Monday, May 25, 2009

Papertrey Blog Hop~ Use yellow!


Don't you just love Blog Hopping? I especially like it since it starts at 8 pm ET, not 10 pm, lol lol lol! And, it's the best and most productive 'challenge' there ever is, since everyone is doing the same challenge and showing it at the same time, when my brain is still thinking about what I did, and what I could have done~

Here's the first, be sure and scroll for the second!

I wanted to do something other than a baby card, since I use yellow in baby cards almost daily, lol. The bees haven't really seen ink, and yellow makes me think of black, and yellow and black make me think of bees, and well there you have it! Bee Happy! The giant flowers are Heidi Swapp white flowers, I inked them with Lemon Tart and Summer Sunrise. The one underneath is inked with just Lemon Tart. The center is another Heidi Swapp flower, but it came yellow, then on top is a Heidi Swapp Flower Center brad. Perfect!
The bee and sentiments are from Honey Bees. I stamped the bee in black, let it dry, then smooshed it onto the Versamark Champagne Dazzle ink pad. His tail is covered with yellow Stickles. The background is done with the bg stamp from Damask Designs. Turns out this stamp is defective, which I never knew! I needed to restamp each and every set to get a 'hole' in the middle covered, but I don't think you can tell.



How would you feel about opening a birthday card and finding a stinging bee on it? I'm guessing I might not think it was so swell...





Not exactly liking the bee, I decided to try another- and combine it with the CMWC that is to use buttons! The butterfly is from Butterfly Kisses, stamped with StazOn on acetate, then cut out. Glitter Art makes a clear drying glue, so I used that and Glitter Art glitter on the back of the acetate. You have to go slow and let it dry between layers, but the final effect is great!

The flourish is created by using the new set Fancy Flourishes; I used almost all of the pieces to make it grow! Buttons are from Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, and Berry Sorbet. The buttons are tied on with DMC floss # 677; a close enough match to Lemon Tart! I drove all over today looking for a printed ribbon that looked good, but came back to PTI's black satin and a bit of May Arts black with silver glitter in it.





Now off to clear the table for a Memorial Day dinner that can not be beat, and will be back to go peruse everyone elses's thoughts on Yellow!

41 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

OH Beth these are both so awesome. i love the bee on top of the flower!!!!

Gwen said...

Oh I LOVE the bee card!!! I think it's just beautiful! I do like the other too!

Jak Heath said...

wow Beth I lurve the damask one very dramatic indeedy.

Karen said...

Wow! Wow! WOW!!!!! Oh my goodness, Beth, these are BOTH GORGEOUS cards!! I just love the damask, the hand colored flowers and the sparkly bee atop on your first one! And that ever growing flourish, flowered with The buttons, and that STUNNING butterfly....I just cannot stop looking at it and drooling! :>

Lynn P. said...

Tough choice - I really Love both of them!

Tabitha said...

Really cute how you added the bee to the flower!


Great job with your butterfly and neat idea to add the buttons to the super flourish you created!

Maureen L. said...

Love the giant flower card. The black & white button center really pops!

Lisa said...

Wow Beth, both of your cards are amazing, I love what you did with the butterfly.

Catherine said...

I love the Damask background and the huge flower!!

Melissa said...

Great job! I love the black damask on lemon, very dramatic! Your flourishes are beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous cards!!! tfs!!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. I think my favorite is the bee card though.

Marge said...

Breathtaking - both of them!!! ;-)

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

Great cards Beth. I love the buttons on the flourish in the second card.

eggette said...

I love them both and I really do like the bee on the flower card! It is just the kind of quirkiness I LOVE!!

peggysue said...

You rocked this challenge girl! I thought I read earlier you weren't too fond of the bee, why ever not??? He looks great! (look at me assigning gender). Sooo purty!

Cammie said...

The bee on top of the flower-too cute. The second card is gorgeous. I can't wait to ink up the flourishes.

Stampin' Pam said...

WOW Beth - you've been a busy BEE *grin* - I love both these cards - but I really like the 2nd one - all those buttons! Be sure to check out the button challenge I've got posted on the Stamp Out Alzheimer's event this week - you might want to play along for a chance to win more buttons! See my blog for deets!

Heidi said...

Wow Beth both cards are fantastic! That first one is so stunning though!!

IamDerby said...

Both your cards are stunning Beth!! Love the bee one.. so pretty

Lisa Cole said...

LOVE the bee!

cadnileb said...

Oh how fun! Love the bee! :) Too cute!

Anabelle said...

The flower on the first one is lovely and the flourishes on the second look awesome.

Kay said...

Wow, both of these cards are stunners! The Damask Designs looks incredible with that yellow flower, and the second card is simply jaw dropping- I love them!

KatieTurtle said...

I love both the cards- yours is the first I have seen with a bee! So original!

Deanna said...

I like them both but I personally like the bumblebee on the flower. they are like my favorite! I even have a tattoo of one!

Lori said...

Both cards are terrific Beth, love how bright the flower is and love what you did with the butterfly on the second!!

BethieJ said...

Beth these are both STUNNING!! You did a GREAT job on both of them!!!!
Have a GREAT night!

Kim said...

Oh Beth, these are so pretty! I especially love the first one with the big flower and the little bee.

Ally said...

They're both beautiful! I love how you've inked the big flower and the buttons & butterfly look great!!

ALLY said...

Two stunning cards Beth! Love the little bee on the big yellow flower! Great use of the colour yellow!

sharon d said...

These are both amazing! Love them!

raduse said...

Love them both, but I really like that butterfly the best.

Terri E. said...

That butterfly is stinking cute!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Dana said...

The bee card is lovely with all of the inking and layers and I adore your black swirls on the the second card. You've been busy!

Claire Brennan said...

OH Wow Beth - love both cards but that second one just knocks my socks off!!

debbie@countryheartandhome.com said...

ooh Beth they are both so pretty!!

Crafty Num Nums said...

Wow, both cards are just stunning

Cindy said...

Great card Beth:)

Lisa H. said...

two wonderfully, wow! cards. But the second one is my FAVE. I love that butterfly.

Janelle said...

Both cards are really great. The bee on the flower is cute and it all looks great on the Damask Designs background. And the way you caused your flourish to "grow" looks great, too. Plus the sparkly butterfly is really eye-catching!