Tomorrow I will be posting my April (finished) and May (ready to go) pages for the 366 Calendar challenge, but I wanted to post something today, it being Sunday and my usual day for posting on my blog. So here is some bunting I made yesterday for the Jubilee Celebration event Ryde Social Heritage Group is holding in the Heritage Centre in Ryde Cemetery on 26 & 27 May.
I bought some blank cardboard die cut flags and a pack of Portobello Road papers from Papermania and I got some Union Jack material and some red ribbon from the local habidashery shop. I painted one side of each flag in either red, white or blue acrylic paint and added the RSHG logo. At first I tried to cut a stamp of the logo from an old mouse mat, it wasn’t bad, but not good enough so finally I cut a stencil and I stamped RSHG on all the flags and then inked the edges. Then came the fun part – decorating the front of the flags with either material or paper. My mum gave me her sewing machine a while ago and that made everying so much easier. I am pleased with the results although I am a little worried that the cardboard will rip where the machine needle has made holes. The bunting is for indoor use only.
We are having the kind of weather that makes people complain, high winds and lots of rain. I really don’t mind this kind of weather because it means I can stay in my art room all day and not feel guilty that I should be outside enjoying the sunshine.
I hope you are all having a great weekend.