Bee on the block

Happy Mother’s Day to those of you that live across the pond. Hope you are having a day of fun-filled luxury. I have tried to see if I could get away with another Mother’s Day in my household but nobody was buying it. However, I have made up for my crafting drought this week and played crafting for most of the day, including a spell with the melt pot. The results of my endeavours have left me with an incredibly early entry for this week’s Sunday Stampers:


Now I didn’t start off to create something for this week’s challenge but I realised that I was stamping and that I was using pink (this week’s theme), plus a little bit of Melt Pot – it would have been rude not to.


You’ll recognise this as another of my woodblocks. For a reason I cannot remember, I’d painted it brown. I’ve covered that up by using some Tim Holtz papers on each side. Once the glue was dry, I sanded the edges and then inked them with Forest Moss distress ink. I stamped the flowers directly on to the block (brave? foolish? – you choose!) and then paper pieced them with ones that I had stamped and coloured with Promarkers. I chose not to paper piece the bee, but added colour directly.


I added a coat of Mod Podge to seal everything. I can’t decide whether I want to add some words/a word to this so have left it as it is for now.


The finishing touch is the “button” which is actually made from UTEE that I poured into one of my Mod Podge moulds. I’ve rubbed it with some Enchanted Gold gilding wax.


That’s not the only thing that I made with the UTEE, but you’ll have to pop back on Tuesday and take a peek at my inchies to see what I did.


So, as there’s no possibility of anyone else doing it, I better do yet more ironing. I can’t bear to watch the closing game of the football season, I just hope Big Sam gives my team a big telling off afterwards!


Thanks for buzzing by.


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Bee on the block — 12 Comments

  1. Cor, you created a gorgeous one there hun… hope you have managed to find a good excuse not to carry on with that ironing lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

    • Thank you. Managed to avoid it for a bit by whipping up some impromptu ATCS but there’s no putting it off.

  2. Oh Lisette, this has to be my favorite block in your series! Good that you were not rude and entered it in the challenge, you should win with this beauty! I am amazed you made that button also, it looks to be store bought metal to me. I did enjoy my mothers day, Tango (like Skype) call from my daughter this morning, my son bought Chinese carry out (delicious) and then real treat, from the Dairy Queen, a banana split. I haven’t had one in ages and it was sooo good lol. Don’t do too much ironing. ~Diane

    • Thanks Diane. Sounds like you had a great day. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a banana split too – now I’m going to be thinking about that all the time! 🙂

  3. Wow, love that button, it is outstanding, well done.

    Another fabulous altered block, love the paper piecing and the pretty floral design – the bee is the finishing touch.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you – I’ve put this in my living room. Still wondering about the words. I’m thrilled with the button – it will save me using up my brads!!! xx

  4. You are so creative. I dont know where you get it all from, I cant even do coloring books lol Always impressed.

    • Thank you 🙂 I’m not big on colouring but it is therapeutic. I’m just about to start playing with doodles.

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