Thursday, February 1, 2018

Honey Bee Mine

     Today starts our newest monthly challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and we're sponsored by SheepSki Designs this month.  As always, our theme is "Anything Goes with a Critter" which means you can do any kind of project you like (not just paper or cards although those are certainly acceptable options!) as long as you have a critter featured on it.  Here's mine for this month, using 'Bumble Bee Blossom.'  I love Andrea's images, have a large and growing collection of them, and this is the first time I've colored this one.

     I used ProMarkers and water color pencils to color the bee and blossom, adding sparkle gel ink to the wings, then used pale blue watercolor paint for the sky/background.  Instead of cutting the image itself, I used one of my dies from Spellbinders to cut a scrap of pink CS, then trimmed it to fit the card front so that the aperture was on an angle.

     I printed and hand cut the sentiment, then tied gold satin ribbon into a small bow and added it to the upper corner.  Although this isn't a bright red Valentine, it definitely says "romance" and that's perfect enough.

     I thought the die cut shape was so 'fancy' that little else was needed in the way of embellishment.  I really want the image to be the focus.

Color Inspiration Monday
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Sentiments
Crazy Challenge
Die Cuttin' Divas
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Paper Girls
SheepSki Designs
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      Come play with us this month, won't you?  All you need is a project with one or more critters featured on it and it qualifies.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Nancy Boyd said...

So pretty! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the bee and flowers. The frame looks gorgeous too.
Linda xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful Connie, gorgeous colouring and the die framing is lovely, love Andrea's image too.

Karen said...

Love the color combination on the flower

cheryl morgan said...

Love the sentiment. What a lovely fluffy bee! X

Georgiana said...

Nicely done. Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
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Donna Ellis said...

Don't you just love this beautiful image? It was such a pleasure using it in the last challenge Andrea hosted. Beautifully done, Connie! Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Helen said...

Love it - a great way to display the image.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Ameera Crafts said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges and best of luck with your entry.

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