Monday, 11 October 2021

Bees Journal spread

 Hi There! I have been a busy bee in my journal again! Thought you might like to see how I made this double page spread. 

I began with a page that I had mopped up a stencil or two with in shades of yellow. I smooshed some Wild Honey distress oxide onto a piece of acetate and added more colour to the page before drying it. 
once it was dry I took the smaller hexagon from the Easy Frames and used it to create a large honeycomb pattern across the page using vintage photo and spiced marmalade. 
I sponged vintage photo oxide ink around the edges of the pages, then added more hexagons using the Honeycomb Multi inkable and a mixture of vintage photo and spiced marmalade in the spaces before setting this aside. 

Next I stamped the collage section of the scripted bee stamp in brown versafine clair on some copy paper
I cut out some of the circles and hexagons and coloured them with Wild Honey distress ink
I stuck these randomly around the page, using a few to cover where another colour had seeped through the centre of the page
I stamped some of the smaller bees, the word and honeycomb from the Bee Monarchy set in Wild Honey and Vintage photo Distress ink.
Next I stamped the largest Bee and the Time Sentiment on to plain Dina Wakely collage paper using versafine clair black ink.
I coloured the bee using ecoline pens and trimmed it adding some white pen to the back of the wings and tail. 
I stuck the bee and the sentiment in place with matte medium and added a few white highlights around the page with a gelly roll pen.
Here is another look at the finished page.
I used:
copier paper

If you would like to see a flick through the pages of my journal, take a look at this video on my youtube channel.

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting! 

7 comments:

meg said...

Stunning pages,the yellows sunny and cheerful

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous journal page Sally and the large bee is so realistic with all the individual hairs showing on the body and legs, a really intricate stamp. The background is brilliant with the hexagon shapes picked out and bits of honeycomb and words, and also the prettily patterned added circles and hexagons, and a great sentiment too. A terrific finished piece. x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous pages Sally, I love the bee theme and your colours and design are fab. Super stamping and images, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous spread in your journal Sally.

Sue xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! You make it all so easy to do Sally, a fabulous result.
Faith x

Dora said...

Besutiful pages. Nice to explane how you made it. Thanks.

Sarn said...

That's another WOW from me too Sally. Absolutely brilliant bee journal spread. Thanks for sharing how it was made (very inspiring). Haven't played in my AJ for far too long. Lost my way. Must get back into it!

Hugs, Sarn xxx