Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Bee-autiful Garden

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!!!!!  I've just seen that I came top 3 again over at Make My Monday so I'm really chuffed...........I feel like it's my birthday not Mum's!!!! Thanks very much to their wonderful DT for picking my card.

Hello and welcome to my new follower, Helen, I hope you like what you see.

I'm typing this with sleep still in my eyes as I've got to get this post done before I go out for the day!! I hope it all makes sense to you.

Well Tuesday at Jacqueline's was a disaster for me, I had an idea for my card for the Make My Monday challenge and it involved making a bee hive, you would have thought that it sounds quite easy, but the pointed angles on folded card completely threw me.

The challenge is still "things with wings" but must include acetate.

My idea was to make a garden scene on the card and have an acetate front cover on which the bees would be stamped so they looked like they were in flight.

After several expletives and throwing things down on the table, this is the end result.

This is a side view so you can see the dimension that the acetate gives, and I hope you see that the bees look like they are in flight??

This is what the acetate looks like on its own.

The 2 flowers and leaves were added in the bottom corners to help weigh the acetate down.

It all started with a white 6" square card that I sponged the top half with Bashful Blue and the bottom half with Certainly Celery. A SB nestabilitie label was then cut in the BS and the top half again sponged with BBlue, but with a scallop circle mask to make cloud shapes. A verve sentiment was stamped in the sky with Brilliant Blue.  I then stamped the leaf frond from Growing Green in CCelery 3 times and cut them out. Using the Greenhouse Garden set I stamped several flowers in different colours and they were also cut out. A sheet of acetate was stuck on the back of the label and then that was stuck to the card itself (so the sticky tape securing the acetate was hidden) but so that the acetate falls down over the front of the card. The flowers, leaves and hive ( concertinaed card sponged with SSand)  were stuck on the card, and some bees were stamped on the acetate and coloured with Pro markers. Two flowers and some leaves were added at the bottom to stop the acetate rolling up.

Recipe : Card = SU Whisper White and white card from my stash
Stamps = Greenhouse Garden, Growing Green, French Foliage, Verve and Inkadinkado
Inks = SU Regal Rose, Pink Passion, YoYo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, and Black Adirondack
Tools = Big Shot and SB label and scallop circle nestabilities
Extras = Acetate and Pro markers

It's Mum's birthday today, so I'll be spending the day with the family. I'm not sure what we'll be doing but we'll do something?? so no crafting today.

Hope to do some tomorrow, so I'll get back to you then.


  1. Great card again Bev - glad to see you included the bee hive!! - Thanks for joining in this week at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

  2. This is lovely and congratulations for coming in the top 3 well done!!:) Sandra H

  3. Fabulous card! Beautiful colors and great use of acetate! :)

  4. A very clever creation. Love the bright fresh colours you have used Bev. Thank you for playing along on this difficult challenge. suz x

  5. That was a clever idea with the bees in flight - lovely colours

  6. A beautiful garden. I love the colors

  7. Clever card construction, which is very appealing. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday, lovely to see your creations. Caz

  8. Your perseverance has paid off Bev as the end result looks stunning. The bees look lovely in flight with the gorgeous flowers.
    Thanks for joining in with the Make My Monday challenge again and for your continued support which we all appreciate.
    Fliss xx


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