Actually it's three bees, but the third is rather subtle in the lower section of the design. This is my contribution to the current STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNER'S CHALLENGE hosted by team member Samantha Read, entitled 'Anything But Black' (SDC246).
Oh My Goodness... I REALLY had to think hard about this when I was working on it. The first thing I ALWAYS do when picking up a stamp is to pick up a black ink pad, but to make something without your old reliables to hand. AAGGHHH... tricky!!
So... with this in mind I had a look round to see what stamping colours I still had that were working ok. Having not been in the crafting spirit over the last few years, my stock has depleted somewhat. Found a few pinks and a blue...and some Straw and Gold acrylic, and my ever faithful Stampotique Bee stamp This is what result.
I placed it in to the framed lid of a nice box I discovered hidden in my craft mound- errr... sorry- craft ROOM!!
I enjoyed the softness that 'Anything But Black' gave.
And below, the same view almost but in a different light so it shows the glimmer of the gold actrylic
Look at that...not a drop of black in sight!!! heehee...it was really enjoyable. One of the most challenging challenges (if thats the right phrase) I've ever had to do. And I loved it. Thank you Sam!
I would have liked to have worked in to this a bit more...I may still do, but I'm at a stage again with creating where knowing when to stop is still escaping me. It'll come back soon, once I get back into the swing of things, but for now, I have to stop with this piece whilst the going is ok and I havent killed it.
Perhaps needs words or numbers...or some sort of texture back ground...
Might experiment later.