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.

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