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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

TH #04 - April Tag

Part of my haul of stash yesterday from The Craft Barn was my first handful of Distress Paints - Yippee. Shame the Metallics haven't made it over the pond yet though, but Neil (one of the demonstrators there) suggested I try the stains instead, which I did along with some Perfect Pearls too.

Not sure I selected the right colours of paint nor have got the hang of it really but I muddled through adding layers to my tag. Went to use the Wild Honey for another tag and low and behold the top hadn't been on properly and loads of the runny paint came flooding out! I mopped it up using a sponge (wanted to save as much as I could) so used this with my new honeycomb stencil over my base tag.

Of course, especially as I don't have a dragonfly stamp and as I had made a honeycomb background, I thought a couple of bees would be just the ticket. Couldn't get my Archival ink to dry on my acetate packaging so had to re-stamp with Staz-On, now that worked a treat. Oh I do love the cutting out of the wings in acetate and shaping them and even the staple to fix them to the tag.

I used my new Kaisercraft ribbon and crackle stamps. Been after the latter for some time and it is cool. I added various metal pieces all with some Distress Paint applied, love how this keeps its colour and drys on metal too. Yep - despite the "adventure" I had with my first outing with Distress paints the tag has turned out OK.


sandee said...

LOVE your tag, the bees look great on it, super background for them! I've had trouble with a couple of the tops to my inks not being secured and spilled out during shipping! ugh, but Simon Says replaced them, so yay them! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Karen said...

This is just beautiful BJ! x

Cathy Michels said...

Beautiful tag - I love the bees and honeycomb background.

scrappymo! said...

Love the bees and the honeycomb stencil..
Wonderful tag!

Jennifer LaVite said...

Love the bees! Great tag.

Beejay said...

Love those bees and honeycomb interpretation!

Kayla Turner said...

I love the bees! thats soo creative! it looks fantastic! I love everything about your tag great job!