Friday, July 13, 2018

BEE Happy ...

Happy Friday Everyone!

I so excited today!  
I've once again been asked to guest design for the CropStop Blog.  YEAH!!

Here's what I've created using products they carry in their store.

It all began by creating my focus flower which is 'Daisy Delight' by Memory Box.

I've die cut it twice from white card stock then colored the popped out pieces of the one panel using Spectrum Noir alcohol Marker CT4 and then colored second panel which will be my outline piece using Spectrum Noir alcohol Marker JG1.

 After coloring, I die cut my framing panels using the 'Wrapped Stitched Frames' also by Memory Box.  I've used the largest frame for my actual frame but used the next size down 'inset' to adhere my flower to.  Once I had the outline adhered I then pieced in the yellow flower petals.

 Next came my background panel.  I wanted to use coordinating colors with my focus flower so I used Tim Holtz distress oxide inks and watercolor paper.  I actually used Lucky Clover & Amber but as you can see where the green & yellow combined, I ended up with blue!  It happens!  Duh!  LOL
I used Scotch ATG adhesive to adhere my background panel to my white card base.  
Then, started building my layers.  Next came the large frame  ...

Then my focus flower panel which was popped up using mounting tape for added dimension.

Lastly, I added this adorable little 'Bee' by Elizabeth Craft.
It too was popped up using mounting tape.

Here's a peek at the inside using the frame that was cut from the second largest frame in the set (used the inside cut out portion for the focus of my card) and the sentiment/bee are from Inky Antics.

If you're not familiar with the you really need to  pop over and check 'em out!!

Challenges to share in:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #411 - ATG / Twist - Life's A Picnic (where there's a picnic, there are bees lol)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #207 - Flowers + Sentiment (mine is on the inside ... see photo)
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge #41 - ATG
Crafting by Design Challenge - ATG
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge # 28 - ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats for your GD, fabulous card and love how you used your own background, it makes the lovely centrepiece pop!! Beautiful colours too!

Esther Asbury said...

Thanks so much for filling in as guest designer on the Cropstop blog today! You're a true friend, and I always enjoy featuring your work! What a fabulous card - and I love how you finished off the inside too! Hugs to you ---

Diane said...

Beautiful card Dar and all those fabulous layers you took time building, it sure was worth the effort!! Congrats on your Crop Stop GD spot!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, that is one awesome flower die, and I have to say those Wrapped Stitched Frames are one of my favorite things I've seen in a long time, and I've seen a lot of favorite things. Your gorgeous background had me fooled for a minute. I thought it was designer paper. So beautiful and happy, Darlene!

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful die, lovely and bright. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Judy Woodland said...

I just love this. I'm so partial to bees, and this one is so stinkin' cute. And by the way, I meant to tell you how much I loved the card that came with my little DD surprise. Your design is gorgeous and I will be CASEing!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beeutiful card I must say! Love it. And congrats on the design team gig.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the addition of the bee, I really need to break mine out and use them before summer is over. Love your background and how you used the framing

Donna Phelan said...

Congratulations! They're fun over at The Crop Stop! Love your background and the pretty die cuts, that flower (and bee) are BEE Utiful!

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. Love your background and all the layers. Great scene. Thanks for sharing over at Pause Dream Enjoy

Billie A
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Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy. Hope to see you again next time.

BożenA said...

This is a very beautiful card.
Thank you for joining our challenge in Crafting With An Attitude.

Leanne said...

Great card, love the color and so is a picnic friend, or foe. Awesome thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/4CC