Monday, 10 January 2011

Fishes and Men!

Havn't posted for a few days so I thought I'd show you  one of the Christmas presents I made for my Bro' Neil. He is a lovely man and a minister in The Church Army so when I spied this in the oxfam shop, I knew just what I was going to do with it....


A good sand down, a base coat of gesso and a dauber or two later and this is how it turned out

Click on the pic for a closer look, there's a fair amount of detail in there.

Good sermon material don't you think?

He was thrilled with it and I was too. It never fails to surprise me when the ideas I have  turn out well and I must say it was one of my favourite makes. A good £1.50's worth!

Hope you're all happy and healthy and enjoying the warmer (if wet) weather.
x Michelle

14 comments:

Clarky J said...

Thuis is stunning no wonder he was thrilled! But if you clocked up your time in planning, preparation, work and love i think it may be priceless x

Neil said...

I love what you've done with this. Lovely colours and subtle stamping. I also spend lots of time trawling through charity shops in search of things to alter! It's a question of seeing the possibilities in other peoples discards....

anne bebbington said...

What a transformation - and I just know Neil will have been totally made up with it :)

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Meggymay said...

Fantastic alteration, love the details, its truely unique. xx

Netty said...

Fishers of men couldn't be more apt for your brother. A terrific transformation, so love this. Annette x

Carmen said...

Terrific gift! Love what you did with it.

themessycraftroom said...

What a lovely idea , It's really beautiful. No wonder he loved it. A beautiful transformation from someone else rubbish. They always say one mans rubbish is another mans treasure. Take care Hugs x ChrisB

craftimamma said...

What a brilliant project Michelle and so totally appropriate for your brother. I can certainly imagine how much he loved it. I recognise the stamps you used on the fishes!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Debs said...

Really lovely

Fiona said...

This is fabulous Michelle, no wonder your brother was so pleased with it.
What a bargain for £1.50, your transformation is stunning.

Cazro said...

Love it!I keep looking in charity shops but think I'm blind to possibilities, but I'll keep trying. Your choice of colours is fab, as well as the attention to details. Cheers Caz

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Michelle.
luv
Debby

PatR said...

Just love this Michelle it's outstanding!! xx