Saturday, 29 May 2010
Long Fair Plaits
I've made a card for this week's Lili of the Valley Challenge, using their gorgeous stamp of a girl on a swing. I feel that I have to do something about the sheer quantity of cards that I have, last night I sat down with boxes of them and sorted them into saleable - or not. Happily there were a lot more in the first pile:). I found a couple of cards that used this image and remembered how much I like it - so here it is getting another airing! I've sent for polythene bags for cards, not sure of the best way to sell them, we shall see... Also today we went to Ikea and bought lots of lovely storage - for DH's flytying stash and for my crafting stash. So watch this space:).
The card follows Bev's pretty sketch and is fairly simple. Image is coloured with Copics and edged with Distress Inks, DPs are Papermania from an A5 pad, flower is an E-line Prima.
This card is also an entry for Paper Sundae's Favourite book/poem/fairytale challenge. I loved to read books by Monica Edwards as a child. Both her series set in Sussex and the one in Surrey featured girls with long fair plaits, though Lindsey cuts her plaits off to try to make money to fence her beloved yew tree on the farm after cattle are poisoned by it. I see this as Lindsey on her swing in the yew tree. I still have the books and they are being republished so that at last I have the set, as well as a biography of Monica Edwards, from which I learnt that the girl with the plaits is Monica's daughter, Shelley, who sat for many of the drawings in the books.