Monday, 30 July 2012
Prayer Flags And Other Things
I wanted to make a small gift for my wonderful friend Trine http://www.timeouttravel.dk/tot/forsiden.html
who was relocating from Denmark to the isle of Lismore for three months,
The cottage was going to be very small so I thought I would create something she could hang up ,outside if necessary.
I used a thin cotton onto which I printed words that I thought might relate to Trines Venture in Scotland. The flags ended up travelling around Scotland as Trine had to relocate to Pittenweem, in Fife, and they are now flying in a beautiful part of the British Isles.
Please take the time to look at Trines website,and the walks she organizes.
As I have mentioned before I am taking part in a journal swap with seven other woman ,Lynn from Cambridge wanted us to participate in a collaborative painting
this is how it started out.
we all had to fill in squares,as we wished.
And this is how it looks after travelling to Italy,Denmark,Sweden,Norway and the UK.
Lynn is very Happy with how it has turned out.
I am now working on the last journal which belongs to Palma, and then I should be getting mine back within the next few weeks.
I may have mentioned that my youngest Son is getting married in August,and it is going to be a registry office ceremony followed by a reception in a local village hall. Cream tea and handmade cakes in the afternoon,followed by a live band and buffet in the evening,
I decided eventually to wear white linen trousers with a linen blouse in a very pale shell colour. Here in the UK shops stock winter clothes in July and everything summery has been in the sales,so I had difficulty buying a hair ornament in the right colour.
So I made my own
I cut several layers of cotton with three different Sizzix dies.
This was the colour ink on a scrap piece of cotton before being diluted
I was so pleased with how the colour turned out.
And this is the finished item ,to which I have added a vintage watch face.,
I was so pleased with it I made two more.
And I have plenty of vintage faces to make even more.