Wednesday 10 June 2020

Honeybee ...

Hello Friends

I hope you are still staying safe and well.  We are still in lock down here, just watching the world going by from a distance.

My Guest designer project this week for AALL & Create is a mini album using Tracy Evans' wonderful newly released stamp set - Honeybee #330. 
 I absolutely love the stamp set and can think of lots of way I want to use it.  I also used the Cells die by Bipasha BK #14 as the cells were a good match with Tracy's stamp set.
I started by cutting one of Eileen Hull's Notebooks (Sizzix 663635) from matboard and covered the outside with Tim Holtz Distress paint in Fossilized Amber.  I used some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap and stamped the honeycomb randomly over the tissue.
I attached the stamped Tissue Wrap to the Notebook with Matt Medium.
I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the bee hive and the bee.
I attached the beehive to the cover, adding some tiny bee charms and some wire for extra detail.  The numbers, top right are from Bipasha's Cells die (I didn't want to waste them!).
I created two signatures for the inside, by painting more card in Fossilized Amber, stamping the honeycomb in black and adding the die cut Cells, the lovely stamped bee and the beehive.  I coated the bee with Glossy Accents. 

I also stamped the bee onto shrink plastic, coloured it and attached the shrunken bee to the bottom right side of one signature.
To finish off I added some bee charms to a Tim Holtz binder clip to add to the side of the mini album.

You can find a list of worldwide stockists for the stamps and die that I used HERE.

Here is a final look, I am really pleased with the result.
Thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon.

Keep safe and well.  Hugs, Anne xxx

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Magnify It by Bipasha BK

Hello Friends

Well, another week has passed us by.  Those of us who are being 'shielded' have been told we can now go out after 12 weeks in lock down, but I have to be honest, I don't feel quite ready yet so am giving it another couple of weeks to be sure... keeping myself busy with lots of crafting!  I hope you are keeping safe and well.

My Guest designer project this week, for AALL & Create, is a mixed media board, using two newly released stamps by Bipasha BK and a stamp set by Autour de Mwa.
I started with an 8 inch circle of mixed media paper and created my background with lots of Distress Spray Stains (Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw and a little Picked Raspberry).
I stamped Bipasha's Magnify It (#319) stamp set onto the circle in black Archival ink. 

Next, I cut a circle from the background, using a Sizzix dome as my guide for size.  I attached the circle onto a canvas board, added flowers from Bipasha's Blooming Beauty (#324) stamp set which I had already stamped and fussy cut.

I placed the dome on top of the circle/flowers and glued them all into place.  I stamped and fussy cut all of the flowers again from the Magnify It set.  I also stamped the magnifying glass from the same stamp set, fussy cut it, embossed it with clear embossing powder and placed it to one side.

To finish off the base I stamped Autour de Mwa's Intersecting Circles (#364) to the bottom of the circle using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.
I added the base over the dome, onto the canvas board and then added the fussy cut flowers from Bipasha's Magnify It stamp set along with the embossed magnifying glass.  The dome doesn't actually magnify the flowers underneath but I like the illusion it creates.

To finish off I stamped the sentiment again (from Magnify It) and raised it up so that I could attach a mini magnifying glass charm.
These are the stamp sets I used and you can find worldwide stockists for the stamps

Finally, here is another quick look at the completed piece.
Thanks so much for your visit, I really appreciate it.

Stay safe and keep well.

Hugs, Anne xxx

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