Sunday, 3 June 2012
Make Your Mark!
I guess all the jubilee celebrations today got me into the red white and blue mode when I came to design a card for the next Creative Expressions project using Sam Poole's stamps. I have to admit that I did get a lot of inspiration for this from "Kim Dellow's" card. After using Distress stains to dye seam binding, my next favourite thing to do with them is to make great big juicy splats. I thought the sentiment for this would be perfect for my daughter when she goes off to Falmouth University to start her Degree
(grades permitting) in Graphic Design.
The card is very simple....three ink splats (Chipped sapphire and Fired Brick), I used picket fence on the word stamps to stamp on the ink splats and chipped sapphire to stamp the make your mark on life sentiment onto a die cut label. The seam binding was dyed using the chipped sapphire distress stain. A button and bakers twine finish the card off.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
"Moving along with the times - Red White and Blue"
"Craft your days away - Red white and Blue"
"Less is More - Red White and Blue"
"Speedy and Friends - Use Buttons"
"Delightful challenges - Red White and Blue"
I just want to finish this post by saying congratulations to my daughter for Friday. She and her friend Emily were entered into the National Schools Regatta held at Holme Pierpoint in Nottingham where the Olympic rowers train. They had to take part in a time trial to see if they could get through to the semifinal heats. They completed the 1000 m in 4 mins 5.7 seconds, unfortunately they missed out by .7 of a second. But they did incredibly well considering Emily has only been rowing since September and this is only their second competition. Their coaches are really pleased with how they performed as this is the toughest regatta for school aged kids where the opposition is all the elite private school rowers. Emily and Sarah were rowing for little old Stourport Boat club. I'm just sharing a picture of the girls in action, Emily and Sarah are in the nearest boat, Emily in the front and Sarah in the rear. If you are in the UK, enjoy the rest of the weekend!