Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ode to Bee-Keeping . . .

Coming to you from Nancyland today
with an
Ode to Bees.

This summer, our flower garden is full of bees
and that's always a good thing!

First step was choosing these beautiful
Prima Marketing papers and layering them on a card front.
Each one has accents of rose gold.

I loved the Bee-Keeping with the butterfly image
and chose that for my focal point.

And of course, bees need their hive.
I used the
and painted the honeycomb Metallique Bronze.

While that was drying
I heat embossed one of the bees with black embossing powder
and one of the crowns
with gold embossing powder.

Wanting to frame the small image,
I used one of the frames from the 

After painting it black and letting that dry,
I put an extra thick coat of 
Distress Crazing Medium.

It required lots of patience and a heat gun
(mainly because I don't have patience)

and then I used Prima Metallique on top of the crazing
to give it more color.

Layering on top of the card was the last step.

Hope you enjoyed my 
Ode to Bee-Keeping.

I used the following
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts on this card:

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Really beautiful and I’ve always loved bees and butterflies together. They seem like a perfect combo!!

  2. This is lovely. I love bees, I saw a huge bumblebee outside the kitchen window yesterday. I have this paper too, it's really lovely, and the filigree frames are lovely