I received my flag yesterday from MaryColleen... not only do I absolutely love it, but it's like she and I were reading each other's minds!
She picked up on my ideas of seashore, islands, lighthouses, and my theme of compassion and made me this beauty (if you look closely I think you can see the sparkly bits where the lighthouse beam is flashing)
and the backing is a beautiful warm sandy brown
The funny thing is that I think we were both a bit uneasy about how the other one would feel about the simpler style flag...but we both did it! On the footsteps flag I made for MaryColleen, I wanted so much to embellish the frothy wave bits with embroidery threads or beads or something but I was really worried that it would ruin the whole "simple things in life" part of it so I didn't. We also both used computer printing on fabric for the first time - I was really pleased with how it worked out. I just ironed the fabric to freezer paper, then fed it through the printer. Presto! MaryColleen did some painting on hers as well, which really added a nice depth to the image.
I have to say that I am just amazed every time I look at a new flag on this thread - what a wonderful collection this is!