Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Honey Bee

I made this Honey Bee card to send to a special person and thought that it would also work for the challenge at Paper Issues!
The photo is one I took of a bee that was "Bzzzy" collecting pollen from a sunflower in the garden so he didn't notice that I was able to take his picture.  The tea bag medallion is one from Sue Bothum of Circle of Crafters.  I just love the fold as it produces so many layers.  The tile I used has little bees in the corners so it worked perfectly for the fold.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC. and cut out with my Spellbinders die using my Cuttlebug.  Peel offs were used for the white border around the photo.

I hope you have a good day!  "Bee well!"

Friday, May 11, 2012

Feeling a little vintage and Pro Markers

I downloaded the graphic for this card from The Graphics Fairy.  The background is made by cutting 3 pages of card stock and then reassembling them to form a new paper.  I distressed the edges of them with Distress inks to add depth.  I also tore around the edges of the graphic and distressed it as well.  The clock is from Spellbinders Timeless Heritage set.  A rubber stamped sentiment, a bit of fiber ribbon and this is the completed card!

I got the greatest bargain on a set of Pro Markers!  I have never used alcohol based markers before, but I managed to complete a card with them.  I printed the digital stamp with my printer and discovered that if I let it set overnight to cure completely, the ink does not bleed when I start coloring it.  I discovered this when I was using my colored pencils too.  (Just a little tip if you didn't know)  I learned how to use the markers by watching some YouTube videos.  The background is shaded with chalks.
I hope you like my latest creations.  Stop back again...