Wednesday 26 August 2020

Artist Ink Rainbow Art Jounal Page by Julie Schinkel

 Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a bright and cheery rainbow art journal page using Colour Blast Artist Inks and a stencil and stamp set from the Arty Farty Collection by Michelle Grant. With the world the way it is at the moment, we can all use a little extra colour to brighten our days.

Swipe some Artist Inks onto a scrap piece of plastic and add a few drops of water to dilute. Smoosh onto the page. Repeat each step with every colour overlapping as you go. The order of colours used is: Citrus, Cider, Sunburnt, Cranberry, Slipper, Berry, Marine, Mermaid, Glass, Lime. I repeated the process without diluting the Artist Inks to give a little more depth and dimension to the colours.

When the page is dry, stencil the paint brushes and "Live Life in Full Colour" quote using the Beautiful Mess stencil and black archival ink as shown. 
Random stamp the paint brushes and "doodle" stamp from the Live Your Art stamp set and black archival ink. Stencil random paint blotches as shown. I've traced over the quote, paint brushes and stencils with a white paint pen, then scribbled over the doodles with a black pen.

To finish, outline the whole page using a black pen or ink to frame the page.

Note: I haven't used any gesso on my page as I wanted the ink to "grip" onto the paper. You can of course gesso your page first but if you're using white gesso it will dilute the intensity of the artist inks.
Bee Arty Products Used:

Other Products Used:
 A4 Journal
Black Archival Ink
white paint pen
black pen
I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, happy crafting.
Julie xx

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have some cards to share with you made using lots of amazing products from Bee Arty!

 I created this set of cards using similar papers and techniques to the scrapbook page I created a few weeks ago. Whenever I create I like to make a number of projects with the same supplies. That is what I love about kit clubs - everything you need is in the kit and you don't get overwhelmed by all your other craft supplies.
For each of the cards I created a background on heavy duty 350gsm white cardstock.  I add some stenciling using Colour Mica Powders mixed with modelling paste and the Crab Art stencil. I'm using Cool Mint, Peach Nectar and Stormy weather Colour Mica Powders to coordinate with the Find Paradise Collection papers. 

I matted the stencilled backgrounds on papers from the Find Paradise Collection. Then I added a selection of leaf and flower diecuts created using the Leaves of Paradise metal die set, Flower Power die set, white cardstock, and paper from the Find Paradise Collection. I painted a chipboard Happy birthday embellishment with Midnight/Peacock Colour Shimmer dust, then I added a paper clip, and some sparkly rhinestones.

 For the third card I add some stenciling using Colour Mica Powders mixed with modelling paste and the Arches stencil. Once again I use Cool Mint, Peach Nectar and Stormy weather Colour Mica Powders to coordinate with the Find Paradise Collection papers. 
I matted the stencilled background on papers from the Find Paradise Collection. Then I added a selection of leaf diecuts created using the Leaves of Paradise metal die set and white cardstock. I added words cut from the Relax word paper embellished with a paper clip and some sparkly rhinestones.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Monday 24 August 2020

"Cherish" by Anita Enright


Hey Everyone

I wanted to share with you a layout that I created using the gorgeous papers from the Vampyre Rose collection designed by Sue Smyth.  Everything about this collection is just stunning.


On the gorgeous background patterned paper I used the A4 stencil Devotion, both the flowers and the hearts to add some white texture paste.  I love how the white pops on the background.

 The layering around the photo incorporated the Desire metal die using the filigree heart and the edging die cut in a matching red cardstock.

The majority of the photos I use I print out at home as I want to use them as I found that when I was printing in bulk I always reprinted previous photos, and then the vast majority I didn't even use. So my little Selphy printer is just perfect to print as I go.

I tend to print most with a white border which gives me a photo mat straight away and I save on white cardstock.

For the 'Cherish' chipboard title I used the pretty Blush Embossing Powder. Other elements around my photo include gorgeous venise lace, some of the black and white flowers from the cut apart sheet, flowers and chipboard branches.... and don't you just love those cute little butterflies!!

I hope you enjoyed my little piece of inspiration today.
With all these continuing changing times stay safe.
Bye for now.


Sunday 23 August 2020

Key is the Love by Tracy Jackson

Good morning Bee Arty fans...

Today I want to share my latest card from the collection - Time Flies.

First I stamped out Time Flies Clear Stamp three times and embossed it. I wanted to fussy cut some of the stamp elements to give a 3d impression

Next I coloured the image using the paper colours for reference using alcohol markers

I then used background stamp called Metal Plates and distressed the edges with Distress Inks

Next I prepared the background, by picking one of the amazing rusty looking pages from the same collection. I distressed around edges and mounted on card stock

I wanted to add a little texture so snipped off a bit of cheese cloth and coloured it with some Mica Powder - Leather

End result - minus a picture of messy fingers

While the cheese cloth was drying I picked out elements I wanted to fussy cut from the collection and the words from the Curious sheet

Once all elements and cloth were glued down I then raised the cut out elements of the bird with foam dots.

Hope you are enjoying this collection as much as me, if you haven't got it then put it on your wish list... it is amazing!

Until next time... Happy crafting

Friday 21 August 2020

Fearless, Brave and Free Sneak Peek by Tracey Campbell

Hello everyone hope that you have had a great day today and that it gets even better.
Today I am sharing a few sneak peeks of three layouts I have created with the new kit that is being released soon. It is called Fearless, Brave and Free designed by the superbly talented Fiona Paltridge, it is a fun and funky range full of bright colours and wonderfully positive vibes.
I manged to create three layouts from the kit and I have a stack of left over products so you will definitely be seeing me use this range some more over the next few weeks.
The photo above and below are from the same layout - I used the papers and the mix media to create a soft layout using the cut-apart-sheet as the main element.

These two (above and below) photos give you a quick look at a darker layout using a black background and some divine embossing power with the word stamp that is included in the Busty Bee Kit.

Lastly in these two photos I am showing my layout that I created with the Queen Bee Kit, a bit of stenciling and using the metal dies, so much fun.
If you like what you see and are curious to see the full kits and the layouts then make sure sign up for the kit as you will get the step by steps for these three layouts plus a lot more from the other Creative Team Members.

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Be Fearless by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi everyone, thanks for popping over today.  Today's share is all about no waste, made white scraps and left over product from previous projects.


I've created a tag for my share that started with a few things made from some left overs.  The tag itself was covered in with some left over Midnight and Cobalt Shimmer Dusts mixed with water.  

The honeycomb piece was made from a piece I'd painted with some Heavy Black Gesso left over from a project.  I've then used this to mop up excess liquid from the Antique Shimmer Pen that I used on my last project.
After using the Honeycomb Die I set aside the middle pieces for a future project because they look like gorgeous little sequins.

My butterfly started on a scrap piece of paper which I have covered in embossing fluid.  I added a few layers of  Bling Embossing Powder so it was nice and thick.  While still hot I have pressed it with the script stamp form the Memories Stamp Set.  

I then die cut this with the Butterfly Effect Die.


I have splashed the background with a little watered down Heavy White Gesso.

If you click here or on the photo below it will take you to another project I did a couple of years ago.  Same technique with embossing powder but this time I used it for the title on my page. 

Hope you've been inspired 💙

Thursday 13 August 2020

You are Loved II Chrissi Mannix

 Hello Lovelies

Chrissi here, and today I am playing with the Untangle Collection

I tend to use white cardstock alot, soplaying with the Pattern Paper in this collection was very different for me. Because I couldn't help myself, I started with some white texture paste and the Boxed In stencil.

Then I added some of my favourite Calypso Artist Ink. I love the way the ink moves around the texture paste. Such a great effect with very little effort.

I layered my photo on more of the pattern paper, then used the Cut a part sheet to embellish and also add my title. I loved working with this Pattern paper- So my style.

Untangle Products I have Used-

Tangled 12x12 Paper 

Embrace 12x12 Paper

Mantra 12x12 Paper

Boxed In a5 Stencil

If you would like to see how I put the layout together, check out the video on Youtube.

Happy Scrapping

Chrissi xxx

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Dream Big Layout by Julie Schinkel

 Hi everyone, I'm back sharing a quick and easy layout using nothing but a Shimmer Cube and some dies.

All you need to do is wet your shimmer cube, paint it onto some scrap plastic packaging and smoosh it onto some white cardstock. Concentrate on the top left and bottom right of the photo area. The colour I have used is Just Blue. You could also use the Colour Blast Just Blue Mica Powder mixed with water or the Colour Blast Just Blue Shimmer Spray if you don't have the shimmer cube.
Mat your photo using some of the dark blue paper from the Aim High Reach 12x12 paper.

Cut out two die cuts from the Aim High Reach 12x12 paper. I've used the reverse side in the blue area underneath the cogs. Cut another two using the Aim High Explore 12x12 paper. I've used the basket weave print on the reverse side. Cut in half where the two biggest flowers meet.

Cut four die cuts from the Aim High Reach 12x12 paper - one using the full flower and three half flowers from the Flowers Metal Die Set. Trim off the excess from the half flowers.

Cut three die cuts using white glitter cardstock - one using the full flower and two half flowers from the Flowers Metal Die Set. Trim off the excess from half flowers.

Cut out the "Dream Big" from the Aim High Dream Big 12x12 Word Sheet. I've kept the dark blue border to tie it with the rest of the layout.

Assemble layout as shown.

Products Used:
Other Products Used:
White/Clear Sequins
White glitter cardstock
White cardstock
I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, happy crafting.
Julie xx