A tribute to my inspiring friend Lisette aka Mrs Beez, who always comes up with the best ideas for my wish list, sort of never letting it run out. She made me fall in love with bees of course, and I had to get them in different sizes. As it is the pumpkin season of the year, she made great series of pumpkins in different colours on her blog, and while we had over pumpkins today, she reminded me how tasty the honey glazed pumpkin is. So she made the pumpkins I add the honey.
I found a great sentiment as it is Sunday sentiment day over at inky-dinky-doodle, it’s an Indian one, somehow I found those so deeply connected to nature, it says: “there is no bee without the sting, cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless”. There it goes, nature gives us its best, the question what are we going to do with it, or how are we going to use it? Ok, before I march to far from honey glazed pumpkins, hallo earth is calling back to honey!
As usual I found it easy to break the whiteness of my spread with a simple scrap collage. Some tags (7 dots studio) some ephemeras, a bit of a wash tape, Small bubbles cut with Memory box die.
I wanted to add a soft shining colour so I sprayed some Lindy’s stamp gang spray on it (golden sleigh bells). A half bee is no bee to be… so I stamped some tiny and medium bees (Stampotique) with archival ink (watering can). I needed some honey, really, I mean I needed to think how I can give back a texture, the colour is easier in this case. Wanted something thick, if you ever saw honey in a hive, where you can still detect the crystal form of sugar from the nectars gathered. And then I found it, I had that bottle of artists’ mortar from Pèbèo at the back of my drawer. I pulled it out, mixed it with some yellow acrylics and some fluid glaze and applied it on my spread through a honeycomb stencil.
That’s reminded me to honey! There in the corner you can see a tiny bee working hard to give us the sweet miracle of nature. Then I still splattered a bit around with acrylic ink, and there it was the honey to the pumpkin.
So don’t forget, B is for bees, P is for pumpkins and H is for honey! Now have a great week everyone, sweet as a pumpkin pie!