Thursday, June 17, 2021

Just Bee You

 Happy Thursday everyone. 

Today I want to share a tag for the newest challenge at Tag Tuesday. This time Wendy is hosting and her theme is tag on tag.

I like this idea as it is a nice mental challenge to figure out how to do this.

Since my bee stamps were out I decided to make a bee themed tag.  I inked my big/main tag in yellow and then used some light brown ink to stamp the honeycomb.  I also stamped the big bees in black and the "Just Bee You" quote in brown.

The smaller tag is actually one that came off of a T shirt I  had bought and had saved  for awhile. It was just the right size for this layout. I inked the store tag blue and stamped the honey bee image on some white paper for the middle. Then I fussy cut out the honey bee image and added it onto the mini blue tag. I doodled the edge design on the mini tag to match the edge design on the honey bee image. Back on the main tag, I colored the big bees, used some glitter glue on their wings, outlined the edge with a black pen, and finished it off by stamping the quote. 

There you have it. 

My bees are doing well and staying busy in and out of the hive. Many of them have discovered one of my Spirea bushes. There were so many bees on it that the bush was actually buzzing.

And since bees love beautiful days, how about some pretty clouds on a blue sky?

I see a big old sea turtle swimming the across the sky, a giant peony flower and the head of an alligator with some really BIG teeth.

Hope your week is going well!


Valerie-Jael said...

Lots of bees today! Love the beautiful tag, and great idea to use up a dress tag. And the glittery wings are lovely. Thanks so much for joining us again at Tag Tuesday. And I am happy to see your bees, out and about and bee-ing busy, that's great! Love the cloud photos, too. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

Oh Wow, what awesome clouds.
Happy Thursday Erika. Happy ypu dropped by my blog. Luv your bee tags


kathyinozarks said...

Hi Erika, I love your bee tag and it is so wonderful to have you own bees buzzing around, pollinating and making honey too.
Happy Thursday-we are in a major heat wave still-close to the 100's in actual temp plus high humidity. I answered your comment-I didn't remember your email addy.
Hugs Kathy

Divers and Sundry said...

Bees! And a beautiful day to put them in :) Mother's spirea was white, but the bees liked it anyway. Your pink one is so pretty!

R's Rue said...

Thank you for allowing your creativity to bring a smile. I appreciate it.

Birgit said...

What a lovely tag! I love bees and my hubby to help the bees and butterflies has created a garden that butterflies and bees love. We have 4 butterfly bushes, lavender, Salvia and so many others. Your tag is perfect because we should respect and try to be the bee. I love the clouds and the one looks like a mommy and baby pig running.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fun tag on tag. It is well done and of course, honors your bees. Speaking of bees, I really loved seeing them in action. You are going to have loads of great bee shots all summer long. Lovely clouds, but I don't have your imagination with these.

CJ Kennedy said...

The bee tag is so cute. Wow those bees are sure busy and happily we have a few more days of nice weather. Enjoy

Iris Flavia said...

First off: Your title made me smile already and they were here, come over to see!

Second... I plain LOVE this tag!!! I hope you don´t mind, but... I´d like to print it out and hang it on my wall... OK?

Love to see them - on a pic from far away - for real.
LOL, there was one summer with loads of.. I think it was aggressive wasps, not bees. I jumped and ran off all the time, driving Ingo nuts.
We were outside of a pub, having a beer.
The other guests, too, stayed calm, but boy, once I got a sting... RUN.

craftytrog said...

A beautiful tag Erika, I love the bees and quote!
Gorgeous photos of your bees and the clouds too.
Happy Friday,
Alison xx

Iris Flavia said...

As I tend not to look back I came back to you and just wanted to say:
Thank you, I´ll print your tag out and have it as a sweet, strong, beautiful reminder to keep on going!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous tag Erika, I love the bright happy yellow and wonderful Bees..your photos of the flowers and Bee's are lovely and your white fluffy summer clouds..thanks for visiting my blog..


Jeanie said...

The tag is so pretty and bright and happy! And I just love seeing your own personal bees flitting around your garden!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I do love a buzzing bush or hedge! I'm sure the bees are very busy at the moment! I love your tag on tag - great idea! Hugs, Chrisx

WendyK said...

Fabulous tag Erika, thank you for sharing with us on Tag Tuesday. I Love bee themed work, and lovely photos as well.

pinky said...

Wow that is gorgeous and such a wonderful sentiment. I love how you tied your work into your beautiful photos Erika!! Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday.