Then yesterday, with time against me, visitors in the house and day trips planned, the ideas all seemed to come together. I'm hoping to explain a bit about why this has become a meaningful piece to me but I would also like to hear your thoughts. Maybe it will mean something to you as well. Or not. What do you see??
I started making a background page using Crafty Individuals (CI) French Corsets and Oriental Fans stamps relating to ladies fashion. Hats, bags, parasols, corsets, fans. I coloured with Distress Inks and Stains in Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold. Autumn Colours. So there's fashion and autumn. I mounted on a Tando Creative chipboard frame and backed with a sheet from one of the CI background paper books.
And here's the turtle. I stamped CI A Bright Future onto various CI background papers because I couldn't decide which colour I liked the best. Then I ended up layering all three together and also onto a piece of black paper to give dimension. Isn't she gorgeous! The sentiment is the same stamp set on CI papers cut with a tag die
Some more Tando chippies coloured with Distress Stains. The letters are a cuttlebug alphabet
Another CI stamp, Seagull Adventure and some fish cut from one of the seaside background papers
Here it is partly assembled with some more of the cuttlebug alphabet letters.
The finished project.
- The save the whales isn't just for whales. It's for everything and everybody but I couldn't think of a better phrase to engender the feeling of all-ness. Also save the whales mentality is something I still consider fashionable.
- Live, laugh, love. I was going to stamp laugh on the seagull but he has taken on a more serious persona. Live, let people live and respect how they live. And the whales and the turtles. Love. When you love there is no room for petty emotions and deeds.
- The seagull. Is he a witness. Or just a spectator. Letting things pass by with no thought, deed or comment. Or maybe he's more sinister. Just waiting for his chance to grab whatever he wants.
- Turtles are so majestic. Nature, freedom, hope. And we must believe in a bright future.
Sorry, I'm getting all philosophical and heavy. And it's not even midnight. Maybe it's just a turtle swimming through a load of ladies underwear. May she swim a long time.
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Thanks for your visit. Big hugs