Monday, June 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge No. 17: Bees

Hello and welcome back for Twofer Card Challenge #17!  Darnell is asking for bees this time.  I thought this sounded like a fun challenge and, sure enough, it was!




Remember the rules, and find more info on the Twofer Blog.





I've made a "hello" card and a "get well" card using a Frantic Stamper Lady Bug & Bee die and a few other wonderful things that live in my stamp room.  All these delightful toys, sigh... I love when I can really "play" with a card.


(Additional:  Cheery Lynn Chicken Wire Frame, purchased daisies, Power Poppy sentiment)

The first one was quick as a wink.  I pictured it almost immediately when I saw the challenge prompt, so when I got down to business it just fell together.  Best of all, I really like it!




The get well card was a bit more of a challenge.  I knew I wanted to use this sentiment and paper.  The layout was no problem.  But the jar...  Now, I know you're probably wondering where I got such a funky looking jar stamp.  Or maybe you already figured out that I drew the jar myself and that's why it looks so funky.  I know!  Hahahaha!  Nevertheless, it's functional, holding the one bee captive within its glossy glass confines, Stella-winked lid screwed on tightly.


(Additional:  Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and SB Blossom Nestabilities, Impression Obsession Grass and IO Leaf Cluster, flower punch, Whipper Snapper sentiment)

The bee in the jar was set flush into the card stock layer underneath.  I was hoping the gloss coating would smooth everything over, but it didn't quite manage.  Still looks cute, though.  You can see the expression of dismay on the captive bee's face, and her friends are fretting over how to get her out of there.  Don't worry... since I made the card I can also make up the story that she was later released in good health.

Come play along at Twofer.  It's an intriguing and fun challenge, and it really makes you think twice about your stamps.  The team and our guest designers have some fabulously inspiring samples.  Have a good day!


32 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards, love those bees and the clear wings on them. The jar looks fabulous and what a great drawing by you...great cards.x

Glenda said...

What a great idea to draw your own jar! You did a great job of it too! Loving those cute little bees in two different shades of yellow! Your cards always inspire me!

Sherri said...

Wow, Leslie!! I love them both! The get well card is amazing. I'd never have guessed you drew the jar! I assumed you had a stamp. There seems to be no end to all your talents! Love the glossy effect of the jar! And the paper is perfect too! Two more wow cards!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Gosh Leslie!! these cards are amazing, love both of them.
The bees are adorable, I specially love their wings, what a great idea to cut them from vellum.
The layouts are fun and colorful, love your hand drawn jar and the glossy accents, your little bee does look a bit worried but I know she will be released, just like when my grandkids used to capture lighting bugs, I think they love releasing them more than catching them.
Beautiful cards and a fun and CHALLENGING CHALLENGE!!! I hope I can come up with something clever and fun to participate.
Hugs.

Happy Dance said...

Love these cards, Leslie! That's a darn cute bee and the daisies are just perfect for attracting them! The little vellum wings are the perfect finishing touch. Sweet card! And your get well card is full of great color and has a wonderful design. That jar is not one bit funky...I think you drew it perfectly! Love that trapped bee, too. What a face! Another great card! Love both of these. Bev

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my gosh, look at those darling vellum wings. What a fantastic design idea - I always marvel at your creativity, Leslie - and the chicken wire looks amazing with the daisies - just like our vegetable garden (which is nearly pooped out from the heat). Your Twofers are darling! hugs, de

nancy littrell said...

From CAS simplicity to clever creativity you made two very different and very cute bee cards, Leslie. Love them both. Love your Summer colors too. Hugs...

Darnell said...

We, too, love it when you have a play with your stamps and we can see that you clearly had fun doing it! They are both summery and delightfully designed, Leslie! I love how you offset the honeycomb and that you cleverly used a chicken wire stamp to make it. I have a little chicken wire stamp, too, and I always think of honeycomb when I look at it; now I'm going to use it that way! I love how you gave your plump bees those gossamer wings ... brilliant! And go you for being artistic and drawing your own jar! I think it's awesome and I envy your ability! I love the unhappy look on the "bug's" face knowing her friend is ill and I'm glad to hear that both the recipient and the bee will be out and about in good health soon!! Hugs, Darnell

Christine Alexander said...

those are two bee-utiful cards Leslie. Love the wings on your bees and that jar is gorgous :)

Yogi said...

cute. love the bees and those delicate wings. Have a great day

Trina P. said...

Terrifuc twofers, Leslie. Creative use of the chicken wire on your first CAStastic card. I think your jar is whimsical and fun. The gloss is the perfect finishing touch. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic Twofers and you certainly nailed the Bee challenge. I had not gotten the notice read yet about the Twofers. So hopefully it is in my inbox now too.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Fabulous both and your jar with the bee inside is just stunning!!! Such wonderful work!
I'm relieved that in your story the bee feels well and it's free again :D

Diane said...

Couldn't BEE any cuter!! You are so clever with your twofers, and an adorable captured bee, glad to hear he makes it out, we need out bees LOL!! Both cards are well thought out and designed beautifully!!

Kara Lynne said...

Your first card is such a lovely design! Those daisies remind me of refrigerator magnets we had growing up - I loved those! So glad the bee was released, and in good health to boot - lol! I do love the expression, and the vellum wings on the bees too! Kudos to you for drawing your jar!

Marcia Hill said...

Two cute, CUTE cards Leslie! LOVE the wings on your bees in both cards...soooo cool looking! Love the simplicity of your first card too and adore your 2nd card with your funky jar (that's perfect by the way!) and that adorable expression on the trapped bees face! (SO glad to hear he made it out alive!!) You really rocked this challenge...A+ :0)

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Your cards are just adorable. They are so cute - I especially like the one with the bee in the jar. FYI - you can draw my jars anytime. And the vellum wings just make the bees even cutier! When my Mom lived in Vermont her neighbor was a bee farm. I have lots of memories of enjoying the goodies from the hives! Definitely, an under rated insect.

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness these are sweet cards! Love the bees, the wings are so cool! Great job on designing the jar, I thought it was a stamp( insert smile). Love all the details on both. You did a fabulous job on this challenge, then again you always rock the challenges! Hope your having a great Monday!

I Card Everyone said...

Leslie, my brother and I used to capture big fat bumble bees in peanut butter jars - of course it's the first thought I had when I saw yours! What a darling get well card!
I must say your vellum wings made me happy sigh... and THEN you add that fabulous grey honeycomb!
=]

Conniecrafter said...

Another fantastic job on this challenge, don't you just love when you have an idea and it comes together perfectly as did your first card, I love your daises that go with the bees so perfectly, they are so cute flying up to the flowers. I didn't notice anything wonky about your jar, I thought it was a stamp I had seen, you did a terrific job of drawing it in, and I like the touch the gloss gave to the jar, your little touches like the tall grass and little flower with it is just so sweet and special!

crafty-stamper said...

Both fabulous cards and of course love the gorgeous little Bees and vellum wings-and you drew the jar---well impressed!
carol x

Cindy Beach said...

Love both cards and your clever description of the process. The bees with the vellum wings steal the show! What makes me smile even more than the cards is picturing you playing with the delightful toys in your craft room. Your joy comes across in every card you make!

Lynette said...

Oh my, Leslie - so delightful!! You are just so talented - even drawing your own images. Perfect.

Kathy Krug said...

So cute. I love both cards. I did not notice the look on the Bee's face until you poined it out too cute.

Sue Lelli said...

OMG I LOVE both of your cards and the jar is just AMAZING! LOVE the vellum wings and the gloss coating! FABULOUS - BOTH of them!

Loll said...

Two AMAZING designs, Leslie!! Love the first card with all that glorious white space (CAS girl at heart!). The chicken wire with the sweet daisies is so fabulous. The layered bees with the vellum wings are adorable and so is the sentiment! Your second card is such a colourful and fun layering of patterned paper along with your cute hand-drawn jar (great work!), and the poor bee stuck inside. So happy to hear they it was later released and is doing fine. :) xx

Ros Crawford said...

What terrific cards!! As always your designs and colours are wonderful!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two great cards, Leslie! Just love your bee pair with the daisy but your hand-drawn jar with the punny saying really tickled me!!

Anita in France said...

What a fresh, clean and fabulous hello card, Leslie ... the chicken wire die makes a perfect honeycomb ... a lovely spot for the delicate daisies just waiting to be visited by those dainty winged bees! Amazing drawing and detailing for your jar ... and lovely layering with the papers ... so pleased to read that sweet little bee made it safely back to the wild from her 'hospital' home! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

So very glad that the adorable bee was set free...Both cards are fabulous with wonderful designs and I love the 'Bees'.....Fun free hand drawing with the funky jar and such a crisp and fabulous CAS first card. Love them both x

Carol L said...

Your bees look like real ones with their see-through wings! What a clever idea! Speaking of clever - your hand-drawn jar looks amazing and so real with it's glossy outside and shimmery lid! You knocked this twofer out of the park with these cards, and I just love them both!

Stacy Morgan said...

These are darling. Oh what fun with the bees and each element is perfect!

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