Good Morning Ladies,
I loved hearing your 'Airing Horse' stories yesterday, it was obviously called the airing 'Horse' many years ago, I found this article when I did some research:
" Clothes-horse "upright wooden frame for hanging clothes to dry" is from 1806; figurative sense of "person whose sole function seems to be to show off clothes" is 1850.'' Just as a real 'Horses' purpose is"
I find it so fascinating reading about the history of different sayings or reading the reason that something was called a particular name, I did also read that a Lancashire term for an Airer was a 'Clothes Maiden'.
Now onto today's Challenge card, I really wanted to make a DL/Slimline size card as they seem to be the 'in thing' these days! So I thought that I would use a Sue Wilson Striplet die as it would work well with that card shape. I chose the 'Lattice Window' striplet as I love it's ornate style. I used the colour combination 'Just Jade' and 'Very Vanilla', I seem to be drawn to these colours these days. I matted and layered my card base with Very vanilla and Just Jade card, I scored 1/4 inch around the top layer, just for interest, I cut two of the striplet and layered together for stability, placed it in the centre of my card on foam pads. I then sorted through my box and found some pre-made flowers that worked really well with the colours so I used those and made some smaller ones to add a few extra filler flowers. I decided that it needed a flourish of some kind, something delicate, I found I had an Apple Blossom set that had a small flourish in, so I used that die cut in cream with a little touch of blue ink on the edges.
To finish the card I die cut my 'go to' SW sentiment and layered it up on a tag, added some matching ribbon and another flower to finish.
I hope you like my card, I have really enjoyed revisiting my Sue Wilson dies, I can't wait to see what you have all made.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,