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Monday, 27 July 2015

#144 Anything But A Card

We have an Anything But A Card challenge for you today over at Crafty Cardmakers. Do please pop on over and check out the team’s inspiration.

144 Anything But a Card

I have used my Tim Holtz Layered Bee die to make a tag. I started with one of Tim’s Manilla Tags and coloured it with Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold and Wild Honey inks. Then I created a stencil to look like honeycomb by diecutting some card with one of the Memory Box Open Studio Distressed Collage Baptisia Dies. I stencilled through my home made stencil with Ripe Persimmon Ink. Then I stencilled again with Colourcraft’s Soft Form Relief Paste in white. This paste dries glossy, unlike some of them that dry matt. As it was too white when I had done that I went back over it, when it was dry, with an ink duster and some Spiced Marmalade ink. My mistake, I thought I had picked up the transparent one!!!! Oooops, lol

I added a couple of flourish stamps by stamping with Rusty Hinge in opposite corners, and the words Bzzz and Queen Bee. The flowers have been in my craft stash for over ten years. I remember seeing them and thinking how pretty they were, as they were embossed. However they have sat around for ten years and I haven’t used one of them!

The bee was diecut from orange bazzill card and I coloured the thorax and stripes in black with a copic pen. I also cut a spare set of wings from acetate which I had recycled from some packaging. After I had embossed both the bee and the spare wings with the matching embossing folder I added some Stickles in Spiced Marmalade to the Wings.

I edged the tag with black soot and added some double sided ribbon.

I am entering this into:-

Fussy and Fancy – #144 Things With Wings
Glitter ‘n Sparkle – #147 Something That Starts with B
Lisa Somerville Bloggers Challenge – The Letter B
Mixed Media World – #5 Stencils (Hope my home made stencil counts!)
Mod Squad – The Wing’s The Thing
Moo Mania – In The Garden
Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-Invent – July Anything Goes
Southern Girls – Get Messy With Ink or Paint
That’s Crafty – Stencils and Masks (Hope my home made stencil counts!)
Wags ‘n Whiskers – #159 Recycle (packaging for the acetate wings)
We Love to Create – #15 Anything Mixed Media Goes



  1. This tag is just A*W*E*S*O*M*E!
    I am thrilled about it!
    So glad you shared it with us at Moo Mania & More Challenges!

  2. This has certainly got the wow factor Lin. Love the Bee and the colours are so bright and beautiful.
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Sharon. x

  3. Oh, I love this bee!!! And the honey comb texture of the background too, along with the beautiful flowers! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  4. Fabulous tag Lin love the colours and the gorgeous Bee.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  5. Love the tag, so cool, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  6. Wow Lin, this is a fabulous tag. Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Southern Girls this challenge. Lovely to see you here. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Very impressed by the look of the wings! Super tag!

  9. Great Tag - love the Bee theme - thank you for sharing your lovely work with us in this weeks challenge at Glitter N Sparkle "Something with a B"
    Debby (DT) xx

  10. Beautiful colours...everything pops on your beautiful tag Lin! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Things with Wings"...good luck!
    Take care,

  11. Wow such a fabulous tag, I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at glitter n sparkle, Sam DT xx

  12. What a great tag! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

  13. This is lovely, such bright colors, I love it !
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

  14. gorgeous tag! thanks for linking up to the doodle artifacts recycle challenge! xo from Michele, July guest artist

  15. Hey Boss - love your gorgeous bee and the warm colours you've used on your fab tag!! Thanks for providing such lovely inspiration for my Challenge!! Cxx

  16. Beautiful art tag Lin, Love the colors and the wonderful dimension. Thank you for sharing this in our July challenge on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and look forward to seeing more of your work.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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