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


  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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

  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.

  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.

  13. Awesomeness! Thanks for sharing with us at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity! The WINNERS post is now up   xxx Leigh


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