Saturday, May 09, 2015

Vintage Garden

Good morning from a cold and wet Liverpool
I'm really fed up of the rain and the cold but in a weeks' time I will be flying off to spend a few days in a warmer part of the world thanks goodness!

Today I have a little mixed media piece to share ... my blog friend Pamellia has started her own Mixed Media challenge blog Here 


So to support her first challenge I pulled out my paints and stencils and trinkets...
The challenge is a Vintage Garden


You can see the many paints I used on that stencilled background ... The wooden items also took 3 different embossing powders, Silver, copper and distressed walnut - some of the wood border was originally a frame that I broke apart ... I knew they'd come in handy some day


The tree was made from styrofoam ... I cut a shape from a styrofoam ball and added two different paints - hot glued a small twig and voila!


The little angel was a gift from my friend Sue Lelli and I had to add it ... I smeared 2 more paints over it to make it look aged and moss covered

The challenge at Just Us Girls this week is embossing 


So I'll enter it there too.....

It's not often I do mixed media but given that it was such a wet and dismal day it was fun to sit for an afternoon and just get covered in paint

Have a beautiful weekend ...

Till son

~ Ros ~

23 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

OMG!!! Ros this is brilliant!!! I am totally in love with that styrofoam tree!!! Did you touch my heart with this piece of art of what??? You should see me grinning here at my desk and trying to find right words to describe how much I LOOOOOVE this piece!
Anyways, I think you get the point...
Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute Vintage Garden Challenge!
Hugs :)
Samra DT

Pawsitively Creative said...

Squeal! That 3D tree is genius, how awesome sauce! Your use of the embossing powders on the fencing part is splendid! What a wonderful vintage garden you have created here and it looks like fun. So glad you were able to spend a dreary day getting inky and messy!

Thanks for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

Kara Lynne said...

You really captured the look of a vintage garden perfectly! So much detail in your design!

Greta said...

A work of art! You're one of those people who can do absolutely anything, Ros--I'd think Mixed Media was your specialty looking at this! Come on over to my house--in the 80s with lots of sun & we could have a great time visiting!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sorry to hear about the rain, hope I could send some sunshine over!
Lovely vintage garden you have created!

Linda Breedlove said...

I have to chime in and say your tree is a masterpiece... so neat, Ros! Love your brickwork background, the ivy and the amazing fence/birdhouse piece! Delightful project!!!

Maria said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous vintage creation, Ros! I love every inch of it from the fab tree, angel, fence...all of it...so pretty!!!

Charlene said...

What an awesome mixed media piece! So creative with the tree and all the goodies !!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! This a realy masterpiece! So beautifully done!

Robyn Oliver said...

WOW Ros, your vintage garden is fabulous, I love all the elements and how you created them...so pretty

Manuela said...

a wonderful masterpiece, lovely mini garden!

Pamellia Johnson said...

OMG!!!!!! Ros, I almost fell off my chair when I saw your thumbnail this morning, I am blown away!!! First of all, you really made me smile with your sweet compliments, I am so honoured that you made this beauty just for our challenge! Thank you so much for your support, I am just tickled pink!!

Secondly...OMG!!! This is amazing, your brick background is so wonderful, I am loving those blended blues! Your tree is made from styrofoam, what!!! Genius! The fence texture is brilliant, great use of embossing powders! I have always been a fan of your creativity and style, but today I am just over the moon!! I am so thrilled you have joined us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Thank you so much Ros! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful vintage garden, Ros, love the brick wall background and all the lovely bits! Beautiful color as well...trying to catch up this morning!

Cec said...

What a fabulous canvas. I love the colours of the background but the ivy vines and the tree are especially fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
Hugs!
Cec

Stella said...

I am smitten and in awe...Sweetie you are fab with mixed media. This is a jaw dropper. I LOVE it!
XXXXX

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a fantastic mixed media piece Ros! Love the colours and the brick background. What a beautiful entry to Pamellia's new venture! Hugs :)

Tracy said...

Wow! I was wondering if you had glued egg shells on that tree at first. Cool effect from the Styrofoam. I bet you had tons of fun playing with all the things you used to create this. :-)

Barbara said...

I agree with all the above: OMG! What a fantastic piece you created there - that must have taken that first challenge off the ground in no time!

Chris D. said...

Holy Crow! This Is STUNNING!! That brick background, that tree! (styrofoam - brilliant!), the lovely angel! Wow! Jaw dropping gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Diane said...

Oh wow...this is so pretty...the bricks are a beautiful color, and look at all those gorgeous details...a masterpiece once again!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! What a darling, little scene! I soooo wish I could reach right through this screen and run my fingers across this beauty. Stunning!

Cheryl said...

Your little scene is amazing!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Marina said...

A Stunning creation.

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