Thursday, 20 September 2007

Inchies - Little Wings (& Beautiful Mail too!)

This week's theme on Linda's Inching Artists Challenge blog is "Little Wings". I just had to use bees for my inchies as Deborah is my "proper" name (it means "bee" in its Hebrew origins) even though I go by shortened versions of my name most of the time. I have always liked the connection with bees for some reason. I can't think of anyone who has called me Deborah much besides my Dad when he was alive and my husband when he is trying extra hard to convince me he is serious about something.

So my inchies this week are made with a honeycomb style (mesh) background stamp by Lucy's Stamps , a small Collections text stamp, a mini alphabet set, black ink, Moon Shadow Mist in Gossamer Gold (I know - EVERYTHING I make lately has MSM on it!), a tiny bee punch and Dimensional Magic.


The highlight of today's mail was this wonderful tissue paper study by Doreen Kinkade from the Surface Design Yahoo Group exchange. I am so disappointed that my mail-delivery person bent the envelope (Tyvek!!) in two and shoved it into my letterbox even though it was obvious there was a cardboard layer in there trying to provide some protection from exactly that fate! Anyway I have had the beautiful delicate leafy piece flattened under heavy books for several hours and it is now much flatter. The Emily Bronte quotation is lovely - Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.

5 comments:

Eva said...

Your little inchie-bee is lovely!

ATCLindaB said...

fabo...can I call you DEBEE :)

Kari said...

Well, Deborah, I love your bees! And the pisces thing also. (I'm so good with the technical terms of papercraft, aren't I?) As always, your art is lovely to gaze upon!

Danielle said...

I love these bees! And I love the way they're arranged on a card - it's a really good way to display the inchies. (Mine are in a box at the moment - I can see how they're going to build up quickly.)

Kelly said...

I love your inchies! I really like the honeycomb stamp you used, couldn't be more perfect with the bees! Very nicely done! :)