Friday, 2 July 2010

The sweetest moments

I'm delighted to be joining Something Completely Different this month as guest designer for July - thanks for the invitation SCD! We're making tags this month and the first theme is.... hearts!

I discovered that I don't have much by way of heart stamps but when I remembered this little honeycomb heart, the rest just sort of fell into place. I couldn't resist using Wild Honey ink with it ;)

The bee was stamped on vellum and cut out and then stamped again on plain white card and just the body cut out and stuck on top of the vellum so his wings are semi transparent. I used the Wild Honey ink to colour him. I stamped the head part onto the cut out heart so that his legs and antennae show there rather than trying to cut round them!

I stamped the sentiment straight onto the tag and then stamped again on white cardstock and cut around the "dymo label" words and stuck them over the top. A little bit of doodling and a silk ribbon through the top finishes it off.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Sweet Bee set (Rummage Bin line)

Paper:
Manilla shipping tag
Scrap of smooth white
Scrap of vellum

Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade)
Stazon by Tsukineko (Jet Black)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Silk ribbon
Copic multiliner
Foam pads


Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Anesha said...

Love the tag, perfect colours and images.

Di said...

A gorgeous tag Joanne, thank you for explaining the technique with the bee too, fantastic xx

Paula said...

very striking...loving the colour!

Effie said...

That's a real cute tag!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

What a sweet little tag - and i love the colours.

Deborah said...

Wonderful tag!I love the bee stamp and the honey colours.

Laura said...

Love this tag. Very simple yet so effective. Fantastic make. Thanks for joining us at SCD

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is adorable!

Artyjen said...

Oh! Yummy hunney! Gorgeous tag:)
xoxo Sioux

Kaz said...

That's stunning Joanne. Well done on the GD post xxx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful tag Joanne! Love the heart stamp, & your bee looks so realistic! x

tracy said...

very lovely tag joanne :)

Karen said...

Well done on your GD post my lovely! Your tag is really lovely and I love those honeycombe hearts...just perfect with that bee. XXX

Janice said...

I never thought you'd be on the DT when you had so much trouble last week! Maybe tags are a better bet for you! This one is lovely, the little honeycomb heart is so sweet (no pun intended) I'll see if I can make something this weekend.

Carol said...

Great to have you on board for the month Joanne - Thank You so much for joining us xx

I love that bee/wasp its so realistic!! great tag..xx

Lesley said...

Such a delightful tag.
Lesley x

Kathy said...

What a lovely tag - I love the little heart and bee, they look so perfect on that lovely orangey background. Congrats on the DT spot

dining room table said...

Very cute design. Is that bee alive? It looks very real. I love the heart shapes and the bee. I love it so much

Sid said...

Very fab design, love it !

Hazel said...

Sweet tag, Joanne - well done on being guest on SCD x

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous tag!

Zoechaos said...

Lost track of you as we do not see you on Tanda these days so extra excited that you are a GDT on one of my fav challenge blogs this month. Hard to believe you found the theme of hearts difficult it is a stunning piece.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous tag Joanne - love the colour and that bee is wonderful!

Traceyr said...

Superb Joanne.

:)

cardesque said...

this is such a lovely tag and a great way to do the bee!