18 May, 2019

Baby bee

As everything seems to be floating by at the moment, with speeds I find hard to follow, I somehow actually managed to miss the first birthday of my colleague's little princess. Since we're both somehow busy, I haven't met the cutie in person yet, but an adorable little bee took off this week to deliver belated birthday greetings.
Unmistakable, it comes from the bugaboo family, and as always, I tried to keep it simple with the colouring. I do know that there are countless of pens and devices that give amazing results, however, I still can't part from the good old fashioned coloured pencils.
For the colour scheme, I decided to stick with mother nature, and once I was done working inside the lines, I added a little touch of soft colour to the background as well. In the end, however, I discovered a couple of tiny stains that I just couldn't erase. To solve the issue, I painted them over with a darker blue colour, creating some kind  of bubbles and stars. Eventually, I added several blades of grass to keep the balance between celestial and terrestrial ornaments :)
Once the colouring was done, I placed the image on a piece of yellow cardboard, which I glued onto a pre-prepared cardbase. In a fun twist, the daisy background paper is just a leftover piece from another prject I'm working on, and as this triangle turned out to fit on a cardbase, I decided to use it as such. For the other half of the background, I added a white embossed piece of paper, after which I placed everything on an additional layer of yellow cardboard. 
I had no idea about how and when I'll complete the card, but the baby bee was almost asking me to be put on top of those flowers. 
To add a little something to the card, I tried to use some lace flowers that went well with another bugaboo project ages ago, but they somehow didn't fit this time. Instead, I used a tiny wooden ladybug that matches the bug in the digi. 
Happy birthday, little baby bee, I can't wait to meet you at last.
A little contribution to the May collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

krafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
gem of a challenge: ATG
brown sugar: flowers
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "buttons/flowers"
crafty gals corner: May flowers
creative inspirations: flowers & showers
creative moments: ATG with a twist "animals"
double D challenges: frames
friendship challenge: ATG with optional twist "animals"
love to craft: ATG 
morgans artworld: ATG
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. What a sweet creation ... great coloring/design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Frames’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. So cute and wonderful!
    I like the little bee and I like the colours so much.
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge. Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  3. Such a fabulous card. Love the image, backing paper and pops of yellow. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  4. Your image is darling and the card turned out SO sweet. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again soon.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Both fabulous and fun - great make and colouring - thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT @ LTCCB

  6. Such a sweet image and I love your sharing how you disguised your stains! What a great idea! I'm going to store that one away for the next time I have that issue; the stars and dots are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge! ~Katrina

  7. your bee is so sweet
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship - Hope I see you again.
    Hugs Anja

  8. This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

  9. Adorable creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  10. Adorable creation, love the image! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  11. Liebe Cheiro Urgia,
    eine ganz entzückende Karte hast du gestaltet. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  12. Such a sweet card! I love my pencils too and your coloring is lovely.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  13. Super cute card. Love your pencil coloring and shading. Thanks for sharing it with us at Krafty Chicks this week.

  14. Wonderful card with great daisy paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  15. The imagine is so adorable and perfectly coloured!!!
    Thanks so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge. Hope you participate in our next!!
    Bettascrap DT

  16. LOve this bee and your coloring is on point! Thanks for joining at Crafty Gals Corner! Hugs, Connie DT

  17. How very cute. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  18. Adorable card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Judy DT for