Thursday, 4 March 2010

Gas Street Moorings, Birmingham

Flying rats waiting for Roy to come out of the cafe with their breakfast. Soon the sky will darken with seagulls swooping to steal the bread from the pigeons. And then come the Canada Geese but don't get me onto the geese....

Saw this in Private Eye today. Hope I'm not breaching copyright but couldn't resist showing it.

Tomorrow the post should be coming from somewhere else. I've washed the white ropes that are on the top of the boat, so they are gleaming white again and we are heading for pastures new. Well, newish. The last 4 times we have been down the Farmer's Locks we have had to come back the next day for some reason or another. So wish us luck.

This photograph is one of my favourites. I think I found the paddle gear on the Shroppie, but I can't remember. It almost has a look of a painting about it. For this card I used a large square white base. The photograph was matted onto silver, acid green and white scalloped card. The swirly doodly bits were rub-ons. Finally, a green twill ribbon was wrapped around an "o" ring and fixed with two butterfly/dragonfly brads and stuck down with double sided tape. It doesn't really show up on the picture, but the right hand side of the front of the card has also been scalloped.

This yellow card using the photograph of the cans on top of Amber Moon. I have used it lots of time because the colours are so vivid. Oranges and greens instead of the usual blue and red. I matted the photograph onto silver, yellow and orange card and added a green tab to the right hand side. I then added two daisy type silk flowers, one in yellow and the other orange. The two petals were actually snipped off by accident. But there are no accidents when making cards, so I just stuck them down.

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