Friday, 20 August 2010

A Little Bird

Now i don't know how you craft but for me i'm very much a chop and change kinda gal, One minute i'll be playing with paper, the next, the bling is out and i'm making jewelry... I find if i mix it up i never get bored or stuck in a creative rut. So why am i rambling on, well coz it's been all change here again, This week i decided it was time for canvas.. not done one in ages and really just wanted to get messy so out came the inks, paints and stamps and this is what transpired.
Oh and this is also my entry for 
Mixed Media Monday 'Embellish It'
I just love the stunning colour of the feather as it catches the light

I do love the bird and his cage but find it hard to place him in it, hence the broken bars

As good as the real thing... I think so, This is one of the friendly plastic pieces i created from a mold i took from one of Tim's book plates

And there you have it...
Materials used:
  • Tim Holtz and Artistic Stamper stamps
  • viva copper croco, copper leaf sheets
  • distress ink- vintage photo, tumbled glass & peeled paint
  • alterations - regal crest and caged bird
  • grungeboard, cardboard, friendly plastic

♥ HUGZ ♥

16 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE that broken cage - I don't like to see birds in cages either, so that appeals to me.

Deborah said...

Fabulous piece! I'm with you,I have to change styles, techniques etc or I get bored.

Paula said...

wonderful canvas...loving the friendly plastic book plate...looks fab.

Effie said...

Lovely birdie canvas!

Effie said...

Fabulous birdie canvas..

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous canvas, love how the bird is breaking out of the cage! The FP frame looks awesome! ;o) x

sam21ski said...

Fantastic Nicky, especially the idea of the broken bird cage xxx

My crafty dog and I said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What more can I say . . .

Sid said...

Fantastic canvas, love all the elements including the iridescence of that feather.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The friendly plastic Tim embellishment has worked out fantastic. Love the colours too on the canvas and I have always loved the caged bird die, and great idea to let your bird free. Great piece. Tracy Evans x

Scrap-in said...

just love it

ScrappyPam said...

Fabulous project! That book plate is gorgeous.

Diane said...

Oh, wow! This is a fantastic canvas! Diane

Rosie said...

What a great canvas! I completely get the "mixing it all up" thing - I never have time to get bored either!! I really like your FP bookplate = super idea!

Neet said...

Fab artwork - and you are right - that feather is gorgeous.