Bee Wellington Boots

My page today was inspired by some beautiful wellies (Wellington rain boots) that were a surprise present from my mum.

My page design includes a napkin that I received as part of the napkin swap over at T Stand for Tuesday, I think this napkin was from Erika as it has busy bees on it.

If you are interested, I’ve also recycled the washi tape that came as part of the napkin swap, see my page Love you to the moon and back.

I started by creating a hexagon template from some card using a compass; I used this template to draw and then cut out hexagons of the napkin and also some blue paper that was recycled from a book cover. I arranged them onto the page using a glue stick and edged them all using some gold border outline stickers. Next I die cut the honeycomb from some leftover gold cardstock using a Bee Hive Sizzix Thinlits set by Olivia Rose. They were arranged onto the page with some white rub-on transfers for the wording and also some white flower stickers which I also added to decorate the napkins. To finish, I added two bees which were stamped and die cut using a Beehive Buzz Pink Ink Designs set, and were coloured using Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.

Here are the pretty wellies that my mum kindly bought me; the colours, bees and honeycomb inspired my page design.

Wellies is a term that we use in the UK for Wellington boots which are also known as rain boots or gumboots in other parts of the world:

  • Wellington boots, or “Wellies” are named after Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington who wore and popularised them here in the UK.
  • Wellington’s boots were made of leather, but in 1856, the Scotland-based North British Rubber Company (now known as Hunter Boots) began manufacturing rubber Wellington rain boots. Being made from rubber enhanced the boots by giving them more flexible movement and making them 100% waterproof.
  • The nickname “gumboots” is a nod to the natural rubber that rain boots are made from. Natural rubber, which is obtained from trees, is called “gum rubber” hence the name gumboots.

As T Stands for Tuesday and keeping with the bee theme, here’s my apple juice and ginger beer in a glass that we purchased when we visited Maine Mead Works in America which has their bee logo on it – Happy T Day everyone!

Hoping that you all stay safe and well! x

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Challenges

I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Neet from Hickydorums is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen Fur and/or Feathers so I’m joining her with yet more busy fuzzy bees … ha,ha!

LTSCB#157 – Anything Goes over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog as I created this page using a scraps of book page and gold cardstock as well as a napkin.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #176 – Anything Goes challenge with my bee page.

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19 thoughts on “Bee Wellington Boots

  1. First of all, I love your wellies. How fabulous are they? I love anything with bees on it and these certainly fit the bill.
    Your journal page is lovely and sunny. Gorgeous hexagons form the perfect background to the page and I just love the little bits you cut from a honeycomb die.
    Only last week I was watching a fat bee on a flower, it was soothing and fascinating at the same time but it made me completely aware just how furry their little bodies are. So thank you for linking this delightful page to the fur theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  2. Nice boots! It was really nice of her to buy them for you. I think you get more rain than we do — I hardly ever need to wear waterproof boots while at home, but have used knee-high ones on many trips.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. I love those boots. My uninsulated ones are just plain red, not as exciting as your bee ones. (During the winter I have some that are also winter insulated with flowers, but no bees.) That was a wonderful gift from your Mom. And your bee page is amazing. You have really good scissors or razor to cut that napkin so neatly. Yes, that was the napkin I sent, and it works great on your page. I love the gold additions. And that is a great glass too. A bee logo for a Mead company is perfect. Thanks for joining us for Neet’s challenge at AJJ, and I hope you have a wonderful T day. Enjoy the Wellies too. hugs-Erika

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  4. Well if you don’t already know i have a ‘thing’ for bees!! lol So you know i LOVED this page and would LOVE those boots too!! Ofcourse it ‘never’ rains in TX so i would hardly ever get to wear them.. The gold honeycomb really stands out for me on this page.. just beautiful! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  5. Those are super cute boots (and from Joules!!), how sweet of your mom to gift them to you. I have red rainboots with moose on them, they are a little big so that I can wear thick socks in them. Your page turned out lovely, I like it very much. Happy T day!

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  6. Sorry I am playing catch up. I hope you have a chance to see my previous comment. What an amazing use of Erika’s bee napkin. I also like how you cut the hexagon, too. What an impressive way to recycle. Thank you, too, for sharing this amazing entry with us using Neet’s theme at Art Journal Journey. It is perfect and inspiring.

    Your bee Wellies are charming. They are too pretty to wear, but I’m sure you will once the rains start. You have a wonderful and thoughtful mother, Jo.

    Loved the way you continued the bee theme with your drink. Apple juice and ginger beer sounds great and very British (grin). Thanks for sharing your incredible journal page, your wellies, and your drink with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  7. I love that you found inspiration for your page from the boots! Great use of the napkin from the napkin swap. I also took a peek at your project recycling the washi tape. Great recycling! Love the bee on your glass, too. Happy T Day.

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