New post on The Crafters Workshop blog

Hi Everyone, quick share from me tonight before I head out to dinner with some dear friends!

Today I have a new post up on The Crafter's workshop blog complete with a video of the layout!  Head on over to check it out :)  link below

You'll have to head on over to the blog post HERE for the full layout picture - hope you enjoy learning some easy stencilling techniques!  

Oh and don't forget I'll be at Melbourne Paperific Expo August 29 - 31 at my Scrappy Chat Designs Stand and I'll also be teaching classes on stand, come past pick up a kit, do a class (limited spots available) or simply say hi - Would love to see you there!


Spellbinders Design Team 2014-15

WOW I am so over the moon excited to share my amazing amazing news that I get to design for Spellbinders for another year.  It has been such a wonderful year of learning that I have cherished so so much, seeing my abilities grow beyond my belief.  It has gone WAY to quickly, so to be chosen to stay on and continue on this journey I can feel nothing but blessed to be one of the 10 designers working along side Spellbinders blog team who ALWAYS blow me away with each and every creation they make.

Over the next week Spellbinders are introducing the Design team one person a day.  All I can say is oh my goodness what a line up of amazing designers that I get to work with, be inspired by and get to know a whole lot better.  They are amazing each and every one of them.

Yesterday, the first designer was announced - Teresa Horner.  Not only is she the sweetest person you could meet, she is an amazingly talented artist that crosses all facets in our industry, she has such a beautiful style and I was fortunate to get to know her very well sharing a room last year at the retreat in Arizona in the US where we were spoilt with LOTS of fun, learning, product and tools, setting us up for an amazing year ahead.  So head on over to her blog to see her beautiful creations.  Also stay tuned on the Spellbinders blog for announcements daily featuring each designer for the year ahead.

Today I wanted to share with you a layout I created that really came to life with Spellbinders dies and my favourite Faber-Castell mediums.  I never thought I would have used these dies on a boy layout, but just seemed perfect for the feel I was going for. It is funny now as the dies used on this layout are some of my all time favourites!  I also created this layout while travelling in our caravan on summer holidays, and another reason why I LOVE my Spellbinders dies so so much, they give me embellishments when all I have on hand is paper to make them with!

I created a video which I haven't yet shared, so scroll down to see how the layout comes together!

Click 'watch in You Tube' to see full screen

I hope I have left you with some added inspiration today :)

If you are wanting to catch me in the flesh, keep scrolling to see where I'll be teaching over the next month in Melbourne Australia.


Upcoming events

Lots have been happening at Beck BT HQ and wanted to take a moment to share some events that are not long away now.

I want to give a big shout out to Spellbinders and Scrapmatts who are generously sponsoring ALL the classes below - so if you want to come along and play with their yummy products, please book in!

Melbourne Paperific Expo

VERY limited spots are available in the classes below at Paperific which is only a few weeks away now, so if you are wanting to come along and have some fun with me, please get your bookings in. 

Mixed Media Fun Scrapbook layout

Mixed Media

In this class we will be creating a mixed media layout full of layers and using some fun products including Faber-Castell Gelatos, Whipped spackle, Tinby Designs Metallic melts and more!   I will assist you in incorporating the right colours for you photo which does not matter about it's orientation and while I have used a 6 x 4 photo, a 5 x 7 photo would look divine too!  
Head on over to the Paperific website here for more details about the class as well as to book in (you need to scroll to the bottom for the booking form.

Colour Your World Technique Filled Canvas Art 

In this class you will learn lots of mixed media techniques using products such as gel medium/decopage/modge podge, heavy bodied acrylic paint, Faber-Castell Gelatos, Whipped Spackle and transfer techniques to name a few.  You incorporate the colours you wish onto this one and there will be a few different examples for inspiration.  This is a free-style class where you get to drive your learning as well! 
Head on over to the Paperific website here for more details about the class as well as to book in (you need to scroll to the bottom for the booking form.
WHEN: Friday 29th August - Sunday 31st August 2014
WHERE: Alpine ash mountain retreat - Toolangi, Victoria
COST: $320 per person - includes all meals and accommodation for 2 nights.
I will be teaching the scrapbooking page class above where you have a choice of colours to input into your page.  This is a wonderful cause that affects so many people that I am honoured to be given the opportunity to donate my class to, so I'd love some amazing support to help us raise lots of much needed funds!
Alpine ash is on the northern edge of the stunning Yarra Valley, less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne.
This retreat is a Love Your Sister event aiming to spread the word about breast cancer, raise funds for the Garvan Research Foundation and provide the most rewarding scrapbook retreat possible!
Connie will be joining us for the weekend to share her story, scrapbook and have some fun! The retreat will start at 4pm on Friday 29th August and conclude at 2pm on Sunday 31st August. There will be loads of giveaways, competitions and great prizes.
Join in any or all of our free activities over the weekend, attend an exclusive scrapbooking or card making class with Beck Beattie or Kylie Obst or simply come to scrap and chat

I will also be joining ART is You mixed media Retreats - Mixed Media Roadshow in Melbourne:

August 20 - 24th Teaching this wonderful mixed media canvas

I will be teaching a mixed media technique focused class along with the Lovely Linda.  Linda will be taking you through many techniques creating tags that feature each and every one of them, then in the afternoon you will join me to create a mixed media canvas learning to create texture and interest as well as leather embossing techniques.  You can even choose the beautiful MDF decorative window frame to finish off and feature your beautiful Art Piece.

Class cost:  $165 + $20 for the window frame if you wish to purchase it, which includes a special day of inspiring segments, divine lunch and personalised gift from Art-Is-You themselves!  

I hope you get to come along to one of these events, they are going to be SO much fun!
So for now, Happy Creating everyone!!