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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Evening Star

Hello, the image on my card is of a stamp issued as part of the Royal Mail stamp set Great British Railways to mark the 50th anniversary of the building of British Rail's last ever steam locomotive, which was the Evening Star (9F Class).

My DIL kindly cut the clock face and bolts with her Eclips for me.  We used Core'dinations card and I varnished them instead of sanding because they were a bit "delicate" and a heavy hand would have torn the clock.  We think they would have worked better with normal card as the Core'dinations card seemed to 'stretch' whilst being cut.

The hands are from a Tim Holtz idea-ology set and I have distressed all with Old Paper.

I have always loved steam trains, as do my Father and Brother, which being the age I am, are real trains to me.  I can remember one summer holiday spent with my Nan down in Lancing when my cousin and I sat on the footbridge of Lancing station breathing in the smuts as the trains went under because we loved the smell.  Not very good for our lungs but ... then we rushed up to the Downs and breathed in all the fresh air!  Nostalgia!!

1 comment:

  1. OOO i love it! what a great card the varnishing looks wicked.

    Sam x


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