Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Tuesday Alchemy catch up!

I can't believe we're on challenge number 5 over at the Tuesday Alchemy blog, I've got some catching up to do.

Last week's challenge was feathers,which had me a bit stumped for a while and then I suddenly knew exactly what I wanted to do,hooray!

I thought that I had some Native American Indian images on a disc I had,but after a very long time of looking through several discs for them I realised my brain had just made that up!  I decided to buy a download of suitable images from Etsy because my mind was set,so off I went to Etsy and found this!
What a great find,loads of lovely images and really great quality and they sent it to me within minutes of me ordering it, pretty good service,I'd say.
I wanted to use the feathers like a specimen plant (ooh bit of a flashback there to my Floristry college days!) and pulled the idea together with some illustrations from an old book on Native American Indians,a small rusty heart and a tiny cream shell.
I used the turquoise for it's association with Native Americans and it was perfect for a pop of colour too.  I finished  with a bit of stamping with my trusty swirl stamp.  I use that stamp so much,I think if something happened to it I just might have a mild panic attack!

Ok , now on to this week's challenge, chosen by me!  Haha!
It just had to be mermaids didn't it? I love them!
Decided to use a clipboard as a base,because it's a good size for collage.
I love the fish in this,they're from an old nature book.
The shells are ones I collected myself from Brancaster Bay and the little flower is from a broken piece of jewellery.

I think I could make Mermaid things every day and never get bored.  I loved seeing what the other girls created for this challenge,a fab necklace,a groovy party favour bag and a scrumptious card.
There's still time to check out the blog and join in creating something mermaidy.


  1. Your works are splendid!

    Thank you for choosing this week's challenge, Julia! It definitely has been a challenge for me & it seems it was for everyone else. You really told us to bring it, didn't you? Ha ha!

    Smiles & Happiness,

  2. What a great idea to use a clip board! Gosh it's a beauty!

  3. Great work!! Love the colors!! Keep challenging us!!

  4. Thank you for all your kind words ladies. Much appreciated x

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. And it really is worth making time every now and again for an art're worth it and you'll find it so rewarding. :)

  6. Thank you! You have such great finds! Nice pairings! :)