Week 9 Switzerland..
Wow I almost didn't get this done had a busy week and a lot of backache, not helped at all by the Zumba class I did on Tuesday and the Rammstein gig I went to on Wednesday (see previous post for photos and videos)
Thursday was my day left to make the card, only my son decided to come home so I had tidying and sorting to do...all the best laid plans huh?...
I finally got it done, and while I knew exactly what I wanted to do, it ended up being a bit rushed, so not my favourite card so far at all.
When I was a kid, about 10- 11 yrs old, I went to stay with family friends each summer. In their house they had a collection of books that I fell in love with.
The Chalet School Books, by Eleanor Brent Dyer.
I never owned any, but read the ones they had there. A few years ago I decided to start collecting the books, and boy are they hard to find. There are around 60...I have about 14.
The Chalet School books were first based in Austria, then due to the war, the school moved to Guernsey and then to England After the war the school was relocated to Switzerland, and around half the books are based there.
So this is my card.. I sketched out the front of one of the books coloured it first with promarkers, added a little gesso then went over it with prisma pencils.
I collaged my page with red and white, to represent the flag. Easy peasy, just torn bits of patterned paper.
Then attached my card using clear plastic photo corners.
Back of the card..
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