This year the Craft Barn is running an Alpha/Dictionary Challenge. In the previous Alpha/Dictionary Challenge in 2013 I made a set of atc's, so for this year I wanted to use a different format. I made portrait orientated postcards for the Lyrics and Quotes Challenge in 2014 and I've decided to return to that format this year but make them landscape which may well be a bit more challenging.
The postcards will be 6" x 4" and made as flat as possible so they could be posted - they wont because I intend to collate them into a book. The first letter in the challenge is B and and I have been rather predictable with my choice of subject to start off the year.
I started by brushing Distress Inks over the card. I then stamped the large bee image and masked it before stencilling and stamping the background. The flower image was stamped several times and roughly painted (perhaps a little too roughly!) with Distress Ink. I added some small bees to fill the gaps and coloured their bodies with pencil. I couldn't bring myself to cut up a dictionary so I printed out the definition on paper and attached.
Anna Marie Super Smooth Printer Card 250gsm
Copier paper 90gsm
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Spectrum Noir pencils
Hexagons - Kaisercraft CS160
Script - Crafty Individuals CI-161
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop Mini Chickenwire Reversed TCW259s
Flowers - PaperArtsy
Bees - Stampotique
Dictionary definition - computer generated "Typewriter" font