April 28, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps 2nd Birthday Bash & SURPRISE Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Jennifer McGuire's blog. ;)

We are all surprising Melissa for her 2nd Honey Bee Stamps Birthday. Be sure to hop along for all the fun & prizes!! Each stop on the hop will have a drawing for a free stamp set of the winners choice from the Honey Bee Stamps store. Be sure to comment at each stop to enter all of the drawings. The winners will be announced on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog on May 3rd at Noon PST.

Now for my project! I decided to use the new Stick With Me stamp set to create a stamped art print that can be hung on the wall. I knew these succulent stamps would be perfect for it and I love how it turned out! ;)


I used one of my favourite matted frames from Ikea and used the mat to trace out a space onto a draft piece of paper so I could sketch out the design. I really wanted to make sure that everything was lined up perfectly so that I could easily stamp the images in a grid of nine.

Once I had the sketch created, I cut a piece of watercolour paper to size and recreated the lines on the watercolour paper. I used a pencil and a light had so I could easily erase the lines once I had all of the stamping done.


I stamped all of the succulents with Versafine Onyx Black ink and just took my time t stamping them since each pot and succulent is a different stamp. It did take a bit to stamp out but it was so worth it in the end.


I also stamped a small square panel that could be used as a card to go with the print and I love that the card matches it perfectly. Once I had all of the stamping completely finished, I used my Sakura Koi Watercolours to paint all of the images. I kept the colour palette pretty consistent throughout so everything would like nice and cohesive once I had it all painted.

You can see how I created the stamped succulent art print from start to finish in the video below:



Once I had the print all painted and it had time to dry I put it in the Ikea frame so it's all ready to give as a gift or to be hung on the wall.


Thanks so much for joining me today for the hop and a huge happy birthday to Melissa and Honey Bee Stamps!!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post by Sunday midnight for a chance to win a Honey Bee stamp set.

Your next stop on the hop is Amy Rysavy. Happy Hopping!

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Daphne said...

Great release. Thanks for sharing. I love the celebration sentiments stamp set!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I'm loving these new stamps and dies!

Sharon said...

Love that you made an art ie e I think this would be fabulous in a kitchen!

Gail said...

Love the art print! What a great Idea!

Patt H. said...

Love this awesome wall hanging! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

SpecKathular Creations said...

Thats a great idea the wall art simple and cute

DAKMOM3 said...

Love your "Happy to be stuck with you" card!

SpecKathular Creations said...

That bunny is so cute

Debra said...

Beautiful CAS style.

Rebecca Wong said...

love this art display, so cute!

Sladjana Perisic said...

These are so adorable and just in time to inspire me as I need to create some cacti cards.

Lisa g said...

Very innovative not to mention beautiful use of simple stamps... thank you for the inspiration and Happy 2nd Bee Day Honey Bee stamps

Anna Tracy said...

I saw this on Instagram and thought it was very clever

LC Lamothe said...

What a wonderful gift to create for someone special. Not sure though if I'd want to give it away it's so fabulous! All the time, care and attention to detail you put into this beautiful work of art is impressive.

Lexi said...

I thought I didn't want the cactus stamps until I saw this, super cute!

doo6300 said...

Like it!

Carol Ann said...

Love both your projects. What a great idea to create a piece of art from the stamp set! Thanks for making a corresponding video :)

Stephanie said...

Wonderful cactus images and fantastic ideal to make a picture :)

Swapna B Patil said...

Lovely projects and awesome colouring...

Giada Rigamonti said...

Lovely card and beautiful succulent plants stamp!

Saila said...

I love your cards.

Unknown said...

Love the art piece!!!

Cate S said...

I love these projects. I especially like that you made an art print instead of a card! I had never thought of doing that. It would make a great gift!

digeomea said...

happy birthday love the Stick With Me stamp set

Maryam said...

Love this idea..

D.Ann C said...

What a lovely art print and matching card!

digeomea said...

Happy Birthday to Honey Bee - very cute card love the stamp sets - really like Stick With Me stamp set

Flo said...

Lovely gift for someone, the art print and a card to match. You could always make another for yourself.

Sandra said...

Gorgeus

Kathy H said...

I LOVE how this turned out! Would love to have one hanging in my house!

Deborah Kaye said...

Love the picture of the wall and the card to go with it! <3

Renee M said...

What wonderful projects with these fun, new crafting goodies! You're coloring is gorgeous.

NE Brenda said...

Love that cute cacti stamp set. Really like your wall art project. Thanks for letting us participate.

Unknown said...

Stephanie, wow...so amazing! I LOVE the succulents and the way you turned the stamp set into a gorgeous piece of art. I know a friend that this would be perfect for. I will have to try this for myself, maybe using my limited supply of TomBow Dual Brush pens would suffice. Great work creating a piece that will make everyone feel that they have to have this stamp set.

Maria Giselle B. said...

This is pretty! Very imaginative! Love your color choices for the succulents.-Maria Giselle

Shelly Rasske said...

Love your projects!

Jeannean said...

I love your project! What a perfect gift if you decide not to put it on your wall! Thanks for showing the process too, I really enjoyed it!

Stacey Davis said...

Happy Birthday Honey Bee... Love the new products!

Theressa C. Hudspeth said...

Cute cards

Unknown said...

So cute! Love it!

Unknown said...

REALLY NICE CARD. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY BEE!!!

Unknown said...

Very nice project! This is my first time doing a blog hop. How fun!

Unknown said...

PRETTY NICE CARD!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY BEE!!!

Stampinator said...

Cute cards! Happy Birthday Honey Bee stamps and many more!

Cathy Lowery said...

My Mother is very much into cacti and succulents. Since I'm in Missouri and she's in Florida, it would be so fun to send her frequent cards/notes with these designs.

Amy C. said...

Oh goodness, what a fun new set! I love all the variety of succulents and vases. So many pretty combinations!

Amy C. said...

Oh goodness, what a fun new set! I love all the variety of succulents and vases. So many pretty combinations!

Laraine R said...

Fabulous release! Love it all!

Unknown said...

Looks like a fun set!

Kym Maxwell said...

Fabulous project!! Somehow I always forget that u can do so much more than cards with stamps! Thank you for reminding me!!Happy Birthday Honey Bee stamps!!

Unknown said...

This is so cool. Thanks for sharing a wonderful idea and hearing about the frames from Ikea.

cassie said...

Super cute card. Happy 2nd birthday Honey Bee!

SusanME said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Stampin_melissa said...

Beautiful picture! Your coloring is gorgeous, no way could I do that!

Unknown said...

Love your cars and coloring

Karenladd said...

What a fun framed piece of wall art with your rows of cacti. Simple and cute!

Bachhubj said...

Your water coloring is gorgeous. I love the idea of creating artwork.

Unknown said...

Just stunning, thank you for sharing. I would so hang the water color picture frame up !

Unknown said...

Thanks for creating such beautiful projects!

Jen said...

Love the release!! Great stamps! Amazing project! Happy Birthday, Honey Bee!!

Heather DePasquale said...

Just love these succulent stamps. What a huge set! Thanks for sharing exactly how you made your framed watercolored succulents. I think I could do that thanks to your inspiration. Beautiful watercolors!

Kathy Mc said...

WOW, Stephanie, your framed collage of succulents is just lovely and do is your coordinating card. Definitely an awesome gift but I'd have a hard time parting with it unless the recipient would appreciate your hard work.

Aug3166 said...

Love the print! Great idea to use lots of your stamps to display. Happy birthday Honey Bee!

Bonnie said...

what a gorgeous art piece. I love succulents and this art piece would be awesome in my home. I just may have to get this set, along with several sets that are pretty awesome.

Julie from NZ said...

I love the cards and print. Gorgeous colours and cute sentiment.

Kathy MacDonald said...

I love your colours and I found the information on how to place images in grid very helpful. Aren't the cacti so cute?

Irene said...

This set is so awesome. The coloring is fabulous!!!

AJ Bodine said...

This stamp set is just adorable, love your project!!

Susan said...

Awesome release. Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

Cute cards. I love this release. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Dawn Huizenga said...

Cute cards!!!

Laurie said...

I love your wall hanging!! So clever!

Unknown said...

Love the idea of framing it. Will have to make something for my daughters room now.

Terry D. said...

Very clever presentation ! Thanks for the idea......

Kris in Alaska said...

What a fabulous idea! I never thought of making a print with my stamps!

Liisa said...

Such cute and adorable ideas. Love them!!

Helen Gullett said...

Those succulents are so very adorable and fantastic. LOVE them! Thank you for sharing them.

Lizzie said...

Lovely idea not just to make cards but also wall decoration with this cute stamp set from Honey Bee. Just became a follower of your instagram account too.

Lisa T said...

Love your beautiful framed print Stephanie, what a great idea. Love the thoughtful card to go with it too. So sweet 😍

Vonmariedesign said...

Your card and framed picture are gorgeous!! Great gift idea!!

Holly M. said...

What beautiful wall art!! I love your coloring and color choices.

Tammy B said...

fantastic, two of my favorite things together: watercolor and succulents!

Shanna said...

I am so in love with the card!

Unknown said...

Great cards! Love how the color pops.

Pam D. said...

Happy birthday Honey Bee! What a great idea for a gift, and I love the coordinating card. Great water coloring!

Nancy Lynn said...

Way to go Stephanie!!! An incredible piece of art to hang on your wall...I'd be too selfish to give this away LOL! So stunning and a fantastic idea!

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