Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mixed Media Challenge #2

Today I made a card for the Mixed Media Challenge (which you can find HERE).  The theme is Summer, and the optional part is burlap, which I decided to forgo.



My idea of summer is sitting on my porch watching my garden fill up with bees, gathering nectar from bee balm, daisies, and a variety of other perennials.


I used modeling paste on a honeycomb stencil, distress ink and spritzers with ink and water, acrylic paint, mesh with sponges and paint brushes, and RED sharpies for the bee balm.  The bees are stamped with Archival Ink, and I used an orange marker for their bodies and glitter glue for their wings. The sentiment is cut out and popped.  This really looks like my garden, complete with weeds!!!

8 comments:

Bonnie McLain said...

This is charming Anne... even the weeds... which most weeds are really just plants that don't belong right there...LOL.. most weeds are really great strong plants... your texture is great... and I love the bees using that GREAT RED bee balm... Love it... how are you doing??? Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

Kripa Koushik said...

Your garden must be beautiful. You have so nicely recreated all those textures and details onto the card. Thank you joining us at the mixed media card challenge.

Loll Thompson said...

Love your garden scene Anne. Fabulous mix of textures, elements and techniques. LOVE your red bee balm!! ... and the paste honeycomb. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge. Loll xx

Julia Aston said...

I love this Anne! a wonderful mix of mediums - not surprised to see a splash of red in there - and what's with the bee theme going on!??!! LOL!!

shirley-bee said...

Love the texture on this card! Bee balm is one of my all time favourite flowers and I have actually managed to grow some this year. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

Charlene said...

What a pretty summer card! I love the bees! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge

maria f. said...

Absolutely love this. You have captured the feeling of "garden" wonderfully. Thank you for joining us at MMCC #2 with your beautiful creation.

Sanna Lippert said...

really nice scenery on your card! glad you played along with us at MMCC :)