Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bee Happy


One of my all-time favourite designers, Mo Manning, is having a design team call. Talk about just under the wire, I just read about it this morning and it closes tomorrow. I have no idea how I missed it! Anyway, since I love any opportunity to colour a Mo Manning image and I'm always so inspired by the DP2 challenge posts I get via email ....and because one of my favourite card-makers is on that team (you know who you are, Tracy MacDonald :D), I decided to throw my hat into the ring. Who knows, right? There are some amazing entries which you can see by clicking on the linkys under the challenge. There is so much talent out there...very cool!

Anyway, we are supposed to make a card featuring our favourite Mo image...which for me is all of them. So I decided to colour up one of the more recent images I got called Baby Fairy Bee. I used my Prismacolor pencils and a little blue metallic gel pen on her wings, and then fussy cut her. Half pearls decorate the ends of her antennae. She was popped up on foam dots for dimension and layered over a hexagon cut with a Spellbinders die  from Steampunk Botannica paper by Recollections. A tiny flourish was stamped either side of her using Timber Brown Staz-On. A length of washi tape gave her a base to stand on. The hexagon was matted on brown cardstock to tie in the brown on the ribbon.


The black background layer is textured cardstock punched in the corners using a small circle punch. Two lengths of this fabulous honeycomb twill ribbon were wrapped around the black card base and adhered to the back. A small bee charm was fastened to the card using a brad and Glossy accents. The sentiment a freebie from  Bird's cards was computer generated, cut with an MFT die, coloured with Prismacolor pencils, and faux stitched before it was matted on the same paper as the hexagon. To complete the card, tiny white dots from a paint pen were added to the outside edges of the black layer.

Regardless of what happens, I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. Whenever I add a Mo image to a card, tag, or mixed media piece, it makes me smile. That means it's easy to "Bee Happy". Thanks for stopping by today. You know how much I appreciate that. I hope your weekend is wonderful and you get a chance to play.

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

8 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh man if I had known you didn't know about the call I would have told you earlier. I'm so glad you tried out. :-) The bee images are some of my faves from Mo and I just happen to be about to color one up myself. You have added so many fun little extras on your card and lots of texture too. It's wonderful Bonnie and I wish you the best of luck on the call. Hugs!

~ginny said...

Oh man, he is so cute Bonnie! I really like that you fussy cut him and popped him up on a honey (giggle) colored background! Really wish you the best of luck - your skill is what they look for!
~ginny

ParkNSlide said...

Best of luck with the DT call. Hope you will "bee happy" to get an acceptance. Your card is adorable---I like the repeat pattern of the hexagon and the honeycomb. This image is a "honey."

Redanne said...

Hi Bonnie, that image is delightful and you have coloured it beautifully, your card is just gorgeous! Wishing you much luck, you really deserve a place on the DT, your work is fabulous!! Hugs, Anne x

Frea Konings said...

Hi Bonnie, what a cute little bee! Lovely card! HUgs FRea

Sandy said...

Hey Bonnie! How could we not be happy with this chubby little bee flying around.n So cute and I love the honeycomb behind her!
Sandy

butterfly said...

I love your Mo Manning pieces... and the bee girl is enchanting!! Wishing you lots of luck with the DT call - have my fingers firmly crossed for you!
Alison xx

KraftyKim said...

Love your Bee colouring. Wish you luck with the DT entry. x