Bee Happy

** 7/7/17 Winner at QKR Stampede! **
** 7/31/17 Top 3 at Your Scrapbook Place! **
** 7/31/17 Top 5 at Cards Galore Encore Challenge Blog! **
** 8/1/17 3rd Place Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge! **
** 8/1/17 DT Favorite at Classic Design Team Open Challenge! **

Hi everyone! I’m having a hard time with how fast this year is flying by… it’s July 1st already – how did that happen?! It’s time for another fun technique challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m really excited to share my mixed media friendship card for MIUCB #3 – Anything Goes + Distressing. Our challenges always have an optional technique twist to get you inspired! The distressing – if you decide to include it – can be ink or tool. I did a little of both on my project! :)


I had the best time picking out the papers and ephemera I wanted to use. I also got a piece of black ric-rac, an index clip and a doily. I distressed each paper piece with either Black Soot distress ink or tool (or both), then did a ‘dry run’ with all the layers.


Once I had everything where I wanted, I started adhering the pieces, some with dimensional foam tape and some without, then adhered the entire piece to the card base. I added some black Twinkle Goosebumps and a few dots of Mustard Seed Crystal Drops.


The last step involved splattering black Gesso mixed with water, and when that dried, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins (my favorite!).


I decorated the inside panel with leftover strips of paper from the front, all distressed as well, and then stamped the sentiment and a bee. Love, love, love!


Proud to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #47 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #7 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #94 – Summer Fun
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #16 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: July Challenge – Things With Wings
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenges: July Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: July Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #158 – Lots of Layers
Inkspirational Challenges: #138 – Rural
Inspiration Destination: #131 – Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: #98 – Girly Cards
Not Just Cards: #45 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #18 – Girlie
QKR Stampede: #250 – Christmas in July or Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #93 – Summer
Your Scrapbook Place: Summer Fun

Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, The Paper Cut Black cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio papers and ephemera from the ‘It’s a Bee’s Knees’ creativity kit
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Memento Ranger Black Soot and Fossilized Amber distress ink, Tuxedo Black ink, Black Gesso
Accessories: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Index Clip, SU White Doily, Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow sequins, Really Reasonable Ribbon Hemptique Bamboo Cord (from Earthly Pastel Collection) and Black Ric-Rac (from 2014 Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment), Queen & Co. Black Twinkle Goosebumps, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link an Anything Goes + Distressing project with us this month! Remember, the distressing is optional and entirely up to you… we give you a technique option each month to inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

22 thoughts on “Bee Happy”

  1. I absolutely LOVE this card! Everything about it, is just beautiful and fabulously designed :o) Awesome job!!


  2. Leslie there are soooooo many beautiful elements to gaze over here. What an exceptionally amazing piece of work you created. Truly gob smackin’ gorgeous.


  3. WOW this is gorgeous. Love that bee and all the elements you’ve used to accent him.


  4. This is just fabulous! Love your coloring and the design elements are perfect to showcase that gorgeous bee! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!


  5. Where to begin? This is just so very pretty with the varied elements and the shabby chic look. Thanks for joining the Weekly QKR Stampede challenge – anything goes, with a Christmas in July option,
    Dorothy S, DT member,


  6. What a cool card! I love all of your layers and the bee theme is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna


  7. This is absolutely fabulous! I love what you have done here and thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x


  8. Great title as it makes me very happy. What a wonderful ensemble. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.


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