Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart

One World One Heart the wonderful creation of Lisa Swifka to commorate her Mum. This is the fifth and final year and I am proud to be part of the adventure. Just click on the link to see more.
Here's what I'd love you to have....its a wooden tag which has been painted white and has a piece of embossed paper adhered to the surface. I have glued a metal butterfly onto it. I have wiped over the surface with an iridescent paint to give it a shine. I raided my daughter's beads and dangled them from the butterfly. I have to admit though....I think it looks better in real life. I do have a couple more but I am a little behind (see previous post).

One World One Heart
I came across this event last year and being a new blogger I was hesitant to participate. This year is different. I'd love to see some new faces, no offense to my regulars, you are awesome!!! You have to admit though, it's always good to meet new peeps and discover new places, thats whats soooo fantastic about One World One Heart and because I love to give, its perfect!
I should introduce myself. My name is Ros and of course I love ART.
When you visit please take the time to check out some of my stuff. I hope I can inspire you in some small way. I love textures and all types of mixed media and as you will read, I haven't found my niche yet so I just have fun dabbling in everything. I love the idea of exchanging art and the thought of a small piece of my art going to someone in another part of the world will make me feel fantastic! (Swoon! I feel an Oprah moment coming on). I hope you like my piece of art and I'd love to give it to you. Looking forward to your visit. Drop me a comment. I am getting quite excited at the thought of meeting you!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A heavy heart

It's with a very sad and heavy heart that I tell you that we lost our beautiful Narla today. She suffered an internal bleed and thankfully she was in no pain and didn't suffer. What a beautiful companion she was to hubby and I. She will be greatly missed.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sun Sand & a Drippy Red Ice Block

I was on a roll. Get dirty or go home is my motto... so while I was down and dirty this was created. Looking back over the photos it reminded me of the days at the beach when I was young. And NO I didn't have a swimsuit or bathing hat like this one!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Friendship page

I know its a little self indulgent but I suppose I should show you a some of my 'stuff'. This page is my latest page, yet to find a home in someone elses journal. I have got NO IDEA how I got the background this way but suffice to say, there was a lot of sanding involved. Oh and all friendship pages are 8 x 8 and on cardboard (actually in Beth's case) on a mini canvas.

Friendship Pages

What a talented bunch! No theme is set and anything goes. We started off our journal with a title page which we all did together. Here is a sample of the incredible work done by the girls.

Peggy's Page

Nan's Page

Cheryl's Page

Beth's Page

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Artists United!

Every month a small group of girls get together for our Decorative Artists Association meetings. For the last year or so we have been swapping Friendship pages which we display in an album. Its just a way of giving each other a little piece of our art and hopefully inspiration or technique to use in the future. So..... over the next few posts I'll treat you to some of the beautiful pieces I have received and some of my own as well. Firstly we decorated the cover of our albums. Here is a picture of my album cover. I have to admit, I haven't painted the back cover yet.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Busy Days

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and Pistachio Persian Fairy Floss and Red Sprinkles
Emma's Card

Abbie's Card

Greek Lamb Burger & Jess

Chorizo & Haloumi Burger
Just had a few busy days with my little nieces, Abbie and Emma. It was lovely to have some time with them as they have just returned from living in Dubai. Looking back over the photos, I didn't realize we did so much! Fortunately for me they lurrrrvve to do all the things that Aunty Rossy lurrrvvves to do. We finished off the visit with a trip to Newtown to see cousin Jess and partner Lachlan and do lunch. Check the size of these burgers! We went to MOO. Needless to say, we won't be eating dinner.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Four Happy Chipmunks

Lynn Karen Ros Cheryl

Its way too hard to feel any sort of happy vibes at the moment what with the TV showing the devastation the floods have caused in Queensland. Just for a small amount of time though a couple of friends and myself got together to oooh, aaahhhh, pat, purr, and salivate over our friend Lynn's recent blog win from Lesley over at Harmony Road Studio. They look even better in the flesh and we couldn't stop looking at them! It seemed surreal to think that these gorgeous pieces of art were created by a person from the other side of the world! Thanks Lesley, although it was Lynn's win we all benefitted! We have hopes of getting together again to create a few tags of our own, if we can only stop looking at them!
On another note I'd like to tell you about some amazing artists who are helping to raise money for the flood victims. Take a visit to Jillygg as she has organized a silent auction of some fantastic artwork from some very talented and generous artists.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Two Tidy looking Cards

Tidy?? I don't think so! I did make these in a bit of a hurry but all in all they turned out OK. You know when you're getting ready for an outing with the hubby and you get a sudden urge to make something. Even as my darling husband threateningly uttered those famous last words, "I'm getting the car out"! I was still hurriedly adding bits.

The card with the red button is one I sent to some friends who I'd forgotten to send a Christmas card to. The stamps used are quite unusual and the set was given to me for Christmas by my son. They are so cute!

Friday, January 7, 2011

At Risk

Flash fried Scallops on a bed of Chorizo and Red Capsicum
At the risk of turning this into a foodie blog I really have to share this recipe we had for our entree at christmas lunch.

It was quite simple really. You just finely chop chorizo, chargrilled red capsicum and onion and fry in a little butter, garlic and smoked paprika. Clean the pan and add a little oil (and butter if you like) and heat until really hot. Quickly flash fry the scallops on each side. Spoon Chorizo onto cleaned scallop shells and top with scallops and dust with something green. These little darlings tasted divine and we're quite filling so don't be tempted (like me) and serve too many aspecially if its going to be an entree.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One layer card

Now that I have a little more time I can indulge my passion and participate in this months challenge at Inkurable Stampers.
I stamped SU french flair with brown stazon onto gloss white paper. After letting it dry I sanded vertically and then horizontally until the paper had lost its gloss. Then I sponged over with SU Pumpkin Pie and Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen and when dry I sanded it again. Next I sprayed water over and sponged off some of the ink drying it thoroughly with the heat gun and finally sanded again. Stamped the Darkroom Door Art de Fleur image and sentiment with brown stazon. Distressed the edges and attached some copper tape ( I think its usually used for stained glass windows) and fashioned a rosette flower with a bit of bling (does this look familiar Lynn?). Finally I attached it to lime green card stock.

Little Cherry Tarts

How gorgeous! I did make these to give away as gifts to my friends but they didn't get passed the front door.