Sunday, May 12, 2019

Hi there!!!

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #58

This fortnights challenge of Ecology/Environmental/Conservation has been chosen by DT sister Sall. 

I found this challenge pretty hard to get my head around until I googled simple meanings to the theme then it all fell into place.  I chose the word Ecology, the balance of living organisms and how they use each other to continue their survival.   Bees are such an important part of our lives, without the wonderful job they do in the pollination of flowers they also give us that fabulous food item, honey, which is so good for us, for our immune systems etc. a natural sweetener which is so much better for us than refined sugar plus a whole load of other uses.  Flower in return give us so much joy in our lives with their beautiful colours brightening our days.  Of course I have only chosen this theme at a pretty superficial level but it is one that is close to my heart.

I created the background for this card with Brusho pigment powders sprayed with with water in lovely summery colours.  I then stamped the hexagon honeycomb shapes in black ink.  Next I stamped my bee, masked him and then stamped my flowers.  Colouring was done with Promarkers and when all this was done I added my sentiment.  Next I die cut my coloured image and used Distress Oxides roughly around the edges.  Rummaging through one of my drawers I found some orange mesh with white embossed bit on it so cut this to place behind my image layer.  To finish off I added some bee buttons I had, to make them flat I cut of the looped back, worked a treat :)

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  1. Beautifully done Jane, I love it. Hazel x

  2. Thank you so much for embracing my challenge theme, I know I get carried away and don't really think through how it will be carried out by everyone else so for that I apologise. I love the theme you chose and in all honesty it was something I considered myself but just couldn't get it together in the time I had so went with something simpler. That honeycombe stamp is to covet. I am so pleased you used brushos which are currently my favourite piece of my stash.

  3. That is wonderful Meems xxx


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