Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Summer Sizzler 2 at Country View Crafts Challenge

This is my second piece for the CVC Summer Sizzler challenge and again I have gone with ‘hot 'colours and a warm summer theme. Bees humming in the garden collecting the pollen couldn't be any more summery to me.


I started my tag  background today with picked raspberry, salty ocean, spun sugar and picket fence distress inks with mustard seed distress stain. I spritzed the paints and dipped the tag until I was happy with the blend of colours, heat dried it and added some of the same colour distress inks to it. The stamps are Invoke Bees set.
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Using a honeycomb mask I sprayed Dylusions squeezed orange, but it didn't show up very well, so I stamped the bee hive and bees in black archival and then run the tag through the Tim Holtz honeycomb embossing folder with the oval diffuser over the top. This left the central part flat and I blended ripe persimmon distress ink over the raised areas to create the texture I wanted.


The extended part of the tag has been cut from a Papermania pad with the honey comb pattern and I dipped it in picked raspberry, wild honey, broken china, mustard seed, and peeled paint distress stains. The sentiments are from the Artistic Outpost' ‘Think and Wonder’ and ‘Paperboy’ sets.


I finished off with a ‘jar of honey’, metal bee and some chit-chat words from Tim Holtz.
I hope you are enjoying July.
hugs {brenda} x0x

38 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! Love how the colours in the background have turned out and those bees with the beehive against the honey comb texture look stunning!

Paula Whittaker said...

certainly loving the colours.....great tag.

Gio said...

Oh it's pure Summer!! You got a wonderful colours , even blending so many products on it.
The little honey bottle it's genius!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous and brilliant bee tag.
luv
Debby

Kathyk said...

What a great tag - LOVING those colours and the diffuser? I'm not familiar with this but might have to research!

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

sally said...

Stunning!

Sally

Sophie said...

Wow! Brenda, ich bin entzückt...

Ein tolles Tag mit einem wunderschönen Hintergrund.
Die Waben sind so herrlich als Umrandung.
Ich bin ganz verliebt :-)

Liebe Grüße
Sophie xx

Lillibelle said...

Ich bin sowas von begeistert von Deinem wunderschönen Bienen- Tag mit den vielen tollen Details. Fantastisch gemacht!

Tincan Crafter said...

Love this too. The sentiment at the bottom of the card made me giggle - I dont know why - it just put a smile on my face that wasnt there for the whole day - until I saw it. Thanks a bunch for leaving such a wonderful comment on my rusting technique post. It was super cool to read and it made me feel good about what I try to share.

Redanne said...

So beautiful Brenda, love the gorgeous summery colours and the great honeycomb background. The bee at the bottom is fabulous! Hugs, Anne x

Netty said...

Brilliantly designed tag Brenda, its fabulous, hugs Annette x

Rita said...

Oh Wow Brenda. I love this tag. The colours look fabulous and the bees are great. Hugs Rita xx

ElizabethR said...

This is gorgeous the colours are so summery, and I love the Bee's. Elizabeth x

Fandhmum said...

What gorgeous colours, this is lovely,
Rosie x

Monique said...

I love bees, an uncle of mine was a bee keeper and he let me take care of them from time to time. Love the smell and the sound =).
Your tag is beautiful and the colors are gorgeous. They realy give a summery feeling.
xx

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous colours and fab image.. cute little buzzy bees
Lisa x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag and I love the fancy embossing with the diffuser, brilliant! ~Diane

Dagmar said...

wow it´s so fantastic!!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, great colors and texture. Love the added jar of honey.

trisha too said...

Vibrant, summery tag, Brenda--that texture adds just the right bit of dimension, a real attention-grabber!

Thank you for stopping by, my bloggy friend, I always enjoy your visits!!

:)

Anita Houston said...

BEEutiful! I love the hive and all the bees!The embossing and all the FUN colors in the background are amazing!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, the colours are beautiful and I love the little bees ! Sue C x

Sue Butler said...

Just gorgeous Brenda, that is all I can say.
Smiles:)
Sue

Amanda said...

Fabulous!! Super summer colours. Looks the same colour as I do having spent too much time outside at the moment lol.
Love
Amanda x

Chris Warner said...

A fabulous tag Bren, adore the colour blends and fab design. Chris xxx

butterfly said...

Just beautiful - I love the opaque chalky look to the colours, and the embossed honeycomb looks fabulous. Love those bees too!
Alison x

Terry said...

Love this beauty! Such a dreamy feel to your summertime tag! Very clever use of the diffuser and perfect placement of the beehive! Love this, love this! Enjoy your summer day! Hugs!

It is hot and humid - still!

coco said...

I love bees, and your tag is really fantastic wow !!!! Coco x

Karin said...

wow this is stunning, love the colors! Groetjes Karin

Annie said...

Love this Brenda. Lots of detail and I love the cute bumblebees

Stunning piece

Annie x

craftytrog said...

Wow! Gorgeous colours on this stunning tag Brenda! xx

Christina C. said...

An OUTSTANDING tag....WOW, WOW, WOW!
lOVE the gorgeous colors and texture!

Karen Petitt said...

Stunning background, fabulous use of colours and the bees are cute, not something I usually say about bees, the metal one I especially adore hugs Karen

Shar said...

Totally gorgeous! Love the embossing and all the great details!

Buttons said...

Superb Brenda. The eye is really drawn to the hive and the honeycomb works brilliantly of course. Hugs, Jenny x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...gee you have been busy! The first impression I have when I look at this tag is the effect of dripping honey! Wonderful!!!
Dot x

Marjie Kemper said...

Cutest jar of honey, ever! Love this tag with the gorgeous blended colors, and thanks for the reminder to pull out those diffusers.

nefertiti said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it too!!!!!!