Hi and a happy Sunday to you all.
I have something sunny and bright for you today, hoping it will cheer up the day if it is a dull one again. Don't know about you, but this awful summer we have been having has really gotten me down. I can never plan what I want to wear the night before and even if you hear claps of thunder it does not mean torrential rain is on the way. Here in South Wales at the moment it, means that the sun will probably shine within 5mins of the Thunder banging through the atmosphere.
Whichever way it goes, I do hope you like todays creation.
I have left off the sentiment purposefully. Now it can be used for more than one occasion.
I started with a base of soft gold pearlescent card and then matted and layered with coordinating papers. I'm sorry to say but I can't remember the manufacturer of the papers I used but I will look in my bit box to see if any of the pieces in there have the description written on them. Next I cut three pennants in different lengths and layered with another of the patterned papers. I covered the edges of these pennants with a border cut using Spellbinders Parisian Accents die.
In the close up you can see the tiny dots of golden pearly doodles I used to embellish the paper.
To finish it all off I added some buttons that I had made myself using embroidery thread from my cross stitching stash and an old button blank. Passementarie, which is the collective name for button wrapping, braid making and frogging has been used since medival times to decorate clothes and uniforms. It is now back in fashion again and is being used to decorate jumpers, tops, jackets shoes and handbags. It can also be used to make fancy brooches.
I have become addicted to this creative fashioning (as I am sure you can tell) and I was, therefore, thrilled to find out that Create and Craft tv where doing shows wth Gina Barrett on this subject. So if any of you like the look of this try and catch some of Gina's shows. I don't buy the kits, I try to use things around the home, like domed buttons or even thick mount board circles, hexagons or even squares.
Have a wonderful day and keep dreaming of sunny days (don't know where they went!)
Best wishes Linda x