Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.
Today we start a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday - 'Crowning Glory'. You can make whatever you like as long as there is a crown on it. You can see some nice examples on our blog. The challenge runs for 2 weeks, as always, so hope to see you there.
I painted the background of my tag with acrylics and sprinkled it with Frantage EP while it was still wet. I chose roses are they are for me the queen of flowers and deserve a crown.The roses are rub-ons, and have been treated with crackle glaze and antiquing paste. The other roses are the last of my real, dried ones, dipped into white paint and glittered. The wings and crown were also glazed and distressed, as was the butterfly. I mounted the tag onto a second tag made of peeled cardboard, painted with gesso.
I am also linking to Mixed Media Monthly, May flowers.
At Tag Tuesday our new theme is 'Down on the farm'. I used an image from Gecko Galz. I printed the centre part twice, and crackle glazed the top layer. I added a duck pond and the farm dog with some plants along the bottom.
And last but not least, I painted another bottle for Moo Mania and More. I worked on black gesso mixed with a little blue for the background, and drew the bottle with pastel chalks. The photos are not very good as I took them by electric light, which alters the colours.
This one was digitally altered
I had lots of feathered visitors today. The jays are my most frequent visitors:
But the magpie came by for a hand out, too:
The pigeon sat a long time in the tree watching before she decided to come for a visit.
By the time she got here, the bird seed had been eaten. I told her to sit still and I would get her a slice of bread.
She let me take her photos, and then flew off with the whole slice of bread in her beak - too funny!
Have a good day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!