Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Design challenge and a new bedroom!

What better way to be creative than to combine a challenge and revive what has become a sad bedroom.  We are planning to sell our house soon, so the obligatory 'lick of paint' started in earnest a few weeks ago.  Our bedroom was the most in need and is still a work in progress but so much better than before.  I went shopping last weekend to my favourite house nik-nak shop.  It occured to me that I could probably make some of the things I was lusting after, so off  I went to buy some blank canvasses.  This is my first one.  It started out as napkin art and developed into something totally different but I have to say I am glad.  It reminded me that I have artistic ability, something I seem to overlook these days with all that life throws at us.  I used some delicious Julia Andrus acrylic paints, some mica sprays, bubblewrap to print with and a gorgeous crafters workshop stencil.  A collage I suppose, it was great fun because I freed myself from being too restrained and just let it happen.  I am entering it into the stampman design challenge 'Anything Goes' and 'Canvas' with a prize sponsored by

Thanks for looking

Colette x.


  1. A truly gorgeous canvas Colette and good for you for having a go! A great entry for the stampman challenge, thanks for joining in the fun. It's a perfect entry for tuesday taggers too with a set of Art from the heart ink sprays to win if you fancy having a go.
    x Michelle

  2. That is just exquisite, a wonderful piece of art work.

  3. Wonderful a proper work of art simply adore it. Thank you for sharing this with us at TT this week & good luck in both challenges and with the house sale. xx Zoe

  4. This is really beautiful! Better than just buying something from a shop!

  5. lovely and thanks for joining us on TT's this week. Emma xx

  6. Hope you win a prize, it's gorgeous!

  7. Thanks for hopping by my blog, your wall art really caught my eye it's so classy! love it!

  8. Hi Colette. I just wanted to say thank you for your offer to contribute to Helen's appeal. She'll be so delighted to hear from you.

    Have a greatday, let me know when you've made whatever you make! I'd love to see them.

    Thanks again! Julie :)

  9. Hi!

    This is beautiful!!!!