Monday, 4 July 2011

Regional Day Competition.

Over the last few weeks, in between writing my school reports and tying up the loose ends for our Regional Day, I have been making an entry for our Regional Day competition ' Paradise Gardens.'  I hadn't posted any of this work, so here is a brief 'recipe'
My inspiration is my own garden, where I am fighting a constant battle with the slugs and snails  who want a free meal!

 My 'flower pot was constructed with a technique I learnt when on a workshop with Lynda Monk.  Flowers were layers of sheers, machine stitched then cut by hand.  Stem were  made with wires wrapped in flt. 
 My plant label was a photocopy of a real plant label coated in Omni Gel several times to make a decal.  Applied to craft vilene which was then coated with Mod Podge Gloss. Snail trail was UHU glue and a very fine glitter. 
 Embellished fabric into sponge to create earth, and bugle beads cut to size for my 'slug pellets'.
 The snails were made with Heart paper clay and silicone rubber.  Leaves from felt and sheers which I then attacked with my soldering iron.
I had great fun experimenting to create my piece.  I am not sure what to do next, it should really be something for FET, but waiting for inspiration to strike-in the meantime I am thinking 'hanging basket'. Watch this space
Photos of the Regional Day I hope to post tomorrow evening as it now past 1 a.m


chrissythreads said...

Loved your entry- It reminded me of my own garden 'friends'!
Congratulations to everyone at Chelmsford on a very enjoyable regional day.

dianehobbit said...

My friend and I loved your entry, so pleased to find out who it belonged too. Well done on winning a prize.

Mermaid's Purse said...

It's beautiful and well deserving of the prize!

Anonymous said...

That's fabulous - I love your detailed breakdown of how all the elements had been made and the slug pellets are genius!