Monday, 30 July 2012

Prayer Flags And Other Things

I wanted to make a small gift for my wonderful friend Trine
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.
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we all had to fill in squares,as we wished.
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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.