Thursday, August 29, 2013

Paddling ......

Hi there ...

Thanks so much for your well wishes ... my shoulder is still troubling me but creating helps to take my mind away from it.... until I try to reach for something Lol!
 I'm amazed at how many of you suffer the same thing ... getting older can be painful!

My brother is a wonderful photographer - he takes lots of shots of his grandchildren ... Sophia and Ross ... Cousins who adore each other even though they don't get to see each other that much ...



I loved this shot and made a wall hanging for this weeks 


You know I never throw anything away ... and I keep boxes - lots of them!  I had a card box which was 20 x 27cms and I thought the lid would be great to use as the base for my wall hanging because it has a lip on so it could be hung easily ...  I sprayed it in silver and then reinforced the inside with another piece of card


I had fun making this piece ... playing with lots of different things - starting by printing a grey digital paper onto canvas paper


I tore pieces from left over piece of DP and adhered them with Gesso and used white acrylic paint randomly over the papers before mixing it with some red to get the right shade of bright pink ...


I found a stencil in one of my cupboards that I must have bought years ago for something? A rose ... so using Molding paste I stencilled it onto the paper and when dry I added some of the mixed acrylic paint ... I also used Molding paste on the left hand side and pressed my brick embossing folder into it ... Ok it isn't very clear but it did give some texture ...
I also used bubble wrap with the pink paint and dabbed white paint over that and sprayed glimmer mist randomly


The photo was mounted on a piece of cardstock that I stamped first with white ink and then used my fingers to rub some of the ink around the edge of the card and tucked some muslin behind after stamping a verse onto the paper


Tattered Rose glimmer mist was also sprayed over my large flower which I made using 2 different flowers and distress inks were used on the shells  - I sprayed the chipboard wings and the word 'Family' with silver spray paint before adhering them and finally added some rhinestones and 2 pearls for the 2 little angels in the photo
The whole page was then glued to a piece of silver CS and that was glued in turn to the box lid!

I'm really enjoying experimenting in mixed media ... and Mona and Sue's creations are always so inspiring ... hop over to the blog and take a look!

Till soon ... stay safe

~ Ros ~








22 comments:

Sylvia said...

You made such a gorgeous piece, Ros, love what you did with these colors! I wanted to play, but these are not colors I enjoy using so much, this piece is perfect! Have a beautiful Thursday!

Diane said...

I love this Ros...really, reallay beautiful...such cute children, too!! I had so wanted to do this challenge this week, but we are leaving here shortly and my time ran out...but I wish you the best of luck with the challenge, it looks like a winner to me, and I will keep my fingers crossed. And I have a box sitting here all ready to go, but addressed, it is bulging and not all would go in...so when I get back I hope to get it in the post to you....have a nice weekend!!

Diane said...

I love this Ros...really, reallay beautiful...such cute children, too!! I had so wanted to do this challenge this week, but we are leaving here shortly and my time ran out...but I wish you the best of luck with the challenge, it looks like a winner to me, and I will keep my fingers crossed. And I have a box sitting here all ready to go, but addressed, it is bulging and not all would go in...so when I get back I hope to get it in the post to you....have a nice weekend!!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Ros, this is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE the muslin and the shells with the pearls and the flowers! LOVE your molding paste and rose and how it all surrounds that GORGEOUS photo! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Ira Huberts said...

Now here's what I call a family effort! Your brother has made a truly wonderful photo of those two sweet children and you've only enhanced it by creating a gorgeous page around them! A really beautiful and heartfelt creation! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Hi Ros~ I love what you did with this delightful photo! Don't think it could be framed in any better way. Great work!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Astrid Maclean said...

Amazing project, great photo and I love how the other elements pick up the colours! Wonderful composition too!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I just love the way that brink pink plays off her little suit! What a beautiful canvas!

Tracy said...

Okay let me scrape my chin up off the floor. This is magnificent! I can just see you sitting at your crafty table covered in paint, mist, and paste with a huge smile on your face. You have really created a work of art with that darling photo. Hugs!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a gorgeous project Ros! I love the beautiful photo with the wings peeking out! All the seashells add a nice touch of texture and that background is so oh so pretty! Thank you so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge! Hope your shoulder feels better!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is such a great photo Ros, you were right about your brother's talent! I love what you did with that precious photo too, bubbles wrap stamping, awesome!

Oh yes, tell me about aches and pains, I painted another room on Monday, and my body ached so much that I couldn't sleep that night, I learn how to slow down the next day, oh ya, old age, sigh.....

Linda R said...

I just love the way this Mixed Media project turned out. And that photo is adorable. I Love it.

Hugs~

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful way to highlight this sweet pics of the cousins! A beautiful arrangement of stenciling, shells, and flowers!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful way to highlight this sweet pics of the cousins! A beautiful arrangement of stenciling, shells, and flowers!

Elo Bibie said...

So beautiful

Angie said...

Gorgeous art piece!!! Beautiful layout! Love that SWEET photo! You did a gorgeous job building around the photo!

Sasha said...

This is beautiful, Ros! Such wonderful photography to work with, and you have added some beautiful embellishments to complete your very pretty wall hanging x

♥Jan♥ said...

Wow Ros, you are such an amazing artist. I LOVE THIS !!! WOW. and some hugs too !! -J-

Charlene said...

This is just spectular Ros!!!!

Davi said...

Ros your mixed media piece is fabulous!! I love the colors and stenciling, perfect to go with the darling pic ;)

Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous mixed media project you created, Ros! Love all the texture and sweet photo! It's precious! Hope your shoulder improves soon!

mollymoo951 said...

What a lovely page! Love that rose stencil you found. I've got to try bubble wrap & acrylic paint! It looks wonderful!

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