Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Today was cool and windy, and the clouds chased each other across the sky, giving some very dramatic views. I was still able to go for 2 nice walks, and enjoy watching how the vegetation is growing and changing from day to day. Spring is a wonderful season.
This week there are 2 challenges to do with transport. The theme at the Craftroom Challenge is transport and at the Cheerful Stamp Pad it is modes of transportation, so I have made a wall hanging to cover them both.
I started with a piece of corrugated cardboard which I partly peeled and painted. I embossed some of the edges with gold Utee, into which I stamped, and the other edges with Vivacolour Rust. I used various scraps of DP as matting, one of which has train tickets printed on it. The cogs have been die-cut from Cardboard, and then painted and embossed with gold and rust. The transport stamps used are from scrolls work, the 'passengers' from Paper Artsy. I stamped the steam car in vintage photo, and the locomotives in Archival siena and black. The 'ladies' were both stamped with archival black. After fussy cutting I gave them all a coat of clear varnish. I fixed them with foam squares, putting the lighter colours at the back to create some depth. When I was small my great Auntie told me to always take a piece of string in my pocket if I was travelling anywhere, to tie things to my case, or to repair things.... So I tied some string round it in memory of her.
As I was walking near the old ferry this morning, I heard a loud noise, and saw a tractor speeding down the lane leading to the ferry, and was very astonished to see it drive onto the ferry. I suppose even tractors sometimes need to cross to the other side.
In the late afternoon, the sun lit up some of the trees in spite of dark clouds, making a wonderful show of colours.
Here's wishing you all a great day.
Take care, and thanks a lot for coming by.