The Rubber Cafe Sketch Challenge

Our second challenge for The Rubber Cafe DT is a sketch challenge. This one really got me to think outside the box!! Here is the sketch:

I had so many different ideas flowing on this. It was hard to narrow down the image/shape or embellie I would use for the circles. Here's my interpretation:

(Please click on photo to see details.)
For my card today, I chose to use my October Afternoon Thrift Shop pad (are you seeing a trend?) along with Vintage Cream & Basic Black Cardstock. The bees were stamped first on the cream cardstock & trimmed, then they were stamped again on the Thrift Shop patterned paper. I trimmed the body from the patterned paper and paper pieced it on my cream bees. As the finishing touch, I lined the wings with a glue pen and sprinkled dazzling diamonds on them. I just couldn't resist the bling factor :) I pulled up the wings a bit to give them a little pop and adhered them with a glue dot. Finally, I added small flourishes to the back of the bees to give the feeling of flight. The sentiment at the bottom is from Hero Arts, doesn't it look like a beehive? PERFECT!!!

***Head on over to The Rubber Cafe blog and vote for me, if you like my card :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! A big shout out to The Rubber Cafe for this awesome opportunity!!!

Stamps: Hero Arts, Gemstone Insects, Fanciful Flourishes
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Vintage Cream, Thrift Shop
Accessories: corner rounder, glue pen, dazzling diamonds, buttons, black thread


Anonymous said...

Awesome job Maureen!!!

Theresa said...

Stunning card Maureen! I LOVE your work, but you really raised your own bar with this card!

Pryn said...

I voted for ya Sistah!!! Your card is STUNNING!!! The bling bodies...the mixed patterns and color combo...the entire design ROCKS!!!! LOVE YOU!!!

Rona said...

adorable card - I am off to VOTE!!