Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Gingersnaps Challenge - Kings and Queens




Over on Gingersnaps today they are starting a challenge, featuring Kings and Queens in your artwork.

I thought it would be fun to depict the Queen Bee as my entry. I used a mask from Creative Expressions on the card blank to represent honeycomb, put it through the Cuttlebug, then inked it up with Distress Inks to highlight the embossing. I cut a Baroque shape from mountboard and inked this up, and stamped it with the frame and the word Queen from a Pink Paislee set. There are three sizes of bee so I used the largest to depict the Queen Bee and highlighted her body by using Deko Ice in Amber. I used the small bee all over, including some secondary stamping. I wanted the sense of bees crawling over the honeycomb. I also inked through some sequin waste.

The crown is a Tim Holtz charm which I pressed into some moulding silicone to make a mould, then made it up with clay and gold mica powder. I finished it off with a few adhesive gems.

14 comments:

  1. It all works so well together. Good to see you Blogging :)
    Lynne xx

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  2. Awesome, it absolutely looks like a beehive with the queen bee which is such a clever idea! Happy Birthday to Colin!

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  3. Luv your interpertation! Great piece GF!

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  4. Brilliant idea Lucy! Love it, the colour is gorgeous! xx

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  5. lucy, this is beautiful. I love the colours. I bought this very mask at the weekend at the Exeter show and now you have inspired me (again) to use it!
    thanks
    kyla

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  6. i really love what you;ve done here Lucy! i love the honey coloring. wonderful.

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  7. Love it! Very creative project for the theme.

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  8. I've seen this irl and it's just stunning. xx

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  9. Awesome card! Your honeycombing is amazing!

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  10. Stunning card! Love the bee theme and the crown is so pretty! Beautiful all the way around!

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  11. Superb, spot on in every respect think it is wonderful. xx Zoe

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  12. That's fantastic, love the colours and the images.

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