The 'Three Sisters' & the Jameison Valley ...... one of the 'touristy' spots in the Blue Mountains National Park.

Whose 'Creative Corner' I hear you ask???

Hi, I'm Chris Bennett AKA 'Chris in Oz'. I live in the beautiful Blue Mountains west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (affectionately known as 'Oz' or 'The Land Down-Under'). I'm in my mid-50's, have been married for 30+ years to THE most wonderful man and I'm the PROUDEST MUM of 2 grown children. My DS is into photography and has taken some amazing shots. You can see some of them in 'Simon's Gallery'. My DD is a High School teacher who is committed to educating our youth of today. I was a Teacher/Assistant Principal in the field of Special Education for over 16 years until I retired in June 2004.

I've been involved in art and craft activities for most of my life and I became a 'stampaholic' and 'technique junkie' to 'save my sanity' after an injury in 2003. I began by making cards and slowly, but surely, became addicted to ATCs, hand-made books, altered books, boxes, bottles, tins, jigsaw puzzles and anything else that stands still long enough to be altered. I love texture and colour and I'm gradually stepping outside my comfort zone to experiment and explore other media and styles. Check out 'My Gallery' to see some more of my work.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I also take photos, I don't know how 'good' my photos are, but I just love to take them ...... so every now and then I might just sneak one in ...... I hope you don't mind!!! Well, not too much!!! LOL!!!

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Challenge Sites...

Here's my first attempt at one of the challenges that I'm 'HOPING" to complete each week.


Daring Card Makers - Frilly Bits...




This is actually going to be a page for a collaborative 'chunky book' to celebrate a good friend's 60th birthday. I began with a 5" X 5" piece of Bazzill and attached a smaller square of Textured Alcohol Ink background (Trish Bee Design Studio). I completed the page with a photo image stamp from The Stamping Ground (Wasn't Me - #10107), one of my favourite quotes from Penny Black (...angels... 2701F) and some golden lace and a wing. I was quite happy with the result and I'm confident my friend will love it!!! Well, I REALLY HOPE SHE DOES!!!

Until next time......

Cheers
Chris in Oz

3 comments:

Gillian :O) said...

Oh this is lovely Chris, love her wings!

Brigitte said...

Bonjour Chris ~!!!
ohhh myyyyy...this is such a beautiful work of art !!!
Now...that is a work of a real 'artist' ~!! i mentioned that to Bethel actually !

Dawn said...

Beautiful xx