Saturday, 4 August 2018

Queen Bee

The number of times I have used ink through a stencil and then just washed the stencil after use. That won't be happening any more! Thanks to the latest challenge at CAS Mix Up  which is Stencil Monoprint, I'll be spritzing the inky stencil with water and pressing it to a clean piece of paper and seeing what happens!

I had been using the Tim Holtz honeycomb stencil to make a background for a project you'll see later this month, and it seemed like the ideal opportunity to give the technique a go.

I tidied up the inky edges by cutting a panel with a stitched rectangle die, then stamped an image and sentiment from the Craft Consortium "Tell the Bees" set, coloured the bee and glittered the wings and crown.

I am sharing this with

CAS Mix up  - Stencil Monoprint  and stamping (plus die cutting and glittering)

Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine anything Goes

Craft Rocket  - Anything Goes
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2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything goes with a creature


  1. This is a gorgeous card, Jane! I love the subtle shades of the stencil print - and what a great idea! Fab work!

    love Mags B x

  2. Great card Jane, love that stencil (think I NEED it now) and how you got 2 uses from it. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  3. Love, love, love this honeycomb, Jane! And that Queen bee is so perfect! A wonderful CAS design! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Great card Jane - and I adore the idea of spritzing the stencil. LOVE the stamps as well! A super card.


    Di xx

  5. Now you have me wanting to try that with my stencil, Jane. It turned out beautifully, used in a non-conventional stencil way. And what a clever idea you had to stamp your bee with that tiny crown above her head. Queen Bee, indeed! Love the sparkle to her wings and crown. Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. I agree, Jane. No need now to waste all the wonderful ink on your stencils:-) TFS your wonderful bee hive stencil monoprint background with your queen bee:-) So pleased you discovered our challenge and played along. Hugs..Nancy

  7. I love your queen bee as well as the use of stencil! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

  8. Your bee looks right at home on the lovely honeycomb stencil monoprint Jane!! Isn't it great when you can get a second background from one stencil and one application of ink??!! Great work with your monoprint and a fantastic designed card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. Great effect with the fun technique and your card is wonderful. Great use of the ink that was left over from another project. Great addition to the CAS Mix Up Gallery....Thank you x.

  10. What a fabulous, fun card, Jane! Your queen bee is a lovely card for any girlfriend for just about any occasion! Love your theme, and I plan to case it sometime. Thanks for the inspiration.So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  11. What a great design with the partial stencil monoprint and that great queen bee front and center Jane! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

  12. This card is magical, that bee looks so real with those wings and crown glittered up. A beautiful card Jane!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  13. Fantastic card. Love the touches of glitter. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT


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