To Bee or Not to Bee

Danielle brought us a gold leafing challenge! She showed us lots of ways to use it. I chose to do some stenciling:

Painted Collage | by karen @ carefree creations

My idea started with a hexagon stencil I had in my stash (cut with a Cover Plate from acetate). I thought I would do something with bees.

After I did the painting – and realized that it bled gold under the stencil, and also bled a pink color around the gold – I decided to add die-cut flower to what was becoming a collage. I used Autumn Rose as it went well with the pink color that bled out from the leafing. I added some stamped stems and small flowers.

When it came to adding a sentiment, I liked the One-Liner “happy” die. I was going to add a sub-sentiment, but found I liked the card without.

As my post title infers – my original thought was to have one or more bees on the card, but it just didn’t work.

You may notice that I mentioned the gold leafing bled pink around the gold. Well that pink was also very much on the inside of the card. I will have to figure something out to cover it up..but I will worry about that later. Definitely a learning opportunity!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamps: Painted Petals (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Lavender Moon, the old Ripe Avocado (PTI); Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Smokey Shadow, White (PTI);
Other: gold leafing (Plaid); Painted Petals die, One-Liners: Happy die, Cover Plate: Hexagons die (PTI);
Challenge: gold leafing

2 thoughts on “To Bee or Not to Bee

  1. you certainly have had a good day creating – love this card – the rose color looks so pretty with the gold – Danielle didn’t tell us all about the pitfalls of gold leafing – what a mess i had!!!

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