Monday, December 29, 2008

Just Buzzin' By to say....


The New Catalogue is almost here!

Woo Hoo! I love new catalogue time.

This is a preview of an adorable little set that will be in the next SU catalogue (I believe we can begin ordering January 19th). I saw this cute set in our demo preview and just couldn't resist. I think the bees are so fun.



I had the worst headache last night, it woke me in the middle of the night too. So then sometimes I think *stamping*...and this idea came to me. The warm colors, tons of sponging and using Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I mean seriously, I haven't used that little set in forever.

So, not having stamped in almost a week, I finally sat down on Sunday night and put this together.

The hive and the bees are watercolored with Stampin' Write Markers on watercolor paper. I cut out the door of the hive and stamped it onto the Very Vanilla piece and added dimensionals between the layers to really give it the feeling of an entry way. Like my little shadow under the hive? The sun and highlight is coming from the top right, so I really wanted to give it that feel in the shadow too.

Lots and lots of More Mustard and Chocolate Chip sponging. I also stamped the pretty flower from the set onto the Ruby Red layer and gave it lots of sponging too. I added the Itty Bitty Background spots throughout.



Yes, I am crazy, I cut out the bees individually and attached them with dimensionals. And GASP! I cut one's leg off. I gasped out loud when I did it too, my husband was worried something serious happened :) but, I fixed it and you can't even tell which one I bet!

Recipe: Stamps: Just Buzzin' By, Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Ink: Black Stazon, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip; Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper; Accessories: SW Markers, Dimensionals, Sponge, Vintage Brads, Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

16 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I loooooooove this card, Christine! Your coloring is fantastic (as always) and I love the speckles. Great color combo too.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh this is so sweet, those bees are darling! Great shading Christine!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This card is so amazing!! I hope I do it half this much justice!!

evafromca said...

This is another gorgeous card!!! WOW!!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Christine! This is INCREDIBLE! The perfection in your watercoloring, shadowing and sponging is UNBELIEVABLE! A truly wonderful design!

kathleenh said...

Wow! Your watercoloring on this is gorgeous! I love what you did with the itty bitty backgrounds too!

leenda said...

Super cute!!

Tracy said...

great card!! I pre-ordered that set too and it sits unmounted in my stamp room :( Your card is wonderful inspiration though!

Cindy Lawrence said...

WOW!!! Christine, this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, girl! I need to play with that set!

Joan Ervin said...

Super duper cute, Christine!!! I have got to get that set....love the little bees and I love all the sponging and how you used the Itty Bitty bg!!! I love that little stamp, too and have ignored it way too long!!!

Linda Bandow said...

This is so-o-o cute.....normally I am not into cute but this is really special! An of course your work is special as well.

Rose Ann said...

This is sooo cute, Christine!! I love the colors you've used, and your coloring is so wonderful as well!!

sharon f. / Created By U said...

I'm loving this card! So much fun!

Jerri Kay said...

This is the cutest card ever Christine, I love that set! I see I'm going to have to make a SU order soon. Your watercoloring is just fabulous!

Amy Lee said...

Great job on the water coloring! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set. I will be debuting it on my site Wednesday! TFS!

Jenn in GA said...

you should enter this in shelli's creative challenge on her blog! you'd SO win! this is amazing with the shadow detail and all...home run!