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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Just For Fun - Falling in Love Again - Attack of the Killer Bees 2

The Just for Fun challenge this week is to fall in love with your stamps all over again and try a different technique with them. I've got a couple of lovely bee stamps, and I wanted a honeycomby type stamp to go with them. Now having raided the kids piggy banks for Harrogate last week,  (just kidding - or am I.....) :o) I decided to make my own. So out came the hexagon stencil and the funky foam and hey presto my own stamps stuck onto some old packaging. Now I'm thinking Stampers Anonymous, Paper Bag Studios.. Maybe not lol.
Meanwhile back at the challenge... what I do not do with my stamps is stamp directly onto the project. When I first started cardmaking the done thing was to stamp, colour, cut it out and stick it on (sound familiar) and this is what I still do. So armed with my new stamps I decided to make my own backing paper. I used my giant hexagon first in Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw distress ink, then overstamped the small hexagons with the honey coloured one. I threw some clear embossing powder on and hoped for the best. Then I brayered a pale yellow over the top (doesn't show up too well on the photo) THEN I got really brave and overstamped my killer bees (The Stampman and Stampotique) and clear embossed again.
This is how it ended up, just cut up an wrapped arround a candle jar. I'm really chuffed with this 'cos it started life a piece of white card and ended up as something else, and I like that.               So thanks again to Just for Fun - your challenges are really challenging and I love it!                                           Thanks very much for looking x


11 comments:

  1. I love your honeycomb and killer bees, great idea for making your own stamps, too! Valerie

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  2. Way to go Sue making your own stamps and background with them. Finished result looks fabulous round the jar. So glad you are enjoying the challenges and thank you for joining us at Just for Fun again this week. XOXO Zoe

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  3. Sue this is brill !!! love the way you've made your own background, it all works so well :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at JFF
    Von x

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  4. Such a brilliant idea, you clever clogs......lol
    The results are terrific. Annette x

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  5. Great idea Sue. Fab result.
    Regards Florence.

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  6. Well done you for changing a piece of white paper into something really special.

    Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over on JFF again this week - Sam xxxx

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  7. That really does look like honeycomb - what a brilliant idea and so well executed. Love what you have done with the paper you created.
    Sorry we missed one another at Harrogate.
    Thanks for joining us at JFF - Neet x

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  8. What a fantastic idea! love the honeycomb effect and the bees

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  9. Love the honeycomb background,great idea to make your own stamps, fab result.

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  10. This is amazing Beautiful stamping and colours.

    Marie

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  11. Brilliant all of it. I am not really a stamper and admire the way you have tackled the background paper. A great idea.

    xx

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Thank you so much for your comments x