Monday, January 30, 2012

Queen Bee in the Hive!!

Hi everybody! It's Susan and I'm at CHA and sending in this post from IHOP since the hotel internet is down...many crafters are M.I.A. because of this {Terri included}. But I did find Terri!!!

Here is my project today...This Queen Bee who is a little self conscious of the size of her stinger. I used three Viva Las Vegastamps!: Queen Bee #5373; Does this stinger... #5327; and Texture/Sharp Angles #9752. I started off with a scrap of hand-painted paper that really wasn't pretty enough for anything. So I cut hexagonal shapes mimicking the queen bee stamp and then with grey Staz-on stamped the texture on each piece. Then I glued them onto an olive green cardstock in a honeycomb pattern. I stamped the Queen Bee on the same painted paper twice and then colored in and layered the image. The wing is a piece of Mica colored with silver Krylon pen on the back and stamped on the front. Then I gave it detail with Sakura Terri Sproul Mixers on the wings, staff and eye {OK - I just got a mini sample at the trade show today}. The tip of the staff is perfect pearls. Then I stamped quote on yellow cardstock and matted on same background paper. A lot of fussy cutting....but so worth it.

Detail of gussied up Queen Bee!

Two days left submit your creations for the VLVS Theme Challenge for January! Submit your "CELEBRATION" theme creations using Viva Las Vegastamps! for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate at the VLVS online store. CLICK HERE for info on submissions. Don't forget to check out the Viva Las Vegastamps! store - there is something for every occasion and everything from bees to aliens! Don't forget to hang out a little while to see what our talented Design Team has been up to.

Thanks so much for visiting & if you would like to see more of my creations please visit my blog, sbartist : painting in the dark HERE. Happy Monday : )


Rachel said...

Very cute!

Amanda said...

Very Cute!

Lyneen said...

Great pic ladies... love the card

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Wow - My iPhone takes great photos. I'm looking at this on my computer at work {boooooo} and it looks awesome. I used an adhesive runner to tack it up on the hotel wall to get a good photo : )