Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bee Happy, ya hear?!

Hello and happy weekend.  While yesterday was stellar weather wise, today - not so much...cloudy, rainy, dreary, but I won't let that spoil my mood.  I'm determined to BEE happy!

Today I'm hosting the sketch challenge on Paper Craft Planet.  I hope you'll join me on the planet because we have such fun and the creative challenge crew really showcase their talent well! Come on over and see for yourself. 

Using the sketch (below), I created this cheerful card.  I recently got this adorable Stamps Happen Bees trio from Janlynn.com, falling in love with the adorable expression on their faces. Ah, if only real bees were this adorable.  What a fun way to send well wishes to someone!  I colored them with a combination of Prismacolor Pencils and Copic markers, with a coating of Shimmers Blingz on their wings (nearly impossible to see, but trust me, it's there)

To mimic the appearance of a hive, I dug out some magic mesh sort of stuff...I don't think it's really  magic mesh, but some other variety that I have had literally for years, and I thought it was high time I used it.  I laid the mesh on yellow cardstock and then used my punches to create the tabs and the center for the flower.  There HAD to be a flower on this card, because I don't know what makes bees more happy than a bright flower. :)

If you are looking for a little sketch challenge fun, I hope you'll do a little space travel and visit us over on the planet and play along.  You can find the challenge forum HERE.

I hope you will BEE Happy today, regardless of the weather.  Thanks for buzzin' by today!


{Supplies} 
Stamps: Bees (Stamps Happen by Janlynn.com), Honey Bee Sentiment (PTI)
Papers: Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black, Pure Luxury Layering Weight 80# Pure White (Gina K Designs)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Small Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Pewter Build a Brad, Heidi Swapp Floral, 1/2" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Foam Tape.

4 comments:

CRYSTAL said...

That is the cutest card evah!!! I love the glow around them. And need I say how that mesh stuff just sets everything off!!!
***smiles***

Claire Brennan said...

Oh a really fun happy card Lynn - just love it!

Sharri Seffens said...

Lynn, This is sooo cute! I love the layout and all the details! I agree the card wouldn't bee right without a flower!

Risa said...

What a super cute and fun card! The image is so cute and the layout is fantastic!
hugs
Risa:)