Although I have really rather too much on at the moment
I just couldn't resist
Kimberly's ATC swap this week,
with the theme of
'Girls in Hats'.
With a fanfare I present to you,
Her Majesty the Queen.
and sing with me
'The National Anthem......'
"God save our gracious Queen.......
la la la la
.....God save The Queen."
She was 85 this week
(Happy Birthday, Ma'am).
I hope she had some birthday cake.
And, of course, she's got a very big wedding
to attend next Friday......
I wonder what hat she will wear?
For the background on this ATC I used a Union Jack paper napkin (bought in readiness for next week's celebrations), and put some gesso over the top particularly where I had planned her image to go. She needed some newspaper bunting, some grunge edging, and, as she is Queen, a CROWN (brad). With the edges distressed and the words stuck on she was ready to travel to Kimberly in the USA.
I sent her in a simple Mail Art envelope.
For more details about how to join in with Kimberly's weekly ATC swap, click on the picture below.
As an aside, as a little joke I once told my children, when they were about 4 and 6, that they were
related to Queen Victoria.
My kids never remember anything I tell them.
Except this one thing.
For many years Hope, in particular, insisted to all who
would listen, that she was related to the Royal Family.
Luke, I think, learned to keep his mouth shut
about it quite early on.
The look on Hope's face was a picture when
I finally confessed the truth.
Just like when she realized that she really DIDN'T have to stand and salute when the Queen gave her Christmas Day speech on tv or she would be arrested.
You see, relaying this to you now I am feeling
quite bad about it.
But I am still giggling!
The ATC that Kimberly sent to me is so pretty.
She used a copy of an image in her own personal collection.
I love her nest hat with it's over large egg, and the truly dreamy expression on her face!
And the white stitching around the edge is the
perfect finishing touch.
Thank you for swapping, Kimberly!
Finally, let me share with you an image of the terrible life endured by Susie,
our hard done by and neglected cat.
Yeah, go on.