Bee mine – altered heart

Not one, but two posts today and that’s because there’s not only a new challenge at Crafty Boots, but also a new challenge over at My Artistic Adventures. The new theme is “Warms the Heart.” You’ll remember me telling you about Heather’s super duper new bee digital papers? I’ve been itching to use them ever since I got my hands on them. Take a look at what I’ve been up to:


Isn’t that paper just perfect? I wanted to make something that really showed it off, the hardest bit was choosing which of the fabulous colour options to use. I mean there’s a pink one (pink and bees – swoon!), a divine aqua and a chocolate that’s almost good enough to eat!

bees etsy

I’ve covered an MDF heart with the paper, sanded and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink. Around the edge I’ve put blobs of Cosmic Shimmer vanilla glue. The smaller heart was die cut from chipboard, covered with cream card and then inked in the same way. I then applied a coat of crackle medium over the top. Once those two jobs were done I walked away and left them to dry overnight. If I’d stayed on task I knew I would have managed to ruin the effects before they were properly dry!


To the little heart I added a little bee button and the words, from Heather’s Bee Tag and the Romantic Focals collage sheets, adding a layer of varnish over the top. Be sure to check out the fabulous project my fellow designer Amanda has created project using Romantic Focals.


To the top of the heart I’ve added a cluster of ivory and cream roses.


This is the first of my projects for the My Artistic Adventure Challenge. You can take a sneaky peek of my second one over on the blog, as well as checking out all the fabulous work by the other members of the DT. I’ll be back with a post to tell you all about it later in the week.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Bee mine – altered heart — 14 Comments

  1. This is just adorable, Fab bee papers and lush crackle glazed heart. I love all the neutral tones, makes such a great change from all of the pinks and reds.

    Dionne xx

  2. Lisette, I guess these papers were bee-perfectly made for you, love your creation, that heart on heart, with the cute little bee and those roses are also beautiful!

    • Thank you. The best bit for me is the success of the crackle – I often find this disappointing, I clearly did something right this time!!! 😉

      • I know when we talk about crackles, I also have sort of a trouble, or they are to big and harsh or they are so fragile that they are hardly visible. Let me know if you discovered a control over them 😉

        • Glad it’s not just me!!! I used to find Ranger’s Crackle Accents the best but it has been discontinued!!! I always put it down to luck but on this occasion I didn’t brush it on put poured on quite a thick layer and eased it over the heart with the end of a brush. Fluke or methodology I’m not sure!!!

  3. This is soooo perfectly you–lots and lots of bees, some flowers and lace, a heart, and a
    variation on the ever-popular white dots. I must say that you are the neatest 3-D white dot applier I’ve ever encountered; whenever I try to use this type of stuff, there’s nothing even close to uniformity in size and spacing. You must be blessed with a good eye for symmetry–I am definitely not. I can’t do straight lines, either.
    I hope work isn’t too dreadful this week. Stay warm. And I really, really like this heart!!! xox

    • Thanks Roberta. I think it’s this brand of glue (the Cosmic Shimmer)that makes the dots easy – they wipe off without a mark if you mess up! I do practise before I start which helps as there are always a few air bubbles. I did also used to do cake decorating which I think helps 🙂 It is sooo cold today!

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