Sunday, 24 June 2012

Just Buzzin' By

As mentioned in my previous post, here is my second card for this week's Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.  I'm also submitting this for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps which is to use markers.

I caved and got some Copic markers (DH very kindly paid for them for Mother's Day).  I only got 25 colors but I already need more.  What have I got myself into??? LOL.  Anyway, this is only the second time I've had a play with these markers, so I'm very much at the beginning of the learning curve - but man, they're fun!


I went hunting for a stamp set that required coloring and found this one, which is so cute!  Everytime I see these little bees, it reminds me of The Bee Movie, which I love.  I dry embossed the base with a woodgrain EF and made sure to match the wood-graining on my Chocolate Chip scallops as well for continuity.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated):

Stamps:  Just Buzzin' By
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight; Chocolate Chip; Whisper White; Shimmery White; Brights DSP Stack
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black; Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Copic Markers; Oval Nestabilities; Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon; Tim Holtz EF; Tasteful Trim die

Cheers
Karren

12 comments:

Jen Brum said...

What a "sweet" card! Love the bees and great job on the colouring. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Patrice said...

Karren I know what you mean about copics! Very very addictive and such fun to use. I've had mine for a little longer than you and I'm still learning to use them properly lol.

Terrific card, love all that sunny yellow! Thanks so much for joining our very first challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Hope you come back and play again soon.

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Karren! You're in trouble now! Copics are like potato chips - you can't have just one, or two or three or ...! Ha! That's a very cute image! And now you'll have to buy more images to color .. I know cause that's what happened to me! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kylie said...

Hi Karren, I'm glad we helped you dust off your Copics! This is a terrific card and you are right, the stamp is very cute. Wonderful colouring and I love the layout. Thanks so much for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.

Karen said...

Hi Karen - what a beautifully sunny card.....just love those bees and so glad you got your Copics out to play! You won't rest til you get them all.....you have been warned! lol. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Addicted to Stamps.

Karen x

Jacqueline said...

Hi Karen - a beautifully coloured card - love your bees! Thanks for playing along with us this week at ATS - Jacqueline xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Karren and well done you !!!! I know what you mean about wanting all the colours I only bought some this week and I want them all ! Gorgeous job so bright and cheery and the stamp i so cute. Thank you for joining us for our very first challenge at Addicted to Stamps AND GOOD LUCK.

MARIE

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, this card is so adorable. Love the colors, embossing, but especially love the colored image. And those of us who have Copics know the feeling of not just wanting, but NEEDING all of them! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Tui Nathan said...

What a great card ... love the yellows and those honey bees are just way too cute!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Valerie said...

Karren this is a gorgeous card, love the embossing and the colouring is brilliant, such a sunny card! Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at ATS:)
Val x

Allisa said...

Such a cute card....good luck on your addiction to Copics.....and it will turn into an addiction! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Victoria said...

Thank you so much for sharing your bright creation with us at Addicted to Stamps! I can only echo what the others have said about markers being addictive. There's always another pen that would be just the right shade you're looking for! This is a smashing card - I think yellow monochromatic is really hard to get right so I'm really impressed!