Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A Bee-utiful Distress Inked and Masked Background

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!