Monday, 3 December 2012

Masquerade, flooding & Christmas.

Boy have I missed the blogging world. I've had two weeks of bedlam at home. There's been flooding, spring cleaning, making a Thanksgiving dinner (for my American friend), and putting up the Christmas decorations. All of which are not conducive to crafting and blogging!   I'm happy to report though that all is done, I have no more jobs on my to do list, and that includes all the presents and wrapping. So all I need to do now is sit back and wait for my time off work and then its crafting galore! 

We've been sent our new stamps from Creative Expressions, I've used the Masquerade stamps below to create the mask on the journal page below. I was obviously in touch with my darker side with this one.



I drew the girl's face and used my Caran D'ache watercolour pencils to colour her in. I've also used Stampers Anonymous Classics & Papillon stamp set with a Big & Juicy stamp pad, to get the mixed ink colours.


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This was my poor back garden in the floods from last week!
I just watched the water get closer and closer to the back door.


Now it's an ice rink, and it's comedy watching the cats play on it!

After that came this!


Much better don't you think. Look at Felix getting in on the action. He's a right ham for sneaking in on the shot. I have my bunting up and my candle too. It just looks so cosy and warm.


Time for mulled wine and a Christmas film......probably Polar Express...love that.

15 comments:

Caroline said...

Your image is beautiful I love the colours. Your room looks so inviting and really festive. Caroline xxx

Henny said...

I like the cat! I think he's ready for Christmas in a cosy house.
Oh...and I love the art journal!

maj. said...

Your page is very pretty, Michelle! I love the beautiful colours!

butterfly said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle - I did wonder whether you might have trouble with the floods... I was lucky in Stratford, being on the right bank of the Avon, they went the other way... Hope you've not suffered too much damage inside the house - from the look of the decorations you're in reasonable shape!! Congratulations on being so ahead of the game... looking forward to more masterpieces like this one now you've all that time on your hands - wonderful, atmospheric page!
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

On Michelle so sorry to near about the flooding but my goodness girl you managed a great deal of work in the meantime. Your garden looks fabulous, lovely size and hopefully will be dry again soon. Love your journal page and drawing combined with the new stamps , fabulous. Love your decorations , so warm and cosy. Tracy x

Sandy said...

So sorry about the flooding but it is a good thing that the water did not get into you lovely home. Your decorated room is gorgeous and all aglow with love and Christmas spirit. I love your journal page. In a way, she reflects us all don't you think. I love your page!!
sandy

Marjie Kemper said...

Michelle, so sorry about the flooding! The detail on the journal page is extraordinary. Scared by the water shot but loving your home and the vibe from the soft lights. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and time to relax with your loved ones.

Helen said...

Good to hear the flooding ONLY chose the garden and not the house LOL!!! Your decorated room definately looks cosy and inviting.

Wendy Fraser said...

My goodness that flooding looks bad, glad you are ok. Fab journal page and your room looks amazing! xx

Redanne said...

Hi Michelle, so sorry to hear (and see) about the flooding in your garden! That must have been quite a frightening experience and maybe that is reflected in your drawing? I love it though, it certainly evokes a lot of thought. Your Christmas tree and decorations are stunning, what a fabulous inviting room. Hugs, Anne x

inkypinkycraft said...

your decorations look fab fab fab, great page too full of colours!!
tracex

Karin said...

great journal page and love christmas the decorations!

Gillian .... said...

Glad everything is starting to settle down Michelle, the pic of the flood scary stuff. Your room looks so inviting, love your xmas decorations big time. Hugs Gillian xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous page, looks wonderful.

lilygee said...

Dear Michelle - how you got through that I have no idea - you must have an angel helping you - love your project and thanks for making me laugh (sorry I should not be laughing under the circumstances) but it is the cutest sad face ever! I think you deserve a medal and hope you get a bit of a rest now.
Hugs Jean xx

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