Sunday, May 31, 2015

Queen Bee

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge challenge is regal or royal.  This had all kinds of ideas buzzing around in my head. :)

I started thinking about the new princess charlotte and the royal family.  This had me thinking about how pleased the queen must be with another grandbaby.  So my card is inspired by the Queen Bee.

I started with a mix of honeycomb embossed background with a lovely overcoat of the Fossilized Amber spritzed over the background.  I hit the background with a splatter of a red spray.  I drew in the lines to make it look like a giant card.

I die cut the bee and embossed with a floral embossing folder.  I added a few chit chat stickers and a crown to my Queen.   Hopefully this has you thinking of different ideas for the royal challenge!

Products: Sizzix Layering Bee Die, Simon Says Stamp Sketch Alphabet, Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion  Watercolor Pencils, Idea-Ology - Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers, Fossilized Amber Distress stain Spray, Crown, BO Bunny Gems, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Honeycomb Stencil, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Stain Spray -Fired Brick
Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher to a randomly selected participant in the challenge, come play along!
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  1. I love the layered bee die! I especially love this card...great minds think alike. I made a similar one last week! Funny...

  2. Queen BEE! I love this clever idea to tie in the royal theme :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  3. Wow... this card is gorgeous, Suzz. I love the beautiful background and the bee is fabulous. :)

  4. Brilliant take on the challenge. Inspired. Live the colour palette. Tracy x

  5. Such fun inspiration Sue! Your card is gorgeous. Love all the gold and yellow. Perfect with a crown for the bee.

  6. Such a clever design and I love the beautiful background which showcases the bee...perfectly! Really gorgeous Suzz... :)

  7. Such a beautfil card, Suzz! The Queen Bee looks amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  8. The Queen should be proud. Those new grand babies are the cutest little things! I love seeing their photos.

    Your bee is quite royal as well! When I first saw it, I thought that you had used a REAL playing card...which is silly, because I have that die and I know that it wouldn't fit on a playing card. But you did such a lovely job creating this, that I guess I forgot all about reality. :)
    Love it, Suzz!

  9. QUEEN bee! How clever you are! I love the play on the the bee and the face card. I also thought it was ingenius to mix the honeycomb background with the bee. So many details and clever connections in that brain of yours. I really like how this turned out!

  10. Stunning, as usual! Suzz, you are amazing! I don't believe I've ever seen a project you've created that I don't love!

  11. Don't know how I missed this one, absolutely adore it xxx


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