Sunday, March 10, 2013

Give Me a Buzz

On March 15th marks the third birthday of StitchyBear Digital Stamps. To celebrate, ALL products in the store will be 33% off on March 15th - 22nd, so be sure to mark your calendars and stock up on all the artists' images.

But for now, it's time for another Anything Goes challenge at One Stitch at a Time!

If you follow my blog, you know that my teamie Vicky & I take turns choosing the image we'll work with. This time, Vicky really challenged me by picking Lady Bug by Barbara Jensen; it's a really fun image, but not my usual thing! I've seen several gorgeous cards using this image (including Vicky's!) and everyone seems to be making it a tiger... but I went a different way and made her a Bee Fairy.

Okay, I'll admit that I was happy to have a chance to use honeycomb! I embossed the left-hand side of the bee-patterned DP with Fiskars's Honeycomb texture plate. The border on the right is a stamp from Viva las Vegastamps, heat-embossed in translucent yellow.

I generated the sentiment & border in InDesign, stamped it with an Antique Linen ink background, and added a little bee stamp, again heat-embossed in translucent yellow.

The image background is colored with a Copic and texturized with Blender solution & Aida cloth (my favorite technique!) I colored the image itself with Copics and added glitter to the wings with a gel pen. I fussy-cut the fairy, rain it through my sticker machine, and covered it with a fine layer of yellow flocking.

I finish the card with some lace daisies and white & yellow Liquid Pearls.

  1. ABC Challenges: Anything Goes  
  2. Art Impressions Stamps Challenge: Anything Goes 
  3. Artistic Inspirations: Things with Wings  
  4. Cutie Pie Challenge: Magical 
  5. Moving Along With The Times: The Birds and the Bees
  6. Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #248: Texture (2nd entry)
  7. Papertake Weekly: Anything goes  
  8. Ruby's Rainbow: yellow and green 
  9. Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Hope you'll join the Anything Goes challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week (and be sure to check out my teamies' fabulous projects). For entries using a StitchyBear Store product (be sure to add a # after your name when entering), you'll be eligible for our main prize. You're welcome to enter the challenge using different products, but instead you'll be entered into the draw to win a £3 coupon to StitchyBear Digital Stamps. Can't wait to see what you create!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. Totally gorgeous creation!!! So totally different from mine lol. Love the colors and all the details like the embossing.

  2. Stunning CG, just love this image and you have coloured her so beautifully. Love the bling too, really sets the card off to the best. Hugs Jane your OSAAT sister :)

  3. I love your bee fairy card. Hazel x

  4. Neat card. Love the fairy. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Please join us again next week. Xx Rosie

  5. Oh wow, this is so creative. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  6. a fantastic card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. Fabulous card - love the cheerful yellow!

  8. Wonderful card - great image and the embossed honeycomb is the perfect touch.
    Thanks for playing along with The Cuties and MAWTT this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  9. You have done an amazing job with the image and the card you have made.

    Love Mandy xxx


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