Thursday, 10 February 2011

Gas Street Moorings, Birmingham

And another sign of Spring.

Today was Bruno (our French moorer's) last day on the moorings. He is off to Perth, Australia, for a couple of years teaching at the University there. We had farewell drinks on the boat Calstock that he has been living on while he was here.

Here is the card that I made for him. I began by gluing several card blanks together to make a concertina booklet.

Then I cut out lots of Nestability labels in blue and red and embossed them with the Cuttlebug before cutting some up. The labels were then added to the pages in random configurations.

I wrapped some blue ribbon around and stuck it down to the front of the card before adding the watercoloured image which had been matted onto gold and blue card.

The first two pages show pictures of boats from the basin.

I thought bows would be a bit frilly for this card so I added red and blue buttons as extra decoration to some of the pages.

Pages 3 and 4 show Hannah (Cubie), Pete and
Callum plus more pictures of boats.

Pages 5 and 6 show Mike with Pete in the background, Woodie the now deceased duck and Hugh.

Then there is Chas and friends (who repainted Calstock a couple of years ago, Kathy and Tony.

Now we have Pete, Peter (with Vic in the background) and Bruno on the front of Calstock)

This page shows Sima and Yours Truly

And the last two pages show Mr David resting after descending the Caen Flight and Calstock.

For the back page David Photoshopped a photo of one of the roses panels from the side of Calstock which Chas had painted. I matted this onto gold card and then printed out the Bon Voyage in a font that shows a reflection in water. This I matted onto gold and blue card.

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