Left hanging

Well that was some road trip yesterday, but we did it and I am even more grateful to Mr Beez for giving up his time to be my chauffeur. Our round trip amounted to over 200 miles – almost as many as it would take to get from here to Edinburgh. I think it rained virtually every inch of the journey so the Humber Estuary was even more dark and forbidding than it is normally and Cleethorpes in the rain is not brilliant. I had to forgo the candyfloss but we did that very British thing of buying chips and eating them in the car whilst we looked out to sea.

Over at Anything But A Card this week my fellow DT member, the very talented Di Hasthorpe, is in the Spotlight. Each DT member takes a turn to share more about themselves and to set a mini-challenge that lasts a week. Di is sharing some of her fabulous work and for her”Hang It” challenge she is asking you to share anything that can be hung. Here’s what I made:


This is one of those tiny papier mache frames that you can pick up for 50p or less. Originally I intended it to be white, but once painted it the surface began to bubble a bit so I thought I would cover it in paper instead. This is a tiny scrap the My Mind’s Eye Sweetest Thing collections that I used earlier in the week. I gave it a dry brushing of white acrylic paint and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink. I’ve used some Ivory Cosmic Shimmer glue around the edge.


I used the reverse of the paper in the centre and stamped the bumblebee. I added a little colour with Promarkers and the word was printed on my computer.


As luck would have it, I just happened to have some sweetheart blossoms that matched the paper and used these to create a central frame around the image.


The finishing touch was to colour some white seam binding with a coordinating Promarker and use it to pretty up the hanging cord.


I shall be sharing this over at Anything But A Card for Di’s challenge – be sure to buzz over to her blog and take a look at her amazing pieces and I know she’d love you to link up with the challenge too. And don’t forget if you have any bee or butterfly creations you can link them up with the new challenge at Crafty Boots. 🙂



Thanks for buzzing by.







Left hanging — 12 Comments

  1. This is very soft and pretty. I especially like the way you accent the flowers on the paper by using purple ribbon and flowers as embellishments; they really make the piece “pop.” And so do those white dots! Does Cosmic Shimmer dry 3-D? It looks like it does on this piece. Lovely work.

    • Thank you. Those flowers were so extravagant I have flower guilt!!!! The glue does dry 3D – it’s flatter here than it would otherwise be because the surface was shiny from the Mod Podge so it slides a bit when you put it on. 🙂

  2. Thank you for popping over to the mini challenge. I love your little hanging.. gorgeous colour palette…. and what bee would want to miss those delightful flowers. Cheers, Di

  3. Wonderful fresh colour palette, the little bumble bee busy amongst the fab flowers is so pretty.

    Dionne xx

    Oh, message from my OH to Mr Beez, ‘Big Up Mr B’ – he is a big fan of Liza Tarbuck’s radio show and if you have ever heard her, you would know what this is all about!

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