Friday, February 8, 2019

Bee Day Toile

Hi friends!  I hope its a happy Friday for you.  We have been in the deep freeze here so my heart is getting a bit of a longing for spring to come.  We’re no where near that, but I can dream with today’s card made with Power Poppy’s set Bee Kind Toile.  It’s such a magical and elegant set, where everything your little heart desires related to bees and to toile is packed in its mega size.  I created the focal piece with the honey cake included in the set, surrounded by some of the small toile and bee elements and coloured it up with Copics.  I die cut it with a stitched die that mimics a bit of a bee’s flight path.  

For the background I stamped a toile pattern and then coloured it up to match the main image, adding in a bit of B60 and B63 for softeness and contrast from the main image.  It’s such a pretty background - it was almost a shame to cover it up!  

Because the whole card is quite busy with all of the pattern, I decided to accent it simply with this lovely bow cut from a TCP bow CutUps die.  

There’s a little sparkle on the bee’s wings that you can probably catch in the top left of the main image.  Happy BEE day to you!  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence

Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog


Cindy Lawrence said...

Goodness, that background is delicious! Wouldn't that be amazing in fabric?!! Your coloring is fabulous as always. Hope you come out of the deep freeze soon! Still praying for you & your sweet family. {{{hugs}}}

Traci M said...

Christine, this is so sweet and all your color choices including that soft blue background! This is one of my favorite sets...and you’ve inspired me to color it again! Thank you so much for sharing your heart here and your kind comment to me with the scripture. Scripture is always appropriate for every occasion and perfect for edifying. Thank you.

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness Christine, this is a piece of art! Your background is exquisite and your right it is a shame to cover it up. Your colouring is awesome as always, love your choice of colours and your layout. Love the black and white polka dot bow - finishes your card off nicely. Keep warm and hopefully the cold snap comes to an end soon. We are out of our frigid temperatures now we are facing flooding and very high winds up to 80KM. Take care,

Leslie Miller said...

I see a thumbnail in my Feedly and instantly recognize it as yours before I even see your name. Such beautiful coloring and so much of it! I love this set. You're right... it's packed full of gorgeousness.

jennifer hovermale said...

I can't believe that you stamped & colored that background!!! I thought it was premade dsp. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifulllllll Christine
Gr Karin

Stacy Morgan said...

Christine this is beautiful and so sweet. The colors are vibrant and oh I do like how you created a scene with these stamps.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful background for your sweet bee :)

Henriëtte said...

So awesome Christine, I love those little bees and the black bow as your finishing tought. Thank you for sharing and also a happy BEE day to you.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Christine, this is GORGEOUS! Yes, this stamp set is perfect for the stunning background that definitely looks like gorgeous designer paper (and even fine fabric). I love your coloring and the colors you've used and how soft and shaded the colors are. Yes, it's a shame to cover some of it, but I love the sweet focal image and the perfect polka dot bow! Love everything about it! Sending warm and loving hugs! xoxo