Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bee Well Soon

I've got one simple card for a whole slew of challenges today!   I love when I can work several of them in on one creation!  Sometimes it just doesn't work out and I end up with a card full of junk (!)  and I have to start over and maybe just get in a couple of challenges - but today I think it worked out well!
First I sponged a chicken wire stencil on a white panel with More Mustard Ink. Then I stamped some stems, the bee and a sentiment all from PTI in black on the panel.  Then I die cut the panel with a stitched mat rectangle die (I seem to be using these stitched mats on EVERYTHING I create lately! - I just LOVE them!)   I was going to stamp flowers but then remembered my really old SU flower punch whose flowers were the perfect size - so I punched them then stamped a center on them and adhered them on the stem.

If you follow the weekly challenges out there you probably know many of the challenges I hit with this card:

Dynamic Duos - Black and More Mustard
Less is More - Masking or Stenciling
Curtain Call -   I was inspired by the colors and the jars of honey!
Addicted to CAS Code Word Luck - (lucky enough to get well!)




 
Stamps:  Honey Bee, Honey Bee Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  white - PTI, More Mustard - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, More Mustard -SU
Accessories:  mini chicken wire stencil - The Crafters Workshop, blending tool - Ranger, flower punch - SU, stitched Mat rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs.

26 comments:

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous. love the background and those flowers are pretty.. great card..

canadian_liner said...

Your card is a beauty! The honey-comb stencil looks perfect in the honey/mustard ink, and the combination of stamped and punched flowers is fun. Thanks for linking up with the Dynamic Duos this week.

Robin K. said...

Love how the chicken wire stenciling looks in the bg!

Marisa said...

Great honeycomb BG and love the flower and bee. Perfect farm theme :) Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

artful-notions said...

Chicken wire and fresh daisies, what could be more
Farm Fresh! Beautiful!

~amy~ said...

WOWZA...check you out managing all those challenges with this AMAZING card.

I think you've created a shopping monster...I trying to strategize my shopping to get all my distress ink handles and pads...LOL...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful get well card -- I like the way you got "luck" in there. :) Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is bee-utiful, lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a fresh fun design, Julia.

Lisa Young said...

Gorgeous card design!! The stenciling is beautiful!

*Vicki* said...

Love your fun honey comb background along with the die cut flowers!! Beautifully done scene Julia! ;)

Lesley Croghan said...

What a pretty card! Love the sponged background and the popped flowers. This is wonderful, Julia!

Craft-E-Place said...

Stunning card, I love everything about it.
Elaine

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julia! Love the stenciled background and pretty blossoms!

vicki said...

This is beautiful!!! Love the honeycomb and the greeting :) great card!!!
Vic x

Joan Ervin said...

I just love the stenciled background, Julia...it's the perfect backdrop for you pretty flowers and the little bee!! This is such a sweet CAS design!!!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Aww... what a SWEET card with the bee and flowers. So Pretty Julia! Love it!!!

Squirrel said...

Another bee and honeycomb fan here - LOVE this!
Rosey x

baileyrosy.com said...

well done Julia for managing to connect all of the dots and produce a fabulous card for all of the challenges. A fresh and beautifully designed spring card. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS with this beauty.

Marie

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Julia. Love the chicken wire print with the pretty flowers... that bee is so sweet! Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Anne said...

Julia what a fab card! Love the honeycomb effect
Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
Anne
(Guest commenter LIM)

Loll Thompson said...

Great card Julia. Love the stenciled background ... and the color combo is perfect. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

Bonnie said...

Love that stenciled background and the sweet flowers! Great job on all the challenges and still keeping it CAS!

Karen B said...

Great stencilling Julia and that bee is so cute. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Karen x

Deepti said...

That stenciled BG looks perfect, lovely colors with this layout. Thank you for sharing with ATCAS

Niinu said...

Brilliant card;
I love the chicken wire:)