I love it when the bees appear in the spring. Unfortunately there hasn't been as much pollen for them in our yard this year. That really hard winter freeze at 8 degrees for several days in a row did a number on our landscaping. That kind of weather is highly unusual for the south and subsequently we've been on "death watch" for some of our shrubbery, our azaleas especially.
Alma created this sweet bee gnome at my request two years ago after I found one in plushie form at a local retailer. Using Silhouette software, I resized and then printed the main image from the Bee Happy, Bee Gnomie digital stamp set onto Copic friendly cardstock. After coloring with a combination of Copic and Altenew markers, I fussy cut out. The sentiment came from the physical Simply Said set and was stamped with Versamark ink and white heat embossed. The digital version is here. For the background panel I used an old retired Verve honeycomb die for an inlaid diecut look. Both the image and sentiment were attached with a layer of craft foam.
Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamp, PTI cs, Verve die, Versamark ink, Copic and Altenew markers
Copics: Flower-BG000, BG01, BG02, Y00, Y13, Y15, Y17; Gnome-E000, E00, E01, C00, C1, C3; Bee Parts-N1, N3, N5, N7, Y00, Y13, Y15, Y17, B0000, B000, B01
Altenew: Leaves/Stem-G702, G715
I hope you are having a lovely spring. Bee kind. Bee sweet. Bee happy. Ok, I'm done.