Sunday 2 September 2018

IAAS Recycle/use item not craft related

I had picked up four rocks on the beach in August last year. I'd just moved up here and had taken Lily for her first walk on the beach. They had a lovely feel and I did have the idea of painting them - then what happens this year? Everyone in the crafting world is picking up rocks to paint, making them into animals, flowers, etc. and hiding them in the countryside again. I decided I wanted to spray paint them as I thought they would make beautiful ornaments. I sprayed them first with acrylic paints and then with a metallic spray. That's when I stopped and they were lying on my desk while I got back into my card making. Yesterday I decided to finish them and so they've been sealed and once dry will be ready. Come along and join us at International Art and Soul and show us what you can do. 

I'm entering my rocks into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you all again.


  1. These are so pretty! I love the varied tones in each one.

  2. I love these painted rocks! We do this in the US too. I have found two cute rocks this summer . One had daisies painted on it and the other had a dogs face on it . I had them for someone else to find .



    Your DT sister

  3. The colours are gorgeous Hazel. They will make lovely ornaments and whenever you look at them you will think about where you found them Christine xx

  4. What a fabulous idea. The colors are so beautiful. I know you want to make them into ornaments, but they would be fun to put back out where someone else could find them. What a treature.

  5. These are so pretty and will make gorgeous ornaments. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Good Luck!

    ♥ Mindy

  6. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Judy TTCRD DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

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  7. Just love how your stones have such a marbled appearance Hazel, a great idea to use spray paint. I painted a stone for my mum about 25 years ago with a Wag Tail on it. In Kenya she used to have a Wag Tail that came to the window every day and she called him Peter so I thought it would be fun to recreate him on a stone here in the UK. She still has it in her porch :) Love and hugs xxxxx