Monday, June 7, 2010

Mosaic Monday

Last week I was busy making this:


which Leo used as a throne for several days...

and as a stalking post!


I used broken Fiesta ware plates, flat sided marbles and 1 large set of Mardi Gras beads to make it.

After making any mosaic, I always think of things I could have done differently. I was tempted to make the entire thing out of just the turquoise color. I wish I had...but I'm still happy with it.

Here is a close up of the bowl and spiral...


Oh, and see that cute little turtle? Got it for a buck at Hobby Lobby on clearance.

Here it is in the yard...sorry for the hazy photo but we've had tons of rain...with more on the way.

22 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

That's funny, Leo using it as his throne, but that's a cat for you - that little turtle looks so cute in there. Nice job!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

beautiful and well done my dear!!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

VAl- That is gorgeous!!! Love the color combination, Cutie! ANd that turtle is tooooo precious! Lori

gin said...

another beauty. it is so pretty.

Kerry said...

Val that is BEAUTIFUL, and the little turtle just makes it..... maybe one day i'll be brave enough to take something that big on:-)
You are one talented girl!!!!

Claireabelle said...

Wow wow wow!!! Totally amazing!! You did a fabulous job
xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love it -- the color is fabulous! What a unique blending of materials. Why is it cats are always interested in something new? Jingles is either scared of new things or wants to try them out right away. Best wishes to you for a great week ahead. :) Tammy

Amy said...

That is WAY cute! I love the turtle. The spiral is amazing!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Wow! Another beautiful mosaic. The turtle is adorable. I think I better get off my butt and try my hand at mosaics. Looks like it could be loads of fun and a bit messy. Just what I need sometimes.

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

So pretty!! I want to try my hand at mosaics so bad, but I have a truckload of other craft/art supplies that I need to work on using up.

Very Mary said...

Hot damn! I love it!

Chatelaine said...

Wow, great job! I love the colors in the bird bath. With Leo sitting in it,
I'm not sure how many birds you will attract.

Love that little turtle!

Jody said...

Very nice!! DH wants to know what you used as a frame, or base, or whatever you call it.(He also likes Leo!)

Yarni Gras! said...

okay ladies, here is a great tutorial....

http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/making-mosaic-garden-art.aspx

laterg8r said...

that is gorgeous and i love the little turtle :D

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Wow Val that's awesome. I love the sweet little turtle crawling away :)
I love the colors.. they are great!! You did good.. I think the bath needed some extra pop with different colors and you my friend pulled it off :) Great job of it!!!!
M

jillytacy said...

Wow. . .Amazing. . .I love it! How long did it take you to make it? It's very beautiful!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my goodness you have done an awesome job on your birdbath! I can see why Leo wants to claim it for his own!!!

The turtle is such a neat addition!

I have 2 huge boxes of broken china pieces that I keep just thinking I will do something like this someday!

bee blessed
mary

LittleRed said...

Love the colour! and i love that it uses up all kind of broken bits too:) Beautiful job and cat likes it too! Do you think he knows it will attract birds?? Maybe he's hungry:)

Debbie M said...

what a great talent you have--this is awesome. LOL and you sew too!

Melinda Cornish said...

I just love how it turned out...I have never done any kind of mosaic and this is pretty inspiring....Leo looks majestic in it.....

Turtles In North Dakota said...

m now going to be searching for broken plates. I dont think I would want to change ANYTHING on this! But I do think you need to come here and make me one! Lol

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