Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Touch of Spring

I found myself drawn to brighter colors today.  Maybe I need a touch of Spring.




Because, this is what I'm seeing outside right now.




My autumn joy looks like cotton balls.




I painted a couple frames in shades of blue.  Why not add a little color to a tin can too.






My casual piece of art is an old postcard image I printed onto muslin (Click HERE to see how I did it).  I gave it a slight bluish tint.  I also wanted it to fade.




Although you can use dye, I just dunked the material in watered down acrylic paint.  I rinsed it a bit, wrung it out, and let it dry.  I left the wrinkles, and glued it to a piece of board.  The frame color compliments it.








Just looked out the window, and we're really getting slammed.  It's suppose to continue for hours, and hours, and........Ready for Spring.  How about you?
 
 

33 comments:

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh, Rosemary.....THIS piece is speakin' to my shabby chic heart!!!! It's just BEAUTIFUL!!! ♥ Would you consider creating one for me and leaving it unframed? I'd like to glue it on a stretched canvas frame. Let me know if you would do this for me and how much you would charge.

xoxo laurie

Cynthia said...

This is gorgeous!! Great job as always.

Cynthia

Anne said...

Pretty frame Rosemary and that graphic too! Ahh yes we in that same storm you have.Yes we are all ready for spring!
xx
Anne

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is really lovely, Rosemary! Love seeing your snow pictures so I can see what I'll be getting tonight into tomorrow. : ) It is supposed to be in the 50's in a couple of days, so it won't be around long anyway.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Gorgeous, Rosemary! You're so talented and have such a wonderful eye for this! Send a little snow to Georgia, please! I love it!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So pretty and such a unique technique! Stay warm, Spring will be here soon!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Okio B Designs said...

Oh my, that's a lot of snow! We're waiting to get slammed tomorrow night. I'm with you: come on spring! Love your pieces.

Jeanine

Pendra said...

We just finished digging out...we had a least 12". Our poor little cocker spaniel can't even get out into the yard, it's way deeper than her. Our neighbors must think we are nuts, out digging paths all over the yard...LOL! Your beauties make me yearn for Spring!! Lovely!
Hip deep in Minnesota,
Pendra

The Refeathered Roost said...

Love that shade of blue! So happy we are just to get rain as much as I love the snow. Stay warm!

Olive said...

Your soft blues are very pretty. I am ready for and and warmth. We have no snow of course but I dislike cold of any kind.

Barbara Jean said...

I LOVE your framed piece...it looks really old. I thought you'd been thrifting!

Thanks for sharing how you do things.

blessings
barb

Barbara Jean said...

PS love all the blues you are doing. think we are all in the mood for those
Spring colors. And for Spring. =)

b

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love the blue! We're suppose to get snow on Thursday! I love the winter but I'm soooooo ready for spring!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

It is so very beautiful...the "quiet snow"....but you have had enough!...Glad you are focusing on your beautiful Spring creations on this wintery day!!...Stay warm Rosemary!!

Brandi said...

Although we didn't get any snow, I am with ya- bring on spring. Your pieces are lovely. The perfect project to cure the winter blues.

Createology said...

I love the soft blues you have used today. Spring awaits...

Karen said...

Oh so beautiful Rosemary. We're supposed to get snow and sleet for the next two days. I'm more than ready for spring!

Maureen said...

I think you have more snow than I do. I'm getting a bit "shacky wacky" and those blues are certainly drawing me in!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I would love to have some snow--but I am starting to think we aren't going to get any this year. My lilac's have buds and bulb flowers are starting to bloom--and I am very excited for spring! Kind of missing the snow this year though. Looks like you have your snow..and ours! :)

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
So very pretty, love the frames. I hope you & your family have dug your way out of all of the snow...
All the Best,
Christine

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Very pretty and really DOES look vintage! Great job!

Victoria said...

Ohhhh that is gorgeous Rosemary!!! I'm going to check out your technique for this, although I'd never attempt it because it wouldn't turn out as beautiful as yours!

The snow does look really pretty!

Bliss said...

Love it. That process is a winner every time you use it.

Bliss

Sherry said...

How pretty Rosemary! Aren't you ready for winter to take a break! We even to snow as far down the state as Olney today! UGH!
To happy spring days, maybe this weekend!
Sherry

Curtains in My Tree said...

LOves your Blues LOL

I love the snow also I stayed home 3 days from work when the snow came through Missouri last couple weeks ago

I kept my birds well feed and set at the computer admiring your blog post

Kim said...

Rosemary, I've been a huge fan of yours for a long time. Your ability to transform a piece is unsurpassed. Great job once again!
xoxo,
Kim

Audra said...

Beautiful as always! Great minds think alike...today I hung silk duponi curtains I found at an estate sale in my master bedroom and with the last two I hung them over the shower (enclosed by ugly glass doors) to cover the not so pretty doors. What a difference this color has made...spring has sprung. I am constantly inspired by you!

Decor & Harmony said...

This shade of blue just perked me up:) Very nice. I'm ready for Spring too! Please don't send your bad weather to Ohio.

Pam♥ said...

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CatieAn said...

doing some blog hopping today and am so glad I did. Love what you did here...it is very pretty and unique...just what I need...something new to try!!!

Hope your snow melts soon

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

With another 2 feet of snow your color choice definitely invites spring to hurry up!
Just beautiful!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

To be honest Rosemary, I've never experienced living in snow, so I can't imagine how it feels to be surrounded by it for months. But I know like you I'd be trying to brighten my world up with pretty crafts. Love the blue hues you've used for these projects. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I'm featuring this post in my Shabbilicious Friday spring touches tomrorrow Rosemary.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne