Sunday, 15 June 2014

Birds and Bees At FSC

Over at Fashionable Stamping this fortnight our theme is Birds and Bees. Although I know birds are a very popular theme for crafting projects and love the many beautiful creations I see around blogland, it's one I've never really got into. So I've gone the bees route - making another tag for my Creative Chemistry Album (which I am VERY SLOWLY working on to include all of the techniques from Tim Holtz's CC workshops).

This technique is Distress embossing powder resist using Walnut stain distress powder to emboss this background stamp from Artistic Stamper before inking over with distress inks and stains.  
Once I'd created the background using the basic technique I added stamped and embossed flowers, my fav TH die cut and of course the bees and their hive. The flower stamps are Indigo Blu, the bee hive and sentiment are Stamp addicts and the bees are from Crafty Individuals. 
I make two tags using each technique for my CC album, leaving one unadorned and  using the other for a completed project. 
As always my fellow FSC teamies have created some beautiful works of art so please head over and check them out. I hope you feel inspired to join our challenge - Don't forget we are a stamping challenge and we especially need to see that the stamping is the focal point on the project and that this must follow the format of the theme. NO Digi stamps please, but digi downloads are ok to enhance your project. Our sponsor is Flonzcraft and the winner chosen at random will receive a voucher for $20 - we also give special mention to our top 3.

I'm sharing my tag here -
Crafty Individuals - Tag you're it
A Vintage Journey - Wings and Things
Crafty Creations - Tic Tac Toe (Embossing, Flowers, die Cut)
It's all about the Vintage - Punches/Die Cuts

 Happy Crafting - Esther xx


  1. Fantastic tag Esther, wonderful details and words.

  2. Fabulous tag Esther, love the background and images. Great way to show off the techniques.
    Avril xx

  3. Great idea to make two tags each time. Love the bees and of course that bee hive. Great job and thanks for joining us here at A Vintage Journey.

  4. A treat of a tag - great background, and I love the pop of dimension on the hive and bees. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  5. Oh this is one super tag hun such a great background hugs cheryl xx

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  6. Gorgeous tag - great colours and theme - love it. Thanks for entering the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Jean x

  7. Love that technique Esther, the colours are so rich and warm and that hive stamp is fab.
    Claire xx

  8. Great tag and love the crackle effect and colouring on the beehive!

  9. This is such a wonderful creation.. and so beautiful colors! :)
    Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

  10. It is super nice wawww ♥

    Thanks for joining us at It’s all about the vintage and beauty♥

  11. What a cute tag, really lovely!! I love the hive! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals challenge this month. Have a great week-end, Coco x

  12. Fabulous background and colour combination Esther. Those stamps look fabulous. Thank You so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey
    Hugs Annie x

  13. Wonderful background, original theme!!!!


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