Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Just Chillin Out! by Charmane Koch

Hey guys! Just a quick share from me today using the gorgeous Find Paradise Collection, with a few bits from my stash... this came together so easily!

I started off with the gorgeous Mystic Garden Find Paradise paper - as I loved the circular design to it. It's just so pretty - along with all of the other papers in the collection - you must take a look!

I then decided to matte my photo using pieces from Entangled and the striped piece from the Recharge paper.

I have then cut out Leaves of Paradise Die using the nice thick 350gsm White Cardstock & then I have coloured with Versamark ink & the gorgeous Pine Embossing Powder which has a lovely matte effect...

I have finished my layout off my using my signature "kitchen string" but have layered it into a circle pattern to match the circular background. Of course I added a couple of Charms Embellishments, and then bits from my stash.

I decided to trim the edge of the paper and distress it, then added kraft cardstock to back it. I also tore a little and tucked another Die cut leaf behind it, along with some flowers I had cut out from the Botanicals Cut & Colour paper. Then I've added some stitching around the edge.

I finished with a little bit of journalling!

I love how it has turned out - simple but effective - such easy paper to work with!

If you haven't already, make sure you check out the Find Paradise Collection - it's gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!

XO Charm

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Embrace Change Sneak Peek I - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have a Sneak Peek of one of my creations that will feature in the upcoming  Bee Arty "Embrace Change" kit. This sneak is from a scrapbook page titled "Happiness".

 Embrace Change has a floral/Australian colour palette with versatile elements, and is designed by the talented Fiona Paltridge. You will love this collection - the stamps, stencils and dies are not to be missed! You can subscribe to the kit here. Kits come with a paper pack, stencils, metal dies, stamp sets, embellishments and full colour kit instructions.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Friday, 11 June 2021

Family is Life by Charmane Koch

 Happy Friday Everyone! Today I want to share with you another layout I created at the Bee Arty Retreat using a mix of different Bee Arty products from different collections...

I started off using a Spread Your Wings paper as my base, and using modelling paste I have used the NEW Destination Anywhere Pavement A4 Stencil to create texture to my background. Once dried with a heat gun, I have used Leather Mica Powder mixed in water to colour the "brickwork" of the stencil.

I also coloured the scalloped heart Chipboard using the same Leather Mica Powder.

I also coloured the String Wreath Metal Die {cut from 350gsm White Cardstock} and the "family" chipboard word using Olive Sparkle Embossing Powder {found in the Sweet Stuff Embossing Bundle} 

 The Sweet Floral Metal Die I coloured with Olive Grove Mica Powder for the leaves & Punch Mica Powder for the flowers.

I matted my photos using the back of the Grateful Heart Word Sheet, and then distressed the edges.

I added some kitchen string from top left to bottoms right, paper roses and a Charms Creations Hessian Heart to finish the page off. 

I think the colours really work well together in this layout, and tying different floral elements together made this page work!

I hope that you are inspired and like the outcome as much as I do!

Thanks for popping by...

XO Charm

Monday, 7 June 2021

CHANGE HAPPENS .... by Linda Pearson

After some technical glitches my blog for 7th is finally here ....                                                             

Welcome to my journal page using the upcoming Embrace Change collection designed by Fiona Partridge. 


Embrace Change collection designed by Fiona Paltridge can be ordered soon through  Bee Arty subscriptions click these links to subscribe - 

Busy Bee – Classic Kit  or  Queen Bee – Premium Kit

Embrace Change stencils used – wreath A5 and garden poem A6

Embrace Change cutouts from the collection - butterflies (coloured, black and white)

Gesso – Bee Arty heavy primer 250ml (white)

NON-stick craft mat

Colour artist inks – barley, grass

Colour paste – apple of my eye, fire engine

Muslin Cloth 

Gel Matt Medium

3D Butterfly ephemera (own stash)


For this page I used a burlap page from the Dina Wakely blue journal however, this process could just as easily be incorporated into a scrapbook page layout, white cardstock or journal book.


Using a palette knife scrap a generous amount of Gesso – Bee Arty heavy primer 250ml (white) over the page.  If using burlap or similar protect the under page with some paper towel as the gesso may seep through.   Dry off.




Apply some Colour paste – fire engine through the Garden Poem stencil top and bottom of the page.  Allow to dry.



Spray or brush some lighter green paint over the gessoed page.  Dry off.




Mix some Colour artist inks – grass in with the Colour paste – apple of my eye then apply through the Embrace Change wreath stencil.  Allow to dry.



Mix in some Colour artist inks – barley into the Colour paste – apple of my eye to create a brighter yellow colour then using a small wooden stick (or similar) to add some colour to the ‘buds’ surrounding the wreath.



Add black spatters over the page using black paint or ink.




Fussy Cut several butterflies (both coloured and black/white images) from the cut-out paper from the Embrace Change collection, as well as a sentiment card from the paper card. 

Adhere some muslin fabric, with matt medium, over part of the wreath where the sentiment card will be placed. Place and adhere the butterflies randomly around the wreath and sentiment card. 

Please note,  I added some 3D ephemera butterflies from my personal stash also.

Thank you for checking in for my latest post and hope you have fun creating some fabulous pages using the beautiful Embrace Change by Fiona Paltridge collection through subscription;  Busy Bee – Classic Kit or Queen Bee – Premium Kit.


Project by Linda Pearson


Sunday, 6 June 2021

Beautiful by Belinda Spencer

 Hello Bee Arty fans!!

It's Belinda here with you today to share my layout inspired by the Jun Sketch Challenge and featuring the stunning NEW Embrace Change collection by Fiona Paltridge.

I was so excited to play with this new range and I am totally in love with it. I started my layout by cropping a piece of the awesome 350gsm heavy white cardstock and mounting on a sheet of patterned paper from the range.
I mixed up a solution of Candy and Midnight Colour Shimmer Dusts with water and painted onto the layout after spritzing with water. I flicked some of the colour over the page too and then set aside to dry.

Next I added some stencilling with the Rhythm A5 Stencil and the NEW Rosewood Colour Paste.

I chopped up a few of the patterned papers from the Embrace Change Collection as well as the Fearless Brave and Free range to create lots of layers as per the fabulous sketch for this month. I added a flap of white cardstock with photos on the front that lifts up to reveal more photos underneath. I used a stamp from the Embrace Change Say It Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink to add some more interest to the background.

Here's a reminder of the awesome sketch:

Here you can see the photos under the flap.

Next I fussy cut a whole lot of gorgeous images from the patterned paper and arranged in two clusters on the layout. I added the title and a quote cut from the Poetry patterned paper from the range.

I finished by adding some journaling under the flap about what an awesome kid this girl of mine is.

Products used:

- Change patterned paper
- Collection Bonus Sheet patterned paper
- Festival patterned paper
- Living patterned paper
- Poetry patterned paper
- Spice patterned paper
- Say It Stamp Set

COLOUR BLAST Colour Paste Rosewood

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you find some time to play with your Colour Blast goodies too and join in with the sketch challenge this month.


Saturday, 5 June 2021

Never Give Up On Yourself by Tracey Campbell

 Rainbows and Butterflies! What more could a girl ask for? Good day lovely people, Tracey here with you to share a fun and bright layout that is simple to make and looks lovely when finished. It brings a smile to my face when I look at it and I hope it does to you too. 

For this layout I gathered the following Bee Arty products:

Artist, Vision and the wordsheet from the patterned papers of the Arty Farty Collection

The cover sheet of the Love and Grace Collection 

The Serendipity stamp

Colour Artist Inks in the following colours; Sunburnt, Spice, Citrus, Lime, Slipper, Mermaid and Calypso, 

I created the butterflies first by stamping with Stazon Black Ink onto some velum. Tip: Stazon takes around 20 minutes to actually dry on velum so put it aside somewhere you won't be tempted to start working on the colouring until it is fully dry. 

Draw some arched lines across the Artist patterned paper, try and keep the arches in roughly the same colour sections as these will be used to create the rainbow.

Cut the arches from the Artist paper.

Group the strips in a shape of a rainbow, making sure that you have one at least one line to represent each colour in the rainbow colour spectrum. Adhere them to the Vision pattern paper.

I know that I really love a range of papers when I am looking at the title/advertising sheet of the collection and contemplating using it for my layout (as the old saying goes; waste not, want not). I did actually fussy cut the flower and bird clusters from the cover sheet for this layout - but if you have any of the Love and Grace papers left just use those to fussy cut. 

Next up was colouring the velum butterflies. I used a paint brush and the Colour Artist Inks to do little sections at a time. 

I took my time to colour separate sections as I did not want the inks to run and blend together. I was trying to get a stain glassed window effect. It took awhile but I eventually got the butterflies coloured and let them to dry. The ink does not go on to the velum very well, it tends to pool together away from the Stazon Ink leaving a white edge but I did find that when the ink was also dry you could spread it out more.

I finished the layout by matting a 4x6 inch portrait photo with white cardstock and adhering it to the bottom of the rainbow. I then placed a butterfly behind the top right hand side of the photo and the other one to the left of the paper so that it looks like it is flying off the page. I then finished off with the fussy cut bird and flower clusters, the title and some journaling. 

I hope that I have brought a little brightness to your day.


Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Forever My Always by Tracy Jackson

                                                               Hello Bee Arty Friends

Today I am sharing a set of 3 cards using cutouts from Forever My Always collection

The photos below are quick easy steps to produce a lovely set that is tactile and layered

After cutting the flowers and extra leaves out I played around with placements

I also added placements of words. I wasn't happy with the word or placement in below photo, so in end result it didn't make the cut ! LOL

Then I concentrated on the background layer and once I was happy started layering

Until next time
Happy crafting