Hi, Hollowers! I'm just head over heels for all of the products from Elizabeth Craft Designs in the February kit from The Hedgehog Hollow. And there are still a few boxes left! Head over to The Hedgehog Hollow shop to grab your February 2019 one - off box before they sell out!
I love the little bee in the Buzzin' Around stamp set! I stamped the bee, the little trail, "bzz" and sentiment on a piece of smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed all of my stamping with clear powder. I grabbed my go to coloring medium - watercolor markers - and added some quick color to the yellow parts of the bee and some light blue to the inside part of the wings leaving them white at the tips for a bit of dimension.
I had every intention of leaving the background plain white and just doing a simple stamped background - but it was just too plain. So I sat and thought for a while. I decided I wanted to do a yellow background and the easiest way to do it was to do some post it note masking! I grabbed a stack of three full stick post it notes and stamped the bee three times. I cut out the bee right along the black line. Once I had the shapes cut out all I had to do was peel them apart and I had 9 little bee masks! I aligned them over my stamping and grabbed some Distress Inks and started blending. I used Scattered Straw at the top and blended into Fossilized Amber and a bit of Wild Honey at the bottom!
I peeled off the masks ( it's seriously like magic! ) and I was so excited at the muted yellow background! I'm so happy I didn't leave it white! Thanks for joining me! Remember to snag your February 2019 one - off box!