Monday 25 April 2022

Celebrate every moment by Linda Pearson


Today’s project is an A4 art journal page using a selection of papers, stamps and metal dies from the Embrace Change collection designed by Fiona Paltridge.  As always this project could easily be altered to create a beautiful scrapbooking layout. 

Embrace Change Collection designed by Fiona Paltridge

Flowers Metal Die

Perfect petals clear stamp set

String Leaves Metal Die

Autumn Leaves Metal Die

Say it clear stamp set

Spice 12x12 scrapbook paper

Poetry 12x12 scrapbooking paper word sheet


White Cardstock – 250gsm

Colourblast Shimmer dust Lollipop, velvet, Lush, Fern, Tan

Versamark Stamp pad translucent

Colourblast Embossing powder – Stormy Weather

Web Metal Die designed by Tanya Froud

Black Archival Ink

Heat Tool

White Paint Pen


On a sheet of White Cardstock – 250gsm stamp the flowers with versamark, sprinkle over with Colourblast Embossing powder – Stormy Weather and heat seat the powder to cure.



Prepare the Colourblast Shimmer dust Lollipop, velvet, Lush, Fern, Tan

by adding water to the powders.

On another piece of White Cardstock cover with the Lush, Fern and a little Tan Colourblast Shimmer dust, allow to dry.

On half of the green cardstock stamp using black archival ink the leaves from the Perfect petals clear stamp set.

Run remaining half of  coloured card through the die cut machine using the Autumn Leaves Metal Die.




¨     Colour the embossed flower images using Colourblast Shimmer dust velvet and Lollipop.  The leaves using Lush, Fern and Tan.

¨     Fussy cut the flowers and leaves when dry.

¨     Cut out one quadrant from the Spice 12x12 scrapbook paper, run through the die cut machine

¨     Run the Flowers metal die (both pieces) and White Cardstock through the die cut machine.


Cut the Gathering cardstock down A4 size journal,  use the remaining cut edge reversed, adhered the distressed edge strip to the base cardstock.  Add splatters to the page using dark brown watery paint or tan Colourblast Shimmer dust.


Tear the web metal die into two pieces to be placed at the top and bottom area of the focus piece.  Arrange the leaves, flowers around the other Flowers Metal Die cut-outs, adhere to page when satisfied with layout.

Add some ‘ghost stamping’ around the page with Archival black ink using the Say it clear stamp set

 Celebrate everyday



Add highlights to the flowers and leaves using a white paint pen, very light touch.


  Cut out the words celebrate every moment from Poetry 12x12 scrapbooking paper word sheet, distress the edges with black archival ink, adhere to the page.

Add distressed border to page using the black archival ink and blending brush.


Hope you are inspired to create this project and look forward to sharing with you again soon.

Bye for now.


Linda Pearson

Saturday 23 April 2022

Happy Days, Mixed Media Journal page by Sunila

 Hello lovelies,

Sunila here and today I've sharing a mixed media journal page with you all. As you all know, I  art journaling. It  gives me the freedom to play with different products, to experiment a technique, or to try out a new idea, in the space of a page. I enjoy revisiting my pages and flipping through my journals. It helps me understand my growth and progress as well. 

Here's a look at the page:

This page is a simple play with the mica powders for my colour. I've used die cut elements with a photo to create the focal. The background has textures created with a stencil and texture paste, as well as simple background stamping.

Here are some close ups:


Stamps- Wonderful

Hope you enjoyed this!



Beauty All Around by Tracey Campbell

 Good morning everyone, hope this post finds you all well. Today I am sharing with you a layout I created using the Whispering Woods Collection. This collection is such a cute delicate collection filled with whimsy and wonder. It was just crying our for me to find some an older photo of my daughter dressed up as a fairy....which I was happy to oblige too. 

Beauty All Around

Cut off 14 cm from the Fernery pattern paper and adhere it to the bottom of a piece of white cardstock with the woodgrain side facing up. Use some green ink, I varied between dark green and light green and stamp the leaves and fern frond image from the Celebrate Nature Stamp Set around the outside of the base cardstock.  
Arrange the stamping so that the leaves and fronds face inwards towards the centre of the base.
Using the Forest Whisper A4 Stencil, and some Punch Colour Paste I applied the flourish running up from the middle to the top right hand side of the woodgrain base. If you have not tried Colour Paste before you are missing out. It is a quick and easy way to add texture and movement to you creations, there are many ways to apply it. It spreads like butter through stencils and comes in a large variety of colours to suit any project.
Here is what the base looked like before I started to ad more to it.
Apply a piece of light pink lace across the join where the woodgrain over laps the cardstock.
Fussy cut the flowers from side and top flowers from the Magnolia pattern paper, be careful not to cut up the centre of the pattern paper as I used this part to mat my photo. I did in and one continuous piece so that I could use it as a floral frame, but it is alright to do it separately and arrange the flowers. Adhere the floral frame to the base, stick it so that it over laps the top of the woodgrain pattern paper and runs up the edges and over the top, it should create a boarder overlapping the stamped leave images. See the final layout for the positioning.
Double mat a 4x6 inch portrait photo with a white boarder and the centre spare paper from the Magnolia pattern paper where the fussy cut flowers were from. Ink the edges with a brown ink and then distress them with a distressing tool. Cut out the title "If you love nature you will find beauty all around you", two of the tags (one large and one small) and a bird from the Natures Words, Imagery and the Woodland Tags pattern papers. Cut out the centre of the tag hole and tie some lace through it. Repeat the technique of distressing the edges of the title and tags with the ink and distressing tool.
Adhere the photo tot he base with some cotton thread or gauze spread out under the photo poking out form the edges to add texture. I place my photo on an angle, as can be seen in the final layout. Adhere the title around the page so that it is positioned around the photo. I adhered with 3 dimensional tape a bird at the top of the photo so that it looks like my daughter in the photo is looking up at it.
Tuck the tags under the photos bottom left hand corner, the tags are a good place to adhere some more of the title. Finish off with a few wood dot embellishments.
Here is the final layout. I love the soft magical feel to the Whispering Woods Collection, so delicate and light. I can see myself pulling this collection out and using over and over with all my daughters photos.
Thanks for stopping in and I hope that I have inspired you to check out the Whispering Woods Collection and get creative.

Monday 11 April 2022

Do what you can ... by Linda Pearson


This project was way out of my comfort zone as I normally create painterly mixed media journal pages.  However, with this project I have not used any paints rather I have allowed the beauty of this amazing paper collection be the focal element of this page …. and I have used lace in a very paper crafty way. 

Wild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper

Bohemian Bliss Collection cut-out sheet

Boho tags sheet

Scripted stencil or Garden Poem 

x-press it double sided tape 6mm

Kind heart clear stamp set

Versamark Stamp pad translucent

Embossing powder – snow white

Sakura Gel Roll pen in White and Black or Life of colour or similar paint pens

Liquid Adhesive

White lace

Mounting Tape

Paper Artsy paint gold (or similar brand)

If creating a photo layout keep the paper at 12x12 size, however if creating a journal trim this paper down to suit your journal (sample is A4).



Fussy cut a section from the Wild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper from top to bottom of the right-hand side of the sheet following a line of flowers, leaves and stems.



Line the trimmed Wild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper cardstock along the right hand edge of the underpaper, attach this edge using glue or double sided tape  (N.B. keep the fussy cut edge open to allow the lace to be secured to the background page before adhering theWild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper cardstock completely).

Loosely pencil outline the fussy cut cardstock to mark the area where the lace will be glued between the two cardstock sheets.



Carefully glue the lace following the pencil line … check placement by overlaying the Wild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper moving the lace to be showing correctly.  Glue the wildchild paper over the lace to secure the paper.  Allow to dry.




Pounce gold paint through the Scripted stencil with a silicone sponge randomly across the page.  Dry off



Stamp the mandala from the Kind heart clear stamp set onto the background using Versamark Stamp pad translucent

.  Sprinkle with Embossing powder – snow white embossing powder, set powder thoroughly using a heat gun.


Outline some of the flowers using Sakura Gelli Roll pen or similar white paint pen.



Select and cut out 2-3 tags from the Boho tags or add your images if making a photo layout.  Also fussy cut a selection of butterflies, birds and leaves from the Bohemian Bliss Collection cut-out sheet.  Adhere randomly around tags/photos and page.  You may wish to outline these embellishments with the Sakura Gelli Roll pen or paint pen to highlight.


Add a title or sentiment and you are done.  I hope you are happy as I was in creating this page so out of my comfort zone, but I am very happy with the results.   Happy crafting and see you again soon. 


  Bye for now!! from Linda 


Sunday 10 April 2022

Let Your Dreams Take Flight by Tracey Campbell

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well? It is Tracey Campbell here this morning with my latest Creative Team project for Bee Arty. I have used some of my all time favourite Bee Arty product - Shimmer Dust!! I just love it but don't use it often enough so I pulled out two of them and started to play. 
For this layout I used the following products:
Colour Shimmer Dust in Velvet and Cobalt
Symbolic Pattern Paper from the Three, Six, Five Collection
Cut-a-part sheet from the Aim High Collection
Turning cut-a-part sheet from the Embrace Change Collection
Spice Pattern Paper from the Embrace Change
Starry Night Stencil
Sweet Floral Metal Die
String Leaves metal Die

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I started this layout off with a crisp clear white pieces of 12x12 cardstock and spread some 3D Gloss Gel through the Starry Night stencil, down the left hand side of the cardstock. Set aside to dry.
While the 3D Gloss Gel was drying cut I out a few diecuts with the Sweet Floral metal die in white cardstock and use the leaves from the string leaves metal die set with the olive green paper from the Spice pattern paper in the Embrace Change Collection.
Using the Collection Pan Watercolours paint in light colours of pink, peach, green and olives the flowers from the Turning cut-a-part sheet in the Embrace Change collection. When dry fussy cut them out.
When the 3D Gloss Gel is dry sprinkle a small amount of Velvet Colour Shimmer Dust down the left hand side of the base. Remember that tiny amount of the Shimmer Dust goes a very, very long way. Activate the Shimmer Dust with a fine mist of water from a spray bottle.
While the Velvet Shimmer Dust is still wet lightly sprinkle a fine dust of Cobalt Shimmer Dust along the edges of the Velvet. It will interact and mix together creating a beautiful blended colour.
The photo below shows the two different colours Shimmer Dusts interacting while still wet.
Here below is how the Shimmer Dusts dried.
While wating for the Shimmer Dust to dry I double matted my 4x6 portrait photo using a 2mm border of Symbolic patten paper from the Three, Six Five Collection and then a 6mm border with the purple pattern paper in the Trendsetter Collection.
Adhere the photo on the right hand side of base and then position the fussy cut, water coloured flowers like the photo below. Don't stick them down jsut yet.
Slide the die cut sweet florals and leaves under the fussy cut flowers, move them around until you have the arranges so that they are in a cluster that overlaps the photos and some under the photos. Adhere them down with some glue that dries clear. Tip for fiddly gluing use the Art glitter Ultra Fine metal Tip, it allows you to apply a very thin line of glue which is perfect for fiddly diecut shape.
I finish off by fussy cutting the title "Let Your Dreams Take Flight" from the cut-a-part sheet in the Aim High Collection and place them running down the right hand side of the matted photo.
I really love how the layout turned out, the Shimmer Dust really does give a fun element to the page with the added touch of actual Shimmer (which is hard to photograph, sorry). 
Thanks for stopping in, I hope I have inspired you to reach for those Colour Shimmer Dusts and create your own background.
Until next time