It’s time for the weekly sketch at Splitcoaststampers! Allison is our #SC690 sketch artist this week and think her sketch is perfect for so many occasions- don't you?
I decided to use bees versus the butterflies in the design and pulled out the several sets from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps- Sweet As Honey, Grunge Elements 2 and the March Stamp of the Month, Texture Tiles I to create a Mixed Media Shabby Chic card. I have mentioned before that my hubby and I collect antique honey dishes and one of the requirements is that the dish has to have a bee on it :-) In real life I am afraid of bees (since I am allergic to their stings), but I do love bee images- go figure :-)
I also love using Scripture on the front of my cards and hope that the recipient can display the card for a longer period of time (if they wish) than just a few weeks for their birthday, etc. and thought that this verse would be one that could be displayed year round:-)
Psalm 19:10 is perfect for memorization and reflection- God’s Word is Truth and is sweeter than honey!! It is a comfort to know that He will never leave us or forsake us- What a Savior we have in Jesus Christ, our Lord!
Don’t forget- you only have a few more days to be able to receive the March Stamp of the Month, Texture Tiles I free with your net $75 order (US$$- after all other discounts are applied) from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! I love all four of the texture tiles in this set and the offer is available until March 31st. Plus with $75 (US order- after all discounts) you will receive free shipping!!
I am also linking this card to the Double D Challenge “Just Wing It” and the Word Art Wednesday #328- #329 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit the Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch gallery or other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- beautiful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). On a silicone craft mat, press Tim Holtz® Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink, lightly spritz with water and press a piece of coated white cardstock into the ink. Dry with a heat tool and continue to add color with additional Distress Oxide Ink as well as Faber-Castell® Gelatos™- Gold Champagne and Iced Coffee (this adds a bit of shimmer).
2). Ink the honeycomb image from Sweet As Honey with Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamp repeatedly over the panel to create the background. Add additional shadows with Derwent® Watercolor Pencils (I used Deep Cadmium and Burnt Sienna). Add additional distressing with the splatter image from Texture Tiles I with Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Ink along with the large splat image from Grunge Elements 2 using Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink. Stamp the script image from Texture Tiles I with Fossilized Amber over the entire panel and heat set with a heat tool.
3). Trim the panel and die cut a rectangle shape from the upper left (you will use this for layer #3 in the sketch).
4). De-static the lower part of the panel with an embossing powder tool, ink the verse from Sweet As Honey with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink (I carefully cut the first line apart from the stamp to use separately), stamp onto the panel and heat set with clear embossing powder. Once the embossing powder has cooled, layer onto a piece of black cardstock, trim and mount onto a white card base.
5). Layer the die cut rectangle onto a piece of black cardstock, hand tear the bottom edge and use a distressing tool to distress the edge a bit further. Mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.
6). De-static a piece of white and black cardstock with an embossing powder tool. Stamp three of the bee image from Sweet As Honey with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and the top part of the verse sentiment (that you had cut off in step #4) with Versamark™ ink. Apply clear embossing powder to the bees and white embossing powder to the sentiment, heat all with a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.
7). Once the embossing powder has cooled, watercolor the bees using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink and use a slate marker to add shadows to the wings. Fussy-cut each of the bees and hand trim the sentiment. Add the bees directly to the rectangle panel and the sentiment with dimensional foam. Add a bit of shimmer to the bee’s wings with a Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen.
8). Add “drips of honey” with Nuvo™ Limoncello Jewel Drops to finish off the card.
Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Ink- Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo; TH Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy; Stampin’ Write Smoky Slate Marker, Faber-Castell® Gelatos™- Gold Champagne and Iced Coffee; Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils- Deep Cadmium, Burnt Sienna, Nuvo™ Limoncello Jewel Drops, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Spellbinders™ Rectangle Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Clear and White Embossing Powder
Thanks again for taking the time to visit! If you have a chance, we would love for you to join us at Splitcoaststampers for this week’s sketch challenge! Hugs and I hope all of you have a blessed Easter week, sweet friends!
Fantastic! Gorgeous background, love the bees and your fabulous sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Just ‘Wing’ It, Donna DT Member.
WOW This is awesome! Love that background! Your entire design is FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Just Wing It’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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So nice to see your lovely card as one of the top 3 honors on Word Art Wednesday. Definitely one of my faves!
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