Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Buzzin' By

Hi everyone! I was able to do a lot of crafting over the long weekend. I saw a lot of challenges that I wrote down to play in and this was one of them. The Shabby Tea Room has a pretty color inspiration picture that is devine! I also saw that the Moxie Fab World blog has a challenge going on called Gray is the New Black. This was the picture I was inspired by as well. Lots of white with bits of yellow and gray.I was also inspired by a challenge from my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff. Their challenge is to brayer an embossed background. For my layout, I liked the Clean & Simple FTL123.
Combining all three challenges, I came up with this card. It's going to be a belated birthday card for my niece. I didn't put a sentiment on the outside like in the sketch. I forgot about that! The inspiration card made for the Buffalo Stamps & Stuff used this same bee folder, which I realized I had! The card came together easily using the other challenges. I brayered the embossed layer with Scattered Straw distress ink to match the color inspiration. I then used gray (a neutral that I also pulled from the color inpiration) as my base and dp (from SU). We were supposed to use lots of white on our card for the color inspiration, so I backed the embossed piece with a white layer. The ribbon is So Saffron grosgrain. For the image, I went with this little bee from Just Buzzin' By (SU). I cut and embossed it with a nestie and swept it with some of the Scattered Straw ink. I finished it off with some pretty silver pearls and star dust stickles on the wings.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe
Stamps: Just Buzzin' By (SU)
Paper: Neenah white, basic gray cardstock and dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, scattered straw distress ink, copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, embossing folder, silver pearls, ribbon, star dust stickles, brayer, dimensionals

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20 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

oh get out of town! COuld this BEE any cuter?!! Adorable Lisa!

Cheryl said...

How can this bee so sweet! Love the embossing folder and pretty colors!!
You have been busy as a bee lately!

Michele said...

This is sooooo stinking cute! Love the embossed background with it too!

Nicole said...

Very cute - adorable embossing folder! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Debbie said...

Simply adorable, Lisa!! Those embossed bumble bees are too CUTE!! So happy you could join us this week in the Tea Room :)

LeAnne said...

Eeeek! I am squealing with delight at this card---I love bees, so this just makes me buzz!!! CUTE embossing folder, I have never seen that one!

Julie said...

very cute

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Oh so CUTE!! Love those bumblebees!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Tea Room! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey Lisa...your card is super cute! You rocked the IC Challenge :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Heather P. said...

This is so cute!!

Shaela said...

this is adorable!! I love adding ink to embossed images - it helps them really "pop", like here in your card :)

veronica said...

i absolutely love bees! your card is terrific.

Andrea M said...

So cute Lisa!!! Love that sweet little bee!! Love the embossed background too!

Evita Bilkina said...

So sunny and so honey! :))

Helen F. said...

Oh Lisa, your card is bee-u-tiful! Love the embossed background and the sweet little bee image!

Melinda Spinks said...

Now this is what I call a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing such an adorable creation!

Sue said...

Lisa, I LOVE IT! The colors are wonderful and I love the bee embossing folder! The little bee on the card is so cute too.

I can't tell you how excited I am that you played along this week and posted your card for all to see, thanks for doing that!

Hugs
Sue Drees

cbuswell said...

so cute! Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Sasha said...

Gorgeous and fresh looking card. Fab colour combination!

Cath said...

Hey Lisa! Thanks for entering the Gray is the New Black challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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