What do you think? I've been dying to play with this flower from Bloomin' Beautiful, and you all know how I feel about bees!! So step one was to completely mess up my stamp room so that I had my customary one square inch to work in. Without that, it's really hard to know what you want to create!! :) So then I found the perfect Basic Grey 6x6 square - I mean look at this paper! The scroll work, the brighter white square that was CALLING OUT for my flower. Beautiful. Then I stamped my flower with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and heat set it for color fastness. Then I colored it with my Copics and cut it out carefully. Then I stamped the "blossom" definition in Basic Black directly on the paper background, along with the bee. Then I took a scrap of actual SU Basic Grey CS that was in the precarious mound of stuff on my desk and "hmmed" at it for a while. I curled it like you would ribbon in my bone folder until it got soft and distressed. I tore it into little strips and mounted it on the front of the card, with little scraps of it glued to the longer strip. Then I glued my flower down with Martha's gel glue (the stem was too narrow for my SNAIL adhesive). Then I stamped just "blossom" on the grey strip, and accented it with a paintbrush and my Opalite ink pad for iridescence. I did that to the flower too. I added Crystal Effects to my bee wings, a little strip of rhinestones and a blue brad.
Hope you're having a good Saturday. I walked 9 miles and I am sleeeeeepy. Need a nap.
I want to add DIY to my DirecTV package. I don't have it and Martha has an ALL CRAFT SHOW! I had no idea!!
They probably have it bundled with the all frog or chess and checkers channel or something weird. Bread crust TV maybe. I wish we could buy channels one by one...
Tell me what you're up to this weekend.