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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!


Elaine

5 comments:

  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!!

    Maria

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

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

    Jackie x

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  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)

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

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