Saturday, February 21, 2009

ABAA - Rocks

So, over at the Awfully Big Art Adventure they offered up a very interesting challenge:  to alter a rock.  Any old rock.  

Living practically on the Eastern Shore, I found it quite difficult to locate a rock!  

As luck would have it I found a good specimen while walking the dogs.  

This is what it became:

First I painted it with Gesso to get a good working surface.  Next I leafed it in Variegated Gold Leaf:  That is what gives it the mottled appearance.

Next I applied the flower rub on and accented it with a little flower and rhine stone brad.  

Then I made the curly-que.  It says "You can find inspiration in anything"

I made the butterfly out of stickers and a little plastic butterfly I had.

Lastly, I adhered the entire thing to a felt flower.  

A very enjoyable project!  (and a beautiful paperweight!) 


Rosie said...

That's great work Jendy - love what you've done with your rock, especially the gold leaf, and the felt base is an inspired touch. Thanks for taking part in our challenge again!
Rosie ABAA

Linda said...

Jendy that is so pretty... there are lots of lovely ideas there; I especially like the quote and the way you did it.
Linda x

Virginia said...

Jendy your rock is gorgeous.Love the quote..

AliMayes said...

So imaginative!
Ali xx

Kimmie said...

So happy, creative and beautiful! I love the golds, yellows and oranges .... this will be a lovely thing to keep somewhere special!

Smullis said...

Just beautiful! It's so cheery and fun! Thanks for sharing.

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful work!!!

Jan said...

This is a lovely idea Jendy - love the colours and the quote

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your rock is brilliant, enjoyed reading all the details, Great choice of verse and Love the flower AND the colors you chose = Super!

Jaqi said...

Wow, this is stunning, what a great example, Jaqi