Hi everyone, I was delighted to win a top 3 merit at Country View Crafts last month for my nautical themed journal pages....which means I have the honour of being a guest designer for this months challenge 'Bugs, Bees and Butterflies'.
This conjured up a little bit of summer sunshine in my mind as we head into winter. The background is a gelli plate print but using luminarte silk glazes in pretty peridot and love struck instead of acrylic paint. I've used 3 stencils and as usual you never quite know what you will get but I thought the elements looked like a garden with netting, flowers and of course the honeycomb so along with the sentiment thought this would make a pretty get well card. The print was trimmed down, corner rounded and embossing powder used on the edge.
It's been lovely to use some old favourite stamps, the Be Well stamp which I added an 'e' to is a Hero Arts one from yonks ago, unfortunately I can't remember who made the main image stamp....I thought it might be a Chapel Road stamp, but not sure...if anyone knows let me know.
The copper embossing powder is also an original purchase from when I first started (I don't use copper very often!) It isn't as fine as they are now...but I LOVE the effect it gives on the Bee.
Lastly the 2 silver metal bees were charms that had a hole for threading which I decided needed snipping off with some wire cutters and then the same glaze was applied.
Thanks as always for stopping by, hope you have chance to join in the challenge here.