17 May 2011

If a bee...

Hmmm.... Old Wives Tales... that's this week's challenge on Simon Says Stamp and Show. I had a few in mind but I have had these bee stamps forever (sorry can't remember where from) and haven't used them and so I looked up an Old Wives Tale about bees! 
The background was inspired by Hels challenge which was to use green (though I had originally planned to make something else I am time limited this week and so am cheating and entering this into that one too!). I made the background by mixing Peeled Paint reinker and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint in Snowflake on glossy card. When it was dry I cut a tag with my trusty Vagabond and die
I stamped a PaperArsty flower in peeled paint and then embossed it in clear embossing powder. Then I painted it with Sunshine Yellow, Cranberry and Lettuce Alcohol Inks (really bleaches the colour underneath - very cool to watch!). I stamped the bees with black Archival 
Ink and then painted them with Sunshine Yellow and Aqua Alcohol Inks. I covered tissue tape with Lettuce Alcohol Ink though I should have done that before I stamped the flower really - always learning! I added the sentiment and a crown (from the lovely LB Crafts) above the bee as it reminded me about queen bees! A bit of sari ribbon to finish it off and that is that! Sorry the photos are rubbish. I might see if I have time tomorrow to take better ones! 
Let me know what you think - your comments really are very much appreciated! Gabrielle x

5 comments:

Kaz said...

Gabrielle this is soooo fresh and funky! gorgeous, gorgeous colours love the technique for the flower too very clever xx

Im still trying to figure out if my subject can pass as a wives tale.....mmmmm the jury is still out lol!
hugs

KAZX

sasa said...

My mum always says this!!! Loving this fresh burst of green with the red flower. The bees are perfect and really seem to be on the buzz. Looking good! I'm busy too - crafters need 5 day weekends...
Thanks for playing with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show again.

Sarah

Helen said...

Gorgeous colours on your tag, I've not heard that one -- will remember next time!

Hels Sheridan said...

corrr... this is LUSH! Loving those colours... thanks for joinin in with the Sunday sTamper x

Zuzu's Blog said...

i Luuurrrvv this tag. Very vibrant and alive.