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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Buzzin' by with an OBG (oldie but goodie)

Today I hopping with the gals from the Design Diva's Facebook group.  It is time for our monthly OBG (oldie but goodie) hop.  The idea behind this hop is for us to pull something out of our stash that is at least 6 months old and give it some love. 

You should have arrived at my blog from Mary's amazing blog, if not you can go back to my pal Brenda's blog and start from the beginning.

For my card I pulled out my Impression Obsession Beehive stamp.  I have had this stamp for along time and only used it once before.  So sad, huh?  I would love to take credit for this awesome layout, but it's not mine.  Nope, it is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #104.  I just flipped it onto its side so that it would work with my image.  I used the colors from this weeks CR84FN15 color challenge.  We were asked to use green, teal and yellow.  I found these beautiful papers from Creative Inspirations in my pile and went to work.  The hive is stamped on a piece of SEI paper from the Mimosa collection (winter 2010 maybe?)

I colored the image with Copic markers and added a variety of Spica glitter pens for some shimmer.  The little bees were colored with glitter pens and the wings are filled in with some pretty crystal glitter. I finished off this card with some lace and a button tied with a bit of twine. 

I am going to send you on your way to Shelly's wonderful blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Auntie Em said...

Very pretty card! Love the touch of bling and shimmer.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Melissa, I like what you did with the image and I especially like what you did with the designer paper. I like the two of them together like that it adds so much interest to the card and draws your eye in. Beautifully fun card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful image- I love the perfect colors- makes me think of warm...Spring...! Fun DIVA HOP and I have to comment- I love the Squirrel picture you have posted- my husband is squirrel obsessed!

Barb said...

Melissa, what a charming stamp!! It looks wonderful in the colors and sketch. Love this card a lot!

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great card! Beautiful spring colors! So cheerful! Thanks for the hop! :) Blessings

Carmen O. said...

What a cool image you worked with. I love the bright green and blue together so cheery. Fabulous work!

Chrissy D said...

DELIGHTFUL, love the color combo and your choice of papers! Lovely card! TFS!

Stella said...

That stamps is beautiful! I love your take on the challenge; your card is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN this week. I hope you can join us next week too :)!

jkreucher said...

what a fun, unique image, and such a lovely card!

Mary G. said...

LOVE, love, love this bee hive image!!! Gorgeous card!

Sue W said...

Melissa your card is so pleasing to the eye...The lovely colours you've chosen and this layout are just perfect. I've seen so many wonderful creations along this hop....thanks for putting in the time to make it happen.

Deb said...

What a gorgeous image! (I always love bee stamps since Deborah means bee!) Great job combining challenges for a beautiful card!

Kirei na Kami said...

BEEautiful!! Gorgeous!! Pure perfection!! I am so in love with this brilliant creation...the stamp, the colors, the wonderful accents, everything!!! This BEEauty needs to be framed for all to see and admire:o) Love it!!


Sharri said...

Melissa, this is gorgeous!! I love the papers with the beehive image and the lace is a perfect touch!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi Melissa! oh wow! what a fun card! I love the trim on the edges and the "buzzin by" title LOL perfect!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Melissa! Love the beehive with all the bees buzzin' about! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Melissa, this is one stunning card!!! What a gorgeous image too!! You really brought it to life with that lovely sketch and colors!! What a fabulous hop!!


Cindy said...

Melissa, I just love everything about this card! I love the image, the button and the papers!! Your coloring is awesome! I love that bee hive!!

Jessica said...

Awesome card, Melissa! I really like your layout and the colors - great job on combining challenges!! Love all your work, sweet friend!

Lisa Lara said...

Very pretty Melissa. What a neat image. So fun to see what people pull out of their stash. This is neat. I love your papers too.

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh this is toooo cute! the challenges you chose for this bee hive image are perfect (and good luck in them (-:)
coloring is perfect - so glad you were able to join the hop!!! thanks for everything you do helping Sue!

The Wired Angel said...

Great card, Melissa.. great papers and a cute stamp.. I've never seen that one before. Isn't it amazing what we stash away?

Debgem said...

This is amazing! I love that beautiful beehive - so different. Wonderful card. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Fabulous card, Melissa! Love the sparkle!

Vicki said...

Such a beautiful card, Melissa! Love those colors! And that stamp is really neat...never saw one like that before! The hop is wonderful and I am in awe of so much talent! Blessings to you!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! Love that sweet image! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Maria Matter said...

oh Melissa, this is so beautiful!!! what a wonderful image to 'dig out' for the hop!!!
This is so much fun!
hugs & blessings

Ching-a-ling said...

I'm becoming a quick fan of your work and style Melissa! Thanks for organizing the hop and I hope to join you all again next month.

Karen from PA said...

I love the bright beautiful pretty.

Sue Lelli said...

Melissa, LOVE the beehive! Oldies but goodies are so fun to pull out! THX for playing with us at

JeanFB said...

Adorable - what a perfect image for the color challenge!

Brenda said...

Melissa your card is so beautiful!! You may not be able to take credit for the layout, but you made it work so very well and created a gorgeous card!

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! :)

Ravengirl said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! What a great image! I have an award for you on my blog if you would care to pick it up :)

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