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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Honey jar label (posted by Elaine)

This is my last project from the delicious new Honey Bee plate. I love making preserves and so wondered about combining stamps from the bee set and the flower from the Pretty Bird Cage plate to make a label for a jar and a cloth lid cover. Here are the results.

For the label I stamped in brown memento ink, before colouring with Coloursoft pencils. I pieced the beehive and flower images together, adding the word honey at the bottom. A friend has just given me a Xyron adhesive machine and I realised after I had finished this label, this would probably have been a great project to try it out on and stick it down more evenly.

For the lid I cut a circle of natural calico with pinking shears to stop the edges fraying. I stamped the image with Versacraft ink which is especially designed to stamp onto fabric. I coloured the image with Inktense colouring pencils. Finally I edged the lid with honey coloured ric rac and tied the lid cover onto the jar with yellow and white baker's twine.

I hope you have enjoyed the variety of projects that my DT teamies have been posting with the newly launched stamps recently - aren't they great?

Happy New Year crafters!



  1. I also like the bee-stamps a lot and I did some cards with it, but your project is so beautiful it's really a project you can use to cover the real honey pots, very well done I like it very much!!!

    Have a lot of fun and health in 2012!!


  2. A lovely decorative way to adorn a pot of honey

  3. Another fabulous project Ealine.
    Can I ask did you use the intense pencils wet or dry?

    Jackie x

  4. This just left me utterly speechless. The yellow ric rac with the yellow baker's twine finishes it beautifully & I love the way the twine echoes the 'stripedness' of the bees. Those bees on the muslin look positively dimensional. Very original.
    All the best for 2012.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Love it Elaine those stamps are fabulous and love the way you have used them. Suexxx


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