Sunday 28 June 2020

You Are Loved - by Tracy Jackson

Morning Bee Arty Fans....

Want to make a card but have no stamps???  Today I have a quick extremely easy card to show you using a few Shimmer Dusts, Patterned Paper and a Die

Did you know that in some Bee Arty paper collections you will find a sheet that is ready for you to colour and fussy cut?? 
As soon as I seen this paper Lines - from Untangled collection, I knew I wanted to make a card 

Flowers, leaves and what will be the stems are all coloured with Shimmer Dusts - Sunflower, Lush, Peacock and Passion

After fussy cutting all images, I cut out Postage Stamp Die using Black card.
I felt it needed some word so cut out You are Loved from Mantras - Untangled Collection

Once everything was in place and stuck down I put some white highlights to flowers to make them pop... its hard to show in the photo but I love how the Shimmer Dusts really sparkle, and it turned out such a vibrant card.

Until next time... Happy crafting

Friday 26 June 2020

'Friends' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone, 

My turn up on the blog today with my latest inspiration for you, a bright and funky scrapbooking page.

My layout features loads of awesome Bee Arty products and also includes a few of the bright backgrounds I created during my tutorial video shown on the Colour Blast Bee Arty Facebook  recently. 

I went with a blue, teal, green and yellow colour scheme for my layout and utilised a lot of the Bee Arty Dies to create both my background and my main embellishments, those awesome colourful flowers.

Here is the link to my recent video on how to create the backgrounds on photo paper ready for you to use on a layout.

Let's take a closer look at the layout!

TIP: Die cut using white watercolour cardstock and use your watercolour inks to custom colour to suit your layout.

TIP: Die cut your flowers in both black cardstock and your photo paper backgrounds and mix and match the die cut pieces to create different flowers.

TIP: If you are using a background texture stamp like a hexagon or beehive pattern (any 'open style' pattern) use a small round paintbrush and your inks to colour parts of the stamp in, this ties it into your layout

Hit your stash up for some old alphas that are laying around and stagger your title for a 'different' look.

Here are the Colour Blast by Bee Arty products used to complete this layout along with the links :-


Load image into Gallery viewer, Colour Artist Ink

That's it from me today, thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope to see you soon in the Hive Group.


Elisa x

Thursday 25 June 2020

Be Bold- By Tanya Froud

Hi Guys Tanya Here!
Today I am sharing a scrapbook page with you,
Products used are...
-Artist Inks (Slipper and Soot)
-Color Paste (Stormy Weather)
-Three Six Five papers
-Untangle Flower Die
-Flower Power
-Imprinted A5 stencil
- Making your Mark stamp

I wanted a striking simple color scheme for this layout, choosing a hot pink and black color scheme. The Color paste I had were no quite the right color so I added a few drops of Soot ink to the stormy weather paste, and mixed fully, and made black color paste.

I then dragged this through the Imprinted stencil and let dry.
Once dry I then smooshed some Artist inks onto the page, by dripping the ink onto the packaging then pressing it down to the page.
I then dried it fully.
Next I stamped randomly with some texture stamps, "Making your Mark"

Then it was time to add photos embellishments and fussy cut some bits from the Untangle cut apart.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Keep Going by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hello everyone.  Today's page just happened.  No plans, no pre conceived ideas, just creative fun.

My focal point, the face was stamped onto a piece of card that was used to mop up some Calypso Colour Artist Ink.  A little colour on her lips and some stitching finished this part off.

The background started with some torn pieces of Scrap FX rice paper and some Calypso ink and Bubblegum Colour Spray  I added this to the outer edges and dragged it into the centre of the page.

I have then used some Deep Water Colour Paste with the Footprints Stencil.  When it was dry I popped a little crackle paste over the top.

The title 'Keep Going'  was done with some Heavy Black Gesso and the Keep Going Stencil.  All finished off with a few splashes of watered down black gesso.

Hope you've been inspired 💙

Monday 22 June 2020

'Live Your Art' by Amy C

Hi everyone, 

Today I am sharing a simple layout using the gorgeous papers designed by Michelle Grant.

I have done some stamping and stenciling work here: I elected to do very little mixed media work as wanted the papers to be the hero.

Over the gorgeous patterned paper I stamped in various spots using the Meridian Clear Stamp Set designed by Michelle Grant.

To add a bit of bling, added some stars around the page with some 'Bling' Colour Paste through a 'That Way' A4 stencil

Next, I added some splatters randomly over the page with both 'Road Base' Colour Spray and 'Soot' Colour Artist Ink  

For the layers behind the portrait 3x4 size photo I used 'Courage', 'Progress' and 'Muse' papers, also by Colour Blast and designed by Michelle Grant.

The 12" x 12" 'Muse' sheet was the background paper use here.

For my little cluster next to the quote I used chipboard by Kinder Kreations and a handmade embellishment by Charms Creations. I gathered some flowers and sequins lightly around here.

Finally, for my title I cut up a quote from the 'Courage' patterned paper. These words matched so well with the theme here. 

Products used:
Courage, Progress, Muse patterned papers.

That's it for today! I hope it has left you feeling inspired to have a play.

Thank you for popping by,


Friday 19 June 2020

Tested by Tracey Campbell

Welcome everyone,  today I am sharing one of many layouts I have created with the Covid Capers Mini-Range. It is perfect for documenting this crazy year we have had in 2020.

Please keep reading the step by steps as I take you through how I created this 12x12 layout using the Covid Capers Mini-range plus show you have I have used two stencils from other Bee Arty ranges where I have crossed themed them, this will demonstrate how flexible the Bee Arty stencils can be. 

Fussy cut some of the images out from the cut apart sheets.
Ink the edges of two 6x4-portrait photos with black ink, then mat the photos with a 5mm boarder using the B side of the cut a part sheet (the textured looking paper with the H, HO, O COVID formula on it), ink the edges of the photo mat with black ink.
Mix some Colour Blast Heavy White Gesso and Espresso Colour Mica Powder together to make a pale brown colour. Rad your stencil supplies and find a stencil like a honeycomb – the honeycomb look replicates the COVID Virus formula making it perfect for a Covid Theme. I used the Bee Arty Honey Hive stencil.
Spread the mixed pale brown gesso through the stencil using a palate knife, position in random spots on the B side of the “Red, Green & Blue Cute Germ” paper.
This photo show the positions of where I applied the pale brown gesso.
Next I am going to show you how I used another totally unrelated stencil and turned it into a theme appropriate creation to suit the COVID Capers range.
 I riffled through my stencil stash and found this Bee Arty Grungy Splat stencil, which I thought I could adapt. I used some washi tape to cover the longer splat streaks.
I then positioned on the stencil on the paper and sprayed generously with Envy Colour Shimmer Spray, while it was still wet I then sprayed a small squirt of Rainforest Colour Spray in the centre of the splat. I quickly removed the stencil.
Next I used a paint brush to draw out the splat lines a bit more and added a drop (with the paint brush) of Rainforest Colour Spray to the end of the line, making it into a small circle on the end to replicate the COVID Germ.
This is a close up so you can see the final shape. Work quickly enough so that the sprays are still wet to be able to draw them out.
Next use a paintbrush to splatter droplets of Rainforest Colour Spray around the paper.
Use a piece of plastic packaging and flatten the Rainforest Colour Spray droplets out, be careful not to flatten out the still wet ends of the Covid Germs that you have just created.
Once dry adhere the mated photos to the center of the paper, position similar to how they are shown here, leave the bottom un-adhered for now as you will be slipping a strip of paper under it soon. Cut a 25x3.5 cm strip of  the striped paper from the Covid Capers range, cut a wedge into the 3.5 cm edge of the strip and ink the edges in black ink. Cut wedges into the “CORONAVIRUS, SELF ISOLATION & SOCIAL DISTANCING” word titles as shown. Adhere as shown in the photo above, remember to adhere your photos down along the bottom now.
With the other fussy cut images arrange them around the photos and adhere down.
I used a variety of white glue and 3 Dimensional tape. Use some black letter stickers to finish off the title, a few asterisk stickers placed random near the fussy cut clusters and journaling.
This is the finished layout – a fun layout about a serious moment in our year. Lucky for us Paige’s results came back negative. 

Hope that I have inspired you to scrap about the year it has been.

Happy Scraping.