Sunday, 27 July 2014

CC3 - CHALLENGE #7

All the details for this challenge can be found HERE. Painted Industrial on page 46 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities 3 explains this lovely technique. It appears easy but you can achieve a mess if you don't follow his instructions properly!!! As usual Tim and Mario have provided the Curiosity Crew with a stack of goodies to be given to their choice of entry plus there's a $50 voucher generously given by Inspiration Emporium for the overall winner. Give it a go, I am. I have just managed to buy the 3 new 'bug' dies from Tim's alterations range with Sizzix. Not only are they all huge but the detail on the embossing folders is spectacular. I decided to use the bee and make a birthday card.
The base card is 8" x 8" and perfect to take the die cut. The zig zag round the edge was done ramdonly using a Hero Arts stamp and black Archival ink. I then used Tim's honeycomb stencil and wild honey distress ink - got to keep it all on the bee theme!! I would love to tell you how I made the bee but I would have to shoot you afterwards, so am afraid you will just have to buy the book to learn the details. I did notice however, that the die is slightly different to the embossing folder in so much as the folder has antennae on the bee but there are none on the die - poor bee! Having drooled over the Curiosity Crew's samples I 'pinched' one idea and used a crown on the bee's head. The card has been given so when it is opened next month I hope it brings a smile.

5 comments:

Nan G said...

Love your bee card! Absolutely gorgeous bee!

Candy C said...

Joanne...this is so cute! I love your idea of having the card a basic white and then adding the honeycomb stenciling to it. That looks really neat! The die cut butterfly that you've done Tim's painted industrial technique on is such a perfect embellishment for the card! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

You bee is amazing! LOVE the way you colored it! Thanks so much for joining on this metalicious challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is the first time I've seen that bee... how awesome the texture is! Love the crown you gave it and the clever stenciled honeycomb background. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

Hels Sheridan said...

I love the simplicity of this card... the honeycomb looks perfect behind Mr Buzz... and love the crown too... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x