When a special friend of mine thad a special birthday (yep that one again!) I wanted give something that she could keep. I've known her since my first night at halls at Polytechnic (you can tell how old I am!) She and my friends from college inspired me to be creative. Kate especially with sewing and cooking. I learnt lots from everyone there and it gave me a taste of the world outside my family. Super. Happy 40th Kate, hopefully this is something that she can hang in her home across the ocean and think of her daft friend back here in the UK.
It's my contribution to the Crafty Boots Design team challenge - Bingo, with green, yellow, ribbon and lace set by Denise in homeage to her US roots..perfect for a friend who lives there. Have a go and see what you can come up with.
I used mount board as a base. I mod podged on a couple of english/german dictionary as a based and then covered the whole lot in antique paper distress stain. I used a watered down acrylic eco green paint in ocean for a rough brush round the edges and then used watermelon through the Tando random circles mask. The stamp is the bubble gum tree from Unity and the flowers were cut using a Paper Artsy Grunge flower die in an off cut of basic grey paper (not sure which one, sorry) and then swooshed with acrylic paint and sprtized with sunshine yellow perfect pearls. A Tim Holts memo pin with an adage ticket and two hitch fasteners to hang it by fininshed it off.