Thursday, 5 June 2014

Tim's Tags and Flaming June

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Here's my version of Tim's June tag using the stencil print technique. I didn't have the dinky inkpads so I adapted this to use blocks of colour (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge) creating a graduated effect. I used the Bubble stencil. The colour palette was inspired by the latest Our Creative Corner Challenge - Flaming June. 

This tag is all about my great affection for bees - these adorable little creatures are getting more scarce and we need to save them! Plant bee-friendly gardens people!

I had a bit of a play before I finished my tag and my tips for this technique are:
-You HAVE to use the ink straight from the pad - and really squidge it on there to get good coverage
-If you want the tag bright and relatively crisp like mine don't use too much water - if you want a more watercoloured look, use more water
-Chunkier stencils work better (had a play with my fave Doily stencil and it looked like a muddy mess!)

Am totally in love with Paula's bow and can see this being used on lots and lots of tags!

Stamps are my very favourite Wendy Vecchi stamps - I totally love them!

Entering this for the following challenges:

Thanks for popping by!
Katy x


  1. gorgeous colours and overall look of tag.

  2. Awesome tag! Love the colors!

  3. Thanks for passing on so many tips here Katy. They clearly work really well as your tag is stunning. GREAT choice of image and words to compliment it too. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

  4. this is a beauty! love the design & the bright colors!

  5. Love how you used it in a frame effect to highlight the focal image - it looks great!

  6. Love it, I agree about bees too ❤️

  7. Great tag! Love the colors and that bee stamp! one of my fav's :)

  8. Just love the bright, crisp orange tones you've used here Katy! They glow against the small areas of white. The raised wings of the bee make such a difference. I'm with you on the bees and my sister keeps bees so I have to be very good about them! The bow is a real stunner. Your tips are so welcome too.
    Thank you so much for joining my challenge this month at Our Creative Corner.

  9. Wow gorgeous tag, great colors and I love the centered bee!
    Groetjes Karin

  10. Beautiful tag! I love bees too. Isn't Tim releasing a big die of one soon, along with a butterfly and some other critters? Can't wait for that. LOVE it!

  11. I love bees too, Katy,

    and your tag is absolutely brilliant! And - oh, dear! - you really rocked the "Flaming June" challenge over at Our Creative Corner with this make! Thanks for sharing!

    Claudia x