Good morning and Happy Monday! It really is a happy Monday as it is a Bank Holiday here in the UK so an extra day to relax and a shorter working week to boot. It’s also a happy Monday because today sees the launch of a new theme over at Crafty Boots Challenges. The new theme, chosen by yours truly, is Butterflies and/or Bees. Now you know me well enough by now to realise that, when it comes to crafting, bees and butterflies are my default settings. So it will probably surprise you, as much as it did me, that it took me ages to come up with my Design Team piece for this challenge.
I hope you’ll agree that it was worth the wait! I’m particularly pleased with how this card turned out and will be very reluctant to give it away so might just send it to myself. Or perhaps sell it to Mr Beez??!!!
I’ve used papers from My Mind’s Eye Sweetest Thing Honey collection. Now I have to tell you I was practically hyper-ventilating as I cut into these. It is the most gorgeous collection – far to pretty to use. The papers are double sided and you get two sheets but I would prefer a never ending supply! I’ve inked all the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink and used black card to create mats for all the layers. The diagonal striped paper that the sentiment is stamped on (and also runs across the centre of the card) is actually the border that each piece of paper is attached to.
I’ve coloured some seam binding with a Promarker (Pink Lobster)and used it to make a bow. You will see a LOT of this colour. I’ve just been making my Gecko Galz Design Team samples for next month and this colour features so much that I had to give myself a talking to so I stopped using it!
The bee itself is stamped on to some of the paper and coloured with Promarkers. I’ve popped it inside a little frame that I painted white, glittered and then inked. I’m also loving frames at the moment and can’t get enough of them.
Make sure you buzz over to Crafty Boots and see what the rest of the DT have been up to. We’d love it if you joined in with our challenge and you have a whole fortnight to share your butterfly/bee creations with us.
Thanks for buzzing by.