Busy Bee Friday

I’m the cat that got the cream today, it is a gloriously sunny day here, bit cold but still lovely. I spent the morning out and about taking photos for a commission which was great fun but not only that I managed to finish my DT make for Creative Expressions.

I was having difficulty finishing this piece, I got 90% finished then just got stuck, you ever had that? I tried several different things but none of them felt right. But with a little inspiration from some challenges and my Muse (the ever patient David) and here you have it:

This month the Creative Expression’s DT have the Eco Green Crafts Garden Chic to play with and very lovely it is too! 

Did you know that these stamps are made from recycled rubber? How cool is that? You know how I love recycling things!

The button is one of the recycled plastic buttons I’ve been rusting and I gave you a little peek into my rusty habit on Wednesday

I’ve used one of the That Special Touch masks – Flourish Mask to add some texture.

Right so the challenges that inspired this make are my lovely friends over at Gingersnap Creations with their Glorious Green Color Challenge this month. I also thought I would enter into this week’s Simon Says Show and Tell challenge where a lot of my bloggy friends inspire us with their amazing DT makes. Their Challenge is ‘Song Title’ and I was going with ‘Greensleeves’ but that just wasn’t working but then my muse suggested ‘Busy Bee’ by Arthur Askey and it all just came together!

Tee Hee!

Have a Busy Bee Friday!


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Gabrielle

    Arthur Askey!!!! Ha ha ha!!! You have just taken me back to when I was a little girl and my granddad sang me this! Lovely make btw – love use of the mask – a touch of genius x

  2. Fabulous Kim, love love the texture and the way you have used the images. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Wonderful texture and I love the pink over green an entirely wonderful creation Kim, I love it, Gay x
    p.s Love Arthur Askey too LOL x

  4. Netty

    Fabulous textures and colours Kim, a truly fab piece of crafting, x

  5. Irene

    Your blog is such great fun Kim, so out of my comfort zone but I love it!!
    It was lovely and sunny in Holland and we went for a very long walk along the lake close to the house..felt like spring!!
    But oh boy, there is cold approaching from the East, minus 6 or worse and in Germany there is already a lot of snow……..who wants that at the end of January after this mild winter?? NOT ME, haha!

    Have a lovely weekend, Irene

  6. ...the yorkshire fox...

    …this is a great piece of art Kim…I can't work out if the stamp work is on tissue or vellum or some fine grade plastic…looks awesome though and unusual pastel shades…Mel 🙂

  7. coops

    ohn wow this is fantastic kim 😀

    xx coops xx

  8. Jules

    Hi Kim

    What a fabulous project!

    I have spent ages looking at all the different elements and picturing the order in which you would put it all together.

    Very inspiring.

    Then amongst all of that work and effort that gorgeous little bumble bee.

    He is gorgeous!!!

    Have a great weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Helen

    Had to come check out the tweets referring to Arthur Askey! Love your art and the video clip!

  10. Siobhan Fyffe

    This is fabulous Kim. The use of textures and the colours…Love it!!

  11. hazel

    I love all the teztures on your tag Kim, it's fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. Teresa

    Wow, this is fantastic Kim – I love all the textures you've created here and how lovely to have stamps made out of recycled rubber 🙂 Hugs, Teresa x

  13. Trish Latimer

    The texture on the backgrouns is to die for…Love it! fab tag Kim! x

  14. sue law

    You certainly nailed it in the end..colours and textures are all fab! Love it!

  15. Sarah

    I really love the shape and that wonderful texture is gorgeous…so unique and bursting with details! So glad you didn't give up on him!

  16. ellen vargo

    Hi Kim – your arched tag is gorgeous! The texture and colors are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen 🙂

  17. Tammy

    Great Job!!! Thank you so very much for sharing!! be blessed Beyond Measure!!Tammy

  18. Jenny,

    Awww that's so pretty, love all that textures.

  19. Ali Manning

    This is fabulous! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations challenge 🙂

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