Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mellow Yellow Bumble Bee

The current theme at Catered Crop is "mellow yellow".  The challenge is to use yellow somewhere in the project: sunshine bright, lemon zest, or mellow yellow!  The part that I like so much about Catered Crop is the Pinterest board that Linda shares each week to help inspire us - check out all the yellow!  (Click on the image to go to the complete board.)

I was struck by the fact that the board has no bumble bees!!  So I had to remedy the situation with this simple little bee and honeycomb hive.

Bee Strong

I couldn't leave his little wings plain - see the sparkle!

Bee Strong close up

I have to tell you about the sequins.  Have you noticed that sequins are trendy right now?  I looked all over for multi-packs of nice sequins.  There are many, many stamp companies selling beautiful sequins, but they come in huge packs of single colors and I just don't want that many.  I found them and I ordered them but these are not them.  Later, I was digging through a box of embellies that I hadn't been in in years.  Guess what was at the bottom?  These sequins by Hero Arts - they are dated 2005 - in the world of cardmaking, that's ancient!  The moral - never, ever get rid of anything - because you just never know!

FYI - I did a little matted window like this recently and a number of people asked about it.  Just cut a small 2" square of black and punch the smaller circle out of it.  Punch the bigger circle out of your top white layer .  Line up, then adhere the black under the white!!  In this case, I also stamped the honeycomb circle on another small 2" square of white and lined it up under the "window".

I also am submitting this to the current Simon Says Stamp challenge - Anything Goes.

BIG NEWS: The downloadable Copic charts for color matches to Stampin' Up and
Papertrey Ink have been updated for the brand new Stampin' Up colors and the
most recent Papertrey Ink colors.  The link to these charts is on my side bar to the right!!
  • Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Circle Friends
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold, black and white
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold, Memento black, Copics
  • Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Talk Bubble 2, Smooch Pearlized Top Coat, Circle punches - 1 3/8" and 1 1/2"

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