Monday, 6 December 2021

Spread your wings! by Linda Pearson


Hi Bee Arters .... On the blog today I am so pleased to be presenting a journal/scrapbook page using the newly released Whispering Woods paper collection designed by Sue Smyth.

Fairy Magic - Metal Die

Forest Favourites metal die

Fairy Wings A5 stencil

Forest Whisper A4 stencil

Leafy Borders clear stamp set

Celebrate Nature clear stamp set

Imagery 12x12” scrapbooking paper

Magnolia 12x12” scrapbooking paper

Fairy Dell 12x12” scrapbooking paper

White Cardstock 350gsm

x-press it double sided tape 6mm

Craft Powder Spoon

Mica powder

Muslin cloth


Heavy matt medium



Whispering Woods paper collection designed by Sue Smyth.




Use the Fairy Dell 12x12” scrapbooking paper as background. 

Leafy Borders clear stamp set Stamp the leaf and flowers border stamps across the top of the background paper.  Apply texture paste mixed with Mica powder – Forest through the branches in the Forest Whisper A4 stencil, allow to dry.

Add lavender paint splatters over the background page.

Cover an White Cardstock A4 with leaf stamp from Celebrate Nature clear stamp set.  Spray the stamped cardstock using Forest Mica powder with water, allow to dry.  Fussy cut the stamped images.



Fussy cut the flowers from the Magnolia 12x12” scrapbooking paper and adhere the cut shapes around the top of the page along with the coloured leaf shapes.



    Cut a length of muslin cloth, distress the edges of the cloth to loosen the threads.  Adhere the muslin on three corners with matt medium. 

Run the Forest Favourites metal die through the die cut machine using the Imagery 12x12” scrapbooking paper (3-4 cuts)

Adhere (spot glue) the grass die cut shapes along the bottom of the page, arrange the gnomes, snail and mushrooms and adhere these between the grass. 



Mix Rosewood Mica powder into texture paste, apply paste through the Fairy Wings A5 stencil onto White Cardstock A4 .  While still wet dust over the stencilled image with more Rosewood Mica powder (like you were adding embossing powder, then tap off excess onto paper).  Fussy cut the textured wings from the card (1 piece).




Run the Fairy Magic - Metal Die through die-cut machine using silver foil card for wings (3) and the fairy using lavender foil card.  Assemble the fairies using x-press it double sided tape 6mm.



Fussy cut several bugs (beetles and butterflies), mushrooms, gnomes snail etc from the Imagery 12x12” scrapbooking paper.

Adhere the beetles and butterflies around the page and onto the muslin. 



Adhere sequins around the page.  Add some to the fairies also.



Add the sentiment in black pen, highlight the words in lavender pen also.

I hope this project has inspired you to take advantage of this beautiful new collection and I look forward to seeing what you are able to create using this collection.

Until next time ... happy creating1

Project created by Linda Pearson

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Us by Belinda Spencer

 Hi Arty Bees!

It's Belinda here with you today to share my take on the fabulous December Sketch Challenge featuring the Grateful Heart collection.

Here's a peek at the sketch:

I cropped a sheet of patterned paper and mounted onto the 350gsm white cardstock for extra sturdiness. I then sprinkled some Midnight Colour Shimmer Dust over the central area and activated by spritzing water on it.

I love the variation in colour from the Shimmer Dust!

I turned the sketch on its side like this:

And here is my completed layout:

I fussy cut lots of images from the Grateful Heart collection and had fun layering them together for the little clusters. I fussy cut some leaves from the patterned paper using the Autumn Trio Metal Die.

How cute are the little bird images?!

The transparency butterfly was from my stash.

THAT quote couldn't be more appropriate for our 'annus horribilus' last year with Covid and my son's cancer diagnosis and battle.

Here's what I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I do hope you can play along with the challenge this month.


Thursday, 2 December 2021

Love created by Tracey Thorne

Hello Creative friends

I had a play with the Chit Chat range and came up with this single photo 12x12 layout to share with you today. If you love the look of this you can get all the products individually or by buying the kit. I had fun incorporating a few of the elements from the range but focussing in on the blues as I took this from the shirt in the photograph. By leaving out the reds and pinks it helps leave my photo the focal point because of my daughters red lipstick.

These are the products I have used to put this page together. 

 Chit Chat My Heart printed cardstock - I have used this as an under border. Cut the center out of your cardstock to use on your page and the photo stack.

Chit Chat Collection printed cardstock embellishment pieces  - Love and barcode

250gsm premium cardstock - I have approximately half a cm off all the way around. 

Chit Chat stamp - Happy, Scrabble

Chit Chat stencil - OXOXO, Linear

Colour Artist Dye Ink - Soot, Marine

Texture paste


Foam tape & Glue

I have taken a video of the process if you were wanting to make something similar with your Chit Chat kit you can watch it on the Facebook site below.

Don't forget to sign up for the kit if you are loving all these elements or if you prefer grab the individual items that are available in the shop as it is a very versatile range.

Here are a few photo close ups of the page


The completed layout 

until next time - get creative and have fun getting messy


Sunday, 28 November 2021

Grateful Hearts Tag by Aditi Mahajan

 Hello Bee Arty Lovelies,

Aditi here today and I'm  sharing with you all a mixed media style tag today. I have a step by step pictorial if you wish to create along. I've enjoyed digging deep into the Bee Arty products, and experimenting with them on small surfaces such as a tag. This helped me understand the product as well as create this tag I can use for any purpose. 

Here's a look at the tag

Let's get into the process of creating it

Step 1- I choose a patterned paper and cut out a tag. I chose something which already had the floral elements.

Step 2- I added colour paste through a stencil for some texture and colour.

Step 3- I used the Artists Ink to add a little more warmth and colour to the background.

Step4- I used a few stamps to add background stamping with black ink and coloured ink to match the background.

Step 5- To finish it off, I added fussy cut elements from various papers, sentiment and splatter with Mica and Shimmer Powders.

Monday, 22 November 2021

Gaming Rule created by Tracey Thorne

 Good morning to you all. Paige gave me a little challenge when creating with the Chit Chat range this week… create a double 12x12 layout. I have not created one of these in so long and it surely was a lot of fun putting this one together with all the embellishments that you can cut out of the Collection page.

I have started using 2 sheets of 250gsm Premium cardstock – I taped them together on the back whilst I worked adding the colour and stamping. I worked out positioning of photos and cut some of the printed papers to layer under the photo. I have used Chit Chat My Heart – 6”x9” & 6”x10.5”, Chit Chat She – 2 pieces @ 8”x5” and Chit Chat Speak 6.5”x8” & 5.5”x7”. 

I used Colour Blast Shimmer Dust in Lollipop.This has been added to a little thick and slow medium before splodging it on the page in different places. I have then used Archival Ink with the stamp Happy to the page in various places so that it pops just above the photo placement.

After a little paper shuffling to get my layers right and swapping a photo over,  I was happy with placement and stuck all these elements down using tape, glue and foam tape to add a little dimension to some of the pieces. I have then cut some of the elements from the Chit Chat Communication12x12 paper and have used these throughout the two pages. I have added a little foam tape to some to help give dimension to the page. I have also added a little black cotton under two of them. Another great fabulous part of this kit is the scrabble stamps  - I have used these to create my daughters name and then adding it to the tag that was cut from the collections page.


A few final touches were to create & cut my title using the Silhouette machine. I have backed the word RULE using the pink dot side of the ChitChat paper She. To compliment and finish off I have added a black stitched border around both pages.


I hope you have enjoyed my process of putting together this page. It was a lot of fun creating it and finding the right elements within this fabulous kit to compliment the cheeky photos.


Have a great creative week