Sunday 25 June 2023

Fresh Air by Rikki G

  Good evening how are you all? Busy, busy here myself with getting creative and also prepping for an up and coming retreat, let me tell you my fingers are burnt from the hot glue.

So today I am sharing with you one of my processes when it comes to working out my mixed media backgrounds. 

I work and play in my art journal.....

My art journals tend to be where I work out colour combos, techniques and other things before I start playing with my scrap pages, especially when  I am lacking ideas, or not to sure how it will work out.

So then my art journals become a how to guide so I dont forget how I did it.

This is also a good time to crack out the old washi tapes and add them into your backgrounds, who doesnt love washi tapes.

When you layer your inks you end up with a nice Bokeh effect.

Adding some fussy cutting pieces you can create a finished journal page.

Its all about the layers, washi, stamping , inking, stenciling, splatting ink, and ephemera.

So why dont you create your own journal as a go to guide.

Honeycomb Spray- A5 Stencil

Bokeh - Clear Stamp Set

Vamp - Clear Stamp Set

Kind Heart - Clear Stamp Set

Till next time have a creative day.

Sunday 18 June 2023

Tropical Birthday Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

Its Karyn here and today I have 3 birthday cards to share with you made using the Fun in the Sun Collection available from Bee Arty.
For the first 2 cards I created card bases measuring 14.5cmx10.5cm using 350gsm Heavy White Cardstock. I also cut 2 pieces of 13cmx9cm 350gsm Heavy White Cardstock to create a painted background using Pink Ice Colour Shimmer Dust and and Jungle Mica powder (using a painting with plastic technique). 

I then matted the painted backgrounds on papers from the Fun in the Sun paper collection pack, fussy cut elements and diecuts.

For the 3rd card I created a card base measuring 14cmx14cm using 350gsm Heavy White Cardstock. I then matted with papers from the Fun in the Sun paper collection pack, fussy cut elements and diecuts. 

Fun in the Sun has bright tropical vibes with versatile elements, and is designed by the talented Queenie Yeung at Silluart Studios. 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

Monday 12 June 2023

I love you berry much by Charmane Koch

 Happy Monday everyone!

Today I wanted to share a layout I have created using the Raspeberry Fizz Collection...

My background started with the gorgeous Raspberry Fizz Gingham Paper...

Then using a mix of Slipper Artist Ink & Light Moulding Paste I have used the Tattered Basketweave Stencil....

I did use the leftover Slipper/Moulding Paste onto the scrap of cardboard, but then went over it again with gesso before I coloured it again with the Slipper...

The rest of the layout is a lot of gathering bits and pieces - I used tags from Flora Mora Paper...

I also created a Charm Creations Big Love Heart using the Raspberry Fizz paper too...

Then from my stash I've used Flowers, acrylic hearts, bows, Wood Veneers & twine for the tags...

You may also notice the cute little Daisy paper - which is actually from the Love & Grace range... this paper is the LAST paper left from that range if you want it - Find it HERE!

I cut out the "I love you berry much" from the Let's Party Paper... there's some really great word cut outs to use on this page...

I had lots of fun putting this layout together - & if you want to see how I put it altogether there's a video that will be going up on the Bee Arty Hive soon!

Thanks for popping by & hope I've inspired you to get YOUR Raspberry Fizz Collection out!

Happy Creating!

XO Charmane

Sunday 11 June 2023

Secret Garden by Rikki G

 Good afternoon how are you? Here in the West the weather has been getting a bit wild and cold oh so cold but that gives you the perfect excuse to play along with this months Bee Arty Sketch and Moodboard challenge.


So heres my take on the colours of the challenge and I have to say the combo had me scratching my head a little bit...but I am very happy with the result.

And theres a process video for you to follow along with.

 Use the Bee Arty Honeycomb Spray Stencil with Tim Holtz Oxide- Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans and Blueprint Sketch.

Ghost the background with Bee Arty Bokeh Stamp set - Script with Grey ink.

With black archival ink stamp scrolls with Bee Arty Vamp Stamp set.

Add the Bee Arty Kind Heart Stamp set to the right hand side.

Add the title from that set throughout the background.

Add washi tapes into the background and finish off with flicking white ink throughout the background.

Honeycomb Spray- A5 Stencil

Bokeh - Clear Stamp Set

Vamp - Clear Stamp Set

Kind Heart - Clear Stamp Set