Hello friends! I have a card and tag set to share today. I challenged myself to try something new so I went for a distressed/grunge-ish-type of mixed media look. I usually like colorful and cute but these bees were calling me into a different direction....
I made a 5.5"x 5"5 inch square card. I used a couple bees from Jessica Lynn Original stamps that I colored up a while back. It is the digi version of her Big Fat Bee Stamp. I used both Copics (for the black) and Spectrum Noir markers (for the yellows). I added some Wink of Stella to the wings to give them a bit of sparkle. The paper is from BoBunny and is called Trail Mix Hollow.
I distressed the edges of the paper and charcoal cardstock layers. I also used Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The honeycomb is an altered cut I made using my Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge in DS. I inked the around the edges and then I painted it with the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Gold. I love that stuff! I bought the palette a while back and was happy to open it up and give it a try. I felt like it needed something more so I added the black rafia bow. I thought about adding bling but I decided to let the bee and sparkly honeycomb be the focus.
Here is the inside. Both sentiments are from the Pink By Design Honey Pie set.
The medallion on the front is from Gina Marie Dies and I added metallic gold Wink of Luna around the edges and distressed it with the walnut stain as well.
I used the Gina Marie Dropped Pennant dies to make my tag. I decorated it similarly to the card and added a raffia tie.
Thank you all so much for hoppin' by!
I will participate in the following challenges:
DL.Art- August Linky Challenge
Crazyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge- Use Patterned Paper
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges- Challenge 325 Anything Goes