It's TeaPotter swap time! Can you believe it's the end of September? Our hostess this month has issued us a challenge to be inspired by bees or yellow and black. Thanks Jen, not only for the prompt, but also for being a teacher and nurturing students.
I took the literal way as I so often do! I love transferring words into art with inks, stamps, and fiddly bits. My card is base on the scripture from Proverbs 16:24.
"Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and Health to the bones."
This is a collage card. It began with picking the Basic Grey 'Urban Couture' DP. I added the honeycomb stencil, both the negative and positive to the corner edges. I used TH DO 'Walnut Stain' spray. After it was dry, I used the embossing folder to give more texture. The PSX honeycomb image was fussy cut. I used the Making Memories tiny type letters to stamp Pleasant Words and the. Sweet was captured from a Sweetheart stamp that I masked. And the Soul is part of a larger image from Limited Edition. A vintage Dynamo Label maker with sky blue tape added a bit of color and gave me the words 'as/a' and the number 2. Tiny staples. A vintage German scrap corner that I embossed with a glitter/mixed media powder in sky blue. Washi tape in random places completed my card.
I love that scripture. I am reminded how powerful our words are. And perhaps their worth is far more than any money.
Thank you for adding to these thoughts...I appreciate them with all my heart.
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 GMT Views: 298
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 36213
Thu, Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:42 PM
Such a pretty and well thought out collage....I really like how you incorporated the scripture into this card. The embossed and stenciled honeycomb is so neat and I love the beehive in the middle. What a creative card for one of your fellow Teapotters.
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 47945
Thu, Sep 26, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
I don't know where to start. What a wonderful, arty, creative and inspiring collage. I love the many elements you used and techniques applied. Your description is as terrific as your card Susan. Ohhhh I can't wait to show Eunice.
Please don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Registered: May 26, 2015 Location: Oregon Posts: 2587
Fri, Sep 27, 2019 @ 9:56 AM
Ha! I used the same beehive stamp inside my card. Your collage card is an example of what I aspire to create, and never can quite pull together with the intricate details you feast our eyes with. Beautiful verse and inspiration, dear neighbor. Still buzzing from our coffee date.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 104062
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 @ 12:26 AM
There is so much to look at here. I love the combination of honeycomb stencilling and embossing. I can't remember whether it's the negative or positive stencil I have, but I keep meaning to get the other one. I really like the way you snipped and cut the Dymo label. And I always love your use of staples. Interesting and unusual having the bee flying towards us.