As I expected, having had the week drag on and on, Saturday whizzed by and here we are already at Sunday. Over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog Sue Davis is asking us to use only hues of reds and pinks. I made a little coordinated Valentine’s set:
I knew I wanted to use Daniel’s Hearts as I bought this stamp last year and then never used it. I also I knew I wanted to use bees. The rest just sort of happened.
For the card I used some cut and dry foam to apply Worn Lipstick distress ink. The hearts were stamped with red Archival ink and then I coloured the central part with Polychromos.
I stamped and paper pieced the bee before adding some splatters using Candy Apple distress ink.
I added some glossy accents to one of the hearts.
The whole time I was making the card I kept thinking about making a little beehive decoration along similar lines. As it happened, I already had a piece of chipboard cut to that shape. I used pretty much the same technique as I did for the card substituting the smaller bee stamp and adding a few flowers using the Daisy Daisy stamp.
For the rest of the day I shall be finding out just what it takes to achieve 10,000 steps. My work has bought me a Fitbit which monitors such things. I have a feeling it’s going to take me quite a long time!