Saturday, September 11, 2010

To Bee Or Not To Be

It's Saturday morning and that means it's time to showcase Sugar Creek Hollow digital stamps!  I've been excited all week to show off this card that uses one of my favorite SCH digis, the Bee Tile.  Isn't that an incredible digi - soooo vintage which is what SCH digis are all about and the style I love to create on my cards.

We also have a sketch challenge going on today with the SCH design team on the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog using this sketch which adds even more fun to the day.  Why don't you join in the fun this week and create using this sketch?  You can link your creation to the SCH blog here.

For this card I first printed out the Sugar Creek Hollow Bee Tile image on Papertrey Cream cardstock and colored it using a Dove blender pen and Stampin Up ink pads. 


I use some wonderful papers from My Minds Eye that all coordinated together for this card.  While they had the distressed look to them already, I still added some of that along the edges of the image and the DP using Tim Holtz "Weathered Wood" distress ink.  This helped define the edges of the various layers/panels on this layout but I also love the look this provided and how it tied back to the original look of the DP.  After that a few embellishments to top it off alonbg with a ton of glitter (who doesn't love glitter) and this is the result! 

Take a look at all the other beautiful creations today from the Sugar Creek Hollow design team - you'll find their links on my left sidebar.  Prepare to be inspired today!

Thanks for stopping by today!



16 comments:

Nancy said...

Sharon, this is so beautiful...I just love the bee tile, and your rhinestones are amazing!!

Primitive Paper said...

Hi Sharon, hope you are well today. First of all, I love that you provide extra photos because the close up on that bee is AMAZING. I love seeing all the detail that you added, the shimmer and the pearls. Your color combination is like no other that has ever been used on this card. Thank you so much for giving us your best. Many blessings to you my friend....Tracy

Primitive Paper said...

By the way...have I told you your blog is beautiful??? If not, just gorgeous!

Heide said...

I don't know Sharon....you seem to out do your self each time! This is one of my favorite images and I think this card belongs in a frame up at a Museum! Stunning!

Megan said...

Wonderful card Sharon! The colors, the DP, the embellishments, they all work soooo well together!

KarinsArtScrap said...

lovely card sharon and a great bee
beautiful colors

greetings karin

Dawn Edwards said...

Beautiful Card! I love how the image just pops!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card, I love the sparkle and glimmer!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

You chose my favorite Sugar Creek Hollow stamp for this challenge. I LOVE the mosaic coloring you did on the bee's wings. Very pretty all around!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Oh Sharon! THis is so beautiful! Amazing colors and patterns. Love the sparkeling wings and the swirl of diamonds are soooo pretty!

Hugs
Gunn

MrsK said...

Hey SHaron

This soo beautiful and totally amazing! hugz xx

Donna Moore said...

Such a serene and beautiful way of using this image. You did such a fantastic job on this, I just love all things about this card!! Elegant!!

marsha said...

Sharon, you have created such a gorgeous card! I love the colors you used, everything looks just fabulous!
Hugs, Marsha

Lisa Atha said...

ooooooo, this is soooo pretty! I love the colors that you used! just gorgeous!

Hugs,

Lisa

MiamiKel said...

Fabulous!!!! Love everything about it! x0x0

Julie said...

I LOVE this. The purple with the yellow is stunning. Your coloring is fabulous and I love the glitz and glitter.