Monday, 8 July 2013

Bee is for Birthday

The Release week Challenge at Flourishes this month is a Sketch Challenge with a "window" element.  Well, I decided to be a smarty-pants and use an actual window!  I die cut some yellow cardstock with Spellbinders Die D-lites Window One, cut away the cross bars to make one large opening and added some red cardstock under the arch at the top..  I thought that if you were looking out of a window, that you should be seeing a scene, so I chose this image from Flourishes Dreaming of Florence stamp set.  I stamped it with Memento ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics and cut it to fit in the window.  I started the background with red cardstock and layered on paper from Playdate paper pad from My Mind's Eye - I chose the woodgrain paper so it would look like a wall with the window in it. I chose another paper from the same pad and punched one side with a Martha Stewart border punch and added the sentiment which is from Flourishes Sweet Violets set.  Then I stamped some bees (from Flourishes Bees and Blossom set) onto the background and added a yellow grosgrain ribbon and bow.  Finally, I die cut a bee from Tiny Things With Wings die set by Cheery Lynn Designs, added it with foam tape and then attached the window piece with foam tape.  This one is a bit different from my normal style but it was fun to make!

Copic Colours used were:  B21, C1, R24, R27, Y21, Y26, G40, G43, G46, YG61, YG63, YG67.

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  1. Too cute! I like the window you created with the scene behind it. Wonderful colors and great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Sketch challenge.

  2. Helen, I love how you used the set! The window is awesome!!! Thank you for playing the sketch with us...hugs ~S~

  3. Ohhhhh...your window scene is so charming!! And I love the sweet little bee additions!!

  4. Helen I think you totally WERE a smarty pants! I love this design! The window is such a great way to interpret the sketch and I love how it just shows off part of this set...beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes!

  5. So cute! Love the darling little window and sweet bees. Thanks for playing at Flourishes release week challenge. :)


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