Friday, January 1, 2010

First post of the year!

I've some exciting news to share with you....

There is a new challenge blog on block and its called:-

Vanilla Sugar

and I've been selected for the DT. The concept of the blog is to create home decor items, which will be very different from my usual art, but, a lovely challenge all the same. The challenges will run monthly so giving everyone loads of time to take part and join in the fun!

The blog goes live today and the challenge for January is:-

Coasters

Heres my effort:-


The background is a piece of chipboard to which a piece of sheet music, which had been coloured using distress inks and spritzed with glimmer mist, had been adhered. The clock is one of Sir T!m's and the text was created using some alphabet stamps. Mr Bunny checking his watch to ensure that it is indeed time for tea is from an Alice in Wonderland plate - he was then coloured in using watercolour pencils and hi-lighted with a white pen. The coffee mark is a new stamp in at Bubbly Funk and was stamped using sepia versafine ink. The coaster was edged with chalk ink and then a couple of layers of varnish added to protect it whilst in use....

Hope that you will pop along to the new blog and see the fab coasters created by the other DT members and have a go....

TFL xx

16 comments:

tracy said...

congrats on being p[icked for the dt carol :) look forward to see what you offer us :)
loving mr bunny :)

Sharon said...

Happy New Year Carol!
CCOngrats on being on the DT - it is going to be so much fun. I love what you created......x

hotpotato said...

Just bookmarked the new blog Carol....see you have your mug-shot up......I like that idea as we can then put a face to a name. I love your coaster by the way.
Janina x

Di said...

Congrats on the DT place, thoroughly deserved. Happy New Year to you xx

Janice said...

Beautiful work Carol. Well done on making the DT.

Laura said...

Congratulations. Fab coaster. Look forward to following.

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Fabby coaster!
congrats on being picked for the DT:)
Will pop over to Vanilla Sugar, to see what it is all about, sounds fun!

Karen said...

I LOVE this Carol!!! Esp the cup stain haha!!! I knew you would make us something special! HUGS XXX

Angelnorth said...

Happy New Year! Fab coaster, love the Alice white rabbit!

Nancy said...

Really like your coaster Carol, I am thinking of having a go at this challenge myself.

Happy New Year

Gez said...

Congratulations making the DT Carol. Hope you have lots of fun. Love your coaster. The stain is brilliant. Love the colours you have chosen. Best wishes. Gez.xx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Carol the coaster is gorgeous and congratulations on the new DT.

Kathy said...

When I see work like this I really wish I could do stamping! I love all the layering you do and how all the colours and designs work so brilliantly together.

melody said...

oh......i love your coaster chickie! just scrumptious! and what a kewl challenge..thankx for the link..i'll definitely check it out! and a huge congrats on being picked for the dt..so well deserved!

hugz
melody

Dawn said...

Wow this is gorgoeus CArol, LOVE it!

Jaqi said...

Love this its fab, I really like this clock face stamp , Im seeing them all over today, I think I feel a purchase coming on hehehe, Jaqi