Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Yesterday's Technique...a little late

I am fascinated by these never-ending cards! The hardest part of this challenge is finding enough images to fill up 4 flips. I used my Just Bugz OCL set from i {heart} papers, which I LOVE!

I stamped images using Palette Noir ink after constructing the card. That way they are all oriented in the proper direction as you progress through the never-ending opening. I really wanted to color with my new copics, but the mechanics of this card and the paper I am using would not allow that because of the bleed-through that occurs when you blend properly with the markers, so I stuck with my tried and true prisma color pencils and baby oil. I used a gold Spica At-You pen to color all the flowers' centers and the pollen on the bees' antenae. The bees wings were colored with a clear Spica, so they are sparkly too! It is so hard not to add something dimensional to a card, but with these it really is best to leave them relatively flat.

When I have more time, I want to make another one with layers, using some of that great Basic Grey honeycomb paper.

I'm very excited to say that I won a sketch contest at OCL (see my submission here)...I used my bear-ly fishin' set from ihp following sketch inspiration Cambria found from a card by my friend Denise! So I will have another OCL set coming my way! How about that?!


  1. OMG Deb!! This is so cute!! I love all those bees flying around!! Great take on the challenge!! :)

  2. This is so neat! The images and sayings you chose are very fun, and I love how you colored them.

  3. WOW! Deb you did a great job on this card!! Yours turned out so much cuter than mine!LOL! Great job!!

  4. This is totally adorable!! Love those glittery little bees!!

  5. Wow Deb this is totally too cute!
    I love the buzzin' bees!