Sunday, June 13, 2021

Just BEE

 Hi there! Hope you all are having happy weekends! Popping in super quick to share this tag.

I wanted to play in a few challenges, one of them about bees, one about faces on tags, one about choosing only two colors with stamping, and others with butterflies, stenciling, dies... So, I made a summer tag with all these things!

I began with one of these really old tags from Dee Gruenig of Sunday Intl'. One side is glossy, the other matte card stock. I worked on the glossy side with Palette Hybrid inks.

I used 2 Stamplorations stencils for the background: Honeycomb Delight-Reverse stencil with Palette Hybrid Paris Lights yellow ink and then Faces-Vogue stencil with Palette Hybrid Landscape green ink. I had 3 Stamplorations daisies leftover that I'd stamped in VersaMark and heat-embossed in white. I fussy cut them and then colored the centers with a yellow Promarker, then dabbed some dots with Sun Dance yellow Smooch ink. I covered each center with yellow Stickles and lightly added a grey shadow to each with a Promarker, then added them to the tag..

Next, I stamped the Divinity Designs bees and butterflies with Memento London Fog ink and die cut them. I colored them with black and yellow Promarkers, then brushed clear glitter on the wings with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen before arranging on the tag. I cut 2 lengths of green and white checked ribbon, 1 length of green and yellow ribbon, and added the 3 lengths to the tag top, securing with Tim Tiny Attacher staples. Finally, I used some Cosmo Cricket alpha stickers from my stash for the sentiment.

A couple of close-ups to show the glittery shine on the butterfly and bee wings and in the flower centers. You can also see the glossy shine of the tag surface. I love using dye-based inks on glossy paper.

And a final view. Thanks for visiting and until next time, stay well and crafty! XOX

2.   Tag Tuesday: Faces -- My friend and challenge hostess Michele made me do it! 💖😛💖
3.   Stamplorations Theme & Photo Prompt June Challenge: Stamps + 2 Colors -- #1/3  Yellow and Green are my 2 colors. Stamplorations products used: Faces-Vogue stencil, Honeycomb Delight Reverse stencil, Bloom Sketches flower stamp
4.   Stamplorations June Stencil Challenge: Anything Goes with a Stencil -- #1/3 Stamplorations stencils used: Faces-Vogue stencil, Honeycomb Delight Reverse stencil
5.   Stamplorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge --  Stamplorations products used: Faces-Vogue stencil, Honeycomb Delight Reverse stencil, Bloom Sketches flower stamp
7.   Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes with Dies -- the bees and butterflies are stamped and die cut  
8.   Happy Little Stampers June Stencil Challenge: AG with Stenciling -- I used 2 stencils on my background  
10. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #51: AG with a Critter -- #3/5 Bees and butterflies
11. Crafty Animals #52: AG with an Animal -- Bees and butterflies
12. Scrapping 4 Fun #194: AG with an Animal -- #1/4 I made a tag, something other than a card, so I can enter 3 more cards; my animals are bees and butterflies  
14. Daisy Chain Challenge #53: Cute Animals -- Bees and butterflies
15. Stamping Sensations June: I Love ___ -- #2/3 I love stenciling dye-based inks on glossy card
16. Through the Purple Haze #181 June: AG -- #1/3 Not playing the option this time
19. My Time to Craft #459: Things in the Sky -- #1/3 Bees and Butterflies


Barbara said...

I love your pun on words for the sentiment. Tags are my ffavorite. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Double D challenge.

Marlena M. said...

I'm addicted to glittery shine lately! This is a gorgeous tag with so many lovelies to look at~

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous tag, so bright and happy looking. Thanks for joining us again at TT, much appreciated, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beeautiful work, so peaceful amongst the flowers and bee's and a lovely colourway. Fab tag.. Creative wishes Tracey x

brenda said...

What a lovely fresh tag and the little touches of glitter really draw the eye, thank you so much for sharing a crafty 'I love....' with us at Stamping Sensations June challenge and also this weeks Allsorts challenge.

B x

Darlene said...

What a sweet summertime tag my friend! Love all the bees on the pretty daisies and I too love the sentiment pun. Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Bee-inspired’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Linby said...

Love how you used a limited colour palette to such great effect. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.

Bethie said...

I got a great laugh when I saw the flowers pasted on her chest. Good one. Lots of detailing. Tideous, but beautidul sparkle on the wings. Patience patience.

Really wished you kept your ATC book. You certainly did a lot of swapping. What's worse is you didn't make one for yourself. Many hugs, Bethie

StampinwithAnita said...

Love this tag with all the details! Such a sweet image. I am amazed you were able to fit all those challenges, but you did it! Wonderful blog also! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge for this month.

pinky said...

Your tag is so pretty and fresh! Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday xx

R's Rue said...

So cute.

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Aimeslee, this is gorgeous, love the image, the colour and the shine.
Faith x

Francesca said...

Wonderful tag! Love the colours used! Thank you for playing at Scrapping4FunChallenges!

Chrissy said...

So pretty full of sunshine colours, gorgeous tag.
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

maria f. said...

That is one cool tag! And when I see the challenges you were aiming to combine I'd say you hit the nail on the head!

Monica C. said...

Oh wow! This tag is so simple and yet so striking. I love the detail you have added and the shiny bits all over. Those white on white embossed daisies with the striking yellow centers are beautiful!
Hugs Monica

Jane said...

Such a pretty tag. I love it. Thanks so much for joining our June challenge over at STAMPlorations x

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card. I love the combination of elements they work well at providing so much detail and interest, Thanks for joining in with the June Theme and Photo Challenge at STAMPlorations

creationsnz said...

A great tag and so glad you showed those fab details. Thanks for sharing your critters with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, have a great week. CarolG

Becca Sadler said...

Aimslee: What a combination of challenge themes to combine together on a small tag!! You made it work! Thanks for including MTTC's Things in the Sky theme challenge in your linking! --Becca/DT

ahlers5 said...

What a lovely tag. It has such a summery look. I love the bees. They add a nice touch.

Mrs.B said...

A lovely tag Aimeslee, love the fresh colours you used and I do like the look of that stencil girl.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations, Avril x

Dora said...

Beautiful tag. Thank you for joining at stamping sensations

Marlies said...

A beautiful tag with a lovely Summer feeling. So bright and happy.
Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

nancy littrell said...

You managed to create a tag covered with fun stenciling, beautiful and shiny daisies and more for a pretty Summer design. TFS Aimeslee and joining us at STAMPlorations Stencil. Hugs...Nancy

foleysfriend said...

What an amazing tag! There is so much to admire. I like the monochromatic feel to your tag. I like the look of the two stencils on the tag. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge.

sue n.