Remember this little bee that I made a couple posts back? He is from the Cricut "Art Nouveau" cartridge. I think he is adorable but I didn't know what I was going to do with him.
This is what I ended up doing....
Next, I used some stencils and distress inks to the background. The stenciling was very subtle and you have to look close to see it. I found the poem on Pinterest and typed it up. I tore it out and used the same colors of distress inks on it. I went around the edge with Walnut stain.
I used Sizzix Honeycomb die to cut a couple from cardboard. Then I cut sections off of one of the die cuts and glued the two pieces together to give it this shape. I added a couple of the punchout pieces of the die to the top. I randomly coated the Honey come with Perfect Medium embossing ink. Then I used a mixture of Antique Linen" and "Vintage Photo" distress embossing powder. One I heated the embossing powder, I thought it looked like a pale yellow, which wasn't the look that I was going for. So I went over it with Spiced Marmalade. I glued the honeycomb to the page and added the bee using foam tape to make him pop on the page. I added the flowers that I made using the Tattered Flower Garland Die. I cute them from scrapbook paper and distressed them with a little Vintage Photo. They are held together with a brad that I added a little bling to. The leaves are from my Martha Stewart edge punch below. I use this a lot too.
So my cute little bee has found a home in my art journal. Love him.
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