Saturday, November 4, 2017

Bee Still My Beating Heart~

I love Bees, and I wanted to create a Fall Layout and pull them into the theme while keeping it kind of Shabby Chic at the same time. I used lots of new products that you can find at and in the Reneabouquets Etsy to create this piece and to capture my love of Bees, and Shabby Romance!!

I layered in 2 different layers of papers, distressing the edges of the top paper and running a Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink Pad over the edges. Next, I ran a piece of Timeless Ivory Lace up the right side of my papers, and 

Under the top, right hand corner of the frame, I added a Baroque Metal Frame Trinket, and then topped the frame with a Bee Clock Trinket.

I then create a flower layer using a Large Oh So Shabby Blush Chiffon Rhinestone And Pearl Flower, some flowers from the following flower sets:
and the Queen Bee Glass Wings are some of my latest handcrafted creations. The bottom layer is created on my Reneabouquets Premium Paper, and the top layer is a transparent acetate layer that give these bees a unique and creative look. 
I then took some printed chipboard pieces that I had left from when the frame was in prototype stage and cut them apart and layered them into the flowers. I hate waste, and try to run my shop with as little waste as possible and using the prototypes that didn't quite work out is a great way to get a unique look instead of tossing them into the trash. 
The little crown is a  Fairy Princess Crown Trinkets In Tarnished Brass ,  and I just tucked it into my flowers and added a yarn bow for lots of texture.

Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink, and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, cut them into pieces and tucked them into various spots on my layout.

I did a tear in the top left, hand corner of my layout and put some of the Timeless Lace underneath to peek through, added some more of the Bee Hive Elements Beautiful Board and some more flowers from the following Flower Sets:

At the bottom left hand corner of the layout, I took 2 Beautiful Board Large Victorian Scroll Accents, topped it with another Queen Bee, added another Bee Hive Elements Piece, more flowers, another leftover Printed Board Piece and another yarn bow to create another focal point in my layout.
I then took some Ranger Opaque Crackle Paint, and did some painting to get a gorgeous crackle look on various places in the layout, inking over the top of the crackle to bring out the cracks.

I just love texture and dimension, and the products that I carry in the Reneabouquets Shops allows you to bring those elements into your art,  giving you unique, "beautiful with an edge" products that allow you to create in your own style.

I hope you have enjoyed the  Romance meets Nature look of my layout, and I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by and check it out!! Fall is almost over and before you know it Winter will be here, so take the time to go out and enjoy the gorgeous colors before they are all gone!! Hugs ~Renea

Items used from and the Reneabouquets Etsy:

1 comment:

HappyScrappin said...

Gorgeous Renea. Love the BB Heart and so glad to see it on a project. It's no as large as I thought it was which is a good thing because you now gave me inspiration to think about using it. Love it!! Hugs ~~ Mary L