To Queen Bee or not to Queen Bee?

There seems to be a regular pattern developing to my Saturday’s when I don’t have to be anywhere. It largely involves putting off the things that I know I should be doing but really can’t be bothered to do. I displace those activities with something crafty – usually my entry for the Sunday Stampers Challenge. So, instead of continuing with the endless task of sorting out my craft space, I have been busy adding to the general mess and chaos with the added fun of playing with paints!


I know I am not the only crafter who has been waiting patiently for the new Dylusions paints to arrive in the shops so I was thrilled when they landed on my doorstep this week. With no time to actually use them, I’ve spent more than a normal amount of time looking at them, stroking them and, in a very OCD kind of way, putting them into different rainbow configurations! As the theme at Sunday Stampers this week is warm colours it seemed rude not to open up those pots of loveliness and have a little play.


In real life, the background of this tag has a lot more texture than the camera has picked up. I’ve used the orange, red and yellow paints and applied them with a wet baby wipe, swiping the wipe down and across the tag at random. The paint dries very quickly, perfect for impatient me, so I didn’t have to wait too long to apply some Rusty Hinge distress ink through a honeycomb stencil.


As I began putting the tag together, I left a space so that I could stamp “Queen Bee.” I know I have a stamp that says this, (and yes I did check back through some blog posts just to make sure I hadn’t imagined it!), but can I find it??? So filled in the empty space with the small  Carol’s flower by Stampotique.


Kate Crane’s “Queen of Everything” had been coloured with Promarkers and paper pieced. I chose yellow and black as I wanted her to be the Queen Bee for this tag. The words are some of the new Chit Chat sayings stickers.


When I can find it, I shall add some yellow and black ribbon! I’m loving all my new stamps and one of the reasons that I love the Sunday Stamper challenge is that it encourages me to play with them. A mystery then why it isn’t until the eleventh hour I create and share my project!

So, for my next displacement activity – a cup of tea and a bit of cake, then I really will have to set about that tidying up!

Thanks for buzzing by.


To Queen Bee or not to Queen Bee? — 8 Comments

  1. Lisette, that’s definitely a Queen Bee, loved all the details, so let’s see how many stamps did you use, 5, right? Just testing my knowledge… 🙂

    • You are spot on it was 5!! I love my new stamps but wish I could find where I’ve hidden some of the older ones! 🙂

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