We have an Anything But A Card challenge for you today over at Crafty Cardmakers. Do please pop on over and check out the team’s inspiration.
I have used my Tim Holtz Layered Bee die to make a tag. I started with one of Tim’s Manilla Tags and coloured it with Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold and Wild Honey inks. Then I created a stencil to look like honeycomb by diecutting some card with one of the Memory Box Open Studio Distressed Collage Baptisia Dies. I stencilled through my home made stencil with Ripe Persimmon Ink. Then I stencilled again with Colourcraft’s Soft Form Relief Paste in white. This paste dries glossy, unlike some of them that dry matt. As it was too white when I had done that I went back over it, when it was dry, with an ink duster and some Spiced Marmalade ink. My mistake, I thought I had picked up the transparent one!!!! Oooops, lol
I added a couple of flourish stamps by stamping with Rusty Hinge in opposite corners, and the words Bzzz and Queen Bee. The flowers have been in my craft stash for over ten years. I remember seeing them and thinking how pretty they were, as they were embossed. However they have sat around for ten years and I haven’t used one of them!
The bee was diecut from orange bazzill card and I coloured the thorax and stripes in black with a copic pen. I also cut a spare set of wings from acetate which I had recycled from some packaging. After I had embossed both the bee and the spare wings with the matching embossing folder I added some Stickles in Spiced Marmalade to the Wings.
I edged the tag with black soot and added some double sided ribbon.
I am entering this into:-
Fussy and Fancy – #144 Things With Wings
Glitter ‘n Sparkle – #147 Something That Starts with B
Lisa Somerville Bloggers Challenge – The Letter B
Mixed Media World – #5 Stencils (Hope my home made stencil counts!)
Mod Squad – The Wing’s The Thing
Moo Mania – In The Garden
Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-Invent – July Anything Goes
Southern Girls – Get Messy With Ink or Paint
That’s Crafty – Stencils and Masks (Hope my home made stencil counts!)
Wags ‘n Whiskers – #159 Recycle (packaging for the acetate wings)
We Love to Create – #15 Anything Mixed Media Goes