Tuesday, August 16, 2016

RetroRubber 45 Bee Better Soon

Hi peeps!  A second post for today!  I was honored to be asked by the sweet, talented ladies at RetroRubber to be their guest designer this week!  Here's the awesome sketch they have for us:

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So here we go:

I used two Darcie's Heart & Home stamp sets, Bee-utiful and Day is Sweet, circa 2012!  I stamped the beehive on some yellow DSP in Crumb Cake ink and shaded it with a blender pen and some Hello Honey ink.  (The other papers were all scraps from my stash....some MME and I think a scrap of Basic Grey for the horizontal piece as well as the bottom piece.....sorry I can't be of much help there!).  I stamped another bee and the sentiment in Early Espresso, and the random bees in Lost Lagoon.

There is a pretty lace image in one of the sets, and I stamped it along the horizontal piece, then added a Hello Honey scallop underneat and a few gold-colored sequins, although they are a bit difficult to see, but they add a little shine!  I have a friend from church who just had knee surgery, so this will be going out to her!

I hope you'll play along with this challenge and give some of your "retro" stamps a chance to shine!

Here's another little nature shot; this Great Blue heron was lurking beneath a pine tree on the edge of our yard one afternoon:

He's a bit less sinister-looking once he extends his neck!  I saw him three times that day...once by my mailbox, here under the tree, and the last time, he was being chased by my nephew's dog!!! Apparently the dog saw him in the creek behind our house and thought he would be an easy catch.  It was quite a sight to see a dog chasing a GBH in flight!  I wish I had had my camera!  Needless to say, the bird won that race!


  1. Cute card but the sketch image did not come in for was blank. Just wanted to let you know in case it wasn't at my end.

    1. I can see it on my end, Karen....hope it clears up for you! Just check it out on the RR blog!! Thanks! :)

  2. Circa whatever... this is fantastic, LeAnne! LOve that gold, and the addition of the stamped bees on your dotted paper are so awesome! We have a little Green Heron who visits our pond ... he is a BIG fan of Frog's legs ... if you get my drift ...

  3. BEE-utiful card, LeAnne! Love the muted colors and the bees stamped on the DSP is a wonderful touch! I hope your nephew's dog didn't scare the GBH away forever. What a sweet visitor! Thank you for being our guest designer this go-round and we look forward to seeing you in our gallery again soon.

  4. Oh, I like that beehive!! I also like your mix of polka dot papers. This is fantastic LeAnne!! We have an area near us where the Great Blue Heron's nest. Hubby has some great shots of the baby's heads poking up as their parents fly in to feed them!

  5. Oh WOW!! LeAnne, this card is sweet as Honey, just gorgeous colors, specially the Hello Honey, which is one of my favorites.
    That Great Blue Heron is amazing, what a fantastic visitor, I hope he comes back.
    Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at Retro Rubber, we love seeing your cards in the gallery.
    Big Hugs.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. WOW!! Leanne, I love this, the colours are superb and I love the textured feel of the card. Glad to have you with us a Guest Designer this time, looking forward to seeing you in the Retro Rubber gallery again soon. Also that Heron is magnificent and yes a bit sinister! Claire DT

  7. ADORE your honey bee card, LeAnne!! Love the colors and patterns and the distressed look of it. We love it when you play along with us at Retro Rubber and particularly when as a guest designer. :)

    And thanks for sharing the pictures of the GBH... I see one occasionally as he is "fishing" in the creek behind my house... but that is always during the winter season!!!

  8. Hi LeeAnne, congrats on being the guest designer on RRCB. I love the layout of your card and that beehive is wonderful. Love the colors and the elements. Thanks for joining us again and hope to see you back again.

  9. Love your take on the sketch and the stamps and sentiment are wonderful. So glad you enjoy our challenges, and congrats on being a GD for RRBC.

  10. I love your stamping and the retro feel! The colors and design are gorgeous! I am so glad you joined us! Your card is so inspiring! ❤️❤️

  11. Hi Leanne! Thank you so much for being our guest designer! I love this card from the first time I saw it - the colors and the creativity with the layout! Thank you for being such a great inspiration on this challenge! (and my apologies - I thought I had commented!)


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