Wednesday 4 January 2017

January snow

So, this year over at the Craft Barn blog they have a new challenge for the year. Each month, we will be asked to make a piece of art depicting the 12 months of the year from a special poem written by Sara Coleridge.
I originally saw this challenge, went away and after forgetting a crucial part of it, produced my Cookie in the snow post from yesterday.... as I re-read the challenge, I realised that the art needed to have a welly and a bird in it.....doh!
After giving it some thought today as to how I would go about it for the second time, I really wanted each picture to have some similar thread running through them - so I've decided to try a little watercolour, for the first time.... I guess it will involve some drawing but hopefully just basic stuff.
The picture is only 10cm by 10cm - I've also used some white WOW embossing powder for the snow and snowflakes - I think the boots look more like Ugg boots than wellies but it's the best I can draw.

I enjoyed using the watercolour - it will be nice to have the excuse to practise a bit more throughout the year.

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Thanks for visiting, Rachel


  1. I think this is a great image for the poem and a brilliant way to include Mickie's twist.xx

  2. Love those boots - and good for you to use watercolour and EP. thanks for entering the Craft Barn Month Challenge xx

  3. Great you are embracing watercolour, and I just love your image - perfect!

  4. Love your watercolour Rachel x

  5. This is beautiful. I love the delicacy of your watercolouring. I was not brave enough to draw wellies.

  6. Lovely card, your wellies came out better than mine did! xx

  7. Loving your little watercolour goes so well with the poem!

  8. Very nice water colour and I am impressed with your drawing. I drew my wellies too but I think mine look more like socks that wellies! The embossing powder makes really good snow and the whole piece is lovely.

  9. A super start to the Craft Barn challenge.