Thursday, 1 March 2012

March Referral Theme.......................

.....................With the Artistic Outpost and this months theme is SPRINGPUNK.
I decided to create a SPRINGPUNK bird decorated using the fabulous images from Charles & Amelia and Industrial Backgrounds. My bird has been painted with two coats of Gesso and coloured around the edges with Distress Ink broken china.
His body has a Tim Holtz pocket watch added which I have decorated with text from an old vintage book again coloured with Distress Ink broken china.  The main image has been stamped in black Archival Ink and I have added FLY to a sprocket which I have cut from the sentiment included in the AO plates. I have stamped PIONEER onto white card, sponged with ink and added to the bottom of my bird's body.
I have added the industrial elements from the Industrial Backgrounds to my birds legs and used Clear Rock Candy for a little texture.  Metal washers have been added to the centre of each, no industrial piece is complete without a little metal!
The back of my bird has again been decorated with images from the Charles & Amelia plate this time stamped onto a circular piece of card cut with a Spellbinders die and decorated with vintage paper and my image stamped on top of the text. Adventure has been added to the bottom of the image and a little more metal from my husbands tool box to add a little more interest. I have added an Art Parts wind up key to wind my bird into movement lol, which has been coloured with silver paint dabber.
The top of my bird's head has a couple more of those industrial elements added along with a Game Spinner and propeller, no bird is complete without his propeller!!!
A small circular charm has been added to the wind up key with the word DISCOVER engraved on one side.

We would love to see your interpretation of this months REFERRAL theme, add your creations HERE and enjoy the creative journey.

I would also like to add this piece into The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog challenge which this time around is TRAVEL and the stamps I have used are all about travel and adventure and of course my bird travels right (wing travel) sorry could not resist.

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

26 comments:

Sandy said...

O M G !!!!
Tracy this is spectacular.
What a creative idea and your work rock.
Absolutely unique. I love them. xoxo

Sue said...

Wow Tracy this is amazing -I love it. I confess I had to go away and find out what Springpunk was, and yours is PERFECT x

Netty said...

Oh wow thank you for reminding me I have a bird similar to this hidden away in one the drawers. Loving the spectacular way you have adorned it. Thank you again for the inspiration. x

Hels Sheridan said...

cor Tracy, this is totally amaaaazing... love love love love love it xx

Shelly Hickox said...

Tracy, this has to be one of the most creative things I've seen in ages!! You've combined two of your favorite hobbies, which is pretty amazing!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A spectacular piece of altered art you have created, so imaginative.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

So darn cool!!! He is awesome! I love all the images that are on this as well! WOnderful!!!

Emma said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Tracy...once again, you've blown me away!! :)

Thank you for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper Challenge and good luck with this wonderful piece of artwork.
Love Emma xx

Barb Cady said...

Wow! And Wow! Brilliant, so inventive! Xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Talk about being cre8tive! You rocked this GF, amazing piece. I am so glad you joined the team!

Candy C said...

Oh my gosh...this is so cool, Tracy!!! I love everything about it!!! <3 Candy

Hermine said...

Love it, this is awesome

Brenda Brown said...

A very creative piece Tracy, love it.
Enjoy the end of the week.
hugs {brenda xox

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

seriously...you nailed the theme!

hazel said...

This is an amazing piece Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Artyjen said...

Amazingly creative! Thanks for playing at The Artistic STamper ;)
xoxo Sioux

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Tracey, How fab is this! Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper :)
xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Tracey, How fab is this! Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper :)
xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Tracey, How fab is this! Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper :)
xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Tracey, How fab is this! Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper :)
xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that is amazing!!! And so gorgeous.

Suzanne C said...

LOVE it! Another inspired Tracy project! Beautiful spring punk!

Ana K. said...

Wow, what a bird!!! Like it a lot :)
Hugs from Slovenia!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh wow, so creative. I just can't keep up with you girl!
hugs Lynn

jude said...

Tracy this is just STUNNING!!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

How creative and stunning! Compliments...

greetings, Alie :-)