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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bee Mine!

Here we are starting off the first Saturday of the 2009 year with a fun sketch from Jen's weekly SFYTT challenge. I think the sketch offers a great chance to combine some of that fun patterned paper that we all just had to have...kwim?!

I chose papers from Basic Gray's Urban Prairie collection which coordinate perfectly with Kim Hughes' The Birds and The Bees set available through CHF. Darling paper--darling stamps! The buzzing bee was first stamped on white and watercolored with So Saffron on the body and a bit of Cool Caribbean on the wing tips and then covered with another bee stamped on acetate. I love the acetate layer, but it does take away from the intensity of the watercoloring a bit. I added a machine stitched flight line and a bit of ric rac to break up the straight lines of the sketch. The ric rac is actually playing two parts today, the other being a major "cover up" of some machine stitching gone way bad! Ü

It would "bee" just terrific if you played along with the sketch, so remember to use the keyword: SFYTT if you upload to SCS, and/or leave a link to your blog in the comment section of Jen's blog. Last but not least, take pleasure in a bit of inspiration from the rest of the SFYTT gals and give a warm welcome to Jen's January Guest Designer, the Kirsten DuBosque!


Thanks for stopping by and a happy first Saturday of 2009 to you!

Card deets
Stamps: Kim Hughes The Birds and The Bees (CHF)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, So Saffron, Cool Caribbean
Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6 pad
Accessories: sewing machine, glitter brads, ric rac (Offray), black hemp, SU! hearts set dies


jen del muro ( said...

OMG! This is just darling! I love everything you do, but all your Kim Hughes creations have a special place in my heart!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Just Bee-utiful, Amy!!!

Anonymous said...

this is so fabulous I may just case it and be done with the sketch!!!

Kirsten said...

That is so cute, Amy! Love the bee trail!

shel9999 said...

CUTE! I love the idea of the acetate over the bee! And the stitched trail is too clever!

Shannan Teubner said...

Love this, Amy! Too cute!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is darling, Amy! I am really lovin' this sketch!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just too cute!!!

happiness blooms said...

Oh, this is just adorable! I am in awe of your perfectly stitched flight line!

Kelly Lunceford aka.atomicbutterfly said...

shut up! This is so stinkin' cute! What a fun idea of having the bee *trail* all stitched up like that! Only you could be so clever! I really love how all of your designs really think outside the box! I love being inspired by your work! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Such cool patterned paper. Love the combo.

Amy Sheffer said...

Incredible, Amy!! You had the right idea with the bold mix of dps. Perfect for this sketch - you rocked it!!

Vanessa said...

Cute card, love the 3 different strips of paper!


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