Sunday, 24 May 2009

I Love Sundays!

I couldn't sleep last night for some reason so I gave up and started the day VERY early (especially for a Sunday)! Flagging a bit now but it has been a good day. I made this canvas board for Kasha - she is my Art of the Month partner again this month. I got to use my new Fiskars Border punch (Treading Water) on the roof section - I really do love scalloped edges and the little holes add a little something. I think I may have gone a little overboard on the floral embellishments...and I have just realised that I used the same flowers on last month's quilted wall hanger! See what happens when I leave stuff out on my desk - I actually use it. I also used my not-that-new but previously unused little blue wired leaves - I've been saving them as they are so gorgeous but I am trying to practice thinking abundance!

This is what the background looked like before I started collaging. I painted it first (dark green), then dry-brushed it with white before sponging on inks and stamping etc. I love this script image - it is from the new Oxford Impressions range.

And for a bit of variety here are some photos of scenes around Leonora (two and a half hours drive north of Kalgoorlie) taken this month after lots of rain - everything is so much greener than usual for this time of year. And the dam has a lot of water in it! Several of the shots are taken from the top of a small hill.


Julie H said...

Hi Debbi, your canvas board is gorgeous - but the Leonora photo's have me worried.

When I graduated from Uni and was waiting to see where the education dept would send us the mantra was, "Anywhere but the three L's" (Leonora, Laverton and Lathem). Well I have had mail from a friend who is going to Leonora this coming weekend, seen an advertisement for Leonora and now your beautiful shots. Strange co-incidence.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pix Deb !


Oh wow Deb
the blue canvas is gorgeous and I love the flowers...not too much at all.Man seeing those photos makes me want to travel West again.There is so much beaty in the bush.Thanks for sharing the photos

Night Owl Designs said...

Love love love your canvas Debbi. The (punched?) flowers look wonderful - great composition :-)

Jackie said...

I just popped over here from your comment. Thanks.
I find it amazing that we all communicate from such different places. Where I live, that would be parched! We have green in abundance, often where we don't want it such as growing on the paths and making them 'slippery when wet.'
Aren't we all lucky to be able to chat so easily?