Buzzin’ By

An adorably happy little bee buzzing by to say hi card. The chubby bee was black embossed & lightly colored w/ pencils & is backed up by a couple of stenciled backgrounds. Easy to make and easy to customize the colors.

For the Inspiration Challenge we are visiting Liz Marie Blog & her Pinterest Board. I came across THIS picture of a bee on a gray background & used it for my inspiration.

It may not look exactly like the shirt, but that’s where i started. As we all know, things sometimes do not go as planned. After I black embossed the bee onto dk gray & used pencils to lightly color him, I just didn’t like it that much. So time to rethink. I tried it again on a lighter, heathered gray w/ violet undertones & I liked it much better. The smaller white & larger weathered backgrounds were lightly stenciled using  pale blue & pale lavender inks. The lower section of the white was cut w/ a tattered edge circles die, the bee & flowers were die cut & added on top along w/ the black embossed greeting.

I realized the colors of the Prismacolor pencils aren’t readable in the top pic so the numbers/colors are from the bottom up:
PC949 Metallic Silver
PC938 White
PC934 Lavender
PC1026 Greyed Lavender
PC956 Lilac

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Buzzy Bees set
 Paper:  Staples 110# white, gray/lavender heather
Ink: VersaClair nocturne 
Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Buzzy Bees set, Tattered Holes dies, Daisy Bloom Stencil, Detail Blending Brushes,  MISTI, Prismacolor pencils, black embossing powder

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