A special time for CB Challenge Blog and what a great way to celebrate - a ‘chocolate’ challenge. I must say it took a bit of thinking out as I don’t have a sweet tooth but on rare occasions, usually after a walk through a nearby RSPB nature reserve, I indulge in a ‘chocolate-covered honeycomb bar and therein lay my inspiration.
Stamps – all from Chocolate Baroque ‘Honey Bee’ set; variety of Distress inks; white card; Polychromos; clear Sparkle pen; hexagon dies.
· A series of hexagons were die-cut, including a card blank, decorated using ‘Honey Bee’ stamps then layered up. I used StazOn Ganache – most appropriate for a chocolate challenge – and edged with a variety of Distress inks – Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye and Wild Honey.
· The skep scene was stamped with Ganache the coloured with Polychromos.
· The tiled hexagons were coloured with a dark brown alcohol marker then over painted with a clear Sparkle pen and attached to the decorated frame. This was placed over the skep and glued down with foam tape.
· Another hexagon was randomly stamped and masked with the flower – using 1st and 2nd generation Ganache, coloured with Polychromos and edged with Distress inks. Flower stamped on scrap card three times, coloured and added –one to base as a ‘stopper’ and a double to top right hand of topper.
· Large bee stamped twice, coloured then decoupaged and added to topper.
· Hexagon card top folded into an easel card, honeycomb topper. attached over. Adhere flowered hexagon to card base. Attach flower stopper to suit and add clear Sparkle pen.