Lythan set the fantastic Dare this week to Raid your Wardrobe for inspiration! Love it!
I just had to make a card using my very silly patchwork trousers from my Art School days. I dont wear them anymore (I actually eat proper food now lol) but I kept them for the fancy dress box, and so one day my kids could have a good laugh at them like I did at my Mum's ridiculous and very out of fashion clothes!
And heres the card they inspired
Using lots of screen printed thick mulberry papers, QK Sunshine Alpha and Saru's Flower Font for the big flower which is then handcut, like the one embroidered on the pocket of the trousers, and a Leave Memories clear stitching stamp to sew the pieces together. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do!
And the reason Im so late updating.... because I went wedding dress shopping yesterday. Wowee what an experience. I tried on some gorgeous dresses, didn't find 'the one', but now I have a much better idea of what I want and what suits me, which is not what I thought at all. Me and Matt's Mum had a fab day out in Glasgow and a real laugh together, it was so lovely. We also had a giggle at some of the styles that are 'in' this year, definately not my taste but as I seem to like old seasons styles there should be a bargain to be had somewhere out there, which is perfect for me! I've never been fashionable so why start now!
Big traffic jams meant I didn't get home till really late, in atrocious wind and rain, twigs flying everywhere and having to drive through small ponds! It made it all quite an adventure. Of course I can't really share any of the pics we took just yet but heres a snippet of one thats lovely not quite right, in amongst so many gorgeous colours of fabric, lush. Yes those are my arms!
I'm so excited, I think I need a little lie down now in a darkened room, but before I do, another fantastic and exciting bit of news, Gillian has joined the DCM Design Team. We're so happy to have you on board, welcome Gillian :D And there will be other opportunities to be involved too so keep you're eye out for them!