Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sketch

Think the 'Head Girls' took pity on us this week and gave us a CAS sketch to follow this week over at Less Is More.  I am normally not very good at all following sketches but even I couldn't make a mess of this one!!!!
Pop across and check it out - if you don't normally do CAS cards then there's bags of inspiration to be had from the challenge participants the majority of whom are definitely the Queens of Clean and Simple.
So keeping with the theme of Queens, here's my offering for this week with another little Queen Bee.

I always panic going 'straight to card' and as normal had to trim it again to make it central - despite using rulers, post it's and anything else laying about on the desk I never manage to get the image perfectly positioned! (Should have gone to specsavers!)

Used my usual linen texture card and I coloured the collage image with promarkers. I didn't want to go over the top with the colours as I wanted the bee to be the focal point so tried to use soft pastels to contrast with the yellow.

The bee was layered using 3d foam pads and I added a bit of glamour dust to the wings - well a queen has to have a bit of bling doesn't she???? LOL
The sentiment was a freebie from TLC - never used it before but it just seemed to fit with the collage somehow.

Other challenges -
Phindy's Place - Clean and Simple
Inked Paws - Clean and Simple
Catered Crop - the letter 'B'
A big 'Hi' to all my new followers - it's lovely to see you and I hope you visit me often - when you do leave me a comment then I can come visit you too!

Enjoy what's left of the weekend, and hope you're not all too wet - did someone say drought??????? Where??????? 
PS - Just a couple of hours left to vote over at Fashionista!  

50 comments:

  1. Hiya, this is so cool - love it,

    Liz x

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  2. Beautiful card Viv. Many details on a little space. Great.

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  3. Hi Viv. Fabulous. Love the sentiment, perfect match for the image.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  4. Seriously bee-utiful card!

    Have voted for you thrice.... dont know if it's allowed or even if it worked lol

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  5. This is just fab Viv! I love the effect of that gorgeous bee!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Just perfect. Love it!
    Anne x

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  7. what a lovely card, i love the 3D bee. I know what you mean about the 'straight to card' - so much scope to go wrong, but when they work (like yours) they are stunning.

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  8. Viv what a stunning card and love that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place too :)
    Anne
    x

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  9. What a great bee - and who wouldn't want to be 'Queen Bee' once in a while? Cheers Anne

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  10. Hi Viv
    Stunning card, you half expect the bee to take off!!
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  11. Wow, just a gorgeous card, Viv! Love the dimensional bee!! I laughed when I read about you getting nervous about going "direct to card" ... me too!!

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  12. Another fabulous card again Viv, well done :) Viv xx

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  13. This is lovely. I love the dimension and the sparkle on the bee. You didn't say where that image came from - it is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  14. This is just beautiful, I just saw it over at TLC too. I thought it was all bought together it fits so well with the image.
    Linbyx

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  15. Viv what a fabulous card just live your image


    Anne

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  16. Viv, this card is stunning. Just took my breath away...........

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  17. cor matey this is a bee-utifull card..love it really top notch yer a bit good ant yer and couldnt have submitted anything bee -ter lol!!.. love sassxxx

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  18. Oh WOW! What a beautiful card Viv :) Love everything about it. Sarah x

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  19. Oh my . . . this is stunning! I love every detail about it. Thank you for sharing it with us at our Catered Crop B challenge. Gorgeous.

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  20. What a brilliant card I would never have thought of making a card with a stingy bee!!! but it works me dalink!! and its gorgeous too xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  21. Absolutely brilliant card Viv, stunning use of the sketch.
    luv
    Debby

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  22. What a wonderful card and image, it looks perfect to me :o)
    Jackie xx

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  23. so stunning vi.really fab cas design :D

    xx coops xx

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  24. What a lovely collage stamp and sentiment. The touch of sparkle is perfect. xx

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  25. This is brilliant Viv - so elegant! Jo x

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  26. stunning card!! love the way you popped up the bee...

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  27. STUNNING!!! Love your queenly card with the glitter... Super bee...

    Monica xxx

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  28. This is beautiful! Where is the bee image from? I love TLC, I think I got that sentiment too!

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  29. A really nice idea. I do not often see that kind of image!
    I find it very beautiful and is very well done!

    Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.

    Daen'Ys ♥

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  30. wow wooooow woooooooooooooow that's an eyecatcher for sure!! Can't stop looking at this card, very beautiful!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  31. wow! what a stunner and I love the image with the bee. hugs, annie x

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  32. Wow! That is stunning, Viv. Very regal!

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  33. Love love love love it! Just awesome creativity. I may have to bookmark this for a later creation!!

    Shelby

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  34. Absolutely stunning Viv! Vicky x

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  35. Just love this theme with the bee. Beautiful card.

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  36. OOh Love this card Viv. And a special well done for incorporating so many challenges, Gay xx

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  37. Love this image Viv and what a super sentiment too?..the bee looks brilliant popped up from the card base too :0)
    Jenny x

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  38. Oh I love, love, love this! I love the combination of images, and those sparkly popped-up wings are wonderful. Love how you went over the edge on the top right. Love the frame. Just fabulous all around.

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  39. This is stunning Viv, the design is fabulous, the decoupaged and sparkling wings of that Bee is sensational.
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  40. Beautiful! I love your design and the dimension!



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