Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Dragon's Dream TIO - DT piece B and a flower

For this theme it's Gabrielle's turn to pick and she has chosen B and a flower, so I have gone with Bee and a flower, mainly because I really like my Thistle Stencil from Imagination Crafts, and not for the thistle, but for the bees as the corner flourish on the same stencil.  But more of that later.

I started with a wooden tag I got from my first visit to the MDF man - I will say on record now it will not be my last!  I based it with Rose Fresco Finish from Papertartsy, then with Blood Orange and London Bus swept over the whole thing to deepen the colour to more red than pink.  I did the same with the wooden rose which came from the sale bin at B&Q and was a twin pack for less than a pound.  I added pewter Treasured Gold to hit the highpoints and give a worn look.




I coloured some Grunge Paste with Chutney Fresco finish and used this through the Bees on the stencil.  I used Zesty Zing through a crafters workshop stencil to get the honeycomb effect and to make the stripes on the bees. I again used the pewter TG on the wings to make them shimmer like bumble bee wings.


I then decided that one tag wasn't enough so I decided to double it with one I cut using Quick Cutz nesting die set and some cream card, I continued the honeycomb onto the card and using ELB05 from PaperArtsy, stamped the phrase in Fuschia pink Stazon.  I used a combination of worn lipstick and Forest Moss on the edges of the wooden tag to highlight them, then rubbed in some pewter TG.  On the card tag I went over it with spun sugar distress ink.  finished off with a rose brad, picked out in TG and a bright co-ordinating ribbon.







9 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

Jax this is lovely. I love how the honeycomb travels across the tags and your little bees are fab x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Bee-autiful! Sorry, couldn't resist that quip! I love the colour combo on this and that lovely mini tag addition with the lovely sentiment on it. This tag reminds me of lovely, lazy summer days in the garden with the hum of bees all around. Julie Ann xxx

massofhair said...

Stunning colours to attract the bees Jax, two beautiful tags. Love the MDF mans shapes also :-) xxx

craftimamma said...

Fab tag Jax! I love your little bees too and the flower looks beautiful.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a gorgeous tag, the little bees are amazing. Love the quote.

Shirley said...

That is great. If our Ian sees this he'll be knocking on your door for lessons. :-) He is still looking for ideas for his canvases.

Hugs
Shirl

Helen said...

fabulous, Jax!

Annie said...

Your tag is such summertime delight! Love the warm colors. And the bee painting is terrific!

Dianne said...

Hello Jacqui, your tag is gorgeous, and I love you added the other tag, the background is beautiful with the bess and that flower is fantastic, I love it all, thanks for sharing...