Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Honey Of A Tag!

This week at Our Creative Corner, Kristin Tierney of Lily Beth Boutique is hosting again. Kristen's challenge is "Baking Beauties". She says, "I'm obsessed with beautiful cookies and fancy cakes!  I always try to make them myself, but generally fall a bit short. Your challenge this week is to make a creation based on these delish looking treats. There is a catch though. You MUST use something you would use when baking in your project.  Get creative...think food coloring, paper liners, sprinkles, etc.  Know any cool techniques with egg whites, flour, or sugar?  You need to explain your ingredient in your description of your creation as well."
Please check out all the other Design Team's about yummy!!! Everyone has come up with some delish designs!
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
This was the funnest project I have done for Our Creative Corner! I went through a bunch of my baking items in the kitchen and just started creating. I am totally in love with my recipe pocket and Tim's Honeycomb Texture Fade. I think they both totally transformed this tag that houses Grandma's recipe. This would be a fun gift for a bridal shower, filled with attendees recipes.
I did not use the small heart tart pan, but everything else I used.
I cut the end off the bread pan to use as my pocket. The base of the pan was used for the honeycomb.
I painted Gesso on the front and back of the tag to add stability, because it would be heavy with elements, and also so it would be white instead of manila.
My daughter wanted to learn how to apply Alcohol Ink, so these are her precious hands applying the yellows to the embossed honeycomb metal. I applied Espresso Alcohol Ink to the raised areas after the yellow dried. I am so loving this design.
I embossed the jumbo tag with the checkerboard texture fade, and then inked the raised areas with Black Soot Distress Ink, as well as the edges.
The mini cupcake papers were purple so I used Red Pepper Alcohol Ink to recolor them. I die cut all of the cupcake papers using the Bigz and Mini Tattered Florals Dies. I inked the edges with Distress Ink, stacked them up, and used the Tiny Attacher to hold them together.
I affixed the honeycomb metal to the tag using the Tiny Attacher. I colored a few spots of the aluminum pocket using Pitch Black Alcohol Ink, and then wrapped it around the tag and hammered it in place.
I used the red sugar crystals and sea salt as glitter to embellish my flowers. Snaps were added to the centers of the flowers. Ribbons and bees finished the tag up, along with the teaspoon.
I used a picture from Tim's Salvage Stickers, cut it out in a circle, added a hand written title, adhered it to the spoon, and filled it with Glossy Accents.
See below if you are interested in Grandma's Honey Bee Cake.
I am submitting this tag to Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge for "Pockets", and Simon Says Stamp & Show's challenge of "Depth Of Distress". 

From My Kitchen Stash: cupcake wrappers, sugar crystals, sea salt, aluminum pan, teaspoon

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Great piece of recycling Anita, love your tag and that little spoon is fantastic. You have embellished beautifully. Tracy x

  2. Now how fun is this! Love all the textures and layers. You have such a flair for details. This would make a great housewarmimg or welcome to the neighbourhood gift too. Kudos to your daughter. The alcohol inking looks fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration Anita.

  3. OMG....How AWESOME!!! This tag is over the TOP.....I absolutely LOVE it and all the creative techniques you've done with this......absolutely stunning!!!!

  4. So you basically used everything BUT the kitchen sink on your tag?!

    This is so far beyond fabulous. Anita's amazing attention to detail at it's finest!

  5. Omg, this is awesome Anita, I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. Anita...I love your kitchen pocket tag! It's so adorable and so well thought out! That little teaspoon is amazing! Love the use of your honeycomb texture fade. Love your pocket and how you distressed it. Great pics, too! You're always coming up with something really unique! <3 Candy

  7. I wanna be a fly on the wall when you're creating! Your mind is so full of great ideas...this is lovely!!!

  8. Hi Anita when I first arrived to look at your fabulous tag I did not realise you had entered this beauty into our challenge so I wanted to pop by and say thank you for adding this stunning tag to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  9. That's fabulous - so inventive, and stunning in execution. So grateful for detailed how-to info too. Thanks so much for stopping by and following me. It really means a lot.

  10. It is an amazing tag!! so beautifull, how you fix all the materials and colors!! Thank you for the tutorial !!

  11. Gorgeous tag, every detail is wonderful.

  12. I am GOBSMACKED! You totally rocked this challenge out, girl! What a totally fun post and your tut was fabulous! I am now collecting all my aluminum pans to use for alcohol inks! BRILLIANT!! Thanks for the recipe - I'm SO grabbing it! Hugs, Marcy

  13. Wow .... this is AMAZING Anita .... this lil creation is the epitome of the Baking Beauty challenge ... you have truly brought this craft to a whole new level and you have done it with such finesse and true creativity!
    OMG, everything about this is magnificent ... Well done!!!

  14. That pocket is genius! So very cool! Love all the texture and details! you make gorgeous stuff! And as bonus you're sharing you're grandma's (secret...?) recipe!

  15. Wow, that's an amazing tag, great techniques.

  16. Hello Anita
    Well what can I add to make my comment say what I think about this amazing creation. You have put together a pot-pourri of unconventional components, and made it into a work of Art. You call it a 'Honey of a Tag'; the use of this word is very clever as it relates to not only the sweet sugary spread that make your taste buds dance, but also the object of affection to someone dear. Both meanings are so applicable to your Tag. You cleverly used the Honeycomb TF to endorse this all drooling like old men! It is a feast for the eyes, from the spoon to the red sugared crystals; just wonderful, how I will miss your input on OCC.

  17. This tag takes the cake ;) Anita. Your creative genius was in pure overload and I love it!!!
    Honey Bee Cake, sounds yummy! :)

  18. Lovely blog!. Your works are fantastic. :)

  19. ...WOWzers this is just awesome Anita...loVe loVe loVe it, the mtal base is great use of resorces and the honeycomb looks amazing...loVe the flowers and bee's and the whole honey theme...superb...Mel :)
    I've just looked at Tim's blog for the new Tag for July and your a winner!!...fantastic, well done...xx

  20. Congrats!! Anita!! for been a winner in june´s 12 TAGS OF 2012!!! Enjoy it!!

  21. Anita, you took this challenge and absolutely ROCKED it, girl!! Wowza!! Talk about cooking on the creative kitchen...this is a work of art! You are so unbelievably creative, my friend! I don't even have words to tell you hpw much I adore this project. Gorgeous! :)

  22. Hi Anita! This is my first visit to your blog - I saw your amazing tag on OCC and just had to see, I'm SO glad I did. I've learned so much just from this one Incredibly creative and beautiful project! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous art, wonderful techniques and providing me with some Much needed inspiration. You have a new and very happy fan :)
    Ann Marie

  23. Spectacular! Love love LOVE the honeycomb.... so flipping clever!


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