Monday, August 30, 2010

Old Meets New ...

Good morning everyone ...
Today I am Guest Designer over at The Shabby Tea Room ... how neat is that?? I am so thrilled to have been invited and the theme of course is "Old Meets New" ... in other words .. create a card or project using something old and something new ... Simple yes? Well, being a hoarder of all things I think may be useful ... I delved into this and that ... (humm) ... finally I decided to go down the 'project' line .... this is what I came up with ...



... Ok ... so I'll take you through it ... See, I had this new but rather plain little plant pot ... a couple of crumpled serviettes (stuck at the back of a drawer) some old dress pattern paper ... and an old little metal watch face I bought at a flea market.... that's where it started ...





 

... you can also see some brand new goodies from Emma's Paperie (arrived just that day) and I thought that the circle would be ideal to mount the watch face on ...
So I grabbed some paper, lace, flowers, ribbon and a brand new brad (also from Emma's) and away I went. I used the serviettes to make one large flower and cut circles out to back the flowers I made with the dress pattern paper .... covered the pot .. (that was the hardest)! See, I have no training in art or craft and never attended any colleges ... in fact with the exception of attending a Stampin Up party ... I've never even had a crafting class at all! Everything is self taught, trial and error or watching tutorials on the computer - so I guess that there must be an easy way or a scientific way to do somethings that somehow has me perplexed. Anyway I figured it out and just went from there ...






So there's the "new' little pot all prettied up ... 



There's the old little watch face ... mounted on that new disc and then onto a paper rosette and that gorgeous 'blingy' brad in the centre ... So "old Meets New" ...
I hope you like it and maybe it will give you some inspiration along with the creations done by the DT girls at The Shabby Tea Room .. hop on over and join in the fun ... 

I'm off to spend some family time ... Enjoy your day

Ros




16 comments:

Stella said...

Do I make myself clear when I tell you that I totally fell in love with this gorgeous creation??
Have a wonderful day sweetie!
XXX

Ira said...

Hi Ros,
pleased to meet you! I've spotted your more than stunning creation over at the Shabby Tearoom, it's awesome!! Congrats with your being their Guest Designer, it's well deserved!
I love your blog and wanted to become a follower, but for some obscure reason google won't let me, but I'll be back, ok, don't worry!
Take care, lots of creative greetings from the Netherlands, ~Ira

Ira said...

As long as you keep trying right :-)

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful creation, Ros! So interesting and unusual and wonderful. Love the dress pattern flowers to pieces. Thanks for inspiring us with your lovely work this week in the Tea Room.

june lanum said...

Ros you have reached a new level with this project it is fabulous

Linda Robinson said...

Congrats.. on being the GD over at TSTR.. So well deserved. You do wonderful work. And might I add this little creation you have here is Just FABULOUS.. That is why they chose you.. You never disappoint.. I LOVE IT!

Hugs, Linda

Julia Aston said...

Congrats on being the Shabby Tea Room Guest DT today Ros! love your creation! what great colors, design and wonderful flowers!

Debbie said...

Absolutley BEAUTIFUL, as always, Ros!! Thanks for bringing such lovely inspiration to the Tea Room each week -- we {heart} you :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun project Ros! Those flowers look beautiful & that sweet little bird is precious!

Deb Hickman said...

Congrats on been guest designer at TSTR this week. I just love your altered plant pot,it's a little work of art.The dressmaker pattern flowers are just gorgeous, I need to go searching for some old patterns.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Congrats.. on being the GDT...
oh my goodness... you are so talented... this project is so great... im stun!!!... you well deserved ROS!!!.... Amazing!!...i love it..xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous + stunning + amazing, very creative and very pretty! I love that crisp green + black, vintage pattern paper flowers, old watch face, there are just too many things to keep my eyes busy here, thanks for sharing this beautiful project Ros!

cindy said...

Loevly project. It so fun to see everyones take on the same challenge.

sari said...

Wow!!! Now that is truly a piece of art work! Love the sweet birds & great details!

PapierGirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ros! So many wonderful details - thanks for your wonderful inspiration! :)

Marjo said...

Awesome DT creation! Thanks for sharing all the details.

Hugs, Marjo

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