Saturday, August 22, 2015

Arizona - It's a dry heat!

Before I begin my post, I have a happy announcement to make.  You are aware that we have been fortunate to add Betsy Skagen to our Design Team in August and NOW will be adding Jessica Madaglia in September 2015.    Look for some amazing Art coming up in the next few months.  

Don't believe what they tell you. 
It's HOT.  
118 is still 118!      


Traveling across the USA provides so many opportunities to see absolute wonder and amazing scenery.  My adopted home state of Arizona is a fine example of diversity and beauty.

Summer is not the time to visit however!  You know when you open your oven and that blast of heat hits you in the face....in the Arizona summer that's what happens when you walk out your front door!  





Yes, there is a real reason for Siestas, not just being lazy, it's too darn hot in the middle of the afternoon to do much else!











We do have amazing natural beauty and I think we are one of the few states where you can go snow skiing in the day and be floating in your swimming pool that same night!   (both outdoors of course).








    













I decided to make a banner for my Mom who loves Arizona and is recuperating from her second knee replacement.   She may like to hang this in her TV room so she can see it while watching Dancing with the Stars, her favorite show.   Mom's favorite Arizona spot is SEDONA, so I made this Sedona banner for her.





I started with die cuts (similar to our "Eat your Words" kits).  I added grommets and TWINE.  I then hand lettered the word Sedona.  I fancy cut the letters (many alpha collages are available) erratically for interest.   I added additional panels with images from the State of Arizona collage AP 211.    The images were layered onto cardstock and inked with gold Delicata Ink after I doodled on them.

I added the metal arrows to represent our history which includes many Native American tribes;



Thanks for stopping by today and every day!   

Kind and peaceful wishes,
Jean

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6 comments:

  1. love the banner! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Woo hoo! So excited to be part of the team and how appropriate that I am being announced on Arizona day!

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  3. Jean that was so great that you did that for your mom. Banners are so versatile and yours is fantastic! We just recently came through your beautiful adopted state returning from our sons boot camp graduation. Being from Texas I thought I knew hot; being home was like a cold front!

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  4. Jean that was so great that you did that for your mom. Banners are so versatile and yours is fantastic! We just recently came through your beautiful adopted state returning from our sons boot camp graduation. Being from Texas I thought I knew hot; being home was like a cold front!

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  5. You know what they say...at least it's a dry heat. Here in Minnesota it gets to be like a rain forest.

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  6. I don't know how I missed this post until today - what a fun banner! I hope your mom loves it and hangs it in a special place!

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