This is my desk on a wet, dull Tuesday afternoon, and from the other side with the light, what there is of it, behind me showing off my new green wipe-clean table cover from The Range (a bargain at £4 as it was the end of the roll and I got enough to cover the table and the small one in the conservatory).
Not an awful lot to show today but quite a bit of work went into making the bee tag. It was intended as a swap piece for Vicky Stampers, our monthly craft group but I like it so much that I don't want to part with it and am busy making another one on a different theme (same letter though as it is an alphabet swap). See lower down for a better photo and more details.
The butterfly stamps are for my second tag and rooting through my stash I found two sheets of Duralay film, a heatable, mouldable plastic that I bought a few years ago and have never used. So guess what I'm doing this afternoon? A few more bits there including some Ranger pens, Urban Stamps butterflies, too many butterfly stamps? Impossible! The cards at the top left are ones I made with the Urban Stamps cute bird stamp on my desk last week - see previous post for a closer look at these.
Huge thanks to Julia of The Stamping Ground for hosting this massive swap every week, you are a star.
So, a closer look at the Bee tag.
Tag cut to size and inked with Honey and similar shade Distress Inks. The main bee (Stampotique Jo Capper-Sandon) was stamped on the tag, coloured with DI markers, stamped again on acetate and affixed with Glossy Accents plus a liberal sprinkling of fairy dust...well Gold ultra fine glitter. The circle stamp is a beautiful caligraphy stamp by Quietfire Design, part of a set that also includes the mini bees I used on the background and 'The hum of the bees' to the right. I only used the top half of that stamp, masking the bottom bit off before inking. Bits of old music paper, Glossy Accents dots with more gold glitter and a border of gold pearl dots complete the tag.
Now it's off to my craft stash with a notepad as it's the twice yearly Happy Stampers show at Port Sunlight and obviously I need to make lots of lists of stuff I 'need' so that I can totally ignore it and come back with more unplanned purchases to show you next week.