Aug 15, 2016

Dripping Honey Bee Themed Mixed Media Tag and Giveaway Winner!

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Today I am sharing in the Graciellie Design mid-month inspiration hop.  I've created a mixed media tag with dripping honey to compliment the beautiful bee images in the Bee Kind set at Gracie's shop.  But without further ado, I'm pleased to announce the winner of the August hop:

Congratulations to Marty Fishman of Merry Marty Cards!!!

Marty, I couldn't be happier to see that you're our winner and look forward to seeing what you create with Gracie's digital stamps.  Please visit the "Contact" tab on Gracie's blog to claim your prize.

Graciellie

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For my tag, I started by adhering torn strips of Prima paper to my tag base.  I curled the edges for extra texture and adhered some washi tape for contrast.  Next I adhered honeycomb die cuts with hot glue.  I then dripped the glue onto my panel intentionally to create dripping “honey.”  I painted the glue with white gesso and then colored it with Prima Color Bloom spray and a paintbrush.  I sprayed some ink onto my tag as well.

 tag 3

I stamped an additional honeycomb patterns onto my tag.  I colored my two bees with colored pencils and mounted them over the honeycombs. 

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 I had some vintage bias tape in the perfect color of yellow, so I wet it heavily and then uncreased the folds to make my ribbon.  The fraying occurred naturally when smoothing it out.  I was really pleased with this and used the ribbon to tie a loopy bow.  I layered a black Prima flower die with a yellow Prima watercolor flower.  The word “happy” is a wooden chippie which I embossed with black embossing powder.  I decided a simple topper of vintage bakers twine would work best and not compete with the luscious bow.  I absolutely LOVE this bee image.  It is utterly perfect and the ability to print it in varied sizes is tremendous.  Yippee!

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 tag 6
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39 comments:

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous Tag with your design and the colour is just right for those bee's...Hugs Lozzy x

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my word, Autumn, this is one beautiful mixed media tag! I love your ruffled layers, those honey drips and of course, the bees! Big hugs!

Oh, a huge congratulations to Marty! I'm so happy she won, and can't wait to see how she will use these images!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous and vibrant. Love the dripping honey on the honeycomb, nice touch. The bee image is gorgeous as is this tag x

brenda said...

Lovely sunny colours and textures Autumn.

B x

Darlene said...

WOW What a fabulous and beautiful work of art! LOVE all the yellow and fantastic techniques you've used! Awesome inspiration! It's been wonderful fun hopping with you for the August release! Have a great week ahead!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I was wishing for a tutorial for this tag and voila !! So bright n yummy tag loved the honey drips on it .beautiful way to add digital images :)

Graciellie Design said...

So beautiful! Love your tag and all the texture added. Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, Autumn, this is absolutely stunning!! What a fabulous tag!! The dripping "honey" - genius!! This is amazing my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Marty Fishman said...

I can't tell you how excited I am, Autumn, to be the winner of the giveaway - woohoo!! I love what you've done with the Bee Kind set so much, I plan to get that set, too!
I love this tag - it's so pretty and cheery! Your honey drips are the best - I have got to try that out! Your combination of flowers with the ribbon is perfect and I your choice of a simple twine at the top is just right. Need to contact Gracie and can't wait to play with that bee!!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is such a gorgeous tag. Thank you so much for showing us how it was made. It has such amazing dimension and wonderful colours, I love it. Sandra :) X

The Altered Paper said...

Stunning colors,textures and layers!

Redanne said...

Gorgeous! I love the honeycomb and that dripping wax is fabulous! The bees look so realistic - love this so much!! Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

I adore bees Autumn - and this tag is just fantastic - love it to pieces! Hugs rachel x

Handcrafted by Helen said...

Your work is amazing Autumn! So artistic, I love your tag!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is beautiful,I love the theme and your design.
Lorraine

Sammy said...

Oh wow, I just absolutely adore this! Bee themed projects just make me so happy. love it. x

Sue said...

What a gorgeous tag Autumn, I love your sunshine yellow, and like everyone else I have such a soft spot for bees xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Makes my mouth water looking at the dripping honey. My honey jar is full (compliments from my SIL and BIL who are bee keepers). So yummy! Very cool texture added with the glue gun and those sprays! Everything about this tag is stunning and awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin!~Niki

~ginny said...

What a spectacular tag Autumn! Thanks for the detailed description of the process... fun to figure out how you got the 'drips of honey'! I love the beautiful yellow,fraying bow and the bees fussy cut. Beautifully done! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ NO Twist: ]
Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Maxine D said...

Autumn this is beautiful - love those bees and how you have used them over the honeycomb die cut.
Blessings
Maxine

Diana Taylor said...

Gorgeous - the yellow and black are a fab colour combo, and I love your dripping honey - what an ingenius idea. Love it!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

YUM! This gorgeous tag is just dripping with sunshine and sweetness and texture. Your bees look so lifelike! Just fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon "Anything But a Card" challenge!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww I absolutely love this!!! And love all the beautiful details!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Hope to see you in our next challenge that will be this week!

Hugs,
Cheryl
http://sweeetdesignsbycheryl.blogspot.com/

Karen Letchworth said...

This is AMAZING, Autumn. You are SO super creative, and this one knocks it out of the park! Thanks so much for playing along in our Anything But A Card Challenge, and please join us again soon.
Karen
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning Autumn!! Your background is beautiful and I just love that flower with the black stamens. Amazing contrast!! Perfect palette for a bee theme. hugs :)

Willy said...

Wow what a beautiful sunny tag, love it!!

Vintagehandmade said...

Absolutely beautiful mixed media tag, Autumn! I adore how you did those honey drips, your fabulous layers and the bees! It's stunning! Big hugs to you, my friend! Branka xx

Jinny Newlin said...

Eeek! There's just something about bees that makes me extra happy, and this project is no exception. LOVE those honey drips!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning tag -I adore Bees,great drips of honey,gorgeous bow and fussy cut Bees-love the bright sunny honey colour
Carol x

Keti's Projects said...

Gorjuss tag. Thanks for sharing your technique too. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Keti (DT)

Lou Sims said...

Fantastic tag and love all your attention to detail. You can almost hear the bees buzzing through my monitor! Many thanks for joining in with the "Week 26 Anything Goes" challenge over at The Pencil Case challenges . Lou (DT)

Chana Harris said...

Beautiful constructions and great techniques! I love the brightness of this design! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Greate!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Nikky Hall said...

Goodness this is so so pretty I love this! Thanks for joining in with us over at WeLove2Create challenge this week xx http://welove2create.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/challenge-17-anything-creativemixed.html

debo said...

wonderfull creation
thans for joinin us http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.be/2016/08/challenge-58-challenge-57-winners.html
greetz debo dt

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a gorgeous tag Autumn, adore the hot glue honey drips, brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing it, it is beautiful. Deb xo

Cris G said...

LOVE your tag, Autumn! The dripping hot glue “honey” was a genius idea with an outstanding effect... also love the intensity and realism of the bees!

Craftyfield said...

How gorgeous is that? The background is perfect, the flower, and the bees are awesome. I love how you coloured the bees and the fussy cutting must have taken ages!

Nikky Hall said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining us at http://thepencilcases.blogspot.co.uk/

A Pink said...

Gorgeous! Loved seeing how this beauty developed . A real summer delight x

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