How could I resist a challenge like this, when I had just received those lovely shiny Treasure Gold waxes? In the end, I used very little Treasure Gold, but all kinds of other shiny stuff as well.
To start with I had no idea of what I wanted to make. I knew I wanted to use Treasure Gold on something, but what? After looking through a few boxes, I came across my box with fish leather pieces. And I knew that fish leather was what I wanted to use as my main piece.
I gently rubbed some different coloured Treasure Gold waxes over the fish leather and then started looking for a suitable background. I found this stunning piece of silk in my stash ( from my lovely bloggy friend Alexandra ), and that sort of set the tone of the whole piece. I am not quite sure how it happened, but when I look at the piece now, it looks like an underwater scene to me. The lace etc is seaweed, the leather piece a rock, the silver French knots little fish darting about, the bead flowers sea anemones growing on the rock, the shiny beads dotted about colourful little fish, etc etc, you get the idea. It wasn't meant to be a sea scene at all, but thats all I see now, arrgghh -
Thank you all so very much for your get well messages in emails and comments. Much appreciated and all those good wishes worked, yay, I am feeling much better. Still bunged up and coughing, but up and about and doing things :-).
Have a great week, everybody!