I was absolutely delighted when Michelle Lupton asked me to join her fabulous Michelle Lupton's Challenge me a Christmas Card!
My challenge was to create a Christmas card using no green or red. My thoughts went straight to a watercolour winter scene of blue tones with deers, not the sort of Christmas' we have here in Australia but it's a style of card I've been wishing to create for years.
I used a Christmas tree stamp with black ink, I applied the ink using various widths on the top portion of the pine tree image to create different sizes of trees. I die-cut Impressions Obsession deers and stag from watercolour card then coloured them using my all time favourtie colouring medium Peerless Watercolours from mybrush.com.au.
Thank you Michelle for including me in this wonderful event. My friends....you now need to head on over to Michelle's blog HEREand check out all her amazing creations, also be inspired by everyone else's challenge cards! So many talented people…
As I mentioned before... I'm really into rusty things at the moment, love, love, love the textures and colours. Last week I went to the 'JunkYard' in Windsor NSW, this is an amazing place filled with everything imaginable - sinks, chairs, train carriages, old books etc. I came across this rusty cupcake tin and an idea popped into my head he he, I can fill it with all my favourite bits of jewellery, little doiles and pictures then fill each compartment with resin, well that same day I did it, Sherry Mendoza helped me with the resin as I haven't used it before and also made her own wonderful creation! Here are some pictures of the final piece, I must say I was very pleased how it turned out, even if I say so myself he he.
Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
I've just come back from visiting my Dad in Glen Innes and my brother in Armidale for our Christmas get togethers, they're such lovely country towns.
As usual for the last nine years we stopped at Walcha NSW for our morning cuppas on our way home, needing to stretch my legs I decided to go for a little wonder around the town and stumbled upon this fantastic antique shop, OH MY GOSH it was filled with all sorts of wonderful treasures, why haven't I seen it before?
This is what I had time to grab, trust me... I could've filled up the car!! A rusty money tin - the lovely owner told me that unfortunately you won't be able to get the rust out, 'I love the rust, rustier the better' I said LOL, she threw in the rusty tin and a few other pieces! The circus tin grabbed my attention, I have no idea what I'm going to do with it yet. The little lamp is so cute isn't it, that I'm going to deco…