Sunday, 9 August 2015

The Buzz of The Bees by Lynne Moncrieff

It is no secret that I adore Oxford Impressions stamps and let’s just say, I have a few (make that …. All!) to dip into. On seeing the Honeycomb Dinky Stencil I knew I would have to play with it alongside the bee related stamps from Oxford Impressions.


Oxford Impressions Stamps:- Jane’s Garden and Le Jardin
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish:- Caramel, Toffee, Old Gold (used as a spray) and Haystack
Natural Tissue Paper (or Canvas Corps Tissue Stock)
Extras:- Cork, fabric scrap, raffia, various vintage crochet lace and raffia


Applying various paints to the ATC greyboard, I then randomly applied Grunge Paste to the Honeycomb stencil. Once dry I applied more paint and sprayed Old Gold, misting with water throughout. With a cosmetic sponge I applied Walnut Stain ink to the edges.

Onto cork and natural tissue paper I stamped bee related images with Potting Soil.  Edges were inked and also a fabric scrap and a scrap of vintage crochet lace. A swipe of Haystack and Wild Honey paint were applied to a piece of raffia. The raffia and vintage lace were adhered to the bottom edge of the ATC followed by all the other elements.

The Honeycomb stencil has become another favourite!

Until next time,



  1. What a beautiful, warm ATC. I love bees so much and it's so important that we celebrate and protect them. This is a wonderful reminder of their nourishing and soothing presence. Your choice of materials, colours and composition are once again quite extraordinary! This is a perfect little work of art! What a joy it is to see what you create, Lynne. xx

  2. Such wonderful textures from the stencilling and cork, and I love those beautiful honey colours Lynne! Fab little piece of art! xx

  3. Beautiful Lynne, love the tone on tone look that you have created on this ATC.
    Amanda x

  4. Dear Lynne, a beautiful and so perfect art piece, perfect with the amazing colours you mixed to get the glow of honey, shining around the bee temple,- and with the lovely bee resting onto the cork piece.I also love the little pieces of fabric and lace you added . The dinky stencil is a wonderful tool !!!
    Hug, Dorthe

  5. a wonderful make Lynne - I adore the hexagons - and the colour is just perfect - beautiful xx

  6. Really lovely Lynne and I love how the colour looks just like honey which goes so well with your bee theme too.
    Fliss xx

  7. Gorgeous colour and texture Lynne, a lovely vintage piece ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  8. Absolutely lovely in every detail...
    You have captured the golden sweetness of bees and their honey world!

  9. Wow - what a tiny mound of INCREDIBLE sweetness.... just soooo FABULOUS. Love the cork... genius! PERFECT honey textures and colors and housing.... so inspirational Lynne. j.

  10. What a fantastic golden honey glow there is to this - wonderful!
    Alison xx


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