The theme for this week at Every Inchie Monday is Jolly Boat. My thoughts led me to two different boat ideas and some same but different inchies:
First up was Edward Lear’s nonsense rhyme “The Owl and the Pussycat.” This is one of my favourite rhymes and I am so envious of my clever friend who got her mum to recite this as one of the readings at her wedding. Wish I’d thought of that. Anyway I decided that a “a beautiful pea green boat” had to be jolly, especially when it was carrying a cargo of honey and money!
I made a little boat using up some scraps of paper that has been coloured with Dylusions. The background is Promarkers that I have overstamped with white ink, using the sea bubbles stamp by Ryn.
I also found a copy of the rhyme in a book, photocopied the illustration, coloured it in and then reduced it to the size of an inch.
My other thought was linked to one of my favourite films- High Society. Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby reminisce about their honeymoon aboard a yacht called the True Love – “my she was yar.” I used to get really annoyed during parts of this scene as it is set around a beautiful swimming pool and not one of them goes for a swim! Anyway, I made an inchie version of True Love, using the same background, but this time out of book pages. All credit to Mr Beez who not only recognised what I was singing whilst I was making this (he claims I have a terrible voice!) but also knew where it came from. Well what he actually said was “please could Grace Kelly stop singing!”.
Lastly, I decided to make one final boat, this time entirely my own, using some jolly papers.
Enjoy these light-hearted inchies whilst you can. Next week the theme is a dark one and I have an idea that will require 9 inchies in total.
Thanks for buzzing by.