I do like to be creative, always have, for me this blog, the writing
and the curation of photos allows me to do that.
On Sunday I had some spare time, so decided to make a simple gift for some special people.
I have made these before in a larger format, they are easy to make but can take a while to do.
You could make it easier with ready painted frames.
To start I have an old Atlas of The World (good old Reader's Digest!),
a foam heart, some thick coloured card and a box picture frame.
I painted the frames with some lovely gold paint I had lurking.
I then draw around the country (using the heart) that means something to the person I am making for - in this case Portugal and the United Arab Emirates.
I found in the Atlas a Cairngorm Mountains heart forgotten about, but know someone who would like this - so I need to go and buy another frame!!
Next I mount them on the card using crafting spray glue :-)
place a dozen heavy books on top for 24 hours to dry and hold in position!
Et Voila -
A simple gift for a beautiful couple!
Whilst the paint brushes were out I decided to give a quick coat of
varnish to a typography I had bought.
These have been a popular home accessory for a while and until now I hadn't succumbed -
but this one sang to me and shall be hung in the bathroom (hence the varnish).
I will show it properly hung in its new home ;-)