Saturday, September 8, 2012

CASE Study #107 Queen Bee

Lately I am feeling caught up - and have had some time to play some of the challenges I've been missing out on.  Maybe it is the back to school routine or the shorter days bringing me back indoors earlier.  Either way I won't complain.  I feel like I'm being productive and it is a pleasure to work on the crafting that I enjoy so much. 
I have been missing my weekly dose of CASE Study.  This has always been one of my favorite places to play.  Not just because of the fabulous inspiration from their muse and design team, but because I feel like I am always trying something when I play here.   The guest designer/ muse this month at CASE is  Yoshie Nakagaki aka. Torico and this is her card for inspiration.  Here's the part I love..... you can pick up on any element of the card from the sweet little bee, the color combination, the sketch outline, the doilies on the paper, the flower in the bee's hands.... you get it.  Just work with what grabs you and GO!!  And hey.... did you see they have a special guest DT member this month??  You might know her from I Spy or from playing at Waltzingmouse... it's Vickie Zimmer from For The Love of All Things Stampin!! 
I was immediately struck by that sweet little bee - which got me thinking about one of my all time favorite stamps in the world... this Queen Bee Stamp from Cats Life Press  She's got so much sass and attitude.. I just love her. 
 
Torico's card looks so clean - which of course made me nervous so I had to add some extras like the layered flower, red ric rac and some gems and pearls.   I added a little Ranger Rock Candy to her wings for some translucent sparkle.   I just had to dress up my little bee..... she is royalty after all.  Since the sewing machine and I are still not on speaking terms I thought I'd pierce the edges  for a little added interest.
 
Thanks for having a look.  I hope you find some time to play this week.  CASE is still celebrating their anniversary and if you are interested in becoming the next guest DT member you HAVE TO PLAY!!
 
Hugs!
Jeanne
 
Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  5" x 7"
Stamps:  Catslifepress.com
Paper:  October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Die Cuts:  Spellbinder Blossom, Standard Circles
Markers:  Copic
Red Ric Rac from RIbbon Trends (Hobby Lobby)
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

13 comments:

Pauline said...

This is such an unusual image Jeanne, I love the gems and pearls on her crown, and her funny face! A brilliant take on the CASE card.

Lisa M said...

Does she ever have sass appeal! Jeanne, it's fantastic to see you having a play in your craft room just for you. I loooove that sentiment...LOL!!! The perfect combination of detail, elegance, humor and CAS. Nicely done my friend!

The Paper Parade said...

Hahaha, you're right! That queen bee totally does have sas! I love the pearls you added to her crown, and LOVE the sentiment LOL

Cathy Weber said...

That is such a cute image...I have never seen it, but I know a college age girl who it would be perfect for! She even has similar hair! LOL, that is also the best sentiment for a cardmaker. Love that patterned paper and the sparklies you added. Very cute take on the inspiration photo Jeanne!

Sharron said...

LOVE this--that image is amazing and I love the sentiment--perfect for a card! The papers and your coloring are wonderful and I adore how you added the jewels and sparkles!

Teneale Williams said...

That greeting is so funny I love it! And as for your card! It is wonderful, I love fun cards. Thanks for brightening my day with this creation and playing with us at CASE Study.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Lovely sentiment great card.

Vickie Z said...

Love the sassy queen all glinted out! Wonderful sentiment and CASE!!!

Maureen said...

ah, you explained this challenge so well! That's why I fell in love with this challenge too...it's open inspiration! LOVE that stamp and sentiment with attitude! Thanks for playing with us again over on CASE Study...hope to see you again!

cbuswell said...

Such a fun card! Wonderful details as always! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week! : )

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous! Love the sentiment and that super cute bee! You've mixed a great bunch of papers both in pattern and color...they look awesome together! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASE Study!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your Case Study shout out. What a fun and fabulous card. Hey, did you see you won a prize at Moxie Fab? Hope it's a good one!

Lisa S. said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne. First, love your card and the fun colors you used and that sassy queen bee stamp. (BTW, I looked for that stamp for months last year only to give up and ta-da here it is so thank you for ending my search) This is a terrific card and I love the sentiment. :-)