Queen Bee

Hello Everyone
At the beginning of the month my lovely friend Darlene (Dar’s Blog) celebrated her birthday but it was months and months ago I made her card.  I made it such a long time ago all because of an Oxford Impressions stamp plate I received to play with.  A bee in particular caught my attention, you see, Darlene’s daughter keeps bees (of course, that isn’t the correct terminology!) so I thought it would be a nice idea to incorporate the bees into her card and I had the perfect focal stamp to use on the card to ensure there was to be no doubt that Darlene was to the Queen Bee on her birthday!
Oxford Impressions (Austen Gallery)
French Script
With Love (also available from That’s Crafty)
queenbeelynnemoncrieffI didn’t manage to photograph the background but I can tell you I used emulsion, Gesso and Paper Artsy Fresco paints and stamped with Distress Inks and Versafine Toffee.
It isn’t often I work with lavender/lilacs but with the bee theme I wanted a colour palette that brings to mind honey, in particular lavender honey and I also wanted a dreamy, muted appearance for this card.
This gorgeous stamp is from French Script.  Stamping with chalk ink onto the painted surface and slightly smudging the ink created the appearance I was aiming for.   The stamped lace  beneath the focal is also from the French Script plate.  Can you see the bees I stamped in the background, very subtle but they bring dimension and extra pattern to the focal.
focalstampI do like a tag on a card! Crowns were stamped onto the painted tag, to signify the Queen Bee.DIGITAL CAMERAThe stamped wreath tops the tag.  This stamp is also from the With Love set.  tagdetail Thank you for visiting this first post of a brand new week. As always there will be a mix of themes to share but of course there will have to be a scattering of Christmas projects amongst it all.
Have a creative week.

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margie D
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 13:09:02

    That’s a bee-eautiful card Lynne! Sorry, couldn’t help that but I bet Darlene really appreciated the personal touches. Margie xx


  2. Lululiz
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 13:11:50

    Beautiful card, I really like the colour scheme, that lavender colour is gorgeous.


  3. Shirley
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 13:14:28

    Beautiful design, I love the soft colours of the images. Have a great day, Shirleyx


  4. rachel fisher
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 13:19:23

    a beautiful piece Lynne – I do so love the lace and the hexagon – wonderful idea – lovely result xx


  5. Julie Lee
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 14:19:03

    I love the lacy, lavender honey-bee theme! A perfect card for the recipient. I love that bee stamp and – as always – you’ve brought all your elements together so well. Julie Ann xx


  6. Rita
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 14:30:47

    Beautiful card Lynne. Darlene will treasure it. Hugs Rita xxx


  7. Suze
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 14:42:22

    Hi Lynne, hope you are keeping well. Sorry I haven’t been around much lately but I’ve been such a busy bee! Lol! Your card is beautiful and I love your angel tag from a few days ago. Take care. Xx


  8. Marianne
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 14:56:33

    Darlene will love the card. I like all the different elements, shapes, colors, and textures. As always, lovely card, Lynne.

    Marianne xo


  9. Dorthe
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 15:31:00

    Dear Lynne, what a most beautiful lavender colour tone on your background , with bees and crowns stamped al over. The stamps on your painted tag is also in a very special tone, I love, and looking so wonderful, that you smudged the stamps a bit…like a weathered sign !! All the, both stamped and real, laces adds your special touch also to this beautiful card, for your friend.
    Thoughts from Dorthe-xx


  10. Darlene
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 15:52:59

    oh yes girls – it is bee – u – ti – ful !!! and is hanging in my room in a place of honour. It is always such a treasure to have one of your cards Lynne !! thx


  11. Corrie Herriman
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 16:05:11

    Love all the details on this card. Anyone would be chuffed to get a card like that !
    Corrie x


  12. Anne R
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 16:11:36

    The image really does have a dreamy quality to it and I just love that bee. Darlene must have been thrilled to receive this card. Hugs, Anne x


  13. paper profusion
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 16:14:03

    Such beautiful thought and crafting has gone into this Lynne. It’s very dreamy and beautiful. Nicola x


  14. Marilyn J. Rock
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 17:55:50

    Your elegant style shows in whatever you create! I love this! xo


  15. Annie
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 19:57:46

    Absolutely Beautiful Lynne and I am sure Darlene was thrilled. Gorgeous background and stunning layers of lace and stamping.

    TFS and Best Wishes

    Annie xx


  16. Cynnie
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 20:41:51

    Hi Lynne!!! A beautiful piece! I have seen you in the Stampington magazines lately too. I finally have time to comment. Hope you are well.


  17. Meggymay
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 21:06:33

    Its beautiful. I’m sure your friend would be thrilled when she opened this card.
    Yvonne x


  18. valerie-Jael
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 22:09:17

    This is a beautiful piece, very soft and feminine. Valere


  19. Lilla
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 22:13:30

    Hi Lynne,
    thanks so much for viewing and reviewing my journal, Rue 33
    I do love this blog of yours, made a bookmark so will be around.
    aloha Lilla


  20. Brenda Brown
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 23:53:39

    Beautiful Lynne, love the queen bee theme snd the colours are perfect.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  21. craftytrog
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:19:21

    What a beautiful, & personal card for your friend Lynne! I bet she will treasure it! x


  22. coco
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 12:56:36

    I also do like a tag on a card, and bees, so of course i love your subtle ones on this… Beautiful card Lynne. Have a lovely day, Coco xx


  23. Terry
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 17:00:06

    Very pretty card, Lynne! I love the tag on card and I am sure your friend did as well! Have a wonderful week!


  24. Shelly Schmidt
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 19:13:44

    Beautifully done- love the colors and the lovely Bee theme. Dar is a lucky lady : )


  25. 1cardcreator
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 19:27:17

    Beautiful card, I am sure she loved it! ~Diane


  26. Avril
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 19:48:19

    Gorgeous card Lynne, Love the tag, and I’m sure your friend did too.
    Avril xx


  27. michele s
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 06:58:12

    gentle and beautiful — like a bee! 🙂 xo


  28. barnie
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 07:38:23

    So many beautiful details, really eye catching.


  29. butterfly
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 18:48:16

    Gorgeous faded colours, another wonderful vintage make, and nobody uses these OI stamps as well as you, Lynne!
    Alison xx


  30. Dianne
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 01:15:33

    Hello Miss Lynne, so you had the perfect focal stamp and created the PERFECT card for the Queen B, all with your amazing gorgeous, specail little touches, well I think you are the VINTAGE QUEEN, no one does it better.. Thanks for sharing and I’ll take anything you want to throw our way :O)..


  31. Kate
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 19:12:26

    I have the French Script stamp plate. I love how you have used it. So pretty with those light yellows.And always a beautiful touch of lace.


  32. Buttons
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 19:46:58

    Oh, for warm summer days when the bees are still buzzing… another gorgeous card Lynne. Jenny x


  33. Marjie Kemper
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 22:54:14

    A gorgeous card is right! Love that sweet gold frame.


  34. Sharon
    Dec 01, 2013 @ 00:07:36

    Beautiful – I love all the lace Lynne!


  35. CarolS
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 02:49:01

    What a lovely card! I love your addition of a tag on your cards!


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