Created by Hand

Watercolour backgrounds” are the requirement at Created by Hand this week and a chance of winning a great prize as Suzanne from Quietfire Design celebrates their newsletter’s 7th anniversary! I’m taking part in an international Row Houses swap for the first time ever and have been diligently making these houses over the past couple of weeks – starting was the hardest part: Gathering the materials I wanted to use, working betwen the kitchen, my craft space and the lounge and reisiting the temptation to sit carving stamps every evening!!

Mixed Media Monday asked us to produce a piece of work with Paris as the theme, so I’ve tried to incorporate both of these lovely themes in one of the Row Houses. I used a page from an old book for the background and gave it a watercolour wash of blue/green and a little red mixed into the blue to create the mood. Then I used one of the Crafty Individuals images from the Miniatures series and embellished from there…

I haven’t mentioned it before, but I’m very proud to share a little personal news with you – There are 4 pieces of mine on the front page of the Crafty Individuals Gallery (Row 1 – 2nd and 5th; Row 2 – 1st; Row 5 – 1st).

Anyway, here’s the Parisian House!

The Answer across the Sea

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20 Comments

  1. beautiful!

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  2. Nice house/page. I like the way you incorporated all the different themes. PS thanks for leaving a comment on my blog

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  3. very beautiful colors and house !

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  4. wonderful background!! I love the image you used!!
    and Rosie Congrats!!!!

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  5. Kathy

     /  April 8, 2008

    This is very beautiful.

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  6. beautiful ,great color

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  7. Congratulations on being selected for the gallery.

    I love how you did the background on this piece.

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  8. Heather, Femmy – thank you!! 🙂

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  9. Thanks for your comment on my article on the Craft Critique blog 😉

    Heather

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  10. Sandy

     /  April 9, 2008

    Wow Rosie this is so wonderful and romantic. Stunning background. Love it.

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  11. Lovely house .. those background colours are just beautiful!
    ~xx Barb xx~

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  12. barnie

     /  April 9, 2008

    Rosie, your house looks fantastic, love the background and the image. Wonderful details.

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  13. WOOOWWW Rosie you did an AWESOME job of this!
    All the GORGEOUS colours!
    how do you store all these gorgeous tags?
    xx

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  14. mixedmediamonday

     /  April 9, 2008

    Lovely piece, Rosie! Great to see you back on MMM. Diane

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  15. Thanks Rosie
    it means a lot that you have given me a telling off LOL
    I promise I will behave

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  16. Tracey – you’d better, Mrs!! 😉

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  17. Love the parisian house. Its lush. Link for freebee paper now fixed Rosie and thanks for telling me

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  18. Ooh this is lovely! Sorry I haven’t dropped by for a while, I love all the work you’d done lately 😀

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  19. Really beautiful!

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  20. this beautiful with a capital B xx

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