We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Buzzy as a bee!

I'm a couple of weeks into my drawing course, so have less time for other stuff at the moment, though I have several projects on the go, nothing is getting finished!  I'll be writing about my drawing course once it is over, but I'm finding it exhilarating - and mentally exhausting!

So I'm sticking to making cards - useful mini canvases that don't take a lot of time.

This week's Craft Barn challenge is to use background words.

Some of my favourite things are poetry - particularly Emily Dickinson, and bees.  I've had this stamp for some time -

The pedigree of honey
does not concern the bee
A clover, any time, to him,
is aristocracy.
Emily Dickinson

So I've used it for the background, created with Distress Inks.  I then stamped the clover onto a separate piece of card, again using Distress Inks, and heat embossed it.  Finally, my favourite bee stamp (by Stampotique).

Bee happy!


  1. The clover image is gorgeous and I love the multi-colour inking! The background is nice and subtle too, perfect to let the Clover pop.

  2. Your inking of the clover is fabulous and the background shows it off to perfection.

  3. A beautiful card, love it, thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x