Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Australia Day

Hi Lovelies,

Today in Australia it is a special day.  Every year on the 26th of January we celebrate Australia Day.  Normally we do this with BBQs, parties etc.  Most Capital Cities have fireworks displays & planned events.  These include becoming an Australian Citizen & Australians of the year, of which there are a few different categories.  



So in honour of our National day I have created this Distress Inked image on watercolour paper.  It measures 4.25" x 5.50" about the size of card.  I am planning on putting it onto the front cover of my 365 Grateful/Art Journal/Smash Book.  I love these colours as they remind me of the outback at sunset/sunrise.  The dandelions are a perfect addition to represent the dry harsh outback.  The water dots remind me of sunshine on glass. 

Have a great day, enjoy your weekend & if you are an Aussie Happy Australia Day Mate :). 

Supplies:
Watercolour Paper
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Chipped Saphire, 
Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Hero Arts - G4917 Dandelion
Water.
     


6 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Happy Australia Day Paula. Enjoy the day. Love your watercolor. You should get it framed, it really is stunning

Alice Wertz said...

Happy Australia Day!! =) gorgeous work of art, girl! love love the background. hope you have a fabulous weekend! =)

Lucille K said...

This is such a nicely done card Paula, I agree w/ Dawn would like so nice framed.

Happy Australia Day my friend :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your background here - perfect for Australia Day!

sheila said...

Happy Australia Day to you Paula.....even though I am a bit late in my wishes for you! Thank you for telling how you came to design your card and what it represents about Australia to you....it is just lovely!

Maureen Morton said...

Thanks for sharing the details about your national holiday, Paula. This card is so amazing with the great sunset colors! All so sweet.