Aug 2, 2016

Bees Knees Mixed Media and Handmade Flowers

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PLAY!!!  That is exactly what I did last night and it felt so so good!  Remember, I am celebrating Graciellie Design's August digital stamp release with a chance to win one of Graciellie's digital stamp sets AND a set of printable papers on THIS post.  I also have another bee themed project coming atcha on the 15h with another giveaway.  But...  I wasn't done playing with these images just yet.  This handmade sunflower was in my reject/leftover pile because I got carried away when inking the center.  I didn't want it to be a focal point in a design.  So I was pondering the Mojo Monday sketch, then I saw the lovely Julie's post for AVJ and a light went off.  So I flipped the sketch and cut my sunflower in half and tucked each half away in the wonky layers.  That gave me the space I needed to showcase the bee!  JOY!  (The details on making the flower are on my giveaway post.)

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I embossed the gorgeous IndigoBlu honeycomb background stamp with walnut stain Distress embossing powder.  Same for the scrolly dies by Penny Black.

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And while having fun with my new IndigoBlu products, I couldn't help but add some gilding with Megaflake in Chocolate Box.  I was going for an extreme juxtaposition of glam and grunge.

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How ever did I live without these stamps?  That honeycomb!  That bee!  That sunflower!  <3

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I mounted her over a pretty acetate die as note to Gracie's tutorial on foiling digital stamps.  So cool!  Check that out HERE.  Trust me when I say a laminating machine is high on my wish list!!!  The possibilities are endless!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing the Bee Kind stamp set in action and will join me on the 15th for my final project.  :)

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I'm sharing with:
Mojo-Monday-Sketch
Scrapki-wyzwaniowo

36 comments:

  1. What a stunning mixed media card and a beautiful take on the mojo sketch! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge!

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  2. Autumn I love bee images and this one is gorgeous, I love how you have used him in your brilliant design xxx

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  3. Wow, Autumn!! Your card is sooooooooo sweet and edgy at the same time. Everything is perfectly balanced and the color palette is gorgeous! The bee and the sunflowers are fabulous!! Wonderful on e wry way!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  4. Awesome..loved the idea of using half flowers ,very interesting touch with acetate !

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  5. Autumn this is gorgeous - love that bee and the hidden sunflowers :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Just gorgeous Autumn! I so love your big bee, and the honeycomb background is a brilliant bit. Wonderful work with these stamps! hugs :)

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  7. Not a fan of digital stamps! BUT I am a fan of your artistic talent this little piece is amazing. XOXO

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  8. Wow, this looks so 3D that it pops out of the screen! I guess one advantage of using digital stamps is that you make them any size you want!

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  9. Wow .. Love the way you assemble your cards. I need more practise :)

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  10. Brilliant card, Autumn! Loving that grungy background, and you have showcased the bee perfectly! Great to see you use the sunflowers; they look like the real thing! Glad to have a few minutes to get a taste of what you've been up to! Looks like you've been busy in the craft room! I do hope to get caught up at some point, but again, will not be happening today! Uggh! Big hugs to you, sweetie!

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  11. Wow, this is absolutely amazing, Autumn!! The background is fabulous!! I love the bee!! The texture and details are just stunning!! This is spectacular my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. You do the most gorgeous work! I love the colors and the layering!

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  13. Looks just super! An AMAZING and rich project! Adorable! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
    oxo Susi

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  14. Gorgeous card, Autumn! The background and the bee are fabulous. Great use of your leftover, the handmade sunflower looks super!
    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday. Mar xx

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  15. This is just incredible, Autumn! Love every little stunning detail. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

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  16. What an amazing card, Autumn! The bee, sunflower and honeycomb stamps are gorgeous! I like your layering very much, so many details!
    Thank you for playing with us at Country View Crafts!
    Hugs Evelyn

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  17. Another stunning creation Autumn, so pleased my DI post inspired you with this beauty.
    Hugs, Julie X

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  18. What a gorgeous piece Autumn. Love your amazing bee and it's honeycomb...so clever. It's perfect for our Hot Summer Days challenge over at Country View. Thanks for joining in with the fun x Jane

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  19. Bees are right up there with butterflies and dragonflies (and seahorses - lol) but this one is one of the most beautiful I have seen, it is so chunky and gorgeous! That was such a great idea to cut the sunflower in half, it looks so striking and that honeycomb background is superb. Totally beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  20. So very glamorous and grungy at the same time x Fun idea with the twine for the bees wings. Lots of attention to detail and a fabulous project, thank you x

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  21. Oh, what a super gorgeous make, Autumn! I love it with that rich grunge backround, awesome textures and your amazing bee! It's stunning, my friend! Bravo! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  22. This is so awesome, Autumn! Love how you've tucked those flowers in the layers and have that huge bee as your focal point - he (or she) is amazing, especially on that stamped acetate! I love your use of the gilding flakes on this project - can't wait to see the next one :-)

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  23. Brilliant and so fun! I can taste the honey! That central bee is beautiful and showcased so nicely. The layers with the flowers under it are brilliant and so fun. You are creating so many lovely designs with this new set and then some. Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  24. An absolute beauty, love it too bits Autumn. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  25. Beautiful done, wish you luck in one of the many challenges you enter this one . Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo

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  26. Gorgeous project, I adore your bee and the twine bow, lovely addition. Gorgeous background, perfect for your focal image and I love the touches of sunflower. Gorgeous colour choice. Thanks so much for joining in with my Monochromatic Challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Tracy x

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  27. Oh my! This really is fabulous! How clever of you to cut the sunflower in half. I especially love how you have layered this card! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  28. Wow Autumn this is beautiful, I love that honeycomb stamp, and the layers and textures are amazing. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

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  29. Amazing Thanks for playing at scrapki-wyzwaniowo Challenge

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  30. Great embossed honeybomb background but what about that amazing Bee- I love Bees,love the sunflowers too
    Carol x

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  31. Aa fabulous card Autumn, Love the Bee and of course Bees love sunflowers,
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

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  32. Gorgeous card,

    you put so much detail into ths card.

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  33. Beautiful, Love all the detail and that wonderful bee. Thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

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  34. Great mixed media work! I love the background!
    Thank You so much for joining our challenge at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo :-)

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  35. Congratulations on your win at Country View! You rock! Hugs!

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