Hope, you all had a nice weekend. Mine was a very quiet one. Just went over to the house of Heidi, to check if everything was okay and to collect the mail. Next week-end I will do that once again and I will try to put some things in the fridge, so that when they come home next Monday, they will have some breadrolls and some cheese, ham or so on it. Usually it are the breadrolls you have to bake off in your oven. So they are all fresh. It's nice to come home and not having to do at once all kind of grocery shopping, I think.
Today we have the start of a kit that will take a few days. I found a wonderful thing in the public domain. It is a booklet by Walter Crane, who did text and illustrations. When you read the little text on all the papers it is a floral walk through the garden. When you pay attention, you will notice he used all kinds of names of plants and flowers in it and had an immense fantasy in making the drawings to it. I hope the text is still readable, I kept it in the original font and form, because that is a part of the style. It's all done in the Art Nouveau, so I tried to make it also in colours they used in that period. If you read well, you will notice the plant names, as I said. And of some of them I made planters for it with that flower or plant on it and the name. Not of all of them, but you will get 25!
If you like, you could print it all out in colour or BW, say 2 papers on an A4 sheet and make a booklet of it. You could glew only the illustration papers back to back, but an idea might be to have the front with the illustration and the back with the corresponding backing paper. I know, that will take some ink and time, but it could form a nice present for someone, when you add some pics to it. Bind it together with a nice ribbon e.g. and it could look very nice. Well, that is just an idea that came up in my mind.
Anyway, I hope you will enjoy this kit. I hope I do not scare you off when I tell you what you get in this kit: a total of 50 papers, ribbons, some nice elements, clips, bows,tags and 25 planters.
I took a part from the title of the booklet for the name of the kit : "Floral Fantasy".
Here is the first preview of some of the papers with of course the download link.
Have a very nice day!
And thanks for your sympathy for the friend who passed away. You are, as always, such sweethearts!
Download part 1 HERE