Catching up with Claudine’s Altered Playing Card Challenge for weeks 13 and 14.
Week 13 theme was Bees.
Sort of cheated on this one because i had just won some Kanban topper sheets and found this very cute Bee. Coloured the APC background with Pan Pastels and stencilled honeycomb shapes using Walnut Stain DI.
Over the top i added the topper, coloured over the top with Tea Die DI and added a glitter faux gem to the centre of the flower.
Once again used Pan Pastels to colour the background, sealed before stamping then used Walnut Stain DI to stamp the body of the bee and black Archival Ink for the wings. The stamps are from Ingrid Bolme for Prima.
Had some of the cut outs from the Honeycomb TH die, added 5 of them across the card then added a hint of Gold Metallic Pan Pastel to the tops.
Wrote Buzy Bee out by hand, drew the boxes around, coloured over the top with Tea Die DI then adhered to the APC. Went round the edges with a black ink pad.
Here are my two APC’s.
In my Christmas stash i have a few acetate baubles which have been stamped and coloured so used one of those as i really want and need to use up my stash!
The APC diamond background was added when i first made the APC’s and drew some textures into the wet gesso. Went over with Iced Spruce DI, adhered the bauble then added the word Peace and Stickled round the edge.
When dry added Tacky Glue around the edge and some glitter. don’t like the shedding glitter it gets everywhere, this will not shed as it has dried into the wet glue.
The texture on the background was done week 1, went over with Iced Spruce DI then added text from an old Elusive Images Christmas stamp set.
Can’t remember where the tree is from think it is an Anna Griffin stamp. Stamped onto a sprayed background then added Icicle Stickles to the fronds and the bucket.
The Noel base is washi tape and the Joy is from the Elusive Images set.
Added a red button for the tree topper and some Platinum Stickles Glue for sparkle.
Hope you like all the sparkle and bling, thanks for dropping by.