Every year on the Chocolate Baroque group there is a swap organised, this is the fourth year that I have taken part. The first year was Quintiles (4x4 squares worked around a theme), the second was Technique Tags (each month a different technique to try), last year was Postcard Potpourri (Each month there was a different flower to use or if you had no stamps with the flower you could use a that months colour instead). This year we are making Rainbow Bunting, one each of the shaped flag working around a set colour for each month, this can either be the colour of the flag or the colour you used for your stamps. I decided to go for the colour of my flags being red. After cutting them out of white card I took some red tissue paper and crumpled it, used some glue and seal and stuck to the white card. When this was dry I lightly rubbed some gold gilding wax over the top. Finally I dug into my vast stamp stash and found these two stamps that are from a set that was released back in 2006 when Chocolate Baroque was Graphicus. They were coloured with distress markers and I added some stickles to the flowers and a couple of gems too. I then cut them out and mounted them onto the flags. Now all I need to do is send them in and in a couple of weeks I will get two (one of each shape) back from someone else. It really is fun and everyone has different ideas and it's lovely to see all the finished results. At the end of the year I should have 24 (12 of each shape) flags.
Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.