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Thursday, 2 February 2012

A melt pot adventure with beeswax.

Well hey there,
well we now have, fingers crossed some heating!!!!but crafting has been nil, so here is a card made a while ago...an adventure with beeswax and a melt pot...here she is:

The background of the card was made using DI and perfect pearls, then when dry..I added a very thin coat of rock candy, not sure if it will show up I pics!!!
The decoration for the card came in the shape of an averted disaster in the melt pot stakes, after I had such beeswax success I was buoyed up to try again and boy did I make a mess!!!I started by cutting the cogs , using Tim die, inking and dunking in beeswax, only to find I DID NOT like them, boo hoo....so I spritzed with perfect pearls mist, which of course sat on the top and then blasted with my heat gun, thinking...I couldn't make matters any worse!!!!!and wow the droplets were captured in the wax, this I DID like!!!

The butterfly is from the Artistic Stamper and was dipped for good measure, and some bedazzles added.

the mini cogs inside the beeswax cogs are old watch parts and the sentiment was a paperartsy one covered in rock candy.I added a mini clock charm and pen nib to finish!!!

I am entering this for the following competitions:

open with butterfly @ http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/
punches/dies @ http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/
butterflies or dragonflies @ http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.com/
Well it's good to be back,
have a fab fun and inky day
hugs trace x


  1. This is lovely Trace! I love that butterfly and what you have done with it! Happy Birthday! Judy x

  2. Ooooh wowwww this is so interesting and different.... I love it - particularly the pen nib used in the butterfly!
    Christine x

  3. Stunning card with lovely use of TH stuff (I love TH)!
    Thanks for playing with Divas! Hope to see you next week again!
    xxx Margreet

  4. Oh this is a gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at Divas this week!
    Helen x

  5. Beautiful! Love your gears and your dipped butterfly the most... so many cool elements here!

  6. LOVE your steampunk butterfly card--this is wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

  7. It's stunning, love the butterfly and colours and lushness of the entire thing.

  8. Beautiful card!

    A big thank you for sharing with us this week over at crafty sentiments, Punches &/or dies challenge this week!

    Good luck!

    Jo xxx

  9. Super card Trace!! thanks for joining us this time at Diva's would love to see you next week too

  10. ...how stunning...such a beautiful card, I adore the colour blue, perfect choice for your butterfly...Mel :)...I've left something for you on my blog as i think your work is amazing :)

  11. Gorgeous...thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge.

  12. Hi Trace - just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at MMM this week.

  13. Wow, this is gorgeous. Stunning. xx


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