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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Farmyard - Saturday 19th April

Good Evening Friends,

I hope you are all having a lovely has been a really great day..the weather has been nippy but bright and sunny...we went into Bristol quite early. They have an annual Italian car show in the City Centre and whilst I have absolutely no interest in cars whatsoever and Tom isn't too far behind me in that, his Dad and brother are car crazy and both have a classic Italian car, which they show every year, so we go down to support them and have a look around. The show always attracts so many people!

Before going to that, we popped in the museum: I had wanted to go anyway to see an art exhibition that I'd been interested to see and which ends on Monday, but as some of you may know from the news these last few days, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery now has a new exhibit by Bristol street artist, Banksy so we had a look and my photo is at the end of this post. I like it, but then I like a lot of his work...I think he captures the zeitgeist perfectly!

Anyway back to my work!

I seem to have made so many Easter cards and decoration this year! Today's card is a simple matt and layered card, which was stamped with a stamp from Inky Doodles farm yard set, which I coloured with distress inks.

The inside of the card:

Also, here are two of the hanging decorations I made...a little bunny, which is covered with floral paper and inked at the edges, then sealed with Mod Podge.
 A little bird, which I painted with Paper Artsy chalk acrylic, stamped with a little floral stamp using versamark and then heat embossed using white embossing powder, again sealed with Mod Podge
 Finally for today, I painted this heart with a mixture of Paper Artsy Fresco Finish chalk acrylic (Haystack) mixed with a little Indigo Blu English Cottage Acrylic (Pantry White). I then stamped the cockerel, which is a Magnolia stamp, the 'Happy Easter' from the Inky Doodles set and the chicken wire around the edges which is an Indigo Blu stamp. I finished off by adding some little wooden eggs, which I had stamped and coloured with paints, a rusty wire hanger and ribbons. The heart is also sealed with Mod Podge.
When we got back from Bristol, Tom started to wash the car (a bit of a weekend ritual for him) and I began my spring clean of the Summer House, which is to be my outdoor 'art' studio! I will be putting all my art parts, paints etc out there and keeping everything for card making in here..sounds like a plan, let's see if it works!

Anyway, for any of you interested, here is the Banksy... I will be back again soon,

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Good evening Carole, love all your wonderful creations every one a winner.
    I really like the Banksy

    Patricia xx

  2. Happy Easter Carole! Love all of these creations, gorgeous!xx

  3. This post has been showing in my reader since last night but I couldn't open it for some reason.... Love your creations Carole, especially that beautiful little bunny. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Happy Easter Carole, love all your makes the bunny is so cute. Lovely art work too. Hazel xx

  5. Hi Carole, missed this post earlier for some reason when I commented on today's. Really love your inky doodles card, so fitting for Easter & your decorated wooden shapes are lovely too. Must visit the museum to see the new Banksy piece. Queued for over 3 hours when I was about 7 months pregnant when they had the whole exhibition there but it was well worth it. Glad this one was saved but not sure I agree how!.
    See you soon
    Amy x

  6. Love your makes Carole you have been busy over Easter. I love that you are getting an outdoor studio - how awesome is that! Cx

  7. I love all of your creations! The patterns on the hanging decorations are stunning.