Another long Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK and, typically, the warm summery weather we have been experiencing has disappeared! I knew it was too soon to switch from boots to flip-flops!
Today I am sharing an impromptu make. By that, I mean I had planned to share something else with you this morning but a comment left by uber-talented Hels Sheridan earlier in the week set me off on a different tack. She mentioned that the background stamp I used to create my Blue Brown and Butterfly reminded her of roses. Up until that point it had reminded me, ever thinking of food as usual, of those swirly toffees that you used to be able to get in Woolworths. However, as soon as she said roses I could see it and wanted to try it. Here’s what I came up with.
The swirly background stamp is by Neil Walker and I got mine from Artistic Stamper. I used Festive Berries distress ink to stamp the image and then swirled on various pinks – Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. For the ATCs I used a mix of Festive Berries and Barn door for the image.
For the card I used Stazon to stamp the bee, the big bee from Stampotique, and the honeycomb background. I originally intended to paper piece all of the bee but once I’d done the wings, liked it the way it was so just added a little bit of colour with a Promarker instead.
The ATCs are my lovely Catslife Press Bumblebee Girl, stamped and paper pieced, and a Hero Arts butterfly. Both images were coloured with distress inks. The words were printed off on my computer and I doodled the borders. I’ve done a little extra stamping to add some layers.
So thank you Hels for the idea, can’t wait to play with different colours. Think I might try black with pink/red for a Charles Rennie Mackintosh feel.
What ever you are up to this weekend, have fun and thanks for buzzing by.