Paper Crafts August Gallery Challenge is to make a British inspired project.
As I don't have any British themed stamps, I decide to go with something I love – books and in this case books by British authors. Sometimes I read curled up in a comfy chair with a squishy cushion, so to go a bit further with the British theme I made a tiny Union Jack cushion for my card.
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Wish You Were Here, Everyday Sayings and Designer Woodgrain
To start with I made the chair by stamping it twice, once on card and the other time on a scrap of suede upholstery fabric. Then I made the cushion with a scrap of denim from an old pair of jeans, wadding and thread\yarn.
To make the table I inked the stamp and kissed it with the woodgrain background using a slightly darker ink. There are so many wonderful British books to choose from but to save the table breaking, I just picked some on my favourites! The book titles were printed off using a variety of fonts and I tried to achieve a worn and well read look by using distress inks and rumpling the paper a bit. I curled the titles to form book spines and left them slightly bowed when I adhered them to a piece of backing card.
I'm also submitting this card into the current Hero Arts Challenge, as one of the themes is make your own embellishment.
Since the card is British inspired I thought I'd share some photos of our trip earlier in the year.
Up, up and away in Legoland, Windsor
A peek into Gryffindor Common Room, Warner Brothers Studio Tour, London
Up close to Hagrid
Spotting Marilyn at Madam Tussauds, London
A view of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament from the London Eye
Back on firm ground again for lunch
A visit to Tower Bridge
and finally aboard the H.M.S. Belfast
Hope you're all having a great weekend!