Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Take Flight

Edit:- I am also entering this piece for The Stampotique Designers challenge this week which is been hosted by Willy Anderson who has chosen the theme Wings, Wings, Wings.

I enjoyed the Compendium Of Curiosities challenge so much this week (week 9), I have made a second piece.  The Distress Crackle technique is great fun, turn to page 42 of the book.  All the details for this challenge are over at Linda's place, Studio L3.  I would also like to enter this piece into the VERY FIRST Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  A new exciting challenge with the first theme being Things With Wings.
I don't work in pink very often but I had a tattered rose Distress Crackle Paint and that's where my piece began.  I have used a Maya Road Birdcage Chipboard piece which I have covered with some K & Co papers and stamped on each corner with the Plume stamp.  I have added the birdcage which has been die cut from Grungepaper and the crackle paint added.  The cage has been backed onto a darker shade of paper so that it stands out and pearls added for a little bling.  The bird has also had the Distress Crackle technique added.  His little wing has been coloured with DI ink victorian velvet and stamped with the Plume in StazOn timber brown.
I have also cut a cage and bird from shrink plastic to make a small embellishment in the corner, the shrink piece was coloured with VersaMagic ink tea leaves and malted mauve.  A tattered floral, philosophy tag, and Flight.... complete this side of the birdcage.
On the reverse I have die cut the bird cage from a page in a hymn book, coloured with DI victorian velvet and peeled paint, backed onto a darker piece of paper and then hand stitched.  The bird has had the same treatment.  I have added a tattered floral, take flight, pearls and a Martha Stewart punched butterfly to complete.

Tracy x

Details:
Stamps - Stampington & Company S7362 Plume, PaperArtsy Hot Picks HP1005EZ
Ink - DI inks Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, StazOn Timber Brown
Card Stock - K & Co. Papers
Other - Caged Bird Die, Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz), Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Shrink Plastic, Threads, Maya Road Birdcage Chipboard, Distress Crackle Paint Tattered Rose, Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Philosophy Tag.


30 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun really beautiful hugs cheryl x

Sue said...

How cute is that shrink bird cage embellishment!!! That hymn book is getting some use too..........looks great!

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely, subtle colours there, Tracy. I love the hand stitching AND the shrink plastic bird and cage - beautiful.

Susan Allan said...

Tracy, I love these designs of yours using the birdcage and bird; especially the one done in shrink plastic. I am up to my ears in shrink plastic at the moment.
Don't birds and flowers go beautifully together?

Sue xx

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Sooooo pretty!!
I adore the li'l shrinkie bird cage!!

Jan x

LynneForsythe said...

STUNNING....STUNNING....STUNNING!!! and how cute is the SHRINK cage and bird!!

Thanks Bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

It's beautiful Tracy, love the colour and fab idea to use the printed page for the cage. Wow.

Carol Q said...

beautifully put together Tracy, love your colour choices. birdcage mania!

Lori said...

Beautiful piece, Tracy! I love seeing the two different sides! Brilliant! Totally scrummy!

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is wonderful, Tracy! The crackle paint looks awesome, and the entire birdcage-within-a-birdcage design is brilliant. I'm totally in love with the tiny shrink plastic charm! What a sweet touch to an already gorgeous work of art. ♥

Hels Sheridan said...

Snap, I am on my second one too LOL Love this, those stitches look FAB, I need to learn how to use my sewing machine!!! x

Nancy said...

Tracy, these are both absolutely wonderful!! Wow!

The Simon Says Stamp & Show Design Team's really pleased that you joined us for the Challenge this week. Thank you!

Lynne Phelps said...

This is just WONDERFUL. You know good design always uses repeating motifs, and your large birdcage shaped base, die cut birdcage and mini shrink birdcage are a perfect example of this priciple. The 3D flowers are GORGEOUS, the papers are so appealing and the crackle technique adds such great texture and interest! Tattered Rose is not really a pinky pink, more of a flesh tone pink really. I am not a pink fan so I notice these distinctions, LOL!! Just brilliant!

Evelyn S. said...

I am especially drawn by the color combo you've chosen here. It's an elegant piece!

Netty said...

Its gorgeous Tracy, love it. Annette x

Terry said...

Wow! I had enough trouble with #!! Love the birdcage and the bird! Fabulous 2nd piece!

Linda Elbourne said...

This is beautiful Tracy ... I love the colour you have chosen and the way it all fits together is just perfect! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our very first challenge ... here's hoping we see you again next week :0)

donna said...

This is awesome! So many beautiful details. I really love the shrink bird and cage,

Willy said...

What a lovely and wonderful piece, Tracy. Fabulous colours! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 13.

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful! x

Sherry said...

Such an exquisite piece of art - front and back!

Kaz said...

This is beautiful Tracy, the shrink plastic embellishment is inspired. Thanks for joining us at SDC x

Juls said...

so gorgeous!!! Loving the birdcadges, the gorgeous soft pink and all that crackle glaze! Fab!! Hugs Juls

Deanna Cosgrove said...

So lovely. You 'got me' with the little bird cage. I was thinking, "Wait a second, where did she get a smaller birdcage die?" Then, I read further and saw how you did it---very clever, you!

Carol said...

Wonderful card! Love the shrink art decor. Haven't done that in year, so should try my hand at it once again. I love how old things come back around. Thank you for this great card and for joining us at Stampotique!

Moniqui said...

That shrink piece is so cute! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designers challenge!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Soooo pretty - love the colors and all of the great details!! Thank you for joining us for the challenge this week!
Val :)

MD said...

SUPERBE BRAVO MD

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at SDC!

Vicki

Kim said...

This is just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Stampotique!!

:)
Kim