Steam Bee

Still playing with Pixelmator and finding it a fun tool but heaps more to learn and understand.

Spent the morning yesterday revising distressed cracked paint technique.   On this tag the result is rather wood bark like.   That led to the wonderful new Brigid Ashwood's Steam Bee from Sweet Pea Stamps.   Stamped directly onto the tag and coloured with Sakura Glitter pens that added a sheen to the image.   Bees are Spring/Summer insects and so are Butterflies so partnering a butterfly die cut, using mechanical print paper.    A mix of Stampendous ep, glitters sprinkled over the top, the tie is twisted sari silk.

Right now I've re-mastered the paint effect the results are being shared with

Cut it up - Whats bugging you
Get Creative - Summer inspired Tag

Best do some chores now.


  1. What a great tag Zoe
    I've just recently started using pixelmator but feel there is so much more to learn

    Jackie x

  2. Very cool! I love how the butterfly looks like it's flying away off the tag. Great coloring job on that giant bee!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our buggy challenge!


  3. terrific tag Zoe, but now I have to look up what a pixelmator is.........x

  4. Fantastic Zoe and very different for sure--off to see what Pixelmator is as I have never heard of it

    Love Chrissie x

  5. A fabulous tag Zoe - I to must go and check out Pixelmator.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Either do not know what the pixelmator is, i find your background wonderful and love this fly away butterfly!

  7. Very PRETTY!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  8. beautiful tag!!thanks for sharing at GET CREATIVE!!!


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