The theme at Sunday Stampers which is run by the amazing Hels Sheridan is A Taste of Honey where Hels would like to see something in Honey Colours / Honeycombs. Hels has been under the weather this week so I hope that by now she is fighting fit again.
The theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is - Inspired by Wendy Vecchi. There is a prize of £50 to spend at Simon Says Store for a randomly selected entry. If you do not necessarily want to enter, please do go over and visit the blog to see what amazing pieces the DT have come up with.
Since Hels is a great Wendy Vecchi fan (me too) I can combine two challenges in one!
I have called my piece Time to Be You :
I have made my favourite hinged tag again, inspired by Hels, the base is covered in Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge DIs. I spodged the ink onto my mat, spritzed with water and then smooshed the tag through it, dried it with my heat tool and repeated until I was happy with the background colour. I overstamped in Rusty Hinge DI with the Wendy Vecchi honeycomb stamp from the Art For You set. The edges were distressed with Black Soot DI.
The bee is from Wendy Vecchi Art Part set Bugs and Butterflies and I overstamped this with the bee from the Art For you stamp set and then coloured with Distress Markers. To make the bee glimmer I sprayed the whole thing with Glimmer Mist. I cut the bottom of the wings off and then stamped some Clearly For Art with the bee stamp, cut it out, coloured it with alcohol ink in Cool Peri and attached it to the bee to give a clear wing effect. The bee comes in two parts and I added the smaller body part (coloured with Distress Marker) on top of the wings to give added dimension. I added rhinestones to highlight the eyes (I love this insect set).
The watch is another WV Art Part (Pocket Watches) and I coloured the base with Frayed Burlap, overstamped with a watch stamp from my stash and then attached the top of the watch after embossing with gold embossing powder. I aged the watch slightly with Black Soot DI.
The words 'Time To' are computer generated and the 'Be You' is from the WV Art for You stamp set. I added three jump rings to hold the two parts of the tag together. To finish off I dyed some vintage seam binding in Fired Brick and Wild Honey DIs and added these to the tag.
This is a scheduled post because I am away at the moment, I had to miss WOYWW this week and I will not be able to comment on any blogs until I return early next week - sorry, I miss my daily fix of blogging already!
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