Sunday, 26 December 2010

Challenge 25

Here is my entry for number 25 in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. After the amazingly fun but frantic Twelve Tags of Christmas I've had a little break, but while the house is quiet today I couldn't resist getting a bit inky.

I've deliberately not done a seasonal theme, much as I love Santa, so thought I'd try and produce something in contrast with the permafrost that we seem to be living in at the moment. I really love snow, but I live on a steep hill, and it's a bit like a ski jump with a 90 degree bend at the bottom that has been quite a challenge for my driving skills.

I don't think it's possible to get much warmer than the Australian Outback, which is what this stamp always makes me think of. I know this is a really straight forward technique, but why do I just get splodges, I try really hard not to put on too much re inker, but always the splodges appear.
Thank you Linda for posting The Shortest Day on your blog, it is such a beautiful poem, which captures the spirit of the season so amazingly well. You have prompted me to go up into the attic and find my very old and dog eared The Dark Is Rising Sequence which I read as a teenager and just loved. They have been fantastic reading over the holiday.
Happy New Year.


Terry said...

Love your scribbled background. The colors are so relaxing and love the "breathe" taglet!! Happy New Year!

Minxy said...

Lovely background and love the choice of stamps :D

Netty said...

Beautiful background and great quote. Smashing tag. Annette x

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag, love that quote you used.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sue, you've absolutely captured the warmth and beauty of the Australian Outback-- this is GORGEOUS! The scribble stain looks amazing, and the Thoreau quote couldn't be more perfect for this design.

I think splodges are part of the charm with this technique, and just add to the texture and visual interest. You did a wonderful job on this challenge (as always!) and warmed my chilly bones in our 10 degree weather.

I'm so happy you enjoyed the poem, and hope you enjoyed your holiday reading-- and I wish you an AMAZING 2011

Susan Allan said...

I love the stamped images, the dark flowers are beautiful...not been to Australia, but I can see what you mean.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag Sue, love your background & that wonderful stamp & phrase! x