Thursday, February 04, 2016

Mixed Media and Mishaps

Hello there ...

Well, DH recovered from his virus within a few days (he always does) but having kindly passed it around I'm struggling and my son has been quite ill for a while now ... Of course I want to fuss him but hey, he's a grown man and wont let me... They don't quite get it, that's what a Mum's does for the rest of her life..

On friday I had a mishap ... I have no idea how, what or why but DH discovered my cell phone in the washing up... I kid you not! We tried the usual things- placed it in a bowl of rice overnight but that thing was never going to come back to life...sigh
Fortunately I got a good deal on a new one and then had to email everyone to get their numbers again. At least I had downloaded most of my photos.
 
So... having completed my DT work I decided to play around with paints and stencils etc., Inspired by Gabrielle Pollacco's gorgeous canvas Here

I just used anything I had in my stash and this is my take


It's been a while since I got messy and just lost myself, I really enjoyed it... Plus I found a way to use my empty perfume bottles. They are often such pretty shapes and it seems a shame to toss them out... Using a pair of pliers it was easy(-ish) to remove the spray top


Actually I could add a real flower and a little water because the bottle is quite light - here's a few more photos


Yesterday I played around with water colour paints, trying to stay withing the lines whilst colouring has never been easy for me but I love to practice. Then again I love to see the paint randomly flow over the paper when drenched with water ... there's something relaxing and magical about it.
I'll share some things later in the week - 

Thanks for popping by

Have a good day

~ Ros ~
 

21 comments:

Darlene said...

WOW! This is AMAZING and absolutely GORGEOUS! Sorry your family has been ill ... I hope they are better soon.
Your designs always inspire me and I find this canvas overwhelming but excited to add it to my ToDo List ... what a beauty! Have a good day!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear about your phone!! If that happened to me, I'm not sure if I would be devastated or if I would do a happy dance...maybe both??lol. Your canvas is breathtaking Ros, love the colours and all your wispy white flowers! Just stunning! hugs :)

Ariadne said...

I am down with a cold too!Hope we all get better soon! I loved your card!AriadnefromGreece!

Maria said...

What a gorgeous piece of art, Ros! It surely could be framed...so pretty! Love all the texture and beautiful color! The perfume bottle with flowers is such a sweet touch! Sorry to hear you and family have been ill! I do hope you're all back to feeling your normal selves very soon!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful piece Ros, sorry to hear about your cell phone! : (

Kathy Krug said...

Just beautiful , Ros. Love Love the shades of blue and your perfume bottle vase. So very creative.

Greta said...

Drop dead gorgeous! I'm in awe, Ros--this is a masterpiece! Gorgeous color & elements & won't it be fun to put a real flower in your repurposed perfume bottle!

Mona Pendleton said...

Sending get well wishes your way Ros! Your project is stunning! I love all the texture and beautiful background! The flowers and butterfly look wonderful! A real work of art!

baileyrosy.com said...

Hope you are all feeling ticket boo soon our whole family has had the mange for a month now we keep sharing the love lol. As for the phone in the washing thats a new one ! What a stunning piece of art my goodness it has every thing, colour, texture, flowers and even a perfume bottle, love it.

Marie

Mac Mable said...

What great texture, colours and layering. Fabulous idea with the perfume bottle. Certainly made me happy when I saw this stunning creation x

Barbara said...

Wow, what a great card - comes with a real bouquet! And what a cleaver way to make use of those perfume bottles... Hope you're soon feeling 100% again!

Charlene said...

Sorry about the sickness going around, no fun! I love your canvas! The colors, all of it!!

Marina said...

Fabulous mixed media piece - really different and a great way to use the bottle.
Gasped with horror when i read about your phone! I once found my headphones in the guinea pig cage - no idea how they got there!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow!

Tracy said...

I LOVE her work! I can see the inspiration you obtained from her. Lots of beautiful texture and color and those sweet flowers in the little perfume bottle. Super sweet Ros. :-)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW not only am I in love with how you recycled that perfume bottle but I love the effortless way in which you created such a stunning canvas and used such beautiful colors
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Stella said...

I am so happy that we can text again :) And I hope you feel a bit better now!
Your cabvas is amazing; I love that color and you're a pro when it comes to mix and atch elements and techniques. WOW!
I hope to chat soon.....wishing it was April already :)
XXX

Sue Lelli said...

I can't believe I almost missed this! Absolutely STUNNING, Ros and I LOVE the bottle and the PRETTY colors and blooms! So wonderful!

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful canvas and your colors are fabulous as well. Sorry about your phone!

Diane said...

Oh no about your phone,,that is something I would do..lol...your canvas is gorgeous..wow..all those pretty details..how fun to create something 'just for you'! I love that you can add real flowers if you wish, too!!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful! I love the vibrant colors!

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