When I mentioned to Mr J and P that there were people on this earth that collected car tax discs (it's called velology, btw), he became worryingly excited and even (and this is very disturbing) suggested that one could string tax discs together to make festive bunting. Facetious little bugger, no? *raises eyes to heaven*.
Anyway, where was I? Corks. Well, for once, dear readers, there was some method to my madness.
I'd discovered this hideous pic in a skip some time ago but it really was the frame that I was after.
I sprayed the frame black and got sticking my rather large collection of corks on the hideous pic and......
Wowsers Trousers! I've only gone and made a cork board.
|215 corks were used in the making of this!|
|I alternated rows of wine corks with rows of cava corks|
split in half - just for the hell of it
and because we appear to drink a lot of cava
And then, just because I was rather enjoying the gluing and sticking down (very therapeutic, I'll have you know), I stuck some of my vast collection of buttons onto drawing pin heads (loads of examples of these on th'internet):
I even raided Little Miss J and P's lego collection (again) and stuck a few of those on the pin heads. Unfortunately, these were less successful and only one survived. I'll have to do more.
I love it!
Lovely, lovely corky shmorky boardy......
Well, that's enough creativity from me for a while. I'm off on holiday next week. To Berlin. I cannot wait. Yes, I'm going to miss the whole Diamond Jubilee hoo haa. Not that I care a hoot because it's actually MY birthday. Yeh, Queenie, MY great big fat 50th birthday. So there!
Auf wiedersehen xxxxx
Linking with Lakota's Ta-dah Tuesday.