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Saturday, 12 September 2020

Thirsty Bee

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.

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. Pat gorgeous background

    Anne

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  2. I so enjoyed reading your process on your card Pat. I have not seen the technique with the lines but I really love it. Thanks for the tip! Your water droplets and bee to follow couldn't have worked out any better. I can tell a lot of thought went into this card! Thanks for joining us over at Color Hues for our first challenge.

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  3. That’s really beautiful Pat and I love the detail in your background too. I also love the water droplets behind the bee. It’s beautifully CAS and yet complex at the same time. I think it’s fabulous x

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  4. Fabulous card, Pat. I LOVE the background you've created for your lovely bee. The water droplets are beautiful. I have some similar to these which have never been inked up. Thanks for the inspiration to use them!

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  5. Wow! I love this card Pat, I've seen Eileen's demo with the lines technique and I love how you've used it in your background. The honeycomb and water droplets are perfect for the thirsty bee! Your fussycutting is fab too with the tiny legs and antennae. My hubby keeps bees and I showed him your card, yep he loved it so I hope you don't mind if I try and CASE it one day, Cathy x

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  6. This very beautiful Pat! I love the bee and the background:)

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  7. I love Eileen's videos she's so creative. Great take on her geometrical blending and the addition of your bee:)

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  8. A great background created here, brilliant place for the bee to settle. Love it

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  9. How very lovely Pat, the background sounds detailed and time consuming but looks so effective without being overpowering. And then the rain droplets and focal Honey Bee draw the eye right in.

    It's lovely to see you joining in with our first challenge at We Love Chocolate Baroque, many thanks and good luck.

    B x

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful card! Your background is fabulous and the bee ties the entire project together. Love the colors too. Thank you for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

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  11. Pat, I am blown away by your stunning card! Every last element comes together to tell such a fabulous story - though those water drops are reading honey 'dew' to me! lol
    Absolutely phenomenal!
    =]

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  12. Hello Pat, this is a wonderful card, I love your background with it's detail and colours, and the bee is fabulous, brilliant colouring and design, Kate x

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  13. Gorgeous Pat - I've just done a card with that geometric background after seeing that video!
    Love this bee and the water drops are perfect. x

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  14. Your background is simply stunning! And the beautiful bee is the perfect finishing touch. Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for the first Color Hues Challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

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  15. Fabulous! I love the colours, the background, the bee and the dimension! Thank you so much for playing along with the new We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge!
    Linda

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  16. I LOVE that bee, Pat, it's so realistic! Next, my favorite element is that great lined background! Thanks for the link so I can check her out. It really is a fascinating effect! Thank you so much for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. I love it!! The background is amazing as is the bee! I too have that droplet stamp (which never gets used) This is so inspiring

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  18. what a gorgeous card...I just love watching Eileen.
    xx Karen

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  19. Iwill have to look her up, I love your background! The whole card is a beauty! The bee is so lifelike, it seems like it can fly away at any moment!

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  20. A stunning creation! You've used that been image beautifully! Love the heat embossing, the raised wings and that wonderful stencilled honeycomb background. Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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  21. I love how all your steps came together! Thank you for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath-DT

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  22. How very be! Love the 3D look of the bee's wings and the background is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  23. Stunning card, love the bee and the water drops, also the background technique is very interesting

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  24. This is beautiful .... i love the background!

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  25. Beautiful background with the colour rays. Lovely card, gorgeous colouring too!
    Thank you for sharing at We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge;-))m

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  26. Just gorgeous Pat - Bees are such wonderful creatures - and your example is just brimming with life. All the best Maurs xxx

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  27. Congratulations on your card being showcased on the NBUS challenge. It really is stunning! xx

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  28. This is such a lovely make and a fabulous background - so well deserving of your win over at NBUS Pat, Congratulations

    Kathyk

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  29. Gorgeous card, love that background xx

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  30. So lovely and warm, reminds me of summer which I'm already missing! Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday challenge, hope to see you join again. Tina DT

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  31. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along the AAA Birthday Challenge. Hope to see you again in October!

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