Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #56

 Are ya ready for another challenge?  It's time for another Peachy Keen Challenge, and we're up to challenge number 56.  That is nearly impossible for me to fathom, but here we are, just the same.  Angelica gave us another wonderful sketch, and included some fabulous elements for inspiration.  You'll find the sketch below, and be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog for all the details about prize that you could win if you play along with us.   

For my card, I used the adorable PK-279 Faceless Bugs stamp set. (the set does include faces)  The first thing I did was stamp the bees in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and masked them off to stamp the wings.  I colored these cuties with my Copics, and as per my friend Viv's request, I WILL work on a video for coloring black.  Don't have it for today, but in the very near future.  For the bee hive, I used one of the new acrylic pieces from Peachy Keen Stamps, and I paper pieced it.  It was  a little bit tricky, but what I ended up doing, which worked well, was peeling off the precut pieces of paper one at a time, and  I used them for a pattern for paper piecing the hive.  The small gingham card stock is from A Muse, but the other DP I'm not exactly sure about, as it was in my scrap bin.  The rest of the card stock is all from Stampin' Up!, and includes basic black, whisper white, kraft, and chocolate chip., with the exception of the glittery black card stock, which  is from Doodlebug Designs.  I finished this off with the white grosgrain ribbon, which was a design element for this sketch, as well as the flower button.  The bee's antenna are black rhinestones, and there is a bit of stickles on the bee's wings.  The sentiment comes from the PK-260 Sweetie Pie Peepers stamp set.  Oh, and I almost forgot!  The edges of everything are sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink in Tea Dye.  I LOVE that stuff!!!  ;-)
Here's the sketch for Challenge #56.
Please don't forget to stop by Scrapping Mommy's Blog and give Amy Crockett a warm welcome as our guest designer this week.  Amy's blog is filled with inspirational creations, and she really rocks the Peachy Keen Stamps!!  Our wonderful PKS design team has an amazing line up of cards to share with you using this sketch.  I always look so forward to the day we post, because it just makes me so happy to see their work!!  Head over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog and check it out!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I've got a busy day ahead, so I'd better get to it!  Y'all take it easy in this heat, have a beautiful day, and happy stamping!


Cheryl Walker said...

Awww this is SUPER CUTE!! Love the stampes you using they are darling!!! I LOVE the beehive you made , its tooo sweet!! Beautiful job :)

Glora said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!!! You are killing me with this card, it is PERFECTTT!!!!! WOW, I love how you did up those darling bees and the acrylic hive - WOW!!!! Amazing!!! Hugs- Glora

Amy C said...

Super cute!! I love those sweet little bees and the glitter you added. Thanks so much for the sweet comments about my blog and for linking over.

Scrapping Mommy

Julie said...

So cute - fab colours and layout!! Juliexx

Barbara said...

Lorie, these bees are so cute and I know I wouldn't be allergic to them! Beautiful beehive and gorgeous coloring! Hugs!

Janice W. said...

Lorie I love your bees!! Fabulous work as always! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

callyannc said...

Oh My Heck! That is the cutest Bumble Be Card I have ever seen and I WANT ONE!!!!!!! Fantastic. You should win hands down.

Joanna said...

Now that is the cutest card ever! Love those bees and the bee hive looks great!

Lisa B said...

Lorie those bees..OMG you made them totally come to life! I love your bee hive. I may need to get another one since I used that one first and I never used acrylic before I totally messed mine up. I even glued it down backwards! I love your paper piecing.

Unknown said...

Jaw on the floor...eyes out on stalks...head spinning with the cuteness and fabulous colouring!!
This card Lorie, as you well know, took my breath away and I can't WAIT for that video. Make it soon my friend or I'll burst!! LOL xxx

Cindy Beland said...

This is sooo SWEET!The little bees are AWESOME!!:)