Sunday 27 August 2023

Where the Wild Things Are - Rikki G

 Good morning how are you? The weather has taken a turn for the worse here in WA so that means its a prefect excuse to get playing in the studio so I thought I would share with you my latest collection using the amazing Halloween collection - Pumpkin Spice.

To start off I fussy cut the wreath out to give me a base where I can add thing under and above the wreath, like digital cut files which work by adding more embellishments into a layout and it allows you to layer your fussy cut ephemera.


Fill in the cut files with the left over cut out piece from the wreath.

Add some Butterflies from the Cut Apart sheet #9.

Dont forget we have a monthly challenge for you to enter 

August 2023 Challenge
Hello! This months challenge is brought to you by my lounge room revamp inspiration! Love these colours AND the sketch! Have fun ladies and remember to upload your entry to this album -

Pumpkin Spice - Mini Collection Paper Pack

A4 Cut Apart - Assorted

Sunday 20 August 2023

Beauty - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using the Botanicals Collection available from Bee Arty.
This page was inspired by the July mood board and sketch challenge. I loved this sketch - but I'm a bit late with the challenge :)

 I created a mixed media background on a sheet of 350gsm Heavy White Cardstock. First I sewed a square in the middle of the page using my sewing machine and black thread. Then I painted a wash of Wine Colour Shimmer Dust. I splattered water onto the page (with my fingers) then dabbed with a paper towel - this removes colour and gives a watercolour look. When this was dry I added splatters of Wine and Midnight Colour Shimmer Dust

I added stamping using a black inkpad and the Untamed Stamp Set from Botanicals. 
I added stencilling using texture paste applied through the Stems stencil from Botanicals collection.

Here is my completed page, along with a beautiful photo of Jessica riding Tommy :) 

 Fussy cut elements are from the Blooms paper in the Botanicals paper collection pack. The words are from Hello My Love paper. I have punched out the "Beauty" circle from the top right of the Hello My Love paper and used my button maker to create a flair. Flowers, gold thread, hessian and gauze from my stash were perfect additions to the embellishment clusters. 

I used some 250gsm Heavy White Cardstock and the Flower Stems metal die set to create some diecuts for my embellishment clusters. 
 Botanicals has soft floral vibes with versatile elements, and is designed by the talented Amy Evans. 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 14 August 2023

My Happy Place by Charmane Koch

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you've had a lovely start to the week! I'm here with you today to share with you my interpretation of the August Moodboard/Sketch - I've taken inspiration from both. I think the Botanicals Collection is the perfect match for this!

Here's the Moodboard - there's still plenty of time to get your entries in!

I've used a few different papers to create layers - Here are the papers I have used:

I cut out the circle image from the Romance Paper, keeping the Floral corner as well - I distressed the edge...

Using a plate I cut out a circle from the Elegant Paper:

I also distressed the edge of this as well. Then stuck it over the top of the Romance paper...

I matted my photo using White Cardstock, a piece of hessian & a torn piece of cardboard - 

I also cut out some leaves from the Blooms cut out paper

I cut out the Stalks Die 3 times using both sides of the Bouquet Paper as I wanted light & dark "stalks" to add behind my matted photo...

I positioned the Die Cut & Leaves from the Bloom paper along with strips of distressed papers onto the papers...

I used Double Sided tape & Glue to stick them all down. I also machine stitched around both circles twice. 

I added string & paper flowers & Chipboard branches to my layout - plenty of layers on this page!

Using a small paintbrush I have flicked a bit of SOOT Colour Artist Ink around the edge of my layout.

I used a Word Cut Apart for my title...

I also had to make a Charms Creations to match the page...

I really had a lot of fun putting this page together - the Botanicals Collection is absolutely stunning! I will definitely be getting it out again!

Thanks for popping by!

Happy Creating!

XO Charm

Sunday 13 August 2023

Love Moments Like These with Rikki G

  Good morning how are you? Have been chasing what ever sunshine there has been in the West which means getting out in the garden and enjoying some Vitamin D, what have you all been up to?

I am here playing with some inks and stamps and some stencils and of course some papers as well.....

So to start with its always about the random stamp background to start building  the background, using the Tropical Forest Stamp set- using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Villainous Potion.

Now its time to build up your background with Party Lights Stencil flipping between Tim Holtz oxide- Shaded Lilac and Hickory Smoke.

Now its time to go in heavy with Tim Holtz Oxide Villainous Potion flipping between Party Light Stencil, Tropical Forest Stamp and Bokeh Stamp set.

Now its about finishing off the layout, using the amazing Halloween collection - Pumpkin Spice.

Dont forget we have a monthly challenge for you to enter 

August 2023 Challenge
Hello! This months challenge is brought to you by my lounge room revamp inspiration! Love these colours AND the sketch! Have fun ladies and remember to upload your entry to this album -

Tropical Forest - Clear Stamp Set