Tuesday 29 June 2010

Sweet as honey

The object of the month over at Something Completely Different is the "skinni" (3" x 5") and this week's theme is "flora and fauna". My word, you wouldn't believe how I struggled with this! I very nearly gave up when the third version hit the bin but I finally made something I was half way happy with. I confess I found the proportions of the skinni really hard to work with. Not sure I'll be trying this again but you live and learn, eh?!

The flora is absolutely literal - I picked some lavender sprigs from the front garden. I'm hoping they dry successfuly on there so it will still look pretty once the fresh bloom stage has passed! My fauna are the bees that are going to turn that lavender into delicious honey for that label to get stuck to at a later date! I do love that French language honey label stamp!

Bees are in trouble with numbers in rather alarming decline so I thought it would be good to celebrate these useful little beasties and all they do for us.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Sweet Bee (Rummage Bin line)

Vintage sheet music
Smooth white

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Copic markers
Squeeze punch by Fiskars (large circle)
Lavender from the garden
Gingham ribbon
Elegant flourishes die (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix)
Stick pin

Thanks for buzzing by!


Effie said...

Love the little bees!....3x5...difficult!

Karen said...

This is very pretty Joanne X

Di said...

Gorgeous Joanne, would never have known you'd struggled x

Jean Franks Beck said...

Fabulous skinnie Joanne! I just love lavender, and what a great combo with the Sweet Bee set (another favorite of mine). Would never have known you struggled with it! :)

Anonymous said...

you would never know you had difficulties with the size ect as it looks just perfect....I think you should at least give it another go!

Kaz said...

Lovely Joanne, although possibly not the wasp!! xx

Hazel said...

Fab skinni, Joanne - this mustn't be your last! x

Janice said...

Looks good anyway. I didn't find it a difficult size at all, how strange - maybe your mojo had gone on holiday!

Unknown said...

Totally stunning and original -- I just love it - so original

Jan Hennings said...

This is so cool and love the touch of lavendar :)

Artyjen said...

Love the touch of lavendar....hope it dries out well :) Gorgeous
xoxo Sioux

Anonymous said...

Beautiful skinni, the lavender looks lovely Joanne! x

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

I love your skinni it is perfect and the lavander is a super touch!

Dru said...

Well worth the effort - I think it turned out lovely. And, I'm so glad to hear I am not the only one that struggles and sends what I consider disasters to the garbage bin - LOL!!!

Carol Plume said...

what a great skinni - loving the lavender and that swirl.

Thanks for playing along with us at SCD this week. xx

Linda Brun said...

Georgeous skinnie, love everything about it, but the lavender is my fav. on this card.

Laura said...

Glorious! Fantastic Skinni, great composition.Thanks so much for joining us at SCD again.

Andrea C said...

love the lavender, extremely cool x