Monday, 5 July 2010

A Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge

Over on Studio L3 the challenge this week is shabby chic (page 49 in the book).  This is a lovely simple technique which gives a lovely shabby wash to your artwork.
I wanted to use the caged bird die for this technique and I am quite pleased with the results.
I used Juniper acrylic dabber for my top colour and DI inks bundled sage and forest moss for the stamping.  The leaves and sentiment are Wendy Vecchi.    Why not pop over to Studio L3 and check out the fantastic artwork for this challenge.  Happy crafting, Tracy x

25 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Lovely open design, really fresh, xx

Jacqui said...

Thank you for visitiing my blog - your art is gorgeous and what a lovely decision you have made re 'balancing' life better

Helen said...

Love this, Tracy, I'm just going to get my inks out now!

Linda Ledbetter said...

This looks completely fabulous, Tracy! I love that caged bird, and the Shabby Chic technique is beautifully used here!

Thanks so much for diving in for Challenge 4! It's always a treat to see your art.

♥ ~ Linda

She said...

Oh Tracy, this is lovely. S x

Netty said...

Wow Tracy that was quick and with brilliant results. Annette x

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Oh Tracy, Shabby is my fave at the mo, and you have created it beautifully :) Love the stencilled cage.
Yep, Pup is keeping me busy ;) He's a real little tinker! Glad to report he is sleeping through the night now, so I no longer feel like zombie through the day now LOL. How is your little pooch? All good I hope?
Jan x

Otter Blue said...

Love this! Marnie

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous Tracy, I love these colours, and the leaves and cage look great in 3d :)

MarleneMAZ said...

Great idea doing the technique on the bird and cage, your card is fabulous!

donna said...

Wonderful! I love everything you have done with this.

Lynn Stevens said...

Tracy I love how you did a mask with the birdcage as well as a 3 d piece!

Zoechaos said...

Done this way the technique is really effective thank you for showing the way.

Juls said...

so so so gorgeous!!! Love the softness of this creation! Love the gorgeous stensilled cadge in the background...and then the pearl detail on the cadge is just so gorgeous! Love everything about this fabulous creation! Hugs Juls

Lisa Somerville said...

The tech looks great on the bird cage and bird, very creative! Love the splashes of green.

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely Tracy - this die is really getting used in some fab ways in skilled hands like yours.

Rachelle said...

I really love how this turned out. The color combo is wonderful, very calming. Going to have to get that birdcage I think.

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful, Tracy. I love the background and the colours and what you have done with the bird and the cage. Fantastic !

Marilyn

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous art Tracy! I used those dies too! Great minds...

Sue said...

This is beautiful Tracy, such soft gently colours perfect for your bird and cage x

Terry said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love that you used it on the birdcage die, which is like my favorite die!!

Chris Arlington said...

Very beautiful!

Sherry said...

Your card is fabulous! My favouite die at the moment and I love how you've used this technique with it - the bird is fab! I also love how you've stencil through the cage for the background.

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

This is so nice! I love what you did with this technique. I love the way you used the birdcage as a stencil!

CuddlyBunny said...

Ouuu, this is so much! Beautiful layers and use of technique! I'll admit that I wish I'd thought to use it this way ... SO breathtaking!