Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Letter Q

This week is all about
the bee! 
(They've been on the news all week in the UK about there poor plight!)

So as it's the Letter Q this week 
I have chosen Queen Bee as my letter Q.


Thank you so much!
for all the lovely comments last week 
and for sharing some really great tags!
For this weeks tag I mainly used my Silhouette Cameo 
to help me create my tag.
I love this great little machine! It's so useful!
I used it  to cut my own mask this week out of doeflex
I used a honeycomb pattern from 
the Silhouette online store and cut it out.
I have never used a mask before 
but I love trying new things and learning new techniques
(The way I see it is if it doesn't work you just start again).


So I then created the background using a 
piece on yellow Bazzill card stock and used 
Wild Honey and Fired Brick Distress Ink 
to give it a bit of shading and strong colour
I then used Golden's Molding Paste to get some texture
Because yes, you guessed it,
I don't have any embossing paste
Even I was surprised that it worked :)
(Not sure if it's the same stuff as I haven't used the craft embossing paste yet).
It drys clear and has a glossy finish
I normally use it with my acrylic paints and mix them together, 
but as I was using it with a homemade mask 
I used the paste on it's own first and then painted over the top when it was dry.
I love the texture and shine result.

I then cut a large bee out and coloured it in 
using my Spectrum Noir Pens and 
added a few Sparkles to finish her off!
Hope you like it
and
Thanks for looking!
I can't wait to see everyone else's tags.
Jules
xx

10 comments:

  1. Amazing! This is one of my favorite tags of yours, Jules. Blessings!

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  2. beautiful "Queen Bee" tag love all the detail the effect is wonderful!

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  3. Love your Queen bee tag, very well made! Valerie

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  4. Beautiful tag, lovely colours, great Q very well done! X

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  5. Love it so much Jules. That honeycomb texture is yummy to. Don't you just love it when an experiment goes so well?

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  6. Wonderful tag Jules - such fabulous texture and amazing colours :0)

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  7. Such a great tag! I just love the honeycomb background you made and the great colors etc. I love tags, I do the Tim ones monthly, glad I found you thru WOYWW!

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  8. Superb tag! Love the background - great when something new works out.
    Carolyn xx

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  9. Fantastic tag! That background is just amazing. It must have taken ages to make the tag, there are so many different techniques and embellies, but boy, was it worth the time. It really is a fabulous piece.

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