On Saturday I was at the store with the "crazy" ladies that stayed overnight during our 24hr Scrap Pink Crop and I met a "Queen Bee". If you are not familiar with the Queen Bees, they are a group of women that love scrapbooking and they have formed a "club". They are very easy to spot because they have all sorts of things with bees on them. Everything from shirts to hair pins... they have it ALL. All, except my bee... :)
As you have probably already noticed, I absolutely love paper piecing! For the longest time I used to buy images online to make my own patterns, but recently I had a TERRIBLE experience with the owner of the website I used to buy my images from. Since that incident, I have decided to no longer purchase anything there.
For the first time I took the initiative to create not only the pattern, but the original image. I must admit that I am not an artist, and that I cannot draw for the life of me. Yet, if I make my drawings in pieces, the way that I would make a pattern, I figured today it is not as bad.
I dry embossed the wings to give them a bit more detail and I added a gold trim with goldrite.
I also placed a pop-dot under the crown so that it would give the effect that indeed the bee was wearing the crown.
I was tempted to Stickle the bee itself, but then I thought it would be a distraction away from the crown.
So there you have it! My very first embellishment made with a drawing of my own... :) This is just another example of how we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us! I am convinced that if I am not in constant communication with the Lord while I make my embellies, I am completely incapable of completing anything!
Thank you Jesus!!
Love in Christ,
PS: I hope the Queen Bees like my bee because all 15 of them are getting one just like it. :)