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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Finding my Mojo with Honey Bee Stamps

Hello everyone and welcome back!!

These past couple of weeks I have been struggling with my creative mojo.  I'm not sure where it went but I'm determined to find it!!  I just can't seem to please myself with any of my creations. Whether it's colouring or layouts, it's been kind of tough.

So, I pulled out a new stamp/die set from Honey Bee Stamps.  I used the Not Too Shabby stamp and die bundle, which happens to be on sale this month!!  It's a super sweet set.

REWIND:  I should mention that I started with a different stamp.  I thought I would use the To You With Love set from Clearly Besotted.  I started to colour the image with my Derwent ColourSoft Pencils...I just wasn't feeling it...

BACK TO THE PRESENT:  I started by creating a background panel with white cardstock cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Then I took out some white embossing paste.  I thought the lid would be stuck on since I haven't used it in a VERY LONG TIME!!  I used a small triangle stencil to add a bit of dimension to one side of the panel.  To spruce it up a bit, I sprinkled some fine iridescent glitter over the paste while it was still wet.

I stamped and die cut the bouquet image and coloured it with alcohol markers. I also stamped, coloured and die cut the small wreath and bow image.  I placed everything in the bottom right corner of my white, embossed panel.

And in true Laurie fashion, I didn't think about the sentiment.  This set has very small sentiment so that worked in my favour.  I die cut a circle that would fit the sentiment, but it just blended into the background.  So I die cut another one out of kraft cardstock and layered them together to make it stand out a bit better.

Here is the final result:

A fairly clean and simple design and I'm happy with the way it turned out.  Hopefully, I can keep this going, hahaha!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, its SO appreciated :)



1 comment:

  1. It's gorgeous - I really like the dimension and texture of the embossing paste. Welcome back to your mojo! Xx


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