Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bee balm

Hello everyone, hope your week is going well.

On Sunday, I did something that it not the norm for me.  I'm not one to sit for a length of time, always busy doing something.  Well, this Sunday was different.  I turned on Netflix, and watched season 1 of
"The Crown".  Oh my goodness it was awesome, I loved it.  I can't wait until Season 2 comes out in Dec.  So while I was watching, I also was making cards!

I know Bee Balms are normally red, at least the ones I have in the yard, but I decided I wanted to colour mine purple tones.  I just googled now and there is purple bee balms! Who would of thought?
I'm using one of the images from Power Poppy's Vibrant Thanks set.

I know your probably thinking, omg what was she thinking with these colours, but I tell you, in real the card is very pretty.  Sometimes the camera just doesn't pick up the right tones. 

I used MFT Die-namics essential cover up vertical die to cut the dark purple frame.  I then used scraps of Memory Box paper to fill in the top and bottom pieces.  Again the bottom piece looks more blue, but it really does have a purple tone to it in real.

I coloured the bee balm using prismacolour pencils.  I then cut it out using Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tags die.  I pulled out some seam binding ribbon in the deep fuschia colour to pull some of the colour of the bee balm.  After it was all together, it looked kind of plain (the tag part) so I added some shading around the stem and leaves using a fuschia pencil,  well I got a bit to close with the stump and gamsol, that it pulled in some of the green, so what could I do but go with it, so pulled in some of the green in other spots to balance out.

To finish off, I added a couple of purple rhinestons, and Nuvo clear glitter pen for the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day. See you again real soon, as I have more cards to share!



CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Pauline, I absolutely LOVE your card! I have seen photos of bee balm in a lot of colors, and this is beautifully colored. I actually love that the stump and gamsol got close and that you ended up pulling some of the color outward. It's beautiful! And I love the layout with the great DP and (as always) lovely ribbon! Oh, my! We've watched "The Crown" and loved the first season. Now to wait for Season Two! The actors are wonderful, and we love the period costumes and history. Well, you've made another stunning card, my friend! So glad you colored while enjoying watching "The Crown!" Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

I didn't know there was going to be a Season 2! I devoured Season 1, but not all in one sitting. I'll be looking for it in December. Now... I had red bee balm, too, but have seen it in this purple, as well. You floor me with your Prismacoloring every time! You're so good with those pencils. You had a happy accident with the green because the color blend in the outer shading is beautiful. Your frame piece does look absolutely purple on my computer and, wow, the ribbon really pulls the colors together and brings out the different tones in the flower. I'm happy to see you have this set. I've got lots of Power Poppy coloring in my future with it, as well.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Well I think the two ladies above have said all there is to say about this stunning card. Really gorgeous.

Have a lovely weekend.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tracy said...

It's beautiful. I don't think anyone would mind even if there weren't purple ones. LOL

Stacy Morgan said...

I do like this bee balm myself and the lavendar colors are wonderful. Very pretty!