This door number plaque was a special gift for a cat-loving-family.
I knew I wanted to incorporate some cats into my design so I ordered some ceramic cats from @annecardwellmosaicart and played around with their positions to make the most of the limited space on the plate.
It was nerve-racking cutting the beautiful ceramics but once I was happy with their positioning I began sticking them down and filling in the gaps with mosaic flowers. Next came my favourite black grout to make the colours pop!
Got the seal of approval from Chilli and Bean
Finding a number 17 for my Countdown to Christmas was easy, I just used my own door number but to make life a bit more exciting, I decided to hold a ‘Giveaway’ and offer a custom made mosaic plaque to the winner.
After five days all the entrants names were placed in a box, I picked out a name and announced the Winner, promising to make the chosen number in the new year.
Here’s a round-up of my 2020 work and the ‘Giveaway’ plaque will be shared soon 2021 hasn’t begun as we would’ve all wanted with another lockdown and more restrictions, but we have to find joy where we can and meanwhile try to stay well physically and mentally. Wishing you all well and hopefully things will get better soon.
Back in the Autumn we decided to give our front porchway a bit of a tidy-up, so we repainted the masonry and changed the colour of our front door. After taking down the door number that I hand-painted about 20 years ago, I noticed the paint was peeling and would need to be completely redone, so I decided to make a new one and his time it was going to be a mosaic.
I’ve used a frost-proof pottery plate and external grade grout so I think this will last for many years to come