Mellow yellow

I’m really happy to be able to tell you that Monday’s visit to the dentist was successful in that all teeth came away with a clean bill of health. I practically skipped all the way home I was so relieved! 🙂

Coincidently, today’s post is all about being happy. I am sharing a canvas that I have made for this week’s Sunday Stampers challenge which has the theme HAPPY. There was only one way this could go really, so there was no point offering any resistance, I just had go with the phrase that came straight into my head which, of course involves a bee!

P1070667I decided go with yellow as that is the colour of the character Mr Happy. I used Squeezed Lemonade ink directly on to the canvas and then used a variety of stamps to build up layers for the background using Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo distress inks.


I really wished that I had the large Stampotique bee for this, the one I have used is the medium. Initially I stamped it directly on to the canvas but it didn’t look quite right so instead I used a bit of roughed up book page. I added stamping to this to match what I had done on the canvas and used Walnut Stain to stamp the bee.


Having enjoyed making some shabby rose type flowers just recently I decided to go with this technique again. I used cream cardstock and dies from Heartfelt creations to cut out lots of different sized layers.  Once they were inked (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick all edged with Vintage Photo) I spritzed them with water, blotted them dry and then crumpled them up. Once dry, I carefully uncrumpled them, rolled the edges of each petal with a cocktail stick and layered them up. I finished each one with a centre of chocolate coloured glitter – for glitter is surely the very essence of happiness?


The leaves and swirls were also die cut, coloured with Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo and spritzed.


The words were stamped on to some yellow designer paper and popped into a chipboard frame that had been coloured with Walnut Stain distress ink.


The little butterflies are left overs from various projects.



Wishing you all lots of happiness and thanks for buzzing by.


Mellow yellow — 10 Comments

  1. Stunning piece and it really does make me happy! Congrats on the great visit at the dentist, we all feel good when that happens! My DD and I used to sing this song all the time, really brings back great memories for me. ~Diane

  2. This is happy indeed. I love how you meld all colors so greatly. I have so many issues with color theory and you just seem to rock it out. awesome!

  3. Lovely! I really appreciate all the photos and the notes on how you make your projects. Everything is very clear and easy to follow. You are a peach!

    • You’re so kind Roberta. I’m glad you like reading the notes – I know I like to read how people did things. Glad they are clear too as I’m not always very good at proof reading my text! 🙂

  4. A gorgeous piece of art Mrs Beez. It conjures up the sunniest of days and if any colour says happy, it is yellow. Your shabby roses are stunning and one of these days I am going to try making some.

    Keep up the good work with your teeth!

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you. You must try the roses, I always put off making my own flowers but once I get started I love it!!! I will keep brushing 🙂 xx

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