Friday, August 7, 2015

TAWS post #58 - Bee Original!

Happy Friday!!  I'm here today to bring you a summery and sweet card that I created using some of the newest Alley Way stamps!  I started with Pengin's on Parade using the adorable penguin and the bee costume to dress him up. I watercolored my image using my Peerless watercolors.  I find the Peerless are amazing for travel.  In a large zip top bag, I keep the Complete Edition set along with a refillable waterbrush and some paper towels in the event that I have the opportunity to paint on the go.
Once I had my image all painted I cut it out using my circle Spellbinder dies.  I used a collection of Studio Calico papers to arrange the background.  I stitched a few layers and added some wonderful rolled flowers using dies from MFT.  My sentiment is from the Everyday's A Holiday set.  It says "Be Original".  I wanted the sentiment to suit the bee image that I'm using so I cut the words apart and separately inked the "e" from the word "be" and stamped it twice to create the punny word "bee" for my "bee original" sentiment!  The stamps fit back together just fine so if I want to use the sentiment as it was originally intended it's easy to do.  I love cutting apart my stamps to suit my need which allows me to really get the most from my stash!
I added some faceted, flat backed embellishments to the center of my flowers as an added touch to pull this flowery look together and some hand cut banner flags in the top right corner to balance the visual weight of the many flowers in the lower left.  I love how bright and happy this project turned out!

Thanks so much for coming by to visit today!

Crafty Hugs!