Monday, October 29, 2007

Pink Rose Emu Egg Jewelry Box

I just finished my rose jewelry box over the weekend. It was sprayed with a protective coating and now, will be ready to ship out this week.

I painted my design with a full, open rose. The reference photo that I used was one from my own garden. I'll show that photo when I post some pictures of the start of my rose watercolor as I used the same photo for both. My garden photo was of a creme colored rose and I wanted to use pink for this particular project so I changed the colors around to suit my purposes.

I painted the background in soft shades of acrylic paint, Mint Julip, Rose Petal Pink, & White. Because I truly love the black/green color of the egg itself, I left the lower half its natural color.

I painted the leaves so they span both halves of the egg, making for a nice smooth transition. I also wanted to add crystals to the egg so, I painted some branches coming from 3 different areas so I could attach pink crystals to give the box some sparkle.

This box is a special gift for someone and will be shipping out later this week. I hope the recipient will really enjoy her gift.

33 comments:

Jean said...

Absolutely beautiful rose!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Ruth, Glad my pumpkin display tickled your funny bone. But it's nothing compared to your beautifully painted rose. You are so gifted to be able to paint like that. Gorgeous.

Abby Creek Art said...

Just lovely, Ruth! You did a wonderful job on that rose...and those are not easy to do!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Jean & Lynn. Thanks Linda, I have to say this is one of my favorite roses that I've painted. I also had a lot of fun with it as well so, that is what counts. It is for someone very special so, I hope she'll like it.

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ruth, this is seriously gorgeous! Stunning rose, beautiful colour, what a perfect gift, we are sure your someone special will adore it! Have a great week! Jenn and Jacqui

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruth, that is just stunning! I love how you wrapped the leaves over top and bottom...
Penny

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Your eggs are so pretty! The roses are absolutely stunning!

Melissa

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Jenn, Jacqui & Penny.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Melissa for stopping by to visit.

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

Ruth,

So gorgeous... I have no doubt the recipient will be happy with it...lucky gal...it is truly beautiful

Hugs

JO

Tracy Hall said...

A beautiful box, Ruth! The rose looks fantastic. What size is it?
I have added your blog to my links so I can find it easier, I hope thats ok!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Jo.

Tracy, yes, I'll add your link in the next couple of days, I would love to exchange with you.

To answer your question, Emu eggs are large and sturdy. They generally measure about 5 1/2" tall and 10 1/2" aroun the fattest point.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are so talented and your friend will truly cherish such a special gift!

blessings, kari and kijsa

Lynda said...

That rose is so beautiful, Ruth! I'm sure the lucky recipient will love it! ~ Lynda xo

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Kari, Kijsa & Lynda, I hope my friend will really love it.

the feathered nest said...

Just beautiful and I love how the leaves cover the top and bottom. Those are some big eggs!

Manuela

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Manuel. Yes, Emu eggs are very large and sturdy too, very hard to break them. They are a real pleasure to work with.

Naturegirl said...

((((((((HAPPY HALLOWEEN)))))
I just flew in on a witches broom!
I am having a blast visiting all the
(((GOULS))) in Bloglandia!

Lovely! The roses are gorgeous..good job!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful Ruth! Your roses are are so soft and pretty, your friend is sure to treasure it.

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you Suzanne, I hope she is very surprised by the gift and really does enjoy it.

NG, you sure are happy, you must have been dipping into that Halloween candy last night. : )

Sweet Remembrance said...

Ruth...Your emu egss are always fantastical!
Priscilla

Inspired Tokens said...

I can't imagine someone not loving this one. It's beautiful. Again you have outdone yourself.

Catherine said...

It is Beautiful Ruth!~ The color's are perfect, And the rose is gorgeous!! Your recipent will be over~joyed!! Look forward to seeing your water color from start to finish!! And you are right, it is hard to believe that today is Nov. 1st, where did Oct. go..? Turkey day is fast appoaching!
Have a great evening!
Cat

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Priscilla, IT & Catherine, for stopping by.

A Thing for Roses said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello and for your sweet comments. What do I find when I visit yours? My favorite pink rose! Have a great day!

Lisa

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Ruth!

Sorry it has been so long since I stopped by to visit your blog! I just love your egg art. So very pretty! It's so unique and beautiful! What a great gift for the upcoming holidays.
Take care and I will be back again soon!;-)
XOXO
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

Ki said...

What a great gift for some lucky person. The emu egg and unique stand are conversation pieces themselves but the artwork makes it quite special.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Lisa, Janet and Ki for stopping by.

Ki, I actually had a choice of 3 different stands for the emu eggs but I love this wooden stand. I think it has such presense and goes so well with the egg. So each time, I end up picking the wooden stand because I just like the way it looks.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Ruth I love that that you are so much inspired by the things you see in your garden. Well, except for the lovely little tigger of course. ;-)

That egg you've painted is stunning. I love roses so this one is a winner as far as I'm concerned!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Yolanda, Yes, I'm glad I don't have to worry about tigers in the garden, that would be a bit stressful while I'm pulling weeds. : )

KJ said...

How gorgeous this is!

KJ

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks KJ.

KJ said...

I can see that I had already commented on this beauty! By the way, I have your beautiful and delicate rose hanging from a tall glass apothecary jar knob. It is always before me every time I am at my desk!

KJ