Tuesday, 7 February 2017

My Buzz-y Life - Altered Diary cover

Well better late than never - at least there's still 11 and 1/2 months left of 2017  :)    :) 
I have no photos of the process sorry. I began with a Brushos background in Purple, attached to the front of the diary and sealed with DecoArt Matt Medium. Crafters Workshop stencil - mini Busy Bees was used for the hive and background bees and trails. I drew around the hive with a pencil and whitened the area before painting with DecoArt paints.
The stencil was positioned over the hive and DecoArt black gesso stencilled  onto the cover.
The Title and year were computer generated and image transferred onto cover.
The textured edges are DecoArt Texture paste. Painted black, silver and the dabs of purple are Luminarte Twinkling H2O's.
Lots of layers of matte medium through and over the top once the Fussy cut Stampotique Bees (Jo Capper Sandon), were stamped, coloured with alcohol inks, glamour dust applied via cocktail stick to wings fussy cut and positioned onto the diary.

Whew - thank you for looking - would love to hear from you :) 

I am entering this Diary into the following Challenges

The Craft Stamper - Take It Make It  -           Anything Goes (February) Challenge
Rhedd's Creative Spirit  -                                Anything Goes (February) Challenge
Stampotique Designers Challenge  -                          Love Bugs #SDC 266                                   
The Mixed Media Monthly  -                              Sweet Inspirations (February) Challenge

(There is nothing Sweeter than Honey I believe  :)  )


15 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely cover, love the colours and the bees. Tracy x

Julie Steed said...

What a great project, love all of those bees. Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.

Nellie van Leeuwen said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

This N That said...

These bees are brilliant! What a great project! Thank you for playing along with Stampotique!

*Arwen* said...

This is really awesome!
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

xx Arwen

Kathi said...

Wonderful journal cover!

Thank you for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

Sam & Poppy said...

Perfect!
thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

Corrie Herriman said...

What a lovely cover ! Thank you for joining us over at Stampotique this month !
Corrie x

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful!
Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
Jools x

Julie Short said...

What a fun cover to your journal. I hope you fill it with all sorts of wonderful. Thank you for joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this February.

Sammy said...

this is really fab! Love the colours and the bee theme is one of my faves! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

shirley-bee said...

Fun cover! I can almost hear the bees ;) Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

ElizabethR said...

What a great cover I love the Bee's, thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Stamper, Elizabeth x

Rupa S said...

So bright and vibrant. I like the way you altered the cover! Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa.

Annie said...

This is so fabulous Carol x Love the colour combination and those wonderful bees !!!

TFS and best wishes
Annie xx