Another week another challenge, this time its frameworks, page 64 of the Compendium of Curiosities. The next couple of challenges are going to be just that - a challenge as we are so busy in April that I have to really focus, not my speciality!
Anywhoo - on with the show:
I tore several strips of paper from the Wallflower paper stash and stuck them on an 8inch by 8inch hessian canvas, then gave them a wash of white gesso just to tone them down a bit. I then mixed some metallic gold embossing paste with a little of the white gesso and sploged it round the edges of the canvas. Once this was totally dry I added some wild honey distress ink to warm up the canvas. A little stencilling with the Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil using both sepia and coffee Ranger archival ink completed the background.
I used the Honeycomb frameworks die and cut one honeycomb from patterned paper and one from grey board (this was the packaging from an A3 card pack, very useful). The patterned honeycomb was then triple embossed with clear embossing ink and powder to get a good shine.
The grey board honeycomb was coated in the gold embossing paste/gesso mixture to try to make it look like beeswax. The was then dipped into molten clear embossing powder in the melt pot to try to look like honey dripping from the honeycomb.
I used some paper flowers to link the honeycombs together and found a large bee and two small bees to add to the canvas.
The letter B is from the Stampers Anonymous Classics 14 set and was stamped in black archival ink and highlighted with a few little white dots.
Thanks, as always to Linda Lebetter and the Curiosity Crew for their unending inspiration, check out Linda's blog here to see their amazing work. Also thanks to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring this challenge.
Have a lovely Easter and may the Easter Bunny be kind to you all!