Monday, 4 July 2022

Thoughts and Actions by Linda Pearson


Today I present an art journal page utilising some Bee Arty products from a past collection, Time Flies designed by Michelle Grant Designs.

Time Flies paper collection
Life of colour Pens 12 pack – skin tones
Life of colour Pens 12 pack – classic
Scripted - A5 Stencil – Bee Arty
Texture paste and palette knife
Chain and bird - One of a kind cling rubber stamp set
White Cardstock – Bee Arty
Craft Powder Spoon
Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
Versamark Stamp pad translucent
Art Glitter Designer Adhesive
Shimmer dust – Tan, Peacock, Wine
Embossing powder – Steel
Globe metal die
Own stash products used:
Grid stamp (own stash)
Double sided tape
Mounting Tape
Distress oxide or Archival Ink pad in Ground Expresso
Blending Tool
Foil sheet in mocha
Colour in the girl’s face from the Time 12x12 scrapbook paper using Life of colour Pens 12 pack – skin tones and Life of colour Pens 12 pack – classic pens.

Fussy cut around the edge of head shape.

Apply texture paste through the Scripted - A5 Stencil – Bee Arty with a palette knife around several areas of the page.  Dry off completely.

Prepare the Shimmer dust – Tan, Peacock, Wine in a palette by adding water with a Pipettes.  Using a large round brush firstly, dip into the Tan colour, brush along the top of page then spritz with water to shift the colour down the page.  Dry off.  Repeat this step with Peacock shimmer dust, spritz with water then dry off.  Again repeat using the wine shimmer dust, spritz then dry off.  Be careful with this step as there is a lot of water on the page and may weaken the structure of paper until dry.

Distress the textured stencil areas with distress oxide or archival ink pad in ground expresso using a blending tool to darken these areas.
Prepare the die cuts by running the Globe metal die through the machine with foil card. 
Stamping onto the White Cardstock – Bee Arty,
the bird from the One of a Kind cling stamp with Versamark Stamp pad translucent, sprinkle with Embossing powder – Steel.  Heat seal the powder to set.

Collect embellishments to continue –
·       Die cut cogs
·       Assortment Metal cogs pack
·       Cardstock coloured with leftover Peacock, Tan and Wine washes (distressed edges)
·       Muslin
·       Bird stamp coloured with Shimmer dust – Tan, Peacock, Wine

Add lots of background/ghost stamping with the Grid stamp and black archival ink. 
Add random background / border marks using the chain from the One of a kind stamp around the page.

Arrange the coloured cardstock onto as per the above image. Secure to page with double sided tape.  N.B.  be sure to leave the edges of the cardstock free so other elements (metal cogs) can be slotted in under the card.

Lay the muslin over the cardstock, adhere the muslin over the cardstock with gel matt medium (being careful as the shimmer dust colours will shift slightly once rewet).

Arrange the die cut metal cogs and real metal cogs around the page (cut the ‘globe’ away from the cog cluster). 
Also place the bird in position then add metal cogs on and around as desired. 

Add foam tape behind the face to lift off the page.
Adhere all these elements to the page.

Add sentiment/quote to the page using foam tape.


Thank you for stopping by and happy creating!

Linda Pearson 

Sunday, 3 July 2022

2nd Birthday by Tracey Campbell

 Hello everyone, it is my turn on the blog today and I wanted to show you my latest 12x12 layout that I created using the Fireworks Collection. Have you seen it? It is such a delightful collection, full of fun exciting papers that burst with colours. Perfect for Birthdays, celebrations and special occasions.  

I've used it to create a fun layout for Bronte, my oldest daughters 2nd Birthday, a day we celebrated with family and friends with a little party for her.

The first step I did was to spread some clear gesso through the starts and circles on the Fireworks A4 Stencil  onto some white cardstock, I concentrated the images across the top of the page and then the bottom left and right hand corners. 

While the clear gesso was drying I fussy cut out some of the images from the Bunting patterned paper. I chose two pieces of cake, four balloons, two party hats and a bow. I also cut out two word blocks from the Colourful patterned paper.

Once the clear gesso was dry I lightly sprinkled some Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust over the 12x12 white cardstock

Next I activated the Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust with some water. 

This is what the Colour Shimmer Dust looked like after it was dry.

While the Colour Shimmer Dust was drying I cut five 20x8 cm rectangles from the following patterned papers; Bonfire x 2, Magical, Big Hugs and Sparkles. I then placed a strip of double sided sticky tape across the top of the rectangle and used fringing scissors to cut along the length of the rectangle, up to the tape. If you don't have fringing scissors you can do single cuts with normal scissors. I used both the A and B side of the Bonfire patterned paper, so that I had both a yellow and orange length of fringed paper.

Take of the double sided tape and layer the fringed paper over the top of each other in the centre of the Shimmer Dusted white cardstock. I started with yellow, then orange, the purple in the middle with green and finally blue on top. 

Use the same coloured patterned papers and double matt two 9x7cm photos. 

Adhere a 6x6 inch photo in the centre of the fringed paper and position the two smaller photos to either side. Adhere with strong double sided tape of some clear drying glue as it can be difficult to get the photos to stick to the fringed paper securely.

Using the Numbers Metal Die and the Uppercase Stamp Set make the title for the page. I used the "2nd" from the Numbers Metal Die set and cut it out from the Bonfire patterned paper. I then used a waterproof black ink and the Uppercase Stamp Set to stamp the word "Birthday".

When the black ink was dry I made some water colour paint with a small amount of Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust and painted the thicker parts of the letters from the Uppercase Stamp Set. When they were dry I fussy cut them out.

Last I put the layout together by using 3 dimensional tape to stick the fussy cut elements out around the photos, I added some string to the balloons to make it seem like they are flying through the air and I rant the title under the centre photo.

I hope that I have inspired you to take a look at the Fireworks Collection, it truly is a beautiful collection with so mush versatility.


Saturday, 2 July 2022

Sunshine and Roses Journal Page by Sunila

 Hello Bee Arty Lovelies,

Today I'm back with a pictorial for you all! This time, I'm sharing a mixed media style journal page with simple easy steps using the Bee The Sunshine Collection. 

This collection is fun and vibrant, just what I enjoy when creating. So get your scissors out, and start fussy cutting all the lovely elements.

Here's a look at the page.

Step 1- Cut a piece of pattern paper from the collection depending on the size of your journal. I usually like to leave an 1/2 inch border on all sides. Distress the edges of the paper and adhere it down in the book. 

Step 2- Apply White Paste through a stencil randomly on the page.

Step 3- Add texture, with a background stamp and inks. Black inks and coloured inks that go with the existing colours, work well for this. I've used a shade of Brown. 

Step 4- Pick out all the fussy cut elements from the collection, and layer them on the page. Stick some flat down and some with foam tape, bringing in dimension,

Here's a look at some close-ups:

Supplies used:

Bee Arty Collection- Bee The Sunshine

Rhythm Stencil

Memories Rubber Stamp

Snow White Colour Paste

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!



Saturday, 25 June 2022

Time to sparkle, by Amanda Hartmann

Hello Bee Arty fans!

My turn to share today!

You will see these things on my page:

* Products from the Fireworks collection
Colour Shimmer Dusts - Cobalt, Jacaranda and Lollipop
* Black splatters from Colour Artist Dye Ink {Soot}
* Resist technique using Leviathan Marking Crayon

And here is my page!

I started with some white cardstock and drew hugs and kisses (XOXO) with the Leviathan Marking Crayon. I then painted watered Colour Shimmer Dusts - Cobalt, Jacaranda and Lollipop over the XOXOs.

To the background I also added:

* Stamping - the star bursts and mini hearts from the Fireworks Uppercase - Clear Stamp Set, and

* Splatters - once the background was dry I added black splatters from Colour Artist Dye Ink {Soot} and splatters from Colour Shimmer Dust {Cobalt and Lollipop} 

* Added some papers from the Firework collection, as well as fussy cutting some of the black and white elements from the Collection paper. I painted black and white cut outs with  Colour Shimmer Dust {Lollipop} 

* Die cut  Chit Chat - Metal Die Speech bubbles with white and black cardstock. Painted white pieces with Colour Shimmer Dust {Cobalt} 

* Painted a Charms Creations DIY banner with Colour Shimmer Dust {Cobalt} also and added stamped mini-hearts.

 Thanks for looking today!


Monday, 20 June 2022

Listen to your heart by Linda Pearson

Today’s journal page has been created using the Moonshadows Collection by Sue Smyth.  This beautifully designed serene paper collection will be available later this week. 

To ensure you don’t miss your chance to work with these beautiful papers and inspiring mixed media tools, subscribe today to receive your kit … Bee Arty Kit Club


Moonshadows collection designed by Smyth

Moonshine word cardstock (side B)

Dragonfly dance cardstock

Collection cut-out sheet

Borderline A4 stencil

Moondust A5 stencil

Floral Tags metal die

Moonrock metal die

White Cardstock – Bee Arty A4

Bee Arty Shimmer dust – peacock, cobalt, passion

Bee Arty Colour Spray lagoon + drop of grass Colour artist inks

Darice 6 well paint palette

Mini archival ink pad – Garden Patina

Blending tool / foam tip

Modelling paste

Mounting tape

Water colour paints

Paint pen – royal blue

Liquid adhesive


Cut the Moonshine word sheet (side B) down to A4 size.



Rub the Garden Patina (archival ink) through the Moondust A5 stencil using a domed blending tool diagonally across the page (top right to bottom left)



Add a few scoops of Bee Arty Shimmer dust cobalt into modelling paste, add a little white paint to match the blue of the Moonshine cardstock.



Apply the blue modelling paste through the ‘circles’ section of the Borderline A4 stencil with a palette knife in a loose cross shape.  Allow to dry.


Add a couple of scoops of Bee Arty Shimmer dust – Passion and one scoop of cobalt Shimmer dust into a Darice 6 well paint palette add some water and mix.  

Splatter this mix mostly over the textured stencil area and also paint around the border of the page.



Run the Floral Tags metal die through a diecut machine onto a sheet of A4 White Cardstock – Bee Arty to create 3 tags.

Also run the Moonrock metal die through onto a piece of A4 White Cardstock – Bee Arty. (no image).



Colour one of the backing tag pieces and two of the floral diecuts with passion/cobalt Bee Arty Shimmer dust mix.


Colour the remaining pieces with a watery mix of peacock  Bee Arty Shimmer dust. 

Add some splatters in same colour over the Moonrock metal die.

Please note ... in hindsight I should have coloured the Moonrock metal die with the cobalt/passion mix so that it stands out on the page ... you may wish to do this instead.


Glue the 3 floral pieces to the tag backings using opposite colours to create focal points.




Fussy cut a few images from the Collection cut-out sheet then colour in with water colour paints.




Cut some thin (7) strips from the leftover piece of the Moonshine word sheet (side B) with paper cutter.  

Then loosely weave the strips randomly through the Moonrock metal die cut out to resemble a starburst shape.  

Trim to suit the background.




With a royal blue paint pen edge along the strips of paper to visually lift them from the page a little.



Fussy cut several dragonflies from the Dragonfly dance cardstock and some wording from the Moonshine word cardstock.  Arrange all the elements on the page then add mounting tape to the tags, goddess image and wording then adhere to the page.

Add detailing with the royal blue paint pen to all the elements (dragonflies, tags, wording) to finish.

I certainly hope you have found some inspiration with my journal page and have been enticed to order this collection for yourself.


Until next time … happy creating!!



 Cheers from Linda Pearson

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