Thursday, November 25, 2010
My Creative Space & Flotsam Christmas Angel Giveaway...
As soon as I saw Ingrid from Wood & Wool Stool's Wood Christmas Tree which she featured on her blog recently I fell in love. I knew I just had to make my very own. I wanted to decorate mine in a coastal Christmas feel. I've really enjoyed this project, particularly choosing the coloured pieces of recycled wood and decorating it!
I bought the star, the Mexican tin heart and the two love birds from Pulp Creative Paper. I made the little shell encrusted fish and the shell, bone and driftwood drop (don't you think that piece of driftwood looks like a fish)? The fishing lure was bought at my local fishing tackle shop and the ceramic baby seagull was the perfect find at Manly Antique Centre. This is my favourite piece on the tree along with the love birds...
I can't wait to pop by Kootoyoo to see what everyone else has created! Px
Shot #1 - different shapes and colours of recycled wood
Shot #2 - working out the shape of the tree
Shot #4 - measuring the branches
Shot #5 - sawing
Shot #6 - placing the wood pieces
Shot #7 - using Liquid Nails to secure the wood pieces
Shot #8 - looking like a Christmas tree
Shot #9 - Ingrid's fabulous trees I used as reference
Shot #10 & 11 - my favourite decorations
My First Ever Giveaway
And here she is below, my Flotsam Christmas Angel made for your Christmas Tree. She loves an adventure and wants to travel... My inspiration for making her was a shoot that captivated me in my Marie Claire Magazine (Australia) December 2010. The title of the shoot is 'Siren's Song'.
To enter, just be one of my Spirited Followers. I'll announce the winner on 'My Creative Space' next Thursday, December 2 at 4pm (Sydney time). P.S. I'll post her to you anywhere in the world. Good Luck. Px
Flotsam Christmas Angel - Freshwater Ocean Pool
Freshwater, Sydney, Australia
Marie Claire inspiration!