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Sunday, 12 September 2010

A Relaxing week

Well here we are Sunday evening already and work looming :-( The diamond and me have had a fantastic break at CenterParcs last week. Plenty of time in the sauna (I felt like a shrivelled prune, but very chilled) we had some lovely walks and saw red deer and fallow deer. Ate far too much and am now paying the price.
The weekend has just flown by, I actually did some cooking apple pie and a lemon drizzle cake (whew) I also attacked the garden and just about found time to do the SCD weekly challenge, the 1950's was quite a decade obviously as I was born in 57, Rock and Roll, Elvis began his hip swivelling, Dr Seuss published cat in hat, Castro in Cuba, Dior 50s fashion etc etc. I took my inspiration from fashion of the 50s I think the fashion was very feminine and pretty, it also remind me of the dress making patterns my Mum always had around (she always made clothes for herself, me and for paying customers) so here it is. I inked with TH distressed sugar spun, worn lipstick. I used the sequin offcuts and painted through it with silkies to get the embossed look, I then stamped the background with floral swirl in purple sparkle ink. I stuck the images downloaded from the net on top and used glossy accent to high light them.  Can't wait to see what the other participants have done. Have a good week all.

5 comments:

Carol said...

What a great arch Sandra - loving the use of colour and stamping - well done you!
Great story about your Mum...amazing how we just don't find time to make clothes now a days isn't it? my nan's were always with knitting needles in their hands....

Hope you have a good week

xx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Sounds like you had a good time away. Not sure I believe you baked LOL....

Love the arch, Aunty Peb and my Mum always made all our clothes didn't they....

See you Thursday xxx

Artyjen said...

Thanks for joining in with the 50's theme this week :) The fashions were very iconic and look just great on your arch
xoxo Sioux

Laura said...

Love these 50's pattern images. Very evocative. Great arch. Thanks for playing along with us again this week.

Dawn said...

What a great use of the old 50s patters great arch hun and thanks for joining us at SCD this week

Love Dawn xx