Just Bee-cause!

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far.   I've been a bit quite of late as I been battling a bit of pain with a recent flair up of my spondylitis and also some issues with my neck being out which has been causing headaches and nausea.   Needless to say I have been lying down a lot and not staying in one position for too long.

I have also been concentrating on getting some sewing done.  I should have warned you to sit down before reading the last sentence as it is just as big a shock to my system as it is yours.......lol.  I've been taking up legs on "A"s clothing - ie. winter school uniforms, new jeans for our trip away and sewing badges on scout uniforms.  Let me just say that if you were a fly on the wall watching you definitely would have got a laugh quite a few times.

Today I had a few spare minutes so I had a chance to play with my Gelatos and create a couple of Bee themed ATC's which was a theme I saw currently running over at ATC's for All.  However I was too late to sign up for it.

My first one is simply done by drawing stripes onto the background, blending with my finger and then stencilling some Gesso through a piece of Punchinella and further coloring with my Gelato before adding the cute stamped bees.

This second card has been created by stamping with my Gelatos.  (Add color to stamp and wet to achieve a watercolor look).  I then added a touch of further color and blending with my finger.  

I really do love the versatility of the Faber Castell Gelatos.  If you haven't heard or seen them before you can check them out here.


Julie Short said...

Wow - sewing Danie - I am impressed:)
I hope your health clears up well and truly before your anticipated holiday.
Cute play today with your ATC's.
Let's hope the sun shines for a while today.

Tammy said...

Careful, sewing can be addictive! Love both the ATC's, especially the pretty flower!

Lynn McAuley said...

Sure hope you are feeling better and your pain is subsiding!

These cards are gorgeous!

Dawn Barrett said...

Oooh...I love both of these bee ATCS...they are such fun!