Saturday, 12 April 2014

Home alone

A very rare occasion today - I find myself home alone with time to "play". Funny how with some free time and an empty kitchen to spread out in inspiration disappears. I suspect it is the result of having too much stuff - makes it too difficult to decide where to start.
So first I played silly games on the computer until I ran out of lives... and then I went blog hopping and on-line window shopping. Whilst doing so I came across some really useful inspiration on the Sprinkle of Imagination blog where they have a colour challenge.
The background started life as a cake board recycled from Christmas with a layer of book pages and a coat of gesso. I stencilled on some green paint and then over-stamped with Crafty Individuals Crackle background to start with.
I had a root about in my stash and dug out some gelli print backgrounds in mauve and got started. I've also used various other backgrounds and printed papers including Crafty Individuals book 3 Springtime to die cut lots of flowers and foliage. I seem to have a lot of purply shades but had to paint some paper flowers plum coloured.
So here is my May Queen - looking I fear a little bit like an alternative Christmas wreath. Whatever, I had a nice time making it as evidenced by the amount of mess I made. I really will have to get on with some housework now!


  1. Love your beautiful May Queen Kate! Great layering here. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge for April. Jean x

  2. This is beautiful. She looks very thoughtful. What a good idea to use a cake board too. Thanks for entering the challenge with A Sprinkle of Imagination this time.

  3. Hi Kate, I think your take on the Crafty Individuals April challenge well celebrates the Beauty of Nature despite your words!! You made me smile... :) Thanks for sharing your May Queen with us, she is really beautiful! Crafty hugs, Coco x

  4. This is beautiful, Kate. How nice to see you again! Thank you for joining in the crafty individual's challenge,

    Lucy x