Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Bees



The forecast for tomorrow shows that the high will be 77 degrees! *gasp* I dare say spring might actually be here!! Springtime in Texas is usually a very short season - sometimes only a few weeks, longer if we are lucky. We gotta enjoy it while we can before that sticky heat settles in for the long hot summer.

In honor of spring, I created this cute little bee card. The sketch on the Technostamper blog this week is perfect for these little images. I actually cut out the little white squares first, and then stamped the bees, flowers, and spring sentiment with black Stazon ink. The yellow card base was stamped with the Distressed Circles Scrapblock - doesn't that remind you of honeycombs? The images are colored with Memento markers (from the CHF store) and then sponged very lightly around the edges. The finishing touch is some Star Dust Stickles on the bee wings and the centers of the flowers.

Give this sketch a whirl and enter your link into the Mr. Linky widget. Mary Jo is always looking for more players for her sketches. :-) This sketch is easy - it took me less than an hour to create this card. That is a miracle, as it usually takes me days to put a card together. LOL


EDITED TO ADD: This post is part of Craft Critique's Spring Blog Carnival!! Go check out all the other wonderful Spring crafts listed in the Spring Blog Carnival! :-)

Stamps:
The Birds and the Bees (Kim Hughes) from Cornish Heritage Farms
Sweet Spring (Kim Hughes) from Cornish Heritage Farms
Distressed Circles Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink:
Jet Black Stazon (Tsukineko)
Mustard Seed distress (Ranger)
Summer Sky Memento (Tsukineko)

Markers: from Cornish Heritage Farms
Girls Night
Campfire
Greenhouse

Paper:
Simply Smooth White from Cornish Heritage Farms
Simply Heavy Black from Cornish Heritage Farms
Bazzill Smoothies

Other:
sponges
Star Dust Stickles
square dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities)

6 comments:

mustangkayla said...

How stinkin' cute! Love it! Those bees are adorable!

JeanFB said...

This is adorable, Holly!

MJ said...

I agree with the comments above! So stinkin cute and adorable. What a darling card, thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

Soooo cute..love those little bees and the great layout...sooo springy and fun!!!!!

Chrissy D said...

I think this is cute. Noah is sitting next to me and I said what do ya think of this card? He said... Itttt'sssss strange and NICE. LOL TFS!

Sarah Moore said...

Just a quick FYI to let you know we included you in our Spring Carnival on http://craftcritique.com

A Carnival only works if you share it! Please tell your readers all about it!

Thanks for playing along!