I was excited about doing today's SCS Challenge--to use "inchies". Inchies are just small images an inch square. Well, I had an idea in my head, but when I actually got the stamp out, the image and the border were a little larger than an inch. Oh well, I still think it's cute, and it is from my favorite retired set, Garden Pleasures. Actually, I don't think I ever inked this stamp up, and bees and beehives are one of my favorite things!!! Not when they sting, but I love to watch them in my garden. This also qualifies for Sketch #44 from Sketches by Tamara.
This tiny little image is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with markers, blender pen and aquapainter. I also added a little shadow around the image itself. It is mounted on a Nestabilities diecut rectangle. The DP is Basic Grey Lily Kate; the design was actually white on brown, and I used a dauber tp add So Saffron to the whole piece of paper to warm up the brown and alter the white to more of a gold color. Since SU is retiring the Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (grrrrr) I decided I'd better stop hoarding it! So I used it and some twill to add my little sentiment from PTI's Mixed Messages. To get a really good look, click on the photo. I wish my photos were a bit clearer, this looks so much better IRL! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Garden Pleasures, Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: So Saffron, Watercolor, Always Artichoke, BG LilyKate
Ink: Stazon, Sahara Sand, Earth Elements, So Saffron
Acc: Earth Elements markers, Aquapainter, Blender Pen, HPH, Twill, Word Window Punch, Nesties, Dauber