Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Been a while..

Where has the month gone? It is flying by. This is my UK art raffle prize for this month. The theme was dark. I have shown it as Halloween - what else could it have been?!

I made a house out of chipboard and painted it with crackle paint. Cut out the windows and made frames out of chipboard which where then inked and given a coat of utee with dark embossing powders. Found some vintage images online and added one behind the window and death in the front. Added a moulded friendly plastic face at the top. There is a little rhyme on the gold bits. The skeleton on the back is another image but I used glossy accents on his bones - rather pleased with the effect!

This weekend I am going to Suffolk. I am going to the Your Creative Journey workshop, run by Nicks and Heidi. I am really looking forward to it. Had a lovely surprise phone call from Nicks the other day, answering yet more of my queries! It was so nice to speak to her and now am excited about meeting everyone. So am off to pack - yes I know we are only away for one night but it is still a night away and with children you never have too many changes of clothes!

Had a lovely trip today while Elliot was at playschool. It is the first time I have ventured "out" while he is there, just incase they rang! But today I went with a couple of my friends to Denbies. A beautiful local vineyard. They make lovely wine, have a fantastic gift shop and the cakes........yyyuuuummmyyy! All homemade and large portions! Needless to say it would have been rude not to have a slice and a cup of tea! Came home with a bottle of my favorite.


Sunday said...

My mum can see Denbies from her flat! And so can I when I go visit! Thanks for your comment on my blog btw! Millais seems such a long time ago!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great house Dee! Lucky you going to Nicks....I know you'll have a fab time...wish I could be there!