Good morning all, it's the start of another week and I'm here with my GDT inspiration post for La-La Land Crafts.
This week the theme is Be Inspired and we had a photo to follow as our inspiration. Now I'm going to come right out and say it, my heart sank when I saw this photo, because I really don't like the red, white and blue colour combination and have very few papers etc to fit the theme.
I'm not American so I don't celebrate the 4th of July either, I was really struggling with this one.
So I started thinking around it, red white and blue are also the colours of the British flag, so if I took the patriotic route, what did that say to me. Well even though I now live in Leeds and did a stint in France too, I've lived the great majority of my life in London and I always consider myself a London girl at heart, I'm a proper cockney too, born within the sound of Bow Bells and all. So I decided to try and match the red, white and blue with something typically 'London', and what I came up with was the London Underground symbol....pow, inspiration hit me.
La-La Land Crafts Items Used:
I've listed items available in the UK at the end of my post.
I had some London themed charms in my stash, good old Umbrella Marci makes a perfect London girl since we get so much rain, and this brick paper from Pion's Playtime collection seemed almost made for my theme, a nice typically London wrought iron fence on the top and we're home!
Love this spotty ribbon and the London themed charms!
I mostly paper pieced Marci and shaded and coloured the rest of her up with my Copics.
Copic colours used.
Skin: E11, E21, E01, E00, E000, R11, R20
Clothing and shading: R32, R35. R56, B23, B24, B27, W0, W01, W03
That's all from me today, do drop by the blog and check out the rest of Team Monday's projects, there are some jaw dropping creations there that put mine to shame. I'll be back tomorrow with my regular Dies to Die for inspiration post.
Happy crafting! : ) x x