Quiet Meadow Honeybee Home Card FF104

by Joanne James4. March 2022 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday:


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'World Planting Day' which is on 20th March. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used flowers, green, brick and bugs/insects and this is what I came up with:

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Quiet Meadow Honeybee - This card is something of a departure from my usual style, as I don't tend to go in for collage-style stamping, but I think the images in both the 'Quiet Meadow' and 'Honeybee Home' stamp sets really lend themselves to this style. I used a Bumblebee coloured cardbase and added some tone-on-tone stamping in the same colour, along with some bees and splatter in black and used a blender brush to add colour to the outer edges. I also stamped a single flower on one circle, and for my main focal point I used my markers to add a buttercup in Bumblebee with a Just Jade stem. I also added a little extra collage-style stamping to the inside of my card: 


Layers and Textures - This card is all about textures and layers. In addition to my stamping, I added layered circles and diecut flower stems to build up my design. The circles were a combination of hive embossed gold vellum, some embossed brick and some (retired) Harvest Meadow designer series paper, along with a few in-colour enamel dots. This give lots of visual interest, despite the limited colour palette. 

A Trinket To Finish - Even though I added stamped bees to my background, I couldn't resist adding a gold bumblebee trinket to my stamped circle focal point:

A sentiment from the 'Honeybee Home' set completes my card. So what do you think? Not my usual style, but I had a lot of fun putting it together and stepping outside my comfort zone for a while. I've had a head cold this week and have definitely found myself being drawn to yellow - I think I've subconsciously been cheering myself up! It's also perfect for the current challenge over at The Alphabet Blog, where they are on the letter 'X is for xanthic' - which apparently means 'relating to the colour yellow' - who knew?! I am a bit of a logophile (that means lover of words if it's not a word you are familiar with) so I am delighted to add this one to my collection!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach - out this week
Beth McCullough
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Melanie Hungerford
Helen Jennings
Stephanie Lanzalotto
Melva Peters
Diane Evans
Joanne James

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (9) -

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
3/4/2022 3:32:04 PM #

You really did a great job taking on something a little out of your usual style!  Besides the texture the shading also has a beautiful effect. Lovely card!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
3/4/2022 6:25:59 PM #

Beautiful card!  Love the collage style and you did it so well.  

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/5/2022 2:40:42 PM #

Oooh, I love this....great "organic" images for your World Planting Day card.  I love collage-style, so this is right up my alley!  Plus it has a BEE!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/6/2022 4:05:26 PM #

Love that stamped background Joanne - it looks fabulous!  Great to see this at the Alphabet Challenge xx

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
3/7/2022 1:23:28 PM #

This is a wonderful creation. Love the collage look and that tiny bee is such a perfect embellishment.

Jane Harrah
Jane HarrahUnited States
3/7/2022 2:38:27 PM #

I love this card.  I love the layers and texture and the stamping is perfect!!  Each addition added to the overall look of the card.  Not too much, just right!!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/7/2022 8:50:49 PM #

Very pretty. The bees are wonderful additions.

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
3/10/2022 4:48:23 PM #

Joanne, This card is amazing.  I love all your layers and.  It is an honour to hop along with you and sorry for my error

JaydeeUnited States
3/17/2022 6:22:48 PM #

Joanne, i love the layers and the wonderful, bold use of yellow.  The little bee is the perfect finishing touch.  Such a wonderful ray of sunshine on a dull winter's day here.  Thank you for brightening my day!

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