Today I am sharing three little projects that all have a bee theme and are all clean and simple in design. Hope you like them 🙂
First, I would like to introduce you to my fabulous new bee stamp. Now before you ask what I have been doing buying new craft supplies, especially when a new bee stamp can in no way be classed as “essential,” I bought this using am Art from the Heart gift voucher I was given for Christmas. I waited until I did my workshop so I didn’t have to pay p & p.
This stamp is the third in the series by Stampotique and you will be familiar with the other two as I use them a lot. However, this one is the daddy of all bee stamps and I love it.
To make the card, I stamped the bee on to white card and then stamped the word enjoy using my Darkroom Door String Inspiration stamp. Next I used an Inkduster to swoosh on Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry distress inks to make a summery sky.
I’ve paper pieced the body and wings of the bee, using Promarkers to add colour plus a touch of glittery gel pen to add sparkle.
Going from one extreme to the other I also made some tiny bee pictures in frames. The frames are by Prima and are unbelievably cute (let’s pretend I’ve had them ages).
The first one uses the little brother of the bee on the card. This is the tiniest in the Stampotique set.
I inked the card, once again using Salty Ocean and an Inkduster. Next I stamped the bee and coloured it in using Promarkers. Then I made a little aperture, the same size as the frame’s and used it to help me stamp the flowers.
The second piece was made in exactly the same way except this time I used Wild Honey for the background and Rusty Hinge for the honeycomb. I also paper pieced the bee and once again added glitter gel pen to the wings.
As it happens, I didn’t get to my Melt Pot today after all BUT I’ve cleared my mountain of ironing and got up to date with my Gecko Galz DT projects so now there are no obstacles in the way. With any luck, I should be able to make some little frames just like the ones I’ve used today.
Thanks for buzzing by.