Hi there everybody. I saw that Less is More have a challenge this week with the title Sweet Things so I found my Sheena Douglass stamp of a bee which is part of the Floral Fantasy set which I have had for quite a while, and which unfortunately I don't think is available at the moment. I also used a Tim Holtz honeycomb stencil, as I thought that the link being honey would work for the theme.
This is a one layer theme so I stencilled the honeycomb on to the middle of the 6" square card using a NBUS set of Brushos whuch I finally took the plunge and bought recently. I used the Yellow for this. I was quite pleased with the result and after it was dry I stamped the bee using Black Archival Ink and then heat embossed it using WOW Clear Embossing Powder. I then coloured it with my Lyra Aqua Brush Markers.
I finished it with a sentiment again using the Archival Black. This proved to be more difficult than anticipated. I wanted the word 'sweet' but I didn't like either of the sentiments with it in so I decided to mask the other words off and stamp it using my Misti stamping tool. The only problem was that I had to stamp it several times and each time I had to put a fresh mask over the other words. I did eventually manage it but I did notice that there were one or two tiny bits of ink which looked a little messy. I managed to scratch them away with my pokey tool and then I used an eraser to smooth it out. I thought the ink was dry but it must have been very slightly damp and the ink smudged a little to leave the background looking a little grey. I decided to go with it anyway as I liked the rest of the card, but I don't think I will be trying this again as it took twice as long to fix it as it did to make the rest of the card...lol.
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Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll be back soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It.
Penny Black and More June Challenge - Anything Goes.