Bee Happy

This is a art journal piece that has “accidental layers”. I intended to make a piece with a hand drawn flower as the focal point, accented with a few small bees (from the Hero Arts Love Bug set) and some stenciled daises (from the SSS Oval of Flowers stencil) .  But, I totally botched a drawing of a large flower (yikes!).  I hate it when I ruin a promising piece!!!

I really liked those cute little bees, so I drew a BIG one to match on regular copier paper and colored it with Copic markers.  I also die cut some honeycomb pieces using the Tim Hotlz BIGz honeycomb die.  Before cutting, I painted a piece of mixed media paper in the same colors as the background, and stenciled on a few black dots.  Then I layered everything up -making sure to cover the areas I disliked, then added some shading and some white dots with my gel pen.  Voila!  An entirely new piece!





  • Dylusions Paints: Bubblegum Pink, London Blue, Squeezed Orange, Crushed Grape, and Black Marble
  • The Crafter’s Workshop stencils: Mini Tiny Circles, Mini Swirly Garden
  • Dina Wakely Stencil: Mini Favorites
  • Faber-Castell Stencils: Lettering Stencil Set
  • SSS Oval of Flowers stencil
  • Hero Arts Love Bug stamps
  • Tim Holtz BigZ Honeycomb Frameworks die
  • Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Scissors
  • Copic markers
  • Signo White gel pen and black gel pen
  • Distress Crayons in Black Soot and Hickory Smoke
  • Faber-Castell big brush pens (black and grey)
  • Dyan Reaveley Small Creative Journal



3 thoughts on “Bee Happy

  1. Wow! What a gorgeous journal layout…it’s beautiful and the colours are just so rich and vibrant! Gorgeous work and thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog… 🙂


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