Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rule Britannia!

I have successfully completed the flag canvases for my Son's room...almost 'geometrically correct'! The only difference is the edges of the flags, particularly noticeable in St Andrew's Cross and St Patrick's Cross. The edges of the crosses should be in the middle of the edges of the frame, but because I had to base all the flags on the template of the Union Jack (so they all looked the same), I had to use a little creative licence! At least the middle part of the Union Jack is 'correct', which was my main concern!



It was also tricky matching up the correct colours from a computer screen, and St Andrew's Cross could have perhaps been a little lighter, but I won't be too picky, and I'm sure my Son wont either!



I could not have done this little project without my new best friend....purple low tack masking tape!!!

Despite spending a lot of time on this, I did manage to go on a little shopping expedition and buy something I have been admiring for a while (just needed to wait until I sold my blue bird canvas before I could justify buying it!).

My new armillary!



Not sure where it's permanent home will be, but at the moment it's on the side table in the family room under my bus blind!

10 comments:

B is building a house said...
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Elements said...

Stormy, very well done and your friend has been very good to you....beautifully straight edges. Can't wait to see them up on show.

southies said...

Hey stormy....fantastic!!! They look perfect - well done with the masking tape. I've saved the pics for future reference just in case my creative juices actually kick in. lol

stormygirl said...

Thank you so much, Ladies! To be honest, they weren't difficult at all (thanks to the masking tape!), just careful planning! The tape did bleed a bit slightly, but only because the canvas isn't completely flat, being woven material. Couldn't be helped, and from a distance, you can't tell.

Amy said...

I have to say, it's really stunning , good job !

A Room For Everyone said...

The canvases are wonderful! They will look amazing on the wall. I love the armillary too..Rachaelxx

Helena said...

"Almost geometrically correct", now, see, that is my middle name! ;-D Lovely canvasses!

Thank you for popping in to see my blog and have a lovely summer!
Helena, The Swenglish Home

stormygirl said...

Thank you for visiting Amy and Rachael! Helena....I'm in the depths of winter at the moment!! But I am enjoying all your summery pics from the Northern Hemisphere!

Louise said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the armillary sphere. I've been on the look out for one for ages - are you able to divulge where you picked it up from?

stormygirl said...

Hi Louise,

The Armillary was from Early Settler. Not sure what State you are in, but they are located Australia wide!