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Jan 23, 2021

Blooms, Bee and Honeycombs

Hello and welcome!

It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge where Brenda wants to see "Beautiful Blooms" and I hope you decide to join us this week! As much as I love working on Christmas cards in December, once January is  here I am ready to move to spring like cards with pretty colors so this challenge was right up my alley! We do have a beautiful floral stamp set by Rare Earth to give away to one lucky winner but you can't win unless you play along! As always you may use any of your products, there is no company restriction and anyone is invited to join in!

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I recently received My Monthly Hero January stamp kit from Hero Arts (I'm sorry this kit sold out within a couple of days) and thought this pretty blossoms branch was perfect for the theme. I'm no longer a kit subscriber but was lucky enough to place my order before the kit sold out.

The blossom branch and bee have been stamped on Bristol Vellum paper and colored with Zig Clean Color markers then I used the matching dies which are included in the kit to cut them out. Two of the blossoms were stamped again on Neenah paper and colored with Copic markers then fussy. (Actually I had colored the whole branch first with Copics and didn't like it but in the end decided to use two of the blossoms along with the water colored branch.)

The honeycombs die I used is part of the kit, so no longer available, but this set may be a good alternative if you're looking for something similar. 

There were some pretty sparkly papers included as well but I decided to use a printed dark gray (almost black) paper from my stash and only used a strip of gold paper from the kit. I feel like hoarding the sparkly paper for a more appropriate occasion. 

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The set also came with a honeycomb stamp and I decided to used it on here as well with Stampin Up's  retired French Script stamped here and there. 

I used the honey lacquer pen that was part of the stamp kit to add some "nectar" or "pollen" to the stamens. Some Wink of Stella was brushed over the bee's wings for some sparkle. 

By the way, if you are interested in subscribing to the Hero Arts Monthly Kits - they are $34.99 and ship for free every month, with an option to cancel at any time. You can read more about it HERE

A LIMITED TIME OFFER by Hero Arts! Subscribe by January 28 (11:59PM PT) and receive the 108-page 2021 Hero Arts Catalog Idea Book (a $10 value), plus a $10-off coupon towards a future order of at least $50. All subscribers will be sent the catalog and coupon in February, so subscribe now! Subscribe by 01/28/21 and get started with February My Monthly Hero Kit.

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Marjeta said...

Gorgeous card. Love your stamping.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card and love the coloring too, great stamps;-))m

Linby said...

Everytime I see you mention Hero Arts I go off in search of the Art Deco kit! Found it but too expensive still! This is a lovely contemporary design, so fresh bright and bold.

Mummylade said...

Amazing colouring!

brenda said...

Beautiful Blooms and so feminine Ellie, thanks so much.

B x

Kathleen said...

A really gorgeous image and lovely bright and beautiful colours.

Kath x

Joanne said...

That card surely qualifies for Beautiful Blooms! What a pretty card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely card!!

Wendy L said...

Love it Ellie, xxx

JanR said...

Fantastic card! Make me think of spring. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a beautiful card Ellie - love the deicate colour of the blossoms and the wonderful bee and honeycomb background!
Stay safe

Jennifer said...

This is super cute!

Curated By Jennifer

Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful ... I love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you!!

Ellibelle said...

I especially love the bees from this set!!

Ellibelle said...

Sorry you still weren't able to get the set, shipping is just so much overseas therefore the price for kit is so high!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Helene!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Brenda!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Kath!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Alice!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Wendy!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you, Jan!

Ellibelle said...

You too, Maxine!
Thanks for visiting!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Darlene, happy to join in!

Reidland Family said...

What a cute card!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

What a beautiful card Ellie. Those blossoms truly are so pretty and I like the addition of the honey bee. It just seems so fitting for it to be near those flowers.

Thank you so much for joining us during our current challenge over on the Path of Positivity. Good luck in the draw!

☺ Lisa D.
Path of Positivity – My Challenge Blog!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

Wendy L said...

It's a really beautiful card Ellie , thank you for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Tracy said...

This was a lovely kit Ellie, gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jackie Cornfield said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Create With Joy said...

You did it again Ellibelle - collage cards are my favorite - so glad you got this stamp!
What a beautifully stunning design!
As always, it's a pleasure to feature you at this week's Inspire Me Monday Party #472!
Have a blessed week! :-)

Margo said...

Such a lovely project.
Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
Margo DT

Chana Malkah said...

Great card, Marie! All the elements come together beautifully! Thanks for an awesome submission to our challenge at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Chana Malkah said...

Please excuse my error in calling you Marie. I still had the name of the designer on the blog I commented on before yours. The comment was intended for your beautiful flower card! Sorry about that!
Chana Malkah, A Place To Start!

Chana Malkah said...

Congratulations! You were selected as a RISING STAR for the week of January 24 - 31, 2021 at A PLACE TO START! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! We look forward to seeing you in our February Sketch Challenge!