Saturday 20 November 2021

Such A Blast by Tracey Campbell

 Hello and welcome to the Bee Arty Blog, I am Tracey Campbell and today I get to have some fun with the Bee Arty Mini Collection Electric Dreams. This is such a bright, bold, fun collection that it wonderful to use with those photos of your kids that you haven't been able to sue. You know those photos that you have of them having an adventure in a busy colourful environment. Places such as busy play grounds, fairs, theme parks even shopping centres. Those photos that don't seem to go with any other patterned papers. 

I've used a photo of my youngest daughter Paige, we were at Luna Park and she had just gotten off the large indoor slide and followed the pathway around to the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs there was a grate and coming from the grate was the best blast of air, so hard a pressure that it actually changed the look of you face. Not heard enough to hurt, but enough to make it so much fun!!

For the base of my layout I used the the black with geometrical lines and the patterned circle papers from the Electric Dreams Mini Collection to create my background. I inked the edges with black ink and adhered 3/4s of the circle paper over the top of the geometrical lined paper. When adhering the patterned circle paper onto the black geometrical lines paper I made it slightly angled and off centre. I did this on purpose as I knew that my page was going to be a fun messy page and I didn't want to align it too much. If this is not your style then you can adhere it squared on your page.

Next I wanted to add more colour onto the background so I added splashed of colour. I did the by first adding flicks from the straw of the Road Base Colour Spray. I then added a fussy cut zig-zag strip (cut from the zig-zag Electric Dreams patterned paper) down the left hand side of the background. 

After it was dry I still wanted more colour so I mixed some Heavy White Gesso, a dash of water and Colour Shimmer Dust to create three different colours of watered down Gesso paint. The colours I used of the Colour Shimmer Dust were; Sunflower, Peacock and Candy. 

While it was drying I decided on a title and used some 220gsm Black Cardstock and the 365 Alpha Metal Dies to cut out the word "Such A Blast". The 365 Alpha Dies are such an easy way to create your own custom title and they are such a fun font that they look great with any layout.

I then adhered a landscape photo into the middle of the background, fussy cut a few elements from the cut-apart-sheet from the Electric Dreams Mini Collection and stuck them to the bottom corner of the photos. 

I added the 365 Alpha letters over the top of the photo to create the title and popped a tiny bit of journaling across the bottom of the page with a white paint pen to finish it off.

Here is the finished layout, I love the contrast of the black against the white and the bright colours in the Electric Dreams Mini Collection it makes it such fun to work with and really turns any layout into a statement piece.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope that I have inspired you to have a look at this collection and add it to you cart. Take care.


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