Monday, March 17, 2014

Hand Painted Roses - Altered Art Project

Shabby Chic Bud  Vase

Last week was beautiful.  Sunny and in the 60's!
After a long and snowy winter and being cooped up for weeks....  it seems....  I decided to take advantage of the good weather and take a day trip.  Of course.... I ended up at our local flea market.  I found lots of great stuff and will be sharing some of my finds and altered projects.
I found a bunch of bottles for $1 to $2 each depending on size.  I bought several.
My darling husband brings me roses quite often.  Sometimes a bouquet and sometimes singles.  I have lots of beautiful vases for the bouquets but never have anything for a single rose.  This bottle is the perfect height for a long stem rose.
Not much on it's own.....  I decided to paint it.  I painted pink roses all the way around.  It was pretty but it needed something more.  I took sand paper and lightly distressed the roses to give it an "aged effect.  Then got out my bits and pieces box and went to work....  adding layers of hand dyed laces, hand made roses, scrunched ribbons, glitter and paper flowers.   
Now I LOVE it!
Because this one turned out so pretty.... I think a grouping would be lovely.  I'm planning to make at least two more in graduated sizes.  Sharing when I get them done.
Now my hubby needs to bring me roses!

Have a wonderful week!

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Heidi Kay @ Muslin and Merlot said...

So pretty! Your whole site is pretty :-). Love the little burlap roses.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

You did a beautiful job on your bud vase...the whole vignette looks gorgeous! Hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! I love altered bottles and yours is simply gorgeous!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the altered bottles - a grouping would look beautiful. My favorites are the crochet doily roses.

Angela Wisler said...

Very pretty and creative. Love the layers of lace. It's a bottle fit for a genie princess!!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Elizabeth,you made the bottle soooooo pretty. LOve the little vignette. x

LV said...

Lovely things. You did very well with your ideas. Job well done.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Elizabeth, it's so pretty and delicate looking. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

The roses are beautiful - love this artwork! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Anonymous said...

Your work is always so beautiful, Elizabeth. Just saw you featured at Beverly's and ran right over.