Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thrilled to be the Guest Designer, Just Bee-Cause



I was absolutely delighted when Jenny Gropp of Our Creative Corner asked if I'd like to be guest designer for this week's sketch challenge. Thank you so much, Jenny, for this opportunity. I had so much fun.

Decisions, decisions with this sketch. I was really in the mood to color a new bee stamp I picked up earlier this summer from Stamps Happen. The problem was, the stamp had three bees on it, and I needed to fit the image in the oval. I then remembered my recent purchase of a Memento ink marker, which allowed me to directly ink one of the three bees with the marker, and stamped the one bee into the Neenah Solar crest oval shape cut from Nestabilities.. Problem-solved. Cropping, if you will.

I then proceeded to color this adorable little bee with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. Patterned paper, colored cardstock, brads on the bee's antennae, computer-generated sentiment, and some flower embellishments were also used to complete this card.

I had possession of this card for about three or four hours, and then needed to use it. I'm thinking I'll be making some more "Just Bee-cause" cards, bee-cause you never know when you might need an all-purpose card.

Thanks for the great sketch challenge. I can't wait to see what everyone else creates!

7 comments:

Lauri said...

Congrats on being guest designer!! and LOVE this bee!! oh memento marker...oh oh oh....another item for my list!

Silke said...

Welcome as our Guest Stamper - Kecia!!!
Your take on the Sektch is super duper cute :)!!! The bee image is too fun - LOL!!!

Have a great weekend!!! ~S~

Jenny Gropp said...

Hey KEcia -- I left a comment earlier!!! It is MIA!!!! It said --- I love your card! Your copics skills are amazing! I really appreciate your sharing your card with the OCC this week! You inspire me!

Melody said...

Hi Kecia! Congrats at being guest designer! Beautiful coloring!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Kecia, your card is SO adorable! I LOVE the fun design and beautiful watercoloring! Thanks for joining us on the OCC!

Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

dahlene said...

What a wonderfully colorful bee and I love the card as well. Congrats on the guest designer.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

I love this card, can you tell me if you have done the wording on a computer, if so what font have you used or is it a stamp? Really stunning Hugs Julie x

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