Friday 11 May 2018

Talk to the bees

Enfys is setting the challenge for us at Daring Cardmakers this week and she'd like to see anything to do with bees.

There's so much wonderful folklore surrounding bees in many cultures around the world. They're really important pollinators and our food chain depends on them so the fact they're in danger should worry us all. Any chance to celebrate the bee is a welcome one in my book!

I needed an anniversary card and thought bees might be appropriate - they cooperate to build a thriving home and that's proably what we should all be striving for. I had a piece of background that's been lying on my desk since before Christmas that was made with red and orange toned inks and gold/copper Perfect Pearls. I added some Wild Honey in places for a warm glow and put a die cut piece over the top.

The little bees have just a touch of Copic colouring - they're stamped on the panel and then again on scrap card so I could cut out the wing and body section to stick over the top (meaning they can overlap edges and die cut holes but without having to think about legs and antennae).

Queen Bee (Crafty Secrets, no longer with us)
Sentiment from Putting on the Ritz (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)

Bristol board
Bamboo Mixed media paper by Hannemuhl

 Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Wild Honey and various reinkers for background)

Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Perfect Gold, Copper)
Copic markers
Mixed Media I dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Square Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Spica glitter pen (clear)

Thanks for stopping by!


CherylQuilts said...

Joanne, this is gorgeous! I love these bees and the amazing background, and what a perfect die to overlay it. I agree that bees are vital to our food supply, and we so value them here in South Florida where agriculture is second to our economy (just after tourism). I love your connection with building thriving homes...sweet! I know the anniversary couple will love this card, and thanks for sharing your details! I love your card! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Rouva Pupu said...

This is just so wonderful! Loving it!

Wavejumper said...

I saw it on SCS.
I am so in love with that background!