Anyone who knows me is probably thoroughly bored by now of hearing me banging on about Sheffield. And if you’ve read my post on my other blog you may know that each year around this time I embark on the Sheffield Round Walk. It’s a 14 mile walk around the parks and green spaces of Sheffield and I go at this time of year because of the bluebells. Granted the best bluebells are actually off the Round Walk route but it’s a good enough excuse for me. I’ve started to scrap or journal the walk a couple of times but never got it finished so I thought this month’s project was a good chance to encapsulate my special ritual on 5 pieces of card.
It was hard trying to choose a tiny few photos for my cube so in the end I chose some from my collection that just fitted a woodland theme rather than this walk specifically. I was worried that otherwise the sides of the cube wouldn’t hang together so I chose the Clarity tree stamps to create a unifying background for each face. I wanted to use bold bright colours and also to mix colours on each face. I wasn’t too happy with the blending but since I made these I have picked up some tips from Judith after seeing her beautiful inking. The top is simply a section of the route map and a photo of the walk waymarker with its distinctive acorn.
My hardware on the top is..... a curtain rail finial! I was thrilled with this find but it would have been easier to use if had been symmetrical. 100 bonus points to Alan who guessed what it was from the last photo and 1000 bonus points to him for cutting these cubes for us. It seemed criminal to cover them up and I was planning to leave some wood showing in keeping with the theme. But my panels mysteriously changed shape after I cut them. Maybe the craft gremlins were at work.