Hi everyone. I was inspired to create this card as I had these stamps in my stash which hadn't yet been inked, there are others too I might add, and with a new challenge in mind called Colour Hues Challenge asking for yellow and green, this is what I came up with. The large Honey Bee and the Water Drops are by both by Art Journey and I also used a Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil which isn't so easy to find at the moment.
I started with the background, something I have seen Eileen Godwin do, she has an Instagram account and is also on Facebook where she has been doing quite a few video demos, and you can find her on You Tube too, well worth a visit. It is just a series of lines which I have done in Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. You just do them criss crossing one another and moving the ink out from the lines a bit to fill a background. I kept mine quite light as I didn't want to detract from the stamping to come. I then added the stencil monoprinting, inking part of the TH stencil by rubbing the Sunshine yellow pad over it, spritzed a little and then laid it down on to my piece of card. It looks quite strong colour but I only did it over the centre of the card. I then added the water drops stamping with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink twice, again in the centre of the card. At this stage I die cut the piece with a stitched square die and stamped the sentiment using the Nocturne Ink heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP.
I moved on to the bee using the Nocturne Ink I stamped it on to a piece of white card and then heat embossed it using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and then ink blended the yellow over the abdomen of the bee and I then fussy cut it out.
I finished by adding the background to a 6" square card and placed the bee over the top using Pinflair Glue Gel for dimension.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 17 Animals and Critters.
NBUS Challenge - No. 18 (Never Before Used Schtuff) Both of the stamps are unused.
We Love Chocolate Baroque September Challenge - Wings/Anything Goes.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - No. 288 All About Occasions.