Saturday 25 June 2022

Time to sparkle, by Amanda Hartmann

Hello Bee Arty fans!

My turn to share today!

You will see these things on my page:

* Products from the Fireworks collection
Colour Shimmer Dusts - Cobalt, Jacaranda and Lollipop
* Black splatters from Colour Artist Dye Ink {Soot}
* Resist technique using Leviathan Marking Crayon

And here is my page!

I started with some white cardstock and drew hugs and kisses (XOXO) with the Leviathan Marking Crayon. I then painted watered Colour Shimmer Dusts - Cobalt, Jacaranda and Lollipop over the XOXOs.

To the background I also added:

* Stamping - the star bursts and mini hearts from the Fireworks Uppercase - Clear Stamp Set, and

* Splatters - once the background was dry I added black splatters from Colour Artist Dye Ink {Soot} and splatters from Colour Shimmer Dust {Cobalt and Lollipop} 

* Added some papers from the Firework collection, as well as fussy cutting some of the black and white elements from the Collection paper. I painted black and white cut outs with  Colour Shimmer Dust {Lollipop} 

* Die cut  Chit Chat - Metal Die Speech bubbles with white and black cardstock. Painted white pieces with Colour Shimmer Dust {Cobalt} 

* Painted a Charms Creations DIY banner with Colour Shimmer Dust {Cobalt} also and added stamped mini-hearts.

 Thanks for looking today!


Monday 20 June 2022

Listen to your heart by Linda Pearson

Today’s journal page has been created using the Moonshadows Collection by Sue Smyth.  This beautifully designed serene paper collection will be available later this week. 

To ensure you don’t miss your chance to work with these beautiful papers and inspiring mixed media tools, subscribe today to receive your kit … Bee Arty Kit Club


Moonshadows collection designed by Smyth

Moonshine word cardstock (side B)

Dragonfly dance cardstock

Collection cut-out sheet

Borderline A4 stencil

Moondust A5 stencil

Floral Tags metal die

Moonrock metal die

White Cardstock – Bee Arty A4

Bee Arty Shimmer dust – peacock, cobalt, passion

Bee Arty Colour Spray lagoon + drop of grass Colour artist inks

Darice 6 well paint palette

Mini archival ink pad – Garden Patina

Blending tool / foam tip

Modelling paste

Mounting tape

Water colour paints

Paint pen – royal blue

Liquid adhesive


Cut the Moonshine word sheet (side B) down to A4 size.



Rub the Garden Patina (archival ink) through the Moondust A5 stencil using a domed blending tool diagonally across the page (top right to bottom left)



Add a few scoops of Bee Arty Shimmer dust cobalt into modelling paste, add a little white paint to match the blue of the Moonshine cardstock.



Apply the blue modelling paste through the ‘circles’ section of the Borderline A4 stencil with a palette knife in a loose cross shape.  Allow to dry.


Add a couple of scoops of Bee Arty Shimmer dust – Passion and one scoop of cobalt Shimmer dust into a Darice 6 well paint palette add some water and mix.  

Splatter this mix mostly over the textured stencil area and also paint around the border of the page.



Run the Floral Tags metal die through a diecut machine onto a sheet of A4 White Cardstock – Bee Arty to create 3 tags.

Also run the Moonrock metal die through onto a piece of A4 White Cardstock – Bee Arty. (no image).



Colour one of the backing tag pieces and two of the floral diecuts with passion/cobalt Bee Arty Shimmer dust mix.


Colour the remaining pieces with a watery mix of peacock  Bee Arty Shimmer dust. 

Add some splatters in same colour over the Moonrock metal die.

Please note ... in hindsight I should have coloured the Moonrock metal die with the cobalt/passion mix so that it stands out on the page ... you may wish to do this instead.


Glue the 3 floral pieces to the tag backings using opposite colours to create focal points.




Fussy cut a few images from the Collection cut-out sheet then colour in with water colour paints.




Cut some thin (7) strips from the leftover piece of the Moonshine word sheet (side B) with paper cutter.  

Then loosely weave the strips randomly through the Moonrock metal die cut out to resemble a starburst shape.  

Trim to suit the background.




With a royal blue paint pen edge along the strips of paper to visually lift them from the page a little.



Fussy cut several dragonflies from the Dragonfly dance cardstock and some wording from the Moonshine word cardstock.  Arrange all the elements on the page then add mounting tape to the tags, goddess image and wording then adhere to the page.

Add detailing with the royal blue paint pen to all the elements (dragonflies, tags, wording) to finish.

I certainly hope you have found some inspiration with my journal page and have been enticed to order this collection for yourself.


Until next time … happy creating!!



 Cheers from Linda Pearson

YourCreativePaletteAU (Facebook)



Sunday 19 June 2022

Years Ago by Tracey Campbell

 Do you ever look back at your creations and reflect on all you have done? Well today I have taken a step back in time ..... back to before Bee Arty was Bee Arty, it was Colour Blast, the journey from then to now has been awesome with great quality products and the introduction of the Collections. Many things have come and gone but the one great tried and tested product that has remained is the Colour Blast Spray in a huge range of bright bold colours it is a staple in any scrapbookers stash. 

Today I am going to share with you three different layouts that I created using the Colour Blast Spray, doing three different techniques. I created the blog post way back in 2017 and I still use the Spray and these techniques to this day.

For the full step by steps pop back in time to this Blog Post: 1 Product 3 Ways.

Splatter Technique


Dribble Technique

Well just a quick reflection from me today, hopefully this makes you want to go back into the archives of the blog and have a look around.


Saturday 18 June 2022

Masculine Wallet Card by Sunila Mahajan

 Hello Bee Arty Lovelies,

Sunila here, and I'm back with a fun pictorial for you'll. Today I'm using the Chit Chat collection for a paper crafting project. When it comes to making Masculine cards, it's a challenge for me. So today I thought of trying out a different idea, and I created a Wallet style card. This is a unique greeting card with space for a gift card/voucher/money. 

Here's a look at it:

Let's dive in, into the process of creating this.

Step 1:
Cut a piece of pattern paper at 10 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Step 2:
Score on the long side at 4 1/2", 4 3/4", 9 1/4" and 9 1/2". Rotate to left and score on the shorter side at 1 1/4" and 2 1/4" until the second score line. This is our base piece.

Step 3:
Cut another piece at 9 3/4" x 3". Score on the long side 1/4", 4 3/4", 5" and 9 1/2". On the short side score at 2 3/4". This is our first pocket piece.

Step 4:

Score and burnish the base piece and trim off the two shorter squares along the side as shown in the image below.

Step 5:
On the first pocket piece, cut the smaller square along the middle score lines, and the 2 corner squares. 

Step 6:
Time to glue the two pieces together. Place the pocket piece over the base. The middle score lines should align. Apply glue onto the side and bottom flaps and glue it to the base. This gives us a nice pocket for notes. 

Step 7: 
Cut three pieces for the inserts measuring- 2 1/4" x 4 3/8", 1 3/4" x 4 3/8" and 1 1/4" x 4 3/8"
Adhere tape along one long side and both shorter sides, stick them on top of each other to form the three pockets on the left inner side of the wallet.

Step 8:

Cut another piece measuring 2 3/4" x 4 3/8" . I then used a rectangle stitch die smaller than the piece to cut out a window. This creates a see through pocket for the inner right side of the wallet. Adhere tape on the bottom and the two sides and stick it on the wallet.

Step 9:

Fussy cut elements from the paper pack, and decorate the front. For the closure, you can use magnets, or velcro. I simply created a slit and inserted the flap in. Cut out elements and insert in the pockets, along with the gift card or a photo. 

I've used the Chit Chat Collection for this project. 

Hope you enjoyed this project!

Thursday 16 June 2022

My Heart

 A quick little share from me today - I have combined a few amazing ranges to put this layout together from a great little holiday I had a few years back on the Central Coast of NSW.

I have started on a base of 350gsm cardstock and chosen a little Colour Shimmer Dust in Tan mixed with water and splashed on the page. I've then combined a little  Colour Shimmer Dust in Fern with some modelling paste and used it with the Cascading Leaves stencil. I've used a heat gun to dry. I have then used the Bee the Sunshine Floral Arrangement stamp set to add a little black to the page in various places where the leaves will lay. 


I've cut leaves out of white cardstock from the Metal Die - Autumn Trio and then coloured them using   Colour Shimmer Dust in Fern & Colour Shimmer Dust in Sunflower


I have layered my photo on Bee the Sunshine - Gracious cardstock and popped on some foam tape before adding to the page. I've also added a doily to the side of the photo.

To finish off the layout I have added extra stamping around the flowers using the Meridian Clear Stamp Set and splattered a little extra Colour Shimmer Dust in Tan around the page. The title was added using a combination of fonts from my stash. 

Thanks for popping in to the blog to check out the layout.

...till next stay crafty