Sunday 30 April 2023

Dream on Dreamer for Bee Arty

Good morning how are you? I am here with another layout for Bee Arty using the stunning Bee the Sunshine collection and I just love it, its one of those collections that makes creating with it so effortless.

And what is better than that?

 What is your favourite, effortless collection?

You can even follow along with a process video and a step by step below to make a little shaker jar.


Dont forget to follow along with the process video.

To start the background off, use a combination of Tim Holtz Oxide - Saltwater Taffy, Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber, through the Bee Arty Lace Stencil.

Blend out the stencil with the same colours.

Add some details with the Geo Grunge stamp, dont mount the stamp on a block, this will allow it to roll and give you a random effect.

Now its about adding some water and move it around the background a bit, while its still wet add a couple of drops of the Colour Artist Dye Ink - Slipper. 

Move that around and when your happy with where it has travelled, add the next colour Citrus.

The more you move it round the more you will end up with a third colour - a custom orange.

Now to make the shaker jar. Cut the center out of the jar from the Summer Days Black and white sheet. Leave yourself enough of an edge to add foam tape and keep it hidden.

Add with glue some transparency and trim to fit the shape of the jar.

So before you rip off the backing tape from the foam mount add your mix on top of the transparency sheet, even add a little fussy cut bee into it. 

The mix below is a combination of different size glitters, micro beads and small art stones. 

The combinations are endless.

Peel the backing off the foam tape and stick to a piece of pattern paper to seal all the glitter in the jar.

Colour Artist Dye Ink

Geo Grunge - Clear Stamp Set

Bee The Sunshine - Paper Collection Pack

Saturday 29 April 2023

Best Friends 49 & Market Sketch Challenge

 Good afternoon how are you I am here to quickly pop in and share this months 49 and Market Challenge and my entry for it , yes I know I am cutting it fine lol but at least I made it and better still making another layout and starting a new mini kit to kit out of my shelves so thats an added bonus or two.

Welcome to the APRIL sketch, enter using the hashtag #49msketch2023 for your chance to be a random winner of a token thank you gift from us.
Use this as a starting point for your own take on the sketch, add more photos, turn it, flip it, whatever way it takes you and have fun xx
(Remember to use 49 and Market products to enter)


Till next time have a creative day.

Friday 28 April 2023

Happy Holidays

Good afternoon how are you? Things are plodding along, I have been doing a lot of filming lately for future works so catching up on my 365 has been an evening mission. And I have been couch scrapping at night while waiting to do work pick ups at night. The first layout was difficult but I have started to enjoy the process as its is all about keeping it simple and adding things later once I am in the studio when putting on photos. 

So we will see where it takes me doing some quite, couch scrapping....

49 & Market Inkwell collection, papers, ephemera, rubons, leaves,
Dusty Attic Chipboard Title

Till next time have a creative day
Rikki G 


Thursday 27 April 2023

Theres always time for a glass of wine

Hi how are you? I am here with another layout using the amazing Mintay Nightfall collection.

I love this collections something about the moon and the intense colours that just captured me and it was enough to buy two sets. 

Have you brought two sets of things you like, or am I the only one?

Remember I am scrapping it and will add photos later.

Mintay Nightfall Papers, Ephemera and Chipboard,
49 & Market Frames,  Bee Arty Shimmer Spray

Till next time have a creative day

Rikki G


Wednesday 26 April 2023

Fly me to the Moon

Good morning how are you? Yes you spy a layout without a photo.... I know I usually dont do this but I have been hoarding these papers forever and that means finding the perfect photos, but rather wait for those, the idea is to scrap them and add photos at a later date. 

Do you think this is a good idea?

Mintay Nightfall papers, ephemera, chipboard

Till next time.
Have a creative day
Rikki G