For those of you who visited my desk this week you will know that I had a layout on there that I was working on so without further ado here it is.....
The photo is of one of Hubby's Bees who was out for a beautiful early February day two years ago enjoying the sweet nectar of Snowdrops.
I started this layout with a sheet of plain creamy yellow cardstock which I sprayed with Ranger Colourwash in Lettuce, Terracotta and Pesto whilst using Heidi Swap, Tim Holtz and Crafters Workshop masks. I sprayed the colourwash in sections and then unscrewed the spray part, removed the tube and then flicked the ink to get some small splodges. Well, gotta get inkey haven't we? The flourish stamp here is from Crafty Individuals and most papers used are 6x6" My Mind's Eye - Tangerine.
I stamped up a new stamp which I bought from Ebay and unfortunately there is no makers name on it. I inked it with Archival, embossed with embossing powder and coloured it in with Copics. The bakers twine is Stampin Up and finished with a little button from my jar.
I cut the "Nature" letters using my Cricut and Quickutz self adhesive paper (cuts like a dream, glad I rediscovered it). I went around the edge of the letters with Forest Moss Distress Marker to make them pop as well as stamping them with Stayzon Forest using a Hero Arts flourish stamp. The word "Is" was made using Grungeboard letters adhered onto a grungeboard block which I adhered then painted with Paperartsy Fresco in Snowdrop, with colourwash and flicked again then a little Adirondak Lettuce.
The Unique was stamped with A Lettuce again and embossed with embossing powder and trimmed then flicked with Colourwash and edged with A L. The Stampotique Bees were stamped with Archival ink and embossed with embossing powder. They were coloured with Wild Honey Distress Marker and an embossing pen was applied to the wings along with some Pearl Perfect Pearls.
I used the lace mask from TH which has given the effect of a crown at the bottom of the page. I will have to remember that for future projects! I added some lace and Stamping Up bunting below the photo too. On the pink strip of paper you can see a little of a Pink Paislee stamp and the shimmer of the bee's wings.
The layout came a sketch from Liz Chidester of thescrappiest blogspot - so thanks Liz. I really liked this one and hope you do too. I am linking this up with Simon Says Stamp - Lace, Facebook CC101 - spray ink, as well as the Snippets Playground. Here is the Sketch....
Thanks for reading all the way to the end and hope you like. I look forward to receiving your comments.
Have a great snowy weekend and please be careful. Do heed the advice of the Police and other bodies of only going out if necessary.