Saturday 20 February 2021

Super, Fabulous, Awesome, Amazing by Tracey Campbell

Hi Bee Arty fans. Tracey Campbell here today with a colourful rainbow Creative Team share highlighting the magical Shimmer Dusts. I'm going to let you in on a little secret of mine..... the Shimmer Dusts are my all time favourite Colour Blast by Bee Arty Product ever!!! Yes ever. I mean where else can a little dust sprinkled onto a project create such vibrant shimmery colours and as an extra bonus.... a tiny pot last such a long time.  

My layout today is of my oldest Daughter when they had a"Circus" theme at school and had to go in dress-ups. Bronte being Bronte just couldn't go as a clown, she had to be something different a "Rainbow Acrobat".   

Here is a list of all the products that I have used to:

Bee Arty Products:

Stamps: Cool Words set, Serendipity, the butterfly from City Lights.

Paper: Artist from the Arty Farty collection

Colour Shimmer Dust: Sunflower, Duke, Amber, Lollipop, Candy, Peacock and Passion

Heavy White Gesso

Stencil: Devotion

Inspired Collection Pan Watercolour set

Other materials:

White cardstock

Black Stazon ink

Black marker pen

3 Dimensional tape




Lead pencil

Paint pallet Knife 

To create by back ground I started by using the Devotion stencil with some Heavy White Gesso, I  used a Paint Pallet knife to spread the gesso through the hearts pattern of the stencil and onto a 12x12 sheet of cardstock.
In the photo below you can see how I spread the gesso through the stencil in a thick "T" shape. Put aside to dry.
While the gesso was drying I cut some arches, roughly 1 cm in thickness from the Artist pattern paper in the Arty Farty collection
Making sure that the arches stretched across the whole patterned paper and at least one of each colour.
Using some Stazon black ink stamp the Serendipity butterfly onto some white cardstock and then repeat and stamp the image onto some vellum. Next stamp five small butterflies from the City Lights stamp set.
Using the Inspired Collection Pan Watercolour set and a water paint brush paint all five small and the two large butterflies. TIP: Only use a small amount of water on the vellum butterfly and it will curl and buckle if too much water is applied. 
Once the Heavy White Gesso is dry lightly sprinkle the Colour Shimmer Dust over the hearts. I have used seven different colours, Sunflower, Duke, Amber, Lollipop, Candy, Peacock and Passion. I actually sprinkled all seven colours onto the page making sure not to over lap them too much as I didn't want it turning into a "hot mess" nor mix colours too much. Then I sprinkled a little water onto the background and activate the Colour Shimmer Dust. 
I must admit, watching the colours magically appear and move together is one of the reason I love this product. It makes my heart happy. 
Before the water dried I took a roll of paper towel and rolled it over the top of the activated Colour Shimmer Dust. TIP: Not sure why this works but it does - rolling the paper towel stops the colours from running or smudging together, if you place a piece of paper towel over the top of the Activated Colour Spray it smudges!  
Here is the background. I love the rainbow patches of bright colour and how the hearts show through. 
Now I put it all together by layering the arches across the page, roughly in the centre of the page but more towards the top to create a rainbow. I used white glue to adhere them to the page. Adhere the velum stamped butterfly image to the white cardstock butterfly to create a double butterfly. The photo was next, I placed it on the right side of the layout and tucked the large butterfly underneath the bottom left hand corner. 
Lastly pop the smaller butterflies across the rainbow as if they are randomly flying in all directions. 
Here you can see the position of the elements as they come together.
Next I used Stazon black ink to stamp the words form the Cool Words stamp set across the page.
Here you can see where I have positioned the words; Super, Fabulous, Awesome and Amazing on the page.
To finish off I doodled a funky boarder around the edge of the cardstock and did a bit of journaling with a black marker. 
I really love how fun this was to create and how bright and funky it turned out. 
I hope I have inspired you to try using a few different Colour Shimmer Dust colours at the same time. It can be a bit scary giving it a go but the result is awesome. 


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