.................and a special Happy Mother's Day to my own Mum (who I'm cooking dinner for today poor thing, lol), to my beautiful daughter Jenna who is doing a fab job as Mum to Izzy and Charlie and last but by no means least to my lovely DIL, Yvonne who is the best Stepmum ever I could wish on my granddaughter Alexa.
Now on to my creation for the PaperArtsy Blog Challenge for this week. There were three designers who inspired me this week, Brenda Brown's fab tag, Deborah Wainwright's gorgeous Spring wreath and Jo Myhill's lovely tulips in a rusted planter. Sadly, I only had time for one (because I fell asleep after tea last night ;D) and I chose the fun project by Jo Myhill because it involved rusting powder! I bought some of this powder from PaperArtsy many moons ago and have never had the courage to try it so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity. As usual I won't give the method details as Jo does that better than me over on the PA Blog and you can see her post HERE but there are quite a few pics.
I used a ring pull can for my planter & here it's just waiting for the rusting, oooer!
I got rather messy and very stinky with vinegar and the rusting powder and was rather disappointed with my results after about an hour of messing.
However, I tootled off for the supermarket shop and when I came back it had rusted rather nicely ;D! I wish it had run down the can more though like Jo's did but not bad for a first.
Now for a few pics of the tulips!
I took this closeup indoors to try and show the hints of Treasure Gold colours, Onyxite and Royal Amethyst.
And here's the whole thing. Quite effective I think!
Off to do my link up to the PA Blog challenge now and then crack on with dinner preparations. I hope you all have a lovely Sunday however you are spending it today.
Thanks for visiting and until next time .............