Monday, 15 August 2016

Mixed Media Bee Happy :D

This background was originally going to be for a different card (which I will upload at a later date) however in the end it didn't really work, so I painted over it and added extra stuff to create this card and I actually quite like the way its turned out :D The branch die I've used is called Sparrow on a Branch from Couture Creations, the bee hive and hexagons are from the Xcut Bee Keeping die set, the Happy die is by Heidi Swapp and the Bee was made using the Apple Blossom upper and lower case alphabet dies :D and I hand drew my signature bees :D

Once I'd added the extra hexagons to the background I painted over the whole lot with white acrylic, I think I did about 3 coats in the end just to give myself a blank canvas! I then used Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain Distress Stains to add colour to the background and bee hive (I also used the Walnut Stain to colour the words 'Bee Happy' too :D) The colour was still a little bit muted, so I also added some yellow acrylic paint and also some antique gold paint to bring out some of the background texture :D For further detail I added some sketch brown lines around a few hexagons and the main focal elements :D I quite like how its turned out! and its great that I was able to re-use my discarded background, as it took me quite a while to stick down all the branches to begin with lol :D Hope you like the card too :D

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

A couple more close up photos :D

I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :D