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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

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.


SandeeNC 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's Vintage Paperie said...

Love the bees! Great tag.

Beejay said...

Love those bees and honeycomb interpretation!

Unknown said...

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