Before I start my post today, I just would like to say a huge Congratulations to the British Team for all their achievements in the small event which is taking place over here called the Olympics. You have all done a wonderful job regardless of whether you have achieved medals. Well done boys and girls. You are doing the country proud! I have never enjoyed an Olympic event so much as I am this time. It may be possibly due to it all taking place in sociable hours!
Right, little ramble over, now I want to show you my latest piece of work for the Lovely Linda’s Compendium of Curiosities II Challenge as well as the Simon Says Stamp for this week.
The background was inked using Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Forest Moss,
Rusty Hinge and Brushed Corduroy), spritzed with a little water and then stamped with a flurry of stamps (Hero Arts, , Paperartsy, Blade Rubber). The background for the sentiment was inked up and again spritzed, the sentiment stamped with Archival (coffee) and then embossed with clear embossing powder.
My Bees were stamped onto grungepaper using black Archival ink, embossed with clear embossing powder. The bodies were coloured using Distress markers (Wild Honey) and the wings were painted using Pearl Perfect Pearls and waterbrush. When I got home from work last night, Hubby had been decanting our first crop of honey into jars during the afternoon. Mmmmmn! Beautiful Honey on toast! Perhaps that is why I love using these Bee stamps so much!
I mounted the black cardstock onto canvas board, a little washi tape around the edge and then layered all the elements on top, punched hanging holes using Crop a dile and then wired the hanger, and added a little fluff to the wires and applied a liberal amount of Gold Glimmer Mist over the whole piece. (Well! Team GB did get two lovely gold medals yesterday didn't we!)
Simon Says Stamp is looking for sentiments so I am entering this piece in there too.
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