Less is More this week is Hexagons and before you all cry out that I have used an octagon, yes I have, but the background is hexagons! I used a stencil I bought whilst in the USA earlier this year to create the background with pan pastels. The bee is from Lavinia stamps and the sentiment is from Fiskars. I stamped the bee again using second generation ink next to the sentiment, and used a TH picket fence distress marker to go over it to give it more of a translucent effect, another tip picked up from Ali Reeve. I've finished it with two pieces of twine, I just knew I had to have these coloured twines when I saw them, I resisted and resisted, but gave in and so glad I did as they are proving very useful.
My second card is using the same stencil and stamp but this time I used TH distress inks direct to the card base. The sentiment stamp was a freebie with a mag a few months ago.