Below is a couple of candle mats or just holiday mats for a table or hutch. The mats are cut from scrap vinyl flooring and painted on the back. These are really good sellers for me, I didn't do any last year so thought I would re-introduce them again this year. The snowmen are actually stencils but Laurie Speltz, for some reason something that should have been quick using stencils too me almost 2 hours to do one, once I got the gist of colours and placement the 2nd one didn't take me nearly as long thank goodness or I wouln't bother selling them. You never make back your time when you sell.
And here is another little tea pot, barely 1 cup size but it was so cute I bought it for less than a dollar and the gingers fit nicely on here. Can you tell I like these Katrina Roncin gingers??? I added the little tea lite, seems to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
And here are more candle mates. The top one is actually a pattern my good friend Cathy gave me when I visited her in Pennsylvania this spring. Cathy is an amazing painter and spins circles around you like no tomorrow. This is one of Cathy's own patterns and I have adapted it slightly for this mat, which is the size of a dinner plate. Cathy would be so proud of me doing much more wet on wet blending than I have done in the past and what a time saver. You can see my trees very well but very out of practise with the deerfoot brush I manages to get my trees done and not to shabby if I may say so.