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Monday 24 June 2019

DV #205 Use The colours Yellow and Black

For our last challenge before the Summer break at Dream Valley we would like to see your creations using yellow and black. We are sponsored by All Dressed Up and were very lucky to be provided with a couple of their gorgeous images to work with. I chose Busy Little Bee.

I first printed her onto IndigoBlu’s ricepaper which I put through my printer by attaching it at the top to an A5 sheet of reasonable weight paper with a glue tape pen.

I coloured her with Koh-i-Noor watercolour pencils, but actually tried to avoid adding any water. I chose them because they were the softest to use and I didn’t need to make small circles like you might with say Polychromos to get a decent coverage. As the rice paper is soft I didn’t want to overwork it. Now it will take a certain degree of abuse but I still wanted to work a bit more lightly than I would on plain cardstock.

When she was coloured I wet around her and pulled her off the sheet and then flipped her over and added a thin layer of white gesso so that she would not merge totally into the background I had created using a couple of colours of That’s Crafty pearl paint in both yellow and orange, although it’s the palest orange I have ever seen and definitely looks like yellow to me! I also splattered this background with the paint less diluted than I used to create the background.

I stuck her down with decoupage glue and then did some extra stamping. I also added a few diecuts from both Xcut’s Bee Keeping die and also I think the bees themselves are a Memory Box die. I also edged around her with a black poly pencil once she was stuck down. This wasn’t the best way of doing this and as the rice paper was so difficult to colour and not bleed into the areas I didn’t want the colour to go I might just use a decent photo copy paper, or go back to my tried and tested Talens Printer paper if I want to add a digital image again. She does look much better in the flesh as it were and looks cute in my Art journal.

I am entering this into:-

2 Sisters On The Blog – #28 Things With Wings
All Dressed Up – June: Anything Goes with an ADU image
Country View Challenges – June: It’s A Bug’s Life
Crafty Gals – #194 Polka Dots and/or STRIPES
Creatalicious – #165 Anything Goes with Optional Spots or STRIPES
Cuttlebug Mania – Tic, Tac, Toe Top Line
Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday – June/July: Summer Scene, Treats or Colours
Happy Little Stampers – June: Anything Goes with Dies
Mix It Up – #26 Anything Goes + Inlaid Die cut
My Time to Craft – #399 Watercolour
Papercraft Challenge – #39 No Cards
Sweet Stampers – #33 Anything Goes


  1. Really beautiful! So much work went into your card and you mastered it perfectly. Love your creation! So glad you joined us at Creatalicious Challenges!

  2. Oh how cute! She is such a fun image to color! Thank you for joining our challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps this month. ~Pam-DT

  3. Cute card ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie xx

  4. What a very nice card. Thank you for sharing it. Are you a follower yet? Please do if you want to participate.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

  5. Gorgeous card and the lovely vibrant colours look, amazing. Xxx

  6. Hi, Lin! Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the bright colours and the beautiful variegated background. I've never seen an image printed on ricepaper before, it gives such a soft and pretty look.

    And thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft, too!

    Take care, hun.

    love Maggie x

  7. Lovely and cute card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  8. Yellow and Black is so effective and i love the ADU image - Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Good luck

  9. lovely!Thanks for joining us at papercraft-challenges.

  10. OMG love this bee girl, sooo sweeet

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  11. Sorry for my late visit..this is such a delightful card. Thanks for entering it into our July It's a bugs life challenge over at Country View xx

  12. I love this color combo and what a great card design!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday June/July challenge where it's all about "Summer Scenes, Summer Colors or Summer Treats"!

  13. Love how you coloured this image. Fab card. Thank you for playing along with the Challenge at All Dressed Up & Good Luck, Liz (:(|)x

  14. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional spots and/or stripes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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