Sunday, 21 December 2014

Festive pottery painting

Some weeks ago I shared my trip to Winter Wonderland at Centre Parcs and I mentioned that I had done some festive pottery painting. I also showed my bauble I made on my Billy tree post here. I am back to share my work.

The pottery painting is held in a purpose built studio in the Village Square with lovely light airy facilities. 

 I was given a short demo on how to paint and then chose my blank pottery pieces and set to. I loved this gingerbread man so this is the first piece I made.
 I had to add lots of layers of brown and then painted his features.
 This is how he looked before he went into the kiln

and here he is "baked!" He'll be such fun to use for my Chirstmas baking.

I also painted this bauble for our tree...before firing.....
and here it is hanging up. 
I really did love our Winter Wonderland trip. It was the perfect start to the festive season.

My card today tries to capture the festive spirit.
I have used a LOTV art pad to die cut this sweet festive image. The backing paper and sentiment are also LOTV. I added a couple of die cuts and some pearls and then plenty of snowy glitter.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The artistic stamper anything goes
Deep Ocean Christmas is all around
Dream Valley Christmas 
Simon says stamp Wednesday winter photo inspiration I was inspired by the pine cones in the middle right photograph,
Creative Inspirations Christmas/New Year
All Crafts Challenge anything but cards
Country View nostalgic Christmas. I adore the TH nostalgic stamps I used here, they really are just as I picture Christmas
Loves rubberstamps Holiday blitz anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday anything goes

I would like to enter my gingerbread plate into this challenge;
Allsorts last minute gifts

Only 5 days to go.....

Back tomorrow,

Jane x


  1. Beautiful photos and a magic house for work!Merry Christmas for you!

  2. We had a local place where I go and paint occasionally too, such fun! Love your beautiful photos Jane, always a joy to see! Wishing you and your family a very Wonderful Christmas season.

  3. What fun, I love your little gingerbread man and how lovely to have a bauble as a reminder of your little trip!
    Gorgeous card, just love all those beautiful blues!! :)
    V x

  4. great photos jane and the pottery looks like such fun - love your card too!!! Brilliant. hugs Rachel xx

  5. Hello Jane,
    I agree the images you have used are very nostalgic looking; this is a delightful card, and thank you for entering it into our Challenge at CVC.

  6. Hello dear Jane,

    Oh how beautiful decorations you created, I especially LOVE the gingerbread, precious! And what a wonderful place that Winter Wonderland is, full of many things to see and enjoy.

    Happy last days before Christmas, dear friend!


  7. I enjoyed your pottery...lovely. I did ceramics years ago before our daughter was born. Actually Phil and I did it together, off base, in NM. Not sure if we even have the pieces any more. I remember he did a frog but not sure what I did. That was 35 years ago! Enjoy Christmas in England. I think of it often! Merry Christmas from me to you!!! Hugs!

  8. Congrats on the two beautiful pottery pieces and your card is gorgeous Jane!
    I always enjoy your pictures!!
    Thank You!

  9. Fantastic projects! So fun and festive! Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  10. Wonderful idea, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, Merry Christmas, xxx

  11. Gorgeous, beautiful card, love the details
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  12. This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and we wish you a Merry Christmas! xxx

  13. Super cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  14. Adorable card and love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  15. Another beautiful card Jane, I definitely need to get myself on your Christmas card list this year. Thanks for playing along with us again at Country View Crafts. Sue xx


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