Three bees

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 Heartย gift voucher I was given for Christmas. I waited until I did my workshop so I didn’t have to pay p & p.

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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.

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To make the card, I stamped the bee on to white card and then stamped the word enjoy usingย 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.

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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.

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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).

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The first one uses the little brother of the bee on the card. This is the tiniest in the Stampotique set.

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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.

 

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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.

 


Comments

Three bees — 12 Comments

    • That’s a fabulous idea. I have another opportunity this week to shop where they sell Stampotique and I have my eye on several. Will let you know what I go for ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. These are cool–dad and the kids! I like the combination of inks you used to make the sky on the larger one, and I like those little flowers you stamped on the 2 smaller ones. Who makes them? I also really like those Prima frames! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚
    That bee stamp isn’t a crafting supply, it’s an addition to a collection of themed stamps. Crafting supplies are glue and glitter and scissors and tape and all that kind of stuff. Stamps and inks and paper and dies are artists’ tools, and an artist can always use some new tools.
    That’s what keeps the creativity flowing. My goodness, you Brits have some funny ideas about what’s a necessity and what isn’t. You need to get with the program and get out there and support your muse!

    • Thanks Roberta and I am now going to Britisize “cool-dad and the kids,” I love that saying (I’ve also been integrating “copy that” into everyday speak after watching hostages, but it hasn’t caught on yet!!). The little flowers are from Stamping Up! – you will have seen me use that particular stamp A LOT, usually in black, but this is just the very tip of it. It is a great set as there are sentiments and a bird too. It’s called Morning Meadow http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=129678
      So glad you have sanctioned my purchase and I love your thinking on what constitutes an essential!! Thanks for cheering up my Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I do love your bee stamps and your new large one is gorgeous, doesn’t he look fabulous with his glittery wings?

    The two in the frames are so cute and the little bumble bee shaped one is extra cute (that is probably because I have a massive soft spot for bumble bees. I love how they bumble about – which now I think about it, is no doubt where the word comes from!).

    All in all, three lovely CAS projects.

    Dionne xx

    PS It is all very laudable doing the ironing but we are waiting to see your melt pot projects! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks Dionne. I love the bumble bee one too and I’d never thought about the word “bumble” and I bet you’re right. Sam’s restaurant has just taken delivery of some hives that have Sheffield bumble bees – I’m very interested to know what makes them Sheffield! I used Sheffield honey in the cocktail recipe I picked up after my night with Wayne Collins and it was nice, but very expensive and I’m not sure the difference was worth it. I will be finding a window for Melt Pot today BUT it is my ABAC project for next week so may not be able to share straight away. Good Luck with the new challenge post launch today – this time I have checked and double checked my scheduling and hopefully nobody will ring me at the crucial moment! xx

  3. These are gorgeous, I love the whole family of Bees! The glittery wings are perfect, not too much, just the right amount of glitter made a big difference here. I was looking forward to seeing what you made with your melt pot, but I will just have to be patient, I know it will be worth the wait. ~Diane

    • Thank you Diane. I must admit I am now getting a bit frustrated that, having finally taken off the packaging I still haven’t got on with it!!

  4. Why is buying a bee stamp out of order since your blog name is Mrs. Beez? I mean you need more than a few bee stamps for variety. Love the bee projects you made, love the biggy bee and baby ones.
    I bought some cute little frames at Michaels that I think might be like ones you used. They were 60% off and I had no idea what I’d do with them but figured someday I’d be glad I bought them, this is the day. Buying good deals on craft supplies is never a bad idea, never know when I’ll need something and now I do. Will have to hunt out bee stamps I was going to get rid of. Will be so cute with frames I bought. Wish I’d bought more now but had just so much money. Couple of other little frames I have would be cute with image turned into a brooch. You have so inspired me Lisette. Your name is so pretty. Happy days (if you reply could you please do so thru: FurryKidzPaperworx@gmail.com) Thank you

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