Thursday, August 01, 2013

A Mixed Media Challenge

Hello there ... 

It's the first day of August and we are expecting a Spanish Plume today ... that means very hot weather! A big difference from yesterday when it was cool, wet and stormy - which is generally how it is when we have a funeral to attend...

At the weekend my sweet great nephew Ross paid us a visit with his Grandfather and he loves to play on my computer making videos of himself being silly ... So whilst he played I played ... 

I've wanted to join in Mona's Mixed Media Colour Challenge for a while even though I have limited supplies ... But I did improvise a little ...

This is the colour scheme


I started with this little tin - the smallest from a set of 3, which, you as you can see, had faded badly from sitting on my windowsill


And this is the end result 


After covering the top and sides with papers I got out my paints and used some bubble wrap to make those white dots and used my fingers and a wet tissue to smear some paint over the paper



I don't have any stencils so I cut a heart shape from a piece of plastic and used modelling paste mixed with paint to make those hearts ... and I dragged a cocktail stick through the sides to get some texture ... Ok, they are not perfect but that's what mixed media is about isn't it ... creativity?


I also used Washi tape, rubons, stamps, lace, distress ink, a pen nib, a couple of sparkly stones and a rose ...


Well it looks a little brighter than before ... Now I have 2 more to do

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~







18 comments:

keren said...

Oooo- lovely! What a transformation. And what a great challenge too. Know what you mean about making silly videos; we have a few here who like doing exactly the same!!

Sylvia said...

Such a beautiful box, Ros, is it metal or card board? Love what you did with it, the coverings are beautiful. Have a blessed Thursday!

Charlene said...

Spectular box Ros!!!!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a beautiful altered tin Ros! Love the dimensional hearts and the distressed photo of the Eiffel Tower! Thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Tracy said...

Aren't all those mixed media goodies so much fun. I think you gave your little box a wonderful face lift. Hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

Ros, this just goes to show you that you don't need a lot of supplies to make something Wonderful! LOVE how you transformed this tin! The hearts and your details and steps work so well together! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Ira Huberts said...

Now THAT's what I call a makeover! Gosh, this is unbelievably pretty Ros! Can't help seeing you altering your box sitting right there on Montmartre square! Love the powerful reds, awesome! Hugs, Ira x

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Heidi said...

Beautiful work!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Lynn said...

How pretty! I love all the texture and "little bits" you added.

Davi said...

Beautiful Ros!! I love the hearts and cool dimension you created for your box ;)

Zue said...

Clever, and a very useful little tin. I like the effect of bubble wrap!
Sue xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is such a sweet and lovely piece Ros!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Ros I love how you changed your tin box it is now so beautiful to look at in the pink colors.
Anni

Maria said...

Oh, my! What a gorgeous creation you made here, Ros! Love the Eiffel Tower and hearts! You did a marvelous job on this mixed media project...love it!

Julia Aston said...

How very creative to use what you have to create - this box is wonderful! love the bright red - the Paris theme - and being able to reuse that tile!

Sasha said...

Your altered tin looks beautiful, Ros! I love your romantic Parisian theme x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ros, this is sensational!! You are a very talented artist!!

Diane said...

Wow, Ros...I LOVE this.....you did a wonderful job with this!!! I had thought of doing this challenge a few times right after they started it, but was scared to try!! Have a wonderful week my firend!!

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