Friday, 8 June 2012

2012 Marathon

We went to the London Marathon this year to support 2 friends running it.  We painted a yellow banner the day before, got up early made packed lunches and headed into London.  We saw them both around Canada Water and then again alongside the river Thames near Horse Guard Parade - it was a great day (we were quite exhausted from dashing across London with the kids- tho you can't say anything to people that have just run 26 miles :)).  It was a great day with huge crowds of people, live music and lots of cheering.

I decided to have a go at using a map as a background (I do wonder about my choice as other people seem to work the map background a lot better than me and I think mine is a bit too busy).  The paper is pink paislee.  I then used some of the portrait line by Crate Paper to pick up the yellow and red in the banner, I layered up lots of die cuts and doilies and added bits of guess.  I used my negative strip to thread twine through and added some vintage buttons.  So another quite messy painty page from me, but a good use up of some of my older bits of papers.


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