Monday, 5 August 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: The Bees Knees


Today is my DT day at Vera Lane Studio and we have a new release! It's a digital set called Bee and Butterfly and has two cute and quirky girls, one with a bee slide in her hair and one with a butterfly slide. There are also separate digis of the bee and the butterfly and two sentiments.

I made a card with Bee:

I coloured the images with Copic markers and added some white highlights. I used a flower head from the Floral Burst set as a sun. I gave the large bee a set of Stickles glittered wings.
The background was made by horizontally and vertically brayering Distress Oxide inks in Fossilised Amber and Twisted Citron.  Some honeycomb stamping was added in Fossilised Amber to the background using a Tim Holtz stamp. I added some leafy flourish stamping in Grey Flannel around the edges of the background. The edges of the background were inked with Twisted Citron and archival black ink.

The images were popped on foam pads to add dimension to the card. Finally, I matted the background onto black polka dot paper and placed it onto a 14.5 x 14.5 cm card base.

I wanted to make the bee into a badge/brooch and attach it to the card, but it ended up a little too bulky to fix to the card. The little bee in the bottom right corner is the brooch I made. He is super cute! I live very close to Manchester, a city that expanded during the Industrial Revolution, and the the worker bee is the one of city's emblems, so here I am wearing it:


Bee and Butterfly            Floral Bursts
I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane.
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

CRAFT Challenge Inspiration Photo 07/08 TOP 3

Yellow (flowers) and green
A Gem of a Challenge #15 AG 12/08
Cardz 4 Galz #102 Summer Fun 12/08
Moving Along with the Times Bees 14/08 TOP 3
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #111 AG 17/08
Crafting with an Attitude #54 AG 25/08
Daisy Chain Challenge #33 Summer 26/08
Cassic Design Team Challenge #8 AG 28/08
Craft Rocket #62 AG 31/08
Crafting by Designs AG 31/08



  1. I think your design is so very cute Carole, superb colouring too. Ideal for my 'Bee Challenge' at MAWTT

    Good luck with your entry


  2. That bee image is super adorable and your coloring of all of the images is simply amazing. The extra dimension you created in the background complements the images you chose. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you again. Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  3. So cute and colorful, I love the new digi set and your adorable brooch!

  4. Carol, this is so sweet - your colors, the happiness factor, the brightness - it's pure delight! Thanks for sharing your crafty project at the Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog, and for supporting us. We hope you will visit again.

    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  5. Darling card! I love how the bacground accentuates your stamping! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  6. Another beautiful project, Carole. I love the little bee brooch too and lovely to see you wearing it.
    Hugs Monica

  7. So adorable and I love the little bee..Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  8. A perfect card for our Bee challenge, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  9. What a pretty card, beautiful colouring. Thanks for taking part at Cardz 4 Galz

  10. Gorgeous card and love the cute image---fabulous Bee brooch
    Carol x

  11. Hi Carole this is a stunning card I love it. The image and the bees are so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Super cute cards and I love your Bee broach..Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  13. What a great card! Love your background! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz

  14. This is lovely Carol...Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT...And good luck..

    Caz xxx MAWTT DT

  15. Such a great card, wonderful digi set! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  16. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Daisy Chain Challenge, hope to see you again :)


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