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« on: August 02, 2009 12:27:45 PM »

Say hello to my new friend:

I think I must give her a name!!!

When I saw this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314224.0 I fell in love with these painted stones and decided that all the stones I had used to mark the borders of some flower beds, and which I had since then removed, just HAD to be used for this!!!

So I grabbed some old paint I had lying around (some acrylic, some I don't even know what it is but worked fine!), got out my brushes, defined the contours with a black permanent marker, and after several layers of a transparent spray for outdoors stuff, here's what I got:

group shot 1

and 2: notice the back of the ladybug and focus on the mushrooms

close up of a 'shroom - my fave one because of the shape

action shot in the garden: overall

and close up

close up of the funny insect

in place

close up... I love how it looks like it is looking up at you!

green with flowers

which holds down the corner of the fake green under the gazebo (the cat loves to turn it up and play...)

and to finish, two abstract ones that will remain indoors - one purple/lilac to keep open the living room French doors (living room is all lilac):

and one blue and bubbly which makes me think of the sea (or at least a nice pool) which I'm keeping as a paperweight (it's the smallest of them all)
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009 12:44:34 PM »

I want some!!!  This is a spectacular idea!  I always have too many boring looking rocks in my yard (no matter where I live, it seems...), and the possibilities are endless with something like this.  Plus, they'd make super cute gifts for housewarming presents, or someone who likes gardening, or just hanging out outside.  You're a genius! I think my very favorite is the water bubbly one.

I'm hitting this rocks, because it does, but also because I have a lame sense of humor, and I think it would be funny...Har!

xox Callie
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009 01:23:47 PM »

thank you, but I don't want to take the merits away from the post I linked, which gave me the idea! I like how they turned out and I'm planning to do more (I might have to buy some paint though, these leftovers were quite bad!) both for my house/garden, and for presents... btw the bubbly blue one is my favorite too!
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009 02:05:21 PM »

very cute Smiley really like the ladybug one

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009 02:15:37 PM »

I can't get the image of painted rocks out of my mind since lexi_icedrink posted hers and now you've made some more!!!  I'm going crazy.  I can't wait to get paid so I can buy some supplies to make my own.  I love your rocks especially Ms. Ladybug and the green floral.  Make some more when you get some more paint.

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009 02:39:04 PM »

They are adorable. I love the lady bug best!

« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009 02:42:15 PM »

Sooo cute!  I wish I had a garden!


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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009 11:48:33 AM »

I have a ladybug in my yard that's about 30 years old and it looks very similar to your ladybug.  Needless to say, I love yours.  It looks fresh.  Nice job.

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009 01:29:03 PM »

They look really cute, scattered around your yard like that! 

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009 10:24:11 PM »

Just AWWWW seems to be all I can think right now!! They really do look like they all just belong where they are Cheesy
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