Bee with fabric

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Back safe and sound from Grimsby, aching feet as per usual, and now have to turn everything round for our next event which is Rotherham. Normally I would be grateful to be so close to home, especially when we have two events back to back, but not this time!! This time, due to my colleagues’ absence I will have to drive the van. For me, this is an ordeal that has given me sleepless nights. I don’t particularly like driving but having to drive the van takes it to a whole new level. Roll on Friday when hopefully I will be back at home safe and sound.

As you know, this week I had to have all my projects for the week ready to go by Sunday and therefore I was looking for some quick and easy ideas. At times like this I quite often turn to my trusty collection of bee stamps and usually end up in ATC or twinchie land. Today it’s an ATC to share over at Sunday Stampers where the theme is texture:



Hels produces amazing work using all sorts of different media to produce surface texture and gorgeous embellishements and flowers. I long to play with texture pastes but knew that this was not the week to start experimenting! I decided instead to get my texture from a variety of different materials. First off I tried stamping on hessian and on some jute but the spaces between the fibres meant you couldn’t see the image clearly. So eventually I settled on some muslin and used black archival ink. I used Promarkers for the yellow. This worked really well and you get a nice crisp image. I shall certainly try this again.


I layered the muslin onto a piece of hessian and then onto a fabric ATC. The very bottom layer is some of that lovely champagne glimmer paper from Stampin’ Up! That glimmer paper is absolutely scrumptious and I can’t wait ’til the silver version arrives.

I used some vanilla seam binding to make a little bow and added a fabric daisy. The finishing touch was an ivory button threaded with a strand of hessian. I was tempted to add more embellishments but decided in the end to leave it as it was. That glimmer paper is absolutely scrumptious and I can’t wait ’til the silver version arrives.P1030157


If you happen to be driving around Sheffield/Rotherham during the next few days and find yourself stuck behind a very slow moving white van, please don’t get cross but spare a thought for the poor driver!




Bee with fabric — 1 Comment

  1. Oww, gorgeous! I love how your bee looks stamped on fabric, it looks amazing. And don’t get me started on the quality of glimmer paper and WOC flowers, this is my kind of ATC.

    Dionne xx

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