Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lovely Prayer Flags

Just a little lead up to my pics....I thought I would get out yesterday when the sun was just brilliant to take some snaps when I realized my camera battery was DEAD. Oh well, I said, just go juice up. Come to find my charger was missing - and guess where it is. The cottage (an 8 hour drive from here)! AND guess where my back up charger is. The cottage - arghhhhhhhh. So I thought I was not going to be able to get my pics for awhile...
Until I remembered this morning about my new fancy, schmancy IPhone... and voila (though not as sunny a day). A little fiddling sending to my home email, but I actually think it is a better pic then my digital camera (hmmmm).
I digress though - I have FIVE flags to show as a result of Lenna's swap (Leslie and Beth, my Mail Art peeps agreed this would be our September swap). I love every single one of them.
First up - Sue's creation. I know she struggled a bit at the beginning (I would not have guessed it) but ended up doing a lovely flag using an old hanky and wonderful piece of linen - Thank You Sue. 
Then there is Barbara's - I am anxious to try out the rust technique she used - lovin the effect on the fabric. Thank You Barbara.
Marilou created this wonderful Nature flag - the embellishment at the top is very cool and I love the images she used. Thank You Marilou.
Then there is Leslie's - read about how she did the background fabric - it has a silky green colour that the picture does not justice. Thank You L!
Finally, a really sweet flag from Beth - the red just POPs and I love the old linen and buttons - Thank You B!
These are the flags I made to exchange with Beth and Leslie - unfortunately my digital camera makes it look too blue and gold (wish I had used my IPhone then). I used a piece of cutter quilt for the background, then stamping, sewing, embellishments....
I am also getting two more flags shortly (one on one swaps) as a result of Lenna's Prayer Flag swap. All will be coming indoors to hang in my "art-tist studio". It has been soooo much fun and every flag exchanged was its own unique piece of art. Thank You Lenna - I enjoyed every minute!  Cheers. Jewels

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely post, thanks so much jewels. And you know, those i-phone photos look great! I really appreciate you taking time to gather them all up and snap a photo for us, then link it up. You did a great job here xoxo

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  2. Oh your Prayer Flags look so lovely all together. Each one of them are little gems in their own right, and together look stunning.

    Your iPhone takes great photos!

    x
    ps your wonderful Mail Art/postcard arrived while I was away, I haven't had a chance to open it yet (I want to photograph it all first), but I hope to be able to tomorrow (after work). xx

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  3. BEAUtiful prayer flags you've received Jewels and the ones you're sending out are VEry pretty! I love the lace and the flowers and the wee bird is so cute :0) I'm going to have a go at making one x

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  4. Oh,don't they look fantastic all together...looking forward to our little swap :) x

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  5. They look great, Jewels! You got a lot of pretty flags! I love that cute bench too!

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  6. What a nice collection of flags you've received. I think this was a wonderful exchange and perhaps we'll have an opportunity to swap somewhere down the line. Like Susan, I too, think that bench/chair is darn cute!

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  7. Oh my! Your prayer flags are all gorgeous, with such lovely sentiments! They look lovely, and it is great that your iphone did such a fine job imaging them.
    You have a beautiful blog and I will be back for a visit again soon : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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