Notes that create a
timeless story of everyday .....
a journal of memories we cherish.
I love this quote and thought it would suit this photograph well. It is not a good photograph in that I had to hide various bits of the hall architecture! But it fitted in well with this month's Swirlyhues colours.
Here is the storyboard: quite a bit out of my comfort zone! But I was determined to keep the strong colours - being a bit of a wimpish sort of person, I have tended to soften the colours in past months. And green ..... ooooch just not what I use at all. But once I started I really enjoyed this. This month the layout was optional, so I have used for inspiration Lisa's tutorial for this month's kit which includes "burlap" probably what we would call hessian, and the layering tutorial again. I have used papers from Tim Holtz and Basic Grey.
The flowers were made from Tim Holtz Craft Co-ordinations, very thick to manipulate as the water just doesn't soak in. They are loosely based around Pascale's Camelot Flower Tutorial. Instead of inking the edges and creases I used some smooth sandpaper to reveal the craft core. The pearl stick pins were coloured with alcohol inks and I managed to get my last few drops of Shabby Shutters Distress Crackle Paint out of the pot!
In case anyone is interested, this spinning wheel is a copy of an old one found in a house clearance in Shetland. My husband made it for me last Christmas and it spins beautifully. Here I am spinning natural white Shetland wool very finely for a half shawl I hope to knit.
Many thanks for looking! Enjoy the rest of your week.
PS All the tutorials can be found on the Swirlydoos blog and forum.