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23
Nov

Playing with Honey Bee

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This weeks challenge at Shopping our stash, SOS381,   is to create a card inspired by a food or beverage label.  So I went in my pantry and this box jumped out at me:

 

 

Probably because I really wanted some biscuits, or more precisely, biscuits and gravy, but I digress..

The layout and the color scheme caught my eye and I was ready to roll!  Here’s what I came up with:

 

The stamps are from a Honey Bee stamp set that I’ve been itching to get inky.  The image is colored in with Polychromos pencils with just a touch of sponged squeezed lemonade distress ink to soften things up a bit.

Now I’m off to work on the Christmas Card swap!

 

thanks for stopping by!

 

Elisabeth

 

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18
Nov

I did a card challenge!!!

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I used to LOVE doing online card challenges, absolutely loved being, well, challenged to create out of my comfort zone.  Color challenges, sketch challenges – you name it, I did it!  Well it’s been years since I’ve done one (at least 7 years!) and I decided it was time to carve out some time and get challenged!  This week I decided to join the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Shopping Our Stash.    (SOS380)

Choose a line, horizontal, perpendicular or diagonal and use all the elements in your card.  I chose straight down the middle – stamps (of course), stash more than 5 years old and Happy Birthday.  Here’s my card:

 

 

 

For the stamps, I used a lovely set from Concord and 9th called “Just Because” and a sentiment from Cats Life Press.

As to the “stash older than 5 years” part, I used a piece of patterned paper from Rouge De’ Garance from 2006.  I stamped the flowers and background block with some original distress inks that I have had for at least a dozen years – antique linen, tattered rose and worn lipstick.  (although they’ve been re-inked many, many times since then…)

The birthday wishes sentiment, leaves and branches were stamped with Archival ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Elisabeth

 

 

 

 

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