Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bee Happy

Here's a little tag I made for my daughter to cheer her up, as she's not been feeling well.

Tag was cut from Nature Walk 6x6 paper, and the hexagon bee was also from the Nature Walk line (die cuts) available at UmWowStudio.  Chipboard hexagons are from UmWowStudio and were clear heat embossed with Unity's Bee Happy Hexagons stamps.  The Bee Happy sentiment was also from that stamp set.  I inked the edges of the tag with Brushed Corduroy distress ink and used a light tan memento ink with Stampology's "postmarks" hexagon stamps for added background interest.  You can barely see them on the right side of the tag, but they say "always Amazing", "always Loved", and "always Beautiful".  I chose those three from the five in the set because that's what my daughter is.  I added a strip of Teresa Collins' "now and then" washi for a little color and used an UmWow chipboard leaf as a stamp to add some texture with gesso.  Lastly, I added a tiny bee in the lower left corner using the Bee Happy stamp set and clear embossing powder.  I also used copics spica (subtle glitter pen) in dark red for the hexagon bee's eyes.
Thanks for taking a look - I'm happy with the results (and my daughter was, too).

Friday, April 25, 2014

UmWow April sketch

The April challenge at UmWowStudio is another great sketch:

I've really enjoyed playing along, especially since working from sketches makes it easier for me to come up with a project!  Here's what I did for this one. (It very closely follows the sketch, right down to the VivaLas Vegas lace border stamp used at the base of the picture).  I'm not sure if I'll turn it into a card or use it in a mini album.  I've been thinking of putting one together, but don't have any pictures picked out yet.  Maybe one of our cats?  They all love chasing bugs!!

Supplies used:
Nature Walk 6x6 paper; 
UmWow circle mask, cicada mask (with gesso), star confetti
Viva Las Vegas lace/button trim stamp and coffee ring stamp
Memento green inks, upholstery thread inked with corduroy distress ink, washi tape