Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with our first theme of the New Year, chosen by Josephine, of 'Landscape'.
I'm afraid I wasn't feeling 100% towards Christmas as I'd just had a kidney stones operation. I'm beginning to feel my age catching up with me and so I took the liberty of what I feel is cheating a little. I didn't have the energy to make a landscape of my own so I used a painting that my late husband did as a Christmas card quite a few years ago. We had been out for a drive in Northumberland and he took a photograph of this wintry scene. When we got home he liked it so much he did a water colour painting of it and used it for our Christmas card that year. The painting was framed and has been in our sitting room ever since. When I moved to this smaller home I still wanted it near me so it hangs in my living room now. When I took the photograph of it I caught the flash on the glass so it has a bright spot and I didn't know how to get rid of it. However, I think it adds a little something to the scene.
My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The caramel coloured card is by Sue Wilson and acts as the base mat. I trimmed the photo round the beige mount and then fixed it to a peach coloured card - I'm not sure if that's also by Sue Wilson. I used a Joanna Sheen die to cut the fancy border in the peach card and added that to the bottom of the image before adding it to the base mat. A quick and easy card which I hope passes judgement.
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
All Sorts - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Something in your Home
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL, THANKS FOR VISITING. STAY SAFE AND ENJOY THE TIMES AHEAD.