I made this card for Meljen's Designs' Challenge #156 - Recycle. I like recycling. :) It's good for the soul and the planet. I have to use a Meljen's Designs image and I did. It's a freebie! :) Who doesn't like free? ;) Don't get me wrong... I have purchased LOTS of Meljen's images. These are too cute! I found myself running out of time and I had this image all colored up so it was beckoning me to use it. So I did. It's Honey Bee Buckets.
I am also participating in Little Claire's Designs Ideas and Inspiration Blog's Monthly Challenge #32. It's a spring and sketch challenge. I think I've got it covered too!
Here is the card:
All card stock, printed paper, pearl beads, wiggle eyes and ribbon are from my stash. I dabbed Stickles in Purple all around the flowers and in Green on the leaves. The flowers and leaves are made from used, and therefore recycled, dryer sheets. :) I also added some Inkssentials Glossy Accents on the heart, the drops of honey floating in the air and on the bee's nose. I colored the image with Copic markers. I punched a strip of paper with a Michael's Recollections border punch and it runs across the middle of the page behind the image cutout. I used a Hot of the Press Design Tool #2 to create the cutout frame for the image. I popped the cutout off the card with foam tape. The digital image is also popped off with foam dots. I printed the image on the cutout. Then printed and colored a second image. I cutout the bee's body, hands and buckets and placed these on foam dots. I also used a small wire on all three buckets and ran these behind the bucket cutouts and covered the top with the bee's hands.
Thanks for stopping by! :)