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