Monday, April 23, 2012

hexagon: noun

a two-dimensional geometric figure formed of six sides

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Frosted Designs are really helping me to fulfill my man cards and their Fabulous Friday Challenge - Hexagons! is one of them. Hexagons make me think of bees, no matter how you color it or arrange them, I still think of honeycomb paper...and guess what? I happen to have some! lol I played up on the Birthday abbreviation....


Then all the altered art I have been doing is now slowly creeping into my everyday cards...First I inked the edges of the bee paper, but still thought it was too plain...so I laid a hexagon stencil on top of the honey comb pattern and sprayed it with my Angel Mist and tipped the paper to create the runs. ( does that sound as bad as I think it does?, lol ) Then, when that dried I laid some netting over that and pushed my ink pad into it for another layer of hexagon impressions! )

I love the bee I cut out from the Art Nouveau cartridge, the base of the wings I cut from a pattern vellum, his body is pop dotted up, I used stickles for his eyes and colored in the black bands of his body and then used Glossy Accents over that.

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7 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, great card and sentiment and really love that bee, he is gorgeous.

Sarah Mailloux said...

Love the plays on words throughout the whole post!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Cute card! The stencil definitely adds a bit to the card. Happy Monday!

Hugs,
Kay

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh this is just way too cute! i love little bees on cards- just not pestering me when i am outside

Karen said...

Hi Sandee, A fab card, its really cute and I just love the bee, he is gorgeous :)

Hugs, Karen xxx

Terrie Purkey said...

Somehow I didn't realize you enjoyed making cards but as I've caught up on your last few posts, I see that's one of your main interests. I try to always make my own cards too and find it very rewarding (usually).
A friend and I are going to a stamping/card making workshop in June and I can't wait to replenish my stock. Wish you were closer so you could join us...

Anita Scroggins said...

Great job, I love that bee! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!