City Crafter Challenge Blog have come up with a great idea for this week’s challenge. You have to create two projects using the same stamped image. A perfect excuse for me to be able to use one of my new stamps from Chocolate Baroque and yes, it has bees on it J
For the first card I created a background using distress inks. I built up layers of Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey (of course!) and a smidge of Ruty Hinge. Once all the ink was applied a gave it a spritz of water, I love the mottled effect this technique produces. I used Vintage Photo to stamp the honeycomb pattern and then stamped the main image using Black Archival ink. The colour of the sunflower was deepened by applying a little Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw with a waterbrush.
I stamped additional bees and decoupaged these on top of the originals.
I used black card in between the layers. I was going to add black ribbon but although it looked quite dramatic, it looked a bit funereal so I used the spotted ribbon instead which I think looks a bit more jolly. Two black buttons and a little bee charm were the finishing touches.
I wanted to make the second card as different as possible, but I’m not sure it ended up that way! I did play about with sepia tones, black and white and also a Wedgwood effect but in the end settled for something more summery.
I painted the main image with Dylusions inks and a water brush and then layered it up on green and yellow designer paper. I’ve used jute ribbon with a piece of green and white ribbon across the centre. I used some leaf trim in the corner and finished it off with an ivory button and an extra little bee.
Love this stamp and can’t wait to use the others. Hope you have a lovely weekend and bee (!) sure to buzz back soon 🙂