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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Busy Bee

I created this page using a kit I was supplied with by Scrapbook Magazine.   I've never really gone for kits but I found that I really enjoyed using it as I had to focus on the best ways to use the various elements and how I could adapt them to suit my style.   For this project,  I was allowed to add other things but obviously the page needed to represent the kit so I tried to limit myself from a total stash raid!!

I added painted swirls to the backing paper and then heavily distressed the second paper using paints and inks and adding bits of vintage paper.

These lovely bees are by Lost Coast Designs.  They are a bit of a fiddle to cut out but worth the effort. I stamped them on vintage music paper before dipping them in beeswax - highly appropriate!

I used FlitterGlu and Copper Thunder gilding flakes with my honeycomb stamp to create their homes - lol!

I created my heart from some wired twine from the floristry wholesalers and added some acrylic paint to distress it.

The large letters are by Ten Second Studio which I embossed and painted with Stewart Gill paints.  The smaller letters are by Graphic 45 which are also embossed and distressed with paint.   

The pin and lace are from the kit.

I'm really pleased with the way this page came together as the colours really bring out the copper in Seb's hair and it's a rare shot of him standing and thinking and he's using running and darting!

I'm entering this page into the Creative Corner 'Recipe' Challenge - I used Lace, Metal and Paints.

Have a great week and thanks for popping by ...



  1. wow this is a terrific layout with lots of lovely dimension. The bees look fantastic, Annette x

  2. Beautiful LO, and that Bee is just fantastic! Valerie

  3. Mmmmmm love this Alexa, those bees are gorgeous, the background beautifully distressed and a fabulous lay out. You did a great job with this kit.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. Love the bees and the gilding flake background is great. x

  5. Wow, this is one great page! Love the design and that honeycomb is amazing and something I will so try! Enjoy the Day!

  6. Great layout Alexa - love how you did the bees and the honeycomb too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  7. That's wonderful, love the bees.

  8. MOST impressed with the bees and the delicacy of your gilding flakes application. What a great layout Alexa. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x


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