Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Faux Mixed Media Layout for Bee Arty

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 0 Comments
 Hi everyone, I'm back on the Bee Arty blog today sharing a layout created using the brand new "Fearless, Brave and Free" collection by Fiona Paltridge. If you don't like getting your hands dirty using mixed media products, I'll show you how you can get around that problem using this collection.
 

To start, cut out a frame using the B side of the "Positive" 12x12 paper, then cut a piece of the Bee Arty white cardstock down to 11" x 11".
 
Lightly stencil the top left and bottom right of the photo area using the "Free Hand" A5 stencil and black ink. I added more stenciling after I had finished as my original stenciling was hidden under the layers. Stamp randomly using the "Fearless" Clear Stamp and black ink. I wanted a softer look so I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, but any black ink will work.

Fussy cut the largest blue area on the "Comfort Zone" 12x12 paper, cut in half. Fussy cut some of the splotches from the "Strength" and "Chance" 12x12 papers. I've circled the areas that I have used. Adhere as shown on the finished layout.

 
Cut two circles from the B side of the "Strength" 12x12 paper. Cut one in half and adhere as shown on the finished layout.

Fussy cut the circled elements from both of the "Leap" and the reverse cover bonus sheet 12x12 papers. Adhere as shown. Cut the title from the "Free" 12x12 Word Sheet.


Once all your layers are down add further stenciling, also lightly stencil over the coloured splotches to tie it all together. I had some washi tape sitting on my desk so I decided to add some for some extra contrast.

Die cut the "Frame" Metal Die five times from black cardstock and adhere. This will add some dimension and strength to the frame and also give it a 'chipboard' look. Adhere frame and photo to the layout. Adhere the second black circle and title onto the bottom corner of the frame.

Here are some close ups so you can see how I've created the page.





Bee Arty Products Used:
Fearless, Brave and Free Collection: Positive 12x12 paper

Other Products Used:
 Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
washi tape
 
I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, happy crafting.
Julie xx

 

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

White With 1 September Challenge

Tuesday, September 01, 2020 0 Comments
Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my Design Team inspiration project for White With 1 Challenge.

For the month of September the colour is "Mandarin" and there is also a mood board for more inspiration. To enter, simply post your entry direct to the White With 1 Facebook Group.











 
 
 
 
Products Used:
Uniquely Creative Mother Nature Collection - Fussy Cuts Florals 12x12 paper (B side)
Uniquely Creative Mother Nature Collection - Protective Paper (B Side)
Uniquely Creative Mother Nature Collection -Cut-A-Part Sheet
Uniquely Creative Mother Nature Collection - Watercolour Cut-A-Part Sheet
Uniquely Creative Mother Nature Collection - Creative Cuts
Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari - Nature Stencil
Uniquely Creative - Iced Sequins
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness Collection - Bright & Beautiful Paper (3 orange butterflies)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Carved Pumpkin
White cardstock
White ribbon


Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting.

Scrap the Girls September Challenge

Tuesday, September 01, 2020 0 Comments
Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my Design Team project for the Scrap the Girls September Challenge. Scrap the Girls is a challenge whereby the only basic rule is - no boys! Every month there will be a mood board to follow for inspiration.

Here is my take on September's mood board plus close ups so you can see how I've created and embellished the page.




Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Artist Ink Rainbow Art Journal Page for Bee Arty

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 0 Comments
 Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a bright and cheery rainbow art journal page using Colour Blast Artist Inks and a stencil and stamp set from the Arty Farty Collection by Michelle Grant. With the world the way it is at the moment, we can all use a little extra colour to brighten our days.


Swipe some Artist Inks onto a scrap piece of plastic and add a few drops of water to dilute. Smoosh onto the page. Repeat each step with every colour overlapping as you go. The order of colours used is: Citrus, Cider, Sunburnt, Cranberry, Slipper, Berry, Marine, Mermaid, Glass, Lime. I repeated the process without diluting the Artist Inks to give a little more depth and dimension to the colours.

When the page is dry, stencil the paint brushes and "Live Life in Full Colour" quote using the Beautiful Mess stencil and black archival ink as shown. 
 
Random stamp the paint brushes and "doodle" stamp from the Live Your Art stamp set and black archival ink. Stencil random paint blotches as shown. I've traced over the quote, paint brushes and stencils with a white paint pen, then scribbled over the doodles with a black pen.

To finish, outline the whole page using a black pen or ink to frame the page.

Note: I haven't used any gesso on my page as I wanted the ink to "grip" onto the paper. You can of course gesso your page first but if you're using white gesso it will dilute the intensity of the artist inks.
 
Bee Arty Products Used:

Other Products Used:
 A4 Journal
Black Archival Ink
white paint pen
black pen
 
I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, happy crafting.
Julie xx

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Always Smiling Layout

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 0 Comments
Today I'm sharing a layout created using the gorgeous Steampunk Safari collection and a few other products from Uniquely Creative. I haven't done a full on layered layout in a while, but couldn't resist with this collection. With so many elements, layering was easy. I had to stop before I ran out of room lol.
 
Here is my layout plus close ups so you can see how I created and embellished the page.
 
 
 
 





Products Used:
Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari Collection - Powerful 12x12 paper (B side)
Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari Collection - Awesome 12x12 paper
Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari Collection - Unique 12x12 paper
Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari Collection - Ephemera King 12x12 paper
Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari - Creative Cuts
 Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari Collection - Nature Stencil
Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari Collection - Arithmetic Mini Stamp
Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari Collection - Cut-A-Part Sheet
Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari Collection - Laser Cut Chipboard
Uniquely Creative Flourish Die
Uniquely Creative Mixed Cogs
Brown wax paper (from kit)
Hessian trim (from kit)
Rose Gold cardstock (from kit)
Uniquely Creative Ice Sequins
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Scrapping Clearly August Challenge

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 0 Comments
Hi everyone, today I'm sharing my entry into Scrappying Clearly's August Mood Board Challenge. The mood board this month has a cute grey cat which looked a lot like my boy Possum.
 
I've used some papers and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla's Legendary Collection, stencils from Colour Blast by Bee Arty, stamps from Uniquely Creative and 49&Market and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The title is from Cocoa Vanilla's Boy's Rule Collection.  
 
Here is my layout plus the mood board.

 
 
Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting. Julie xx

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Dream Big Layout for Bee Arty

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 0 Comments
Hi everyone, I'm back sharing a quick and easy layout using nothing but a Shimmer Cube and some dies.
 
 
All you need to do is wet your shimmer cube, paint it onto some scrap plastic packaging and smoosh it onto some white cardstock. Concentrate on the top left and bottom right of the photo area. The colour I have used is Just Blue. You could also use the Colour Blast Just Blue Mica Powder mixed with water or the Colour Blast Just Blue Shimmer Spray if you don't have the shimmer cube.
 
Mat your photo using some of the dark blue paper from the Aim High Reach 12x12 paper.

Cut out two die cuts from the Aim High Reach 12x12 paper. I've used the reverse side in the blue area underneath the cogs. Cut another two using the Aim High Explore 12x12 paper. I've used the basket weave print on the reverse side. Cut in half where the two biggest flowers meet.

Cut four die cuts from the Aim High Reach 12x12 paper - one using the full flower and three half flowers from the Flowers Metal Die Set. Trim off the excess from the half flowers.

Cut three die cuts using white glitter cardstock - one using the full flower and two half flowers from the Flowers Metal Die Set. Trim off the excess from half flowers.

Cut out the "Dream Big" from the Aim High Dream Big 12x12 Word Sheet. I've kept the dark blue border to tie it with the rest of the layout.

Assemble layout as shown.
 
 




Products Used:
 
Other Products Used:
White/Clear Sequins
White glitter cardstock
White cardstock
 
I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, happy crafting.
Julie xx

Sunday, 9 August 2020

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