Sunday, 24 July 2011

No Lycra Allowed

You may never have asked youself what midwives do in their spare time, and in truth you probably don't want to know, but I'll let you into a secret, we do love to have fun, and it's so fabulous that where I work not only do we have a great work team, but we are all great friends as well.
At our little Birthing Centre we have started a very small and exclusive cycling club  (lycra shorts are banned), and although our stated intention is to get fit, actually the hidden agenda is that we always end up at a pub!  And these evening expeditions are always along the towpath of the Kennet and Avon canal, so its flat all the way. Well, we don't want to arrive for that refreshing drink all hot and bothered.
I was very pleased to recieve a comission from my fellow cycle club members to design a club badge, and after several prototypes here is the finished design.


I've got 10 little shrink plastic bicycles now waiting to be stuck to the badges.  Both stamps I've used are by Tim Holtz, and I've used Jet Black Archival Ink and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The ticket is just mounted on some stiff black card, and I've been busy with the silicone glue sticking pins to the backs of the badges.  Here is a little pile of finished ones.


I am entering my badges in the Gingersnap Challenge, On the Road, and also this weeks Sunday Stamper where the theme is Black.

12 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Sue, how cool are these???? I think they are fantastic and so clever of you to design something like this. Where did that little bicycle come from, I adore it?
I hope you are having a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

PsyPenguin said...

Oooh these are great - love the little bicycles :0)

Hels Sheridan said...

Oh what fun! I had to laugh when I saw your comment... ending up at the pub... which is the natural place to end up seeing as all that exercise is thirsty work lol Now, THANK YOU for joining in with the Sunday STamper... AND... CONGRATS on your amazing piece in this months Craft Stamper... tis a gorgeous conglomeration of lovliness... hugs hun x

Gillian .... said...

Love these little badges, the bicycles are a very cool touch.

Artyjen said...

What fabulous fun....if only I lived closer perhaps I could join in ;)
Friends are just the best
xoxo Sioux

Artyjen said...

Whoops! Meant to say that has to be the best badge.....ever!
xoxo Sioux

StampDancer said...

Love these! Perfect little bikes!

Laura said...

This is just my sort of club and my type of cycling. You can keep the hills. I wish I was part of your club. Maybe next time we could add a cycle ride to our get together. A bit of crafting, a bit of cycling, early evening meal, a bit more crafting or wine drinking. We could always continue crafting the following day! Sounds good.
Oh and Sue and I would need badges too!

Great entry to Gingers, thanks.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Ohhhhh.... these are super! We shall all want to join in the club especially if the pub is involved. Thank you for playing along with us at Gingersnaps.

Terry said...

Sue, this is fantastic! Love your shrinky bike! Lately I have been playing with shrink plastic and just love it!!

JeanFB said...

These are brilliant! So clever.

Artwork by Nancy Johnson said...

Just wonderful! Great work!