Monday, 17 August 2015

Let me introduce you to Rose ………


Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing my second project of the month for Country View Challenges. The theme of our challenge is "Summertime" and as roses are for me the epitome of summer I decided to create a Rose  canvas. The first time I saw this little girl in the Photobooth pack I just knew she was called Rose! and I have been waiting for the opportunity of using her in a project.


I am afraid there are no step by steps as for some reason I completely forgot to take any photographs! 


The canvas was prepped with gesso and I created texture using paste, layering stencils and some fussy cut flowers. 


Then a little overstamping and spritzing before layering a collage of papers from some old (and much loved) Graphic 45 paper packs.


The layering is quite deep and has been achieved by placing each separate layer on piece of heavy grey board rather than using foam pads. This gives everything a lot more stability.


Once everything was stuck down I used Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain to provide a shadow around the collage and dry brushed gesso here and there to give it a more shabby look.


As I find it very difficult to grow roses here in Shetland (other than the Rosa Rugosas), this is a little bit of rose Summer here in the house along with that gorgeous smile from Rose herself.

As usual thank you for joining me here today and I wish you all a crafty week ahead!

Jennie x


10 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a fabulous piece of art. The layout is perfect and colours are so beautifully delicate, I love it :)

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love this!!! What a gorgeous pastel canvas. Pinned! -- Mary Elizabeth

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Jennie!! Wonderful splashy background and I love those beautiful flower images! Your handmade flower is just as stunning as always, love it! hugs :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Just beautiful Jennie and Rose is just the perfect name for this sweet little girl! The gorgeous pastel tones and those beautiful G45 elements, make for the most perfect composition! A truly stunning canvas!!

butterfly said...

Caught a glimpse of this over at CVC - lovely to see all the beautiful details close up. Gorgeous!
Alison x

Redanne said...

She really does look like a Rose and you have surrounded her by so many beautiful pieces of ephemera. I like how you layered up with the grey board too, such a clever idea. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

This is really lovely, Jennie! What a wonderful shabby background topped with the most beautiful roses and delicate home made flowers. Rose is the perfect centerpiece to this fantastic composition! This is breath taking!

Anonymous said...

Wat is dit mooi Jennie !!!!
Schitterend is dit gemaakt .
Jannie

Paula Cheney said...

this is just beautiful Jennie...stunning!

Marci said...

Incredibly beautiful !