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Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Bee-Day!

I have been  playing with some twinkling H2O's and my new Memory Box stamps and created this fun project.

The flowers Gorgeous Mini Bloom B1761, Gorgeous Bloom  E1716, were stamped using Ranger Archival ink black. Spritz the H20's with water and use a water brush to color the images using a gold and beautiful orange Twinkling H2Os.

Color to add shading on the flowers (after they have dried) with a coordinating watercolor pencil.

Heat emboss using clear embossing powder. Cut out and fold the edges.

The stems and leaves were torn from book pages and sponged with brown dye ink.

The background was painted using white and blue acrylic paint daubers. The tiny bees and sentiment came from another new Memory Box stamp called Happy Bee-day. They were stamped using Ranger Archival Ink (Black). The bees were colored using watercolor pencil and a little glitter.

The edges of the background were also sponged using the brown dye ink and mounted on the Soiree Truffle paper from Memory Box.

Now onto some really exciting news!

Today is the start of a blog hop to celebrate a  brand new super fun  blog called Lily Pad Cards. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs. There is also a wonderful blog hop that is being kicked off today and you don't want to miss out! Here is where you start on the blog hop: Vicky's.  The blog hop will be hopping starting today all the way through Friday of this week.

Have a beautiful week!



  1. I really luv this Sue, the flowers look rolled and the techs add so much...dig those book page stems and leaves, will have to case that GF!

  2. Gorgeous colour combination and your flowers are wonderful and a very clever idea using book pages for the stems and leaves. Tracy x

  3. Girl.. I am loving this card!!!!! As usual it is a masterpiece!!

    AND..... CONGRATULATIONS on being on the Dream Team for Lilly Pad Cards!! So happy to see you there!!!!!!!!!

  4. Beautiful, Sue, love how this came together...I love the stems, will be "borrowing" that idea!

  5. Wonderful creativity, Suzz! Love the fab stems and your beautiful flowers. . .the color looks so amazing against the soft, blue background!

  6. so beautiful!! love the text on the leaves and these colours are awesome! congrats on your new DT position!! :)

  7. Gorgeous card Suzanne! Love the orange flower garden and the pieced stems and leaves! Very creative!

  8. this is pretty spectacular! loveloveLOVE the newsprint stems! great creativity. :-D

  9. Oh I just love how you created these flowers. Did you assemble the flower completely before painting or did you paint the petals and then assemble. Love the torn stems and leaves, such a cool cool idea!

  10. Such fun flowers, Sue! Love the colors and your card design!

  11. What a really fun way to create your flower border Sue. Those blooms are lovely and I love the wash over the script background. The black border really makes this card stand out.

    Lesley Xx

  12. Just gorgeous, Sue! Love your flowers and how they pop against the cool blue background!

  13. beautiful work of art, Sue! really love the background you created. beautiful project!

  14. Fantastic techniques used! Love this card!

  15. beautifully colored flowers, love the stems-they are too cool!!


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