Monday, 20 February 2012

Put A Bird On It!

Ok own up.. who stole my week.
Was it you? I just don't know where it went.
But i'm back now with a double helping of arty goodness.
Firstly i'd like to share my offering for this weeks Pan Pastel Challenge
They have an 'animal' theme but not really having any animal stash
I opted to 'put a bird on it' {click for funny anecdote}
 I covered the page with text then brushed over with permanent red & hansa yellow pan pastel.
I then stamped the border and small leaf vine in black, I masked the leaves and then stamped the larger leaf vine with phthalo green pan pastel so it gave a lovely muted effect, then coloured in the leaves with the same colour.
 I did a bit of posca pen work on the leaves and border.
 To finish I die cut the bird and cage in acetate, gave them a light sand and coloured with pan pastel, to really make the colour pop on the bird a stuck some text behind it. Then all that was left was to find a quote I liked which I punched out using my dymo label maker.
The reason i've used a ton of PP's on the project isn't just coz of the challenge, but coz i've been doing an Uber Media online workshop with the fab Nathalie. So i'm putting into practice all the things i'm learning.
Right if your still with me, I said there were 2 pieces of arty goodness and the second can be found HERE as it's the start of my week for the Snazzy's DT
Here's a sneak peek to try and coax you over for a better view x
Thanks for the visit
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥


dawn said...

What a gorgeous page, love it all. The text background, the muted colors, the leaves, the doodle frame. What's not to love, you put so much into this and it came out AWESOME!!!

Yes, I will let you coax me over to peek at your other art!! Do I see a snowman in that image??? I love and collect snomen.

dawn said...

Boy was I wrong, no snowman in that image. Have to admit that my eyes need check soon,lol

What a great frame though, loved it!

Eileen said...

Hi whoever stole your week ... nicked mine as well ! Could it be that we are just enjoying ourselves so time flies by! Great work again here ... such style and talent . A real pleasure to visit your blog. Thank you for joining us in this weeks PanPastel UK Challenge .
Eileen xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous page Nicky!

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous colours and a fabby page all round ;)
xoxo Sioux

snazzyoriginal said...

What a fab background, absolutely love it. Can't wait to get our PPs in stock to have a play xx

Gina said...

LOVE it, the colors, the dimension, the stamping...Great job, Nick!!!

happyDiane said...

Nicky that background is fantastic, you used a lot of different colors and didn't get any mud! WONDERFUL! I NEED to remember to use that label maker that sits in the bottom drawer.

sam21ski said...

Great pages, off to look at your snowman thing over at Snazzy

Sam xxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

There's a lot of week stealing gpoing on at the moment, it's very annoying. I love this page, the colours & background are fab.

Nathalie Kalbach said...

This is gorgeous!!!! I love the background- and all the dimension- amazing!

Gillian .... said...

I dunno but they nicked my week too .. loving the colour choices of PP over the text background, all the posca details and the beautiful ickle bird, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK. xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the bird and the printed papers and the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

Love your page, even if a think the journaling is sad and will make me feel even sader every time i'll see/hear a caged bird from now on! My favourite part on your pages are the leaves, awesome!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Love your pages! The dylusion stamps are just awesome. Great colours too and the bird is perfect!

Unknown said...

Wow this is amazing I really love visiting your blog.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk.

Kerry DT leader

Hels Sheridan said...

wow Minxy, this is totesamazeballs... LOVE it loads... and love that link too... funnnny! Hope you having a good weekend babes x