Wednesday 17 April 2019

Basically, Bee Happy

Morning all.  Time for a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond. This week we want you all to use a spray somewhere on your project.  I will admit to being a little bit daunted by this as it's  not something I do.  In fact, the only spray I have is a solution for H2o's that is supposed to be better than using water.  To be fair, it hadn't seen the light of day for years.  Anyway, I debated whether to watercolour a background but couldn't decide on anything.  In the end I used some spiced marmalade and squeezed lemon distress inks to sponge a background and then spritzed it with my spray.  Once it had dried I was surprised to find how nice it looked.  It gave a little texture to my flat ink.  

To make my card I cut the inked paper into little hexagons and stamped a bee stamp on what was left.  I have no idea who's the stamp is as it came to me in a bag of stuff from a friend.  I've stuck the lot together on a card that I had covered with a scrap of grey backing paper and stamped my sentiment on another scrap of inked card.

I did add a little spectrum noir glitter pen to the wings.  It's just a pity you can't see it sparkle.  It's one of those cards that I keep looking at.  It's growing on me.

Please pop over and join the fun.  We have suffered a little with entries recently due to the changes with the link tool.  It should have been sorted this time.  Besides, I need to see your inspiration so I can convince myself to invest in some different sprays.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. A super card Dawn, your sprayed hexagons and bees look fabulous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. I love this bee card! I don't have a single bee stamp, why is that? LOL

  3. Dawn - the way you placed the honeycomb die cuts is really great - it makes the entire design harmonious :) And I'm a bee for me - this card is awesome!
    Rachelle x

  4. Beautiful card Dawn, I love the inky hexagons and cute little bee, awesome design!
    Hugs, Tammy

  5. loads of surface texture on the hexagons Dawn,love the arrangement of those and the bees

  6. It's so pretty Dawn, I love the effect of spritzing water on distress inks, it really makes a difference. Your bees are so sweet too, I love seeing bees buzzing about our garden, although the cats are fascinated by them, I hope they don't try to catch one! Jenny x

  7. Your card is so sweet Dawn. Love the little bees and the hexagons. Don't worry, Bee happy :)

  8. Beeutiful:-) Lovely card. Emmax