Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Farm Fresh

I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to have received and invitation from the  talented, artistic folk over at Gingersnap Creations to be a Visiting Artist for November.  Thankyou so much for the invite, it took me quite a while to get over the excitement, especially having to keep it a secret since August.

 This month the  the overall theme is 'On the Farm'.
GS  125      Farm Fresh, is this weeks theme.
For this piece I used ' The Outpost'  set of  stamps by  The Artistic Outpost.
 Tim Holz die for  the fir trees, and a Martha Stewart twig punch.  The shading is  tea dye, shabby shutters and  peeled paint  distress inks, I coloured the stamped image with watercolours. At this stage I decided to make a frame, [  this  was starting to make its own agenda ]. Those of you who visit my blog , know I don't do less is more very well.

 So into the kitchen  cupboard  to find the pumpkin seeds, which I  had fun sticking down on my homemade frame.   I tried colouring them with mica power first of all but ended up using Copper paint.

Thankyou for stopping by to take a look, I realy appreciate your comments


  1. Oh Congratulations Meggymay,
    That is such a huge honour, and well deserved!
    You go girl!!!
    Dot x

  2. Congrats Yvonne on your Visiting Artist! You kept your secret quite well!! Your piece turned out wonderful here. Love the texture of the seeds on this frame!

  3. Oh my! This is stunning Yvonne. Congratulations.
    Regards Florence x

  4. Fabulous - those pumpkin seeds are superb! xx

  5. Great piece Yvonne and congrats on being visiting artist, looking forward to see what other nice things you create! Hugs, Valerie

  6. Congratulations on being GC visiting artist! Love your farm fresh creation and the added seeds is brilliant!

  7. Congratulations Yvonne - they're lucky to have you. Your card is beautiful and real seeds - wow - a great touch xx

  8. Congrats on being a GC visiting artist :) You've created a wonderful card, love the use of the pine trees.

  9. Yay brilliant news Yvonne and so well deserved - congratulations. Love your piece with that fabulous stamp and those seeds on it.
    Sorry I am awol, can't wait till Christmas when I will have some time back again.
    Take care of yourself.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. congratulations Yvonne so well deserved, I love the seeds for the frame around your great image

  11. So pleased you are one of our visiting artists Yvonne, so welcome aboard my friend.
    Loving your VA piece, such a great idea with the frame. Annette x

  12. Beautiful piece! The seeds and watercolour are awesome!


  13. This is gorgeous - I love the pumpkin seeds! I'm so glad you could join us at Gingersnaps this month :)

  14. LOVE those watercolours but I especially love the pumpkin seed frame - great idea!