Sunday 24 August 2014

Be you…

When we think of bees many of us think of the plump, furry bumble bees we see so often but many of our honey bee species are quite wasp like in their appearance. This is the case for the honey bee featured in Wendy Vecchi's 'Art for you' stamp set…


Starting with DIs Tumbled glass, Salty ocean and then Wild honey, each in turn daubed on white card and then misted with water to soften the edges of the colour and let them blend into each other:

When dry, black archival ink dabbed in patches onto the large honeycomb stamp (which also looks like chicken wire), randomly stamped over the top:

The bee was stamped with black DI onto coloured card and cut out. The wings were cut separately and covered with Crackle accents:

The text stamped and mounted:

Flowers die cut and punched, made up and lightly edged with DIs:

Layering up:

Top right:

Bottom left:

Bottom right:


Another quick and easy card to make. And here's a plea, we are losing our populations of honey bees so please do all you can to keep them going by planting flowers and shrubs in the garden that they like! >:o)

Have a fab weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Chris xxx


  1. Beautiful card, fabulous stamps and colours. Got lots of bees on my lobelia over the last couple of years and managed to get some beautiful pictures of them too.

    TFS:-) xxx

  2. Beautiful Chis,love the

  3. Great card Chris with this fab set! Love the fact the bee is quite thin!

    Great colours and the flowers look beautiful! Oh dear, yet another set on my wishlist....

  4. Beautiful card with great design - love the colours you've used and that honeycomb stamp is to die for

    Have a lovely Sunday

    Hilda x

  5. Great card Chris - fabulous colours and the background is just wonderful. Love the bee and flowers too ! x