Hi folks, well after a couple of weeks without managing to make a project for my Friday slot, I did make something today. We've had a very busy time lately, and with my craft room sort out, I've really not had the chance for any casual crafting. This week however, I wanted to get back into the groove, and dug out these fabulous stamps from Artistic Outpost that hadn't even ben cut out. I bought them ages ago, with another set, that I haven't used either. This set is called 'Loverly London', and the other set is called 'London Underground', which I think are great with all of the different elements on the plate.
Anyway, for my project this week I decided to go for a patriotic theme. I've been to Cambridge today, and everywhere was decked out with bunting, and red, white and blue decorations and stock ready for the Jubilee and the Olympics. It got me thinking that the locals might be a bit fed up by the time that everything is all over, as the tourists will be flocking to the cities in their droves. The couple on the stamp plate both have an air of being fed up. I placed them together, and used one of the phrases as if they had been asked repeatedly by passing tourists to speak in their posh accents far too often. I made some bunting by punching out some triangles, and stamping a Union Jack onto them, using Distress Markers. I stuck them over a piece of Baker's Twine using foam pads. I created a collage background using a couple of different stamps and Distress Inks.
I actually think that it's great that we have so much to celebrate this year, with both the Jubilee and the Olympics going on. Have you got street parties coming up where you live? Are you making bunting to go up in your neighbourhood? Let's hope that the weather is kind to us this Summer, and we can make the most of whatever we get up to.
Why not have a rummage through your stash and see what crafty items you have that have been neglected. Make something and leave a comment on my blog, and I'll pop along to take a look. Thanks for stopping by, xx