Saturday, 13 March 2010

Barbecue summer

Last year, the people in the weather dept said we were in for a scorcher of a summer. A real 'Barbecue Summer' they said. Get the patio furniture dusted, stock up on gas for the barbecue and don't forget to wear at least factor 15 at all times. What a cruel joke. On the May Bank holiday weekend we had friends over and we sat in the swing chair in the garden sipping chilled wine. Dinner sitting on the patio and then staying out there in the early evening watching the sun go down. 'Imagine' we said, 'a whole summer of this, won't it be lovely?' Well it's a good job we did have that lovely day because it was possibly the last nice weekend of the year!
So that is the photo I have used for prompt 2 of the Shimelle SFAN class.

I have used up some borders that I cut from scraps of paper at a crop I went to last year. The lady in charge of the crop had brought a large selection of Martha Stewart edge punches and I had fun experimenting with them all but ended up with lots of strips of random papers. So this prompt was perfect for using them up. I also used some smaller scraps of paper to make the little flowers. That was a technique I learnt at last week's crop and I think it is quite effective.

7 comments:

Rachel B said...

Pretty layout Deb, I also like the new blog background - it makes me feel like summer is round the corner (hopefully!)

Deb said...

What a nice layout documenting a good memory with friends! I love the colors and what you did with your leftover strips from the border punch. And you know, I LOVE flowers made with punches so I think those are just adorable!

I have an idea in my head for the latest SFAN prompt but probably won't get to it until tomorrow. I'm off to my niece's wedding today. :o)

Enjoy your weekend! xo

Liberty :) said...

i love this layout (and new background for the blog!). I'm going to scraplift this one day!

Anesha said...

Lovely layout, really like the paper you used. Anesha :)

Sian said...

What an excellent subject to choose! A great evening with friends really is the stuff of a good life :) Your new blog background looks fab!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovley photograph - I like how you set it up for your blog. DH is off to buy a new propane tank for the BBQ today, as it is a lovely day here!
Rinda

humel said...

I spotted this on the forum - love the fresh colours and all the different borders! Also love the idea of sipping chilled wine.... ;-)