love' 12x12 from the kit.

  • With a spatula I scraped Colour Blast 'Heavy white gesso' over the torn papers, wiping sections with a wet one to smooth out the gesso in some areas.

  • Using the spatula I applied Colour Blast 'Colour Paste Deep Water ' across the dried gesso using the wet one to blend the Colour Paste. 

  • Cutting out all the left over phrases from the kit page 'Blessed' I edged each with black ' Archival ink' before experimenting with a variety of placement and direction of text. I took a photo of where all of the phrases, old negatives and some photos were before individually gluing each into place. Some of them I added small pieces of cardboard to the back to help add height and dimension.  ( I later changed and added more photos to balance the page better)

  • Adding a small amount of the Colour Artist Ink 'Lime' onto the mat and into it dipped a small paint brush using it to splat colour onto the background. I covered photos and phrases with scrap paper to protect them from added colour.

  • I repeated the process with watered down white heavy gesso.

Here are few close ups to check out:


Thanks for joining me and I hope I inspired you to check out this amazing kit and others at . You can find more inspiration and links on BeeArty's facebook page 

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Today is a Gift Layout by Julie Schinkel

Hi everyone! I'm up on the Bee Arty blog today with a layout created with the new collection by Michelle Grant called "Grateful Heart".  Here is the completed layout plus a tutorial below showing how I created this layout.

 On a glass craft mat or messy mat, mix some Olive Grove Mica Powder with some water. Smoosh across the base with some scrap plastic.

Take a sheet of Bee Arty white 350gsm paper, trim off an inch from one side and adhere the two spotted/lacey strips from the "Gathers" 12x12 paper to the top and bottom to form a 12x12 base.

Using the Lined A5 Stencil, lightly stencil an "L" shape over using black archival ink and a blending brush or sponge. Using the Starry Night A6 Stencil, stencil some Olive Grove Colour Paste (or Sage if you have the kit) over the area where you smooshed the mica powder/water mix. Turn the stencil as you go to give a more random look.

Next fussy cut the floral cluster from the "Love" 12x12 paper excluding the bird cage. The image below shows where it will sit on the layout.

Fussy cut all elements from the "Family", "Gathers" and "Bonus Sheet" as shown in the images below. You may use more or less elements if you wish. The photo and title layers have been adhered with foam tape for extra dimension.

Here are some images of my layout from different angles so you can see how I've created and embellished the page.

Bee Arty Products Used:
Other Products Used:
Black Archival Ink
Foam Tape
Pearl/Gemstone Embellishment (for the bow)
I hope you have enjoyed this project. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, happy crafting!
Julie xx

Sunday, 10 January 2021

You Make Me So Happy by Tracey Campbell

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year and I hope 2021 is better to you than 2020 was.

I am so excited to be back for another year sharing my love of Colour Blast and Bee Arty with you all. For my first Creative Team share for the year I have pulled out my leftovers from the Grateful Hearts collection, I love how the Bee Arty kits just keep going and going. I have created 6 layouts from this collection so far and still have more to use.

Anyhoo onto my creation, You Make Me So Happy.

An older photo of my oldest daughter, Bronte. 

Fussy cut the floral and foliage from the Love pattern paper, with two birds from the extra cut a parts sheet and a strip of pokadots.  Mat a landscape photo with navy blue cardstock and put to the side.
It's time for some embossing, use a clear embossing ink through the cross hatching image of the "Lined" stencil and heat with a heat gun. I mixed Singing the Blues and Stormy Weather embossing powders mixed together to create a one off dark blue/grey colour. 
Next stamp the circles/bubbles from the "Bokeh" stamp set with embossing ink onto the patterned paper, sprinkle with the mixed embossing powered, pour off the excess and set with the heat gun.
Using the Colour Blast Pan Water Colour Paint set colour the floral and foliage with blues, greens and a touch of pink water colours on the Heart pattern paper and when dry fussy cut images out.
Using double sided tape to adhere the photo and poker-dot strip as shown below.
Using 3 Dimensional tape adhere the fussy cut floral and foliage to the page. Next use some glossy  accent liquid to adhere some small clear micro beads for texture.
Here is a close up of the beads. Add a title and journalling to finish off the layout.
This is the finished layout, I love how the Grateful Hearts collection is so flexible that you can use it for a wide variety of subjects..... from cute kiddie photos, to true love photos or even staying home with loved ones. 
Thanks for popping in and following along with my creation, don't forget to visit the shop and pick up some of the wonderful products in store.