Saturday, May 10, 2014

CC3C - Distress Glitter

Happy Saturday crafty and busy as a bee People! Today marks the second challenge in the new Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge!!! The Curiosity Crew and I want to thank you all for all the fabulous comments and all the entries from the first challenge...WOW!!! We were blown away! Your comments made both of my weeks...I am just floored! I was sooooo inspired by all the entries too. I learn so much from all of you. Thank you!!!! We are having a very hard time choosing a a Curiosity Crew winner for sure!
Challenge number two is all about Distress Glitter, and I hope as many or more of you play along on this glitzy challenge so you can win some amazing fabulous prizes donated by the ever generous Tim & Mario, and the second challenge's sponsor, The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!! Talk about some amazing loot! You will have two weeks to complete this challenge and link it up to the CC3Challenge site, and you can read all the rules here. Please take the time to visit every member of the Curiosity Crew (See below.) for not only some gorgeous glittery inspiration, but for a chance to win some extra goodies!
Yvonne Blair 
AND, Tim Holtz started a new board on Pinterest for the challenges...how cool is that?!? If you enter the challenges and show great technique on your piece, you just might see your project pinned by Mr. Holtz!!! Good luck!

For my inspiration piece, I went with using Mustard Seed Distress Glitter as it's my favorite one at the moment! I love how it brings the honeycomb and bee to life! Doesn't that bee really look fuzzy???
To create the background I used Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper and Wendy Vecchi's Yikes Stripes Stencil as well as her new Archival Ink in Watering Can. I love using Tim's new mini Ink Blending Tools for stencils...it really gets ink in all the areas.
I wanted that French or English (???) queen bee motif, so it was older (Oddities)  and newer (Daydream)  Stamper's Anonymous images from Tim to the rescue. I love how these fit perfectly, and I am in love with the wreath crest one!  There were many crown stamps to choose from as well, but I went with a metal Regal Adornment crown, and thought the swag with the bow was a perfect fit as well. Don't you just love charms???
I colored the bee on the paper with a Mustard Seed Distress Marker, and then stamped the bee again with Jet Black Archival on Wendy's Clearly For Art Modeling Film as I wanted wing movement.
I cut the bee out, distressed the striped paper, inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and then layered cardstock underneath the paper and began sewing around each piece with different colors of thread.
I die cut Tim's new Honeycomb Frameworks die using Grunge Board, and painted it with Mustard Seet Distress Paint. I sanded and inked it as well, and then die cut more Honeycomb shapes using cork and a sheet of paper from Tim's Collage 8x8 Stack. Finally, I got to use the Mustard Seed Distress Glitter on some of the die cut shapes as well as the stripes on the Clearly For Art bee. Sweet as honey!!!
I adhered the layered papers on a 6x8 Burlap Panel, and decided to altered the Adornment charms with some Gold Paint Dabber. Then I began layering on the Honeycomb pieces. SO FUN!!!
I added a Dymo Tape caption, another charm, and a number one painted with Black Soot Distress Paint, which I also added to the sides of the Panel. The more I looked at it, I decided it needed more embellishment (Go figure!!!) so it was White Opal Liquid Pearls to the rescue to highlight the bow and jewels on the Adornment pieces! BUT THEN, I thought it needed more embellishment (I know...it's a sickness!!!) so it was Idea-ology Metal Corners to finally finish it off!
 
 

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I sure hope you will play along with us again or for the first time, and of course, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


145 comments:

  1. This is pretty remarkable..the bee's wings are really something....I love the use of the glitter. Once again, you've created a wonderfully simple looking piece, that is anything but. Striking!!

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  2. You are the Queen Bee! Your piece is a honey!

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  3. Oh Anita, Your 'SICKNESS' as you put it is wonderfully attractive.... I love ALL the embellishments and the yummie honey too... very nicely done... love it. Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

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  4. I love the bee, it looks real. I love the way you layered theframel

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Anita! Love the Mustard Seed glitter and the metal embellishments are fabulous. Sue C x

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  6. Wow Anita....this is fabulous and such a great idea to incorporate the glitter and trellis die.

    Love it !!!!

    Hugs Annie x

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  7. Super project, Love that you used a stencil for the background, I was sure that was a bought patterned paper till I scrolled your post. Love the bold colours too, An all round classy piece x

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  8. Cool tag, Miss Queen Bee!!

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  9. Beautiful card....love the glitter effect

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  10. Anita this is Bee-you-tiful!!! The Distress Glitter really does make this piece come to life it's gorgeous! I totally forgot today was CC3C day what a nice surprise in addition to seeing your fabulous project!

    You are the bees knees!
    Amy*

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  11. Wow Anita!!! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. Love it! Karen.x

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  12. Anita, I am totally in awe!!! Your Queen Bee piece is beyond fantastic!! Yes, I'll admit I love the bees,Honeybees that is, but everything about your art screams Fabulous!! The burlap adds the perfect organic feel! Yum! okay - enough drooling here! heehee ")

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  13. Wow, your bee is a real queen with all that shine!

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  14. Really pretty canvas, Anita. I love your colors and your design. Your used of Tim's Distress Glitter is beautiful. <3 Candy

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  15. Anita your card is amazing! Fantastic color choices, am loving it!

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  16. This looks so beautiful Anita. I love how you have added the honeycomb and the glitter
    x catherine

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  17. I am not normally a gold girl, but this looks so regal. The gold tones are amazing.

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  18. Oh my gosh this is amazing!!! The whole piece simply glows!! What a great piece and great inspiration - thanks for sharing!

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  19. Hi Anita - love your art, it is great how you have combined the casualness of burlap with the neatness of the stamped piece. Just lovely! Thanks for you nice comment on my blog for the last challenge.

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  20. oh Anita!!! i love this!!! it is stunning! totally a beeutiful piece!

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  21. This is so elegant and gorgeous!

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  22. Very nice card.. Love the diecuts in the corners and also the bees wings..

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  23. Oh 'bee' still my beating heart!! I just had to say that... this is a stunning piece Anita, I love the way you added glitter to the honeycomb die and the bee is gorgeous. You have created a wonderful 'regal' piece of art! Hugs, Anne xx

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  24. Fabulous, girlie! Regal, earthy, grungy, elegant. I love the mix!!! You da best.

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  25. There is so much detail and fun things to look at with this great project. Love the layers and glitter pieces with the hexagons.

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  26. This is stunning! I love the frameworks and all that glitter. What a fantastic project. I need to play along. You guys are making great stuff!

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  27. Wow what an incredible piece! Love all the detail and eloquence about it! Love the use of canvas all of the elements. And the honeycomb border from Tims Honeycomb Dies. Nice theme. Ubber cute. Beautiful.

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  28. Love this project! I thought at first this was a real vintage playing card. The layers are amazing and I can't get enough of that frameworks die.

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  29. Oh wow Anita, totally brilliant piece!! Amazing background, absolutely perfect combination of stamps, so, so clever that and the way you finished the bee looks superb! Love how you used the honeycomb too. I think this must be one of my all time favourite pieces of yours, fabulous!!

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  30. As always, I love your project. It has a very French feel to it for some reason. Thanks for all the step out photos on how you made this. I am off to get my mits on some more glitter as I only own the rock candy distress...having seen everyone's samples, I now want them all!

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  31. I love anything with a bee on it! Beautiful work.

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  32. Love this! The bee is perfect and I am usually not one for yellow, but this actually made me totally want to use yellow! Great project!

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  33. Fantastic, a great piece of art with wonderful details and texture.

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  34. Your tutorial is fabulous! The bee and flourish is beautiful. Sorry it has taken me so long to comment. I have had trouble for the last few months trying to leave a comment. I am hoping it works this time.
    Kate

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  35. I love this inspirational piece of artwork and it's great to see some stitching too :)

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  36. Wow Anita, I love your glittered burlap canvas piece... absolutely stunning! That framework die works perfect with your theme too!

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  37. Oh this is absolutely spectacular. I love everything about it!!!! Gorgeous color palette. Love the mix of glitter, gold and burlap. Sweet wings on that bee! Hugs and hope you are enjoying your weekend. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  38. Anita this is fit for a Queen! Oh how I love that bee and how brilliant to use the honeycomb die for an extra special treat for us! Gorgeous burlap canvas and I so love this! Hugs!

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  39. This is beautiful Anita! love that mustard seed glitter - it IS perfect for the bee and the honeycomb!

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  40. Fabulous project Anita! Love the combination of elements and color. Great job!

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  41. Your entry is beautiful. I love, love the way the glitter works in the honeycomb!

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  42. Wow! I love your glittery bee & honeycombe Anita! Tim's definitely going to be pinning this, it's glorious!
    Alison xxx

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  43. I love all the embellishment detail you used.

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  44. This is a amazing art piece. I loved your creativity on how you used the glitter!!!

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  45. Anita, your canvas is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So many details that all tie together perfectly!!!!

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  46. Love the honeycomb glitter! Really gorgeous!

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  47. This is great Anita. I love the entire thing especially the hexagons!

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  48. Bee-utiful! I especially love the glittered honey comb! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  49. Totally love the fuzzy bee, and how regal and creative your piece is. Can't wait to check out the Funkie Junkie sounds very interesting.

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  50. Anita, your project is amazing! Brilliant what you did with wings and I love glitters on bee body! Everything together is AWESOME!

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  51. i the bee and the way u did it . i will have sit down and read it more i just wanted say ty to all who teaching us new things i make 6 to 7 card every week so i always ready to learn aother way to make my cards pops rember when u are makeing make few more and send them in care home s or who just need careing kind word happy mothers day to you even to he mom who just moms of pets whAT would your pet do with out u ty for being for the real childern or the pets learn a lot share alot pray allot

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  52. I keep looking at this panel and drooling over the way you have mixed the colours, simple but the effect is stunning.

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  53. This is truly a stunning canvas, It all ties in beautifully with the bee, has has the most amazing wings and I love that sparkly honey in the honeycomb.

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  54. Love this. The bee really does look cool, glad I went to the full size screen to appreciate it better!

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  55. I love bees and this is a fab panel. It would make a fun gift for any lady that rules her roost ;-) Love the glamour the distress glitter brings. TFS Anita.

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  56. Gorgeous - I love your glittery honeycomb and the sparkly bee sitting at the centre of his regal crest - fabulous inspiration! Sadly, I won't be able to play this time around... I didn't include my Distress Glitters in my travelling stash - bah!
    Alison xx

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  57. Oh my goodness, Anita! This is BEE youtiful! I love the embedded glitter! Every little detail on this card makes my heart sing. You chose the perfect background paper...really lets all the other elements shine. The stamped bee and laurel wreath are amazing! That crown with the liquid pearls gems is just fabby. I hope you have a BEE youtiful Mother's Day, and that you are treated like the Queen Bee all day! Hugs!

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  58. Really beautiful elements on your canvas Anita. Loving those honeycombs, one of my favorite dies!! Great job of the using the distress glitter too, very lovely.

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  59. I love bees and your peice of art is just beautiful. So clever using the honeycomb dies.

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  60. Sooooooo gorgeous!! The bee looks wonderful.

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  61. Fabulous as always!, I am a big fan of hexagons, and if am loving your use of them. Thanks Anita!

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  62. Love the mustard yellow glitter. The bee looks like glass to me.

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  63. OH ANITA! I was playing with bee wings on my project too, but it hadn't even occurred to me to use the clearly for art modeling film, which would have prevented my broken wing drama! The glitter on the bee itself was just inspired. Your finished canvas looks so regal and French. LOVE IT!

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  64. Gorgeous canvas Anita! The glitter on the bee are spectacular and the use of frameworks amazing!Wonderful!! BArbarayaya

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  65. Wow. I just love EVERYTHING about your piece. The sparkle on the bee and in the honey comb, everything!

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  66. OMG... I'm in love with this canvas Anita!!...Absolutely gorgeous creation!! I really need to get a honeycomb die!! ;) Looking forward to getting all distressed and glittery with this challenge now! ;) Jan x

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  67. Anita, if you only knew my love and passion for all-things-bees, you'd know that I'm absolutely drooling over this canvas right now. I adore it! Fantastic in every way.

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  68. Very cool canvas ! Mustard Seed has quickly become my go to color for some reason .. not really sure why, but I love the color !!!

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  69. So lovely. Love the frameworks and the bling.

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  70. Great card. Very nice color of glitter. Very calm looking card.

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  71. I absolutely and utterly adore this Anita! LOVE the striped Regency background and the very French feel with the garland, bee and crown and your glittered honeycomb Frameworks are perfection. Pinned!! Jenny x

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  72. I Absolutely LOVE your burlap panel, Anita! It's very Queenly, indeed :) Love the Mustard Seed DG! My eyes keep going to those bright, happy honeycomb centers :) They look good enough to eat!! Fabulous inspiration for the Distress Glitter challenge! Thank you for keeping us inspired! XOXO-Shari

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  73. OMG! I love this ..... the bee looks fab and the stripes in the background give it a nice elegant look. Great job with the glitter too! Linda xx

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  74. I love how you created the honeycomb. Thanks for sharing the details and the photos. Your project is fantastic!

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  75. Wow!!! Amazing picture! I love it :) Background with stripes is really stunning. I love all elements honeycomb and bee them into the set are wonderful and delightful. And the colours of gltter are beautiful. Greetings Asia:)

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  76. Wow - absolutely love it. Will be hard to top!

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  77. Stunning! Just want to reach out and touch that fuzzy bee. Love the stripes. Nice make.

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  78. That is awesome! Love the sparkle and the details. Queen Bee! How fun I love the mix of elegant and rustic with the sparkle and burlap together!! I hope to get time to participate as these sound fun! I have my book. Just have to find the time as I am going on vacation next week! Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day.

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  79. OMG!!!! Anita....Can I buy this???? I'm seriously on the floor in awe. Showed my 19 year old son and he said you did amazing. He's a total artsy fartsy major in college and said your work is impeccable! WOW...I must say, that's quite the compliment from a critic such as himself...LOL. As you know, I have my Brendan and Britany (kids) and call myself the Queen B or B Keeper. :)
    LOOOOVE your work and this is no exception!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  80. This is really beautiful, I love how subtly you have applied the glitter - enhancing but not overpowering - perfect.

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  81. I love how there are so many different elements to your piece. . .and yet they all go so beautifully together! Thank you for sharing!

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  82. Your queen bee is regal indeed! Love the wings and honeycomb. Great photos

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  83. So clean and fresh, utterly spring like and very elegant. Fabulous. Great technique instructions too thanks.

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  84. Wow! This is so classy and elegant! I love how you did your honeycombs (I just got that die! Yay!) Thank you for your beautiful inspiration! :)

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  85. Girrrrrrrrrrrlllllllll! Love how you've used the inner parts of the honeycombs with your glitter. So many cool elements here, starting with the burlap canvas as your base. This is gorgeous. Off to pin!

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  86. This is stunning! Beautiful work. The glitter honey sparkles like a gem. That's one fancy

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  87. This is stunning - what beautiful work. The glittery honey sparkles like a gem. That's quite a queen bee you've got there!!

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  88. Absolutely beautiful, love all the little touches you added to make the embellishments pop.

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  89. Anita, I absolutely LOVE your prjext! What a fun theme with the bee and honeycomb! Fabulous way to use the glitter!

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  90. This is a Truly ROYAL creation, Anita!! Love the Mustard Seed DG!! The bee does look fuzzy and ready to take off any moment!! And those hexagon centers of the honeycomb--good enough to eat!! YUM!! Absolutely LOVE everything about this Queen Bee burlap panel! Fabulous inspiration!! XOXO-Shari

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  91. So very pretty Anita! Love the glittery honeycomb! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. wonderful work Anita and I love the glittery honeycombe - gorgeous and perfect for that queen bee xx

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  93. This is lovely!! I especially like the color scheme.

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  94. This is GORGEOUS! I love every element of this piece.

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  95. I love love love bees, the delicious taste of honey and the amazing smell of beeswax. So I love love love this like crazy! Very nice, subtle use of glitter; good job!

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  96. Anita this is one of the nicest projects I have ever seen. It is the most perfect way to showcase those glitters with the honeycomb and bee. Just gorgeous. Mo x

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  97. Very pretty - lots of interesting details to see, love the nature stamp with honeycomb, thanks so much, Kerstin

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  98. Fabulous bee canvas Anita! Love the colors and the earthiness of the burlap behind all of these amazing designs. Great way to show off this technique!!! xx

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  99. This is totally stunning and I absolutely love it. Thank you for the comprehensive tutorial too - I am sooooo going to try it out :)

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  100. Stunning Anita ! Love those glittering cells and the beautiful queen bee. I know it's only the second challenge but I' m loving it . I have just gotta have that Wendy Stencil ! X

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  101. So so fabulous Anita! BEE-u-tiful (Sorry!!) too. Love the techniques and different way of incorporating glitter. Gorgoeusly done. Nicola x

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  102. All of the details on your piece are great, along with the perfect color combos.

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  103. I so understand that "needs something more" feeling! I get it all the time. And you added just teh right amount of "more"! Love teh card!

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  104. I commented but it didn't take! Maybe it doesn't like my using my website isntead of a social networking account. Anyway, I so relate to that "needs more" feeling" but I think you piece is "just right"!

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  105. Very clever. I am inspired to use my new die frameworks by tim holtz.

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  107. I can't remember if I commented on this already but just in case I didn't I want to say that your card is so pretty! I love everything about it!

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  108. Wow! the glitter really looks like honey. Beautiful!

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  109. Gorgeous and elegant panel, Anita! Love the glitter touch! Really stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  110. It`s a gregorius Burlap Paneel!

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  111. OMG... say Queen my eyes and ears perk up ... absolutely love your canvas... Yes you are The Queen Bee ... I love it ! Such a creative idea for the bee and so MANY fun techniques going on here!

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  112. Thanks for letting me participate in the cc3c again! Never let anything dull your sparkle!

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  113. Wow! Stunning piece! I love the detail of the wreath, the wings...the glitter in the comb...everything! Even the sewing...which I usually avoid..but it so works here!

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  114. Beautiful! The time and effort you put into this piece is amazing-it is gorgeous!

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  115. Love the colors on your project Anita, its bee-youtiful.

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  116. Beautiful Anita, I am learning so much from participating in this challenge. Thanks

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  117. Очень концептуальная композиция... Потрясающе!...

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  118. Love the way you used the canvas and made a work of art!

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  119. Love the bits of sparkle in your canvas!

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  120. This is beautiful! Your paper looks like fabric. Love the stripes with the bee and the honeycomb shapes. The colors are so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial as I would have no idea how you did it! Even your easel goes with. You thought of everything!

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  121. Love it - adore the stitching and the glitter of course!

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  122. It's really pretty how you combined the glitter honeycombs with some pieces that are inked and stamped.

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  123. LOVE the gold glittery honeycombs and that FABULOUS Queen Bee! This canvas is Stunning!

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  124. Stunning piece, love the combination of stripes and regal and the glittery honeycomb, beautiful.

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  125. This is absolutely beautiful! I love all the layers, a great piece.

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  126. oh WOW!! stunning piece! very elegant!! =)

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  127. This is gorgeous Anita, I don't have the honeycomb or this colour glitter, but I think I need both now lol xx

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  128. gorgeous - love the effect on the bee xx

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  129. Gorgeous creation Anita, love the fuzzy buzzybee x

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  130. Awesome piece Anita! Love the bee!

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  131. That little bee does look fluffy! I'll have to try that some time :) I'll also have to try cutting those frameworks into individual sections. That's a great idea to use on corners and such!

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  132. The little Bee is lovely and I don't usually like them but this is lovely looking xx

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  133. Ohh your bee is wonderful! I love the whole layout, it is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing, these challenges are so fun!

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  134. This is stunning! Love the honeycomb & glitter!

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  135. I love the glitter in the frameworks and the whole piece is awesome! (as always!!) TFS

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  136. Thanks very much Anita. I loved the mustard seed and watering can together. Beautiful job.

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  137. Beautiful piece...a great example of the distress glitter technique as well as the new framework die. I love the brightness of the mustard seed glitter.

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  138. So beautiful! I love the glitter with the honeycomb so clever!

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  139. So beautiful! I love the use of distress glitter with the honeycomb!

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  140. So beautiful! I love the glitter with the honeycomb so clever!

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