Thursday, 30 January 2014

Mosaic Bumblebee with Olive Frame

I've decided to add a bit more home decor to my range so I've created two mosaic bumblebees in hand painted frames. The frames have a lovely muted olive green slightly distressed finish. The bees have iridescent wings that shine with metallic gold and magenta, and they are surrounded by two shades of sky blue tiles. I really like the proportion of frame to mosaic, and the distressing and subtle colours give a lovely finished look to them.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Butterflies on Stone Mosaic Garden Hanging Decoration

Butterflies on Stone Mosaic Garden Ornament
Butterflies on Stone Mosaic Garden Decoration

A bit of mixed media added to my website today. The Butterflies on Stone Mosaic Hanging Decoration. The stones have hand painted butterflies on them. I've used layers of paint to create an interesting effect and to give them a metallic shine. The stones are then set into a mosaic on a hand cut base which has had a wire hanger added to it. The mosaic is made with shades of turquoise, blue and green and finished with a grey grout to bring the stones into the design. The back is painted with a sky blue weatherproof paint. All the materials used are weatherproof so the ornament could be used all year in the garden. But I think it would also look fab indoors, maybe in a bathroom.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Rambling Rose and Seed Heads Bird Boxes

Rambling Rose Bird Box
Seed Heads Bird Box

These two bird boxes have been hand painted with a slight distressed finish using layers of paint. Then both have had wire decoration applied to finish them. The first one has wire Rambling Roses that are hand painted pink and copper, and includes wire hearts on both sides of the box. The second box has wire flower Seed Heads all around the sides and front. Both are practical for the birds, and both are very pretty for your garden.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Blossom & Butterflies Mosaic Garden Bird Bath

Blossom & Butterflies Mosaic Bird Bath

Blossom & Butterflies Mosaic Bird Bath

This Blossom and Butterflies design has a random pattern made with white blossom flowers, tiny blue butterflies and jade, apple and mint green leaves. I seem to either go fabric or ceramic with my mosaic designs. This one is definitely a fabric style pattern.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Cream Roses Mosaic Garden Bird Bath

Cream Roses Mosaic Garden Bird Bath

Another new design. Cream Roses. This time I wanted to add to the flower bird baths that I've got. At the moment I've only got daisies, so I thought I'd add some roses. I also wanted a light, airy feel to the design, so I used cream for the roses, and two light shades of jade green for the leaves and background. The rest of the design is finished with pastel aqua blue which has the feeling of a summer sky. It's a lovely shabby chic looking bird bath that would look great in a border, or used as a feature ornament.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Spanish Garden Mosaic Bird Bath

Spanish Garden Mosaic Bird Bath

First addition of 2014 to my website, this Spanish Garden Bird Bath has a mosaic made with deep blues and whites that you'd find in Mediterranean ceramics. Especially pots for the garden. The geometric design also reminds me of tiled floors in Spain. It's a great bird bath to add a bit of atmosphere and colour to the garden, while also being practical for the birds.

I've for loads of new ideas for designs, so keep an eye on my website for more new listings soon.