Monday, 5 April 2021

The Bees

This is my second post for our Country View Challenge, on the theme The Birds and the Bees, chosen by Sue.
As my first piece (here) was a "Birds" journal page, I had to go with Bees for this one as it's the facing page in my journal!
The background, like the previous page, is Art By Marlene Collage Paper - No.2 (Studiolight).

The corner die-cut is from the Sizzix Thinlit Tim Holtz Mixed Media #1 die set.

I used the Sunflower bee by Julie Hickey designs stamp set and matching die to create my bees, stamped in black (Versamagic) and coloured with Big Brush pens (Faber Castell).

I added 2 pieces of honeycomb (from the same die set) and the dictionary definition.

Finally I added a subtle shimmer to the bees wing with a Copic At You Spica Glitter Marker , difficult to catch with the camera:

And that's it... I could have added some colours, splattering but really that paper is enough! No need to overwork it.

 I hope I have inspired you to create your own Birds or Bees themed projects(or both) and share them with us on the Country View Challenge blog for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

A quick look at both pages together:

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Paperbabe, AllsortsWe Love Chocolate Baroque, SSS Monday Challenge challenges.


  1. What a beautiful riot of Spring and Summer colours Christine, the Bees draw your into the flowers which in turn draw you to the colours, beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and We Love Chocolate baroque current challenges.

    B x

  2. Again a beautiful colourful page but with adorable bumble bees!!! Happy Easter, Christine!!! xx

  3. Wow, what a beautiful page! The background papers are so colourful and I love the images with the bees, wording and honeycomb - perfect 😀. It compliments your bird page beautifully too! I hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend and wishing you a great new week! Hugs, Jo x

  4. What a wonderful inky card, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  5. This is gorgeous Christine! The bees look amazing set against this colour palatte, and the whole birds and bees pages go perfectly toagether. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  6. Super adorable cette page encore !! Et avec la première en vis à vis, ça réchauffe, et réjouit l’Å“il !
    J'aime beaucoup ces petites abeilles... Vraiment mimi cette double page, et bien joué l'utilisation de ce beau papier d'Art by Marlene :)

  7. Such a beautiful journal layout, so many lovely colours and details. Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge.

  8. Fantastic how one page now flows into the second, the Bird page takes on a whole new meaning now teamed up with the Bee's. An amazing burst of Spring, thank you so much for sharing over @ PBS. Creative Hugs TRacey x

  9. A gorgeous journal spread. It's an art to know when to stop and not over do it. Love the little bees xx

  10. Great page, Christine, love it! The bees are looking so real.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Evelyn xxx

  11. Very sweet and warm AJ pages, love all the colours and the textures!