Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Best Bud - PKS Challenge #53

Hello and good morning!!  Welcome to The ThINKin' Spot, and another Peachy Keen Challenge.  For Challenge #53, we have a wonderful sketch to follow, and this challenge also includes a twist.  The twist is that you need to include sponging somewhere on your creation.

For my card, I used the Hillbilly Holler set #2, from Peachy Keen Stamps.  These adorable and hilarious stamps are illustrated by Missouri artist Steve Yarbrough, and they always bring a smile to my face.  I don't know about you, but I think we need a lot more smiles in this day and age, and I'll take all I can get!!  Isn't this little bee with his toes hanging out too darned cute?  I just LOVE him!!!
The patterned paper for this card all comes from the Hello Sunshine paper pack from Peachy Keen Stamps, and did you know you can find LOTS of bling on the PKS website as well?  I used some white pearl flourishes and colored them with my Copic markers to match the colors in my card.  The image was also colored with Copics.  It's a little difficult to see, but the bee's wings have some stardust Stickles on them for added sparkle.  For my sponging, I chose to sponge on the bottom of the Marianne Design Creatables die cut with some Always Artichoke ink, and the top of the die cut was sponged with Baja Breeze classic ink.  Both of those shades are from Stampin' Up!.  The grass, which was cut with my Martha Stewart punch also has some Always Artichoke ink sponged on the tips. 

We have an amazing guest designer to welcome this week, and I sure hope you can drop by her blog, Paper Crafting in Cocoa to check out Iris's beautifully colored images and gorgeous creations!  You WILL love what you see, and speaking of loving what you see, be sure to check out the samples from all of my DT sisters who have creations to share with you for this challenge.  Hop over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog to check them out, and get all the details about what you can do to enter this challenge.  There is always an amazing prize for one lucky winner.  We have an exciting week at Peachy Keen, because starting tomorrow you're going to get to see some sneaky peeks of the newest releases, and on Friday, we'll be blog hopping, and sharing our projects with the new stamps.  Below are the deets, and I sure hope to see you at the hop.  As always, we're giving away free stamps, and you sure don't want to miss that!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Weekend and that your Tuesday is shaping up to be a beautiful one!  Have a blessed day, and happy stamping!


Becky said...

OH My..What a handsome guy :). Gorgeous details and awesome coloring.

Shar said...

What a cute little bee and a sweet card. :) Always wonderful work, Lorie!

Janice W. said...

Hi Lorie,
You sure know how to make every card a winner! Your coloring always inspires me to keep trying. Amazing work and great tip about coloring the pearls.
Love and hugs, Janice

Clumzy Me said...

omg what a adorable card!! I loev it, you do some beautiful work! I have to ask what is that stand called that you have your card on? I have been looking for one simular. Thank a bunch for sharing!

Glora said...

Wow, such amazing details! You always do such an incredible job! Hugs- Glora

Anonymous said...

I love his toes peeking out of his shoe - it just adds that perfect detail! The image is colored amazingly - as always.

Hurray for sneak peaks - I know I'm gonna love this release already!

Hugs to you!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

OH Lorie!! Your card is absolutely WONDERFUL!! I do love this guy too with his toes stickin out of his shoe! :) This bee is absolutely beeeuatifully done! You are so good at coloring and putting these magical and amazing cards together.. Every one of them is mind blowing! You are a super star! Love ya ta bits! CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU SOON!! Love, Kathy

Cindy Beland said...

This is such a cute card!Great details and colors,I love it!!!:)

kadie said...

Awwwwww, he's super cute!!