Monday, September 10, 2012

Lil Bee's "Glam it up" Kit: White Gel pen and Winner announced!

Happy Monday all!

Today's Lil Bee's "Glam it up" item is White gel pen from American Crafts. Gel pens are essential tools for any crafter in their basic tool box. They can be used for journaling, doodling, highlighting embellishments and much more.

"Memories" by Hana Atif

"In this tag I have used Lil Bee's "Glam it up" White gel pen to journal and doodle on the tag. The Maya Road chipboard branches are distressed with Ranger Distress Vintage photo ink and Lil Bee's "Glam it up" Crackle paint. The memories wooden tag is from Prima. The birds are from Basic Gray's paper new at Lil Bee's Boutique!."

So now to the winner of the Lil Bee's "Glam it up" kit......

Congratulations Kavya N!

Please email me your postal id at

Do grab your Lil Bee's "Glam it up" kit to complete your basic toolkit and enjoy new mediums :)

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit: Perfect Pearls!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today we are focusing on Perfect Pearls , Perfect Medium pen and Ranger Mister.

Specially developed with a built-in resin, Perfect Pearls™ Pigments are easy to use wet or dry. Mix with watercolors, inks, acrylic paints, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel™,embossing powders and other mediums for radiant results!
Perfect Medium Pens work great with Perfect Pearls pigments , also as a resist ink, embossing ink and watermark, too!
Mini misters  are portable spray bottles. Perfect to use with water or your favorite craft mediums for interesting techniques.

 Perfect pearls+mini misters:This is a fun one,i started loving misting after i tried it with perfect pearls.To make the mist,you have to pour 2-3 pinches of perfect pearls into the mini mister spray bottle and add few drops of distress re-inkers(since i dont have re-inkers i have used photo colors,you can mix any water based medium with perfect pearls-this gives endless possibilities)and fill the rest of the bottle(upto 3/4th of the bottle)with water and mix it well.I took a white tag and  covered the whole tag with blue n orange mists.Once it completely dries(love the sheen that perfect pearls gives)i have embossed them using cuttlebug folders and used some tea dye distress inks to the corner.Then embellished it with some die cuts. Kavi Tha

 Perfect pearls+medium brush:Perfect medium brush is ideal for giving some fine details,or making free hand designs or your own handwritten sentiments.The back ground of the tag is again made with distress inks and i have just made some random dot patterns using perfect medium brush and dabbed some perfect pearl powder over it with a small brush.Once the tag is completely finished,using a wider brush i removed all the excess powder on the tag.This method looks good only on darker backgrounds as these are metallic shades. Kavi Tha

 Perfect pearl painting: Again as  i said perfect pearls goes very well with any water based mediums,for the orange flower in this tag i mixed little bit of perfect pearl powder with photo colors and painted it.For the pink flowers i mixed the perfect pearls with acrylic colors and painted the flower.You can very well see the difference,the powder mixed with photo colors gives a transparent finish where as the acrylic colors gives opaque finish. Kavi Tha

Hope you enjoyed today's inspiration, we will be back tomorrow with our last item in the kit and the winner of the kit,so don't forget to comment :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit: Stickles!

Welcome to another day full of inspiration! I hope you have all been enjoying Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit!

Today our focus is Stickles from Ranger.  Stickles is acid free, non-settling glitter glue. Comes in many colours and you can sparkle any project with it.

"Inspire Yourself" by Kavi Tha
"This is a shabby chic style tag.The center frame is made with spellbinder postage dies in white card stock and i have applied a generous amount of Stickles from Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit to it.Once its dries i have. distressed them with Tea dye ink.The heart shape is hand-cut one and i have painted them with blue and white acrylic colors and applied a layer of stickles to it.I have distressed the pattern papers also and applied stickles only in the edges."

 "Congratulations" by Hana Atif
" In this tag I have highlightes the baby's wings with Stickles from Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit."

You can glamorize your products with Stickles from Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit by highlighting your embellishments, by sparkling your pictures, by adding texture to your backgrounds and even by coloring in with them. Do let me know if you have some ideas ! And don't forget to comment to this post to get a chance to win Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" Kit!

Happy sparkling!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit: Crackle Paint!

Welcome back with the second day inspirations into Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit.

 Today we will be focusing on Crackle Paint by Ranger. Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit includes Rock Candy Crackle Paint which is clear .
This unique one-step paint cracks as it dries. With a convenient, built-in applicator brush, create a
nostalgic clear cracked finish over artwork, stamped images and photographs. Use on cardstock, chipboard, paper maché, Grungeboard and more! Comes in 24 opaque colors, 3 metallics and one clear crackle paint. Coordinates with the fabulous palette of 24 Distress Inks and Distress Embossing Powders.

So before we jump into inspirations, lets get to know our Designer Kavi Tha a little more:

    "Hi  all,i am kavitha from chennai,india.I am a free lance artist/designer and i have my own art school called "Kalalayaa" where i teach arts n crafts like paintings,murals etc.I love designing,painting n crafts from my childhood,but like most of them my parents wanted to do a computer science course:).So after finishing my college i did  some short term courses in designing like fashion designing,fine arts and visual design.Paper crafting is something i started doing after i started blogging,and i should say i am hooked up since then.i am thoroughly enjoy making any style of paper craft projects  and i should say it  give wings to my imagination.

"Flying High" created by Kavi Tha

" The background is been painted with acyclic colors-white n blue first and once it dried i applied a thick coat of Crackle paint  Rock Candy and allowed to it dry completely(it may take 30-45mins)and decorated with some die cuts and stamped kite. "

I really like Kavi Tha's tag ! Here are some ways you can incorporate Ranger Crafkle Paint Rock Candy to glamorize your projects:

Use it on Chipboard:

Use it on paper:

So do comment and let us know how you would like to use  Lil Bee's "Glam it Up" kit: Crackle Paint!

See you tomorrow for more sparkle and glamour ;)