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Sunday, 14 February 2016

beeswax!

Hello lovelies! How are you today? I hope you are good! This is my last post for a few days - its half term and i will be too busy with the girls to get on blogger - don't worry though - I will be back!!!

Today we are off to visit my mum and dad and hope to have a lovely time! I am still in the girls good books as I managed to make it to their recorder event at school - my hairdressers appointment was cancelled - so I managed to get along to it - and then I got a few bits together for Penny's party bags - its her birthday next weekend and her party a week today!!! So glad to have got that organised!

I have been having fun playing with beeswax for todays make - to my shame I have had it a very long time and never used it - but the challenge over at paperartsy made me get organised and so I have made a tag.


I had to use my bee stamp set again - and I stamped and coloured and fussy cut them - I added the stamps to a mop up tag that I had lying around. 


Next I used the meltpot to melt my wax and used a special hair paintbrush to apply the wax - this allowed the bees to stick onto the tag - makes it smell good too!


I think its an interesting effect! I am sure I should be able to make it better if i use it again! Its a bit on the thick side but it was fun to experiment.

I would like to enter this into paperartsy-topic-3-wax-challenge and also 

Hope you have a great time - enjoy whatever you do on this Valentines day - I got the girls a choccy heart lolly each - I think they'll like that! 

Big hugs

Rachel x

33 comments:

  1. Very interesting and lovely tag, Rachel.
    I must try this technique :)

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  2. Love your tag Rachel,a fab technique.xxx

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  3. A brilliant Tag, love what you have done.
    Have a fantastic time with the girls and your Parents.
    Patricia x

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  4. Gorgeous Tag Rachel. I hope you and the girls have a lovely week. xxx

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  5. Have to make the same confession with beexwax Rachel, it's a great tag and all carries through so nicely with the bees and honeycomb stenciling.

    Have a great week with your girls.

    B x

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  6. I do like your bees Rachel buzzing around that flower, and I love the smell of beexwax when you are using it. Have a fun week with the girls. Mo x

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  7. Love your tags Rachel, see you soon

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  8. How cute and good for you using something in your stash for the first time. Have a lovely fun week x

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  9. Great tag and love the Bee stamps-I went to watch my grandaughter Ellie at school last week -she is learning to play the cello
    Carol x

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  10. The same thing with me about the beeswax, had it for a long time and never used it! I am so inspired by your amazing tag to finally try that technique! It's awesome, Rachel! I love your bees and that wonderful honeycomb stencil!
    Hugs! Branka xxx

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  11. Really lovely tag and great sentiment!

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  12. Brilliant Rachel! Looks like a great little set!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  13. Gorgeous Rachel, love those bees. Not only have I got beeswax that I've had for a long time, I also have a melt pot that's never been used. Have a great half term with the girls.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  14. Beautiful tag and love the bees. It is ages since I have used my bees wax too. Have a wonderful time with the girls while they are on half term.
    Hugs
    Linda xxxx

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  15. Hi Rachel, this is gorgeous, love the little bees and your colours are fabulous, Kate x

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  16. Hi Rachel, A fantastic tag. Three Bees has a special significance to us and your look super. I have a meltpot but never used beeswax. I really like the effect you've achieved.

    Glad you were able to see the girls playing their recorders. Hope you all have a good time with you Mum and Dad. Hugs, Barbxx

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  17. Hi Rachel, gorgeous tag, love the sentiment and I love the colours. Hope you are well. Big Hugs Marlene

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  18. Fabulous wax piece Rachel and what a great idea too use a bee stamp for it. Have a happy half term!! And see you when you are "back"....

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  19. A gorgeous tag Rachel, your bees are fabulous.
    Have a great week with the girls.
    Pauline
    x

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  20. Un-bee-lievable tag, Rachel! I went nuts looking for beeswax a couple of years ago, finally found some, and NEVER used it! This is inspiring, though, and I may just have to see how to add it to a project. Maybe... Happy Valentine's Day (again!)Enjoy your precious time with your girls--they will be young only once! Hugs!

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  21. Adorable tag and such cute bees! I think the tag background is very pretty!

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  22. What a lovely tag, Rachel! Great work with the beeswax and lovely imagery. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Carte Blanch!

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  23. Gorgeous Rachel, and you made me smile, lol, with guilt. I have a tub of that and have never used it. I will be keeping an eye out for any tips, lol. I must have had mine more than eight years now! Karen xx

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  24. Great idea to combine wax with your bees. What a cheerful tag! Looking forward to more from you on your Creative Carte Blanche. <3

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  25. Great idea to use the bee images with beeswax - cute tag!

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  26. Hi, hope you are having a great half term.
    Great minds think alike, I've just used these stamps and beeswax for the same challenge.
    But love your tag, it's great.
    X Sam.

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  27. Hi Rachel! Your tag is so cute. Very clever of you to use beeswax on a tag using bees. :) The stamps are really cute. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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  28. A bee-autiful tag! And so appropriate to use wax,. Hugs Ruth x

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  29. Oh boy, do I love all things bees, so I adore this tag! I, too, have never tried beeswax and have always wanted to. Now I think you've inspired me to try. I'm so happy you've joined us over at Creative Carte Blanche.

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  30. What a wonderful tag! Love your idea of using wax with the bees! Clever! Love your project. Hope to see more on Creative Carte Blanche!

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  31. What a fun sweet tag! Love your use of the beeswax! I too had never tried it until this prompt! It's fun stuff for sure! Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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