Micki Switzer's Photography

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Buzzin' 'Round The Honey

Hello Family and Friends,

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers who visit my blog.  Today's post is a tag I made for a swap at yourpaperpantry.ning.com and was hosted by Kate of Tennessee.  I have met so many nice ladies at the pantry and have made some really great friends from all over the world.

My tag was made with a base of grunge board cut into the shape of a tag.  I used distress ink to ink the raised areas of the grunge board.  I used Sure Cuts A Lot to cut a bird cage SVG and then cut out the center to make the hive.  I placed to layers of netting, black and gold behind the hive. For the honey, I colored UTEE with butterscotch alcohol ink and melted it on to the netting.  The bee is a dollar stamp from Michael's or Joann's..can't remember which.  The flight path of the bee is a cloth wire from my stash.
The charm, which represents dripping honey, is vintage beading from the thrift store...




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11 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow Micki this tag is wonderful. Love how you used the netting on the hive. Happy Mother's Day :)

Anne said...

I thought this was quite pretty, till I saw the detail shot - wowzers this is just stunning! Fabulous tag Micki:)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Micki, this is awesome! It looks like real honey--I know that was your intent, but it's blown me away!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You make the neatest projects- I love the utee colored to look like dripping honey- that is a great idea!!! TFS

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Oh this rocks! Love it! That upclose shot captures the fabulous texture!

Payne Holler Cards said...

yikes! your honey looks so real!!! now that is just so cool how you achieved that...i'd never thought of that!!!
only 3 more days!!!! I'm so psyched!
see ya soon (-:

Dru said...

Great tag Micki! Love the way you did the honey - very inventive and unique. By the way - I love the Binks Brothers!!

Kathy said...

The UTEE honey and netting look so realistic. This is an amazing project Micki!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi micki! wow! this is really spectacular my friend! the details are awesome! hope your having a nice sunday. :)

The Wired Angel said...

Great tour of your craft room Micki.. you have so many fab treasures! And the honey on your tag is wow! Hugs, Peggy x

Annie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! You go, Micki! How totally amazing this is? AWESOME!!! I absolutely love your details!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S.
sorry I was gone for some time - so much stuff going on here :( Hope things are great for you and hope you had a wonderful Mother's day!
hugs!!!