Friday, 6 April 2018

Creative Artiste: Busy Bee Tag

Hello!

The first Friday in the month means that it is time for a new challenge over on the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog!


We had loads of fab entries last month which were a pleasure to view and you can find the post announcing the winners over on the challenge blog, to go straight over please click http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/

This month we have the wonderful Mixed Up  as our prize sponsor...


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Mixed Up is giving one lucky challenger a free one year subscription to the site worth £40!

Plus Creative Artiste followers who sign up during April 2018 can get their first month for just £2 – use coupon code CreatewithMixedUp  (coupon valid for Rolling and Quarterly options only)
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Without further ado here is my design team mixed media creation for this month...

I used a Tando Creative greyboard tag for the base, coating it with gesso and using crackle paste through a Bee Crafty hexagon d'inkable.  Then I used Lindy's Gang sprays to create the colour in layers...


Next I added some stamping using archival and staz on inks in shades of brown.  I used the multi mini distress diamonds and XL script stamps from Bee Crafty.  To bring out some of the texture on the tag I also added some gold gilding wax...


To create my focal point I wanted the contrast of different types of embellishments.  So I raided my crafty stash and selected paper flower, leaves, metal filigrees and gems to adhere to the bottom part of the tag.  To tie in the flowers and leaves a bit more I added the same gold gilding wax I had used on the tag...


Finally I added the finishing touches.  First was the Bee which I stamped from a Tim Holtz set, the body onto card and the wings onto acetate. I also used glossy accents on the body which had been coloured with watercolour pens.  I then chose 3 stickers from the Tim Holtz Small Talk book and added those along with some ribbon to the top of the tag...


Bees always remind me of the start of Spring which is why I wanted one on my tag this month.  I would also like to enter my project into the following challenges...

* The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - Birds and Bees
* More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes (optional yellow)
* Mixed Media World - AMMG Twist - Spring

Thank you for looking and do please pop over to the Creative Artiste blog to check out the challenge rules and look at all the projects created by the design team this month!

Happy crafting,

Jane xx