Friday, 23 July 2021

Sparkle - With Karyn Schultz!

  Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of fun products available from Bee Arty.  
I started with a sheet of heavyweight 350gsm white cardstock. I used a painting with plastic technique to add Bling, Leather and Deep water Mica Powders to the page (colours that complemented the "Forever My Always" Collection).  
Next I applied Leather Colour Paste through the My Lady A4 stencil on my page. I did this upside down as I wanted to showcase the flowers in the stencil.  

Here is my finished page. The photo is of my daughter Jessica after she had purchased a new phone and purse (many months of pocket money saved for this!).
Here are some close-ups of the page. The photo is matted on papers from the Forever My Always paper pack. The flowers and leaves were fussy cut from the Gentle Heart paper. The words are cut from the Love Is Golden paper. I've also added some diecuts using Kraft cardstock and the Old Leaves metal die from the Embrace Change collection.
 I've added word stamping using the Say It clear stamp set from the Embrace Change collection.

I've added more diecuts using Kraft cardstock and the Autumn Trio metal die from the Embrace Change collection and some paper flowers to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Grateful Heart TN Spread with Aditi

 Hello everyone,

I'm back on the blog and happy to be sharing my creations with you all! Today I decided to create a layout in my Traveler's Notebook. I enjoying this way of documenting memories, and creating compact layouts. 

Here's a look at the layout before we dive in:

I've used the Grateful Heart Collection to create this layout. I've also shared a quick process video on the Bee Arty Facebook Group.

Monday, 19 July 2021

Catch Up With Mum by Charmane Koch

 Happy Monday People! Although I'm guessing it would feel like Ground Hog Day for a lot of you!

Today I wanted to share with you a layout I created recently for the Scrap the Girls Challenge, using a sketch...

I just love the Grateful Heart Collection & with a few extras I've come up with this layout...

I started off by using the "Family" paper from Grateful Heart

It was a perfect colour match to the photo I was using...

To colour the Mum chipboard, I have gesso'd and then I have coloured with Just Blue Mica Powder with a little water.

I also used the String Wreath Metal Die, by cutting it out with White 350gsm Cardstock & embossing it using Olive Sparkle Embossing Powder - you can find this in the Sweet Stuff Embossing Bundle!

I have also cut out a doily from the Gathers Cut & Colour Paper from the Grateful Heart Collection...

You may also notice that I have used a piece from the Fearless Brave & Free Collection - because the colour matched!

I also decided to make my main paper with the Chic Trendsetter Paper, as the colour of the Houndstooth matched my layout too!

And this is how my layout turned out after adding a few extra bits from my stash and a bit of distressing and machine sewing around the edges...

Nothing like a bit of Mix & Match to come up with this layout!

Thanks for popping by!

XO Charm

Sunday, 18 July 2021

'Bloom' by Belinda Spencer

 Hello Bee Arty fans!

It's Belinda here with you today to share my latest layout created for Bee Arty and inspired by the July Mood Board.

Here's a reminder of the mood board.

Such pretty colours!

I started my layout by cropping a sheet of the 350gsm heavy white cardstock and mounting on a sheet of the Untangle Mindset patterned paper. I then mixed up all of the colours for my background. I used the Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso and added Colour Artist Dye Inks in Berry, Citrus, Lime, Oasis and Slipper. You might notice that my last swipe of colour on my page looks grey. It's actually purple but either my photography or lighting was bad. Trust me. It is purple in real life! I used a paintbrush to add all of the stripes of colour and then diluted the paint so I could flick it over the page.

Once my background was completely dry, I added some stencilling with Colour Paste in Snow White and the Gridlock - A6 Stencil. 

Here you can see how this Colour Paste adds such a gorgeous shimmer.

Next, I added some stamping using the Bokeh Clear Stamp Set and the Going My Way Clear Stamp Set. I used Archival Ink and Distress Oxides for my stamping.

I chopped up the Untangle Silence patterned paper and layered the pieces together with the Frame Metal Die die cut. I fussy cut some flowers from the Embrace and the Collection Bonus patterned papers and added all to the page. Finally I added my embellishments and my title as well as quotes cut from the patterned papers.

Products used:
- Collection Bonus patterned paper

Gridlock - A6 Stencil

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are feeling inspired to have a play with the mood board too.


Saturday, 17 July 2021

This Moment by Tracey Campbell

 Happy Saturday, today I am sharing my latest creation with you using the Embrace Change Collection. This collection is lovely to work with, from the delicate foliage to the earthy tones, it all works together to make any layout look awesome. 

For this layout I actually did a bit more planning then I usually do, I decided that I wanted to challenge myself by using something old out of my stash of supplies. I found these old paper flowers in a variety of shades of colour that complimented the colours in  the Embrace Change collection. I also planned that I would to do some stencilling so pulled out Rose Reveal and Sparkle stencils as I felt that I wanted to use more flowers. Next I grabbed the String Leaves metal die once again tying in with the foliage / flora theme I have going.

Next planning was the photo, I knew I had this photo of Bronte and I giving Paige a kiss on her bald little head, I thought that it would be perfect, particularly because it was printed in a sepia tone, which would look awesome on this collection. I even decided on a title, which is so unlike me, the title is always a last minute decision for me. So right from the very start I knew how this layout was going to go..... or so I thought!

I used the "B" side of Gathering Patterned paper as my base of my layout and prepared it by applying a coat of clear gesso and letting it dry.

Next I used the packaging technique to apply some Stormy Weather Colour Shimmer Spray to the base. The packaging techniques is a simple techniques that creates an interesting spread of mixed media, it is done by simply spraying some colour spray to a piece of plastic packaging and then flipping it over onto the paper and patting it down. Repeat this a couple of times until you get a base of colour that you like. 

To add some more interest to the base I took the spray head out of the bottle of the Stormy Weather Colour Shimmer Spray and used the straw to flick some splats over the Gathering Patterned paper. The photo below is the what my base looked like prior to me building the rest of the layout on it.

Grabbing a pot of Peach Nectar Colour Paste, a pallet knife and the Rose Reveal stencil I spread the paste through the stencil and let it dry. 

In the photo below you can see the positioning of where I placed the stencilled images. Note that I only spread the paste through a portion of the Rose Reveal stencil in the bottom right hand corner. 

Next I matted a 6x4 inch portrait photo, I used some vellum and the "B" side of Poetry Patterned Paper to create a soft mat for the photo. I also cut out two slices from the left and right edges of the Gathering Patterned paper - you can see these cut out slice potions in the final layout. I then used a distressing tool to give the cut out edges a roughed up look. Adhere a strip of the Festival Patterned paper to the back of the cut out distressed edge, so that you can see the maroon colour peaking out from behind the edge. 

I used the String Leaves metal die to cut out four images from the Festival Patterned paper. I then layered three of the die cut images over pieces of doilies. See image two photos below for the positioning.  

With the fourth die cut image I cut it into two pieces and used a piece on each of the distressed edges, with a tiny piece of the lace from the doilies. 

In the photo below is what my back ground looks like after I added all the elements to it. 

I added the photo tot he background now - I used some 3 dimensional tape to give it some height. I also tucked the photo behind some of the leaves from the String Leaves die cut image. 

Right now it was time to add my old paper flowers to the layout. At this stage I decided that I need some flowers that were a touch darker than the shades of peach, pink, cream and white that I had so I made my own shade of maroon (purply) colour by mixing some Rust Artist Ink and Passion Shimmer Dust together. I experimented a bit with some spare flowers to make sure I got the tone right and ended up I sprayed the flowers with water prior to painting the mixture on as this diluted the mixture and gave me the perfect colour that I was after.

Next I build up the flowers in layers and glued a bronze metal enamel dot to the centre of the flower clusters.

I then adhered them to my page - see the final layout for the positioning. 

For the finishing touches I fussy two of the butterflies from the extra sheet of cut a parts (on the back of the Embrace Change Product sheet, when you buy the whole paper collection) and adhered them to the page.

When I planned the page I decided that I would use the title "To the Moon" as this is what I say to the girls when I tell them I love them.... but the words were just a bit too big for where I wanted to place them, so I cut out "This Moment" from the Poetry Cut - A - Part Sheet. I then used a distressing tool to distress the edges of the title and adhered it to the page.

A close up view of one of the flower clusters.

The final layout - it really didn't turn out how I had planned in my mine, but I do love how it looks so soft and feminine. 

Well I hope that I have given you some ideas for how to use the lovely Embrace Change collection, not that it is hard to use. It is such a lovely and fun collection that would suit a lot of different themed photos.

Take care for now.