Thursday, 4 March 2021

"Keep Sassy" by Anita Enright

Hi Everyone

I haven't had much to play lately but last weekend pulled out papers from one of my favourite Colour Blast ranges - Trendsetter. Designed by the amazing Michelle Grant it truly is a gorgeous collection.  

You can find it here.

 For this one I wanted to also play along with the March Bee Arty Creative Hive challenge. I think I did it justice but I'll leave that up to you :).  

Here is a copy of the Moodboard for the challenge and if you wanted to join in click on the link.  If not, they are great colours to create a layout, off the page project or some gorgeous cards. I so love this colour combination.

Bee Arty Creative Hive March 2021 Challenge

To create my page I started by adding some Mica Powder in Polar to the lower half of the Bee Arty cardstock and after drying completely I then added a little Shimmer Dust in Velvet.

 I cut a piece of the "Sassy" paper from the Trendsetter collection at about 5 1/2" and then torn a strip from the "Impress" patterned paper.  Attach these the white cardstock.  From a piece of off-cut white cardstock I die cut the "Party Lights" die set and attached them to the layout under the torn piece of patterned paper.

I added some stamping in a matching dark purple ink. Next I added foam tape to the reverse of my photo, added some white gauze behind it and then after cutting the "Basket Weave" in the "Impress" patterned paper, attached it behind the photo (cut in half).
Adding some flower clusters and layering some of the cards from the reverse of the "Impress" patterned paper. To finish I added some words from the "Sparkle" word sheet mounted on foam tape and punched out some leaves in white cardstock to tuck in amongst the flower clusters.

Trendsetter - "Sassy" patterned paper
Trendsetter - "Impress" patterned paper
  Thanks for stopping by. 
Anita E



Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Own Your Magic by Tracy Jackson

                                                                     Hello Bee Arty Fans

Loved using and layering my last card I made from Follow your Dreams collection, so decided to play and do another one

I used the same background paper I used several posts ago to show that you can make more than one card with a different look, from paper Embrace from Untangle collection .

I also cut out different sized flowers to colour with copics from Follow your Dreams collection 

My favorite thing to do... layering to make them POP

Glued all down on a couple matching background cardstock

Have to love these type of cards... quick, simple and satisfying ...Until next time..
Happy crafting

Monday, 1 March 2021

Moodboard Art Journalling - 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 fun products available from Bee Arty.    

I'm playing along with the March creative challenge which is a fabulous moodboard this month. We would love for you to join in with this challenge and be in the running to win a Bee Arty store voucher. You have until March 31 and you need to upload your challenge to the appropriate album in the facebook group.  

I'm using a cotton watercolour page in my DWM art journal. I start by applying Colour Mica Powder in Polar, Royalty and Rose Petal to my page using a painting with plastic technique. You can either mix the mica powders with water in a paint palate or I have mixed the mica with gum arabic and created my own pan paint set.
 Next I've added some stencilling using the Scripted stencil (from the Love and Grace collection) and Just Blue Colour Paste. This Colour paste was starting to go a bit thick so I carefully mixed some Isopropyl alcohol with it to thin it down - just add a few drops at a time and mix until blended and the consistency you like.
 Then I added some stamping using the "All Class" stamp set from the Trendsetter collection.
I created my own floral embellishments by stamping flowers from the Floral Delights II stamp set onto white cardstock
I then painted the flowers using the Colour Mica Powder in Polar, Royalty and Rose Petal to coordinate with the moodboard. Next I fussy cut the flowers to use on my page.
 Here is my finished page. I used a picture I found on Pinterest to add to the focal point.

I've added some diecuts using the String leaves metal dies and sweet floral metal die and white cardstock.

 You can see that I strategically placed the background stamping in the areas I intended to embellish.

I used a palate knife to add some Snow White Colour Paste to the center of each flower for sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Boho Gypsy by Linda Pearson

 Hi Bee Arters!!  

In this journal project once again I have integrated the Bohemian Bliss collection designed by Sue Smyth.  I wanted to create a page that incorporated a face surrounded by a bouquet of flowers and feathers coming back to thoughts of the iconic artist Frido Khalo for inspiration.  I hope this project inspires you to create your own page using this amazing collection.

Bohemian Bliss collection designed by Sue Smyth

Ava face A4 stencil

Bow chic metal die

White Cardstock 350gsm 10 pack - 12"x12"

x-press it double sided tape 6mm

Art Glitter Designer Adhesive 

Colour paste  - Tangerine dream (added Pyrole red to paste) and Stormy Weather (with Payne's Grey paint added)

Shimmer dust  -  Duke

Colour Spray  -   Lagoon

Life of colour pens - black

Dorlands wax

Black archival ink

Glitter Card

Coloured string

Muslin sprayed with Lagoon colour spray 

Used the market place card as the under paper, tore wildchild (both sides) strips and pasted to left hand side of base paper (Bohemian Bliss collection paper).  On the right hand side added Delicate clear stamp set to top and bottom of base paper.

Add Colour paste - tangerine dream through the Daisy Daze A6 stencil.  Sprinkle Shimmer dust  -  Duke over the stencilled flowers, then spray with water to spread over the shapes.   Wipe off excess.

Apply the Ava face A4 stencil to the base paper using black archival ink.  

Hair:  Colour paste  Stormy grey (with payne's grey paint added) to make a deep blue applied the paste to the paper following the outline of the stencil.  Scratch lines into the paste to create hair strands.

Lips:  Colour paste - Tangerine dream mixed with Pyrole red paint fill in lips and nails.

Eyes:  Paint the eyes in green with turquoise 

Eyebrows and eyelashes:  add detail to the eyebrows using Life of colour pens black to add long lashes to the eyes and strands to eyebrows to create messy brows (like Frida Kahlo).

Fussy cut flowers and butterflies from the cutout sheet (Bohemian Bliss collection paper).


Using the Bohemian Bliss collection paper - 12x12" scrapbooking paper  -  patchwork, glitter card cut lots of shapes using the above die cut 

Adhere the flower cut outs and dies around the hairline.  Glue the muslin to the bow tie die cut.
Feather braid:  glue the cutouts together add string to feathers, glue under the bow tie.  
Add butterflies around the page.  
Add the sentiment cut out from the word sheet Bohemian Bliss collection paper.

Thank you for stopping by!

Linda Pearson

Monday, 22 February 2021

The German Cake Shop by Charmane Koch


Happy Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a layout using a mix of different Bee Arty Stencils I have used from different collections including the NEW Daisy Daze Stencil, Live Life & Dusk stencil.

I have used the Colour Artist Ink Citrus & watered down Bling, Sunshine & Sienna Mica Powders.... I've coloured the background using a paint brush to move the colours around, and dried them with a Heat Gun.

I've also used the NEW Bohemian Bliss stamps - the bee from Wonderful & Delicate

How awesome are the colours mixed together... 

Love the glittery shiny Mica Powders... how gorgeous are they??

I've doodled around the edges of the bees & the quote to highlight & give more definition.

I've trimmed down the White Cardstock so that I could back the page with Kraft cardstock to bring the page together.

And here is the finished page. Love how it's turned out and what a memory to scrapbook... 4 generations in one photo!

Thanks for looking and hope you are inspired to get the stencils out :)

PS - did anyone notice that I've used packaging on this layout??? It was a perfect match!

Happy Creating!

XO Charmane

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Follow Your Belinda Spencer

 Hello Bee Arty fans!!

It's Belinda here with you today to share my latest layout featuring lots of awesome Bee Arty products.

'Follow Your Soul'

I started my lay out by cropping a sheet of the Tangled patterned paper from the Untangle collection. I then added it to a sheet of the fabulous Bee Arty 350gsm White Cardstock for extra strength and support.

I sprayed the background paper with Saffron Colour Spray and let it drip down the page. Next I added Slipper Colour Artist Ink and let that drip down too. I dried the page with a heat gun and then added more Slipper Ink letting it run down the page again. I flicked some of the ink over the page too using a soft wet paintbrush and then dried with the heat gun again. I repeated this process using Citrus Ink too.

How gorgeously vibrant are those colours??!!

Next I added two lacy scroll borders die cut from the Desire Metal Die Set as well as some wire thread, a doily and flowers fussy cut from the Embrace patterned paper

I used the same inks to colour these super pretty die cut leaves from the Leaves of Paradise Metal Die Set. Once dry I added them to the layout along with all other embellishments, my photo and title.

Here is my finished layout:

You can see that I fussy cut some leaves and added some uncoloured die cut leaves too. I sprayed the Polaroid Butterfly die cut with the Saffron Colour Spray, let dry and then doodled a border with a black pen before adding over the top of my photo.

Here's what I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are feeling inspired to have a play with your Bee Arty stash too.