Saturday, 14 May 2016

Traditional and Modern

Hello.  Welcome.  I just rescued the tiniest bumble bee I have ever seen.  She wasn't even 1cm long!!  She was clinging to the asphalt in front of the house, legs full of pollen, exhausted by this wicked cold wind.  I managed to pick her up and protect her from the wind.  I carried her to the greenhouse and set her on the only flower I had there, a dahlia.  She immediately started feeding.  I hope she doesn't waste her energy flying around tonight.  I hope I will be able to let her out tomorrow so she can continue her journey.  

Tonight I was inspired by a number of challenges resulting in a CAS, asian style card with inlaid die cutting.  



I decided to go with traditional red, black and gold with the die cut, before adding the beautiful and modern girl from PaperArtsy's LPC022 set.  I die cut Sizzix Framework Chevron in red and gold mirror card.  Then I cut the black layer to give me the space to inlay the diecut.  



I stamped modern girl from LPC022, coloured with galaxy markers and fussy cut.  I added a pink bead and a couple on strings of seed beads to her hair.



Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Women Rule!
Twofers Challenge 19 - Asian
Happy Little Stampers May CAS Challenge - Inlaid diecutting 
AAA Cards Game 64 - Inlaid Die Cutting
Happy Little Stampers May Mixed Media Challenge - Shine  I used mirror card
Stamplorations May Challenge - Sketch and Anything Goes I was inspired by the sketch but simplified it, so maybe it's just AG!  Hugz


13 comments:

  1. Love that pop of gold Iona! Very dramatic! So pleased you joined us on HLS CAS challenge! Hazel xx
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  2. Cool fun Asian girl very modern and quirky I love it and think its a brill contribution to our Asian challenge this fortnight. XOXO Zoe

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  3. Very cool, Iona. Thanks for playing along at HLS Mixed Media.

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  4. Lovely work Iona. Thanks for joining in the Mixed Media challenge at HLS this month. Carol DT x

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  5. CAS, yes, but not without interest! Love this one, Gail!

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  6. You are a happy beekeeper. Love that story!!

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  7. So very different and really jumps out of the gallery. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  8. Very eye catching, although I don't know how you found the patience to inlay all those die cut pieces. Well worth it for the result though! Thanks for joining us again at twofers
    Jane

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  9. very unique, great card, thanks for playing with us at AAA Cards!

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  10. That's so sweet of you to catch and send the bee like that! :) Your card has some cool rtro funky look! LOved it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

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  11. Gorgeous style, love the pink cheeks and the jewelry. Thank you for joining the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity "Women Rule the World" -event.

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  12. Still loving the funky style and how amazingly awesome the girl looks. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations May challenge, hope to see you in June also.

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  13. Awesomeness! Thanks for sharing with us at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity! The WINNERS post is now up   xxx Leigh http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-big-winners-announcement.html

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